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  • Ravi Zacharias at OC on March 30


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host best-selling author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias for a free public lecture next Monday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. The event, part of OC’s McGaw Lecture Series, is sold out, but free overflow tickets for a live closed circuit broadcast are available at www.oc.edu/ravi. Zacharias’ lecture topic is “Secularization and the Death of Absolutes.” Zacharias has spoken all over the world for 42 years. ...

  • Mabee Foundation issues $1M challenge grant for dining facilities


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Mabee Foundation has issued a $1 million challenge grant toward two student-centric projects at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). A new campus café and new coffee shop are two of the big-ticket menu items in OC’s Thrive campaign. If donors give $4,647,209 toward those projects by January 22, 2016, the Mabee Foundation will kick in the final $1 million to help bring those two new student spaces to life. “Many of Oklahoma Christian’s most...

  • OC announces dual degree program with Japan university


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Officials from Oklahoma Christian University (OC) and Japan’s Ibaraki Christian University will announce a new dual degree program at a special ceremony Monday.  OC and IC are in the 40th year of mutual exchange of students and faculty, making the partnership one of the longest lasting programs between any two universities in Japan and the United States. Nearly 1,000 students have participated in the universities’ short-term and long-term programs ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts historic civil rights leaders


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host two icons of the civil rights movement on Feb. 9. OC’s second-annual History Speaks event will feature Claudette Colvin and Fred Gray, two pioneers for racial equality in the 1950s and 60s. Colvin was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott. Gray served as Colvin’s attorney after she was charged with disorderly conduct. “...

  • OC hosts bestselling author Donald Miller


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Bestselling author Donald Miller will speak at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on Thursday, Jan. 22. Miller’s lecture, presented by OC’s Ethos program, will begin at 7 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required at oc.edu/miller. Miller is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and Blue Like Jazz, which later became a feature film. Through his Storyline ...

  • Live streaming of commencement


    Oklahoma Christian University’s winter commencement ceremonies will be streamed live online at www.oc.edu/live on Dec. 12-13.  OC’s undergraduate commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Friday while the graduate ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Both events will be held in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.Dr. Alan Martin, dean of OC’s College of Biblical Studies, will deliver the undergraduate commencement address while entrepreneur and inventor Jay Martin will ...

  • Oklahoma Christian holds graduation ceremonies


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 80 undergraduate and 103 graduate degrees at its winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 12-13. OC’s undergraduate degree candidates represent 13 states and seven countries, and majored in 35 disciplines. The master’s degree candidates come from five states and 10 countries and represent 12 graduate areas of study. Dr. Alan Martin, dean of OC’s College of Biblical Studies, will deliver the ...

  • Oklahoma Christian wins regional ethics championship


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) ethics teams won first and third place at the Texas Regional Ethics Bowl in San Antonio. The championship marked the first regional title for Oklahoma Christian, which won its third straight state championship in October. OC will now advance to the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Orange County, California. Last year, Oklahoma Christian took fifth place out of 32 teams across the country. Oklahoma Christian bested teams from 15 ...

  • OC honors alumni for outstanding achievements


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University’s five academic colleges and Honors Program recognized outstanding alumni during Homecoming Weekend. The awards from the College of Biblical Studies, presented by Dean Alan Martin, honored Mark Brazle (’75) – Missions; Toby Levering (’99) – Youth Ministry; Shon Smith (’91) – Preaching/Ministry; and Mitch Wilburn (’05) – Alumnus of the Year. The College of Business Administration, led ...

  • College president, Google manager, missionaries, civic leaders among Homecoming honorees


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will honor accomplished graduates at its annual Alumni Banquet on Nov. 14. The award winners include Harold and Sally Shank (Distinguished Alumni), Andrew Silvestri (Distinguished Young Alum), OC missionaries to Brazil (Missions Award), and Richard and Mo Anderson (Honorary Alumni). The banquet, a highlight of OC’s Homecoming Weekend, will start at 6 p.m. in the Gaylord University Center. Banquet tickets cost $25 and can be ...

  • Alan Martin accepts ministry role in Houston


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After almost a decade serving at Oklahoma Christian University (OC), including the last four years as dean of the College of Biblical Studies, Alan Martin is returning to family ministry. In January, Martin will become the minister of marriage and family at Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, working alongside OC trustee David Duncan, the congregation’s preaching minister. “I’m grateful for Dr. Martin’s service to OC as professor and dean, ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts 64th lectureship


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will kick off its 64th lectureship this Sunday. The lectureship, which runs through Tuesday, Oct. 7, features more than 35 speakers, concerts and other special events. With an overall theme of “Fully Engaged,” the lectureship will focus on I Peter 2:21: “... that you should follow in His steps.” “Using the STEPS acronym, we have identified five qualities of Jesus: Serve, Tell, Exemplify, Pray and ...

  • OC sets record, celebrates decade of enrollment highs

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University set another enrollment record this fall, with 2,479 students calling OC home.This marks the third straight year of record enrollment at Oklahoma Christian, fueled by a 13 percent increase since fall 2011. Overall, the last decade has featured OC’s 10 highest enrollments ever.Oklahoma Christian also set a graduate record this year with 502 master’s students enrolled, up 10 percent over last year’s previous high. ...

  • OC lands on U.S. News ‘Best Regional University’ and A+ lists

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) ranks among the top 40 regional universities in the western United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” guidebook. Oklahoma Christian rose to No. 40 in this year’s 15-state western rankings and is the No. 2 Oklahoma school in the “Best Regional Universities” category. In addition to having the most National Merit Finalists per capita of all Church of ...

  • $2 million gift helps fund OC 'spiritual life reboot'


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Thanks in part to a $2 million gift, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) students have a new way to build their “life resume” this fall. Ethos, OC’s new spiritual life program, provides multiple ways for students to grow in faith, serve others and worship God. OC students can fulfill their Spiritual Life requirements through daily Chapel services, mission trips, service projects, Bible studies and other options. About a quarter of the anonymous $2 ...