Community Stories

  • OC alumna among featured speakers at TEDxOU


    Oklahoma Christian University alumna Erin Engelke is a featured speaker at the TEDxOU 2014 Conference Friday. Engelke, the vice president of communications and public relations for Feed the Children, will speak about balancing work life with being a parent. Launched in 1984, TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At the TEDxOU event, TEDTalks video and live ...

  • Spielman keynotes Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner


    Former NFL standout and current ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman will keynote Oklahoma Christian University's 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, Jan. 24. Click here for ticket information and biographies about OC's 2014 inductees. Spielman was a two-time All American for Ohio State University, then played 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Besides being a father of ...

  • OC partners with YouVersion for Bible reading plan


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) unveiled a new Bible reading plan on YouVersion this week.The plan allows anybody with access to the YouVersion app or online site (bible.com) to read through the entire New Testament by the end of the spring semester.Along with a daily Bible reading, OC’s plan features devotional thoughts written by Oklahoma Christian students, faculty and staff members.“We are so thankful to YouVersion for their willingness to partner ...

  • OC names Winn as new executive director


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has named veteran administrator Terry Winn as its new executive director of human resources. Winn comes to Oklahoma Christian from Edmond Public Schools, where he has served as human resources director for the past four years. He is certified as a senior professional in human resources by the HR Certification Institute. He has 25 years of experience in higher education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the University ...

  • OC mourns passing of Charles Branch


    Dr. Charles Branch, Sr., one of the most cherished members of the Oklahoma Christian University family, passed away Friday, Dec. 6 at age 87. He and his wife Sylvia recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She and other members of the Branch family were with Charles when God called him home. The memorial service will be held at MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Memorials may be sent to Oklahoma Christian University, in care of The Charles and ...

  • OC invites community to Winter Wonderland Week


    Oklahoma Christian University invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with its sixth-annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons on Dec. 3. The free family event includes pictures with Santa Claus, live music and horse-drawn carriage rides from 6 to 8 p.m. near the McGraw Pavilion at Lawson Commons. The holiday theme will continue Dec. 5 with OC’s 37th-annual gift to the community, “Cocoa and Carols,&...

  • Oklahoma Community Orchestra presents JFK remembrance

    The Oklahoma Community Orchestra will honor former president John F. Kennedy with its second concert of the 2013-14 season, scheduled for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Oklahoma Christian University’s Hardeman Auditorium. This is the 30th season for the OCO, the university’s “orchestra-in-residence.” Several OC students, alumni and faculty perform in the orchestra. OC Professor of Music Dr. John Fletcher is in his 10th season as the OCO’s conductor. As many people ...

  • Former OC president, alumnus lead Philippines relief efforts

    Oklahoma Christian University alumnus Salvador Cariaga is helping lead the efforts to provide relief to the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda hit on Nov. 8, claiming as many as 10,000 lives. Cariaga is the executive director of ministries for Shepherd's Hill International and Oklahoma Christian president emeritus Mike O'Neal is on the ministry's board of trustees. In the accompanying video, Cariaga appears on The Weather Channel to discuss the devastation and relief efforts in the Philippines. ...

  • Alumni Banquet kicks off Homecoming celebration

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oklahoma Christian University will honor accomplished graduates and friends at the annual Alumni Banquet this Friday, Nov. 8. The honorees include: Lon and Jane Winton (Distinguished Alumni); Meagan Hawley (Distinguished Young Alumna); James and Frank Davis (Legacy Award); Pete, Mike, Paul and Mark Brazle (Missions Award); and Becky Durham and Carla Merideth (Honorary Alumni). The banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. in OC’s Gaylord University Center, will help kick off ...

  • OC presents 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Following on the heels of last year’s vibrant production of Seussical, Oklahoma Christian University is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the annual Homecoming Musical Nov. 7-9. Each of the three performances will begin at 8 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for groups, senior citizens and OC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online (click here) or on weekdays at ...