November 2004 News Articles

Beauty Will Save the World

November 30, 2004—In the movie The Bourne Identity (2002), Matt Damon plays a CIA assassin who has lost his identity. In a chilling scene from the movie, he is trying to convince a woman who has given him a ride that he really is in trouble and that something more sinister than amnesia is afoot. As they sit…

Gifts from China

November 30, 2004—China is known as a state of etiquette and ceremonies. Of late, it is also known for its system of government. But the Chinese people are known for their generosity, as attested to in a famous Chinese fable about the man who went to visit his friend with a swan as a gift. The swan escapes from…

Milking Tarantulas and Chasing a Dream

November 30, 2004—Judith James-Wood, '89, isn't used to doing things the easy way. She hasn't let a few road blocks prevent her from achieving her childhood dream of becoming a physician. Not only has Judith attained those childhood goals, but perhaps she has exceeded them. Today, she is a wife, mother,…

OBU Introduces New Academic Scholarship Opportunities for 2005-06

November 30, 2004—In an effort to make an Oklahoma Baptist University education more affordable, the university has increased its academic scholarship award amounts for new students beginning 2005-06. The dollar amounts, which had stayed the same for nearly a decade, increased and have become more clear. …

People Matter, Not Profit

November 30, 2004—“Relationships have always been my foundation,” says Professor of Business Robbie Mullins. Growing up in Oklahoma as the daughter of a small town grocery store owner, Robbie experienced first hand the importance of “people-oriented” business. “The experience of…

Preaching, Training and Automobiles

November 30, 2004—A key characteristic of the Apostle Paul is adaptability. In the story of the church's expansion, Paul was willing to make every effort to meet the needs of each community. To the Atheneans at Mars Hill, he recognized their need for new definitions. In Troas, he undoubtedly learned to speak…

Profiles in Excellence

November 30, 2004—Whether things looked good or not, says Leon Gregston, we feel that God has directed every step. The steps of Leon and his wife, Cindy, have moved them into a place where they are working for and striving at what God has marked out for their lives. Both Leon and Cindy appreciate the…

Rekindling the Classic Model of Education

November 30, 2004—"Is not the great defect of our education today," writes Dorothy Sayers in "The Lost Tools of Learning," "that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils 'subjects,' we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think: they learn everything, except the art of learning." She…

The Glory Days of Basketball

November 30, 2004—In the middle of the 1960s, Shawnee was a hotbed for college basketball in Oklahoma. People would come from across the state to stand in ticket lines for the chance to pack into OBU's Clark Craig Fieldhouse and watch the Bison play.From the fall of 1964 through the spring of 1967, OBU fans…

The World is Worth the Toil

November 30, 2004—The modest law office in the ancient city of Sanaa was crowded with Yemenis, many of whom had traveled a full day to meet with delegates from Amnesty International. With the help of an interpreter, Susan Waltz, '73, had been speaking with an aging woman whose eyes stared out from behind a…

To Morocco via the Peace Corps

November 30, 2004—Mitzi Shultes flew from Oklahoma City to Philadelphia on September 11, 2004.She met up with 53 other volunteers, and together they became orientated to their team before boarding a bus for New York City. From there, they left on a flight bound for Casablanca. Now, in the city of Khemisset,…

OBU Opens Indoor Track Season Dec. 10-11

November 29, 2004—With a successful cross country season behind them, OBU turns its attention to track. The indoor season begins Dec. 10-11 at the Kansas State All-Comers meet in Manhattan, Kan., and ends with the NAIA National Meet in Johnson City, Tenn., March 4-6. Along the way, OBU will visit Kansas State a…

OBU Soccer Players Garner Honors

November 29, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's first-year soccer program picked up three individual honors recently from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. OBU women's soccer players Angie King and Melissa Thorman were named All-America Scholar Athletes and Bison Fabio Pires was listed as…

OBU Women's Gametime Changes

November 29, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University has changed its women's basketball game time for Saturday to 3 p.m. from 6 p.m. OBU will play Savannah College of Art and Design at 3 p.m. following a noon junior varsity contest. The time resolves a conflict with OBU's annual Hanging of the Green later that…

Bison Subdue Houston Baptist

November 27, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist's Robert Hart came within an assist and a couple of rebounds of accomplishing a triple-double Saturday in leading the No. 5 Bison to a 97-79 win over No. 15 Houston Baptist. Hart scored 21 points, dished off nine assists and had eight rebounds, along with three steals to…

Bison Hold Off Central Bible 96-87

November 26, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist shot 67 percent from the field in the second half and needed almost every one of those makes in a 96-87 win over Central Baptist College Friday night.After missing their first 10 three-pointers of the second half, the Mustangs hit two to pull within seven points of OBU, but…

