Academics Stories

  • OC receives $1 million gift for College of Engineering and Computer Science


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a special couple in Houston, Texas. This week, OC announced a $1 million gift from Benton and Paula Baugh to serve as startup capital for the university’s newly reorganized College of Engineering and Computer Science. Just last year, the Baughs gave $1.7 million to endow a preaching chair in OC’s College of Biblical Studies. “Our society ...

  • OC earns Princeton Review honors again

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Princeton Review honored Oklahoma Christian University (OC) as one of the best colleges in the western United States, placing OC among the top 25 percent of all four-year colleges nationwide. The Princeton Review recognized 124 colleges in the western region, composed of 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Six other Oklahoma universities joined ...

  • Oklahoma Christian presents graduate degrees


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 96 graduate degrees at its summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 16. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Live video of the ceremony will be streamed online at www.oc.edu/live.The degree candidates come from eight states and 12 countries, and represent a combined 13 areas of study in OC’s Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Engineering. The candidates ...

  • Evidence points to popularity of crime-scene class at OC’s Honors Academy


    By Matt Patterson, Courtesy of The OklahomanThe chemistry lab inside Vose Hall at Oklahoma Christian University appears to have morphed into a crime scene.There are two bodies on the tile floor of the lab, the apparent victims of gunshot wounds. As the victims lie there, investigators process the scene, looking for clues. Yellow crime-scene tape blocks the entryway.The simulated crime scene is part of the school’s summer Honors Academy for high school juniors. During two weeks of camp, ...

  • Oklahoman features highly-ranked game design program


    The Oklahoman featured a full-page article on Oklahoma Christian University's Gaming and Animation, ranked No. 14 in the nation by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer. Click here to read the feature story by Matt Patterson from The Oklahoman's June 13 edition.

  • Mission work essential for OC nursing students


    By James Coburn, Courtesy of Oklahoma’s Nursing TimesAs of June 1, the status of the Oklahoma Christian Department of Nursing has changed to the Oklahoma Christian University School of Nursing, said Kay Elder, RN, nursing school chair. “There is some restructuring going on with Oklahoma Christian University, and nursing is now part of the newly formed College of Natural and Health Sciences, along with biology and history,” Elder said. The summer campus appears a peaceful ...

  • OC Honors Summer Academy hosts 97 students from 24 states


    Ambitious high school students from 24 states are at Oklahoma Christian University this week and the next for an academically challenging preview of college life. Whether seeking to solve a cold case, build robots or study the evolution of video games and animation, the 97 students in OC’s Honors Summer Academy will stay busy learning. “The Honors Summer Academy is a great way for determined high school students to learn more about Christian higher education,” said ...

  • OC faculty present at 2014 Christian Scholars Conference


    Members of the Oklahoma Christian University community participated in the 2014 Christian Scholars Conference last week at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Known as the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, professors, graduate students and professionals present more than 100 peer-reviewed and generative sessions to advance scholarship, collaboration and engaged dialogue.  This year’s conference theme was "Leadership in the Academy, Religion and Civil Life." Key ...

  • OC hires Simmons, Buxton


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) announced the addition of a communications expert and an Air Force officer to its faculty this fall. Brian Simmons will join the OC faculty as a professor of communication while Col. Brad Buxton has been hired as an assistant professor of engineering. Simmons graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1987 with a degree in mass communication. He went on to earn his master’s degree in communication from Pepperdine University and a ...

  • Peters picked for Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Dr. Doug Peters will be the first Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). Peters has 27 years of experience in ministry and preaching, including the last 13 years as the pulpit minister for North Davis Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. He also has served churches in Abilene, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Birmingham, Alabama. Peters has been a guest preacher and teacher in more than 60 ...