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Category: Department of History & Political Science Stories

  • OC hosts lecture on social justice and U.S. policy


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host distinguished lecturer and author Ted McAllister on Monday, Sept. 22. McAllister, who holds the Edward L. Gaylord Chair of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, will speak on “Social Justice and the Crisis of American Public Policy.” The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. in OC’s Adams Recital Hall. A question-and-answer session will follow. “He’s an authority on politics, said John Maple, ...

  • 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 ...

  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...

  • 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 student in first Summer Policy Institute

    The Oklahoma Policy Institute has accepted Oklahoma Christian University (OC) student Tyler Parette into the first Summer Policy Institute in August. At the Summer Institute, 45 of the state’s top undergraduate and graduate students will gather to discuss Oklahoma policy issues and prepare for their future studies and careers.The event, to be held Aug. 5-7 in Tulsa, will include seminars, panels, workshops and keynote addresses by leading policy experts from government, academia and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • OC teams place first, third in state ethics contest

    A student team from Oklahoma Christian University won the Statewide Student Ethics Challenge in Norman. Another OC team placed third in the contest, which featured 16 teams from 10 universities across the state. OC’s winning team, the Aguilas, won all of its matches while its other team, the Eagles, went undefeated with one tie against a squad from the University of Oklahoma. Both Oklahoma Christian teams advance to the Regional Ethics Bowl on Nov. 17 in San Antonio, with a chance to move ...

  • OC History Students Win National Award For 16th Straight Year

    OC’s history honor society was chosen as a Best Chapter in the nation among smaller universities for the 16th consecutive year and 17th time overall. “The students deserve the credit for this exciting achievement,” said John Maple, the group’s sponsor and chair of the department of history and political science. “Their pursuit of excellence in chapter activities resulted in this recognition from the national office.” OC’s chapter is a member of Phi Alpha...

  • 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. “...

  • OC History Professor and Student Chosen for Honors

    Matt McCook, professor of history, received a fellowship from the Filson Historical Society for one week of study this summer at the organization’s headquarters. McCook’s research project is titled “Aliens in the World: Sectarians, Secularists, and the Second Great Awakening.”  The Filson Historical Society is located in Louisville, Ky., and is named after that state’s first historian, John Filson. Founded in 1884, it is a privately supported historical ...

  • OC History Students Place Third in National Journal Competition

    For the second time in three years, OC’s history honor society placed third in Phi Alpha Theta’s national Nash History Journal competition. “I want to give a hearty ‘well done’ to editor Kevin Anders and all the students who produced quality papers and book reviews,” said John Maple, the group’s sponsor and chair of the department of history and political science. Phi Alpha Theta is an honor society for college history students and professors in the ...

  • OC History Students Win National Award For 15th Straight Year

    OC’s history honor society was honored as a Best Chapter in the nation among smaller universities for the 15th consecutive year and 16th time overall. “We continue to be incredibly proud of our students’ outstanding performance in chapter activities,” said John Maple, the group’s sponsor and chair of the department of history and political science. “The students truly earned this excellent achievement.” OC’s chapter is a member of Phi Alpha ...

  • OC students present at national history conference

    Five Oklahoma Christian University students were selected to present papers at the nation’s leading student history conference Jan. 6-9. Phi Alpha Theta, an honor society for college history students and professors, hosted the convention in San Diego. “This is the largest group of presenters we have ever had at the national conference,” said John Maple, sponsor of OC’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and chair of the department of history and political science. “We ...

  • Political science students compete at Model Arab League

    Ten Oklahoma Christian University Political Science students attended the Model Arab League Intercollegiate competition held at the University of North Texas on April 16-18.  There were schools from 4 different states in attendance, and many brought more than one group to participate.  The Universities in attendance were: University of North Texas (2 delegations), Midwestern State University, Texas Wesleyan University (2 delegations), Baylor University (2 delegations), Oklahoma ...