Passing of Rae Murray

The Oakland City University community was shaken to find out that the former first lady of OCU, Rae Murray, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2024.  Rae’s obituary reads as follows:  Rae Arliss Murray, age 89, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, April 26th, at Cornerstone Living in Fosston. A funeral service was held…

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2024 Honors Day

  On April 24th 2024, Oakland City University hosted its annual Honors Day Ceremony. The Honors Day Ceremony is a special day for students as honorary rewards and specific scholarships are awarded to a lucky pool of recipients.   The awards ceremony honored the following awards to their respective recipients:  Alumni Scholarships – Dax Bailey, Gentry…

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Belltower Plaza Update

The OCU Development Team is hard at work tackling renovations to the Belltower Brick Plaza.  The Development Team is excited to announce that a Brick map is coming soon to help owners locate their brick.  The map will be posted on the main campus website.  The Belltower Plaza boasts having sold over 450 bricks by…

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2024 Alumni Luncheon & Awards

The Alumni Board invites you to the annual Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, June 1st 2024 in the student life center cafeteria at 11:00 am CT. This year’s luncheon honors the classes of 1999 and 1974. All OCU/OCC alumni are invited to attend this special luncheon dedicated to our alumni. RSVP Now by May 18th by…

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Honoring Mike Atkinson

The OCU Biology Department is creating a bulletin board to honor Dr. Mike Atkinson, a professor who started his career at Oakland City College in January 1989. In May 2022, Dr. Atkinson retired and recently passed away in October 2023.  He was a “constant” on the campus and in the department for which he is…

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Community Garden Receives Grant

Oakland City University is proud to announce the winning of a $3,000.00 community enhancement award from The Community Foundation of Gibson County. OCU will be adding new features to the Community Garden this spring.  The Community Garden will be all-abuzz with winged insects known for their role in pollination; yes, you guessed it, we will…

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ALICE Training on Campus

On January 4th 2024, The Oakland City University Police Department held an ALICE training session on campus. ALICE is an extensive training program that prepares participants and emergency responders on how to react and handle an active shooter situation. ALICE stands for the steps on how to react to an active shooter situation such as:   …

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Oakland City Christmas Parade

On December 9th, The City of Oakland City held the annual Christmas parade. Many local OCU employees & families were in attendance. Former OCU staff member, Sue Lefler, lead the parade as the grand marshal. The parade featured floats from the First General Baptist Church, Oakland City Lions Club, Oakland City Mayor, and other local…

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First Responder Appreciation at Football Game

First Responders with Oakie

On October 28th, 2023 The final home football game for the Mighty Oaks took place at Wood Memorial High School in Oakland City. The GameDay Experience was dedicated to our local first responders. Many fun activities took place including exploring fire trucks, a fire safety smokehouse, and a rock-climbing wall. All local first responders were…

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Belltower Brick Update

OCU’s Development Team is hard at work taking on renovations to the Belltower Brick Plaza! The Development Team is excited to announce that a Brick map is coming soon to help locate your brick! The map will be posted on the main campus website.  The project has sold over 450 bricks by many of our…

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