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  • Artistic alum named to prestigious list

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) alumnus Taylor Goad was recently named to the “20 Under 30” list by Print magazine, which celebrates young designers who are making a mark in the art world. Print reviews thousands of illustrators, photographers and designers, and honors the top 20 with the New Visual Artist designation. “It’s a huge honor and is definitely a big milestone for my career so far,” Goad said. It’s nice to be ...

  • OC ranked among best schools for video game design

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Princeton Review ranks Oklahoma Christian University (OC) No. 14 among the top undergraduate institutions to study video game design. The Princeton Review’s list honors 25 undergraduate schools from the U.S., Canada and Ireland, along with a companion list of the top 25 graduate schools with video game design programs. OC is the only Oklahoma university and one of five undergraduate and graduate programs in the southwestern United States on the list. &ldquo...

  • Academic departments honor outstanding alumni

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three academic colleges honored distinguished alumni during Homecoming weekend. OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, led by Dean David Lowry, recognized Dr. Randel Estep (’86) – Chemistry and Physics; Jason Leger (’00) – Art and Design; Matthew Loeber (’02) – Nursing; David Jones (’94) – Communication; Dr. Travis Montgomery (’02) – Language and Literature; Leah Ries (’83) – Music; ...

  • KFOR features OC game design program

    KFOR recently featured Oklahoma Christian University professor Jeff Price in its "Is This a Great State or What?" series. Price leads OC's gaming and animation program, which earned Oklahoma Christian national recognition from The Princeton Review. OC received honorable mention on The Review's list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the U.S. and Canada to study video game design. Price also has vintage arcade games like Space Invaders, Pong, Defender and Centipede in his OC office. He ...

  • Journal Record features national gaming award

    The Journal Record featured Oklahoma Christian University's recognition by The Princeton Review as of the best undergraduate schools in North America to study video game design. OC receives nod for video game studiesBy Brian BrusThe Journal Record Sometimes it can seem as though academic studies at Oklahoma Christian University are all fun and games, associate professor Jeff Price said. That’s as it should be, actually. The university recently earned an honorable mention on The Princeton ...

  • OC on list of top video game design schools

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University earned honorable mention on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the U.S. and Canada to study video game design. Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools in rank order and 15 undergraduate schools as honorable mentions. OC is the only Oklahoma university and one of just two schools ...

  • 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 ...

  • OC alumni compete in Syfy reality series

    The original version of this article and a video interview with Kyle Roberts appears on Look at OKC Oklahoma City filmmaker Kyle Roberts is proof that when you work hard at what you love, you’ll get noticed. Roberts, 28, owner of Reckless Abandonment Pictures, was selected to participate in the new reality competition series “Viral Video Showdown.” His team’s appearance on the show is scheduled to air during a marathon beginning at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Syfy. The...

  • Academic colleges honor alumni at Homecoming

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three colleges honored distinguished alumni on Friday. The special ceremonies were part of OC’s annual Homecoming weekend. The honorees were: College of Arts and Sciences Scott Filleman (05) - MusicAmanda Gauthier (11) - NursingJennifer Hill (94) - Psychology and Family StudiesRussell Hill (93) - History and Political ScienceLisa Landrum (89) - Biological SciencesDana McMichael (83) - Language and LiteratureBrian Simmons (87) - CommunicationRoy Stevens...

  • OC Named "A Best in The West" College by The Princeton Review

    Oklahoma Christian University is one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” “We are honored to be ranked among the best universities in the West region,” said Mike O’Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “...

  • OC Art Instructor's Work Showcased at Photo Slam

    The public is invited to get a quick glimpse into the workings of 12 Oklahoma photographers during the upcoming Photo Slam on May 19. Oklahoma Christian adjunct art instructor Narciso Argüelles is one of the photographers whose work will be highlighted at the Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The event begins at 7 p.m. Argüelles is an artist and educator. He currently appears in the award-winning documentary Panic Nation where his art work and photography are featured. ...

  • OC Alumni and Student Featured at First TEDxOKC Conference

    Oklahoma Christian University will be well represented at the first ever TEDxOKC event on Friday. Of the 18 presenters, three are graduates and one is a current student, and the work of all four are influenced by their faiths. The event is patterned after the TED world conference that brings experts together from around the globe to discuss all matters technology, entertainment and design. TEDxOKC is an independently organized event in which speakers combine to spark deep discussion and share ...

  • Groundbreaking for Tony's Alley

    Tony’s Alley will be a garden area dedicated specifically for use and enjoyment by the OC community. It will feature landscaping, lighting, new flowers, shrubs and ample seating areas, and of course, Internet access, just as Tony would have wanted. The garden will be located directly outside Dr. Alley’s former office in the area between the northeast side of the Garvey Center and the Cogswell-Alexander Building. Dr. Tony Alley (1953-2008) was professor of OC’s New Media ...

  • OC Hosts 25th National Art & Design Competition

    Students from 98 high schools and universities across the country competed in the 25th Brass Ring Awards Art and Design Student Competition at Oklahoma Christian University. At the March 26 ceremony, more than 200 Oklahoma students received awards in 40 categories. Oklahoma Christian had 53 students place, followed by Oklahoma State University with 49 and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology with 46. OC and OSUIT tied with 23 first place wins. The Brass Ring Awards competition ...

  • OC Hosts Artist Exhibit Through March 25

    OC is hosting an exhibit of work by Edmond artist Jennifer Cocoma Hustis through March 25. Hustis’ oil and acrylic paintings received a positive review by Newsok.com’s John Bradenburg. The exhibit is on display in the OC Art Gallery, which is located in the Garvey Center on OC’s campus. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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