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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Campus Blood Drive Collects 12 Pints Blood

The Red Cross held a blood drive on OCU's main campus last week. 

The blood drive, sponsored by OCU's Career Services department was a success, collecting 12 pints of blood and registering 17 donors, including 3 first time donors.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

OCU to Host Annual Gospel Concert

Oakland City University will be hosting their annual Gospel Concert on Friday, November 3rd, 2017.  This year's concert will feature The Hoppers and The Collingsworth Family.  The concert will be held in Johnson Center with doors opening at 6:00pm and the concert starting at 7:00pm.  Tickets will be $16 at the door. Advance tickets will be available October 1st - 30th, and may be purchased at The Vineyard in Evansville, Oakland City Hometown IGA, by phone at (812)749-1243, or online at OAK.edu.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

FAFSA Deadline Approaching for Indiana Residents

The deadline to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all Indiana residents is March 10th.  Current and prospective students who wish to apply for University aid must have completed and submitted their FAFSA by this deadline.  If you have questions about submitting your FAFSA, you may contact the Office of Financial Aid at 812-749-1224 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

OCU to Honor Dr. Claudine and Adelaide Cutchin

The Oakland City University Family acknowledges with sincere sympathy the death of Dr. Claudine Denise Delhomme-Cutchin and Adelaide Emmanuelle Cutchin on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the visitation on Tuesday, February 7th. OCU's campus will be closed to allow students, faculty, and staff to be able to attend the visitation and funeral for Dr. Claudine and Adelaide Cutchin.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Passing of Dr. Claudine and Adelaide Cutchin

Oakland City University is saddened by the news of the passing of Dr. Claudine Cutchin and her daughter Adelaide Cutchin from a car accident yesterday evening. Dr. Cutchin was a 23 year employee of the university. She was Registrar from 1994-1999. In 1999 she became part of the history faculty, currently holding the rank of Professor of History. She was twice named Teacher of the Year (1998 and 2009) by the student body. On October 20, 2008, Dr. Cutchin became Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and has continued to serve in that role to the present.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Classes and Activities Cancelled Friday, February 3, 2017

In light of the passing of a member of the Oakland City University family, all activities and classes have been cancelled for the rest of today, February 3, 2017.

Two open meetings will be held this afternoon at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in Cornwell-Reed 211.

Students are encouraged to attend. We hope to share additional information at that time, including counseling services available for members of our community.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Spring 2017 Book Vouchers Available Jan 11th-13th

Oakland City University students needing book vouchers for the Spring 2017 semester will be able to pick up those vouchers in the OCU Business Office during regular business hours on January 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2017.

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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.

You can find out more about this award by visiting militaryfriendly.com.

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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 diameter 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 rshapiro@oak.edu or 812-749-1283.

If you are looking for career advising, or help applying for positions, please contact Elaine Pauw atepauw@oak.edu 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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Chapel

A weekly chapel service is held at 11:00am in Provance Memorial Chapel each Wednesday during the school year. 

Campus Offices may close for Chapel Services.

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Athletic Auction

The OCU Athletic Auction is the Athletic Department's main fundraising event of the year.  The event includes a catered meal, live and silent auction items.  Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.  If you are interested in attending, please call the Athletic Office at 812-749-1264 or contact any Athletic Coach.

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CASA Testing

CASA (Core Academic Skills Assessment – a state required test) is required for acceptance into the School of Education and must be passed in order to enroll in any 300+ level Education courses. 

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CASA Testing

CASA (Core Academic Skills Assessment – a state required test) is required for acceptance into the School of Education and must be passed in order to enroll in any 300+ level Education courses. 

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Trick the Halls

In the spirit of Halloween, the grassy knoll will have inflatables, games and candy provided by various organizations on campus.  This event is open to the public.

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CASA Testing

CASA (Core Academic Skills Assessment – a state required test) is required for acceptance into the School of Education and must be passed in order to enroll in any 300+ level Education courses. 

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