2001 News Articles

OBU to Graduate Seventy-one Today

December 14, 2001—December 14, 2001 Seventy-one students will have degrees conferred upon them during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2001 Winter Commencement today (Friday) at 2 p.m. in the university's Raley Chapel.Ford Mastin, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, and recipient of…

OBU’s Winter Graduates Told to Keep Name in Perspective

December 14, 2001—December 14, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees on 71 students Friday during winter Commencement in Raley Chapel on the campus.More than 800 people attended the mid-year graduation ceremonies, as OBU concluded its fall semester.In a commencement address by OBU track coach Ford…

OBU Track Coach to Speak at Winter Commencement

December 12, 2001—December 12, 2001 Seventy-one Oklahoma Baptist University seniors will have a degree conferred upon them Friday at the University's Winter Commencement in Raley Chapel, starting at 2 p.m.Ford Mastin, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, will deliver the…

OBU Float Wins a First Place Prize in Shawnee Parade

December 7, 2001—December 7, 2001 The OBU holiday float, created by the members of OBU's Physical Plant staff, won first place in the non-corporate division in the annual Shawnee Downtown Christmas parade Dec. 6. The Shawnee parade is the largest nighttime parade in Oklahoma.The float depicts a post office at…

OBU Board Approves Senior Faculty and Emeriti Recommendations

November 30, 2001—November 30, 2001 At their fall meeting, Oklahoma Baptist University's trustees reviewed reports on various university projects, moved to table the launch of a new master's degree program, and approved granting of emeriti status to several individuals who had lengthy careers at the…

Christmas Program Scheduled for Chapel Service

November 29, 2001—November 29, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's annual holiday chapel program will feature performing ensembles of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and Christmas greetings from around the world.The Dec. 6 chapel service at 10 a.m. will include performances by the University Chorale,…

Mikles Speaks on God’s Truth

November 29, 2001—November 29, 2001 Inspirational speaker Ronda Mikles told Oklahoma Baptist University students of her own personal struggles as a way to illustrate God's truth and steadfast plan during the Nov. 28 chapel service."How many of you like change?" Mikles asked. "Do you ever feel like your life is…

Christmas Celebration Returns to OBU

November 26, 2001—November 26, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's 64th annual Hanging of the Green celebration next weekend will kick-off Shawnee's holiday season. This year's Christmas celebration, "Peace -- A Service of Lessons and Carols," will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the university's Potter…

Local String Ensemble to Perform

November 26, 2001—November 26, 2001 The graduate student string quartet that forms the core of the Shawnee Community Orchestra strings section will be in concert this weekend and next at two universities they call home, Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Oklahoma. The Red River Quartet will…

Mikles to Speak in Chapel

November 26, 2001—November 26, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University alumni Ronda Shelton Mikles will speak in OBU's Nov. 28 chapel service. Mikles is a 1975 graduate of OBU and the owner of Mikles' Marketing & Management, Inc. The company, a consulting firm specializing in customer relations, stress management and…

Cope Speaks Against Hate

November 16, 2001—November 16, 2001 "You cannot have any hate or prejudice in your life and know Jesus," Rev. Victor Cope said in his Nov. 14 chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University.Cope, a bi-vocational pastor who serves as the Title IX Indian Education director for Tecumseh Public Schools, spoke to OBU…

OBU’s Opera Theatre Friday, Saturday

November 16, 2001—November 16, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's Opera Theatre will present the first and second acts of Mozart's comic opera The Marriage of Figaro, Nov. 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Yarborough Auditorium. A pre-concert lecture by Philip Todd, assistant professor of journalism, and Dr. Kristen…

Students Address Restaurant Smoking Issues

November 16, 2001—November 16, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University senior nursing students Heather Gordin, Lisa Dadulo and Jana Barsaleau recently created a dining guide for the Shawnee community to give diners the option to eat in a smoke-free environment. The purpose of the smoke-free dining brochure was not…

Cope to speak at Native American Chapel

November 12, 2001—November 12, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will celebrate Native American heritage as a part of its weekly chapel service, Nov. 14. The program will feature evangelist Victor Cope. Cope, a bi-vocational pastor, serves as the Title IX Indian Education director for Tecumseh Public Schools. He…

Harvest Queen, King Crowned

November 12, 2001—November 12, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's 2001 Harvest Queen and King and their Court were named from a group of 18 senior candidates Saturday evening, Nov. 10, at the annual Alumni Showcase and Harvest Festival.Sky Chaddick, a piano major from Amarillo, Texas, was crowned Harvest Queen…

