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Helping all my ‘Sams’

Helping all my ‘Sams’

When asked to sum up his goal as a professor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Mark Shannon, assistant professor of leadership and management, simply said, “My goal is to help all my ‘Sams.’” That answer necessitated the follow-up question of, “Who is Sam?” Sam is the...
Wesleyans in the news: June 27

Wesleyans in the news: June 27

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. SWU president, Voss, receives citizenship award President Todd Voss of...
New OKWU president takes office

New OKWU president takes office

Oklahoma Wesleyan University recently elected its sixth president, Dr. Jim Dunn, who officially took office June 1. While many candidates were considered for the role, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in March 2019 to elect Dunn as the next president following...
Wesleyans in the news: May 16

Wesleyans in the news: May 16

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. New York church expanding food ministry Rome Wesleyan Church in Rome, New...
Torah Scroll from 1700s on display at OKWU

Torah Scroll from 1700s on display at OKWU

An early 1700s Sephardic Torah Scroll is on display at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Drake Library, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The scroll was donated to OKWU by Ken and Barb Larson through their organization, God’s Ancient Library, with the help of Dr. Scott Carroll....
OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

Dr. Jim Dunn is the newly-elected sixth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Dunn’s election was announced on March 15, at the end of the Spring 2019 OKWU Board of Trustees meeting.   “The Board of Trustees of Oklahoma Wesleyan University is pleased to...
Wesleyans in the news: December 13

Wesleyans in the news: December 13

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 students serve in community Read how students at Oklahoma Wesleyan...
Pathways to Ministry

Pathways to Ministry

ECD Home Thriving Clergy The Gathering Ministerial Preparation Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry Ministerial students will find that they have several options to complete requirements for credentials includingattending one of our...
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...
Wesleyan Higher Education

Wesleyan Higher Education

ECD Home Thriving Clergy The Gathering Ministerial Preparation Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry UNITED IN MISSION One of the constant strengths of The Wesleyan Church that contributes to optimism about our future is our...