October 2002 News Articles

Hemphill Describes the Prayer of Jesus

October 31, 2002—Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president Dr. Kenneth Hemphill told Oklahoma Baptist University students about the radical nature of the Lord's prayer during the Oct. 30 chapel service.  Hemphill asked students if they desired to live anxiety-free and with knowledge of the…

Washington Expert this Year’s Henry Lecturer

October 30, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome colonial American specialist Dr. Clair Keller to deliver the Henry Lecture on "The Indispensable Revolutionary," Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of Bailey Business Center. The lecture is free and open to the…

Southwestern Seminary President to Speak at OBU

October 24, 2002—Dr. Kenneth S. Hemphill, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will speak to students during the Oct. 30 chapel service at Oklahoma Baptist University.  Since Hemphill's appointment as president of SWBTS in 1994, the seminary's enrollment has grown 10 percent. He also…

Tarleton Says In God’s Will, Best Place for Students

October 24, 2002—Being in the center of God's will is not the safest place to be, as some have claimed, said Dr. Ed Tarleton to Oklahoma Baptist University students during the missions emphasis week chapel service Wednesday. But the center of God's will is the best place to be, he said. Tarleton is a career…

Hansford Writes Instrumental Textbook

October 23, 2002—Dr. Jim Hansford, professor of music and director of bands at Oklahoma Baptist University, recently co-wrote and edited, The Instrumental Resource for Church and School. The 400-page textbook, published by Church Street Press, was compiled and edited by Hansford and Dr. Julie Barrier, an…

Much Ado Opens New OBU Theatre

October 23, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University's Theatre Department will debut its newly remodeled theatre with one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. OBU will present Much Ado About Nothing Nov. 1, 2 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9-10 at 2:30 p.m. in Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall on the…

OBU Hosts Be a Bison Day

October 23, 2002—The first of five "Be a Bison Day" events for prospective students of Oklahoma Baptist University, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 30.  The event is designed for high school seniors, who have been accepted to the university, to visit the campus and experience a day in the life of a…

Nineteenth Performance of OBU Candy Concert This Week

October 18, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University's 19th annual M&M's Pops Concert featuring the OBU Symphonic Band and Bison Jazz Orchestra will showcase a program of light musical fare for the sweet-toothed music lover. The M&M's concerts, named for the chocolate candy handed out with ticket purchases and given…

Brass quintet makes stop at OBU

October 17, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will play host to the St. Louis Brass Quintet, an ensemble famed for its humorous approach to music, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Potter Auditorium. OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will sponsor the event. St. Louis Brass The chamber musicians will play a…

Local String Quartet to Perform This Week

October 17, 2002—Shawnee's own Red River Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Bernhard Henrik Crusell at a fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Oklahoma Baptist University's Yarborough Auditorium. The graduate student quartet, which forms the core of the Shawnee Community Orchestra…

Perkins Says to Plan With God in Mind

October 17, 2002—"You and I can plan our lives, but if we invite God into our planning, it will be more productive." That was the assertion of Bruce Perkins, president of Shiloh Christian School in Springdale, Ark, at Oklahoma Baptist University's Oct. 16 chapel service. "You never arrive at a destination by…

Missionary in Residence to Speak in Chapel

October 16, 2002—Missionary in residence Dr. Edward Tarleton will lead Oklahoma Baptist University's Missions Emphasis Week chapel services, Oct. 23 and 25. Tarleton is a career missionary with the International Mission Board, serving on stateside assignment for a semester at OBU. Tarleton serves as a strategy…

Dick Rader Dies After Battle With Cancer

October 14, 2002—Dick A. Rader, longtime Oklahoma Baptist University administrator and faculty member, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, in Elk City after a 10-month battle with liver cancer. He was 61. Dr. Dick Rader Rader's memorial service was Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Andrew Potter Auditorium, in John Wesley…

Youth Leader Describes History of Oklahoma Ministry

October 14, 2002—Oklahoma Baptists have a strong heritage in youth work thanks to churches and Falls Creek, according to student ministry expert Philip H. Briggs. Dr. Briggs, Hallock chair of Baptist student work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, described the significance of his own tradition in…

George: Ghosts of Baptist History Teach Today

October 11, 2002—Dr. Timothy George, dean of the Beeson Divinity School at Samford University introduced OBU students to three Southern Baptist historical "ghosts" during the university's annual Hobbs lecture recently. Studying these figures forces a new generation to face old questions about the church and…

Mission to Mars: Cosmonauts Visit OBU

October 11, 2002—Mission to Mars - Alexandre Martynov, the man responsible for landing Russian space vehicles on the moon, Mars and Venus, discusses the possibility and procedures of a manned flight to Mars.  Martynov and highly-decorated cosmonaut Alexander Volkov were on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist…

Griffin Tells Students Their Time is Now

October 9, 2002—Using II Kings 22 as the basis for his message, Oklahoma Baptist University campus minister Dale Griffin, addressed students during the Oct. 9 chapel service. Griffin told students it is their time to make decisions concerning who will control their sphere of influence. He said it is their…

Local CEO Describes Bank’s Growth

October 9, 2002—Ed Townsend, chairman and CEO of Local Oklahoma Bank, spoke to Oklahoma Baptist University students about the evolution of his bank and the essence of leadership during the university's recent business forum. Townsend, a 35-year veteran of the banking industry, talked about the importance of…

Perkins to Lead Students in Chapel Service

October 9, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome Bruce Perkins, CEO of Shiloh Christian School in Springdale, Ark., to speak at the 10 a.m. chapel service Oct. 16. He previously served as pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Grapevine, Texas. He also has been pastor of First Baptist Church in Troup,…

OBU to be Featured on OETA’s “Stateline”

October 8, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University will be one of four private Oklahoma universities featured on OETA's "Stateline," airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.  OETA interviewed several faculty and administrators at OBU, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Wesleyan…

OBU To Celebrate Parrish’s Contributions At Oct. 26 Dinner

October 8, 2002—John Parrish knows a lot about OBU's history. He's lived through the last 38 years of that history on Bison Hill. At the end of November, Parrish, OBU's executive vice president, will retire from a career that has included at least half a dozen job titles at the University, and a wide range of…

OBU Event for Youth Groups Nov. 2

October 7, 2002—Continuing a four-year tradition, Oklahoma Baptist University will again host its annual Bison Youth Day, Nov. 2, for youth groups in Oklahoma and surrounding states to get a taste of the spiritual and social life at the university. "We want students to see this as a place they can come and…

Campus Minister to Lead Chapel

October 3, 2002—Dale Griffin, Oklahoma Baptist University campus minister, will deliver the Oct. 9, chapel address during the 10 a.m. service in Potter Auditorium. The service will feature a student-led praise band as well as Griffin's message. Griffin plans to speak to students concerning spiritual markers…

Noted Bass to Give Guest Voice Recital

October 3, 2002—Oklahoma Baptist University's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will welcome world renowned bass-baritone George Hogan, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium. Hogan has performed in nearly every opera house in America, in all of the opera houses in Canada and in several opera…

Grad Featured In National Christian College Campaign

October 2, 2002—Dr. Judith James-Wood, a 1989 OBU graduate, is one of 31 Christian college graduates featured in a month-long internet feature compiled by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The feature is part of the October "Christian Higher Education Month" celebration. James-Wood was…