OC News

  • Gaming and Animation program earns prestigious national ranking


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) again landed a high ranking on The Princeton Review’s list of top universities to launch a career in gaming and animation. At No. 31 on the list, OC is Oklahoma’s highest-ranked institution and ranks above schools like Texas A&M University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to The Princeton Review, schools were chosen based on a 2016 survey of 150 domestic and international universities offering...

  • OC to honor Greens at Associates Gala


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University will honor the Green family of Hobby Lobby fame at the 14th-annual OC Associates Gala April 6. The family will receive the university’s “Lee Allan Smith Spirit of Oklahoma Award,” named for an OC friend, civic leader and tireless proponent of Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma. David and Barbara Green, the patriarch and matriarch of the Green family, took out a $600 loan in 1970 to begin making picture frames ...

  • Lowry leaves dean post after successful 12-year tenure


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) dean David Lowry will return to his “first love” as a communication professor this fall. Lowry has served as dean since 2005, first for OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, then for the College of Liberal Arts after the university expanded to five academic divisions in 2014. Professor of Music John Fletcher will serve as interim dean during the search for the college’s new leader. “I’m thankful for ...

  • Mayor Cornett, OC students highlight the importance of mental health


    Mayor Cornett will join students’ Not OK is OK campaign to emphasize the five signs of emotional suffering  According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 73 percent of college students have experienced one mental health crisis while on campus. Given that reality, and in light of the work he has done to highlight physical health, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will speak to college students about the importance of mental health on March 8. A group of students at Oklahoma ...

  • 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 ...

  • OC grad named acting president at Seminole


    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) alumna Lana Reynolds will become acting president of Seminole State College when current president Dr. Jim Utterback retires June 30. Utterback named Reynolds, a 1981 Oklahoma Christian graduate, as executive vice president in January. She will become the fifth active college or university president in OC’s alumni ranks, joining Andy Benton (Pepperdine University), Allison Garrett (Emporia State University), Stan Helton (Alberta Bible College) and&...

  • 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...