Oklahoma City University News

Ocean conservationist, Jacques Cousteau grandson to speak at OCU

9/6/2019
Oklahoma City University will host a guest presentation by an ocean conservationist and shark expert at 7 p.m. Sept. 24. The presentation, “One Ocean, One People,” is free to the public and will be ...

Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor Announces New Inductees

8/2/2019
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will honor four business and community leaders during the 33rd annual Oklahoma Commerce & Industry Hall of Honor luncheon Oct. 31 at the Cox ...

Oklahoma City University Expands Nursing Program to Lawton

6/14/2019
Oklahoma City University will expand its satellite nursing program at Duncan Regional Hospital to include the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, starting with the fall semester in August. ...

OCU celebrates Better Together Week

5/3/2019
What began as a singular response to an act of intolerance has grown into an annual celebration of diversity and inclusion on the campus of Oklahoma City University. In 2008, the students of OCU ...

Nearly $500,000 in scholarships available for new BSN, MSN students

4/5/2019
Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing recently received a gift creating “The Kramer Way” scholarship, which will provide $400,000 for 10 new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students...

OCU selected as GBHEM hub site

3/7/2019
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) in Nashville has selected Oklahoma City University as the site of their North American Leadership, Education, and Development (LEaD) Hub. ...

High school youth invited to OCU Events

2/1/2019
Hundreds of high school youth from across Oklahoma will converge on the Oklahoma City University campus for a series of special events this spring. Youth groups and youth sponsors who are interested ...

OCU honors distinguished alumni, university champions

1/11/2019
Oklahoma City University recognized two new recipients of the Bishop Paul W. Milhouse Award during the annual University-Church Relations and Wimberly School of Religion recognition banquet on Dec. 6....

OCU holiday shows make the season bright

12/7/2018
The fall semester at OCU will come to a close with some fun holiday performances. The American Spirit Dance Company’s annual “Home for the Holidays” showcases the school’s world-renown program with a ...

OCU: Bishop Scholar Application Now Open

12/7/2018
High school seniors who feel called to ministry and who are interested in studying in the Oklahoma City University Wimberly School of Religion are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Bishop ...

OCU student named “Champion of Character”

11/2/2018
Devaunjue “Jay” Williams has been named as the recipient of the 2018 Sooner Athletic Conference’s Champions of Character Award. The award recognizes a junior or senior student-athlete who demonstrates...

OCU: Musical and Bible study join the national conversation

11/2/2018
The OCU Musical Theatre Department is bringing the American opera “Susannah” to the main stage Nov. 16-18. Based on the biblical story of “Susanna and the Elders” from the Apocrypha, this modern ...

OCU: UCR dinner recognizes outstanding service

11/2/2018
Each year OCU’s University-Church Relations department teams up with the Wimberly School of Religion to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the vitality of their community...

OCU: Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel celebrates golden anniversary

10/5/2018
In the fall of 1967, massive steel I-beams began to rise in pyramid-shaped sections above Historic Route 66 on the campus of Oklahoma City University. Ground for the campus’ new chapel had been broken...

Rising stars - OCU welcomes Class of 2022

9/7/2018
In August, Oklahoma City University welcomed the largest freshmen class in almost a decade. The fall semester officially began with the Matriculation Convocation service on August 15, where Dr. Martha...

Theologian Matthew Fox headlines OCU Willson Lectures

9/7/2018
World renowned theologian Matthew Fox is slated as the featured speaker at this year’s annual Willson Lecture Series on the campus of Oklahoma City University. Father Fox, an Episcopal priest and ...

OCU announces 2018 Bishop Scholars

8/3/2018
Madison Day Allison McMurry The Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University has announced its selection of two incoming freshmen as recipients of the prestigious Bishop Scholar ...

OCU team builds tiny homes for the homeless

7/6/2018
"Alaska is Calling and I Must Go" reads the back of the official OCU mission team t-shirts. On June 1, a team of 12 students, faculty and family members flew from Oklahoma City to Fairbanks, Alaska ...

