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Freshman Fanfare

September 21,22 (7 pm and 2 pm)

One Voice

September 30, October 1

Homecoming

November 2,3

Honors Summer Academy

July 14-19, 2019

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Candlelight Devo in The Forum

Fall semester 2018 is now in full swing as the new students are starting to know their way around campus, the social service clubs are recruiting their next generation, our soccer and cross-country teams are competing, and the mornings are growing cooler. Gotta love the Fall!


Now, to the news...

2018 Oklahomecoming! November 1-3

Homecoming 2018 is almost here! Join us November 2-3 for all the exciting activities! Friday night will kick it off with the alumni banquet. Tickets can be purchased at www.oc.edu/alumnibanquet. Over the weekend, we’ll enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, Oklahoma!, in Hardeman Auditorium, our Women’s basketball team plays York College at 1:00 pm Saturday, with the men's game versus Manhattan Christian at 3:00 pm. The 1968 Men’s championship basketball team will be recognized in the Nest. A 90’s decade reunion will happen in The Brew after the ballgames Saturday evening, Study Abroad reunions, as well as milestone celebrations of Theta Theta Theta and Gamma Rho. Check out  www.oc.edu/homecoming for all the details! We can’t wait to see you back on campus!


9/11 Forever Remembered at OC!

OC once again remembered 9/11 on campus by erecting our Field of Flags on the front lawn of our campus. The 168 U.S flags and 168 Oklahoma flags represent the lives lost in the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing and are flown on both April 19th and Sept. 11th each year. OKC bombing survivors and families and 9/11 survivors and families have formed a bond through the years. One way that bond is represented is by the pair of survivor trees from each of these locations. We invite you, next time you’re on campus, to spend some time at our Survivor Tree memorial. A granite marker from the Murrah bombing has a cross made of metal salvaged from the 9/11 New York City disaster. OC Remembers!


Fall 2018 Vienna Studies

Our 2018 Vienna Studies group is being led this Fall by Jeff (’87) and Sydney (Lashley ’89) McMillon. The group headed out Sept. 5th and will be back at the end of the semester. Please join us in praying for these OC students as they enjoy a semester of study abroad. To learn more about our Study Abroad programs go to http://www.oc.edu/studyabroad.


Thoomazo? Do You Need Some Work Done?

Have you heard yet about Thoomazo? Thoomazo (Greek word for "amazed")  is a startup created by OC alumni to help Oklahoma Christian students market services to OC alumni & friends in the OKC area. Services such as babysitting, lawn care, dog grooming, automobile repair and many others are being offered at www.thoomazo.com or on Facebook by searching Thoomazo. Customers can select a service and a provider and that provider will contact the customer to arrange the details, including an agreed upon price. This is a great way for you to meet the needs of your family or household while also helping OC students. OKC and Edmond alumni, give it a try!


One Voice - September 30, 2018

Join us for an evening of glorifying God together in One Voice (formerly OC's Lectureship) on Sunday, September 30 from 6-8 pm in Hardeman Auditorium at Oklahoma Christian University. Following inspiring worship, linger afterward for fellowship and dessert deliciously provided by the Oklahoma Christian Women's Association (OCWA). Help us fill the house!


OC's Nursing Program/Alumni Honored

PICTURED- Laura Shodall ('17), Daylen Zaldivar ('14), Annabelle Little Slater ('17)

OC Nursing is one of our fastest-growing majors. Employers love our Nursing grads. This summer nursing alum, Laura Shodall ('17), was featured in Oklahoma Nursing Times for her work at Integris Southwest in the Women’s Unit specifically assisting women after delivery. Click here for the story: http://oknursingtimes.com/031215/careers-in-nursing-helping-new-moms-after-birth/. Nursing grad, Daylen Zaldivar ('14), who works in Tulsa at Via Christi Health, was recognized with a Daisy Award, which recognizes extraordinary nurses nationally. See the description of the award here: https://www.daisyfoundation.org/daisy-award. And just this month, nursing alumna, Annabelle Little Slater ('17), was selected as a Great 100 Nurse for the state of Oklahoma, an organization in which ‘exemplary nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of Nursing, and their mentoring of others. See the award description here: http://www.g100nurses.org/oklahoma.html

The renovation is underway to construct what will appear to be a hospital floor, including state-of-the-art human patient simulation. Way to go OC nursing!

 


14th Annual North Texas Dinner & Auction

The office of Alumni Relations just returned from a great weekend in Dallas celebrating the OC North Texas Alumni Chapter, their annual dinner & auction to raise money for student scholarships. It was a wonderful event with a bountiful silent auction and a fun live auction emceed by stand-in auctioneer President John deSteiguer. Awards were presented to Dr. Russ Bartee ('76), Lawson Award, and OC Honoree, Bob Lashley ('74). Some new live auction items included the naming rights for one year of a drink in OC’s coffee shop, The Brew. Also, a winning bidder gets to name a street on campus for one year. Thanks to the OC North Texas Alumni for their tireless work to make this event an amazing success! Nearly $50k was raised. Way to go Texas!

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Several Members of the North Texas Alumni Board
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70's Alumni Attending the Dinner & Auction
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OC President deSteiguer...Mr. Auctioneer!


Upcoming OC Baseball Events

Oklahoma Christian Baseball will host a fall prospect camp for high school baseball players as well as a Father-Son camp in the coming weeks. The prospect camp, for players in grades nine through 12, will be held Nov. 10-11 at Dobson Field and in the Bobby Murcer Indoor Training Facility and will cost $135. The Father-Son camp will be Oct. 12-13, also at Dobson Field and the Murcer Indoor Facility, and will cost $100 for each father-son pair and $35 for each additional person. Campers will stay overnight in tents at Dobson Field. The camp will have a strong emphasis on strengthening the father-son relationship. It will include drills, a home-run derby, a movie, hitting and a father-son game. Campers can register at www.ocbaseballcamps.com. A four-person team will cost $500, which will include green fees, range balls, use of a golf cart, lunch after the round, a gift bag and an OC baseball cap. Hole sponsorship will cost $100 each and will include name or company recognition with a phone number and email address. For more information about either camp or the golf tournament, contact Coach Cobble at lonny.cobble@oc.edu or (405) 922-1032. Or use this link: https://oceagles.com/news/2018/9/4/oc-baseball-to-host-fall-prospect-father-son-camps.aspx?path=baseball.https://oceagles.com/news/2018/9/5/oc-baseball-to-host-golf-fundraiser-at-oak-tree.aspx?path=baseball. 


OC Stories

The current issue of OC Stories tells of our computer science students outperforming many major universities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. It also includes news of six outstanding new teachers joining OC’s already excellent faculty, of why our middle name is “Christian,” of Jeff Dimick ('83), an outstanding alumnus who is now back at OC, and of the outstanding academic performance of OC athletes. To access OC Stories, go to www.oc.edu/ocstories.


Stafford North's 'Good News' Newsletter

Good News for September 2018 tells about how World Christian Broadcasting, which broadcasts all over the globe, is reaching hundreds of thousands with the gospel.  It also shares a story of a Christian couple who retired to Tanzania to care for orphans and women in need.  Other briefs tell of a preacher in Vienna who is baptizing many refugees, a preacher in Arizona who shares Jesus with a man from the New Age Movement now studying to preach.  Go to www.oc.edu/goodnews.  Send ideas for Good News stories to stafford.north@oc.edu.


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