Academics Stories

  • OC’s McBride Lecture welcomes Bellwether winner


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Award-winning novelist Naomi Benaron will deliver the ninth-annual McBride Lecture for Faith and Literature on Oct. 18 at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. A panel discussion and free book-signing reception will follow. Lecture seating is free, but should be reserved at www.oc.edu/mcbridecenter. Benaron received the Bellwether Prize for social justice in fiction in 2010. Her bestselling novel,...

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks OC among west's best

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University rose in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the best universities in the western United States, published Tuesday. Oklahoma Christian is 42nd in the region and second among Oklahoma schools in the “Best Regional Universities” category. This is the 15th straight year U.S. News & World Report has honored Oklahoma Christian. Last month, the Princeton Review again recognized Oklahoma Christian on its &...

  • OC sends first international student on Study Abroad


    By Jonathan JohnsonCourtesy of The Talon Throughout Oklahoma Christian University’s history, hundreds of students have traveled abroad. Until this fall, an international student has not been among them.Senior Robert Rugamba, a native Rwandan, is expanding his world travels by visiting Europe with 18 of his peers.The students will be gone until the middle of December when they leave their temporary home in Vienna, Austria and return to the United States.Rugamba was born in Uganda and later ...

  • McBride celebrates 50th year on faculty


    When Oklahoma Christian University kicked off its 64th year on Monday, Dr. Bailey McBride began his 50th year as a faculty member at the university.McBride was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2004. He has held many key roles at Oklahoma Christian, including Professor of English, initial chair of the Department of Language and Literature, and chief academic officer from 1975 through 1996. He also served as director of OC's Honors Program.OC’s McBride Center for ...

  • OC among top colleges for future service members

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The College Database has recognized Oklahoma Christian University as a top college in Oklahoma for students interested in military service. Oklahoma Christian ranks in the top five schools for future service members in the state of Oklahoma. Each college or university on the list offers at least two ROTC programs to active students, as well as in-state tuition below $20,000 per year. For the last three years, the cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students has stayed...

  • OC selects Elder as nursing chair


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University has chosen Kay Elder as chair of the university’s Department of Nursing. “This is an exciting time of growth for OC and the nursing department. We are welcoming a record number of freshman nursing majors this fall,” said Elder, who previously served as an assistant professor in the department. “I’m honored to help lead the department, especially as we move toward offering a completion program for registered ...

  • OC creates actuarial science program


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In response to student and employer interest, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has launched an actuarial science program. Associate Professor of Business Finance Jody Jones said the actuarial science industry is ranked as one of the best professions in the United States.   “Working as an actuary is consistently placed among the top four jobs in the Jobs Rated Almanac,” Jones said. “The profession offers high pay, high job security and low ...

  • Dvorak, Paris named associate deans


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In preparation for the 64th year in Oklahoma Christian University (OC) history, the school announced two appointments to strengthen its academic leadership team. Vice President for Academic Affairs Scott LaMascus said that Jim Dvorak will serve Oklahoma Christian as associate dean for teaching and learning while Lee Anne Paris will serve as associate dean for academics. “I’m excited to have these two talented individuals working to help ensure OC remains &...

  • Graduate schools to award degrees at summer ceremony


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Oklahoma Christian University’s Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Engineering will honor 57 degree candidates on Aug. 17. OC’s annual summer commencement ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. The Graduate School of Business will grant 43 master of business administration degrees to candidates from eight different countries. Graduates earned their MBA degrees in general business or in one of nine specializations – ...

  • OC to offer Master of Accountancy degree


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will offer a new Master of Accountancy degree in the spring of 2014. The MAcc degree program joins the successful Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in OC’s Graduate School of Business.Elaine Kelly, chair of OC’s Department of Accounting and Finance, said Oklahoma Christian developed the degree in response to feedback from alumni and the accounting industry.She said the growth in OC’s graduate enrollment ...