Students Receive Computer Science Awards

November 12, 2001—November 12, 2001 Computer science students from Oklahoma Baptist University took top honors at the Association of Information Technology Professionals Regional Competition in Lubbock, Texas, recently. The competition requires students to solve programming problems with computer languages in a…

Annual Alumni Awards Dinner Expects Big Turnout

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's popular Friday evening Homecoming Harvest Dinner that traditionally attracts more than 400 alumni and friends, will be tonight at 6 p.m. in the Geiger Center The program will include the presentation of Alumni Achievement Awards to Dr. Jay P.…

Annual Celebration Promises A Festive Flavor

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Alumni and friends will journey to Bison Hill Nov. 9-10 for Oklahoma Baptist University's 81st annual Homecoming. The weekend will include dozens of events and reunions designed to help former students renew friendships and share memories of their days on campus."2001 Odyssey:…

Harvest Court to be Named Saturday

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will announce the winners of its 2001 Harvest Queen and Court Saturday as part of the annual Homecoming festivities.The group will be named at the annual Alumni Showcase and Harvest Festival 8 p.m. in Potter Auditorium of Raley Chapel on the OBU…

Harvest Court to be Named Saturday

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will announce the winners of its 2001 Harvest Queen and Court Saturday as part of the annual Homecoming festivities.The group will be named at the annual Alumni Showcase and Harvest Festival 8 p.m. in Potter Auditorium of Raley Chapel on the OBU…

Musical Events Bring Alumni Back Together

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Alumni and friends returning to Oklahoma Baptist University this weekend for Homecoming will celebrate the reunion with music during the university's annual Musical Gala and Alumni Showcase. The Friday gala event will be at 8:30 p.m. in Potter Auditorium of Raley Chapel. It…

Noted Songwriter Set to Perform

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Dennis Jernigan, a highly sought-after Christian worship leader and author, will perform a mini-concert at Oklahoma Baptist University's Alumni Showcase tonight (Saturday) at 8 p.m. in Potter Auditorium. Jernigan is a 1981 graduate of OBU.The Homecoming finale event also will…

OBU Homecoming Chapel Honors Alumni

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University alumni will re-live an OBU tradition Saturday morning with the Homecoming Chapel service.The program will include recognition of the 12 Profile in Excellence Award recipients for 2001. Dr. Michael Prince, a 1971 OBU graduate and pastor of…

Special Collection Opens New Art Building

November 9, 2001—November 9, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will officially dedicate its refurbished art facility this weekend with a ceremony at the Art Building at the corner of Kickapoo and Midland Streets and a Homecoming art show exhibiting works by current students and renowned works on loan from a…

Geiger Center Reopens Wednesday; Tests On Substance Are Negative

October 30, 2001—October 30, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University received official word at approximately 6:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, October 30, 2001, that laboratory tests on a suspicious substance found on a package in the University's mailroom showed no sign of danger.The University has been cleared to reopen…

Christian Music Artist in Concert at OBU

October 25, 2001—October 25, 2001 Acclaimed Christian singer songwriter Ginny Owens will perform at Oklahoma Baptist University, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. in the university's Raley Chapel.Blind since the age of two, Owens' musical sensitivity has brought her wide recognition and a record deal with Michael W. Smith's…

Family Secrets and Revenge Fuel Production

October 25, 2001—October 25, 2001 The ills of injustice is the substance of Oklahoma Baptist University's newest production - Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."Winner of the acclaimed Drama Critic's Award, the play's Keller and Deever families struggle between finding revenge for a father's injustice and…

OBU Keyboard Quartet to Perform This Week

October 25, 2001—October 25, 2001 Music for four pianos will highlight Oklahoma Baptist University's upcoming faculty recital, Nov. 1 at 8:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium.Members of the OBU piano quartet are Dr. Carol Ann Bell, associate professor of piano, Dr. Ann Gipson, associate professor…

Woodrow Wilson Fellow to Visit OBU Campus

October 25, 2001—October 25, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will host Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow and poet Karen Swenson the week of Nov. 5-9 as part of the nationally recognized program that sends professionals to private liberal arts campuses for a week of residency.The visits are made possible by the…

Ethics Expert to Speak at OBU Chapel

October 24, 2001—October 24, 2001 Southern Baptist's spokesperson for social and moral concerns will visit Oklahoma Baptist University next Wednesday for the university's weekly chapel service. Dr. Richard Land has served as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics &…

Eighteenth Performance of OBU Candy Concert This Week

October 22, 2001—October 22, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's 18th annual M&M's Pops Concert featuring the OBU Symphonic Band and Bison Jazz Orchestra will return to campus this week with a 90-minute program of light musical fare for the entire family. The M&M's concerts, named for the famous chocolate…

