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  • OC hosts World Mission Workshop

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University will host the 53rd World Mission Workshop on Oct. 24-26. The workshop annually gathers students of missions, missionaries, and professors of missions with a passion for sharing the Gospel. This is the seventh time Oklahoma Christian has hosted the event. Bob Carpenter, professor of ministry and missions, Kent Hartman, missionary-in-residence at Oklahoma Christian, and Ben Langford, director of OC’s Center for Global Missions, are ...

  • Glow Run officially opens Eagle Trail

    Oklahoma Christian University officially opened the Boker-Wedel Eagle Trail Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the inaugural Eagle Trail Glow Run, sponsored by Mercy, TeamOC and OC's Student Government Association.Approximately 500 students, alumni, faculty and staff members participated in the special event, which included 2.5-mile and 1.25 mile fun runs. The 3.1-mile trail, which is open to the public, features side-by-side asphalt and crushed granite paths around the OC campus....

  • President Emeritus O'Neal to lead Rwanda state universities

    By Mike SsegawaFor The OklahomanButare, Rwanda - Oklahoma academic Mike O’Neal has been appointed to head university education in Rwanda. O’Neal, a former president of Oklahoma Christian University, has been named chancellor of the University of Rwanda, the umbrella institution under which all state universities in the country fall. Rwanda, a country that got the world’s attention when more than 800,000 people were killed in a genocide that pitted one ethnic community against ...

  • Students offer Colorado flood relief during Fall Break

    Students from Oklahoma Christian University will use their fall break to help flood victims in Colorado. A group of OC students will travel to Greeley, Colo., to help flood victims Oct. 9-13. OC has teamed up with Westview Church of Christ and the Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team to help with everything from building houses to holding Bible studies. Initially, the Westview Church of Christ spearheaded the churches of Christ relief effort in Colorado. “We established a distribution...

  • Keynotes, Missy Robertson visit highlight OC Lectureship

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The 63rd Oklahoma Christian University Lectureship features noteworthy keynote speakers, classes on a variety of topics, and a Women’s Day program featuring Missy Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. The lectureship runs from Sunday, Oct. 6 through Tuesday, Oct. 8. Admission is free for all sessions except for “She Speaks: A Dinner with Missy Robertson,” which already is sold out. The lectureship begins on Sunday with the keynote message, &...

  • OC stages classic play 'No Exit'

    Oklahoma Christian University's first play of the 2013-14 season addresses the serious topics found in Jean Paul Sartre’s classic work “No Exit.” With a focus on taking responsibility for one’s actions, the theater program will stage the play Oct. 3-5 in Judd Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online at www.oc.edu/noexit or by calling (405) 425-5545.  “No Exit” features three characters who are locked in a room with no way out. In the room, ...

  • Alum wins national award from Religion Newswriters Association

    By Erik TryggestadCourtesy of The Christian ChronicleBobby Ross, a 1990 OC graduate, won first place in the magazine reporting category in the Religion Newswriters Association's 2013 national awards contest. Winners were announced Sept. 28 at the association's annual conference in Austin, Texas.  Ross is the managing editor of The Christian Chronicle. He joined the Chronicle's staff in 2005. His portfolio for the contest included:• Illegal immigration pits law vs. ...

  • OC to honor England, Morgan and Lane for weather service

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Three lifesaving meteorologists will receive the Lee Allan Smith Spirit of Oklahoma Award at Oklahoma Christian University’s Associates Gala. The 11th-annual dinner, featuring Oklahoma City Thunder broadcaster Grant Long as the keynote speaker, will be at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. OC will present the Lee Allan Smith Spirit of Oklahoma Award to KWTV’s Gary England, KOCO’s Damon Lane and KFOR’s Mike ...

  • Oklahoma Christian shatters enrollment record

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University set a new school record this fall, with 2,424 students making OC their college home. That represents a jump of almost 7 percent over the previous high, set last year with 2,271 students enrolled. The last nine years have featured OC’s nine highest enrollments ever. OC’s graduate enrollment is up 26 percent over last year. The 455 graduate students enrolled also sets a new school record. All four master’s programs &...

  • Doctors join Mercy Clinic at OC

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence and Dr. Jesse Samuel have joined Mercy Clinic to serve students and the public from Mercy Clinic at Oklahoma Christian University. With family medicine as their specialty, Lawrence and Samuel will be able to serve patients from many walks of life, including OC students, faculty and staff and the general public. They’ll be devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages, and will lean on the more than 300 Mercy Clinic providers ...

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