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Category: Department of Communication Stories

  • 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 ...

  • Giving Tree stages 'You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

    As families return to their hectic school schedules, Oklahoma Christian University invites the community to enjoy the musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” OC’s summer theater production house, the Giving Tree Theatre, will stage the classic show Aug. 23-25 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Judd Theatre on the OC campus. Adapted to the stage by Clark Gesner, the musical comedy is based on Charles M. Schulz’s beloved “Peanuts” cartoon series. According to ...

  • OC grad honored in Forty Under 40 class


    Oklahoma Christian University graduate Erin Engelke is among the honorees in the 2013 Forty Under 40 class selected by okcBIZ magazine. Engelke, who graduated from OC in 2000 with a degree in public relations and advertising, is the vice president of communications and public relations for Feed the Children. She manages Feed the Children’s national and international public image, brand reputation and integration of public relations activities. She has traveled extensively around the ...

  • OC’s Giving Tree Theatre offers musical comedy


    Oklahoma Christian University is proud to provide community theater for families this summer. The Giving Tree Theatre, OC’s summer theater production house, offers the musical, “Everything I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Adapted to the stage by Ernest Zulia, the comedy is based on the best-selling book by Robert Fulghum, with music and lyrics by David Caldwell. According to Valerie Compton, the show’s director and a 2012 OC alumna, the musical makes ...

  • OC alumni win Emmy Awards


    Oklahoma Christian University alumni Kyle Roberts and Lucas Ross won Emmy Awards at the annual gala for the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Saturday. Roberts’ honor came for his work as editor and animator for The Oklahoman’s commercial, “Thunder in Motion.” Click here to watch the award-winning spot. Roberts double-majored in broadcast journalism and corporate media at Oklahoma Christian, earning his degree in 2007. He is a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pulitzer-winning drama hits OC stage


    The Oklahoma Christian University theater department will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Doubt: A Parable,” on Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2. “Doubt” is set in 1964 in a Catholic school and church in the Bronx, New York. In this story, Sister Aloysius Beauvier must take matters into her own hands when she suspects a priest is abusing a student. The cast includes OC senior Hannah Faye Foster as Sister Beauvier, freshman A.J. Leingang as Father Brendan Flynn, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Halie Hilburn appears on American Idol


    Halie Hilburn is "going to Hollywood" on American Idol after she advanced out of the Oklahoma City auditions. The Oklahoma Christian University alumna's audition aired on American Idol's January 31 broadcast. It featured both Halie (Swan) and her "dog" Oscar, who unfortunately didn't get a thumbs up from American Idol's resident "dawg," Randy Jackson, or fellow judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban or Nicki Minaj. Halie, a 2008 OC graduate, hails from Vernon, Texas. Thanks to "HumanSlinky" for ...

  • OC says 'Hooray for Love' at Valentine Cabaret


    The Oklahoma Christian University Music Department will present the 24th-annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Feb. 14-16. This year’s Cabaret theme is “Hooray for Love: Highlights from the Great American Songbook.” Fourteen pieces written by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and Burt Bacharach will be performed. Classics include “The Man I Love,” “I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good),” and “If I ...

  • OC instructor, students screen movie at film festival


    Eagle Broadcasting Director David Jurney and his students are screening their independent film “Dead Tired” this weekend. The film (trailer featured above) was selected by the Trail Dance Film Festival and will be shown Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. in Duncan, Okla.  The film was the culmination of Jurney’s Advanced Creative Production class last year and featured work from Oklahoma Christian University’s communication and theater departments. It was ...

  • OC hosts 'The Rock & The Rabbi'


    The popular musical “The Rock & The Rabbi” returns to Oklahoma City Feb. 1-2 at Oklahoma Christian University. The musical is based on the friendship between Peter and Jesus as told in the Bible. The show will be staged in Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus. Performances will be Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. In its 14th year of touring, this mix of original acoustic music and storytelling has entertained audiences from Tampa to Dallas to New York City. ...