Students from Florida are reacting to Hurricane Irma’s damage in their home state by coming together and relying on the campus community for moral support.
A donation was already made for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but the campus community continues to collect donations.
Students from the Houston area are struggling to find answers and looking for support from one another after Harvey.
Two organizations are providing students with thousands of dollars in financial aid.
Some students have expressed discomfort when people visit campus to promote their religions.
Officials are still working towards transforming Smith Hall into a dorm to house people of different faiths to promote interfaith dialogue on campus. The dorm is projected to be open to students by the fall of 2018.
Plans to turn Smith Hall into an interfaith dorm still are in place, and officials hope to move forward with the project within the next year.
The Wesley Center will close Easter weekend, but they plan to host Easter events before and after the holiday.
Religion seniors preach in chapel services each spring. The theme this year for Lent is “Reflections from the Road to the Cross.”
Renovations to Smith Hall could make OCU a regional leader in interfaith cooperation. The university’s Strategic Planning Committee approved a proposal in August to redevelop Smith Hall into interfaith student housing. If the university secures fundraising commitments for the project this semester, students could move into Smith in 2017, said Marty O’Gwynn, vice president for…
Officials are experimenting with new locations for Chapel this semester and going “on the road” to give students a change of scenery. The location of the service will vary by week this semester, but typically Chapel is at 1 p.m. every Thursday in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Chapel will be hosted twice this month…
Students will have the chance to visit Belize this winter. Five students attended a mission trip to the small village of Burrell Boom in Belize to help lay bricks and construct the second floor of the Methodist Primary School in January. The trip is scheduled again during the last week of winter break Jan. 2-9….
United Methodist students may be able to get more money for college than they previously thought.The Global Board of Higher Education and Ministry is offering scholarships and low-interest loans to students confirmed in the United Methodist Church.
Several mission trips in which all OCU students can participate are planned for March.Students are able to pick from trips to New Orleans, other areas of Louisiana, or Dallas, as well as local mission efforts.