April 2001 News Articles

Alum Featured Speaker at OBU’s Church Vocations Dinner

May 4, 2001—May 4, 2001 With three decades of experience in Christian higher education to glean from, Dr. Omer Hancock stood before a room of Oklahoma Baptist University ministry students who were eager to hear words of wisdom. Compared to a dark and bland world, he began, his profession is often salt and…

Bison Jazz Orchestra to Present History of Jazz

April 30, 2001—April 30, 2001 A walk through the history of jazz will bring professional musicians, historians, and students to the stage during Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison Jazz Orchestra's spring concert, Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium. Tracing the development of jazz from its…

Bisonettes To Perform Spring Concert

April 30, 2001—April 30, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's women's choral ensemble, the Bisonettes, will present their spring concert Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium. The concert will include a variety of choral pieces, including four works by Denver, Colo., composer…

Business Students Place at National Conference

April 30, 2001—April 30, 2001 Four Oklahoma Baptist University students took home first and second place finishes at the National Association of Information Technology Professionals conference in Chicago, Ill., in late March. Senior Andrew Bishop, from Lakewood, Wash., and junior Louise Manning, from…

Employees Awarded for Service

April 30, 2001—April 30, 2001 At a banquet in their honor, Oklahoma Baptist University employees were recognized earlier this month for service to the university. Pictured are faculty and staff members who have worked at OBU for multiple years. (Row 1, l to r) Mary Wasson, 10 years; Retha Houck, 25 years;…

University Ringers to Perform Rescheduled Concert

April 30, 2001—April 30, 2001 Combining pieces originally written for handbells, transcriptions of orchestral, vocal, and band works, and hymn arrangements, Oklahoma Baptist University's 10-member handbell ensemble, the University Ringers, will present a spring concert Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the…

Alum Featured Speaker at Church Vocations Dinner

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's Church Vocation Students Banquet will honor the achievements of an alumnus as well as outstanding OBU seniors April 23.Dr. Omer Hancock, professor of church ministry and director of in-service training at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas,…

Bison Glee Club’s “Sing Me To Heaven” Begins Tour

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 The Bison Glee Club will preview their upcoming international tour with a home concert Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Shawnee. The group leaves for a concert tour of Toronto, New York and Boston at the end of May.Their spring concert, "Sing Me to…

Jewish Scholar to Present Schusterman Lecture

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 What 'Messiah' means in Judaism will be Dr. William Scott Green's focus for the Schusterman Lecture in Jewish History and Tradition at Oklahoma Baptist University Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. The lecture will be in the university's Geiger Center 218-220 and is open to the…

OBU Music Students Place in District Competition

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 Five Oklahoma Baptist University music majors took home first, second and third place finishes during the finals of the Oklahoma District National Association of Teachers of Singing contest at the University of Central Oklahoma, March 31.Twenty-one OBU music students entered the…

OBU Student Publications Win Top-Honors

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 The Oklahoma Baptist University student yearbook and newspaper both placed in this year's Oklahoma Collegiate Press Association competition, officials announced earlier this month.The OBU Yahnseh placed first in the yearbook general excellence category. The yearbook has received…

Play About Discovery Says Keep on Learning

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 In Oklahoma Baptist University theatre department's production of "On the Verge," three vagrants traveling through time discover there will always be more to learn in life.The Eric Overmeyer play directed by OBU senior Josh Peterson will run April 26-28 and May 3-6 at 7:30 p.m.…

Shawnee Honor Choir to Present Spring Concert

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University preparatory department's Shawnee Honor Choir is preparing for their spring tour of area schools and public concert Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium.Friday, April 20 the choir will perform at Will Rogers Elementary…

University Chorale to Perform Spring Capers

April 20, 2001—April 20, 2001 The University Chorale, Oklahoma Baptist University's mixed chorus, will present its 2001 Capers "From Opera to Broadway," April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium.The evening will provide a variety of musical entertainment featuring choreographed…

OBU Yearbook Named as Finalist for Top National Award

April 16, 2001—April 16, 2001 The OBU yearbook, the Yahnseh, has been named as a 2000 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalist, the highest award given by the Associated Collegiate Press. This is the sixth Pacemaker nomination for the Yahnseh since OBU assistant professor of journalism Anne Hammond has been the adviser.…

Gospels Show Four Different ‘Portraits of Passion’ Kelly Says

April 13, 2001—April 13, 2001 After showing Oklahoma Baptist University students four slides of himself in different situations, Dr. Bobby Kelly began his Holy Week chapel address by saying, "You know me better with four pictures than you do with one. You find out more about who I am."Similarly, with the…

OBU Band Pays Tribute to Tragedy Victims, Survivors in Spring Concert

April 13, 2001—April 13, 2001 The soaring sounds of instrumental ensemble music will pay homage to the victims of tragedies against humanity during the Oklahoma Baptist University Symphonic Band Spring Concert, Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium.The concert will…

Kelly to Give Context for Last Words

April 6, 2001—April 6, 2001 Dr. Bobby Kelly wants Oklahoma Baptist University students to look at Jesus' last statements as an example of how to read the Bible.In his "Portraits of Passion" Holy Week chapel address Wednesday, April 11, the OBU Rowena Strickland assistant professor of religion, will examine…

Chapel Speaker Encourages Students to Serve

April 5, 2001—April 5, 2001 "It's your serve," Esther Burroughs challenged the Oklahoma Baptist University students and women from across the state during the annual Women's Day chapel service April 4.Burroughs, a 1959 graduate of OBU, has spent her career ministering to people in a multitude of ways such…

Claudia Waite to Perform at OBU

April 5, 2001—April 5, 2001 Claudia Waite, soprano, will perform an art song recital, accompanied by Cynthia Clyburn Swicegood, pianist, at 7:30 p.m., April 10, at Oklahoma Baptist University.Waite will be performing in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium just four days after appearing on stage at the…

Duncan, Paloma, to Perform at OBU April 12

April 5, 2001—April 5, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University adjunct art instructor, Gloria Abella De Duncan along with her daughter Vanessa Paloma, a vocalist and medieval harpist, will perform "Seas of Change" April 12 at 7:30 p.m in Yarborough Auditorium at Oklahoma Baptist University. The mother and daughter…

Integrity and Accountability Goals of Oklahoma State Treasurer

April 5, 2001—April 5, 2001 Oklahoma State Treasurer Robert A. Butkin has stepped out of what he describes "the traditional bean counter role" of the treasurer in order to make changes that benefit not only the state's financial situation but communities and individual Oklahomans, he said at the Oklahoma…

Biblical Illiteracy Confronted In Spring Hobbs Lecture

April 2, 2001—April 2, 2001 In a world where postmodern themes infiltrate thought processes, Americans are losing knowledge of biblical texts and how to interpret them.That was the assertion of Dr. Rick Byargeon as he discussed biblical illiteracy in a chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University in late…

‘Compulsion for Completion’ Met in Christ

April 2, 2001—April 2, 2001 People can never adequately meet a person's need to feel "complete."That was the assertion of relationship expert Les Parrott as he spoke to Oklahoma Baptist University students in late March on the topic of building "healthy relationships."Dr. Parrott, author of Saving Your…