(Shawnee, Okla. – September 30, 2016) As we near the general election in November, we will be making decisions that will affect the future of our cities, state and country. St. Gregory’s University will host a panel discussion, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” on Wednesday, October 5th at 7 p.m. in the Shawnee Community Room in the Rockwood Center.
(Shawnee, Okla. – September 26, 2016) Exceeding expectations, St. Gregory's University experienced a thirty-one percent (31%) growth in new students for the Fall Semester of 2016 as compared to the Fall Semester of 2015.
"It's exciting to see the months of hard work by our admissions team come to fruition," said St. Gregory's President, Michael Scaperlanda. "Our admissions staff did a fantastic job."
Students, faculty and staff took part in the OK-Tober-Taste event on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Shawnee Community Room. During the event, participants had the opportunity to sample beers from Oklahoma based breweries.
Students, ages 21 and older, enjoyed the opportunity to sample local breweries with President Michael Scaperlanda, faculty and staff members.
“Beer tasting with President Scaperlanda and members of the St. Gregory's community was a once in a lifetime experience,” said Jeremy Crandell of Tulsa, OK.
(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.