September 2001 News Articles

Oratorio This Friday

September 29, 2001—September 29, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's biannual choral project, Oratorio, directed by Dr. Timothy Stalter from the University of Iowa, will be this Friday at 8 p.m., in the university's Raley Chapel. Giacomo Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms are the…

Elliff to Speak in Chapel

September 28, 2001—September 28, 2001 Dr. Tom Eliff Dr. Tom Elliff, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Del City for more than 15 years, will lead Oklahoma Baptist University's Oct. 3 chapel service.Elliff is a third generation Southern Baptist pastor and has led crusades and conferences across the United…

Gaskin Lecture Headed Up by OBU’s Own

September 28, 2001—September 28, 2001 A friend of Baptist history and Oklahoma Baptist University is the guest lecturer for the university's annual lecture in Oklahoma Baptist History, Oct. 1. Dr. Jerry Faught, assistant professor of religion at OBU, will lead the J.M. Gaskin Lectureship.The event includes two…

Lippens Receives Honor

September 26, 2001—September 26, 2001 Dr. Nancy Cobb Lippens, Oklahoma Baptist University professor of music, recently received a cash award for excellence in music composition. The ASCAPLU$ Standard Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers is given to encourage writers of serious…

Marriage Ambassadors Give Tips on How to Relate

September 26, 2001—September 26, 2001 "Our compulsion for completion can never be met by anyone walking on this planet," Drs. Leslie and Les Parrott told Oklahoma Baptist University students during their Can You Relate Day 2001 tour that stopped on the OBU campus Thursday. The tour is designed to provide…

Oratorio Next Weekend

September 26, 2001—September 26, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's Oratorio, a major biannual project, begins at 8 p.m., Oct. 5, in Raley Chapel and will be directed by Dr. Timothy Stalter from the University of Iowa.Stalter, director of choral activities at the University of Iowa, will conduct Giacomo…

Professor Publishes Book

September 26, 2001—September 26, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University associate professor of applied ministry Dr. Robert A. Dawson recently released a new book, "Bible Study in Blended Ministry Churches." The book describes ways that traditional churches can use non-traditional methods of Bible study in order to…

College Fair Today, Tomorrow

September 24, 2001—September 24, 2001 The Shawnee Area-Wide College and Career Fair for all high school juniors and seniors will be Monday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., in Oklahoma Baptist University's Noble Complex.Coordinator for the event, Deborah O'Gwynn, special…

Lang to Speak in Chapel

September 24, 2001—September 24, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome Dr. Wendell Lang as the Wednesday chapel speaker Sept. 26. He serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Pryor.Lang is a member of the OBU's board of trustees and was elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma in…

Mitchell Shares Stories Through Songs

September 20, 2001—September 20, 2001 Recording artist and Oklahoma Baptist University alumna Missy Mitchell ministered to students through story and song during the Sept. 19 chapel service. Declared legally blind at the age of five, Mitchell has limited distance vision and depth perception. She uses stories of…

OBU Announces Public Forum

September 20, 2001—September 20, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will hold a public forum to solicit public comments on their teacher education program Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the seminar room at Gordon Cooper Technology Center.The forum will address OBU's teacher education program and regulations surrounding…

OBU Plans Winter Bible Study Clinic

September 20, 2001—September 20, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will host a day-long clinic on the Winter Bible Study, "Studies in the Book of Genesis 1-12," from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 26, in the Geiger Center. Dr. Kevin Hall, J.W. Hollums associate professor of religion, will lead the study, which surveys…

Youth Minister’s Conference Scheduled

September 20, 2001—September 20, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will host a conference for area youth ministers Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the university's campus. The conference is designed to help church personnel learn more about university life."We want to show them what a Christian university is…

Governor’s Can You Relate Tour to Stop at OBU

September 15, 2001—September 15, 2001 Governor Frank Keating's marriage ambassadors, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, will join Oklahoma Baptist University students for the second time this year on the Can You Relate 2001 Tour, Thursday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium. The tour is…

