Oklahoma Baptist University

November 6-8

For decades, Bison have gone with Ka-Rip. Generations of alumni excitedly “let’er go ruse” to cheer the Green and Gold to victory. The chant is a timeless OBU tradition the University and its friends return to time and again to celebrate the Bison Spirit.

Each Homecoming, it is our hope alumni and friends of all ages can identify with the reunion focus. Last year’s theme – Zip! Bang! OBU! – fully captured the celebration of community on Bison Hill. As such, it is fitting we carry on that sentiment for years to come.

Beginning with 2014 Homecoming and for those that follow, OBU’s reunion weekend will be recognized as “Zip! Bang! OBU! Homecoming.” We are confident this change will consistently represent the dynamic spirit of Homecoming, while continuing to ground all alumni and friends in common traditions.

Join us at 2014 Homecoming on November 6-8 as we begin a new tradition that honors an old one.

Zip! Bang! OBU!

Homecoming 2014 Online Registration

Homecoming Schedule

*Reservations Required | ^ Cost for Ticketed Event | ⁰ Tier Priced Event

Thursday, November 6

7:30 p.m. -- OBU Theatre Production, "Much Ado About Nothing" ^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre
In this powerful play, Shakespeare makes you laugh, breaks your heart and then magically puts it back together as if it were all “much ado about nothing.” Tickets go on sale October 23 – $11 adult; $5 student. For reservations, call 405.585.4350.

Friday, November 7

9 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up/Guest Services
Geiger Center, Upper Level


10 a.m. -- 50-Year Club Fellowship
Geiger Center, Upper Level
Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot tea while fellowshipping and perusing Yahnseh yearbooks with your classmates.


10:30 a.m. -- Registration for Golf Tournament, Driving Range Opens
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta
Range balls and boxed lunch are included in the registration cost. Lunches available beginning at 11 am.


11 a.m. -- 50-Year Club Luncheon Honoring Classes of ’39, ’44, ’49, ’54 & ’59 *^⁰
Geiger Center, Upper Level

Class of 1964 Golden Anniversary Reunion Luncheon *^⁰
Geiger Center, Upper Level


11:30 a.m. -- Class of 1969 45th Anniversary Reunion Luncheon *^⁰
Geiger Center, Upper Level


Noon -- Homecoming Golf Tournament Tee-Off *^⁰
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta


1:30 p.m. -- Worship
Stubblefield Chapel
Led by Dr. Bill Green, ’64, the time of praise will feature Walter Grady, ’71, Richard Huggins, ’69, Mike Knight, ’70, Dee Anne Meece, ’70, Paul Purifoy, ’72, Jack Rogers, ’69 ex, Robert Wagoner, ’71, and Mary Crews Worthen, ’68.


2:30-4 p.m. -- Open House: Cargill Alumni and Advancement Center
Cargill Center
The former president’s home has been renovated and repurposed. Join us for refreshments and an open house before taking a Campus Tour.


2:30-4 p.m. -- Campus Tours *
Leave From Cargill Center


3-4 p.m. -- Library Workers Reunion
Mabee Learning Center Bubble


6 p.m. -- Harvest Dinner *^⁰
Geiger Center, Upper Level
Bob Hoffman, ’79 and Dr. George Wilson, ’50 will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Ryan Blackwell, ’06 will be recognized as the Graduate of the Last Decade. Profile in Excellence Award recipients and Faculty Hall of Fame inductees will also be honored.


8:45 p.m. -- Fine Arts Musical Gala ^
Raley Chapel, Potter Auditorium
The Fine Arts Musical Gala will feature the Bison Brigade, Bison Jazz Orchestra, Bison Glee Club, University Chorale and the OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra. The 60’s-iconic song, “MacArthur Park,” written by Jimmy Webb, a native Oklahoman, will be performed by the Class of 1969, various alumni, current students and the OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra. Kathryne Timberlake, professor emerita of music at OBU, will be recognized with an honorary doctorate. Tickets may be purchased at the door.


