Oklahoma Baptist University

Centennial Book Signing Slated for Sept. 23

Dr. John Parrish, chairman of the OBU Centennial Committee, will sign copies of his new Centennial books Thursday, Sept. 23, from 3-6 p.m. in the Alumni Suite of the Jent Alumni Center on campus. The community is invited to attend.

Two books, “Finish: Oklahoma Baptist University 2009-10 Championship Basketball Season,” and “Proudly Stand on Bison Hill: A Pictorial History of Oklahoma Baptist University 1910-2010” will be available for purchase at the event.




“Finish: Oklahoma Baptist University 2009-10 Championship Basketball Season”tells the story of the 2009-10 season in which the OBU Bison compiled a 33-3 record, won the Sooner Athletic Conference championship and captured the NAIA Men’s Division I National Championship – OBU’s first national basketball title since 1966. “Finish” is a 128-page, hard-cover coffee table book with more than 140 color photographs.









“Proudly Stand on Bison Hill” includes highlights for each school year, from the founding of the school in 1910 to the present. The book also includes photographs of faculty and administrators who served OBU for 20 years or more. It is a 9-by-12 inch, hard-cover coffee table book with 256 pages and more than 900 historic photographs.









“Finish” is sold for $23.87 per book, tax included. “Proudly Stand” is $37.98, tax included.

Parrish, who is executive vice president emeritus of OBU, is the author of other OBU Centennial books, “The Glory Years of Bison Basketball: Oklahoma Baptist University’s 1964-65, 1965-66 and 1966-67 Seasons,” and “OBU Hoops: A History of Oklahoma Baptist University Bison and Lady Bison Basketball 1911-2007.” Parrish served at OBU from 1964-2002 in a variety of capacities: journalism faculty member and student publications adviser; public relations director; alumni director; assistant vice president for development; vice president for institutional advancement; senior vice president for business and external affairs; and executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 2007-08, Parrish served as interim president of the university.

Other OBU Centennial books available through the OBU Bookstore and online include: “The Glory Years of Bison Basketball: Oklahoma Baptist University’s 1964-65, 1965-66 and 1966-67 Seasons”; “OBU Hoops: A History of Oklahoma Baptist University Bison and Lady Bison Basketball 1911-2007”; “Glory Shakes the Ground: Written Prayers of James E. Hurley”; and “Bison Bon Appétit: A Century of Cooking on Bison Hill.”

For more information about the Centennial Books series, click here.

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