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  • OC’s Giving Tree Theatre offers musical comedy

    Oklahoma Christian University is proud to provide community theater for families this summer. The Giving Tree Theatre, OC’s summer theater production house, offers the musical, “Everything I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Adapted to the stage by Ernest Zulia, the comedy is based on the best-selling book by Robert Fulghum, with music and lyrics by David Caldwell. According to Valerie Compton, the show’s director and a 2012 OC alumna, the musical makes ...

  • OC alumni win Emmy Awards

    Oklahoma Christian University alumni Kyle Roberts and Lucas Ross won Emmy Awards at the annual gala for the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Saturday. Roberts’ honor came for his work as editor and animator for The Oklahoman’s commercial, “Thunder in Motion.” Click here to watch the award-winning spot. Roberts double-majored in broadcast journalism and corporate media at Oklahoma Christian, earning his degree in 2007. He is a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Journal Record features national gaming award

    The Journal Record featured Oklahoma Christian University's recognition by The Princeton Review as of the best undergraduate schools in North America to study video game design. OC receives nod for video game studiesBy Brian BrusThe Journal Record Sometimes it can seem as though academic studies at Oklahoma Christian University are all fun and games, associate professor Jeff Price said. That’s as it should be, actually. The university recently earned an honorable mention on The Princeton ...

  • OC on list of top video game design schools

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University earned honorable mention on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the U.S. and Canada to study video game design. Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools in rank order and 15 undergraduate schools as honorable mentions. OC is the only Oklahoma university and one of just two schools ...

  • Pulitzer-winning drama hits OC stage

    The Oklahoma Christian University theater department will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Doubt: A Parable,” on Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2. “Doubt” is set in 1964 in a Catholic school and church in the Bronx, New York. In this story, Sister Aloysius Beauvier must take matters into her own hands when she suspects a priest is abusing a student. The cast includes OC senior Hannah Faye Foster as Sister Beauvier, freshman A.J. Leingang as Father Brendan Flynn, ...

  • OC holds undergraduate prices for second straight year

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) officials announced today that undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13. “Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate ...

  • Halie Hilburn appears on American Idol

    Halie Hilburn is "going to Hollywood" on American Idol after she advanced out of the Oklahoma City auditions. The Oklahoma Christian University alumna's audition aired on American Idol's January 31 broadcast. It featured both Halie (Swan) and her "dog" Oscar, who unfortunately didn't get a thumbs up from American Idol's resident "dawg," Randy Jackson, or fellow judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban or Nicki Minaj. Halie, a 2008 OC graduate, hails from Vernon, Texas. Thanks to "HumanSlinky" for ...

  • OC says 'Hooray for Love' at Valentine Cabaret

    The Oklahoma Christian University Music Department will present the 24th-annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Feb. 14-16. This year’s Cabaret theme is “Hooray for Love: Highlights from the Great American Songbook.” Fourteen pieces written by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and Burt Bacharach will be performed. Classics include “The Man I Love,” “I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good),” and “If I ...

  • OC instructor, students screen movie at film festival

    Eagle Broadcasting Director David Jurney and his students are screening their independent film “Dead Tired” this weekend. The film (trailer featured above) was selected by the Trail Dance Film Festival and will be shown Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. in Duncan, Okla.  The film was the culmination of Jurney’s Advanced Creative Production class last year and featured work from Oklahoma Christian University’s communication and theater departments. It was ...

  • OC hosts 'The Rock & The Rabbi'

    The popular musical “The Rock & The Rabbi” returns to Oklahoma City Feb. 1-2 at Oklahoma Christian University. The musical is based on the friendship between Peter and Jesus as told in the Bible. The show will be staged in Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus. Performances will be Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. In its 14th year of touring, this mix of original acoustic music and storytelling has entertained audiences from Tampa to Dallas to New York City. ...

  • OC alumni compete in Syfy reality series

    The original version of this article and a video interview with Kyle Roberts appears on Look at OKC Oklahoma City filmmaker Kyle Roberts is proof that when you work hard at what you love, you’ll get noticed. Roberts, 28, owner of Reckless Abandonment Pictures, was selected to participate in the new reality competition series “Viral Video Showdown.” His team’s appearance on the show is scheduled to air during a marathon beginning at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Syfy. The...

  • OC celebrates Winter Wonderland Week

    Oklahoma Christian University will celebrate the holiday season with its fifth-annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons on Nov. 27. The free family event includes pictures with Santa, live music, and horse-drawn carriage rides from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be the first Lighting of the Commons under OC’s new president, John deSteiguer. The holiday theme will continue Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 as OC’s theater program presents ...

  • Academic colleges honor alumni at Homecoming

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three colleges honored distinguished alumni on Friday. The special ceremonies were part of OC’s annual Homecoming weekend. The honorees were: College of Arts and Sciences Scott Filleman (05) - MusicAmanda Gauthier (11) - NursingJennifer Hill (94) - Psychology and Family StudiesRussell Hill (93) - History and Political ScienceLisa Landrum (89) - Biological SciencesDana McMichael (83) - Language and LiteratureBrian Simmons (87) - CommunicationRoy Stevens...

  • Oklahoma Christian presents ‘Seussical’

    Following on the heels of last year’s acclaimed production of Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma Christian University will feature Seussical as its annual Homecoming Musical on Nov. 1-3. Each of the three performances will begin at 8 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for groups, senior citizens, and OC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased on weekdays at the OC Box Office or by calling (405) 425-5540. Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen...

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