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  • College president, Google manager, missionaries, civic leaders among Homecoming honorees


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will honor accomplished graduates at its annual Alumni Banquet on Nov. 14. The award winners include Harold and Sally Shank (Distinguished Alumni), Andrew Silvestri (Distinguished Young Alum), OC missionaries to Brazil (Missions Award), and Richard and Mo Anderson (Honorary Alumni). The banquet, a highlight of OC’s Homecoming Weekend, will start at 6 p.m. in the Gaylord University Center. Banquet tickets cost $25 and can be ...

  • Alan Martin accepts ministry role in Houston


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After almost a decade serving at Oklahoma Christian University (OC), including the last four years as dean of the College of Biblical Studies, Alan Martin is returning to family ministry. In January, Martin will become the minister of marriage and family at Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, working alongside OC trustee David Duncan, the congregation’s preaching minister. “I’m grateful for Dr. Martin’s service to OC as professor and dean, ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts 64th lectureship


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will kick off its 64th lectureship this Sunday. The lectureship, which runs through Tuesday, Oct. 7, features more than 35 speakers, concerts and other special events. With an overall theme of “Fully Engaged,” the lectureship will focus on I Peter 2:21: “... that you should follow in His steps.” “Using the STEPS acronym, we have identified five qualities of Jesus: Serve, Tell, Exemplify, Pray and ...

  • OC sets record, celebrates decade of enrollment highs

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University set another enrollment record this fall, with 2,479 students calling OC home.This marks the third straight year of record enrollment at Oklahoma Christian, fueled by a 13 percent increase since fall 2011. Overall, the last decade has featured OC’s 10 highest enrollments ever.Oklahoma Christian also set a graduate record this year with 502 master’s students enrolled, up 10 percent over last year’s previous high. ...

  • OC lands on U.S. News ‘Best Regional University’ and A+ lists

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) ranks among the top 40 regional universities in the western United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” guidebook. Oklahoma Christian rose to No. 40 in this year’s 15-state western rankings and is the No. 2 Oklahoma school in the “Best Regional Universities” category. In addition to having the most National Merit Finalists per capita of all Church of ...

  • $2 million gift helps fund OC 'spiritual life reboot'


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Thanks in part to a $2 million gift, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) students have a new way to build their “life resume” this fall. Ethos, OC’s new spiritual life program, provides multiple ways for students to grow in faith, serve others and worship God. OC students can fulfill their Spiritual Life requirements through daily Chapel services, mission trips, service projects, Bible studies and other options. About a quarter of the anonymous $2 ...

  • OC receives $1 million gift for College of Engineering and Computer Science


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a special couple in Houston, Texas. This week, OC announced a $1 million gift from Benton and Paula Baugh to serve as startup capital for the university’s newly reorganized College of Engineering and Computer Science. Just last year, the Baughs gave $1.7 million to endow a preaching chair in OC’s College of Biblical Studies. “Our society ...

  • OC earns Princeton Review honors again

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Princeton Review honored Oklahoma Christian University (OC) as one of the best colleges in the western United States, placing OC among the top 25 percent of all four-year colleges nationwide. The Princeton Review recognized 124 colleges in the western region, composed of 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Six other Oklahoma universities joined ...

  • OC alumni and students in Acappella bring “Good News” to prisoners


    Oklahoma Christian University is proud of its extensive ties with Christian signing group Acappella. The group enjoyed a special experience performing for the second year in a row for an audience hungry for the Good News. Acappella performed at the Grimes Correctional Facility in Newport, Arkansas this week. “While it was bittersweet to see familiar faces from our prior visits, there's a sweet, sweet spirit in that place,” bass singer and OC employee Wes McKinzie said. A member of ...

  • Families from 43 countries attend Global Reunion 2014 at OC


    For the ninth year in a row, OC will host missionary and military families returning to the United States at Global Reunion 2014. The camp has doubled in size in the last two years with 150 participants from 43 countries on campus from July 23-27.  The camp is for children aged 13 and older who are known as Third Culture Kids, though parents are allowed to attend sessions as well. Directors Kent and Nancy Hartman, missionaries-in-residence at OC, give tools and resources to families that ...

  • OC up for 'Favorite College' honors in Readers' Choice Awards


    Oklahoma Christian University is a top 5 finalist in the “Favorite College” category in The Oklahoman’s Readers’ Choice Awards. You can vote for Oklahoma Christian once a day by going to http://newsok.com/readerschoice and clicking on the “Just For Fun” category tab toward the bottom of the page. It’s another chance to rally around our alma mater! Voting closes at midnight on Monday, June 23. Recognized as one of the best universities in the western...

  • OC faculty present at 2014 Christian Scholars Conference


    Members of the Oklahoma Christian University community participated in the 2014 Christian Scholars Conference last week at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Known as the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, professors, graduate students and professionals present more than 100 peer-reviewed and generative sessions to advance scholarship, collaboration and engaged dialogue.  This year’s conference theme was "Leadership in the Academy, Religion and Civil Life." Key ...

  • OC launches 'grand experiment' with new campaign


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) kicked off June with a new fundraising initiative. “Thrive: The Complete Campaign” will raise approximately $30 million to fund near-term, high-impact projects in around 30 strategic areas by May 31, 2017. Unlike most university fundraising campaigns, Thrive had no silent phase and will be public from start to finish. “This is an exciting grand experiment,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Most ...

  • Salvador Cariaga: Turning tragedy into triumph


    Oklahoma Christian University graduate Salvador Cariaga (83) is the executive director of ministries for Shepherd’s Hill International. OC president emeritus Mike O’Neal (68) is on the board of trustees for the ministry, which includes the Give A Goat initiative in Salavdor’s home country, the Philippines. On November 7, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane, claiming almost 4,000 lives and injuring more than 12,000 people. In the ...

  • Peters picked for Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Dr. Doug Peters will be the first Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). Peters has 27 years of experience in ministry and preaching, including the last 13 years as the pulpit minister for North Davis Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. He also has served churches in Abilene, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Birmingham, Alabama. Peters has been a guest preacher and teacher in more than 60 ...