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Category: Department of Communication Stories

  • ‘The Golem’ opens OC’s theater season

    Oklahoma Christian University opens its new theater season with a stage adaptation of “The Golem,” a dramatic poem based on the Jewish folk story of an artificial avenger. H. Leivick wrote the poem in 1921, though the golem concept has been traced throughout Jewish history. Barrett Huddleston, professor of theater, and Charles Rix, professor of Bible, collaborated on the stage adaption of the famous poem, which is popular in Yiddish theater. Huddleston selected the play because of ...

  • OC welcomes Tony Award winner for McBride Lecture

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (September 18, 2012) – Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang will deliver the eighth-annual McBride Lecture for Faith and Literature at Oklahoma Christian University on Oct. 5. The free lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. in OC’s Judd Theatre. A panel discussion and free book-signing reception will follow. Lecture seating can be reserved at www.oc.edu/mcbridecenter. During his visit, Hwang also will participate in symposia with board members of Ecumenica, a national journal ...

  • Jurney becomes interim academic VP

    Dr. Larry Jurney will serve as Oklahoma Christian University's interim vice president for academic affairs through the end of the calendar year. Jurney, who won OC's Faculty Leadership Award in 1998, serves as chair of the university's Department of Communication. He teaches Introduction to Electronic Media; Audio for Media; Video for Media; Broadcast News Production; Media Marketing and Sales; Television Field Production; Administrative Aspects of Electronic Media; and Search for Meaning: ...

  • Thunder roles: OC alum enjoying Finals run

    Oklahoma Christian University basketball fans may know Clinton Corley as one of the school’s best play-by-play announcers in recent years ... or as the sideline reporter for OC’s game telecasts on statewide cable.Fans of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder may not know him, but they know his behind-the-scenes work for Thunder Broadcasting, where he serves as a video photographer and editor.He traveled with the team during its 2012 run to the NBA Finals. When the Thunder clinched ...

  • Casmir to lecture - "From the Swastika to the Cross"

    Professor Fred Casmir will discuss his unique conversion experience in his signature lecture, “From the Swastika to the Cross,” at OC's Judd Theatre on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.  By age 17, Casmir had become a veteran of one war and faced another as a former Hitler Youth Corp and German Air Gunner. His surrender to Allied forces, however, eventually caused his surrender to Christ and the beginning of a career in Communication and Missionary Advocacy. Admission is free ...

  • Ozma of Oz presented by the OC Theater

    There’s no place like Judd Theatre this February when the OC Theater Department produces Ozma of Oz. Set in Frank L Baum’s “wonderful world of Oz” after the events of “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy Gale reluctantly agrees to accompany her doddering uncle Henry on an excursion to Australia. During the journey, the pair is whisked back to the magical kingdom of Oz. In order to return to their homeland, Dorothy and Henry must first restore time itself to the enchanted ...

  • OC Theater Hosts 24-Hour Playwriting Contest Oct. 1

    Oklahoma Christian University will introduce a new twist to its annual, faith-based playwriting competition this weekend. Students will have 24 hours to write, rehearse and stage a 10-minute play based on the song lyrics of an OKC-based recording artist. The name of the artist and the five songs on which the plays will be based will not be released until 8 p.m. Friday. This year’s 24-Hour Original 10-Minute Play Contest is produced by OC’s honorary theater society, Alpha Psi Omega. ...

  • OC Named "A Best in The West" College by The Princeton Review

    Oklahoma Christian University is one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” “We are honored to be ranked among the best universities in the West region,” said Mike O’Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “...

  • Single mom 'Skye high' on OC

    Cree Hammond was a single mom. Her daughter, Skye, wasn’t even thinking about Oklahoma Christian University as a potential college choice. Then Skye visited OC’s campus, met OC’s people, and found out about OC’s academic programs and campus life. The rest is history … in the making. Skye is a senior public relations major at Oklahoma Christian. She is really involved on campus and has captained the cheer squad. “She loved how the OC community treated her,&...

  • Spring grad named Miss Rodeo Nebraska

    While the Miss U.S.A. pageant was held last night, one of OC’s most talented spring graduates won a very competitive pageant herself last week. Sierra Peterson is the new Miss Rodeo Nebraska and will compete next December in the Miss Rodeo America competition in Las Vegas. Peterson claimed top honors in horsemanship, speech, appearance, personality, photogenics and the written test. She competed against three other contestants over a period of four days. Her responsibilities will include ...

  • Sherlock Holmes Comes To The Stage At OC

    “Crucifer of Blood” will run Feb. 18-19 and 25-26 at 8 p.m. in Judd Theatre A Sherlock Holmes play will be the first theater production of the spring for Oklahoma Christian University. “The Crucifer of Blood” was written by Paul Giovanni, whose inspiration for the new mystery was Arthur Conan Doyle’s story “The Sign of the Four.” According to professor Phil Reagan, Sherlock Holmes is popular again, which factored in his decision to direct the show. ...

  • World Premiere of "A Christmas With C.S. Lewis" Debuts At OC

    The Oklahoma Christian University theater program will host professional actor David Payne as he presents the world premiere of his one-man show, “A Christmas with C.S. Lewis,” Dec. 9-10. The performances will be at 7 p.m. in Judd Theatre. Originally from Britain, Payne specializes in works that present the life and writings of Lewis, the renowned apologist, poet and author. The third film adaptation of Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” series opens worldwide Dec. ...

  • OC Celebrates The Holidays

    OC will celebrate the holiday season with its Third Annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons Tuesday night. The family event includes pictures with Santa, live music and horse drawn carriage rides from 6-9 p.m. The holiday theme will continue Thursday through Saturday as the theater program presents the comedy, “Inspecting Carol,” at 8 p.m. in Judd Theatre. At the risk of losing precious grant sponsorship, a fractious community theater embarks on ...

  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Visits OC

    New York City in the 1920s is coming to the stage at Oklahoma Christian University in the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The production is part of OC’s homecoming weekend and is directed by alumnus Chad Anderson. It will run Nov. 4-6 at 8 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus. The show, with a cast of 25, focuses on the story of Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city to start a new life during the Roaring Twenties. This was a time when women were ...

  • OC's "Eagle Angle" Now Available on Cox TV

    Starting tonight, Oklahoma cable TV provider, Cox Communications, will carry OC’s TV news program, “Eagle Angle,” live every Wednesday. The program will air at 5:30 p.m. and replay at 4 p.m. Thursday. The half-hour news show will be available in the Oklahoma and Tulsa viewing areas on the Cox Channel, which is found on channels 3 and 703 in both cities. The Wednesday program will air right before the Cox weekly high school sports show. “This is a great chance for our ...

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