OBU Missions Emphasis Week Examines Ministries

October 22, 2001—October 22, 2001 Exposure to international programs and ministry efforts across the globe is the basis for Oklahoma Baptist University's 2001 Missions Emphasis Week, Oct. 24-26. The event enables students to meet with career missionaries, short-term mission groups and become aware of OBU's own…

Unique Harpist Coming to OBU Campus

October 12, 2001—October 12, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome internationally known harpist Greg Buchanan for the Oct. 17 chapel service.Buchanan plays a variety of hymns, praise songs, gospel songs and original compositions on three harps, a Salzedo Art Deco Electronic Harp, a Celtic Harp and a…

Oratorio Attracts Large Crowd

October 10, 2001—October 10, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University student Lloyd Holt sings the tenor solo in Giacomo Puccini's "Messa di Gloria" for a near capacity crowd during the university's Oratorio recently. The event was in the university's Potter Auditorium in Raley Chapel.Performers included OBU's major…

OBU’s News Radio Begins This Week

October 8, 2001—October 8, 2001 "News Radio," a production of Oklahoma Baptist University's broadcast news class will begin airing local news Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 12:20 p.m. on cable channel 30. The newscast will air on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next 11 weeks."The idea is to provide students with the…

Parents Travel to OBU for Weekend Event

October 5, 2001—October 5, 2001 Dr. Bill Hagen, right, Oklahoma Baptist University professor of English, discusses OBU's academic programs with parents of a new OBU student during the Parents' Weekend faculty reception. Last weekend's event was the annual day that the university sets aside for parents to see…

Elliff Challenges Students to be Effective

October 4, 2001—October 4, 2001 "When I was in school, I learned you can do a whole lot more then you think you can," Dr. Tom Elliff said in his Oct. 3 chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University.Elliff, who is pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church in Del City, spoke on the difference between being…

Union President Featured Hobbs Lecturer

October 4, 2001—October 4, 2001 David Samuel Dockery, president of one of Oklahoma Baptist University's sister Baptist institutions, will present the 43rd biannual Hobbs lecture at OBU, Wednesday. The Herschel H. and Frances J. Hobbs Lectureship in Baptist Faith and Heritage is OBU's first endowed…

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…

Trio Opens OBU Recital Season

August 27, 2001—August 27, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will begin its fall season with a piano, cello, and clarinet trio Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m in the university's Yarborough Auditorium. OBU associate professor of music and clarinetist Dr. Christopher Bade,…

Bison Prepare to Sweep Shawnee During Welcome Week

August 15, 2001—August 15, 2001 Six hundred Oklahoma Baptist University students are planning to leave campus on Monday afternoon, hit the streets of Shawnee, and do a little cleaning up.The Sweep Shawnee beautification project is part of OBU's Welcome Week program. The orientation week is designed to…

New Faculty Added This Fall

August 15, 2001—August 15, 2001 Eight new instructors will join Oklahoma Baptist University's nationally recognized faculty for the 2001-02 year.A former Oklahoma high school and college theatre director, Dr. Joyce Aldridge has been named assistant professor of theatre.As assistant professor of theatre at…

OBU To Start Global Commerce Grad Program

August 4, 2001—August 4, 2001 Building on a reputation for global involvement, OBU plans to launch an innovative master's degree program in 2002.According to Dr. Dan Reeder, dean of the Paul Dickinson School of Business, and Dr. John Cragin, professor of business, the intensive master's degree in global…

OBU Trustees Hear of Record-Setting Campaign

August 1, 2001—August 1, 2001 A report on the success of a record-setting $25 million capital campaign highlighted the summer meeting for trustees of Oklahoma Baptist University on Friday.OBU President Mark Brister announced that the campaign has surpassed the $25 million victory goal. As of June 30, 2001,…

OBU To Launch Community Orchestra In August

July 25, 2001—July 25, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's Division of Music will revive a philharmonic tradition when it adds the Shawnee Community Orchestra to its list of instrumental ensembles this fall. The Aug. 27 auditions are open to instrumentalists ages 16 and older. Residents of communities…

OBU School of Nursing Approved by State Board

July 1, 2001—July 1, 2001 Nearly a full year of work has resulted in a five-year approval for the OBU School of Nursing by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.Dr. Lana Bolhouse, dean of the School of Nursing, and the nursing faculty and staff began work in May 2000 to complete a comprehensive report and prepare…

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…

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…

International Fellow to Visit Campus

March 23, 2001—March 23, 2001 Ana Garcia Feminia from Madrid, Spain, will be the visiting German Marshall Fund fellow at Oklahoma Baptist University March 26-29. Feminia is one of eight fellows who will visit the United States this year under a cooperative agreement with the Woodrow Wilson National…

