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Thursday, January 22, 2015

History Speaks: Monday, Feb. 9th

Oklahoma Christian is honored to present History Speaks: An Evening with Claudette Colvin and Fred Gray on February 9, 2015.
Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. On March 2, 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Colvin was considered the star witness in the Browder v. Gayle case, which resulted in the Supreme Court issuing an order to end bus segregation in Alabama.
Fred Gray defended both Colvin and Parks after they were charged with disorderly conduct for refusing to seat themselves in the rear of Montgomery city buses. Gray also successfully defended Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from charges of tax evasion, winning an acquittal from an all-white jury.Gray also led the successful effort to desegregate Auburn University and served on many other notable civil rights cases.
Admission to this event is free, but registration is required. For more information and registration, please visit

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Valentine Cabaret

The Oklahoma Christian University Music Department will present the 26th annual Valentine Cabaret, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 12-14, 2015. 
The show will start at 7:30 each evening with dessert during intermission.  Dessert will be a choice of Chocolate Paradiso, Key Lime Calypso, Pyramid Noisett, and Tiramisu.  **Dessert must be purchased in advance.**
The theme of this year’s Cabaret is, A Sondheim Sampler, featuring songs such as Putting It Together, Broadway Baby, Being Alive, Getting Married Today, and Children Will Listen. 
The Cabaret cast consists of ten talented OC students: Kirby Allen, Hannah Duvall, Kennedy McAlister, Taylor Murphy, Andrea Ochoa, Megan Reed, Tess Rudasill, Sean Steele, Lane Wheeler, and Lauren Wheeler.
The show’s director is Barbara Berard, who has directed and choreographed several shows on the OC campus.  She has also directed and performed in productions for Lyric Theatre, and Jewel Box Theatre in Oklahoma City.  On piano will be Susan Wright Mogilka, who is an OC staff accompanist and professor of Jazz Vocal Studies. 
Tickets are $18 for the show and dessert, or $10 for the show alone.  Buy ticket online at or call the OC Box Office at 405-425-6310.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Cocoa and Carols

Oklahoma Christian University’s 38th annual “Cocoa and Carols” will be Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 PM in Hardeman Auditorium, located in the Garvey Center on the OC campus.
A wide variety of holiday selections will be performed by students and faculty of the University’s Music Department.  The program will begin with the traditional processional, “Personent Hodie,” followed by a set of Christmas carols performed by the University Collegiate Choir, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Chamber Orchestra. 
Complimentary hot cocoa and cider will be served during intermission in the Conservatory, and seasonal music will be provided by the University Chamber Orchestra.
Following intermission and refreshments, the program will continue with a mix of favorite Christmas selections performed by the Oklahoma Christian University Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, and Symphonic Band.  These selections will include yuletide favorites such as “Jingle Bells,”  “Oh, Holy Night,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “White Christmas.”
Admission is free.  For further information call 425-5530.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dr. Kathy Thompson Attends NASM National Conference

Dr. Kathy Thompson, Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Music, attended the National Association of Schools of Music’s National Conference that was held on November 22-24, 2014, in Scottsdale, AZ.  Dr. Thompson is OC’s official voting representative for NASM, and she has taught full-time at Oklahoma Christian University since the fall of 1993.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dr. Kern Presents at NCFR

Dr. Bobby Kern, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Family Studies, presented a paper titled, “Communication Among Members in a State Affiliate” at the National Conference on Family Relations that was held in Baltimore, MD, on November 19-22, 2014.  He also served on the Affiliates Council Round Table at the conference.  Dr. Kern has been teaching at Oklahoma Christian University since the fall of 2012.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

OC Communication Department Presents “Waiting for Godot”

The OC Communication Department will present a tragicomedy by Samuel Becket titled “Waiting for Godot” on December 4, 5, and 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Judd Theatre.  The director of the three performances is Joel Barneche.  To purchase tickets follow this link:
THE STORY: Two dilapidated bums fill their days as painlessly as they can. They wait for Godot, a personage who will explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it. They pass the time talking. A wealthy man comes by, leading a male slave who does his bidding like a mechanical doll. Later the same man, now blind, comes back, and his slave is mute, but their relationship appears unchanged. Also, once each day a child comes by, sent by the unknown Godot, and evasively puts the big arrival off until tomorrow…
“…moving, often funny, grotesquely beautiful and utterly absorbing.” — NY Post.
(Suitable for ages 12 and up) 
OC Box Office:  405-425-6310
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