August 2003 News Articles

OBU Students Work to Improve Several Shawnee Communities

August 28, 2003—Oklahoma Baptist University's annual "Serve Shawnee" project saw about 465 new and returning students spread out over the Shawnee area to do clean-up and maintenance Monday and returned to the campus with a new perspective on their neighbors. About 200 students worked in the Dunbar Heights…

OBU Students Challenged in First Chapel of Fall Semester

August 27, 2003—Dave Edwards, a minister to youth and young adults, challenged Oklahoma Baptist University students to "Say yes to God with their whole life." Speaking at the Fall Challenge, the university's first chapel of the semester, Edwards used the example of Simeon found in the Gospel of Luke 2:25-35…

Bells to Begin OBU Recital Season Aug. 28

August 25, 2003—Cellist Richard Bell and pianist Digby Bell will open Oklahoma Baptist University's recital season at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in Raley Chapel's Yarbourough Auditorium. Admission is free. Richard Bell grew up in Norman, Okla., and began his cello studies with Marjory Cornelius in the…

US News Ranks OBU Second in West for 2004

August 25, 2003—Oklahoma Baptist Ranked Second In West By U.S. News For the 10th consecutive year, Oklahoma Baptist University has received recognition as the top comprehensive college in Oklahoma by the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges." OBU is listed second among…

W;T Marks Opening of Theatre Season Aug. 28

August 25, 2003—Oklahoma Baptist University's production of Margaret Edson's first play, W;T, opens at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in Craig-Dorland Theatre. W;T presents Vivian Bearing (OBU nursing major Twila Johnson), a renowned professor of English who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. A scholar of John…

Pruiett Recital Set for Sept. 4

August 20, 2003—On Thursday, Sept. 4, Kevin Pruiett, assistant professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University, will present his first recital since joining the OBU faculty in August, 2001. This recital, featuring OBU faculty keyboardists Dr. Ron Davis, Dr. Ron Lewis, Dr. Melissa Roberts, and Dr. Carol Ann…

Literacy Award Honors Life, Work of Dr. Jimmie Russell

August 14, 2003—The Oklahoma Higher Education Reading Council recently presented Karen Rose, a beginning teacher at Norman's Truman Elementary School, with the first-ever Outstanding Literacy Instruction by a Beginning Teacher Award, an honor created by the Council in memory of the late Dr. Jimmie Russell,…

President Brister Presents Report of Strength to Trustees

August 5, 2003—“OBU is progressing toward a fine and exciting future,” said OBU President Mark Brister at the Board of Trustees meeting July 25. “We have completed an active, purpose-driven year of transition, and it is well with our university.” The Board of Trustees resonated with…

Argo Named to New OBU Post

August 4, 2003—Trent Argo, director of admissions at Campbellsville University since 1991, has been named to fill the new position of dean of enrollment management at Oklahoma Baptist University.  Argo will be primarily responsible for both recruiting and retention of students. He will oversee the…

Curtain Rises on OBU Theatre Season Aug. 28 with W;T

August 4, 2003—W;T, a play by Margaret Edson, will open the Oklahoma Baptist University theatre season Aug. 28 in Craig-Dorland Theatre located in Shawnee Hall.  The play runs Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. A 2:30 p.m. matinee will wrap up the production on Sept. 7. For ticket information, call…