10 p.m. -- Get the Scoop, an Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Geiger Center, Lower Level

Book Signing: Jo Clem, ’69 -- "Tell me Who's Wonderful"
Geiger Center, Lower Level

Book Signing: Christine Denise Jarmola, ’84 -- "Do-Overs"
Geiger Center, Lower Level

Book Signing: Rhonda Haynes Jones, ’79
Geiger Center, Lower Level

Book Signing: Jack Pearson, ’59 -- "O Sing Unto the Lord: A History of the Bisonettes - the Other Glee Club"
Geiger Center, Lower Level

Saturday, November 8

7 a.m. -- Third Annual Bison Stampede *^⁰
Recreation and Wellness Center
Hosted by the RAWC Staff, this sanctioned and certified event features a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk ($15), 5K run ($30) and 10K run ($40). Register today! Registration prices increase October 9.


8 a.m. -- ODK Breakfast
Benedict Street Marketplace, 613 N. Pottenger


8:45-11:30 a.m. -- Children’s Festival *^⁰
Shawnee Hall
Register your child(ren) to attend this event while you enjoy time with former classmates. Snack foods provided. Ages four through sixth grade only.


9 a.m. -- Class Reunion Breakfasts *^⁰
Various Locations, TBA
Start off the day by reuniting, reminiscing and sharing memories. This year we are celebrating the Classes of ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04 and ’09. Didn’t graduate with one of these classes, but have friends who did? Don’t miss the opportunity to reconnect. All alumni are invited to attend.

Future Bison Campus Tours and Breakfast for 7th-12th Graders *
Thurmond Hall, Admissions


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Affinity Reunions
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Owens Hall 107
Bison Glee Club, Ford Music Hall - 3rd Floor
College Players
Enactus (formerly SIFE), Bailey Business Center Hall of Fame
Global Outreach, Montgomery Hall - Global Outreach Center
Intensive English Program, Mabee Learning Center Bubble
Mortar Board, Wood Science Building Lobby
Student Nurses Association, Mabee Learning Center 306
Theta Sigma Chi, WMU Lobby
University Chorale (beginning at noon, Raley Chapel 203

Book Signing: Jo Clem, ’69 -- "Tell me Who's Wonderful"
Geiger Center, Lower Level

Book Signing: Christine Denise Jarmola, ’84 -- "Do-Overs"
Geiger Center, Lower Level

Book Signing: Rhonda Haynes Jones, ’79
Geiger Center, Upper Level


1 p.m. -- Bison Football vs. Bacone College *^
Hurt Memorial Track Complex and Bison Football Field
To purchase football tickets, call 405.585.5300 or visit obubison.com.


2:30 p.m. -- OBU Theatre Production "Much Ado About Nothing" ^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre
In this powerful play, Shakespeare makes you laugh, breaks your heart and then magically puts it back together as if it were all “much ado about nothing.” Tickets go on sale October 23 –- $11 adult; $5 student. For reservations, call 405.585.4350.


4:30 p.m. -- Alumni Fest *
Hurt Memorial Track Complex and Bison Football Field
Join us for a casual dinner and a great time of fellowship before heading to the basketball games or the Bisonette Concert!


5:30 p.m. -- Banquet, 60th Anniversary of the Bisonette Glee Club *^⁰
Geiger Center, Upper Level
All alumni are invited to attend.


6 p.m. -- Lady Bison Basketball vs. Manhattan Christian ^
Noble Complex


7:30 p.m. -- Bisonette Glee Club 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Raley Chapel, Potter Auditorium


7-9 p.m. -- Reception Honoring Dr. Linda McElroy’s Service as Cheerleading Coach
Noble Complex, Mabee Suite
Join us as we honor Dr. Linda McElroy's 25-year service as OBU's Cheerleading Coach. The reception will take place during the basketball doubleheader. All are invited, especially Dr. McElroy's former students and cheerleaders. Spread the word!


8 p.m. -- Bison Basketball vs. Manhattan Christian ^
Noble Complex

Sunday, November 9

2:30 p.m. -- OBU Theatre Production, "Much Ado About Nothing" ^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre
In this powerful play, Shakespeare makes you laugh, breaks your heart and then magically puts it back together as if it were all “much ado about nothing.” Tickets go on sale October 23 – $11 adult; $5 student. For reservations, call 405.585.4350.


HOMECOMING LINKS

  • Online Registration
  • Homecoming 2014 Brochure
  • Registration Form [PDF]
  • Tier Pricing Information
  • Bisonette Glee Club 60th Anniversary Information
  • Bison Football Tickets
  • Biographical Form

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