Homecoming 2018

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November 2-4

For decades, Bison have gone with Ka-Rip. You and your fellow alumni excitedly "let'er go ruse" as you cheered the Green and Gold to victory. Time and again, we all return to this enduring tradition as a way to celebrate the Bison Spirit. Trends mark our times and novelty fades, but our University chant continues to tie generations of alumni and friends together.

So too does Homecoming Weekend. Each fall we recognize the traditions that set our alma mater apart. No matter your graduation year, we can all reflect on OBU's distinction and how the relationships we formed as students transformed our lives.

Homecoming is dynamic and full of evolving elements designed to capture the essence of OBU's community. This year, we welcome you home to the traditions that defined your life on Bison Hill.

Zip! Bang! OBU!


Homecoming Schedule

* Reservations Required | ^ Cost for Ticketed Event | ⁰ Tier Priced Event

Friday, November 2

9 a.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Guest Services
Geiger Center, lower level


10:30 a.m. - Registration for Golf Tournament, Driving Range Opens
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta
Range balls and boxed lunch are included in the registration cost. Lunches available beginning at 11 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 50-Year Club Luncheon Honoring Classes of '43, '48, '53, '58 & '63 *^⁰
Geiger Center, upper level
Emcee: Don Blackley, '63


11:30 a.m. - Class of 1968 Golden Anniversary Reunion Luncheon *^⁰
Geiger Center, upper level
Emcee: Bill Ware, '68


Noon - Homecoming Golf Tournament Tee-Off *^⁰
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta


2 - 3 p.m. - Campus Tours  
South doors of the Geiger Center


2 - 4 p.m. - Reunion Fellowship  
Geiger Center, lower level


3 p.m. - Worship 
Stubblefield Chapel


4 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Gathering for Stories and Singing 
Ford Hall


6 p.m. - Harvest Dinner *^⁰
Geiger Center, upper level
Our 2018 alumni award winners include: Paul Langford, '88, Alumni Achievement Award; Jacqueline Corley, '12, Graduate Of the Last Decade Alum of the Year Award; Elizabeth Bird, '98, Profile In Excellence Award; Chris Cragin Day, '99, Profile In Excellence Award; Steven Day, '98, Profile In Excellence Award; Dr. Dan Hodges, '53, Profile In Excellence Award; Jeff De Vries, '93, Profile In Excellence Award; and Michael Wood, '03, Profile In Excellence Award.


8 p.m. - Fine Arts Showcase 
Raley Chapel, Potter Auditorium


9:30 p.m. - Bisonettes Reunion 
Raley Chapel, room 203


9:30 p.m. - Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social & Alumni Art Exhibit
Geiger Center, lower level
All alumni and friends are invited to explore the newly renovated Geiger Center, eat ice cream and peruse the alumni art show. Artists include Diann Howell, '57; Barbara Maples, '67; Ryan Churchill, '12; Francine (Roark) Robison, '66 & '13; Marc Hooks, '90; Marissa Raglin, '12; and, Kristi Youngblood-Freeman, '06.

Saturday, November 3

8 a.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Guest Services
Geiger Center, Lower Level


8 a.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Registration
Raley Chapel, 142


8:30 a.m. - ODK Breakfast
Geiger Center, 214


9 a.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Rehearsal 
Raley Chapel, Yarborough Auditorium


10-11 a.m. - Academic Reunions
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
     Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences - Mabee Learning Center, first floor
     Department of Anthropology, History & Political Science - GC, lower level
     Division of Language & Literature - Shawnee Hall, Room 307
     Division of Health & Human Performance - GC, lower level
     Division of Teacher Education - GC, lower level
College of Nursing - Stavros Hall
Hobbs College of Theology & Ministry - Montgomery Hall, Room 216
Hurley College of Science & Mathematics - W.P. Wood Science Building
Paul Dickinson College of Business - Bailey Business Center
Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts
     Division of Art - See the Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social and Alumni Art Exhibit Friday night
     Division of Communication Arts - GC, lower level
     Division of Music - Raley Chapel, Room 201W


10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Program Reunion and Tours
2206 N. Kickapoo


10-11 a.m. - Mortar Board Reunion
Cargill Center


10:15 a.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Time to Visit 
Raley Chapel


10:30 a.m. - Chorale Reunion
Raley Chapel


11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Children's Festival *^⁰
Shawnee Hall, second floor


11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Future Bison Campus Tours and Lunch for 7th-12th Graders * 
Lunch in Café on the Hill


11:15 a.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Rehearsal
Raley Chapel, Yarborough Auditorium


11:15 a.m. - Class Reunion Luncheons *^⁰
Geiger Center
1973 Emcee: Larry Walker
1978 Emcee: Terri (Hodges) Pickering
1983 Emcee: Dr. Doug Melton
1988 Emcee: Danny and Alyssa (Dollens) Cabaniss
1993 Emcee: Jay Sampson
1998 Emcee: Dr. Heath Thomas and Steve Aylor
2003 Emcee: Dr. Brent Newsom
2008 Emcee: Colt and Claire (Clifford) Westbrook


12:15 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: National Anthem Sound Check
Hurt Memorial Track Complex and Bison Football Field


12:15 p.m. - Homecoming Parade
University Street
Presented by SGA


12:30 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Lunch *^⁰
Geiger Center, Cafe on the Hill


1 p.m. - 2013-18 Reunion
Football Stadium
Emcee: Erin Guleserian


1:45 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Sing the National Anthem
Hurt Memorial Track Complex and Bison Football Field


2 p.m. - Bison Football vs. Northwestern Oklahoma State University ^
Hurt Memorial Track Complex and Bison Football Field


3 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Rehearsal 
Raley Chapel, Potter Auditorium


4:45 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: Break


6 p.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion: 80th Anniversary Concert 
Raley Chapel, Potter Auditorium


7:30 p.m. - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare *^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre

$12 for adults | $5 for students
Tickets can be purchased online at okbu.edu/theatre beginning September 1st. 


10 p.m. - Student Dance *^

Geiger Center, Upper Level

Sunday, November 4

2:30 p.m. - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare *^
Shawnee Hall, Craig-Dorland Theatre

$12 for adults | $5 for students
Tickets can be purchased online at okbu.edu/theatre beginning September 1st.