Self Service Banner Outage

In order to facilitate the closing of our fiscal year, Self-Service Banner will be unavailable this Sunday, May 31, from noon until midnight. If you need to make enrollment changes or payments over the weekend, please make plans to complete these prior to noon on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and appreciate your patience.

Highlights of the Hammond Era at OBU

  • Named Dean of Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts in 1986

  • Friends of the Arts program begun to support the College of Fine Arts

  • Began “Friends of the Arts” newsletter in 1987

  • American Guild of English Handbell Ringers recognized the University Ringers as one of the exemplary college handbell programs in 1990

  • OBU Preparatory Program continued to reach more children with choirs receiving state and national recognition

  • Initiated OBU Oratorio program combining all choral organizations under the direction of nationally known guest conductors; group sang Brahms’ “Requiem” with Tulsa Philharmonic in 1990

  • Art Building renovated and remodeled; Arts Annex building acquired

  • Celebrated the 90th birthday of Dean Warren M. Angell in May 1997

  • Potter Auditorium, Yarborough Auditorium, music studios, and classrooms remodeled in 1999-2000; building made handicap accessible; organ console replaced and enlarged to include a four-manual keyboard

  • OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra inaugurated in 2001 with funding from Kirkpatrick Foundation and in cooperation with University of Oklahoma

  • Craig-Dorland Theater renovated in 2003

  • Division of Music added Worship Arts component in 2006; graphic design major introduced by Department of Art in 2007

  • OBU Theatre’s presentation of “As It Is In Heaven” named best play presented at the 2009 Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

  • OBU electronic media production students regularly win the majority of top awards in competition with state and regional colleges