OCU students serve near,
far during Spring Break
Religion students prepare children’s Easter treats in Dallas.
Nursing students helped this couple in Honduras.
Wesley Center helps inner-city mission
Dallas was the...
World Religions Expo engages conversation
Right: At the World Religions Expo on April 7, Jalisa Ross, who is Miss Indian OCU, leads a Native dance. Above: Buddhist nun Jian Gai Shi poses with Dann May, a professor in OCU’s Wimberly School of Religion. The two collaborate on service learning projects, May said. OCU students helped build a meditation path at Buddha Mind...
Wimberly School of Religion prepares students
OCU students who will attend the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies conference are, from left, Trey Witzel, Molly Kate Been, and Keith Bethell.
The Wimberly School of Religion at OCU enjoys a national reputation for producing quality graduates.
In Chicago last November,...
Easter Vigil links ancient/modern
In the early years of Christianity, congregations gathered the night before Easter, to retell the story of the faith, beginning in Genesis and advancing to again embrace the good news of the resurrection, and to celebrate the sacraments.
For the third year, Oklahoma City University invites everyone on Saturday, March 30, to a modern interpretation of this ancient Easter Vigil.
For the early Christians, this service continued...
OCU honors Bill Junk with Milhouse Award
Pastor Adrian Cole, right, of New Covenant UMC accepts the Milhouse Award on behalf of honoree Bill Junk, a member of that Edmond church. With him are OCU President Robert Henry and Vice-President for University-Church Relations Maggie Ball.
Christian fraternity builds caring connections
The Christian Men’s Fraternity DAX and Yukon-First UMC sponsored a service project with Habitat for Humanity. Shown are some of the participants.
Members of Delta Alpha Chi (DAX) at Oklahoma City University recently joined with First United...
Delivering joy to the world!
Packed with merry wishes
The Oklahoma City University community responded again this holiday season with an outpouring of gifts for the Angel Tree families at Skyline Urban Ministry. A total of 17 campus departments and nine individuals brought items for 87 recipients, including 22 families and five senior citizens. In addition to toys, bedding, gift cards, and clothes, donors fulfilled four requests for bicycles, two for microwave ovens, and a lawn trimmer. Rita Himes and...
School of Religion salutes Conference leader as outstanding graduate
School of Religion Director Sharon Betsworth, left, and Conference Director of Discipleship Ministries Diana Northcutt display an OCU blanket that was presented to Northcutt for the Distinguished Alumna award.
Clergywoman Diana Northcutt was recently...
OCU trustees approve Law School move to downtown
The law school will move to this historic downtown building at 800 N. Harvey.
On Oct. 24, the Oklahoma City University Board of Trustees approved moving the law school to downtown, into the former Central High School, 800 N. Harvey.
OCU leaders hope to begin classes at the new...
Bishop's Scholarship nominations sought
Nominations now are being accepted for the Bishop’s Scholarship at Oklahoma City University, for the 2013-14 academic year.
This full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to three incoming freshmen who are members of The United Methodist Church, plan to pursue careers in Christian service, and plan to major in one of the Wimberly School of Religion degree programs.
A student must be nominated by the pastor of his/her...
Fraternity creates box city
Sleeping in a room made of cardboard and duct tape is not reality for OCU students. But it was the experience for members of Delta Alpha Chi (DAX), the men’s Christian service fraternity, during the last week of September at OCU.
For the fifth consecutive year, the group sponsored Homeless Awareness Week. Members of DAX lived in these makeshift dwellings on the campus lawn. Some also chose to eat only when food was given to them.
DAX President Trey Witzel said, "While we can never...
Reading Scripture with the Rabbi
OCU is pleased to welcome Rabbi Vered Harris to present the Neustadt Lectures on Nov. 15. Rabbi Harris is the new spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel in Oklahoma City.
She is the fifth rabbi to lead the congregation in its 111-year history and began serving there July 1.
The theme of the OCU lecture series is "Reading Scripture with the Rabbi." The first presentation will be at 1 p.m. in the chapel...
Rowing on the river
Photo by Cary Pirrong, OCU director of Alumni Relations
The OCU Alumni Association welcomed retired clergy and their spouses as special guests Sept. 28 for "A Great Evening on the Oklahoma River," during the OCU Head of the Oklahoma Regatta. Almost 30 Metro Retirees were expected in the alumni’s big tent at the Devon Boathouse, home for OCU’s rowing and canoe/kayak teams. Cheering the Stars on the river are, from...
Dad, daughter complete seminary --Saint Paul at OCU graduates 6
CLASS OF 2012—From left, Marla Lobo, Alan Nagel, Kathy Brown, Paul Francel, Tiffany Nagel; center, Devon Krause. Photo by Heather Chamberlin
Tiffany and Alan Nagel
OCU freshmen continue educational success
Upperclassmen help new students move into the dorms Aug. 14 at Oklahoma City University.
The freshman class at Oklahoma City University, which started the fall session on Aug. 20, includes 17 valedictorians and three salutatorians. Also among...
Bishop Charleston to present Willson Lectures
What does the Gospel, the good news, sound like when spoken in the traditional voice of Native American religious experience? How does the spiritual history and wisdom of North America’s indigenous cultures shape and inform Christian theology?
Bishop Steven Charleston will explore these questions on Oct. 4 in the 2012 Willson Lectures at Oklahoma City University.
Bishop Charleston is Visiting Professor of Native...
OCU hosts summer conferences
In summertime the OCU campus buzzes with activity despite fewer class sessions. Youths gather for sports and theater camps, and the facilities department continues to maintain the beautiful grounds. The chapel staff gladly hosts United Methodist groups for special events on campus.
This summer, we welcomed Youth Force OKC, the School on Chemical Dependency, Local Pastors Licensing School, and the Cooperative School of Christian Mission....
Nominations open for Milhouse Award
The OCU University Church Relations office is seeking nominations for the 2012 Bishop Paul W. Milhouse Award. Deadline to submit a nomination is Oct. 1.
Established in 1982, this award recognizes United Methodist laypeople who express their faith in concrete ways and demonstrate outstanding leadership in the community, local church, and the annual conference. They also advocate to strengthen the partnership between OCU and the Church.
Saint Paul School at OCU - Seminary's 2nd class graduates Aug. 24
Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University invites all to celebrate the seminary’s second graduating class at its Commencement Convocation, 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at OKC-Church of the Servant.
Six graduates will receive their Master of Divinity degrees. Preacher will be David Wilson, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference superintendent, and a reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
"Together through our collaborative efforts, we are forging a future with hope. We...
Two add talents to University-Church Relations team
Rita Himes and Janet Boone
The University-Church Relations Department welcomes two new members, Rita Himes and Janet Boone, to our team at Oklahoma City University. Both have long-standing ties to OCU and to the Oklahoma Conference.
Rita Himes is administrative assistant to...