February 2001 News Articles

Celebrity Attractions Founder Returns to OBU for Minter Lecture

February 28, 2001—February 28, 2001 A local entertainment industry entrepreneur will share insights on integration of business and faith during Oklahoma Baptist University's Minter Lectureship in American Business Practice, Monday, March 5. Larry Payton, founder and president of Celebrity Attractions, will…

Nordeman, Phillips to be in Concert at OBU

February 28, 2001—February 28, 2001 Nichole Nordeman, chart-topping Christian recording artist, will be in concert with Jill Phillips at Oklahoma Baptist University, Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the university's Raley Chapel. The concert is sponsored by OBU's University Concert Series and is free and open…

Norman Pastor to Speak at OBU Chapel

February 28, 2001—February 28, 2001 Dr. Greg Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Norman, is the scheduled speaker for the Wednesday, March 7 chapel service at Oklahoma Baptist University. The service will be in the university's Raley Chapel at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.Hunt began his ministry in…

Broadway Composer Tells Students to Fight for Dreams

February 23, 2001—February 23, 2001 In a message about the Bible and marriage, George Fischoff gave Oklahoma Baptist University students the secret to the success of his music career and his marriage during the university's focus week chapel service, Feb. 21.Introducing the Bible as his best friend, the Staley…

Businessmen to Address Christianity and Business

February 23, 2001—February 23, 2001 The Oklahoma Baptist University chapter of the national business honor society Delta Mu Delta will sponsor a forum on impacting the world for Christ through business, Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the university's Tulsa Royalties Auditorium. Kent Humphreys and Jeremie…

Clark, Sanders To Perform in Concert

February 23, 2001—February 23, 2001 Dr. Don Clark, Oklahoma Baptist University associate professor of music, and Alice Brooks Sanders, director of music at United Presbyterian Church, will feature classical twentieth century British music during their joint recital, Monday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough…

Hackler to Present Healthcare Series at OBU

February 23, 2001—February 23, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will host the scholar residency series "Medical Decision-Making and Health Care: More than Science," Feb. 26-March 2, featuring Dr. Chris Hackler, professor of medical humanities at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. The series is…

Jenks Pastor to Speak in Chapel

February 23, 2001—February 23, 2001 Dr. Glenn Plum, pastor of First Baptist Church in Jenks, will be the Feb. 28 chapel speaker at Oklahoma Baptist University. The 10 a.m. service will be in the university's Raley Chapel.Plum began his ministry in Jenks in 1988 after pastoring churches in Louisiana, Arkansas,…

OBU Faculty Publishes Series, Attends Conference

February 23, 2001—February 23, 2001 David Byland, Oklahoma Baptist University assistant professor of telecommunications, had the second article in a three part series published in the January/ February 2001 issue of the journal Movie Makers. The series, "Character Counts," focuses on the creation of believable…

Bade To Perform Clarinet Recital

February 16, 2001—February 16, 2001 Dr. Christopher Bade, Oklahoma Baptist University assistant professor of music, will perform in a faculty recital on clarinet, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 8:30 p.m., in Yarborough Auditorium.Bade will play "Solo de Concours" by Andre Messager, "Andante et Scherzo" by Marcel…

Child’s Zebra Story to Grace OBU Stage

February 16, 2001—February 16, 2001 With a full cast of children and students and an original score written for their production, the Oklahoma Baptist University theatre department will explore the legacy of a young cancer victim in "Zink: The Myth, the Legend, The Zebra," running on the Sarkey's Theatre stage…

Founders’ Day Remembers Past, Honors Two

February 16, 2001—February 16, 2001 On the day set aside to remember the contributions of leaders in Oklahoma Baptist University's history, the university observed the hooding of two prominent businessmen with honorary doctorates during the annual Founders' Day chapel service, Feb. 14.OBU honored William L.…

Fischoff Brings Broadway Presentations to Shawnee

February 9, 2001—February 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University students will take part in a time of winter Bible study during the university's Marriage and Family Emphasis Focus Week Feb. 21-25 with performances and chapel addresses by George Fischoff, Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar, Broadway composer,…

Motivational Speaker Tells Students to ‘Just Be Jesus’

February 9, 2001—February 9, 2001 "You are going to make this thing work. My generation couldn't make it work. We only got people to tolerate each other, not love anybody," said Gwen Williams, during Oklahoma Baptist University's African American Heritage chapel, Feb. 7. Williams, founder of From the Heart…

OBU Music Students Take Center Stage with Orchestra

February 9, 2001—February 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's 27th annual Concerto-Aria concert will combine the music of 10 students and more than 30 professional musicians to provide a classical music gala, Feb. 19, at 8:30 p.m., in the university's Yarborough Auditorium.This year's featured students were…

Student Preacher Encourages ‘Hard-Core’ Christian Life

February 9, 2001—February 9, 2001 Eric Costanzo knew last semester that he had been selected to deliver the message at this spring's Oklahoma Baptist University student-led chapel service. The OBU senior Bible major said he used the time to seriously explore the message God had for him to deliver to his fellow…

Talbot Makes Tour Stop at OBU

February 9, 2001—February 9, 2001 Troubadour for the Lord, guitarist and vocalist John Michael Talbot, will be in concert in Raley Chapel at Oklahoma Baptist University, Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. The OBU and St. Gregory's University co-sponsored concert is free and open to the public.Talbot is a nationally…

“Ms. Chocolate” To Serve As Chapel Speaker

February 6, 2001—February 6, 2001 Known for her humor and for sharing Hershey kisses with an audience, Gwen Williams, "Ms. Chocolate," will be Oklahoma Baptist University's chapel speaker Feb. 7. The 10 a.m. chapel service will be in the university's Raley Chapel. Williams is the founder of From The Heart…

OBU Children’s Vocal Groups To Perform Nationally

February 6, 2001—February 6, 2001 One of Oklahoma Baptist University Children's Choral Society's acclaimed youth singing groups is basking in the spotlight of national attention.The Concert Choir recently was honored with invitations to perform at two music education conventions this winter, the Oklahoma Music…

OBU Invites Variety of Speakers for Spring Chapel

February 6, 2001—February 6, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will host speakers from many different walks of life for Wednesday chapel services this spring.All services will be at 10 a.m. in the university's Potter Auditorium.Dr. Doug Watson, professor of English will perform as "Will Rogers" on Jan. 31.…

OBU Oreints New Residential Life Staff

February 6, 2001—February 6, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University has named Jayme Robinson as new residence director of WMU Dormitory. Tina Sims has been named residence director at Taylor Residence Center and West University Apartments after serving in that same post at WMU Dormitory for 16 months.Robinson, a…

OBU Students Offer Tax Preparation Assistance

February 6, 2001—February 6, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University accounting students are finalizing plans for an IRS-sponsored tax preparation and filing help center for local residents in need of assistance completing their 2000 tax returns.The free service will be available Jan. 31-April 16 from 1-3 p.m. on…

OBU Welcomes New Nursing Faculty

February 6, 2001—February 6, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University has named Martha Hernandez assistant professor of nursing.Hernandez, who holds two OBU degrees, had been an adjunct faculty member at Southern Nazarene University and the University of Central Oklahoma in the fall of 2000."Martha's specialties are…

The Morning Graze Provides Students Hands-on Experience

February 6, 2001—February 6, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's telecommunication professor Dr. Roger Hadley knows the importance of hands-on experience. He creates every opportunity he can for his students to get on the job experience while on Bison Hill. As part of Hadley's radio production class, Scott…