OC News

  • Rick Steves returns to Oklahoma Christian


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host travel expert and bestselling author Rick Steves March 31. His presentation, “Europe Through the Back Door,” will feature smooth, affordable tips to help travelers make the most of a European experience. OC’s director of international programs, John Osborne, said Steves will provide valuable knowledge from his diverse experiences abroad. “Bringing him here gives our campus and local community the...

  • Fourth-annual ‘History Speaks’ features Freedom Rider


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will bring a civil rights hero to the Oklahoma City community for the fourth year in a row. Diane Nash, who co-founded the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and led one of the early Freedom Rides to protest segregation, will speak at Oklahoma Christian on Feb. 21. Her visit is part of OC’s fourth-annual “History Speaks” program. Past guests have included Carlotta Walls LaNier and Dr. Terrence ...

  • Rwanda, Oklahoma Christian celebrate 10-year partnership


    By Collins MwaiThe New Times President Paul Kagame has hailed the decade long partnership between Rwanda and Oklahoma Christian University, terming it a valuable lesson on the power of human relationships and shared values to drive change and sustain ambitions.The president was speaking at a dinner reception hosted in celebration of the 10-year partnership with the university. The dinner was also attended by First Lady Jeanette Kagame.Both the President and the First Lady are honorary alumni of ...

  • Love in the air at Valentine Cabaret


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Department of Music will present the 28th-annual Valentine Cabaret performance Feb. 10-14. The production includes a variety of 30 love songs gathered from Broadway musicals and movies. Some of the songs include “If You Can’t Love Her” from Beauty and the Beast, “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease, and “It’s Raining Men” from Company Women. Terry Attebery will direct ...

  • OC event probes faith, tolerance, culture


    -- OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Best-selling authors David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons will visit Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on February 6 to discuss engaging a culture that sees Christianity as irrelevant and extreme. Sponsored by OC’s Intergenerational Faith Center, the authors’ “Good Faith Live” seminar will present groundbreaking research and reveal significant cultural trends that create both obstacles and opportunities for Christians. The conversation is rooted ...

  • Former Seagate exec to succeed Millican as OC board chair


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Mark Brewer, the outgoing senior vice president and chief information officer for Seagate Technology, will become the 13th chairman of Oklahoma Christian University’s board of trustees in April. Brewer joined the OC board in 2003 and has served as vice chairman since 2006. He succeeds Don Millican, OC’s board chair since 2002. Millican, the chief financial officer for Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, became an OC trustee in 1996 and will remain on the board. ...

  • OC presents degrees at winter commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 182 graduate degrees and 92 undergraduate degrees at its winter commencement ceremonies this Friday, Dec. 16. OC’s undergraduate degree candidates come from 17 states and five countries, and majored in 33 disciplines. The master’s degree candidates come from five states and three countries and represent 15 graduate areas of study. Graduation Day will feature two separate ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 ...

  • OC board of trustees expands to 38 members


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) elected four new members to its board of trustees at its annual fall meetings. The addition of Gene Humphrey, Amy Roberts, Jack Rowe and Dr. Michelle Tucker increases OC’s board membership to 38 trustees. Humphrey, who owns degrees from the University of Texas and Stanford University, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former executive for Citibank and Enron. He and his wife Diana serve on the development board of ...

  • Student programmers place first at regional site, 11th overall


    An undergraduate team from Oklahoma Christian University placed first among all Oklahoma universities in a computer-programming contest featuring the largest schools in the region. The OC team placed first at its site and 11th overall among universities competing in four locations.  The South Central Regional of the Association for Computing Machinery Programming Contest involved 67 teams, with Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Louisiana State University, and the University ...

  • OC grad named president of Michigan college


    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) alumnus Bill Pink has been named president of Grand Rapids Community College. Pink has been an educator for more than 25 years, with teaching, coaching and administrative roles in Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oregon. He joins Andy Benton (Pepperdine University), Allison Garrett (Emporia State University) and Stan Helton (Alberta Bible College) as OC alumni who currently serve as college presidents. “I’m...