Wrestling dual ‘improves’ men to No. 7

The Stars beat Concordia, Neb., 28-15 and Indiana Tech 31-9 on Saturday at the Flamingo Hotel in the Desert Duals. The Stars, ranked seventh in NAIA wrestling, dropped a 32-6 verdict to No. 1-ranked three-time defending national champion Grand View, Iowa. The Stars challenged opponents ranked in the top 10 as Concordia has the sixth spot and Indiana […]

Stars host annual Athletic Hall of Famers

The Stars will celebrate its athletic tradition during the induction of the 2014-15 group of OCU Athletic Hall of Famers 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 in the Great Hall inside the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. The newest Hall of Fame class consists of  baseball coach Denney Crabaugh and the 1994 national championship softball team. Tickets […]

Women’s wrestling at No. 2

The women’s wrestling team retained the No. 2 spot, while sophomore Cody Pfau and senior Emily Webster remained No. 1 in the rankings at their individual weights among the Women’s College Wrestling Association December ratings. The Stars had 16 wrestlers in the individual rankings. Webster has run her career record against college competition to 110-0. Webster will vie […]

Five wrestlers finish top-three

The Stars had five wrestlers provide top-three finishes in the Newman Jet Invitational at Fugate Gymnasium on Sunday. Junior Zach Skates and sophomore Miguel Tovar finished first in their weight classes, while sophomore Ricky McCarty took second, senior Aaron LaFarge and sophomore Adrian Gains placed third. Skates provided the Stars with wins by major decision, sudden victory and […]

OCU named Certified Healthy Campus


OCU has been named a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The program recognizes public and private colleges, universities, and career technology centers that “make a positive impact on the health of their students, employees and visitors.

“Let’s Talk About It” book series discusses family feuds


The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series will resume in January, with a new theme shaped around family drama.
The first meeting of the new year will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13 in Walker Center room 151.

Holiday decorations spread cheer across campus

A beautiful berry bush adds natural charm to the campus during the holiday season as the stately Administration Building stands in the background.

The OCU campus has turned festive with the advent of the holiday season. Buildings across campus have blossomed with holiday cheer. Take a virtual tour of the bedecked campus with Student Publications.

Members of Red Earth Creative Writing program present readings


Members of the Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program will present two literary readings in January.

Stress relief week turned into weeks

Splitting stress relief week into two separate weeks gives students time to study for their finals, while still having the opportunity to participate in stress relieving activities. Stress Relief week includes Pizza Feast, the Food Truck Fair, snacks outside the caf, therapy dogs coming in and Alvin’s offering free coffee after close. Pizza Feast happened […]

Athletics Department members gather record donations in food drive


The Athletics Department have gathered a record number of food items during this semester’s Canned Food Drive.OCU student-athletes raised over 11,996 food items to donate to Skyline Urban Ministries.

Winners of Undergraduate Research Day Poster Contest Announced


The winner of the annual Undergraduate Research Day Poster Contest have been announced.The poster competition took place on Friday, Dec. 5, and included posters submitted from a wide variety of majors.

Women’s basketball moves to 6-1

The women’s basketball team moved to 6-1 with their win against Evangel University 81-52 Tuesday at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Rateska Brown scored 26 points for the Stars. Brown had six rebounds and five 3-pointers while shooting 10-for-12 from the field. Senior Janay Borum had 17 points, four assists and three steals and hit 6 […]

Students compete on state-wide game show


Three OCU students will compete in the quarterfinal match of “Mind Games” at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Theresa Hottel, Dustin Austin, and Chance Johnson will face teams from across the state in the match.

Volleyball players receive honors

Sophomore Kristen Macy has been named an honorable-mention NAIA volleyball all-American. Macy and senior Meghan Irwin earned first-team all-NAIA Mid-South Region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Seniors Delainey Messenger and Kelley Shiels reeled in NAIA scholar-athlete honors. OCU went 20-12 to reach 20 wins for the first time since 2010 in volleyball. Macy […]

Soccer seniors recieve honors

Senior Defender Danny Frid became an NAIA men’s soccer honorable-mention all-American, and seniors Luca De Piccoli and Ruy Vaz accrued NAIA scholar-athlete recognition. Frid received the honor of Sooner Athletic Conference player of the year. The Stars finished 10-5-2 with their first SAC regular-season championship since 2008 and reached the SAC Tournament championship match for […]

Brown’s 2nd week as SAC player of the week

Senior Rateska Brown took Sooner Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the second consecutive week. Brown provided the Stars with 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.00 steals for the week of Dec. 1-7. Brown led OCU, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, to wins over Texas Wesleyan University 84-69 and Wayland Baptist […]

Men’s basketball victory

The men’s basketball team beat Wayland Baptist University 93-89 on Saturday at Abe Lemons Arena. Prior to the win, Wayland Baptist University was undefeated for the season. Senior Tharone Chilton topped the Stars with 21 points. The Stars improved to 4-3, 1-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, while Wayland Baptist University fell to 8-1, 1-1. […]

Women’s basketball victory

The women’s basketball team defeated Wayland Baptist University 86-74 on Saturday at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Rateska Brown was the game’s leading scorer with 28 points. The Stars improved to 5-1, 2-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, Wayland Baptist University fell to 4-4, 1-1. The Stars had an 11-point lead with 14:39 to play in […]

Men’s basketball suffers loss

The men’s basketball team suffered a loss against Texas Wesleyan University in the Sooner Athletic Conference opener. The Stars led the game for nearly 29 minutes. The Stars fell to 3-3, 0-1 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, while Texas Wesleyan University improved to 9-0, 1-0. Junior Jamil Donovan, scored on a fast break with 17:37 […]

Women’s basketball victory

The women’s basketball team beat Texas Wesleyan University 84-69 Thursday at the Sid Richardson Center. The Stars improved to 4-1, 1-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play, Texas Wesleyan University fell to 6-4, 0-1 in women’s basketball. The Stars jumped out to a 12-2 lead three minutes into the game. In the first half senior Ouleymatou […]

Women’s wrestling victory

Senior Brieana Delgado’s seven-second fall highlighted the women’s wrestling victory against the University of the Cumberlands 43-5 on Thursday at Abe Lemons Arena. Delgado unleashed a five-point move on Ashley Talaro-Potter to gain the fastest fall in OCU history. The Stars, ranked second in the Women’s College Wrestling Association, went up to 17-2 with the […]

Men’s wrestling victory

The men’s wrestling team beat Lindenwood University-Belleville 49-3 Thursday at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Aaron LaFarge and sophomores Adrian Gaines and Derek Sivertsen stuck falls for the Stars. The Stars, ranked 12th in NAIA wrestling, moved to 4-2 in duals. The Stars remain unbeaten against NAIA competitors this season. “We’re 4-0 against NAIA teams,” Coach […]

Number of students studying off campus on the rise


An increasing number of students are heading off campus to study and focus on homework. Some students are opting to drive to local coffee shops or other quiet places rather than utilizing places like the library and study rooms on campus.

Annual Christmas choir concert changes locations


The university choirs are performing their annual Christmas Vespers on Dec. 12 and 13 in a new location. The Vespers concert will be at First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City, 1001 Northwest 25 St.

Students featured in seasonal dance show


The American Spirit Dance Company will kick off the Christmas season with the annual Home for the Holidays dance show, performed Dec. 11-14 in Kirkpatrick Auditorium.

University officials hire new directors of development

The office of university advancement and external relations has recently hired two new directors of development. Lora Malone and Kassie McCoy will both serve as directors of development, working together to assist donors in making philanthropic gifts to the university. “The director of development positions are designed to provide contact between the university and our […]

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