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  • 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 ...

  • Oklahoma Christian advances to 3rd year of NCAA membership process


    OKLAHOMA CITY (July 11, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian University has advanced into the third and final year of the three-year NCAA Division II membership process, the national organization said Friday. As of Sept. 1, OC will be considered a provisional NCAA Division II member and if all goes well, the university could be a full member by the 2015-16 academic year. "We are gratified that the NCAA Division II membership committee has approved Oklahoma Christian's move into the provisional ...

  • OC golf coach Lynn becomes a last-minute caddy at U.S. Senior Open


    EDMOND, Okla. (July 10, 2014) – David Lynn didn’t wake up Thursday planning to play a part in the U.S. Senior Open, but the Oklahoma Christian men’s golf coach jumped at the opportunity when it presented itself. Lynn ended up spending the afternoon and early evening as a caddy for his friend Fred Hanover on a hot and humid day at Oak Tree National, a course with which Lynn is quite familiar. Hanover, who’s from San Marcos, Calif., originally wasn’t scheduled to ...

  • Johnston ends run at Trans-Miss Championship at Southern Hills


    TULSA, Okla. (July 9, 2014) – Sam Johnston’s time at the prestigious Trans-Mississippi Championship proved to be short. Johnston struggled to a 9-over-par 79 on Wednesday at famed Southern Hills Country Club and didn’t make the cut for the final two rounds. The two-time NCAA Division II All-American for Oklahoma Christian ended the day at 12-over 152 on the 7,104-yard layout, five shots over the cut line. The rising junior from San Diego began his second round on No. 10 and ...

  • Air Academy’s Pape to join Oklahoma Christian baseball team


    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (July 9, 2014) – Zachary Pape of Air Academy High School has signed to play college baseball at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Lonny Cobble said Wednesday. Pape, a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher from Wheat Ridge, Colo., went 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA last season for Air Academy, which finished 11-8-1 overall. Pape also played shortstop for the Kadets and hit .348. He received honorable mention on the Colorado Springs Gazette’s all-area team. “He has good ...

  • OC’s Johnston within striking distance after 1st day at Trans-Miss Championship


    TULSA, Okla. (July 8, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian’s Sam Johnston shot a 3-over 73 to remain within striking distance of the leaders on Tuesday in the first round of the 111th Trans-Mississippi Championship, one of the nation’s top amateur golf tournaments. Johnston, a rising junior from San Diego, was six shots behind a trio of golfers – Michael Gellerman of Sterling, Kan.; Alex Franklin of San Rafael, Calif.; and Will Zalatoris of Plano, Texas – who each shot a 67 ...

  • Oklahoma Christian softball signs Grayson’s Finch to squad


    DENISON, Texas (July 8, 2014) – Kelsie Finch, a standout catcher at Grayson (Texas) Community College, has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Tom Heath said Tuesday. Finch, who attended high school at Liberty Christian in Argyle, Texas, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Lady Eagles. As a sophomore, Finch hit .296 with five home runs and 24 RBIs for Grayson, which finished 27-21 this past spring. In high school, Finch was ...

  • Juco standout Walker signs to play baseball at Oklahoma Christian


    EL DORADO, Kan. (July 7, 2014) – Brennan Walker, a standout pitcher the past two years at Butler (Kan.) Community College, has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Lonny Cobble said Monday. Walker, a right-hander who attended Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City before beginning his collegiate career at Butler, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. As a freshman, Butler went 3-0 with one save and a 6.95 ERA in 33 2/3 ...