May 2001 News Articles

Nursing Graduates Receive Pin

May 21, 2001—May 21, 2001 Twenty-six Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received OBU's official nursing pin during the school of nursing pinning ceremony for the class of 2001, Friday, May 18.The pinning ceremony is a ritual celebrating the transition from the role of student to the role of nurse,…

OBU Confers 312 Degrees

May 21, 2001—May 21, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees on 312 students in Raley Chapel Saturday after OBU President Mark Brister challenged them to makes wise choices, be strong and be connected spiritually and relationally. An overflow crowd of more than 2,000 people watched the 10 a.m.…

OBU Online Courses Available This Summer

May 20, 2001—May 20, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's curriculum has expanded to the world wide web this summer with five online courses for distance and convenience learning.Instruction for the OBU courses will be offered via the internet. Courses include family communication theory applications,…

OBU Commencement to Include 135 Predicate Graduates

May 18, 2001—May 18, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees on 312 students Saturday, including 135 who will receive academic predicates.Eighteen students have maintained a 3.95 or higher grade point average on all work offered for the bachelor's degree and have qualified for the predicate…

Longer Life Means More to Learn, Says 85 Year-Old Student

May 16, 2001—May 16, 2001 Teachers usually glance twice over "birth date" when they pull up James Morris' registration card for Ministry Training Institute classes. "You were born in 1916 Mr. Morris?" "Yes sir."When asked about himself, Morris might mention that he is pastor of Park United Methodist Church…

OBU Spring Commencement to Honor Students, Faculty

May 16, 2001—May 16, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's eighty-seventh annual spring graduation exercises, May 19, will include recognition of 312 graduates and four retiring faculty and staff and a commencement address by OBU President Dr. Mark Brister.The event begins at 10 a.m. in the university's Raley…

OBU Legend Al Tucker Dies

May 9, 2001—May 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University basketball legend Al Tucker died Monday, May 7, after a 10-day hospital stay, in Dayton, Ohio.Tucker, one of the greatest small college basketball players of all time, played in Shawnee in the mid-1960s, leading the Bison to their only NAIA basketball…

Green Explains a Judaic View of Messiah

May 8, 2001—May 8, 2001 Judaism was not too busy or blind to realize their redeemer, as some assume, said noted Jewish scholar Dr. William Scott Green at Oklahoma Baptist University in April. The religious tradition didn't have a role for a redeemer to perform in day-to-day life and still doesn't.At the…

OBU Music Students Dazzle Tanglewood Personnel

May 8, 2001—May 8, 2001 It's easy for musicians to say that Tanglewood Music Center is the most well respected, well-known summer music program in the United States.It's not as easy to say that you've been accepted to the prestigious organization. Two of OBU's music students can say just that, despite the…

Tecumseh Educator, Alumna Honored

May 8, 2001—May 8, 2001 Tecumseh, Okla., educator Carolyn Daugherty, (right) was awarded Oklahoma Baptist University's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni award by Dr. Paul Hammond, (left) during the university's annual music awards banquet Tuesday, May 1.Daugherty, a 1971 graduate…

OBU Students, Faculty to Cover Six Continents This Summer

May 7, 2001—May 7, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University students and faculty will work in six continents, 30 countries, and 12 states this summer for ministry and service opportunities, announced Odus Compton, OBU director of religious activities, May 2.With the theme "Obedience is the objective, suffering is…