April 27, 2010
Oklahoma Baptist University's student publications, The Bison student newspaper and The Yahnseh student yearbook, recently received several honors from national competitions.
Through the Oklahoma Collegiate Press Association's annual competition, The Bison received the Award of Excellence, Overall Newspaper, 4-year schools - Private. Bison Editor-in-Chief Andrew Adams, a senior from Salt Lake City, earned a third-place award for feature writing.
The Yahnseh earned the Award of Excellence, 4-year schools - Private, as well as awards for yearbook layout and design; yearbook photography; yearbook content and coverage; yearbook theme; and overall yearbook.
Through the Baptist Press student news competition, The Bison won third place for overall newspaper in Division 1.
The Bison is OBU's student-edited newspaper with a circulation of 1,500 published 22 times per year. The Bison celebrates its 92nd anniversary during OBU's Centennial Celebration in 2010, first published in December 1918. The newspaper is a public forum that promotes the free and responsible exchange of ideas from readers and contributors through informing, entertaining and serving the entire community. As a completely student-run publication, The Bison provides a real-world, working platform for students to experience both the freedoms and the responsibilities of the press under the First Amendment. Participation is open to any interested student.
The Yahnseh is OBU's student-produced yearbook. The staff is composed of students who have applied and been accepted to participate in the production of the yearbook. The first edition of the Yahnseh was published in 1919.