United Methodists take center stage at OCU

6/15/2018
During two ceremonies on May 5, Oklahoma City University conferred 543 undergraduate and 362 graduate degrees in its 113th annual commencement exercises. OCU President-Designate Martha Burger, ...

Grant helps OCU law students help tenants at risk

5/18/2018
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tenants facing possible eviction in Oklahoma County can get help from Oklahoma City University’s Law School to remain in their homes. The law school recently received a “generous grant...

Honorary doctorates for two UM leaders

5/18/2018
Bill Junk and Craig Stinson received honorary doctorates from United Methodist-related Oklahoma City University on May 6. Junk is president of Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation, and Rev. Stinson is...

OCU- Celebrations to mark Smith Chapel’s 50th anniversary

5/18/2018
Plans are under way for a year of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on the Oklahoma City University campus. Consecrated on May 9, 1968, Smith Chapel has been ...

OCU- First fast-food restaurant opens on campus

5/18/2018
Students at Oklahoma City University have a new food option on campus. After months of construction in the lower level of the Tom and Brenda McDaniel Student Center, Chick-fil-A opened for business in...

OCU religion major wins seminary scholarship

4/13/2018
While attending Exploration 2017 in Portland, Oregon, religion major Melaina Riley received some life-changing news. With an hour to go before the start of the November conference, the Oklahoma City ...

OCU names 1st female president

4/12/2018
BY ZOE TRAVERS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, OCU STUDENT PUBLICATIONS Oklahoma City University will have its first female president beginning this summer. OCU alumnus and trustee Martha Burger was named the ...

OCU extends partnership with Saint Paul seminary

3/23/2018
On February 21, President Robert Henry of Oklahoma City University and President Neil Blair of Saint Paul School of Theology signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, renewing the decade-long ...

Religions expo: a window on the world

3/23/2018
The first floor of Oklahoma City University’s iconic Gold Star Building will bustle with life April 15, filled with music, exotic smells, art, and perhaps even a little dance. That Sunday afternoon, ...

3 finalists named for OCU presidency

3/22/2018
Oklahoma City University named three finalists on March 13 in its presidential search. The candidates are Martha Burger, Myron Pope and Thom Chesney. The university’s search committee is recommending ...

OCU- Students spend winter break on international missions

3/2/2018
Winter break lasts three weeks for Oklahoma City University students and, since 2014, a distinctive purpose has emerged for those days: OCU’s winter break mission trip. During the most recent break, ...

OCU names police chief

2/9/2018
Oklahoma City University has named Jennifer Rodgers as chief of police. Rodgers assumed the role Jan. 3, following a lengthy career with the Oklahoma City Police Department. She is an OCU graduate and...

OCU News: Youth service day, Stars Junior Day

2/9/2018
Wesley Center will host Youth Service Day OCU’s annual Oklahoma Conference Youth Service Day is set for Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning and ending at the Smith Chapel on campus. ...

OCU: Jewish poet headlines Neustadt lectures

2/9/2018
On Feb. 15, poet, playwright, activist, and educator Merle Feld will be guest presenter at the 35th Annual Neustadt Lectures for Oklahoma City University. Feld is the founding director of the Albin ...

OCU: 2018 Bishop Scholar Award

1/19/2018
2018 Bishop Scholar Award Feb. 1 is the deadline to submit all materials for persons applying for the 2018-19 OCU Bishop Scholar Award. This scholarship goes to incoming college freshmen who plan to ...

Three outstanding women take top honors

1/19/2018
Awards season came early at Oklahoma City University, where University-Church Relations and the Wimberly School of Religion came together at their annual appreciation dinner on Dec. 8 to recognize the...

OCU News: Time to apply!

12/22/2017
OCU and SPST offer Fast Forward to ministry The coming academic year marks the official rollout of the OCU/SPST Fast Forward degree path. Also known as “3+3,” this collaborative partnership between ...

OCU News

12/1/2017
State students explore calling at national event Every two years the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry hosts a three-day gathering for young adults, ages 18-26, who are actively ...

Oklahoma City University News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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