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  • IFC Dialogues feature John Roberto


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – John Roberto has spent his career delving into the formation of the Christian faith, and now he’ll bring his expertise to Oklahoma Christian University (OC) for the Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues on Monday, Feb. 1. Roberto is the founder and president of Lifelong Faith Associates as well as a noted speaker and author. His literary work includes Generations of Faith Resource Manual: Lifelong Faith for the Whole Parish Community. Professor of Bible ...

  • OC to present degrees at fall commencement ceremonies

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 89 undergraduate and 136 graduate degrees at its fall commencement ceremonies this Friday, Dec. 18. OC’s undergraduate degree candidates come from 15 states and five countries, and majored in 37 disciplines. The master’s degree candidates come from 12 states and five countries and represent 16 graduate areas of study. Graduation Day will feature two separate ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in OC&rsquo...

  • OC students win Texas Regional Ethics Bowl


    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) won the Texas Regional Ethics Bowl for the second straight year, sweeping three matches to qualify for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Showing the depth and talent of OC’s students, the team that finished second at the OK Ethics Statewide Student Ethics Challenge won the regional championship. The “Aguilas” team of junior Gabriel Gasiorowski, sophomore Seanhenry Vandyke and freshman Tyler Clark downed the ...

  • OC presents Alumni Achievement Awards

    Oklahoma Christian University’s five academic colleges and Honors Program recognized outstanding alumni during OC’s annual Homecoming festivities. The College of Biblical Studies named Allen Dutton as its distinguished alumnus in missions, Grady King as its distinguished alumnus in ministry, and Chris Langley as its distinguished alumnus in youth and family ministry. The College of Business Administration honored Mike Bosley as outstanding alumnus from OC’s Graduate School of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts 65th lectureship


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will kick off its 65th lectureship Sunday with a keynote message by Duck Dynasty’s Alan Robertson. Robertson is the oldest son of “Duck Commander” Phil Robertson and his wife Kay. He was a minister for 22 years at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ. He has authored or co-authored the “Duck Commander Devotional,” “Everything’s Better with a Beard,” “The Duck Commander Faith...

  • Oklahoma Christian celebrates enrollment milestones

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) set records for undergraduate, graduate and overall enrollment this fall, surpassing 2,500 total students for the first time in school history. Oklahoma Christian has 2,587 students enrolled, including a record 2,003 undergraduates. Bolstered by substantial growth in the Graduate School of Engineering and Computer Science, OC has 584 total master’s degree students enrolled, a 16 percent increase from last fall’s record ...

  • OC faculty and staff preaching in 24 churches in September


    Oklahoma Christian University is proud to give back to churches in the Oklahoma City area this month. Twenty-two members of OC’s faculty and staff will preach to 24 churches of Christ in September. This is an annual service that OC offers as part of its church relations outreach. Other cities in which OC has provided this service include Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Tulsa. “Every three years, we preach in churches in Oklahoma City,” Distinguished Professor of Bible Stafford ...

  • OC honored among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook ranks Oklahoma Christian University (OC) among the best universities in the western United States. OC is 42nd in the 15-state western region and second among Oklahoma schools in the “Best Regional Universities” category, which lists institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. Tuesday’s rankings release marked the 17th ...

  • OC hosts free Museum of the Bible exhibit


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host a traveling exhibit of Museum of the Bible in September. Sacra Pagina features centuries-old artifacts that highlight ways people approach and study the Bible. Admission is free to the exhibit, which will be on display in OC’s Garvey Center Art Gallery from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday from Sept. 2 through Sept. 18 (with the exception of Labor Day on Sept. 7). Some of the exhibit’s highlights include: 13th-...

  • Oklahoma Christian earns Princeton Review 'Best College' honors


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) remains one of the best colleges in Oklahoma and the western United States according to The Princeton Review. Oklahoma Christian was one of just 125 schools recognized in the 15-state western region, which also includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The Princeton Review honored just six other in-state schools: the University of Oklahoma...

  • First RN to BSN grads to receive degrees from OC


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 98 graduate degrees and four undergraduate degrees at its summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 14. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. The undergraduate candidates come from OC’s School of Education and School of Nursing, including the first graduates from the university’s RN to BSN degree completion program. The 98 master’s candidates will receive degrees in 15 ...

  • OC well-represented at the 35th Christian Scholars’ Conference


    Oklahoma Christian University had a strong presence at the 35th Christian Scholars’ Conference last week with participants in multiple sessions. The annual event was held at Abilene Christian University this year and featured keynote speakers such as authors and professors Phillip Jenkins and Randall Balmer, poet Christian Wiman and public broadcasting host and author Tavis Smiley. During the conference, more than 100 professors, graduate students and professionals presented peer-reviewed ...

  • OC picks Rix as biblical studies dean


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A classical piano virtuoso, experienced minister and respected scholar is the new interim dean of Oklahoma Christian University’s College of Biblical Studies. Charles Rix, an associate professor of Bible at OC, moves into this leadership role after serving as chair of the university’s undergraduate programs in biblical studies over the past year. “I like this opportunity to think creatively about how we teach Bible. We want to help students think ...

  • Pianist Charles Rix to perform as OC hosts the CCLA


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Academic librarians from around the nation will visit Oklahoma Christian University next week for the annual conference of the Christian College Librarians Association.  As part of the conference, accomplished classical pianist Dr. Charles Rix will perform a free concert on May 21 at 8 p.m. Rix, a professor of Bible at OC, has performed around the world, including St. Petersburg, Russia, and he has been a finalist in international ...

  • Christian Chronicle named top newspaper by Associated Church Press


    TORONTO, Canada – The Christian Chronicle, operated on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University, won Best in Class at the Associated Church Press’ annual awards banquet May 1. This designation in the National/International Newspaper category is the second for the Christian Chronicle, which also earned the award in 2012. In all, the Chronicle brought home nine awards. Chief Correspondent Bobby Ross, who graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1990 with a journalism degree, took first ...