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  • Smith works with alum to give back to OKC


    For the second year in a row, the National Speakers Association honored Dr. Burt Smith as the Oklahoma Chapter’s Member of the Year. This follows the American Marketing Association’s Oklahoma City chapter renaming its Lifetime Achievement Award after Smith, a professor of marketing and MBA advisor in Oklahoma Christian’s School of Business Administration. He received the organization’s only lifetime achievement award in 2008. These awards reflect Smith’s servant ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Ethics team wins regionals, advances to IEB

    An ethics team from Oklahoma Christian University followed up its state championship with a victory at the 15th-annual Texas Regional Ethics Bowl in San Antonio.  Another OC squad placed third in the regional competition, which featured 20 teams from three states and included schools such as Southern Methodist University, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Cameron University, Oklahoma City University, the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma. The regional ...

  • Russian delegation visits OC


    Oklahoma Christian University president John deSteiguer helped welcome seven students and one professor from Engels, Russia, to OC’s campus on Thursday. The Russian delegation toured OC as part of the Edmond Sister Cities Program, which Oklahoma Christian helped found. President deSteiguer presented the students with certificates of accomplishment for participating in the educational portion of the Edmond Sister Cities Program. The delegation also went to OC’s theatre production of &...

  • 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 Academic Highlights - September 25, 2012

    OC is producing leaders: School of Business Administration alumnus Shawn Gieger has been promoted to Partner at the Oklahoma City Ernst & Young office.  OC is networking: In September, the Department of Accounting and Finance hosted the following firms for luncheon sessions with OC students: BKD Ernst & Young Hogan Taylor Eide Baily Devon On Sept. 20-21, the School of Business Administration hosted the Oklahoma Accountancy Board for its September meeting. The events began with a ...

  • Treasurer Miller appoints Millican to Tobacco Board


    State treasurer Ken Miller appointed OC Board Chair Don Millican to the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. “I am pleased to appoint Don to this important board,” Miller said in a news release. “With his history of philanthropic work in the Tulsa area, I know Don will help the board in fulfilling its mission.” Millican is Chief Financial Officer at Kaiser-Francis Oil Company in Tulsa. He serves on the boards of Tulsa Educare, Inc., which...

  • Professor touts college savings in state treasurer role

    Dr. Ken Miller, who serves as Oklahoma's state treasurer in addition to his role as associate professor of business at Oklahoma Christian University, announced a sweepstakes to help students save for college. At an event at Capitol Hill Elementary in Oklahoma City, Miller helped kick off the Think Big! Save for College! Sweepstakes, a partnership between the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. “The sweepstakes reminds families about the ...

  • OC Honors Students Selected by Prestigious Programs

    Two OC honors students were accepted into prestigious programs recently. Riley Hansen, from St. David, Ariz., will study in the highly selective Scholars’ Semester at England’s Oxford University in the spring. Debra Diepenbrock will participate in a prominent summer academy in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. The academy is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Oracle and Google, among other donors. Diepenbrock, from Moundridge, Ks., is ...

  • MBA Scholarship Plan announced between Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma Christian

    The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University are launching a new MBA scholarship program for tribal members. According to Dr. Ken Johnson, chair of the Graduate School of Business at OC, the scholarship program will encourage and assist tribal members in seeking an advanced degree, which can be extremely beneficial in not only finding employment, but enhancing careers. “The Choctaw Nation’s Scholarship Advisement Program is honored to add Oklahoma Christian ...

  • State Speakers Association Names Oklahoma Christian Professor Member of the Year

    Dr. Burt Smith has been named the 2011 Member of the Year by the National Speakers Association of Oklahoma. The annual award is voted by the chapter membership to recognize a member who has made exceptional contributions to the chapter and the speaking profession. Smith was presented with the award this summer and was also honored with other chapter award winners at the National Speakers Association’s international convention in Anaheim, Calif. “This is yet another affirmation of Dr....

  • New Faculty Bring Diverse Talents to OC

    From a gifted world pianist to a two-time Appalachian Trail hiker, Oklahoma Christian University’s new faculty bring diverse experiences and scholarship to the classroom this fall. “We are incredibly honored to add these highly accomplished individuals to our university,” said Oklahoma Christian President Mike O’Neal. “Each of these faculty are dedicated to scholarship and service in the classroom. They will enhance our students’ abilities to positively affect...

  • OKC Bank Executive To Address OC Graduates

    Oklahoma City banking executive Patrick Rooney will deliver the commencement address at the summer graduation ceremony for Oklahoma Christian University. Graduation will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Hardeman Auditorium on campus. Rooney is chairman and controlling shareholder of First National Bank of Oklahoma. He is also extensively involved in the community, serving as president of the Last Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America and chairman of the Oklahoma Student Loan ...