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Category: Department of Psychology and Family Studies Stories

  • OC students chosen for Teach For America

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Two Oklahoma Christian University (OC) seniors have earned selection to the competitive Teach For America program. Katelyn Jackson is a psychology major from Jonesboro, Ark., and Hannah Ketring is an English/writing major from Nashville, Tenn. They are part of OC’s Honors Program and will both graduate this spring. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits professionals and recent college graduates to teach for at least two years in low-income public schools....

  • Academic departments honor outstanding alumni

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three academic colleges honored distinguished alumni during Homecoming weekend. OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, led by Dean David Lowry, recognized Dr. Randel Estep (’86) – Chemistry and Physics; Jason Leger (’00) – Art and Design; Matthew Loeber (’02) – Nursing; David Jones (’94) – Communication; Dr. Travis Montgomery (’02) – Language and Literature; Leah Ries (’83) – Music; ...

  • OC students win psychology awards

    Four Oklahoma Christian University psychology students won awards at the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention in Missouri. Seniors Natalie Nalley and Suzanna Sawyer won first place for their research study, “The Effects of Strategic Self-Presentation and Social Comparison on Social Disability.” Sawyer said she and Nalley spent most of the fall 2012 semester researching and preparing their study to submit to the conference. When the conference came in March, the pair ...

  • OC holds undergraduate prices for second straight year

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) officials announced today that undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13. “Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate ...

  • Academic colleges honor alumni at Homecoming

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three colleges honored distinguished alumni on Friday. The special ceremonies were part of OC’s annual Homecoming weekend. The honorees were: College of Arts and Sciences Scott Filleman (05) - MusicAmanda Gauthier (11) - NursingJennifer Hill (94) - Psychology and Family StudiesRussell Hill (93) - History and Political ScienceLisa Landrum (89) - Biological SciencesDana McMichael (83) - Language and LiteratureBrian Simmons (87) - CommunicationRoy Stevens...

  • New Faculty Bring Diverse Talents to OC

    From a gifted world pianist to a two-time Appalachian Trail hiker, Oklahoma Christian University’s new faculty bring diverse experiences and scholarship to the classroom this fall. “We are incredibly honored to add these highly accomplished individuals to our university,” said Oklahoma Christian President Mike O’Neal. “Each of these faculty are dedicated to scholarship and service in the classroom. They will enhance our students’ abilities to positively affect...

  • OC Named "A Best in The West" College by The Princeton Review

    Oklahoma Christian University is one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” “We are honored to be ranked among the best universities in the West region,” said Mike O’Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “...

  • Texas family's faith rewarded

    Beverly Floyd is a schoolteacher. Keith Floyd is a self-employed electrician whose business has suffered due to changing technologies. They’re in important professions. They’re doing things they love. But they don’t make the kind of money that makes having three college students easy (if there is such a thing). The Floyds have had three kids make the short trip from Mesquite, Texas (a Dallas suburb) to Oklahoma Christian. All three were at OC together until Lindsey, the oldest,...

  • OC represented in academic conferences and publications

    While summer is a break for students, many professors engage in academic research and publishing. Associate professor of family studies Scott Harper will represent Oklahoma Christian in Singapore this summer at the international Asia Research Institute July 27. Harper was one of only five scholars from the United States selected to present on issues pertaining to fathers in Asian cultures. He will be joined by professors from Stanford University, Penn State University, the University of ...

  • OC communication and psychology students receive awards

    Oklahoma Christian University students in the communication and psychology departments were recognized for excellence in their fields in the spring semester. Dustin Kaps received three first place awards in the student competition co-hosted by the Oklahoma Broadcast Educators Association and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. Kaps’ awards were in the promotional, commercial and music video categories. Clinton Corley received a second place award in the sports programming category....

  • OC offers new forensic science major

    Oklahoma Christian University will begin offering a bachelor of science major in forensic science this fall. According to Dr. Bill Luttrell, chair of the chemistry and physics department, OC is uniquely positioned to offer the forensic science major which is rapidly growing in popularity. The university is located near the state’s new forensic science facility in Edmond and has existing faculty with the necessary experience and expertise in the core courses. On-campus laboratories have ...

  • Family studies department to present at international conference

    Dr. Scott Harper, assistant professor of family studies at Oklahoma Christian University, sends this excellent news: Kyung Lee and I have been accepted to present in November at the international conference in San Francisco that is hosted by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The top scholars and graduate students from around the country (and world) meet annually. It is among the most prestigious conferences and events in the field of family studies. The title of the presentation...

  • Psychology students win awards at spring conference

    From Dr. Ryan Newell, Professor of Psychology, sends this good news: Competing against Oklahoma universities, we took 1st, 2nd and 5th place in the undergraduate paper competition last Friday at the 27th annual Oklahoma Psychological Society Spring Research Conference.  These were presentations of original, empirical research.  Our students are to be commended – they worked very hard throughout the year on these projects and continue to represent OC well at our state ...

  • Potter grants wishes with internship

    by Becca Smith for The Talon As an intern for the Make-A-Wish foundation this past summer, senior Megan Potter helped make 41 wishes come true for children across Oklahoma. In the 2008 fiscal year, the Oklahoma chapter of Make-A-Wish granted about 113 wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Oklahoma chapter founded in 1987 has two offices, one in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City. The chapter has granted more than 1,600 wishes to eligible Oklahoma children. Corporate ...

  • Arts and Sciences Dean's Award recipients

    Dr. David Lowry, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announces the recipients of this year’s Dean’s Award.  The Dean’s Award is given at the end of the school year to recognize outstanding students from each department.  A small reception for faculty, family, and friends was held on Friday, April 11, at 4:00 p.m. to honor these students.  Art & Design The Art & Design Department has selected two recipients to receive the 2008 Dean’s Award.&...

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