Oklahoma City University News

Oklahoma City University News

published 11/10/2017
Holiday Shows are capstone for fall semester Among its many distinctions, Oklahoma City University has carved out a name for itself in the entertainment world. While Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Harrison,...

Oklahoma City University

published 10/20/2017
OCU welcomes Class of 2021 At Oklahoma City University, the fall semester officially began Aug. 21 with the start of classes. But for the Class of 2021, their first year of college began the previous ...

Seminary's Salute

published 10/20/2017
As Saint Paul School of Theology opened its ninth academic year on the campus of Oklahoma City University, an award ceremony honored Kay Adair as a benefactor. On behalf of Adair, her pastor Scott ...

Oklahoma City University News

published 9/29/2017
Reconciliation in focus for film series The Oklahoma City University Film Institute opened its 2017-18 season Sept. 24 with Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary “The Look of Silence” (2014).   The film, ...

OCU: Thompson to speak on digital life

published 9/8/2017
Oklahoma City University will host technology writer and philosopher Clive Thompson on Sept. 19 for the Martha Jean Lemon Distinguished Speaker Series. Thompson will speak at 7 p.m. that Tuesday in...

Willson Lecture Series welcomes Nadia Bolz-Weber

published 9/8/2017
Oklahoma City University has partnered with Mainstream United Methodists to feature Nadia Bolz-Weber, the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colo., for this year’s ...

‘Fast Forward’ provides fast-track to seminary

published 8/18/2017
Oklahoma City University’s President Robert Henry and Saint Paul seminary’s President Neil Blair signed a historic agreement in 2016. Initially called "3+3," the agreement allowed undergraduate ...

Sky named School of Religion’s distinguished alum

published 8/18/2017
OCU annually recognizes alumni from each school within the university for their outstanding contributions in their chosen fields. During OCU’s All Alumni Weekend in the spring, Brittany Sky was one ...

OCU names 3 new Bishop Scholars

published 7/28/2017
The Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University has announced the 2017 recipients of the Bishop Scholars Award: Addison Saviers, Rebecca Small, and MacKenzie VanZee. The prestigious ...

A banner year for OCU athletics

published 7/7/2017
Wins in golf and softball raise OCU’s total national championships to 66 since joining the NAIA. Oklahoma City University’s colors are blue and white, but you wouldn’t know it when you step into...

3 finish doctoral program

published 6/16/2017
BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Saint Paul School of Theology celebrated a first for its campus at Oklahoma City University on May 19: three people were conferred the degree of Doctor of Ministry during ...

OCU team restores home, experiences community

published 6/16/2017
Early on May 7, the day following Oklahoma City University’s graduation ceremonies, a handful of dedicated students, faculty, and staff gathered in the ticket line at Will Rogers World Airport to ...

President of OCU to retire

published 6/16/2017
Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry will retire, effective June 30, 2018. He plans to focus on several writing and legal projects during a one-year sabbatical, after which he plans to ...

Doctoral program in psychology added

published 5/19/2017
Next spring, OCU will offer a new doctoral program in clinical psychology. The program prepares students to provide psychological services in a variety of settings to address client mental health ...

OCU lowers tuition for doctorate in nursing

published 5/19/2017
National shortage of educators in this field In an ongoing commitment to address the nationwide shortage of nurses and nursing faculty, Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing has ...

OCU students make mission trek to Standing Rock

published 4/28/2017
Over the week of Spring Break, nine Native American students from Oklahoma City University joined an educational and mission experience at the Standing Rock Reservation, which spans the border ...

Cue the music: OCU wins 2 national titles

published 4/7/2017
The women’s basketball team and competitive cheerleading squad secured national titles for OCU this year.   "We Are the Champions" by Queen blared through the cafeteria speakers March 27 as ...

Prayer pathway at OCU

published 3/17/2017
Photos by Andrew Himes At Oklahoma City University, Chapel Dean Charles Neff creates an octagonal prayer labyrinth on Feb. 27, for use throughout the season of Lent. Rev. Dr. Neff said it takes ...

Wesley Center interns get on-the-job training in hospitality

published 3/17/2017
After learning, serving, and worshipping, Youth Service Day participants #DabForDanielle in support of local UMC youth. Each spring the OCU Wesley Center hosts two statewide events: OIMC Day and ...

Students take lead in Lenten worship

published 2/24/2017
On Thursday afternoons at 1 o’clock, members of the campus community gather in the sanctuary of the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel for Oklahoma City University’s weekly chapel worship service. This is...

World Religions Expo offers glimpse into several faith traditions

published 2/24/2017
Students present on Native American religious traditions to guests at the annual OCU World Religion Expo. Public welcome on March 26 Each spring, students enrolled in OCU’s World Religion ...

Back to Belize

published 2/10/2017
The third mission trip to Belize was the largest yet for Oklahoma City University students and faculty traveling there during OCU’s Winter Break with Charles Neff, vice-president for ...

Spring events welcome youths (OCU)

published 2/10/2017
  In coming weeks, hundreds of high school students from across the state will converge on OCU for a series of special events. STARS JUNIOR DAY, FRIDAY, FEB. 24 High school juniors and their ...

Bud Sahmaunt receives Milhouse Award

published 1/13/2017
Each year the Bishop Paul W. Milhouse Award is conferred by Oklahoma City University to recognize the outstanding efforts of a lay person or lay couple who actively and generously support and ...

Longest-serving OCU president dies

published 1/13/2017
A former president and chancellor of Oklahoma City University, Jerald Carter Walker of Tulsa died Dec. 24, 2016. He was 78 years old. Rev. Dr. Walker was the longest-serving president in the history...

