OCU Holds 3rd Annual Scholastic Contest

On  Wednesday, February 7th, 225 students from 12 area high schools poured into Oakland City University for the third annual OCU Scholastic Contest.  President Dr. Ron Dempsey welcomed the students and advisors before introducing contest coordinator Dr. Sarah Wilson, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Chemistry.  Professor Wilson guided the Scholastic Contest…

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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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Scholarships Given Away at Thunderbolts Game

Nix receiving scholarship

On Friday, January 26, Oakland City University, the title sponsor of Faith Night at the Thunderbolts, gave away three $12,000 scholarships throughout the night at the Evansville Thunderbolts hockey game.  Scholarship applicants submitted their applications via a QR Code advertised by OCU and the Thunderbolts.  The three $12,000 scholarship winners are:  Faith Lindsey Bonneville, IN …

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Passing of Derek Barton

Dear OCU Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Board Members, At 4:00am December 21, 2023, 1987 Oakland City University education graduate and OCU Alumni board member Derek Barton was called home to join our Father in Heaven. Derek grew up in Petersburg, Indiana, and lived in Ft. Branch, Indiana. Derek was a music and eighth-grade history teacher…

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Student Ambassadors for 2023-2024

2023-2024 Student Ambassadors

Greetings everyone,  I hope this letter finds you all well! The Admissions Office has some great news.  It is my pleasure to announce that the Admissions Office has 21 Student Ambassadors this year! After weeks of interviews and deliberating, it was broken down to 21 amazingly talented and gifted students. They officially joined our team…

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OCU Appoints Dr. Cathy Robb to Provost

Dr. Cathy Robb

After a nationwide search, Dr. Cathy Robb has been named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Oakland City University.  President Ron D. Dempsey announced her appointment at an assembly of faculty members earlier this month.  Dempsey stated, “Dr. Cathy Robb has been an inspiring educator and leader since she stepped onto the campus…

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Homecoming 2024

MR. & Mrs. OCU 2024

On Saturday, January 13th, Oakland City hosted the inaugural homecoming ceremony. The court was made up of students who were nominated by coaches, faculty and staff. These students were nominated based off being a well-rounded individual who makes the campus a brighter place.  The women that were nominated: Abby Mathany, Hannah Wissel, Jolea Kennedy, Marta…

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Alumni Board Vacancies

passion led us here

Since 2022, the OCU Alumni Board has re-emerged as an active organization promoting alumni events throughout the year. Alumni Board members plan and promote events like the Homecoming gathering and the Alumni Luncheon and serve as hosts in the President’s Tent at football games.  The Alumni Board also works on events for campus and looks…

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OCU Students, Faculty, Staff on Break

Celebrating this Christian holiday season and properly replenishing one’s energies, OCU has structured Winter Break for students, faculty, and staff to spend time with their families and friends and reflect on 2023 before starting 2024 anew.    Starting Wednesday, December 13, the offices, and classrooms will be closed.  Some exceptions apply to faculty members who will…

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2023 Health Fair in Review

The annual Health & Wellness Event took place at OCU on October 31st in the Johnson Center. Local health and medical vendors lined the floor of the gym to hand out items and educational information regarding healthy lifestyles and medical resources to our students and faculty/staff. From orthopedics, health care coverage, vaccinations, crisis help resources,…

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