April 2004 News Articles

Bison Add Fraser to Fall Line-up

April 30, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University has signed 6-7 forward Mike Fraser to a men's basketball scholarship for the 2004-05 season. Fraser, a junior from Frederick, Md., comes to OBU from San Jacinto Junior College, where he averaged 7 points and 6.5 rebounds his sophomore year after leading the team in…

OBU Teaching Legend Hurley Passes Away

April 30, 2004—Dr. James Hurley, one of the most loved and respected professors in the history of Oklahoma Baptist University, passed away Thursday evening, April 29. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 8, in Raley Chapel. Memorial gifts may be made to the James E. Hurley Professorship in…

Shawnee Honor Choir Performs at OBU May 2

April 26, 2004—The Shawnee Honor Choir will present its annual Spring Concert in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the campus of OBU at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 2. The concert is free and open to the public. Shawnee Honor Choir, an auditioned group of 58 fourth- through sixth-graders representing 14…

OBU Teams Fare Well At Drake Relays

April 24, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University wrapped up a successful stay at the Drake Relays Saturday with a pair of school records added to an already historic weekend. The women's 4x800 relay team of Chandra Huckabay, Melissa Mount, Andrea Mount and Kyta Ferrer finished second with a school record time of…

Kaumba Captures Drake Relays Championship

April 22, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University distance runner Mirriam Kaumba won the 10,000 meter race at the prestigious Drake Relays Thursday, giving OBU its first ever women's victory at that meet. Kaumba, a junior from Zambia, won the event in 35:29.82, setting a new school record and edging rival Janet…

Bison Glee Club Sets April 29 Concert

April 20, 2004—The Bison Glee Club will presents its annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the historic sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Shawnee (the corner of 10th and Union). Founded in 1938, the Bison Glee Club is one of the premier choirs in the Southwestern United States. The…

Holocaust Expert Included on Program for OBU Production

April 20, 2004—Michael Korenbilt, co-author of "Until We Meet Again," the true story of love and survival in the Holocaust, will talk about that era following Oklahoma Baptist University's productions of "A Shaya Maidel" on the play'fs April 22 and April 30 showings. Tickets are still available for the play,…

Bison Jazz Orchestra Performs on Campus May 6

April 13, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Kevin Pruiett, assistant professor of music, will perform its final concert of the 2003-2004 academic year Thursday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Yarborough Auditorium. The jazz orchestra will be performing…

Symphonic Band to Perform in Raley Chapel April 20

April 13, 2004—The OBU Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Jim Hansford, professor of music and director of bands, will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The 50-member ensemble will perform a variety of compositions including works…

Division of Music to Honor William David Brown May 3

April 8, 2004—The Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music will present the 2004 Distinguished Music Alumni Award to William David Brown, class of 1967, at its Annual Spring Banquet 6:30 p.m., May 3, in the university's Geiger Center. In addition to Brown's recognition, the banquet will feature…

OBU Musicians Fare Well at NATS Competition

April 8, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University was well represented at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions held at Chickasha, Okla., on April 3 and 4. The Conference was attended by about 160 students and 22 teachers. OBU participants observed a master class with Joan Wall from…

OBU Student Broadcasters Continue Award-Winning Tradition

April 8, 2004—For the second straight year Oklahoma Baptist University crowned the most winners at the annual Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association Student Competition, bringing home 16 awards this season. Seventeen Oklahoma colleges and universities submitted 216 entries in 26 categories. Seniors Todd…

Bison Second at Knights Invitational

April 7, 2004—The OBU golf team placed second at the Knights Invitational Wednesday, hosted by Northwood University at Dallas' Tangleridge Golf Club. The Bison shot a two-round total of 613 and finished 17 strokes back of 23rd-ranked Northwood in the five-team tournament. OBU had three golfers in the top…

OBU Women Third at Lady Knights Golf Invitational

April 7, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's women's golf team finished third in the four-team Lady Knights Invitational Wednesday at Tangleridge Golf Club in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Lady Bison shot a two-round total of 698 to finish 36 strokes behind ninth-ranked Northwood. Mary Hardin-Baylor was second…

University Chorale to Perform at FBC Shawnee May 7

April 7, 2004—The University Chorale, Oklahoma Baptist University's mixed chorus, will perform its concert, "A Spring of Psalms" at First Baptist Church in Shawnee, May 7. The 7:30 p.m. concert will include music by Gibbons, Peeters, Chesnokov and others. "Featured on the concert will be the dynamic duo…

Bisonettes to Perform Spring Concert April 27

April 6, 2004—The OBU Women's Glee Club, The Bisonettes, will present their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday April 27, in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. From Vivaldi to Bob Seger, for Sir David Willcocks to Nat King Cole, the concert will showcase women's choir music from all styles including two…