October 2004 News Articles

Student Newspaper Claims High Honor

October 29, 2004—The spring 2004 staff of The Bison, Oklahoma Baptist University's student newspaper, earned a top-level Gold Medalist ranking from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, officials announced recently. Under the association's semiannual College Newspaper Critique program, member newspapers…

Bison Drop Regular Season Finale to SNU

October 27, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison soccer team dropped its regular season finale Thursday with a 2-0 loss to Southern Nazarene University at the Bison Soccer Complex. The loss places the Bison at 2-4 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and in last place, which puts OBU on the road throughout…

Initial Women's Soccer Season Closes with Loss

October 27, 2004—The first Oklahoma Baptist University women's soccer season came to a close Friday with a 1-0 loss at No. 23 Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the first round of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. Goalkeeper Maira Negri kept the Rangers out of her goal for almost 80 minutes…

OBU Basketball Teams Earn Preseason Rankings

October 26, 2004—Both the men's and women's basketball teams of Oklahoma Baptist University found themselves in the NAIA's Preseason Top 25 poll released Tuesday. The Bison, coming off a fourth consecutive national quarterfinal run, are ranked fifth in the men's poll after a 31-6 record from last season.…

OBU Theatre Presents The Orestia: The Legacy of Agamemnon

October 26, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's Theatre Department will stage The Orestia: The Legacy of Agamemnon in three evening and three matinee performances in Craig-Dorland Theatre Nov. 4-14. Written by Aeschylus and edited by OBU's Joyce Spivey Aldridge and Rogers State's Emily Dial-Driver, Orestia is…

Kelly to Lead Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday

October 25, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's annual Winter Bible Study Clinic, "Studies in the Book of Mark," begins at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in the Geiger Center. Led by Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson associate professor of Bible, the clinic is free to pastors or other church staff who will be leading…

Annual M&Ms Concert Hits Raley Oct. 28-29

October 21, 2004—The 21st annual M & M's Pops Concert featuring the OBU Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Jim Hansford, professor of music and director of bands, and the Bison Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Kevin Pruiett, assistant professor of music, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Thursday…

OBU Surrenders 3-1 Loss to SNU

October 21, 2004—In their worst defensive effort since the season opener, Oklahoma Baptist lost to Southern Nazarene 3-1, dropping to 0-4-1 in conference action. SNU put 12 shots on the OBU goal with Maira Negri able to stop nine. The Lady Bison took a 1-0 lead when Katinha Arruda penetrated the defense…

Bison Golfers Claim Rhema Title

October 19, 2004—For the first time ever, OBU golf has scored back-to-back golf victories with the women, then men. One week after the women's team won the South Central Kansas Fall Invitational, the Bison won the Eagle Invitational at Battle Creek Golf Club in Broken Arrow. Russell Kern fired off one of…

Kaumba Topples NCAA Foes Again

October 19, 2004—Defending NAIA cross country champion Mirriam Kaumba toppled the NCAA Division I competition again on Saturday, winning the University of Arkansas' prestigious Chile Pepper Festival. A week after beating the NCAA competition at Oklahoma State University's Cowboy Jamboree, Kaumba held off Oral…

OBU Women's Golf Team Gaining Reputation

October 19, 2004—Coming off a fall-season ending victory at the South Central Kansas Fall Invitational, the Oklahoma Baptist University women's golf team scored an impressive off-course win Oct. 18 with the Golfstat rating. Golfstat, along with Region rankings, determine the NAIA Top 25. OBU is ranked eighth…

OBU Mourns Loss of Long-Time Friend Laura Belle Geiger

October 18, 2004—Laura Belle Geiger, a long-time friend and 1938 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, died late Sunday night, Oct. 17, in Tulsa. She was 88.  Funeral Services were Thursday, Oct. 21, at First Baptist Church Tulsa, 403 South Cincinnati Ave. "OBU has truly lost one of its finest alums,"…

Cross Country Women Win Mid-States Invitational

October 17, 2004—The Oklahoma Baptist University women's cross country team won the NAIA Mid-States Invitational Friday without the services of national champion Mirriam Kaumba, who took the race off. OBU won that 19-team meet by 25-points, besting the top Region VI squads, including No. 23 Southern Nazarene,…

A Talent is Born in Sarkeys Studio "A"

October 15, 2004—When the clock hits five o'clock in the evenings, many Tulsans who appreciate sports tune into KOTV Channel 6. Perhaps you are among them. If you don't catch the five o'clock news, the six or ten o'clock broadcasts will also provide a good recap of sports around the state of Oklahoma, the…

Carrying the Lamp

October 15, 2004—"It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm," writes Florence Nightingale in 1859. In a house just off of May Avenue in Oklahoma City, another nursing pioneer, Juanita Millsap, has a collection of writings in her…

Celebrate A Bison Hill Homecoming Nov. 12-13

October 15, 2004—For four years (more or less), Bison Hill was home for OBU alums. Relationships were built; lifelong friendships formed; memories created through shared experiences, academic challenges, and a collection of adventures. Homecoming 2004, Nov. 12-13, will give alums the chance to celebrate those…

Economics of Jesus

October 15, 2004—As an economist and a business professor I spend much of my time teaching students about the virtues of capitalism, the profit-maximizing firm, and the benefits that accrue to society when individuals are given the freedom to own property and use that property and their skills in their own…

Gumballs

October 15, 2004—I recently told our 3-year-old son a bedtime story about two friends& It was a lazy summer day. The hard metal of the railroad by their house seemed to burn red from the sun's heat. Peter's mom had brought out lemonade. He and his friend Paul sat and stared at the tracks that melted into the…

