March 2002 News Articles

Dr. Jimmie Russell Dies March 31

March 31, 2002—Dr. Jimmie Louise Russell, OBU professor of education, died early Sunday morning in Midwest City, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 52. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Potter Auditorium of OBU's John Wesley Raley Chapel.Russell joined the University's…

Local Orchestra to Debut Tuesday

March 27, 2002—The newly organized Shawnee Community Orchestra will present its debut concert Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Oklahoma Baptist University's Yarborough Auditorium.  Under the baton of Dr. Jim Hansford, OBU professor of music, the 50-member ensemble will perform favorite orchestral works…

Preview Day for High School Underclassmen Next Week

March 27, 2002—Local high school sophomores and juniors can get an early start on choosing a college at Oklahoma Baptist University's Junior Sneak Preview Day, April 5.  More than 200 students are already planning to attend the event that serves as an introduction to college life at OBU. The preview day…

Women’s Day Brings National WMU Name to Campus

March 26, 2002—The national leader of the Women's Missionary Union will speak at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, April 3, for the university's annual Women's Day celebration. Wanda S. Lee will lead the chapel service, which is set aside each year to recognize the contributions of Oklahoma women to…

OBU Plans Holy Week Events

March 22, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will observe Holy Week with two significant chapel services, March 27 and 29. Both services will be at 10 a.m. in the university's Raley Chapel. Wednesday's chapel program will feature OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts. The music and scripture passages…

Former OBU First Lady Helen Raley Dies

March 20, 2002—Former Oklahoma Baptist University First Lady Helen Thames Raley died Wednesday, March 20, in Ponca City. She was 92. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Andrew Potter Auditorium of John Wesley Raley Chapel on the OBU campus.Helen Thames Raley was born Dec. 24, 1909, in…

OBU Professor to Perform Holy Songs

March 19, 2002—Tenor Jon Gruett, OBU associate professor of music, will perform a collection of songs based on the book of Psalms this week in a university sponsored faculty recital. Dr. Gruett will perform Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium.He will be assisted by Dr.…

Local Students Can Apply for OBU’s Riddle Scholarship

March 18, 2002—Graduates of high schools and home schools in Pottawatomie, Lincoln, and Seminole Counties are encouraged to apply for Oklahoma Baptist University's Riddle Scholarship this spring.  The application deadline is April 1.Created to aid students from Shawnee and surrounding communities, the…

Global Educator to Lecture

March 8, 2002—Carolyn Bishop will present the 44th biannual Hobbs lecture at OBU on global impacts on Christian universities, Wednesday.  The Herschel H. and Frances J. Hobbs Lectureship in Baptist Faith and Heritage is OBU's first endowed lectureship, established in 1980 by friends of Dr. and Mrs.…

Clarkson Speaks on Truth

March 5, 2002—During his Feb. 27 chapel address, Dr. Kevin Clarkson said that statistics show most Americans believe there is no absolute truth and that 64% of church members feel the same way. He used John 18 to illustrate various points concerning truth. Clarkson is the pastor of First Baptist Church in…

Instrumentalists Arrive in Shawnee this Week

March 5, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome to campus Christian instrumentalists from across the United States March 7-9, for the ninth national conference of the Christian Instrumentalists and Directors Association. Dr. Jim Hansford, OBU professor of music and director of bands, is national…

Counselor, Paraplegic to Direct Family Emphasis Week

March 1, 2002—Charles R. Poor, psychologist and former director of pastoral ministries at First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, will lead Oklahoma Baptist University's Marriage and Family Emphasis Week, March 6-8. He will be the featured speaker for the Wednesday and Friday chapel services at 10 a.m. …

Hymn Festival for Entire Community

March 1, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will host its second annual Hymn Festival on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Potter Auditorium of Raley Chapel. The event will include performances by organist Dr. Ron Davis, OBU professor of music, the Bison Glee Club, the Bisonette Glee Club, and the Bison…

Seminole Businessman Featured Minter Lecturer

March 1, 2002—A local roofing industry entrepreneur will share insights into a cancer survivor's view of life and business during Oklahoma Baptist University's Minter Lectureship in American Business Practice, Monday, March 4. Brian Paul Coates, president of Coates Roofing Co. in Seminole, deliver a lecture…

Tenor Returns For Recital

March 1, 2002—A former assistant professor of voice at Oklahoma Baptist University will return to campus this week for a guest voice recital. Tenor Stanley Warren, associate professor of voice at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be in concert March 4, at 7 p.m. in OBU's Yarborough…

Nine to Perform Senior Recitals

February 27, 2002—Nine Oklahoma Baptist University senior music majors will take the final bow of their college careers this week and next during several senior recitals. All recitals will be in the university's Yarborough Auditorium and are open to the public.Caleb Harris, a piano performance major from…