Oklahoma Wesleyan University

OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

Dr. Everett Piper has announced his retirement as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He announced the news at the OKWU Board of Trustees meeting on October 11. Retirement will take effect in June 2020. “Oklahoma Wesleyan University owes Dr. Piper a huge debt...
Babby receives OKWU President’s Award

Babby receives OKWU President’s Award

Dr. Stephen Babby is this year’s recipient of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) President’s Award. He is being recognized for his voice of wisdom and biblical faithfulness on the OKWU board, which he has served on for 41 years. Ordained by The Wesleyan Church in...
Wesleyan Higher Education: plan a visit today

Wesleyan Higher Education: plan a visit today

Summer vacations have come to an end and high school students all over the country are back to their regular activities. One activity that is often overlooked is scheduling a time to go on a campus visit at colleges. A campus visit is one of the best ways to sense...
A flat tire paves the way for Oklahoma Wesleyan University

A flat tire paves the way for Oklahoma Wesleyan University

One hundred nine years. Seven antecedents. Five generations. Two denominations. One OKWU. Oklahoma Wesleyan University has a unique history — spanning a wide geographic and generational range, the result of a series of mergers between Bible colleges in California,...
Orange Movement on the move

Orange Movement on the move

The Oklahoma Wesleyan University Orange Movement (OM) is continuing its support of the Rahab House, a rescue home for trafficked girls in Southeast Asia, and other rescued street children in Myanmar, particularly through establishing scholarship funding for...
Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Education and Clergy Development is advancing Christian higher education through a new initiative called WE5 that celebrates the combined strength and ongoing impact of the five colleges and universities of The Wesleyan Church: Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan...
Students spend summers communicating Christ

Students spend summers communicating Christ

Many Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kingswood University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Southern Wesleyan University students spend their summers telling others about Jesus. Following are stories of the many ways these students are a transforming...
Larsons donate Torah scrolls to Christian institutions

Larsons donate Torah scrolls to Christian institutions

Kingswood University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Southern Wesleyan University and God’s Bible College are each a recipient of an 18th century Torah scroll donated by Ken and Barbara Hess Larson. Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament. The Larsons...
OKWU alumni continue to excel in education field

OKWU alumni continue to excel in education field

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has a long and proud tradition of training future educators to succeed in the classroom. While these students can now be found all over the globe, many choose to remain close to their OKWU home, serving with Bartlesville Public Schools...
OKWU women’s basketball team spreads Christmas cheer

OKWU women’s basketball team spreads Christmas cheer

Finals are finished, the caps and gowns are gone and most of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University student body is home for winter break. However, as is often the case, one group remains on campus for a few extra days as the basketball teams who have just begun their...
Wesleyans in the News

Wesleyans in the News

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Pennsylvania church donate relief items to hurricane victims Christ Wesleyan...
OKWU celebrates 35 student baptisms

OKWU celebrates 35 student baptisms

A host of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) staff, faculty and students gathered at the OKWU Lake on September 28 to celebrate numerous baptisms. More than 30 OKWU students (and an alumnus or two) chose to be baptized on campus. There were a few tears and lots of...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. OKWU host families serve important role Some residents in Bartlesville,...
​OKWU alum wins teaching award

​OKWU alum wins teaching award

Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s School of Education is proud to boast on a whole host of alumni who have gone on to impact countless lives in the classroom. For this year’s Teachers’ Day, May 9, we wanted to say thank you to teachers everywhere, and...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. OKWU to offer new programs Oklahoma Wesleyan University will launch the...
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft at OKWU

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft at OKWU

The Oklahoma Wesleyan community welcomed former U.S. Attorney General and former Missouri Governor John Ashcroft to campus for a special chapel service on April 12. Mr. Ashcroft spent much of his career in public service, notably as the Missouri Attorney General, then...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Pastor Anthony Smith assists teen who was shot Pastor Anthony Smith of...
​Lifelong service included missionary to Caribbean and Africa

​Lifelong service included missionary to Caribbean and Africa

Roberta Lois McCallum, 90, entered heaven on March 7 from Lyons, Kansas. Born March 16, 1926, Troy, N.Y., to Robert and Helen (Boyd) Gunsalus (deceased), she graduated from Allentown Bible Institute (PA) in 1945, and later from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She...
​Oklahoma Wesleyan and Wesley Biblical Seminary form partnership

​Oklahoma Wesleyan and Wesley Biblical Seminary form partnership

Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) and Wesley Biblical Seminary (WBS) announced a new cooperative partnership promoting the mission and expanding the reach of both institutions. The first step will be for WBS to offer the Master of Divinity degree at OKWU’s...
​OKWU holds Josh McDowell apologetics conference

​OKWU holds Josh McDowell apologetics conference

“Being bold in a whatever world” Oklahoma Wesleyan held the fourth annual Josh McDowell Institute Collision Conference on February 3-4, 2017. This year’s annual Christian apologetics event was hosted on the OKWU campus for the students on February...