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ORU CES Online Catalog

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 by CES

The ORU CES online catalog contains a fully comprehensive overview of all services, amenities, and venues ORU CES has to offer. From feature stories, venue descriptions, detailed seating charts, and amenity specifications, you can find the perfect venue for your next event, concert, or camp.

Inside the catalog you will find venues for camps, weddings, conferences, seminars, concerts, family entertainment, community events, and more. Not only are users able to view the catalog online, but they are also able to click on links within the catalog to view specific materials and for easy navigation. Each section of the catalog provides details for specific venues including the Conference & Banquet Center at the Mabee Center, Christ’s Chapel, Howard Auditorium, Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center, and Skyline60 just to name a few. Links to seating charts, maps, and sponsor websites have also been integrated into the catalog to provide customers with ample knowledge of our services.

Click Here to view the ORU CES online catalog.

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Mabee Center 2014 Improvements

Posted on: November 15th, 2014 by CES

THE WALL OF FAME
A hall of fame wall has been constructed in the north lobby of the Mabee Center to showcase bands, concerts and other individuals that have performed at the Mabee Center over the past 40 years. Visitors will notice memorabilia on the hall of fame display, including autographed photographs, articles of artists, and a signed guitar. Click here to see the 40th Anniversary Celebration event page. The Mabee Center was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2013 as a premier show venue for the state. Click here to see the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame event page.

TROPHY CABINETS
Newly remodeled trophy cabinets are located on the Mabee Center concourse and feature framed records accompanied by artist biographies and the dates they performed. Artists range from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Lionel Richie, among many others. These displays circle the Concourse progressing in chronological order, supplementing the concession stand graphics by decade.

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Visit our eMuseum to share memories, browse photos, and donate memorabilia to the Mabee Center. If you have collected any memorabilia from a past event, or if you want to become a financial supporter, please call 918.495.6405 to discuss your contribution. We encourage you to check with your accountant or tax advisor regarding the impact of your gift on your tax situation.

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The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by CES

Free Public Performance

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Oral Roberts University Christ’s Chapel on November 1, 2014 at 7:30pm. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Tulsa, OK is sponsored by the ORU Music Department.

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz.

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report. Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. The band’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”

For additional information about the Jazz Ambassadors’ performance in Tulsa, please call (918) 495-7501 or visit ArmyFieldBand.com. To obtain free tickets by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to:

Oral Roberts University

Department of Music

7777 S. Lewis Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74171

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Christ in Youth – MOVE

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by CES

ORU welcomes Christ in Youth – MOVE, a 5-day high school only event held all over the country, designed to amplify the call of Christ on students’ lives to become Kingdom workers.

Located on college campuses across the nation, MOVE provides a program for 25,000 high school students every summer. Students are challenged through intense, interactive worship, dynamic preaching, small group study, and community building.

Students at MOVE not only learn and worship together but also spend quality time with their church youth group, discovering ways that God will use them to be a greater help to the world.

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ORU Summer Camps 2014

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by CES

ORU Conference & Event Services is excited for the summer of 2014 to arrive! Kids of all ages, teens, and adults – we have the camp for you to develop your skills this summer! Not only do we host Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, and other Athletic camps, but ORU’s campus hosts Mathematics camps, Adult Higher Education camps, and even Science & Engineering camps! We are proud to put our newly renovated facilities to use in over 25 different camps this summer. Start planning your summer and register for one of these amazing camps today while spots are still being filled!

It’s not too late to set up your own camp through ORU CES. We have a strong desire to help you manage your camp or event this summer by making it as simple as possible. The Director of Facility Services, Jed Cravalho explains, “We love to interact with our external clients because it gives us an opportunity to show potential students ORU. We build close relationships with our Camp Directors and when they arrive in the summer it’s like we already know each other. We are ready to facilitate every need that they have. The vision for the camp is captured and we are part of making sure that their participants are enjoying them.”

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Call (918) 495-6418 for more information about 2014 ORU camps.

Click here to see a full list of summer camps.
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ORU CES Online Catalog

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by CES

The ORU CES online catalog contains a fully comprehensive overview of all services, amenities, and venues ORU CES has to offer. From feature stories, venue descriptions, detailed seating charts, and amenity specifications, you can find the perfect venue for your next event, concert, or camp.

Inside the catalog you will find venues for camps, weddings, conferences, seminars, concerts, family entertainment, community events, and more. Not only are users able to view the catalog online, but they are also able to click on links within the catalog to view specific materials and for easy navigation. Each section of the catalog provides details for specific venues including the Conference & Banquet Center at the Mabee Center, Christ’s Chapel, Howard Auditorium, Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center, and Skyline60 just to name a few. Links to seating charts, maps, and sponsor websites have also been integrated into the catalog to provide customers with ample knowledge of our services.