OBU Women Top Evangel 69-59

November 26, 2004—After rallying from an early 8-2 deficit, OBU found its shooting touch and captured a 69-59 win over Evangel University Friday night.The Oklahoma Baptist University women tied the game at 14-14 with 11:51 to play in the half with Rachel Heins scoring six points in the 12-6 run. The Crusaders…

OBU Women Steamroll Langston, 67-24

November 23, 2004—Sixteenth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist forced Langston into 35 turnovers and rolled to a 67-24 victory Tuesday night in the Noble Complex. OBU scored the first 16 points as the Lions were not able to solve the Bison full court pressure until the 12:15 mark of the game. Tabetha Eaton, celebrating…

Heins Named SAC Player of the Week

November 21, 2004—Rachel Heins has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Basketball Players of the Week for Nov. 14-20.Heins, a 5-10 sophomore forward from Shawnee, Okla., came off the bench to average 18 points and four rebounds to lead OBU to a 3-0 week, including a 61-58 win at No. 13 Columbia College. Heins…

Bison Roll Past Arkansas Baptist

November 20, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist moved to 5-1 Saturday night with win a 101-74 victory over Arkansas Baptist.Frank Benson led all scorers for the second straight night with 22 points. Benson had 20 points Friday night against Messenger College. Benson just missed a double-double by one rebound as he had nine…

Kaumba Caps Cross Country Career Claiming Consecutive Crowns

November 20, 2004—Mirriam Kaumba did all she could as a cross country athlete, capping her two-year Oklahoma Baptist University fall career by successfully defending her NAIA national championship. Kaumba finished the race in 16:53.70, trimming 20 seconds off of her time from last season and beat runner-up…

OBU Women Spank College of the Ozarks

November 20, 2004—Less than 24 hours after topping University of the Ozarks by 34, the Oklahoma Baptist University women's basketball team made it an Ozark sweep, collecting a 71-52 win over College of the Ozarks in John Brown University's Golden Eagle Classic Saturday. College of the Ozarks is ranked 14th in…

Bison Riddle Ozarks 86-52

November 19, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's women's basketball team dominated University of the Ozarks 86-52 Friday night in the opening day of the Golden Eagle Classic at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. OBU's bench strength again came into play as reserve forward Rachel Heins led the Lady…

Bison Set New Record with Win

November 19, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University, which averages a 76-point win every time they play Messenger College, established a new school record with a 124-34 win over the Eagles Friday night. It was the largest point spread in an OBU game, eclipsing by a basket OBU's 114-26 victory over Messenger (88…

Bison Baseball Ranked in Preseason Poll

November 17, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's baseball team will open the season in February as the No. 21 team in the nation. The NAIA released its preseason poll Tuesday with the Bison included as one of six teams to move into the Top 25 after being left out of last season's final poll. OBU went on to…

Godawa to Speak at OBU Friday

November 17, 2004—Award-winning screenwriter Brian Godawa will present three lectures at Oklahoma Baptist University Friday, on the topics of Christian perspectives on sex and violence in movies, communicating redemption in film, and Christian outreach in the postmodern culture. He is the screenwriter for the…

OBU Ready to Make a Run at Cross Country Glory

November 17, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's fifth-ranked women's and 20th-ranked men's cross country teams will be the region's lone entries at the NAIA national meet in Louisville, Ky., Saturday. The OBU women crept as high as fourth in the NAIA rankings before dipping to fifth in the final poll. Their…

OBU Women Upset No. 13 Columbia College

November 15, 2004—Priscila Alves knocked down two baskets in the final 20 seconds to propel No. 16 Oklahoma Baptist University past No. 13 Columbia College (Mo.) Monday in Columbia. The Lady Bison ended the Cougars' 21-game regular season winning streak after a near collapse down the stretch. After trailing by…

Bison Blow Off Jarvis Christian

November 13, 2004—For the second consecutive game, Oklahoma Baptist's Bison shelled its opponent in the first half and coasted to an easy win as Jarvis Christian lost OBU's Homecoming game 82-66. The Bison pelted the Bulldogs in the first half 44-24 on 58.6 percent shooting, including five three-pointers in 12…

Lady Bison over Southwestern

November 13, 2004—The Lady Bison escaped Saturday with a 77-74 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The Lady Bison were down by 13 in the second half, but rallied to beat the NCAA Division II Lady Bulldogs."I'm really proud of our girls tonight," said Women's Head Coach John McCullough. "Our girls…

