OC News

  • Oklahoma Christian honors outstanding faculty, staff


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – At its spring commencement ceremonies, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) presented three faculty members with awards for their outstanding accomplishments, service and leadership. Chris Austin received the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching Award, Paul Howard received the Jack and Barbara Rowe Distinguished Scholar Award, and Amanda Nichols received OC’s Faculty Leadership Award. Austin is an associate professor of physics who earned his bachelor’s ...

  • OC to award degrees at spring commencement

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University will present 284 undergraduate and 102 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, April 29. The ceremony for the College of Business Administration and the College of Liberal Arts will begin at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Natural and Health Sciences will be at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in OC’s ...

  • Chick-fil-A opening at OC this fall


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University will soon be home to Chick-fil-A. Food service provider U Dining acquired the license to operate a full-service Chick-fil-A Express opening in OC’s Gaylord University Center this fall. Students will be able to pay for Chick-fil-A items at OC’s on-campus location using Eagle Bucks with funds charged to their student account. “I am so excited that Chick-fil-A is coming to Oklahoma Christian,” U Dining...

  • Student PR firm ranked among nation’s best


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The student PR firm from Oklahoma Christian University (OC) placed in the top 20 nationally in the Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Competition. Eagle PR is in its first year as an active agency. The five-student team competed with its “Embracing and Encouraging Student Veterans” campaign on behalf of the Student Veterans of America organization. “It’s impressive for a first-year firm to place in the top 20 in the ...

  • Hartman Place beautifies north side of campus


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) family gathered on a picture-perfect Oklahoma morning to dedicate a new outdoor space for rest, recreation and remembrance. Hartman Place is named in honor of the late Marshall and Dorothy Hartman, who were longtime supporters of Oklahoma Christian, as well as OC alumni Kent and Nancy Hartman, Dale and Sheila Hartman, Luke and Kate Hartman, and other members of the Hartman family. “The Hartmans have been friends of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian honors life-saving alum


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Julie Flegal-Smallwood returned home to a standing ovation at Oklahoma Christian University after saving the life of a child in Paris. OC president John deSteiguer presented Julie, a 1985 Oklahoma Christian graduate, with the President’s Medal of Distinction at the university’s April 14 Chapel service. OC created the award two years ago to honor alumni who perform life-saving acts of heroism and service. The first recipients were Kevin Hixson, Cindy ...

  • OC students win Model Arab League contest


    COMMERCE, Texas – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) won top honors for the fifth straight year at the Southwest Model Arab League competition. Representing Algeria, OC beat out 20 other schools for the Outstanding Delegation award, including Baylor University, Oral Roberts University, and Texas A&M University. Professor of Political Science Raymon Huston, OC’s Model Arab League sponsor, said the three-day competition requires students to learn the stances of each nation in ...

  • Spring concerts set for April at OC

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Department of Music wraps up the school year with three concerts this month. The OC Chorale will perform on April 14 at 7 p.m., the Chamber Orchestra will perform on April 17 at 2:30 p.m., and the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble will have a joint concert on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Each concert will be held in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Admission is free. The Chorale’s selections will highlight a variety of composers, ...

  • OC hosts communication and leadership event

    OC's Department of Communication will host Aspire 2016, a communication and leadership symposium, to offer students advice and encouragement as they pursue internships and careers in the fields of mass communication and marketing on Saturday, April 2. Aspire will feature lectures about social media strategy, branding, communications ethics, student leadership, broadcasting and sports communication. With the help of communication professionals in the Oklahoma City area, the organizers want ...

  • Lilly grant funds OC theology academy


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has received a $175,000 grant to establish a theology academy as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative. Named “Restore: Theology Academy at Oklahoma Christian University,” the program will provide high school students with mentors who will guide learning and connect students with scriptural and theological resources as they contemplate social, historical, and cultural ...