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  • More than 120 from OC serve on summer missions

    In the past year, Oklahoma Christian University emphasized “OC is Home” as a key theme to begin John deSteiguer’s tenure as president. This summer, more than 120 students, staff and faculty are leaving the comforts of home to serve and spread the Gospel in around 20 countries, showing that “OC is Mission,” too. “We are motivated and encouraged by the pure hearts for service that so many OC students have,” deSteiguer said. “We commend them, as ...

  • Oklahoma Christian celebrates 319 graduates

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Microsoft’s chief operating officer and a respected minister and missionary will speak to the graduates at Oklahoma Christian University’s spring commencement ceremonies on April 26-27.Oklahoma Christian will present degrees to 265 undergraduate candidates from 61 majors on Friday and to 54 master’s degree candidates from 13 areas of study on Saturday. Kevin Turner, who is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Microsoft’s ...

  • OC students help raise funds for Gabbi Cook

    Inspired by Kid President, Oklahoma Christian University students are coming together Monday night in the Thelma Gaylord Forum to help raise funds for a 2-year-old overcoming liver cancer. Gabbi Cook's parents were missionaries in Peru and planned a quick visit to the U.S. in August. Unexpectedly, doctors found cancer in Gabbi's liver and her parents have had to give up their missionary calling. Luckily, Gabbi received a new liver right before Christmas, but her family has incurred numerous ...

  • Students spend Spring Break serving others

    More than 150 Oklahoma Christian University students spent their Spring Break serving others. Ben Langford, director of OC’s Center for Global Missions, said each of the mission opportunities gave students incredible experiences in the mission field and helped deepen their faith. “These mission projects help form students into the image of God,” Langford said. “Even though students are serving and influencing those they serve for the Kingdom of God, these projects form...

  • Karl Rove, Tommy Franks welcome high schoolers

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Fifty top high school students from across the country will be chosen to participate in the General Tommy Franks Four Star Leadership summer program July 14-20 in Oklahoma City. The 50 selected students will meet with authors, politicians and global thought leaders, such as Karl Rove, former presidential adviser, author and FOX News commentator. Oklahoma Christian is the primary host for the all-inclusive program (tuition, room, board, travel and fees), which is free to...

  • Lilyfield teams with OC for foster, adoption awareness

    Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care has teamed up with Oklahoma Christian University to bring awareness about children in Oklahoma who are in need of families. OC has dedicated a week of Chapel services to foster care, adoption, and the fatherless. “We believe that every child deserves a family,” said Holly Towers, executive director of Lilyfield. “Participation with the fatherless and the modern-day orphan is not optional when we are focused on Christ and living a ...

  • Duck Dynasty's Jase Robertson at OC

    Jase Robertson from A&E's Duck Dynasty spoke for a standing-room-only crowd at Oklahoma Christian University's Chapel service on Monday. Jase came to OC with his wife, Missy, and their three children. Prior to Chapel, he did a video shoot with Oklahoma Christian president John deSteiguer ... standing in the OC Pond. (Click here to watch the video.) "The Bible is a weapon of mass instruction, and a love letter from God Almighty. And the message is clear - He is for you, not against you," Jase...

  • $1.7 million gift funds OC preaching chair

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Benton and Paula Baugh have pledged $1.7 million to establish an endowed chair in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University (OC).President John deSteiguer announced the Benton and Paula Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching at OC’s Tuesday Chapel service and at an on-campus luncheon for preachers.“OC has a long history of preparing effective preachers. OC alumni are doing great work in congregations of all sizes, including some of the ...

  • Chi wins fourth Spring Sing in a row

    The men of Chi Lambda Phi captured first place in Spring Sing 2013 with their show, "Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh." 1st - Chi Lambda Phi - "Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh"2nd - Gamma Rho - "Jessie from Toy Story"3rd - Psi Epsilon - "Monsters, Inc."4th - Freshmen - "Finding Nemo"Faculty/Staff Favorite - Psi EpsilonStudent Favorite - Psi EpsilonMost Original - Psi EpsilonBest Banner - Psi EpsilonBest Choreography - Chi Lambda PhiBest ...

  • New program provides scholarships, financial tools

    On the heels of a unique tuition freeze, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is offering students a way to find more scholarships and manage their money.Oklahoma Christian has partnered with American Student Assistance to provide free access to SALT. This online site enables students to search for thousands of scholarships, jobs and internships, track their student loans, and boost their financial smarts with interactive lessons and other tools.“As demonstrated by holding the line on our ...

  • OC named an Apple Distinguished Program

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012-2013 school year for its innovative mobile computing program. This year, Oklahoma Christian joins a select group of programs Apple is renewing nationwide as exemplary learning environments.The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that integrate technology in education and meet criteria for visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ...

  • OC holds undergraduate prices for second straight year

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) officials announced today that undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13. “Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate ...

  • Texas, OC, Harvard - Good Twitter company

    Thousands of students, faculty, staff and alumni call Oklahoma Christian University “home” … and that feeling has resonated on Twitter in recent months. TheBestColleges.org recognized the #OCisHome hashtag as one of the top 15 university hashtags on Twitter, ranking Oklahoma Christian 11th, right between the University of Texas and Harvard University. In praising #OCisHome, TheBestColleges.org said that it “provides a comparatively more intimate and supportive ...

  • AT&T continues to help OC Bridge Program students

    AT&T Oklahoma awarded $15,000 to Oklahoma Christian University to help fund the Bridge Program, which provides academic and emotional support for underprepared freshman students. The gift was made during a ceremony Monday afternoon on the OC campus. AT&T made a previous donation of $15,000 to OC’s Bridge Program in 2011. “We are incredibly appreciative of AT&T’s continued generosity to our Bridge students,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “We ...

  • Former Enterprise Square director passes away

    The OC community mourns the loss of Bob Rowland, who served the university from 1971 to 1990. Rowland was president of OC’s American Citizenship Center, then served as executive director of Enterprise Square USA. “I was conducting Freedom Forums and seminars in a five-state area, and I would reach maybe 5,000 students and teachers a year,” Rowland once said. “I thought, ‘What if you built yourself a museum of some kind, an educational attraction that would attract ...

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