summertime @ ORU ... and beyond

The campus is ALIVE with the sounds of summer school, sports camps, construction, and building updates. Michael Cardone Hall has a brand-new roof and is getting a separate entrance. Frances Cardone Hall is also getting a new roof. Wesley Luehring Hall is being converted--temporarily--into a women's residence that will be known as Susie North.

Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events (below)--we have a Night of Worship coming up in the Atlanta area on July 30!

Here in the Alumni Relations office, we are hard at work--making plans for the Legacy Parent Luncheon on Aug. 14, the Aug. 22 Wingbackers Kick-Off, the Sept. 6  Alumni & Community Luncheon with President Wilson, and HOMECOMING!

We hope you will join us in November for Homecoming 2017: UNITE! Arrive on the 9th so you can enjoy Eli Talks and Christmas in the Gardens--ORU's annual lighting ceremony. Shifting to the 10th and 11th...there will be plenty going on, such as  luncheons, open houses, tours of the Global Learning Center, a pre-game party, and men's basketball vs. Avila. The very popular Coffee, Cocoa and Canvas is coming back, and pending completion, you might have an opportunity to run on ORU's new track at the ONEOK Sports Complex!

At the Saturday-night Celebration Dinner, we will honor four alumni with the 2017 Alumnus of the Year awards:

  • Bill Hull '69, Distinguished Service to God
  • Larry Derstine '79, Distinguished Service to the Community
  • Mary (Edwards) Banks '80, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater
  • Jeff Lippencott '87, Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World"

Registration is now live. We are offering a 25% early-bird discount for those who register by Sept. 1.

thanks for helping us finish strong! 

Phase 1 of the 50th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign is done, and we exceeded $51 million in commitments.
Thanks for your help! Now, we are in Phase 2 and working to reach the $55 million stretch goal.  

Please click HERE to make a gift toward this goal. It will bless today's ORU students and also provide a strong foundation

Read more about the campaign's components

This is the status of some of our campaign projects:

  • The Global Learning Center opened in January -- debt-free.
  • The ONEOK Sports Complex opens this fall -- debt-free.
  • With enrollment continuing to rise, more funds are needed for Quest Whole Person Scholarships.
  • Reaching the $55 million stretch goal and securing a lead gift and other contributions will enable us
    to build the new three-story apartment-style residence.

Click here to watch a campaign video with President Wilson and VP Laura Bishop. 


Every alumnus is represented by a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Do you know who
your rep is? You can see their photos, find their bios, and get their contact information by clicking here.
They would love to hear from you! 

If you would like to run for a spot on the board, go here to learn more, and click on this link to fill out the application form.

The board's next meeting will take place Nov. 12-13.

Upcoming Events

ORU Alumni & Friends Night of Worship
Sunday, July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Eagle's Nest Church (Roswell, GA-Atlanta area)
Our worship leader will be ORU alumna Antonia Lawrence. RSVP now!

Legacy Parent Luncheon
Monday, Aug. 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
For alumni parents of new ORU students (Fall 2017 freshmen
and transfer students). Click here to RSVP.

First Chapel of 2017-18
Friday, Aug. 18, 11:00 a.m., Christ's Chapel
You can watch online! Go to that day/time.

Wingbackers Kick-Off
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., Mabee Center South Lobby
Sign up to be a Wingbacker for the 2017-18 school year!

Alumni & Community Luncheon with President Wilson
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Global Learning Center, $10. RSVP here.

Fall Revival
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 28 & 29
Christ's Chapel; times TBA

8x88 Piano Ensemble Festival
Saturday, Oct. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Timko-Barton Performance Hall
Enrollment deadline is Sept. 1. Click here for details.

Alumni & Community Luncheon with ORU Athletics
Featuring AD Mike Carter, new Men's Basketball Head Coach Paul Mills,
and Women's Basketball Head Coach Misti Cussen
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Global Learning Center, $10
RSVP here.

Fall Break begins after last class on Oct. 13

Fall Outreach, Tuesday, Oct. 31

Quest Whole Person Scholarship Event
Thursday, Nov. 2, ORU campus
You can nominate a student to participate and support the program with a gift.

College Weekend
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2-4. Prospective students can sign up here.

UNITE!  Homecoming 2017
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 10 & 11, ORU campus
Come on the 9th for Eli Talks and Christmas in the Gardens (campus lighting).
Register now! Do so by Sept. 1 and receive a 25% discount; type in promo code EarlyEli when you check out. 

Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28
Support nonprofits you love--like ORU!

Christmas Chapel
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11:00 a.m., Christ's Chapel.
You can watch online!

ORU Christmas Concert
Dec. 1, location TBA

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