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  • OC students serve globally this summer


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – More than 50 Oklahoma Christian University (OC) students will serve around the world this summer, exemplifying the university’s motto of “OC is Mission.” In addition to mission trips within the U.S., Oklahoma Christian students will serve in 15 countries in Europe, Africa, South America and Oceania. “Short-term mission projects change lives – not just the lives of those whom students serve, but the lives of our students as well,&...

  • May 9 deadline for Four Star Leadership applications


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The May 9 deadline for applications to the General Tommy Franks' Four Star Leadership Institute draws near for high school students seeking entry to the prestigious leadership program.Only 50 students will be chosen to participate in the program, hosted on the Oklahoma Christian University (OC) campus July 13-19. They will meet with authors, politicians and global thought leaders, and participate in leadership training, policy debate and speech competition. Students ...

  • OC presents band and orchestra concerts

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Department of Music will present its final instrumental concerts of the school year next week. The Chamber Orchestra will perform its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m., with a concert featuring OC’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble slated for Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Adams Recital Hall in the Garvey Center on the OC campus. Admission to both concerts is free. ...

  • OC presents 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

    Oklahoma Christian University will stage its last play of the spring with Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” April 10-12. Wilde’s final play is considered to be his masterpiece. Though written for the London stage more than 100 years ago, the comedy is one of the most-produced plays in England and the United States. OC’s production will be directed by senior theater major Wesley Aspey, who has added his own touch to the comedy. “Wesley&...

  • OC presents Opera Scenes program


    The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Department of Music will present its 2014 Opera Scenes performance April 4-5. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. each night in OC’s Adams Recital Hall. The scenes feature a variety of composers and musical styles, including familiar music like the famous “Flower Duet” from Lakmé and popular songs from commercials and movies. Featured composers include Cimarosa, Menotti, Mozart and Rossini. “The Opera Scenes program makes ...

  • OC hosts advance screening of Rich Mullins film


    Rich Mullins was a contemporary Christian singer who penned the popular worship song “Awesome God.” Mullins passed away in 1997 in a car accident, but his inspirational life has been captured in the new film “Ragamuffin – The True Story of Rich Mullins.”  Oklahoma Christian University and The House FM are hosting an advance screening of the movie April 3 at 7 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online at ...

  • OC hosts noted authors for intergenerational faith event


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Two leading experts in spiritual development will be the featured speakers at the third-annual Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on April 1. John Westerhoff, author of the classic book, Will Our Children Have Faith?, and Holly Allen, author of Intergenerational Christian Formation: Bringing the Whole Church Together in Ministry, Community and Worship, will share their insights at this special event, which is free and open...

  • OC grad lost in Malaysia Airlines tragedy


    Oklahoma Christian University graduate Philip Wood was on the Malaysia Airlines flight that is presumed to have crashed Saturday. "The Oklahoma Christian University community was shocked and saddened to learn yesterday that Philip was on this flight," Executive Vice President Bill Goad said. "The thoughts and prayers of his many friends in the OC community are with the family at this time." Philip graduated with a degree in computer science in 1985. He recently moved from North Texas to Beijing,...

  • Chi wins Spring Sing 2014


    The men of Chi Lambda Phi captured first place in Spring Sing 2014 with their "Back to the Future" show. 1st - Chi Lambda Phi - "Back to the Future"2nd - Gamma Rho - "Candy Land"3rd - Kappa Sigma Tau - "Frankenstein and the Monster"4th - Freshmen - "The Lion King"Faculty/Staff Favorite - Gamma RhoStudent Favorite - Kappa Sigma TauAudience Favorite - Kappa Sigma TauMost Original - Lambda Chi Zeta/Omega Psi OmicronBest Banner - Chi Lambda PhiBest ...

  • Spring Sing: The 'Hits' just keep on coming


    By Hallie Milner, Courtesy of The Talon Oklahoma Christian University students will bring decades’ worth of “Greatest Hits” to life March 7-8 in the 45th-annual Spring Sing performance. Senior Natalie Howard sang and worked behind the scenes of Spring Sing for years, and now directs the show. “A lot of Spring Sing is about alumni coming back – it’s almost like a homecoming in the spring,” Howard said. “While we always want to entertain students, ...