Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s May 2019 Commencement was a historic one, marking a passing of the baton from the University’s fifth president, Dr. Everett Piper, to its sixth, Dr. Jim Dunn, upon Dr. Piper’s retirement. Dr. Piper gave his final commencement … Continued
In an interview for WORLD News Magazine in March 2018, Dr. Piper talks about how culture screams for “safe spaces,” but college is a place to be challenged.
Originally posted on Washington Times In 2011, every college and university in the United States received a “guidance letter” from the Obama administration’s Department of Education declaring that all colleges and universities across the land, from Brown to Berkeley, were … Continued
Originally Posted by the Washington Times Have we completely lost our minds? In a word: Yes. Cosmopolitan Magazine has released its February issue, featuring the most recent transgender poster child Laverne Cox on its cover. There is so much … Continued
January 18, 2018 – Bartlesville, OK This morning, Oklahoma Wesleyan University President, Dr. Everett Piper, joined other leaders in speaking at a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) event in Washington, D.C. The topic of the day was the … Continued
Where do we go from here?
16 June 2017 Dr. Everett Piper, President On the morning of June 14, 2017, a 66-year old man from Illinois entered a baseball park in Alexandria, VA, and began shooting. Among the five people shot was Congressman Steve Scalise, a … Continued
The very freedom Dr. Dirks and all others of his ilk claim to hold so dear finds its home not at a campus near the sandy beaches of our West Coast, but rather in a stable under the stars in ancient Israel. Free speech (at Berkeley or anywhere else for that matter) has never been achieved outside of the context of the foundational admonition – dare I say biblical admonition – stated very succinctly in Berkeley’s own founding motto: “Fiat Lux – Let there be Light.”
Everett Piper, President December 2016 Commencement Address Today we gather to celebrate the academy and your accomplishments therein. We march into this hall in our regalia – in our heavy robes and mortar boards, our funny caps and gowns – … Continued
Dr. Piper appeared last night on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier, discussing recent college protests and the idea that the troubles we see on campuses nationwide is a result of the ideas our culture has been teaching our students.
They voted for Trump because they have, frankly, “had it” with being labeled intolerable by those who claim to be tolerant.
“Why are we surprised by what we see in today’s news? When colleges lose their conscience, kids lose their character, and culture loses its soul.”
Let’s cut to the chase: I have been very clear in my previous writing regarding how I feel about the currrent GOP presidential candidate…more
“But today, my NAIA peers seem determined to reject the very premise of Title IX…”
Dr. Piper responds to recent comments on free speech by CNN’s Sally Kohn.