Oklahoma Baptist University

OBU Parentsí Day Holds Many Events

Annual Event on Bison Hill is October 1

Fall is blooming. Cooler weather comes, and students prepare for mid-term exams. It is also a time when parents return to Bison Hill for a visit.

OBU Parentsí Day 2005 is Oct. 1, and the slate is full of activities for parents and students to enjoy.

ďMost parents come at the beginning of the semester, when things on campus are chaotic with students moving into the dorms, but Parentsí Day is always a good time when parents can come and spend time on campus with their son or daughter,Ē said Bobby Canty, OBU dean of students.

Beginning with registration at 10:30 a.m., the day features Kidsí College, which has special activities for younger siblings, ages 6-12. Both students and parents can meet with professors at 11 a.m. in Geiger Center, rooms 219-220, and then have lunch in the Laura Scales Cafeteria at noon.

A special campus worship service begins at 2 p.m. in Geiger Center, rooms 218-219, and several administrators will be present to meet with parents at the conclusion of the service. The residence halls will be open for family members to visit from 3:30-5 p.m.

Afternoon activities include the OBU menís and womenís soccer teams battling Oklahoma Christian University. The womenís game begins at noon, with the menís game following at 2 p.m.

The W.P. Wood Planetarium will feature two presentations. Cowboy poet Baxter Black will narrate an entertaining show called Cowboy Astronomer at 3:30 p.m. Skywatchers of Africa follows at 4:30 p.m., presenting several cultures from across the African continent and highlighting their relationships with the cosmos. Observers can learn how Africans used their astronomical observations to help them grow food, tell time, find their way through harsh lands and mold their spiritual lives.

Parentsí Day concludes with Freshman Follies, the annual freshmen variety show sponsored by Campus Activities Board, at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel.

Parentsí Day Ė Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
10:30 a.m. Registration
Geiger Center, 2nd Floor
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Kidís College
Special activities for younger
brothers and sisters Ages 6-12; register
children by calling Jessica Patterson,
(405) 878-2695

11 a.m. Students/Parents meet with Professors
Geiger Center, 219-220
Unfortunately, due to conflicts, all
professors will not be available. Students
should inquire with their professors
regarding who will be available.

12 noon Lunch
Laura Scales Cafeteria (or on your own)
12 noon Womenís Soccer vs. Oklahoma Christian
OBU Soccer Field
2 p.m. Praise/Worship on the Hill
Geiger Center, 218-219
2 p.m. Menís Soccer vs. Oklahoma Christian
OBU Soccer Field
3:30-5 p.m. Residence Halls Open House
3:30 p.m. Cowboy Astronomer
Wood Planetarium
4:30 p.m. Skywatchers of Africa
Wood Planetarium
3:30-8 p.m. Free time to visit in residence halls,
go shopping, visit with family, etc.

8 p.m. Freshman Follies
Raley Chapel