Academics Stories

  • Oklahoman features highly-ranked game design program


    The Oklahoman featured a full-page article on Oklahoma Christian University's Gaming and Animation, ranked No. 14 in the nation by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer. Click here to read the feature story by Matt Patterson from The Oklahoman's June 13 edition.

  • Mission work essential for OC nursing students


    By James Coburn, Courtesy of Oklahoma’s Nursing TimesAs of June 1, the status of the Oklahoma Christian Department of Nursing has changed to the Oklahoma Christian University School of Nursing, said Kay Elder, RN, nursing school chair. “There is some restructuring going on with Oklahoma Christian University, and nursing is now part of the newly formed College of Natural and Health Sciences, along with biology and history,” Elder said. The summer campus appears a peaceful ...

  • OC Honors Summer Academy hosts 97 students from 24 states


    Ambitious high school students from 24 states are at Oklahoma Christian University this week and the next for an academically challenging preview of college life. Whether seeking to solve a cold case, build robots or study the evolution of video games and animation, the 97 students in OC’s Honors Summer Academy will stay busy learning. “The Honors Summer Academy is a great way for determined high school students to learn more about Christian higher education,” said ...

  • OC faculty present at 2014 Christian Scholars Conference


    Members of the Oklahoma Christian University community participated in the 2014 Christian Scholars Conference last week at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Known as the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, professors, graduate students and professionals present more than 100 peer-reviewed and generative sessions to advance scholarship, collaboration and engaged dialogue.  This year’s conference theme was "Leadership in the Academy, Religion and Civil Life." Key ...

  • OC hires Simmons, Buxton


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) announced the addition of a communications expert and an Air Force officer to its faculty this fall. Brian Simmons will join the OC faculty as a professor of communication while Col. Brad Buxton has been hired as an assistant professor of engineering. Simmons graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1987 with a degree in mass communication. He went on to earn his master’s degree in communication from Pepperdine University and a ...

  • Peters picked for Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Dr. Doug Peters will be the first Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). Peters has 27 years of experience in ministry and preaching, including the last 13 years as the pulpit minister for North Davis Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. He also has served churches in Abilene, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Birmingham, Alabama. Peters has been a guest preacher and teacher in more than 60 ...

  • Longtime professor Elmo Hall passes away


    The Oklahoma Christian University community mourns the loss of longtime professor Dr. Elmo Hall, who passed away on May 13 with his loving family at his side. Hall was born August 2, 1930, in Fulton County, Arkansas. He received a bachelor’s degree from Harding University in 1953, a master’s degree from Texas Christian University in 1965, and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 1977. His heart for teaching took him into ministry in his early 20s. He preached at ...

  • OC communication students, alumni receive honors


    Students and alumni from Oklahoma Christian University’s communication department continue to receive honors and gain acceptance into competitive programs. OC public relations student Jessica Estrada recently won her second Zenith Award in two years for PR Writing. The Zenith Awards are one of the top national public relations competitions for undergraduate students. The PR Writing category included finished pieces such as a news release, feature story, newsletter, speech or editorial. ...

  • Oklahoma Christian honors outstanding faculty, staff

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – At its spring commencement ceremony, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) presented four faculty members with awards for their outstanding accomplishments, service and leadership. Heath Jones and Jeff Simmons received OC’s Faculty Leadership Award; Jeff Price received the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching Award; and Richard Wright received the Jack and Barbara Rowe Distinguished Scholar Award. Jones is a professor of music at Oklahoma Christian, where he ...

  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...