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  • OC maintains affordability with 2014-15 pricing

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After keeping undergraduate prices flat for three years, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has announced a small increase for 2014-15. OC’s cost of attendance will move to $25,790 per year (including tuition, room and board). That will represent a 3.26 percent increase over 2011-12, the last time Oklahoma Christian raised prices. Oklahoma Christian’s approach contrasts with the nationwide trend; according to the College Board, the average cost of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts pioneers of integration

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host two members of the “Little Rock Nine” for a special event that is free and open to the public on Feb. 24. Carlotta Walls LaNier and Terrence Roberts were two of the nine teenagers who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. They were confronted by a hostile crowd and escorted by the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division on that historic day. “In the midst of one of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian presents Valentine Cabaret

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Music Department will present its 25th-annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Feb. 13-15.The Cabaret theme is “Songs for a New World,” a 1995 song cycle by Jason Robert Brown, a Tony Award-winning composer. The four-person cast will perform 16 musical numbers that combine pop, rock, gospel and jazz elements. Among the songs is “Stars and Moon,” made famous by Tony Award-winning actress Audra ...

  • Winter instrumental concert set for February 9

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A Beatles medley and jazz musician Justin Echols will be featured at Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Winter Concert on Feb. 9. The free concert, showcasing OC’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra, will start at 2:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. OC’s Symphonic Band will perform John Barnes Chance’s “Incantation and Dance,” John Phillip Sousa’s “Pride of the Wolverines” march, Henry ...

  • OC honors student killed serving in Afghanistan

    “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) That’s what Oklahoma Christian University student Kyle Seitsinger did 10 years ago. Serving as an Army Sergeant in Afghanistan, he died along with seven other U.S. soldiers when a weapons cache exploded. Kyle was less than a year away from graduating with a dual major in journalism and Spanish when he died. On Wednesday, the 10-year anniversary of Kyle’s death, the OC family...

  • OC alumna among featured speakers at TEDxOU

    Oklahoma Christian University alumna Erin Engelke is a featured speaker at the TEDxOU 2014 Conference Friday. Engelke, the vice president of communications and public relations for Feed the Children, will speak about balancing work life with being a parent. Launched in 1984, TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At the TEDxOU event, TEDTalks video and live ...

  • Spielman keynotes Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

    Former NFL standout and current ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman will keynote Oklahoma Christian University's 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, Jan. 24. Click here for ticket information and biographies about OC's 2014 inductees. Spielman was a two-time All American for Ohio State University, then played 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Besides being a father of ...

  • OC partners with YouVersion for Bible reading plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) unveiled a new Bible reading plan on YouVersion this week.The plan allows anybody with access to the YouVersion app or online site (bible.com) to read through the entire New Testament by the end of the spring semester.Along with a daily Bible reading, OC’s plan features devotional thoughts written by Oklahoma Christian students, faculty and staff members.“We are so thankful to YouVersion for their willingness to partner ...

  • OC names Winn as new executive director

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has named veteran administrator Terry Winn as its new executive director of human resources. Winn comes to Oklahoma Christian from Edmond Public Schools, where he has served as human resources director for the past four years. He is certified as a senior professional in human resources by the HR Certification Institute. He has 25 years of experience in higher education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the University ...

  • OC mourns passing of Charles Branch

    Dr. Charles Branch, Sr., one of the most cherished members of the Oklahoma Christian University family, passed away Friday, Dec. 6 at age 87. He and his wife Sylvia recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She and other members of the Branch family were with Charles when God called him home. The memorial service will be held at MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Memorials may be sent to Oklahoma Christian University, in care of The Charles and ...

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