ORU Celebrates the Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
Office: 918.495.7337, Mobile: 918.720.5548
sthill@oru.edu

What: Lights on at ORU
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7pm
Where: Prayer Gardens

Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University will kick off the holiday season with its annual Christmas lighting ceremony in the beautiful Prayer Gardens Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7pm. Students, alumni and friends will enjoy train rides, Christmas cookies, hot cocoa and a classical piano performance of Christmas music performed by ORU student Will Robinson. There will be an ugly Christmas sweater competition and ORU’s first lady, Mrs. Lisa Wilson, will once again read the Christmas story. Students can also watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” on the Hammer Center screen following the lighting ceremony.

What: Homecoming Events
When: Friday, November 10, 2017 1:15pm & 7pm
Where: Timko Barton and Mabee Center

This is also homecoming weekend at ORU. Alumni Relations will be handing out 1200 mugs at the lighting ceremony before hosting a weekend of events. A couple of highlights include a Master Class featuring Jeff Lippencott, a 1987 graduate who earned a degree in music composition. After spending 16 years in Nashville working with artists like Faith Hill, Shania Twain and Amy Grant, he moved to Los Angeles to form a company called Ah2. He’s composed music for shows including “The Apprentice” and “MasterChef.” He’s also worked with producers and directors that include Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg. Lippencott will teach the Master Class at 1:15pm on Friday, November 10.

That evening alumni will enjoy a Homecoming basketball game. The ORU men’s home opener is scheduled for 7pm against Avila.