FOUNDER'S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Last month, we celebrated the anniversary of what would have been our founder’s 100th birthday. Oral Roberts was one of the great fathers of the Spirit-filled movement and his legacy will forever be remembered at this university. We commemorated his life and legacy at a Founder’s Centennial Celebration on January 24, and simultaneously launched a new International Quest Whole Person Scholarship. At a dinner that night, we raised $120,222 for this scholarship fund; overall, a total of $240,471 has been raised. This fund will bring more outstanding students from around the world to ORU for a Spirit-empowered whole person education. We also released “The New Oral Roberts University,” a book that tells the amazing story of ORU’s rescue and redemption. Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration!

$600,000 GIFT TRANSFORMS MEDIA TRAINING

The Communication and Media Department recently received a $600,000 gift. It will allow this department to develop, train, and produce the world’s most creative and forward-thinking storytellers with a passion to lead in the field of media. This gift, along with a newly established Communication and Media Task Force, will also help make ORU a top choice of Spirit-empowered communication and media students from around the world. The funds will help develop new curricula that will challenge and encourage students to engage in the communication culture, purchase state-of-the-art equipment that will prepare graduates to thrive in the new media environment, renovate studio space, and more!

ORU ALUMNI BOARD ELECTION, AOY AWARDS

The 2018 Alumni Association Board of Directors election is currently underway. A link to the ballot has been e-mailed, so be sure to check your inbox. If you haven't received your e-mail, be sure to check your spam box. If you cannot locate this e-mail, please contact us at alumni@oru.edu. We also invite you to nominate a deserving ORU alumnus for a 2018 Alumnus of the Year award! Each year during Homecoming, we honor alumni for Distinguished Service to God, the Community, the Alma Mater, and “In Every Person’s World.”

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