Living Out the Love of God

October 15, 2004—In May, Caleb Harris, '02, graduated from Eastman School of Music with a master of music degree with a concentration in piano performance. This past summer, he recorded a CD and traveled throughout Asia as pianist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Caleb is one of seven children. He is one of…

OBU Nursing Program Receives $1 Million Grant

October 15, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Nursing was one of three Oklahoma nursing programs recently awarded $1 million grants payable over five years. The grants are being funded by an anonymous donor  through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma  who has a goal of increasing the…

Oklahoma: The Experience

October 15, 2004—Its name first in English was Indian Territory, and then, for a short time, it was called two territories, Indian and Oklahoma  meaning both the same thing, a redundancy  and then, again, it is one. The land took and held its Indian name, its Choctaw name, okla homa, meaning 'red…

Sent to Sin City

October 15, 2004—This is Reno, Nevada. Half the population is single. The median age is 35 and the median salary is 42k. The gambling industry is the largest employer, with the majority of its business being conducted on weekends. Camping is year-round. Less than one in ten people attend a Protestant…

The Phases of a Cross Country Athlete

October 15, 2004—A college cross country race may last about 25 minutes, but what the fans see is only the tip of the running iceberg that is cross country training. Nutrition, weight training and lots and lots of running are involved. "It is satisfying to observe improvement, but it can also be frustrating to…

2004-2005 Cheerleaders

October 14, 2004—The OBU Cheerleaders for 2003-04 are, from left, (first row) Erin Reiser, Meredith Smith, Kim Deitrick, (middle row) Robyn Pratt, Becka Weber, Jessy Hodges, (back row) Rachel Metheny, Lisa Wade, Sammy Jo Turner, Kinsey Henson, Jennie David, Timilyn Haller, Rachael Brozovich, Meredith Livingston.

OBU Women Claim South Central Golf Title

October 14, 2004—The OBU women's golf team had its best non-dual match ever Tuesday, finishing first in the South Central Kansas Fall Invitational with the top three medalists. The men's team finished third. Maggie Cole and Jennifer Mann shot second-round leading 75s on Tuesday to lead OBU to a 31-stroke…

Music Therapy Seminar Set Oct. 16

October 13, 2004—The Music Department of Oklahoma Baptist University will host a seminar on music therapy, Saturday, Oct. 16. Music therapy has many scientifically-tested and proven applications. Some of these are lowering blood pressure; needing less painkilling medicine and recovering more quickly after…

OBU Netters Have Strong Collin County Showing

October 11, 2004—Several of Oklahoma Baptist University's tennis players won early round matches before rain halted the Collin County Fall Tournament Oct. 8. Jared Haley, in the first flight of men's singles, dusted Daniel Quinones of Temple, 6-0, 6-3, and then lost to Temple's Aiden Fitzgerald, 6-2, 6-0, in…

Jupin Signs With OBU

October 10, 2004—Washington High School senior Jennifer Jupin signed scholarship agreements recently to play basketball at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning the 2005-06 season. The 5-9 guard was First-Team All-State as a junior, as well as First-Team Little All-City last season in basketball after being a…

Bison Lose Conference Opener, Women Tie

October 7, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's men's soccer team lost a heartbreaker to USAO 2-1 in their first-ever Sooner Athletic Conference game after the women's team tied 2-2 Thursday. The Bison saw their win streak end at eight games. A scoreless tie at halftime, USAO broke out on top when a long and…

Women Take Down Southwestern Kansas, 8-1

October 7, 2004—The OBU women's tennis team had no trouble knocking off Southwestern Kansas in a fall match, 8-1, sweeping the doubles matches and winning five singles matches in straight sets. Lauren White won in No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1, over Kellie Stinson. In the tightest match of the day, Ashley Jerige…

OBU Women Third at SNU Golf Invitational

October 5, 2004—Jennifer Mann shot a two-round 161 to lead Oklahoma Baptist University's golf team to a third place finish at the Southern Nazarene University Invitational Tuesday at Rose Creek Golf Club in Oklahoma City. Mann shot an 81 and an 80 for fifth place. Maggie Cole was 11th with a 166, shooting a…

Gans to Perform at OBU Vocal Honors Academy

October 4, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's Division of Music will host the third annual Vocal Honors Academy Oct. 14-15, with select high school choral directors invited to send two of their most outstanding vocalists to this free workshop. The workshop is designed to develop and polish the talent and…

McBeth to Lead Lecture, Band Clinic Oct. 11

October 4, 2004—Dr. Francis McBeth, professor of music, resident composer and chairman of the Theory-Composition Department at Ouachita Baptist University, will deliver the Pi Kappa Lambda lecture at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 11 in Raley Chapel. He also will lead a Band clinic at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel 103, to…

Magallon Wins SAC Honor

October 3, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University freshman Daniel Magallon earned Sooner Athletic Conference and Region VI Women's Soccer Player of the Week honors Monday for the week Sept. 26-Oct. 2. Magallon, a freshman forward from Sao Paulo, Brazil, scored three goals in a 6-1 win over Sterling College after…

Bison Bounce Back, Kaumba Cruises

October 1, 2004—Mirriam Kaumba competed on another level and the Oklahoma Baptist University's men's cross country team flexed some muscle Saturday at Oklahoma State University's Cowboy Jamboree Saturday. Kaumba didn't run with her teammates in the College/Junior College division Saturday as Head Coach Ford…

OBU Sweeps Sterling Soccer Squads

October 1, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University improved to 4-0 on its swing through Kansas Saturday with a men's-women's doubleheader sweep of Sterling College. The OBU women beat the Knights 6-1 before the Bison captured an 8-2 victory. Daniela Magallon recorded a hat trick, giving her five goals in her first…