Click Here to view the ORU CES online catalog.

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5th Annual Whole Person Indoor Triathlon

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by CES

The Kenneth H. Cooper Aerobics Center will host its 5th Annual Whole Person Indoor Triathlon on February 22 & 23, 2014. This Super Sprint Triathlon is perfect for first time Triathletes! The competition consists of a 400-meter swim, 6.2-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run.

Competition fee: $30/individual & $40/team

ORU Students: $20/individual & $30/team

Individual competitions will be held on Saturday, February 22nd. Heats will begin every 20 minutes from 8:00am – 5:40pm. Team competitions will be held on Sunday, February 23rd. Heats will begin every 30 minutes from 2:00pm-6:00 pm. Each team will consist of 3 participants: one swimmer, one biker and one runner.  Participants will receive a T-shirt and gift bag with registration. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Put yourself to the test and sign-up TODAY for this exciting event! Registration can be completed online or in person at the Aerobics Center Front Desk. ORU Students must register at the Aerobics Center to receive discount. Registration deadline to receive t-shirt is February 12, 2014. Registration will close February 20, 2014. Space is limited; please register early.  To register and for more information, please visit aerobics.oru.edu

Don’t forget to have fun training!

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Presents the 2013 Inductees and Swon Brothers in Concert at Tulsa’s Mabee Center

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by CES

For the first time in the 16 year history of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, the induction concert will be held in Tulsa at the Mabee Center. On October 15, 2013, Oklahomans will have a chance to honor their own in the state-of-the art, 8,000 seat Mabee Center End Arena configuration.

In addition to the historic move to a venue outside of Muskogee, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is proud to announce that the Mabee Center is a class of 2013 inductee into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. The Mabee Center has hosted hundreds of iconic musicians, performers and speakers over the last four decades, many of which are past inductees into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

“We are delighted to be hosting the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame as they honor the great musical talent we have here in Oklahoma, says Tony Winters, Mabee Center General Manager. The celebration of our 40 year anniversary comes to a close at the end of October and I cannot think of a better way to end it than by hosting another Oklahoma treasure and honoring these artists.”

This year’s class of inductees will join legendary musician and Oklahoman, Neal Schon of Journey who was inducted in the OMHOF at the Joint Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa on August 23rd to a sold out crowd. The Swon Brothers, who will be performing a full show at this year’s induction concert, received the Rising Star award from the OMHOF earlier this year. The duo from Muskogee, Oklahoma have been playing to sold out crowds across the country after making the final three on the hit NBC show, The Voice.

“We are excited to have the Mabee Center host our next induction show in Tulsa and thrilled to have such a diverse group of inductees,” states Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Executive Director, Jim Blair.

For more information on the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, visit www.omhof.com and for more information regarding the Mabee Center, please visit www.mabeecenter.com.

ORU Aerobic Center Gets New Cardio Equipment!

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by CES

On July 17th, the ORU Aerobics Center received 32 new pieces of Matrix cardio equipment. Among the classic treadmills, bikes and stair steppers, users will see the new Ascent Trainers and Climbmills. With the Ascent Trainers, users can perform the classic elliptical motion or make their workout more dynamic, engaging glutes, hamstrings and core stabilizer muscles by adjusting the incline and variable stride length. The Climbmill features rotating stairs with a full 10″ deep step to accommodate a wide range of users. With the step positioning software, the steps will lock at the lowest possible point for users to easily step on and off.

Every cardio piece includes Virtual Active, an interactive video program that allow users to escape to the forests of Hawaii, hike through the Italian Alps, or the infamous Las Vegas strip, all within the integrated 15″ touch screen display. The equipment is also compatible with iPod for video and audio playback, charging and on-screen playlist selection and is compatible with Nike + iPod for workout tracking. Other features include an integrated 3-speed personal fan, 14 language display choices and 11 workout programs.

Written By: Julie Dunn – Aerobics Center Director

Summer Camps Bring Variety To ORU

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by CES

Over 25 different camps will be taking place at ORU this summer. Between athletic and academic camps ORU will be abuzz with the activities of camp life. Some camps will be utilizing the many different amenities that ORU Conference and Event Services provides including full service housing and food services. One of the largest camps will be the National Championship competition for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA), the country’s largest home school speech and debate league. In this multiday competition hundreds of the country’s finest young scholars will descend upon the ORU campus along with their families to take advantage of all ORU CES has to offer.

Click here to see a full list of summer camps.

Click here to view camp photos on the ORU CES Facebook page.

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