Apply now for 2017 Bishop Scholar Award

published 12/16/2016
Applications and nominations ‌are now being accepted for the 2017-18 OCU Bishop Scholar Award. The scholarship is awarded to incoming college freshmen who plan to study in OCU’s Wimberly School of ...

OCU/Saint Paul agreement means less debt for seminarians

published 12/16/2016
A ‌historic agreement that creates a new pathway to fulfill the ‌academic requirements for ordained ministry was signed in November by Presidents Robert Henry of Oklahoma City University and Neil ...

Bishop Scholars receive full tuition

published 11/18/2016
Each year OCU awards up to three full-tuition Bishop Scholar awards to United Methodist students who plan to study in the Wimberly School of Religion and pursue a career in Christian service in The ...

Holiday performances make season bright

published 11/18/2016
Every December, the Performing Arts schools at Oklahoma City University bring Christmastime alive through dance, theater, and music performances. These events are the capstone pieces for students ...

Sacred artifact illuminates study for OCU team

published 11/18/2016
BY HOLLY MCCRAY The secret is out, and Katy Hirsch is exuberant. With college peers, she got to see and study a fragment of Psalm 11 from one of the oldest existing biblical manuscripts: the Dead ...

35 colleges send reps to interfaith conference at OCU

published 11/4/2016
Panelists discuss religious life at United Methodist colleges during a national conference at OCU. PHOTO BY JOSEPH MORROW, IFYC Campus ministers, students, faculty, and even college presidents ...

Ceremony at OCU

published 11/4/2016
Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry, second from left, led a program to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 10 in the Chickasaw Garden on campus. The blessing was given by David ...

OCU: a leader in collegiate interfaith efforts

published 11/4/2016
In his address to delegates at the Called To Be Neighbors conference, President Robert Henry expounded on the ways OCU has been a leader among United Methodist schools in the area of interfaith ...

OCU ranks best in state

published 10/14/2016
U.S. News & World Report again has ranked Oklahoma City University among the best colleges in the country. OCU scored the No. 23 spot in the listing of "Best Regional Universities in the West," the ...

Welcome, new students

published 10/14/2016
Stars Week 2016 — Left, freshmen line up to touch the OCU Star and seal their pledge after the Matriculation service on Aug. 17. Upper right, underclassmen move into the residence halls during ...

2016 Willson Lectures

published 9/16/2016
Warren Carter is professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School. He came to Brite in 2007 after teaching for 17 years at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. His scholarly work has ...

National training to help churches see ‘God’s Image in Many Faces’

published 9/16/2016
Six speakers are on the program for "Celebrating Ethnic Diversity: God’s Image in Many Faces," offering multiethnic ministries training on Nov. 2-4 in Oklahoma City, at Crowne Plaza Hotel. The ...

President helps dedicate new mission statement

published 9/16/2016
BY HOLLY MCCRAY The scene of worshippers in a cozy circle beneath high, multi-hued sanctuary windows Aug. 30 showed the remarkable gift of community that is part of Saint Paul seminary life at ...

Tulsa pastor completes Course of Study

published 9/16/2016
On Aug. 4, Bill Welch of Tulsa concluded a special journey in ministry that began in Spring 2007. Saint Paul School of Theology congratulates him for graduating from that United Methodist seminary’s...

Oklahoma City University News

published 9/2/2016
Have studies, will travel A‌gain this academic year, members of Oklahoma City University’s faculty and staff are offering to travel throughout the state to teach Sunday School classes and provide ...

Eboo Patel headlines conference

published 8/12/2016
OCU will host national interfaith meeting Oklahoma City University is the site Oct. 17-18 for a free national conference that will bring together faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders ...

Two named Bishop’s Scholars

published 8/12/2016
  Each year, Oklahoma City University presents the Bishop’s Scholar Award to a select number of outstanding incoming freshmen who have expressed a desire to pursue a calling to United Methodist ...

Back to Belize

published 7/22/2016
In January, graduate student Kelsey Ricks traveled to Belize for the first time. She went as a member of Oklahoma City University’s OKVIM* Student Mission Team. On June 5, she returned to the ...

Horton-Ware joins OCU as director of Religious Life

published 7/1/2016
OCU is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Horton-Ware as the new director of Religious Life. Her appointment, which began on June 8, includes oversight of the OCU Wesley Center, coordination of the ...

Seminary grads go out to churches

published 7/1/2016
By CHRIS SCHUTZ Bishop Robert Hayes Jr. found parallels between his upcoming retirement and the next stage of life for the graduates of Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. He ...

School of Religion graduates 10

published 6/10/2016
The Wimberly School of Religion graduated a class of 10 religion majors in May at Oklahoma City University. We celebrate the accomplishments of these fine young people and commend them on their ...

OCU receives grants for student mission trips

published 5/20/2016
Oklahoma City University has been awarded two Woodworth Estate grants for mission-related trips. OCU will receive a $6,000 grant to assist with an international mission trip to Belize planned for ...

School of Religion honors Mary Hughes-Gaudreau

published 5/20/2016
‌At a dinner on April 23, Mary Hughes-Gaudreau received the distinguished alumna award from the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University. The event was part of OCU’s All Alumni ...

Better Together Week promotes understanding

published 5/6/2016
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. ...

Voicing their support

published 5/6/2016
Saint Paul seminary students and faculty at Oklahoma City University sing "Lift High the Cross" April 19 in a chapel service focused on the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Hanging...