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Thursday, November 10, 2016

OCU Designated Military Friendly School

Oakland City University has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for the 6th consecutive year.

Military Friendly® ratings recognize companies and colleges with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service, and military spouses.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

OCU Student Receives “Realizing the Dream” Student Award

Oakland City University student Kenzie Rudolph a “Realizing the Dream” Student Award on November 5th, 2016.

INDIANAPOLIS, November 2, 2016 – Realizing a dream takes commitment, hard work, and, most often, a helping hand from family and others.  And that’s exactly what 31 students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities are being celebrated for this Saturday evening, November 5, at the 27th annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

RCF Staff and Programming Awarded IDOC Commissioner’s Honors

Rockville, Indiana - (October 17, 2016) – In partnership with the Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Bruce Lemmon, the Indiana Criminal Justice Association (ICJA) recognizes the Department’s top performing staff and programming and the dynamic effect they have on Indiana’s offender population.  This year’s awards were presented at the 82nd Annual Indiana Criminal Justice Association’s Fall Conference held October 4th through the 7th at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City Indiana.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

OCU Invites Area Veterans to Lunch

Oakland City University invites area veterans to lunch on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 10:30-12:30 CST in the Dining Hall of the Student Life Center. 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ISF Donates Pumpkins to Local Schools and Career Center

Putnamville Correctional Facility donated 300+ pumpkins to the Area 30 Career Center for educational uses as well as for distribution to local elementary schools. The pumpkins were grown in the facility garden with the help of offenders enrolled in the Horticulture Vocational Training Class. The Putnam County Sheriff’s department partnered with ISF to make the donation possible.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Madison Juvenile Teachers Chosen to Present at International CEA Conference

Oakland City University continues to demonstrate leadership in the field of correctional education, as evidenced by its presence at the 71st Correctional Education Association (CEA) International Conference and Training Event held in Long Beach, California this past summer.  Ms. Samantha Goldsmith and Ms. Laura Goodwin, both teachers at the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility (MJCF) in Madison, Indiana, were selected to make a presentation about the use of secure wireless tablets with the students in their school.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

OCU Offering Transfer Friendly Options for ITT Tech Students

Oakland City University is offering special transfer options to provide educational assistance to students of ITT due to the school’s closure.

OCU has academic advisors at our main campus in Oakland City, as well as, at off campus sites including Plainfield, Bedford, Evansville, and Rockport to provide assistance to ITT students. Advisors can be contacted in-person, email or phone to schedule appointments during the day or evening. Advising can be done remotely for online students, as well.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

OCU Bookstore Now Has Golf Umbrellas

The Oakland City University Bookstore now has Golf Umbrellas. The umbrellas are blue and white, featuring the OCU logo. Each umbrella is 68" in diamater and sells for $28.99. Stop by the bookstore during regular business hours (9:00am-3:00pm Central) to pick up yours.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Building Trades at RCF

The Rockville Correctional Facility (RCF) offers many re-entry programs designed to reduce recidivism and aid in the offender’s reintegration to the community.  These programs range from cognitive self-change to therapeutic communities, faith and character-based initiatives and educational opportunities.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Career Services Available During Summer 2016

The Oakland City University Office of Career Services is open all summer for students academic and career needs. 

If you are taking a summer course, and need assistance with your classes, please contact Rebecca Shapiro at or 812-749-1283.

If you are looking for career advising, or help applying for positions, please contact Elaine Pauw or 812-749-1394.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Student Life to Host New Student Orientation Aug. 14-16th

Student Life will be hosting New Student Orientation for new and transfer students from Sunday, August 14th - Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. Orientation will be filled with back to back sessions and entertainment. For more information, or questions about the event, contact the Office of Student Life at 812-749-1421

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Christmas Holiday

The offices of Oakland City University will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 through Monday, January 2nd, 2017.  Offices will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, January 3rd.

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