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  • OC named one of region's top colleges

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is one of just six schools in Oklahoma to be named one of the best colleges in the western United States by The Princeton Review.The 124 best western colleges are located in 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The listing places Oklahoma Christian among the top 25 percent of all four-year colleges nationwide.“We’re honored to earn this ...

  • OC student in first Summer Policy Institute

    The Oklahoma Policy Institute has accepted Oklahoma Christian University (OC) student Tyler Parette into the first Summer Policy Institute in August. At the Summer Institute, 45 of the state’s top undergraduate and graduate students will gather to discuss Oklahoma policy issues and prepare for their future studies and careers.The event, to be held Aug. 5-7 in Tulsa, will include seminars, panels, workshops and keynote addresses by leading policy experts from government, academia and ...

  • OCAST grant funds OC science research

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) was one of only two research universities approved for large grants from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology’s Intern Partnership program. With the $60,000 OCAST grant, OC assistant professor of biology Eric Phelps will work with Charlesson LLC and principal investigator Rafal Farjo to develop new training resources for undergraduate educational programs. Phelps’ proposal was based on the idea that faculty members ...

  • Honors Academy hosts students from 16 states

    Gifted high school students from 16 states come to Oklahoma Christian University this week for a preview of college life. Whether culturing cells from Henryetta Lacks, volunteering in a summer literacy program or programming a microprocessor for light displays set to music, the 72 students in OC’s Honors Summer Academy will stay busy learning in an academically challenging environment. “The Honors Summer Academy brings in very bright high school students and gives them a taste ...

  • OC faculty, students present at Christian conference

    Once again, OC was honored to have faculty and students present at the 2013 Christian Scholars Conference over the weekend. Formally titled the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, scholars present more than 90 peer-reviewed and generative sessions to advance scholarship, collaboration and engaged dialogue. This year’s conference theme was "Crises in Ethics: Theology, Business, Law and the Liberal and Fine Arts." Key speakers included ethics author John Dean, religious ...

  • OC’s Estrada wins national PR student award

    OC public relations student Jessica Estrada recently won a Zenith Award for PR Research. One of the top national public relations competitions for undergraduate students, the Zenith Awards contest is the only one in which work previously completed in a class or internship may be submitted. Estrada’s entry was an assignment completed in the OC class Public Relations Principles, which she took last fall.  For the past two years, the senior from Duncanville, Texas, has also served as an ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oklahoma Christian celebrates 319 graduates

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Microsoft’s chief operating officer and a respected minister and missionary will speak to the graduates at Oklahoma Christian University’s spring commencement ceremonies on April 26-27.Oklahoma Christian will present degrees to 265 undergraduate candidates from 61 majors on Friday and to 54 master’s degree candidates from 13 areas of study on Saturday. Kevin Turner, who is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Microsoft’s ...

  • OC students win psychology awards

    Four Oklahoma Christian University psychology students won awards at the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention in Missouri. Seniors Natalie Nalley and Suzanna Sawyer won first place for their research study, “The Effects of Strategic Self-Presentation and Social Comparison on Social Disability.” Sawyer said she and Nalley spent most of the fall 2012 semester researching and preparing their study to submit to the conference. When the conference came in March, the pair ...

  • OC students help raise funds for Gabbi Cook

    Inspired by Kid President, Oklahoma Christian University students are coming together Monday night in the Thelma Gaylord Forum to help raise funds for a 2-year-old overcoming liver cancer. Gabbi Cook's parents were missionaries in Peru and planned a quick visit to the U.S. in August. Unexpectedly, doctors found cancer in Gabbi's liver and her parents have had to give up their missionary calling. Luckily, Gabbi received a new liver right before Christmas, but her family has incurred numerous ...

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