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  • 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 Honors student's paper accepted by AERA


    Sarah Bell is an OC Honors Program student who is quickly making her mark as a scholar. Bell studied at a Utah State University summer research program last summer, and the prestigious American Educational Research Association has accepted a paper she wrote based on research she participated in. She is presenting at the conference this year, and the paper will also be published in one of AERA’s journals.  AERA is a national research society that strives to advance knowledge about...

  • 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 ...

  • OC proud to add seven accomplished scholars and teachers

    Oklahoma Christian University’s newest professors offer students a wealth of academic and professional experience along with a passion for faith and service. From nursing, music and education, to English, computer science and biology, OC’s students will be benefit from excellent scholars and teachers. According Scott LaMascus, OC’s vice president for academic affairs, these new faculty were selected because of their academic credentials and commitment to OC’s distinctive ...

  • 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 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...

  • Honors Summer Academy welcomes 120 students


    With 120 ambitious high school students from 17 states and Rwanda, Oklahoma Christian University is hosting its largest Honors Summer Academy yet. Sessions run this week and the next for an academically challenging preview of college life. Learning experiences will include testing basic rockets, solving a cold case, interacting with the FBI, participating in a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt, culturing HeLa cells and learning from healthcare professionals at Mercy Hospital. “The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oklahoma Christian students revive debate team


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) debate team has been revived after 23 years. The team currently consists of 10 students and is led by Brian Simmons, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and the Honors Program. Simmons was a member of Oklahoma Christian’s debate team during his time as a student. At one point, the team was ranked as high as third in the entire United States. Sophomore Megan McKinley approached Simmons about reestablishing the ...

  • Mabee Foundation issues $1M challenge grant for dining facilities


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Mabee Foundation has issued a $1 million challenge grant toward two student-centric projects at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). A new campus café and new coffee shop are two of the big-ticket menu items in OC’s Thrive campaign. If donors give $4,647,209 toward those projects by January 22, 2016, the Mabee Foundation will kick in the final $1 million to help bring those two new student spaces to life. “Many of Oklahoma Christian’s most...

  • OC announces dual degree program with Japan university


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Officials from Oklahoma Christian University (OC) and Japan’s Ibaraki Christian University will announce a new dual degree program at a special ceremony Monday.  OC and IC are in the 40th year of mutual exchange of students and faculty, making the partnership one of the longest lasting programs between any two universities in Japan and the United States. Nearly 1,000 students have participated in the universities’ short-term and long-term programs ...

  • OC hosts bestselling author Donald Miller


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Bestselling author Donald Miller will speak at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on Thursday, Jan. 22. Miller’s lecture, presented by OC’s Ethos program, will begin at 7 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required at oc.edu/miller. Miller is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and Blue Like Jazz, which later became a feature film. Through his Storyline ...