Nationally Recognized Relationship Experts to Speak at Chapel

March 23, 2001—March 23, 2001 Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot will be the Oklahoma Baptist University chapel speakers Wednesday, March 28. The service will be in the university's Raley Chapel at 10 a.m. The couple, founders and co-directors of the Center for Relationship Development at…

OBU Women’s Day Invites Ladies throughout State to Campus

March 23, 2001—March 23, 2001 During the annual chapel service designated to recognize contributions of women to the university's past and present, Oklahoma Baptist University will host one of women's ministry's most sought after speakers, Esther Burroughs, a 1959 graduate of OBU, April 4 in the university's…

Chapel Speaker Emphasizes Responsibility to Love God

March 16, 2001—March 16, 2001 "'Do you love me?' is the most important question you will ever answer and it comes from God," said Dr. Greg Hunt during his March 7 chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University. Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Norman, focused on John 21:15-22 where Jesus asks Peter…

Louisiana Pastor, Former Professor to Give Hobbs Lecture

March 16, 2001—March 16, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University former faculty member, Dr. Rick Byargeon, will discuss Biblical illiteracy during the 2001 Herschel H. and Frances J. Hobbs Lectureship in Baptist Faith and Heritage at the university's 10 a.m. chapel service, Wednesday, March 21 in Raley…

OBU Play Explores National Hot Topic

March 16, 2001—March 16, 2001 Oklahoma Baptist University's College Players tackle a dramatic examination of a sensitive social issue in their upcoming production of "Keely and Du," March 22-24 and 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Dorland Theatre.The play, written by Jane Martin, explores an unlikely…

Board Hears Of Campaign Success, Approves Promotions

March 2, 2001—March 2, 2001 In its regular March board meeting, Oklahoma Baptist University's board of trustees heard about the success of OBU's $25 million capital campaign, ratified a $29.8 million budget for the 2001-02 academic year, and also approved three faculty members for promotion.The board heard…

Jenks Pastor Encourages Students To Cry Out To God

March 1, 2001—March 1, 2001 "There is a cry God can't ignore," said Dr. Glenn Plum, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jenks, during the Feb. 28 chapel service at Oklahoma Baptist University.Reading James 4:8, Plum said, "Draw near to God and he will draw near to you."He asked the students, "Do you think we…

Jett Publishes Biological Research

March 1, 2001—March 1, 2001 Dr. Bradley Jett, James E. Hurley assistant professor of biology at Oklahoma Baptist University, recently published a book chapter in The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins.Jett's ongoing research in biology has led to the recent publication of two articles in…

OBU Faculty Member Earns Additional Degree

March 1, 2001—March 1, 2001 Laura Byland, assistant professor of theatre at Oklahoma Baptist University, recently completed the requirements for the master of fine arts degree in drama with an emphasis in lighting design at the University of Oklahoma. Byland's thesis, "Lighting A Thrust Stage: The…

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…

Watson’s Will Rogers Begins OBU Chapel Season

January 25, 2001—January 25, 2001 As professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, Dr. Doug Watson delivers lectures everyday. Next week during the first chapel service of the spring semester, he'll lecture in front of the student and faculty body, not as professor, but as Will Rogers.Watson's…

Oklahoma Native Takes Stage With Inauguration’s Dignitaries

January 17, 2001—January 17, 2001 David Brown keeps raising the stakes for his students in the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, Ky. - bigger sound, brighter spotlights, larger contests, more prominent performance arenas.On Saturday, members of the concert choir he founded 23 years ago will add a…

Area Students Get Financial Aid Help

January 10, 2001—January 10, 2001 Given the chance to receive help with tedious college scholarship applications, most parents and students would be first to volunteer.Area high school juniors and seniors will receive step-by-step instructions for college financial aid information when advisors from across the…

Challengers Rally Strategic for Growth

January 9, 2001—January 9, 2001 Royal Ambassador Challengers from Baptist churches throughout Oklahoma will assemble with national and state leaders Jan. 13 for the first annual Oklahoma Baptist University sponsored Challengers Rally. The seventh- through twelfth-graders and their directors will attend…

Music Students Win in Statewide Contest

January 4, 2001—January 4, 2001 The Oklahoma Baptist University Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts was well represented at the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association Collegiate Audition, Dec. 2., with four individual division student winners and five alternate and honorable mentions. The OMTA Collegiate…

Nursing Conference Continues Education

January 4, 2001—January 4, 2001 Registered nurses interested in updating their knowledge of contemporary nursing practice trends and issues now have the opportunity for continuing education through Oklahoma Baptist University's school of nursing first annual "Nursing Now" conference, Jan. 15-18. The workshop,…