(Shawnee, Okla. – September 15, 2016) The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory’s University is excited to announce its 2016-2017 season with the first of seven theatre and dance performances and two choral concerts beginning in October.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced that St. Gregory's University has been named a Five-Star Champions of Character Bronze Institution. The NAIA recognized 171 schools nationwide, and St. Gregory's was one of 80 to earn "Bronze" distinction.
Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to the NAIA's Champions of Character program and earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.
(Shawnee, Okla. – September 12, 2016) On Thursday, Sep. 8, the St. Gregory’s University School of Nursing held a ceremony honoring its recent BSN graduates and a White Coat Ceremony welcoming new students into the nursing program.
Mary Diane Steltankamp, St. Gregory’s alumna and priests’ nurse with the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, told the story of Moses and the burning bush, highlighting the importance of realizing that spirituality is a key resource for healing.
(Shawnee, Okla. – September 8, 2016) The James J. Kelly Library at St. Gregory’s University is excited to announce that award winning author Maria Scaperlanda will come on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her book “The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma.”
The public is invited to attend this free event to hear more about her book and the story of the life and work of Fr. Stanley Rother. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Scaperlanda will be available for a book signing following the presentation.
St. Gregory’s University and the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will be hosting a community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Great Room of the Rockwood Center on St. Gregory’s Shawnee campus.
Each donor will receive a t-shirt, health screening and Donor Rewards points, which are redeemable for items in OBI’s online store. Donors also have the option to forgo receiving a t-shirt to help donate to the Global Blood Fund (GBF), which helps support struggling blood centers around the world.
Orientation leaders, Resident Assistants (RAs) and the St. Gregory’s University community have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of new students on campus. On Friday, August 19, students and families made their journeys to campus for move-in day.
Alyssa Woolums, an incoming freshman from Texas, is looking forward to getting involved in all that student life at St. Gregory’s has to offer.
St. Gregory’s University’s faculty, staff, coaches and their families participated in a campus-wide beautification day on Wednesday, July 20. They spent the day trimming trees, painting parking lot lines, washing windows, moving offices to new locations and several other projects around campus.
BancFirst, Buford White’s Ace Hardware, Joe Taron and Lowe’s helped by donating many of the materials needed for the improvements on campus.
St. Gregory's University discovered that campus was being invaded by monsters! Fortunately, there were trainers in the community willing to "Catch em all" for no extra charge.
Pokémon GO began sweeping the world over the weekend, and St. Gregory's was no different. There are many Pokéstops throughout campus, and we would like to extend the Benedictine value of hospitality to welcome the players of the game to help us catch the Pokémon on our beautiful campus.
Dr. Theresa Bragg, photography instructor at St. Gregory’s University, received an honorable mention from the Catholic Press Association for a photograph from her photo documentary of the Monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey. The photo documentary, which Bragg worked on over the past nine months, tells the story of the Monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey and monastic life.
“The Sooner Catholic originally approached me about taking photos,” said Bragg. “I have been striving to take environmental portraits of each of the Monks, as well as documenting everyday life.”
A free Multicultural Family Fair will take place on Sunday June, 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m at St. Gregory’s University in the Don and Jenetta Sumner Fieldhouse. The event will include music, dancing, face painting and creating arts and crafts.