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Category: Department of Communication Stories

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • OC celebrates Winter Wonderland Week


    Oklahoma Christian University will celebrate the holiday season with its fifth-annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons on Nov. 27. The free family event includes pictures with Santa, live music, and horse-drawn carriage rides from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be the first Lighting of the Commons under OC’s new president, John deSteiguer. The holiday theme will continue Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 as OC’s theater program presents ...

  • 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...

  • Oklahoma Christian presents ‘Seussical’


    Following on the heels of last year’s acclaimed production of Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma Christian University will feature Seussical as its annual Homecoming Musical on Nov. 1-3. Each of the three performances will begin at 8 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for groups, senior citizens, and OC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased on weekdays at the OC Box Office or by calling (405) 425-5540. Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen...

  • ‘The Golem’ opens OC’s theater season


    Oklahoma Christian University opens its new theater season with a stage adaptation of “The Golem,” a dramatic poem based on the Jewish folk story of an artificial avenger. H. Leivick wrote the poem in 1921, though the golem concept has been traced throughout Jewish history. Barrett Huddleston, professor of theater, and Charles Rix, professor of Bible, collaborated on the stage adaption of the famous poem, which is popular in Yiddish theater. Huddleston selected the play because of ...

  • OC welcomes Tony Award winner for McBride Lecture


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (September 18, 2012) – Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang will deliver the eighth-annual McBride Lecture for Faith and Literature at Oklahoma Christian University on Oct. 5. The free lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. in OC’s Judd Theatre. A panel discussion and free book-signing reception will follow. Lecture seating can be reserved at www.oc.edu/mcbridecenter. During his visit, Hwang also will participate in symposia with board members of Ecumenica, a national journal ...

  • Jurney becomes interim academic VP


    Dr. Larry Jurney will serve as Oklahoma Christian University's interim vice president for academic affairs through the end of the calendar year. Jurney, who won OC's Faculty Leadership Award in 1998, serves as chair of the university's Department of Communication. He teaches Introduction to Electronic Media; Audio for Media; Video for Media; Broadcast News Production; Media Marketing and Sales; Television Field Production; Administrative Aspects of Electronic Media; and Search for Meaning: ...

  • Thunder roles: OC alum enjoying Finals run


    Oklahoma Christian University basketball fans may know Clinton Corley as one of the school’s best play-by-play announcers in recent years ... or as the sideline reporter for OC’s game telecasts on statewide cable.Fans of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder may not know him, but they know his behind-the-scenes work for Thunder Broadcasting, where he serves as a video photographer and editor.He traveled with the team during its 2012 run to the NBA Finals. When the Thunder clinched ...

  • Casmir to lecture - "From the Swastika to the Cross"

    Professor Fred Casmir will discuss his unique conversion experience in his signature lecture, “From the Swastika to the Cross,” at OC's Judd Theatre on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.  By age 17, Casmir had become a veteran of one war and faced another as a former Hitler Youth Corp and German Air Gunner. His surrender to Allied forces, however, eventually caused his surrender to Christ and the beginning of a career in Communication and Missionary Advocacy. Admission is free ...

  • Ozma of Oz presented by the OC Theater

    There’s no place like Judd Theatre this February when the OC Theater Department produces Ozma of Oz. Set in Frank L Baum’s “wonderful world of Oz” after the events of “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy Gale reluctantly agrees to accompany her doddering uncle Henry on an excursion to Australia. During the journey, the pair is whisked back to the magical kingdom of Oz. In order to return to their homeland, Dorothy and Henry must first restore time itself to the enchanted ...