March 2000 News Articles

Ream Named To Head OBU Student Development

March 23, 2000—Todd C. Ream, a student life administrator at Messiah College, has been named dean of students at Oklahoma Baptist University, announced OBU President Mark Brister. Ream, who is director of the Witmer Residence Center at Messiah College in Grantham, Penn., will direct OBU's student development…

Baritone to Perform Classical Music, Spirituals

March 20, 2000—Seasoned performer, Stephen Salters, baritone will perform as Oklahoma Baptist University's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts' guest artist, Thursday, March 23. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium.Salters' repertoire ranges from baroque to…

C.W. Brister Challenges Students To Be Wise, Innocent In Today's Culture

March 10, 2000—"In our visual impact world, it's better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. What you don't know can hurt you." That was the warning of Dr. C.W. Brister as he delivered the Hobbs Lecture at Oklahoma Baptist University March 8. Speaking on "Moral Formation in a Risky World,"…

OBU Trustees Approve Budget and Costs In Spring Meeting

March 6, 2000—Oklahoma Baptist University's board of trustees approved the 2000-2001 budget for the university, including student costs for the 2000-2001 academic year, during the board's spring meeting on the campus Friday. The overall increase is the smallest rise in costs since 1991.After reviewing the…

Thomas Returns to Oklahoma for Chapel Service

March 2, 2000—Finding a genuine sense of significance in Christ was the key that Claude Thomas, pastor of First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas, and former pastor of Council Road Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, told students would open doors to their future and guarantee them success. Thomas was the featured…

Reeder Named Dean of OBU Paul Dickinson School of Business

March 1, 2000—Dr. Dan Reeder, who has served as interim dean of Oklahoma Baptist University's Paul Dickinson School of Business since Aug. 1, 1999, has been named dean of the school, announced OBU President Mark Brister."Dan has been an outstanding faculty member and has served effectively as interim dean…

Schusterman Lecture Designed To Enhance Knowledge of Judaism

March 1, 2000—Students at Oklahoma Baptist University will have the opportunity to learn about the Jewish faith from a leading theologian on Judaism during the Schusterman Lectureship in Religious History and Tradition Thursday, March 30, on the OBU campus. Dr. Jacob Neusner, distinguished research…

Watts To Deliver OBU Commencement Address

March 1, 2000—U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts Jr., who represents the 4th Congressional District for Oklahoma, is scheduled to deliver Oklahoma Baptist University's commencement address, May 20. The spring graduation ceremony for approximately 300 students will be in the university's Raley Chapel.Watts was…