September 2003 News Articles

Martin to Lead Winter Bible Study Clinic Oct. 24

September 30, 2003—Dr. Michael Martin, dean of the School of Christian Service at Oklahoma Baptist University, will lead OBU's annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Geiger Center. This year's Winter Bible Study Clinic focuses on 1 and 2 Timothy. In these letters Paul provided…

Yarbrough Returns to OBU to Present Gaskin Lecture Oct. 6

September 29, 2003—Dr. Slayden A. Yarbrough, professor emeritus at Oklahoma Baptist University, will present the 12th Annual Gaskin Lectureship in Oklahoma Baptist History and Heritage in the OBU Geiger Center Oct. 6.  The lectures will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The 10 a.m. lecture will cover "Theological…

Evans to Bring Puccini to Life at OBU Oct. 2

September 26, 2003—Joseph Evans will present a one-man show displaying the life and works of Giacomo Puccini in his "Letters to Puccini" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in Oklahoma Baptist University's Yarborough Auditorium. Admission is free. Accompanied by Keith Chambers, Evans will portray Puccini as he makes a…

Fall Preview Day Set for Oct. 4

September 26, 2003—High school students interested in attending Oklahoma Baptist University will be on campus Saturday as part of the university's Fall Preview Day. Designed to give students a well-rounded view of life on Bison Hill, the event will feature campus tours and interaction with current students and…

Bade to Perform in Faculty Recital Sept. 29

September 23, 2003—Dr. Chris Bade, associate professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform in faculty recital at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. Bade, a clarinetist, will be assisted by violist Royce McLarry and pianists Carol Ann Bell, Keith Whitemore,…

Lightning Causes Brief Fire in Raley Chapel

September 11, 2003—Lightning struck a vented area near the roof of the north end of Raley Chapel at about 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, causing a fire that was quickly doused by the Shawnee Fire Department. The minimal damage was primarily limited to ceiling tiles and some wet carpets. The fire was extinguished…

Hurley Chosen For Higher Education Hall of Fame

September 8, 2003—Dr. James Hurley, Oklahoma Baptist University professor emeritus of biology, is one of 11 educators selected for induction this year into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will take place at the National Cowboy…

OBU Missions Emphasis Runs Sept. 15-20

September 8, 2003—As part of its Missions Emphasis Week, Oklahoma Baptist University will host Frank Blackwood and Dr. Jerry Rankin as chapel speakers next week. The chapel messages will be just one of many activities highlighting missions awareness the week of Sept. 15. Blackwood, the founder and director of…

Brister Asks Students to Sow Generously

September 3, 2003—Oklahoma Baptist University's Convocation, the traditional opening of the school year, included a charge to the students from President Mark Brister to sow generously with their time at OBU to gather a generous harvest. Citing 2 Corinthians 9:1-12 as his text, Brister used the example of a…

Long-time Photographer Jack Putnam Passes Away

September 2, 2003—Long-time Oklahoma Baptist University photographer Jack Putnam died Tuesday, Sept. 2, in a Shawnee hospital after a brief illness. He was 83.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gaskill Funeral Home. Putnam joined the OBU staff in 1960 as senior photographer,…