Community Stories

  • OC grad lost in Malaysia Airlines tragedy


    Oklahoma Christian University graduate Philip Wood was on the Malaysia Airlines flight that is presumed to have crashed Saturday. "The Oklahoma Christian University community was shocked and saddened to learn yesterday that Philip was on this flight," Executive Vice President Bill Goad said. "The thoughts and prayers of his many friends in the OC community are with the family at this time." Philip graduated with a degree in computer science in 1985. He recently moved from North Texas to Beijing,...

  • Chi wins Spring Sing 2014


    The men of Chi Lambda Phi captured first place in Spring Sing 2014 with their "Back to the Future" show. 1st - Chi Lambda Phi - "Back to the Future"2nd - Gamma Rho - "Candy Land"3rd - Kappa Sigma Tau - "Frankenstein and the Monster"4th - Freshmen - "The Lion King"Faculty/Staff Favorite - Gamma RhoStudent Favorite - Kappa Sigma TauAudience Favorite - Kappa Sigma TauMost Original - Lambda Chi Zeta/Omega Psi OmicronBest Banner - Chi Lambda PhiBest ...

  • Spring Sing: The 'Hits' just keep on coming


    By Hallie Milner, Courtesy of The Talon Oklahoma Christian University students will bring decades’ worth of “Greatest Hits” to life March 7-8 in the 45th-annual Spring Sing performance. Senior Natalie Howard sang and worked behind the scenes of Spring Sing for years, and now directs the show. “A lot of Spring Sing is about alumni coming back – it’s almost like a homecoming in the spring,” Howard said. “While we always want to entertain students, ...

  • OC Olympic Connections


    Oklahoma Christian University is a destination point for students from all over the world who seek a quality education. In fact, students from 57 countries are currently enrolled at OC. Below is a list of the nations that competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics that have students at OC, along with the medal count for those nations. And while you're in the Olympic spirit, check out features about OC alumni Jennifer Ma and Jeff Bennett. Ma was a chief designer of the opening and closing ceremonies ...

  • OC stages ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’


    Surprises abound in Oklahoma Christian University’s production of the classic Shakespearean comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 28-March 1. Set in the 1960s, the play includes supernatural elements with more than 20 characters, including humans and fairies. The shows begin at 8 p.m. each night in Judd Theatre on OC’s campus.  The play’s director, Associate Professor of Communication Barrett Huddleston, chose the play, in part, because...

  • OC maintains affordability with 2014-15 pricing


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After keeping undergraduate prices flat for three years, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has announced a small increase for 2014-15. OC’s cost of attendance will move to $25,790 per year (including tuition, room and board). That will represent a 3.26 percent increase over 2011-12, the last time Oklahoma Christian raised prices. Oklahoma Christian’s approach contrasts with the nationwide trend; according to the College Board, the average cost of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts pioneers of integration


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host two members of the “Little Rock Nine” for a special event that is free and open to the public on Feb. 24. Carlotta Walls LaNier and Terrence Roberts were two of the nine teenagers who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. They were confronted by a hostile crowd and escorted by the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division on that historic day. “In the midst of one of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian presents Valentine Cabaret


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Music Department will present its 25th-annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Feb. 13-15.The Cabaret theme is “Songs for a New World,” a 1995 song cycle by Jason Robert Brown, a Tony Award-winning composer. The four-person cast will perform 16 musical numbers that combine pop, rock, gospel and jazz elements. Among the songs is “Stars and Moon,” made famous by Tony Award-winning actress Audra ...

  • Winter instrumental concert set for February 9


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A Beatles medley and jazz musician Justin Echols will be featured at Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Winter Concert on Feb. 9. The free concert, showcasing OC’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra, will start at 2:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. OC’s Symphonic Band will perform John Barnes Chance’s “Incantation and Dance,” John Phillip Sousa’s “Pride of the Wolverines” march, Henry ...

  • OC honors student killed serving in Afghanistan


    “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) That’s what Oklahoma Christian University student Kyle Seitsinger did 10 years ago. Serving as an Army Sergeant in Afghanistan, he died along with seven other U.S. soldiers when a weapons cache exploded. Kyle was less than a year away from graduating with a dual major in journalism and Spanish when he died. On Wednesday, the 10-year anniversary of Kyle’s death, the OC family...