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Category: Department of Chemistry & Physics Stories

  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...

  • 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; ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Mercy opens clinic on OC campus


    Mercy Clinic has opened a permanent location, called Mercy Clinic at OC, on the Oklahoma Christian University campus. “We remember what it’s like to live on campus,” said Mercy Clinic at OC Medical Director Dr. Melinda Cail (OC alumna and daughter of Dr. James Cail, beloved retired Oklahoma Christian University psychology professor who taught for more than 30 years at OC). “Students have enough to worry about, so we want to make health care as simple ...

  • Thompson wins Turkey Trot


    Mark Thompson, an instructional designer for Oklahoma Christian University’s North Institute, won the Edmond Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.  Thompson ran the 5K race in 15:43, crossing the finish line 15 seconds ahead of the runnerup. Oklahoma Christian helped sponsor the Turkey Trot, which donated 100 percent of its proceeds to Turning Point. The non-profit ministry assists in the housing needs of Edmond citizens. Before joining the North Institute, Thompson served on OC’s ...

  • 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 Faculty and Students Contribute To Scholarship in Literature and Science

    Congratulations to Cami Agan, chair of the department of language and literature, on the publication of her chapter in “Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century.”  The book seeks to help professors in undergraduate and graduate programs present a fuller picture of the contributions of works that have been unavailable for many years. The book will be on display at the Modern Language Association convention in Los Angeles in January. It is ...

  • Two generations get OC diplomas on same day


    When graduation rolls around each year, OC families come together to celebrate their students’ accomplishments. Occasionally, more than one child will graduate together. Even more rare is what happened to the Brotherton family in 2010. Sisters Amanda and Jenny were joined by their mother, Elesa, as all three graduated with honors on the same day.  The Brothertons’ OC story began in Alaska, where they lived until all three began their freshman year. Since Amanda and Jenny were ...

  • OC offers new forensic science major

    Oklahoma Christian University will begin offering a bachelor of science major in forensic science this fall. According to Dr. Bill Luttrell, chair of the chemistry and physics department, OC is uniquely positioned to offer the forensic science major which is rapidly growing in popularity. The university is located near the state’s new forensic science facility in Edmond and has existing faculty with the necessary experience and expertise in the core courses. On-campus laboratories have ...

  • OC coach and professor excelling in European races

    DUBLIN, Ireland (July 15, 2009) – Oklahoma Christian University head cross-country coach Mark Thompson is competing in a series of races across Europe during the month of July. On Wednesday, Thompson won the mile run at the famous Morton Mile in Dublin, Ireland, with a personal-best time of 4:01.20. Thompson was one of three Americans in the field and he edged Canada’s Geoff Martinson (4:01.65) for top honors. “I felt tremendous, and it was definitely a sub-four (minute) ...

  • New Vose Hall Chemistry Labs dedicated

    Oklahoma Christian University unveiled its new Vose Hall Chemistry Labs at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. The completely renovated facility in the department of chemistry and physics is comprised of four labs, one each for organic, general and advanced chemistry, as well as an instrument lab. The new labs include the most up-to-date safety features and are fully handicapped-accessible. New fume hoods remove noxious smoke, while the labs’ air purge systems can replace...

  • Annual faculty honors announced

    At the Oklahoma Christian University spring commencement exercises on Friday, April 25, 2008, the annual honors bestowed upon faculty members were also announced.  Dr. Ken Adams, Professor of Music, received the Gaylord Teaching Award. Dr. Scott LaMascus, Professor of Language and Literature, received the University Leadership Award. Dr. Bill Luttrell, Professor of Chemistry, was selected as the first recipient of the newly inaugurated Rowe Faculty Award for Scholarship. Dr. Adams, ...

  • Faculty member announces book publication

    Dr. Bill Luttrell, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Oklahoma Christian University, announces the publication of a new book.  As you may know, my long awaited book, “Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienists” has been published!  It was a project I began before coming to OC; but I was determined to see it to completion!  I enjoyed working with the other editors (2) and authors (about 40) and technical reviewers (about 75) and the staff of the publisher...