OC News

  • Belles of the Ball: Iota wins first Spring Sing crown


    The women of Iota Kappa Phi are Spring Sing champions. Performing a “Beauty and the Beast” routine, Iota followed up last year’s strong second-place finish by claiming its first-ever Spring Sing crown Saturday night. The men of Kappa Sigma Tau, champions in 2015, placed second to extend their run of top three finishes to four straight years. Phi Omega Nu earned its highest finish ever in third while Theta Theta Theta placed in the top four for the first time since 2003. In a ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts STEM event


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) College of Engineering and Computer Science will host its first STEMinar lecture for the Oklahoma City metro community on March 23. The keynote speaker is computer science pioneer Mary Sue Moore, the principal business architect for Asurion in Nashville, Tennessee. Her experience includes work as a process definition consultant, project manager, systems engineer, software engineer and developer. Moore is passionate ...

  • Spring Sing rewinds the clock


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The 49th-annual Spring Sing production is traveling back in time with performances from Oklahoma Christian University (OC) social service clubs March 2-4. Spring Sing is a longstanding university tradition, bringing together clubs, the freshman class, and hosts and hostess performers on a stage of friendly musical competition. The theme for the 2017 production is “Rewind the Clock.” Executive director David Paul Kritz, a senior from Coffeyville, Kansas, ...

  • OC students raise money for Stanley Hupfeld Academy


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) student body is preparing for the 49th-annual Spring Sing show, but this year they decided to integrate a philanthropic component to the event. The students voted and collectively agreed to raise money for the Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village. The academy, which is operated by INTEGRIS Health, was chosen because many of the university’s students already serve as mentors at the school and because of the Earn Your ...

  • 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. ...