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International Faith Conference- David Kinnaman/Gabe Lyons

February 6

Valentine Cabaret & Dessert

February 11,13,14

Museum of the Bible-Judd Theatre

February 23

Spring Sing

March 3,4

Museum of the Bible-Judd Theatre

March 7

Rick Steves

March 31


2015 Associates Dinner

2017 Greetings, Fellow Eagles! I hope the holiday season was enjoyable for you. Our new semester is well underway and we're back in the groove with the newsletter.

Scheduled Speakers Return

David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons - Coming to campus to talk about their book, Good Faith, at a 7:00 pm lecture in Hardeman Auditorium on Monday, February 6.  For ticket information, go to click here.
Rick Steves - Also returning to campus as a guest lecturer is travel guru Rick Steves. The 7:30 pm lecture is set for Friday, March 31, in Hardeman Auditorium. For information on those tickets, click here.

Vienna Alumni Adventure 2.0

I guess this is 'last call' for joining us for springtime in Vienna. We still have 4 rooms left, but the deadline is Feb. 1.  Our current travelers are now making their travel plans to join us on April 29 at Das Millicanhaus. We'd still love to have you. Contact Kim Reiter ('91)(viennaalumtrip@oc.eduin the Office of Alumni Relations to join us.


A new offering from Grady King ('77), Director of Church Resources at the university, this program is a time and space for preachers to consider the discipline of proclaiming the Christian message in a post-Christian culture. The dates are: March 27-28. The content for the program is rooted in 1 Corinthians 2:2-5. The program will contain both presentations and panel discussions on topics that all preachers can relate to and benefit from. More information can be found at oc.edu/church-resources/ministry-events and select 'Kerygma' from the menu

Associates Dinner

OC's annual Associates Dinner will be held again at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on Thursday, April 6.  This year's Gala should be especially good, as we'll be celebrating Associates 2017 along with Hobby Lobby, Mardel, Hemispheres, and Museum of the Bible leaders and innovators, the Green Family.  If you would like information on how to join this group, go to oc.edu/associates.


Having started last spring, the alumni office is again hosting sessions for juniors and seniors under the heading of 'Adulting 101'.  These sessions are designed to better equip our new graduates with information about such things as: insurance, taxes, setting up GOOD credit, budgeting, job search tips, job interviewing/resumes, and renters' rights.  Most of our presenters are alumni who are professionals in those fields. 
For many yearsKent Hartman ('77) has conducted his very popular elective course "Personal and Family Finance" as a part of the elective curriculum. The class continues to be one of the most highly rated classes by it's students. The Adulting sessions are designed to offer a 'crash course' in these topics for those who were unable to, or did not, take Kent's class. Candace Owens, OC Career Services assists with the job search sessions.

Spring Sing Approaches

One of OC's oldest traditions is just around the corner with this year's Spring Sing program. This year's theme is "Rewind the Clock" (90s).  Performances will be March 3,4 in Hardeman Auditorium.  The three performances will be Friday, 3rd, 8:00 pm; Saturday, 4th, 2:00 pm and 8 pmTickets to the public will go on sale at 8 a.m., Feb. 7 at oc.edu/springsing or oc.edu/boxoffice.  
[NOTE: Since Spring Sing is a student-financed program, alumni discount cards do not apply for this event. This is noted on the back of your card.] 

Alfredo's Grand Opening!


The grand opening of OC's new Alfredo's Express is on Monday, January 23rd. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony after Chapel, and then they will be open for business!

Stafford North's 'Good News' Newsletter

You will find that Good News for January will really lift your spirits.  There are reports on the spreading of the gospel in different parts of Africa and a report on a conference held in Athens among those seeking to reach refugees with the gospel.  Finally there is a very exciting story in which God is clearly working behind the scenes in Athens to bring someone to the church.  So take a good look at these great articles.  To submit a story idea for Good News contact stafford.north@oc.edu.  Be sure to share Good News with your personal or your church list of emails.  To reach Good News go to www.oc.edu/goodnews.

That's it for now.  Stay warm and safe!

In Him,
Bob Lashley ('74)