May 2004 News Articles

Kaumba Collects Unprecedented National Sweep

May 28, 2004—LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Oklahoma Baptist University's track teams finished in the top 10 in both men's and women's competition as Miriam Kaumba collected an unprecedented sweep May 29. Kaumba, a junior from Zambia, won her second championship in as many days, claiming the 5,000 meters in 17:18.58,…

Kaumba Wins National Championship in 10,000 Meters

May 28, 2004—LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Oklahoma Baptist University's Miriam Kaumba was the highlight of the day for the Bison track teams, capturing a national championship in the women's 10,000 meters. Delayed by rain until the second day of competition, Kaumba covered the distance in 36:49.59, out-running…

OBU Track Set for Another Run at Nationals

May 24, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's track teams will be hard-pressed to compete for a national team title, but the Bison and Lady Bison hope to be atop the awards platform in several events at the 2004 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Louisville, Ky., Thursday-Saturday. The Bison, beset…

OBU Observes 90th Annual Spring Commencement

May 22, 2004—Dr. Ramona Farthing, retiring professor of French, advised 294 graduating seniors at Oklahoma Baptist University's 90th annual spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 22, to continue to grow as Christians and as human beings in order to face the challenges ahead of them. Farthing, who is…

OBU Nursing Graduates Receive Pins

May 21, 2004—Twenty-three graduating seniors in Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Nursing received their traditional pins Friday, May, 21, in Raley Chapel. Dr. Sheila Myers, a 1959 OBU graduate, delivered the address in which she gave the new nurses words of wisdom and advice. Those receiving the…

Bison Add Welborn to Men’s Basketball Team

May 17, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University added a second Welborn to its basketball rosters for the 2004-05 season. Meeker senior Kyle Welborn, a 5-11 guard, signed to play basketball at Oklahoma Baptist University Monday. His sister, Kelli, is a guard on the OBU women's basketball team. A multi-sport…

Farthing to Address Graduates May 22

May 17, 2004—Dr. Ramona Farthing, retiring professor of French, will address 294 candidates for graduation at Oklahoma Baptist University's spring commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 22, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Farthing, who has been a member of the OBU faculty since 1967, received the…

Bison Bow Out of Regional Tourney with Saturday Losses

May 16, 2004—After advancing to the winner's bracket final, the OBU Bison saw their longshot hopes for a berth in the NAIA World Series disappear with back-to-back losses Saturday in Oklahoma City. OBU fell 14-1 to top-ranked Oklahoma City University, and then dropped an elimination game to Houston Baptist…

Bison Knock Off Pioneers In 13 Innings, 5-4

May 13, 2004—Tony Ramos delivered a two-out single in the top of the 13th inning to drive in Kent Russell with the go-ahead run and Chad Rhoades made that slim lead stand up for a 5-4 OBU victory over Wayland Baptist in the NAIA Region VI baseball tournament Friday afternoon. OBU jumped out to a 2-0 lead…

Doell, Thurber Honored in Softball

May 13, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University softball players Krista Doell and Katy Thurber were named to the All-Sooner Athletic Conference Team, it was announced Saturday. Doell, a senior from Saskatoon, Sask., was named to the first team as a utility player. It is her second year to be so honored. Doell…

Rain Delays OBU-Wayland Contest

May 12, 2004—Heavy rains in the Oklahoma City area caused OBU's second game in the NAIA Region VI baseball tournament to be delayed to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 14. The Bison will face Wayland Baptist in the contest. WBU defeated Houston Baptist University Wednesday, while OBU topped Bacone College.The…

Bison Bats Get Quick Start In Regional As OBU Defeats Bacone, 6-1

May 11, 2004—Jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, the OBU Bison cruised to a 6-1 victory over Bacone College in their first game of the NAIA Region VI Tournament at Oklahoma City University. John Gibson's three-run homer in the first inning capped the early uprising, giving OBU starter Jeff…

OBU Unveils New Bison Athletics Logo

May 11, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University has unveiled its new athletic logo, a more fluid Bison reflecting a sense of action. The university had been involved in a new logo creation for about a year when the new logo was settled on. OBU's student graphic artist Tim Haller produced the final product with…

Preparatory Department Sets Auditions for May 17-18

May 11, 2004—The Preparatory Department of Oklahoma Baptist University will hold auditions for its four choirs from 3:30 to 5 p.m., May 17-18, in Raley Chapel.  All interested students in grades 2-12 from Shawnee and the surrounding area are invited to audition for the select groups of singers. Four…

Longtime OBU Friend Peitz Passes Away

May 10, 2004—Lawrence Peitz, a long-time friend and honorary alumnus of Oklahoma Baptist University, died Monday morning in Tulsa. He was 92. The funeral service was Wednesday, May 12, at the First Baptist Church of Tulsa. The family has asked that memorial gifts be made to either Oklahoma Baptist…