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  • OC hosts noted authors for intergerational 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...

  • Renowned scholar N.T. Wright to speak at OC

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – One of the world’s premier theologians will speak at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) March 24-25.  N.T. Wright is a best-selling, award-winning author and professor who holds dual doctorates from Oxford University. He will lead a panel discussion on March 25 titled “Paul and the Faithfulness of God.” The event begins at 10 a.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.oc.edu/ntwright....

  • OC Olympic Connections

    Oklahoma Christian University is a destination point for students from all over the world who seek a quality education. In fact, students from 57 countries are currently enrolled at OC. Below is a list of the nations that competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics that have students at OC, along with the medal count for those nations. And while you're in the Olympic spirit, check out features about OC alumni Jennifer Ma and Jeff Bennett. Ma was a chief designer of the opening and closing ceremonies ...

  • OC maintains affordability with 2014-15 pricing

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After keeping undergraduate prices flat for three years, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has announced a small increase for 2014-15. OC’s cost of attendance will move to $25,790 per year (including tuition, room and board). That will represent a 3.26 percent increase over 2011-12, the last time Oklahoma Christian raised prices. Oklahoma Christian’s approach contrasts with the nationwide trend; according to the College Board, the average cost of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts pioneers of integration

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host two members of the “Little Rock Nine” for a special event that is free and open to the public on Feb. 24. Carlotta Walls LaNier and Terrence Roberts were two of the nine teenagers who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. They were confronted by a hostile crowd and escorted by the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division on that historic day. “In the midst of one of ...

  • OC partners with YouVersion for Bible reading plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) unveiled a new Bible reading plan on YouVersion this week.The plan allows anybody with access to the YouVersion app or online site (bible.com) to read through the entire New Testament by the end of the spring semester.Along with a daily Bible reading, OC’s plan features devotional thoughts written by Oklahoma Christian students, faculty and staff members.“We are so thankful to YouVersion for their willingness to partner ...

  • OC's South Africans reflect on Mandela's passing

    By Bobby RossThe Christian Chronicle Bullets came flying at Alan Martin as he stepped off a Cape Town, South Africa, bus after a Wednesday night Bible study. Martin, now dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, grew up in a segregated church and faced violence and oppression during the apartheid era. Apartheid - an Afrikaans word meaning “the state of being apart” - was a government policy of segregation and racial and ...

  • OC awards degrees at Winter Commencement

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 87 undergraduate degrees and 85 graduate degrees at its winter commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13-14. The undergraduate degree candidates come from 16 states and seven countries, and majored in a combined 36 academic disciplines at Oklahoma Christian. The master’s degree candidates come from six states and 10 countries, and represent 14 graduate areas of study. Jim Baird, director of OC’s Honors Program, ...

  • OC mourns passing of Charles Branch

    Dr. Charles Branch, Sr., one of the most cherished members of the Oklahoma Christian University family, passed away Friday, Dec. 6 at age 87. He and his wife Sylvia recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She and other members of the Branch family were with Charles when God called him home. The memorial service will be held at MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Memorials may be sent to Oklahoma Christian University, in care of The Charles and ...

  • OC names Baird and Driskill to Registrar leadership roles

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Stephanie Baird will become Oklahoma Christian University’s new Registrar and Karen Driskill will become OC’s Associate Registrar on Jan. 1. Baird will fill the post vacated by Mickey Banister, who is retiring after a distinguished career in education, including the last 19 years at Oklahoma Christian. Baird is completing a dissertation in higher education at Oklahoma State University on the topic of retention and graduation. She holds a bachelor’s ...

  • Former OC president, alumnus lead Philippines relief efforts

    Oklahoma Christian University alumnus Salvador Cariaga is helping lead the efforts to provide relief to the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda hit on Nov. 8, claiming as many as 10,000 lives. Cariaga is the executive director of ministries for Shepherd's Hill International and Oklahoma Christian president emeritus Mike O'Neal is on the ministry's board of trustees. In the accompanying video, Cariaga appears on The Weather Channel to discuss the devastation and relief efforts in the Philippines. ...

  • Academic departments honor outstanding alumni

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three academic colleges honored distinguished alumni during Homecoming weekend. OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, led by Dean David Lowry, recognized Dr. Randel Estep (’86) – Chemistry and Physics; Jason Leger (’00) – Art and Design; Matthew Loeber (’02) – Nursing; David Jones (’94) – Communication; Dr. Travis Montgomery (’02) – Language and Literature; Leah Ries (’83) – Music; ...

  • OC hosts 'An Evening with C.S. Lewis' Oct. 24

    Oklahoma Christian University invites the community to spend an evening with C.S. Lewis on Oct. 24. Professional actor David Payne will present his acclaimed one-man show based on the life of the famous apologist, poet and author. The one-night performance begins at 8 p.m. in Judd Theatre. OC’s theater program hosted Payne four years ago, and again in 2010 for the world premiere of his show, “A Christmas with C.S. Lewis.” Originally from Britain, Payne specializes in works that...

  • 'Walk With Honduras' hits Eagle Trail

    The seventh-annual Walk With Honduras will be held this Sunday on the Eagle Trail at Oklahoma Christian University. New features of the walk, benefitting the Predisan medical mission in Catacamas, Honduras, include a 6 p.m. start time, commemorative flip flops and “prayer stations” that share the stories of patients. The event also features a name change, switching “Walk For Honduras” to “Walk With Honduras.” “It’s a subtle change of a preposition,...

  • OC hosts World Mission Workshop

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University will host the 53rd World Mission Workshop on Oct. 24-26. The workshop annually gathers students of missions, missionaries, and professors of missions with a passion for sharing the Gospel. This is the seventh time Oklahoma Christian has hosted the event. Bob Carpenter, professor of ministry and missions, Kent Hartman, missionary-in-residence at Oklahoma Christian, and Ben Langford, director of OC’s Center for Global Missions, are ...

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