January 2004 News Articles

Liptz to Bring Annual Schusterman Lecture Feb. 9

January 22, 2004—The annual Schusterman Lecture in Jewish History and Tradition will be presented at Oklahoma Baptist University at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9, by Paul Liptz in Geiger Center Rooms 218-220. Liptz, a social historian who lectures in the department of Middle Eastern and African history at Tel Aviv…

OBU Days in the Churches Set for February

January 22, 2004—Oklahoma Baptists in churches across the state will hear testimonies of appreciation and accomplishment from student and faculty representatives of Oklahoma Baptist University during two Sundays in February. The annual OBU Day in the Churches celebration Feb. 15 and 22 will celebrate Oklahoma…

Shawnee Honor Choir to Perform at OMEA Convention

January 22, 2004—The Shawnee Honor Choir will perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators' Association Convention at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa at 4:45 p.m., Jan. 30. In its 21st year, Shawnee Honor Choir is an auditioned group under the direction of Conchita Hansford, director of Oklahoma Baptist University's…

Gruett to Perform in Faculty Recital Feb. 5

January 15, 2004—Dr. Jon Gruett, associate professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform in faculty recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. Gruett, a tenor, joined the OBU faculty in 2000. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of…

Spring MTI Classes Forming Now

January 15, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University is offering courses in Christian studies this spring at 19 centers in Oklahoma and five other states through its Ministry Training Institute.  Ministry Training Institute offers courses for college credit that can be applied to degree programs at OBU or other…

Thirty-fifth Regional Honor Bands Gather at OBU

January 14, 2004—For the 35th consecutive year, the instrumental department at Oklahoma Baptist University hosted the regional junior and senior high school honor bands. Almost 160 students gathered in Raley Chapel on the campus of OBU on Jan. 5-6 to rehearse with two distinguished guest conductors in…

Chen, NASA Share Excitement over Mars Photos

January 7, 2004—The photos from Mars sent back to Earth by NASA's Spirit Rover are more interesting to Albert Chen than the casual observer. Chen, professor of physics at Oklahoma Baptist University, has spent his summers doing research for NASA, most recently studying the Red Planet's dust. The Spirit Rover…