OBU Athletes to Build Homes

September 13, 2001—September 13, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University athletes will begin work on constructing a home for Habitat for Humanity later this month in a show of support for the Shawnee community and for the NAIA's Champions of Character initiative.Seven OBU teams will spend seven Saturdays, beginning…

Recording Artist Returns to OBU This Week

September 13, 2001—September 13, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will host an alum who is hailed for her messages of hope through song this Wednesday in the university's weekly chapel service.Missy Mitchell's music ministry flows out of a desire to encourage others just as she was encouraged by Christian…

OBU’s Biggie Brings Back the ‘80s Saturday Night

September 7, 2001—September 7, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's Campus Activities Board is preparing for their annual fall talent show for upperclassmen Saturday night at 8 p.m.The theme for this year's Biggie variety show, "Dude, it's BIGGIE, duh," is a take-off on the1980s decade of lingo, style and…

Professor to Portray Oklahoma Legend on C-SPAN

September 7, 2001—September 7, 2001 Cable network C-SPAN will feature Dr. Doug Watson, Oklahoma Baptist University professor of English, live as Will Rogers on its "American Writers: A Journey Though History" series Monday.The show, broadcast live from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in…

Student Shows Air on Shawnee Cable

September 7, 2001—September 7, 2001 Students in the telecommunication department at Oklahoma Baptist University will present two student-produced shows on Shawnee's Charter Communications channel 30 each week.A new talk show "Quiet Hours" begins Sept. 11 and will air at 10 p.m. each Thursday through Dec. 6. The…

OBU Rises To #2 In U.S. News 2002 Rankings of "America's Best Colleges"

September 6, 2001—September 6, 2001 For the tenth straight year, Oklahoma Baptist University has been ranked as a "top 10" school in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of "America's Best Colleges." OBU is listed as #2 in the 2002 ranking of "Best Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's" for the western…

OBU Rises To #2 In U.S. News 2002 Rankings of "America's Best Colleges"

September 6, 2001—September 6, 2001 For the tenth straight year, Oklahoma Baptist University has been ranked as a "top 10" school in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of "America's Best Colleges." OBU is listed as #2 in the 2002 ranking of "Best Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's" for the western…

OBU Rises To #2 In U.S. News 2002 Rankings of "America's Best Colleges"

September 6, 2001—September 6, 2001 For the tenth straight year, Oklahoma Baptist University has been ranked as a "top 10" school in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of "America's Best Colleges." OBU is listed as #2 in the 2002 ranking of "Best Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's" for the western…

Chapel Theme Says Truthfulness Leads to Integrity

September 1, 2001—September 1, 2001 Many degree-seekers and few truth-seekers fill most college campuses said Dr. Dick Rader during his theme interpretation chapel service at Oklahoma Baptist University on Wednesday.As vice president for religious life at OBU, Rader chose the theme, "The Truth Shall Set You…

OBU Celebrates 30 Years Of Local Scholarship Program

September 1, 2001—September 1, 2001 For three decades, Oklahoma Baptist University students from Shawnee and surrounding communities have benefited from the Howard T. and Leoti Riddle Scholarship. The university will celebrate the scholarship program's impact during its Convocation chapel Wednesday, Sept.…

OBU Division of Music Anticipates Oratorio This Fall

September 1, 2001—September 1, 2001 Two choral classics united under the direction of a noted conductor will comprise the Oklahoma Baptist University division of music's fall Oratorio, Oct. 5.The 8 p.m. presentation in refurbished Potter Auditorium will feature Dr. Timothy Stalter, director of choral activities…

Students Say Thank You

September 1, 2001—September 1, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University students receiving academic scholarships ranging from $500 to full-tuition thanked those who have helped them succeed at a reception Friday.OBU's new student academic scholar reception gave students the chance to mingle with current professors and…