Oral Roberts’ Memorial Service:

16 12 2009

From the ORU website:

A public memorial service for Chancellor Oral Roberts will be held at the ORU Mabee Center, in Tulsa, Okla. on Monday, December 21st at 2:00 p.m. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. for open seating. The service will be Webcast live on www.goldeneagle.tv.

In Memoriam: Oral Roberts 1918-2009

16 12 2009

Oral Roberts

A great visionary and spiritual father to millions has gone home, it’s up to us to continue his legacy.

Save ORU: Mission accomplished! University now debt free.

7 10 2009

We know this was announced a couple of weeks ago, but ORU is now debt free.

Former students and alumni who attended during the “dark years” of ORU’s staggering fifty million dollar debt should be glad that current and future students will enjoy a better education and campus experience in the years to come!

ORU’s Debt Below $1 Million

17 06 2009

The”Renewing the Vision” Campaign helped bring the original debt of $50 million down to $720,000.

Read the Article Here.

ORU Receives ECFA Accreditation

16 03 2009

Back in October of 2007, we called for ORU to join the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

We are happy to report that this is now a reality. Positive changes continue to happen at the university every day. We can only hope that this will foster a growing trend of transparency among faith based non-profits.  Read the announcement here.

Donations from ORU Alumni Up!

2 03 2009

This goes to show how real change at ORU has produced tangible results.  The alumni feel they can “trust” their alma mater again.

“First-time donation levels among Oral Roberts University alumni are at their highest in more than 10 years.”

Read the story here.

And then… click the “Renewing the Vision” box to the right to help if you haven’t already!

Mark Rutland Named New ORU President

29 01 2009



Mark Rutland

After a long search, Mark Rutland, former president of Southeastern University, will take over the reins at Oral Roberts University.   Read the Tulsa World Article Here.

ORU to Lay off 100 Employees

19 11 2008

Economic woes are touching almost every sector right now, and academia is no exception.  ORU is not specifying which departments will experience cuts – but cites it as necessary to remain fiscally solvent.  Ralph Fagin noted, “You can’t spend more than you’re taking in.”  We wish someone would tell that to the government.  Oh wait.

Read the AP Article Here

Roberts Separation Agreement Reached

19 11 2008

Richard Roberts will get a $223,600 salary from the school, under terms of a separation agreement announced last Friday minus unbilled personal and travel expenses.  Richard and Lindsay still face a lawsuit from former ORU accountant Trent Huddleston.

Read the article here.

Official statement from Oral Roberts University.

ORU Lawsuit Could Be Settled

11 10 2008