February 2002 News Articles

Clarkson to Speak in Chapel

February 22, 2002—Dr. Kevin Clarkson will lead Oklahoma Baptist University's Feb. 27 chapel service. Clarkson is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Moore. He has been in that position since October. Clarkson previously was pastor of First Baptist Church in Claremore. He also has served as pastor of…

Gillham Says New Identity Is Possible

February 20, 2002—As a part of Oklahoma Baptist University's Focus Week, Dr. Bill Gillham spoke during the university's Feb.19 chapel service on developing a new identity by trusting in God. Gillham is founder of Lifetime Guarantee Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Annabel, host the nationally…

President Remembers University’s Influences

February 15, 2002—On Oklahoma Baptist University's 92nd birthday, Dr. Mark Brister reminded students that life is short, and encouraged them to make a difference like the people who had influenced the university throughout its history. Brister, OBU's president, led the annual Founders' Day chapel service last…

Trip to Sherwood Forrest Theme of OBU Children’s Theatre

February 14, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University's theatre department's newest production adds a twist to the Robin Hood legend to show that even storybook heroes have life lessons to learn. OBU's Theatre for Young People will present "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" by Mary Lynn Dobson, Feb. 22, 23, March…

Call for Auditions in OBU’s Our Town

February 13, 2002—The theatre department at Oklahoma Baptist University will host open auditions for the role of Stage Manager in their upcoming spring production of the great American classic Our Town, February 20 and 21. Those people interested in the part are welcome to attend auditions from 7-9 p.m. in…

Israel Walkable Map at OBU Friday

February 13, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University's anthropology club will host a walking map of Israel Friday for a life-size experience of the Holy Land. The giant floor map exhibit will open at 10 a.m. in the university's Geiger Center.Michael Barlow, an independent education consultant, has been carrying the…

Psychologist Heads Up OBU’s Focus Week

February 13, 2002—Bill Gillham, co-founder of Lifetime Guarantee Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas, will be Oklahoma Baptist University's Focus Week speaker next week. Dr. Gillham is a psychologist, speaker and author. He will speak during OBU's 10 a.m. chapel, Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 22. He will be…

Eight to Perform in Concerto Aria

February 11, 2002—A group of seasoned student performers will grace Oklahoma Baptist University's Yarborough Auditorium stage for the Concerto Aria concert, Feb 18, at 8:30 p.m. Seven seniors and one junior will perform with full orchestra at the 28th annual recital, which focuses on up-and-coming student…

“Keeping Faith” Is Theme For OBU Day 2002

February 8, 2002—Oklahoma Baptists will have the opportunity to celebrate their strong relationship with OBU during the annual OBU Day in the Churches events Feb. 17 and 24. The theme for the 2002 observance is "Keeping Faith." That statement is designed to convey the University's emphasis on providing strong…

Martin Dead at 79

February 8, 2002—Charlotte Lucille Yvonne Martin, world-renowned pianist and former artist-in-residence at OBU, died in September 2001 at her home in Solvang, Calif. She would have been 80 in February.  Martin taught at OBU from 1969 to 1985.Born in Mexico City to French-American parents, she was 11 years…

Local Students Compete at NATS Competition

February 7, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University students recently participating in the Texoma Regional auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. One student placed first and others reached the semifinalist competition. Lindsay Doolin, a vocal performance major from Lawton, Okla., received…

OBU Clarinetist Presents French Themed Concert

February 7, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will host a faculty recital Tuesday, February 12, with featured clarinetist Dr. Christopher Bade, assistant professor of music at OBU. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel.Bade will perform "Duettino Concertante" by…

OBU’s Founders’ Day Celebration Wednesday

February 7, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will celebrate 92 years of strong academics and spiritual leadership on Bison Hill Wednesday during the university's annual Founders' Day chapel service. The 10 a.m. heritage chapel program is set aside each year to recognize the support OBU receives from Baptist…

OBU Alum Featured in Oklahoman Article

February 4, 2002—Dr. Judith James, a 1989 OBU graduate in chemistry, was featured in the Oklahoma Living section of the Feb. 3 Sunday Oklahoman. She is the only scientist from Oklahoma ever to win the Presidential Early Career Award.  In the article, James cites that her undergraduate research experiences…

Symphony Travels to Shawnee for Conductor’s Last Concert

February 1, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist's premier orchestra, the Oklahoma Baptist Symphony, will perform in Shawnee Feb. 10 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Sponsored by area churches, the 6 p.m. concert in Potter Auditorium will feature varied musical selections by the 80-member ensemble. Jon Duncan, worship and…