Bison Soccer Season Ends at Regional

November 12, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's first-ever soccer season ended in the Region VI Semifinals Friday with a 3-2 loss at the hands of Texas A&M International University. The Bison had 10 shots on goal but Graham Lee collected eight saves, including an impressive stop of a penalty kick by Amaury…

Bison Two Wins from National Tournament

November 10, 2004—OBU's fledgling men's soccer team is two wins away from achieving a national tournament berth in its first season. The Bison are the No. 2 seed in the NAIA Region VI Tournament, which begins Friday at Southern Nazarene University. SNU will open at 11 a.m. against USAO in a rematch of the…

Bison Coast to Second Win

November 9, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist buried Southwestern Christian in the first half and then coasted through the second half en route to an 87-56 win. OBU took a 48-17 lead by halftime, using a 14-0 run and 54.5 percent shooting while hassling the Eagles into shooting less than 20 percent. SCU didn't exactly…

Bison Pound Manhattan Christian

November 7, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist bounced back from a season-opening loss, flexing its muscle with a 112-58 massacre of Manhattan Christian College in men's basketball action Saturday night. Seven Bison reached double figures in scoring, led by Mike Fraser who hit all eight of his field goals and his lone…

OBU Women Crush Southwestern Assemblies

November 7, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist's women's basketball team coasted to 2-0 with an 83-38 win over Southwestern Assemblies of God University Saturday in the conclusion of the Chili's Classic. Priscila Alves led the team with 15 points on 70 percent shooting, with seven assists and nine steals. Kelli Welborn…

OBU Sweeps Regionals

November 5, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's cross country teams will both move on to the NAIA National Meet after sweeping the NAIA Region VI Championships in Shawnee Saturday morning. The OBU women coasted to a 45-point win while the Bison held off Wayland Baptist in the men's race 50-62. On the women's…

Bison Come Out Flat in 68-58 Loss

November 3, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's fifth-ranked Bison shot 29 percent from the field and lost a home opener for the first time since 1977 as LSU-Shreveport handed OBU a 68-58 setback. OBU repeatedly went to a dry well beyond the three-point arch, attempting 30 three-pointers and missing 24. Aside…

Bison Soccer Headed to Regional

November 3, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison soccer team will advance to the NAIA Region VI Tournament, beginning play on Friday, Nov. 12. The four-team tournament will be played at Southern Nazarene University. Southern Nazarene and OBU will be joined by the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament…

Bison Tip Off Season vs. LSU-Shreveport Friday

November 3, 2004—A new-look Oklahoma Baptist University squad will take on LSU-Shreveport Friday in the season opener for both men's basketball teams. The fifth-ranked Bison, coming off a fourth consecutive NAIA quarterfinal match, will have four new starters in the lineup. While Coach Doug Tolin is not yet…

OBU Women Tip Off with Park Friday

November 3, 2004—Two former NBA players will square off as coaches when Oklahoma Baptist University tips off its women's basketball season Friday against Park at 6 p.m. Park's Joe Meriweather was selected as a first round draft pick by the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He also played professionally for the…

Women's Golf Team Ranked Eighth

November 3, 2004—A strong fall season propelled the Oklahoma Baptist University women's golf team to new heights when the NAIA Preseason Top 25 was released Nov. 4. OBU is ranked eighth in the nation after flirting with the lower end of the poll last season. The team finished off the fall season with a win at…

Kaumba Runs Last Cross Country Race in Shawnee Saturday

November 2, 2004—Her team a prohibitive favorite to win the Sooner Athletic Conference and Region VI cross country meet Saturday at Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Mirriam Kaumba will be making her farewell cross country run on the local level. Kaumba, a senior from Chingola, Zambia, may be the…

Bison Bow Out in Semifinals; Await Region Seeding

November 1, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison soccer squad lost its Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal match with 14th-ranked Southern Nazarene Tuesday, 3-1, and now awaits word on a possible Region VI Tournament berth. The Bison came up short in the physical match. Amaury Nunes scored…

Local Choirs to Present Mass of the Children at OBU Nov. 16

November 1, 2004—Mass of the Children by John Rutter will be presented by six local choirs, soloists, and chamber orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Oklahoma Baptist University's Raley Chapel. "This will be one of the first performances of Mass of the Children in this part of Oklahoma," said Dr.…

OBU's Pires Named SAC Newcomer of the Year

November 1, 2004—Oklahoma Baptist University midfielder Fabio Pires has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year for men's soccer. A first year program, OBU has had a successful first season with Pires making a big contribution with his team-high 13 assists. He also had four goals. Pires, a…