The New ORU from the Tulsa World

Oral Roberts University has been featured in several recent stories and editorial pieces published in the Tulsa World. See what this respected news organization is saying about the New ORU.

By Bill Sherman, World Religion Writer

For Mark Rutland, who completed his first year as the president of Oral Roberts University on July 1, it's always been about the students.

"I love the faculty, and I'm crazy in love with the students," Rutland said.

Video President Rutland First Year at ORU

Tulsa World Editorial

Oral Roberts University has sold one of the most tangible vestiges of its founder and namesake.

The school sold the 9-acre presidential compound that holds the palatial former homes of Oral Roberts and Richard Roberts for $1.55 million.

By Bill Sherman, World Religion Writer

Twenty-some years ago, long before he became president of Oral Roberts University last year, Mark Rutland was sitting in a cafe in Thailand pouring out his troubled heart to a local pastor.

By Bill Sherman, World Religion Writer

While her husband wrestles with budgets and education policies, Oral Roberts University's new first lady is preserving the history and tradition of ORU.