May 21, 2010
Celebrating its Centennial anniversary, Oklahoma Baptist University has released a series of short "Centennial Moment" videos offering a glimpse of various aspects of life on Bison Hill from its inception.
View the Centennial Moment videos by clicking here.
Narrated by John Holcomb and Kirsten McIntyre Gantz, the videos reveal how OBU adopted "Ka-Rip" as the school's yell, at what time hundreds of men lived in WMU Dormitory, how 60 acres of wild golden coreopsis influenced the school colors and other details of the university's 100-year history.
The videos originally were released during OBU weekly chapel services and during special Centennial events such as the Founders' Day celebration in February. Fourteen additional Centennial Moments will be released during the fall semester.
The Moments include "The Beginning," "The First Class Years," "The University Returns," "Traditions: School Colors and Mascot," "Traditions: The School Yell," "Traditions: The Alma Maters," "Baptist Women in Action at OBU," "OBU's Pioneer Missionaries" and "OBU and World War II."
The Centennial Moments are written by Dr. John W. Parrish, an honorary 1989 alumnus and chair of OBU's Centennial Committee. They are produced by Michael Bruce, a 1989 alumnus and OBU assistant professor of telecommunications, and Derek Watson, a 2006 alumnus who works as a producer with OETA in Oklahoma City.
Holcomb is a 1988 OBU graduate and sports director for KOTV, Channel 6 (CBS affiliate) in Tulsa, and co-host of OKBlitz.com; and McIntyre Gantz is a 1991 OBU graduate and anchor/reporter for KWTV, Channel 9 (CBS affiliate) in Oklahoma City.