Mike O’Neal is a legacy leader. Everything that he has touched is enhanced. Everything that he has accomplished is accomplished with humility, goodness and a servant’s willingness to share credit. He uplifts and teaches in the spirit of optimism and hope and a determined...

Incoming freshmen this fall will receive Apple’s new MacBook Air laptop. The 11-inch standard model weighs just 2.38 pounds. Students will have the ability to upgrade to a 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro. The OC laptop program provides students access to software from vendors...

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Taking the Baton

In his first address as Oklahoma Christian University’s president-elect, John deSteiguer thanked those who have come before him to build on the university’s mission of transforming lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service. He thanked faculty members, previous...

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OC Alumni Fight Poverty Through Give a Goat

David Bowden (10) knows this firsthand. The vice president of nonprofit Give a Goat recently returned from his second trip to the Philippines, where he and his wife, Meagan (Martin 10), connected with those who need their help the most. “I have been working with Give a Goat...

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'You Can't Outgive God'

Those words, spoken decades ago by a respected friend, presented an enticing challenge for one of OC’s newest campus couples. For Bill and Barbara Cathey, the challenge has never been to push God, but to prove that giving does not dictate getting. However, during 53 years ...

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Barna Group President Speaks at Oklahoma Christian

Best-selling author David Kinnaman spoke at Oklahoma Christian in October about the research used in his newest book, “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving the Church …and Rethinking Faith.” Kinnaman’s first book, “unChristian: What a New Generation...

Oklahoma Christian will apply for membership in NCAA Division II this June. The university also has been accepted into the Heartland Conference, pending approval of the application by the NCAA, and will play a full Heartland Conference schedule in 2012-13. “Oklahoma Christian...

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Alumni Services

HOMECOMING Planned by the Office of Alumni Relations, Homecoming is a perfect time for you to reunite with classmates. We hope you’ll come back each year. Homecoming 2012 will be November 2-3. ALUMNI DISCOUNT PROGRAM Each alum will receive a personalized discount card good ...

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OC Promotes Affordability

Oklahoma Christian University will eliminate all student fees and will not raise students’ total costs for tuition, room and board for the 2012-2013 academic year. Oklahoma Christian also will expand its block pricing to 17 hours per semester (up from 15). Tuition for students...

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Heart for Service

One of OC’s newest Bible professors brings an impressive list of skills and accomplishments to campus. Dr. Charles Rix arrived last fall from New Jersey, where he taught at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and served as minister of the Monmouth Church of Christ in Tinton ...

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Steves Brings Community to OC for Global Lecture

Travel writer and TV personality Rick Steves spoke to an overflow crowd of more than 1,500 people at Oklahoma Christian earlier this month. Steves’ lecture, Cultivating a Global Perspective through Travel, sold out Hardeman Auditorium. Oklahoma Christian accomodated the demand...

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Garrett Appears in Congressional Hearing

Oklahoma Christian’s Dr. Allison Garrett (84) testified in a February hearing by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?...

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CSI in the Classroom

It was inevitable that Michelle (Carlson) Mallett would be a doctor. After all, her father is a doctor. His father was a doctor. And his father was a doctor. Michelle grew up believing this foregone conclusion. A whiz at all things scientific and mathematical, she excelled at Oklahoma...

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John deSteiguer

In 2001, the last time Oklahoma Christian conducted a search for a new president, a young administrator from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah was nominated. John deSteiguer, currently OC’s senior vice president for advancement, didn’t get the job then. But he...

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Dr. Mike O'Neal

Oklahoma Christian’s strength and quality transcend bricks and mortar, but the physical growth of the campus over the last decade is testament to OC’s stability and vitality in tough economic times. In 2009, Oklahoma Christian completed the Higher Learning~Higher Calling...

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Covering Dallas with Love

On a plane from Athens, Greece, to Berlin, Germany, Robert Stolte (95) found himself wanting to go home … immediately. ‘Home’ was Dresden, Germany, where he and his family were missionaries. In a day before cell phones made it easy to communicate on the go, Robert...

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The Beginning of Knowledge

Dr. Scott LaMascus (84) grew up browsing through yearbooks of Central Christian College and listening to his parents tell stories of fun, learning and friends. So it should come as no surprise that LaMascus is now one of the professors whom students clamor to take, alumni come back...

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Swan Song for Adams

He has changed the world, one student at a time. That was the sentiment of one of Dr. Ken Adams’ many students upon hearing word that he will retire this year. For 40 years, Dr. Adams has been one of OC’s musical leaders. Chorale director. Music professor. Conductor of...

Construction began last month on new campus trails that will promote fitness on campus and further connect Oklahoma Christian with the surrounding community. The side-by-side asphalt and crushed granite trails will span a distance of three miles around the campus and feature lighting...