2005 News Articles

OBU Theatre Presents "The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged"

November 10, 2005—November 10, 2005 Presenting all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 97 minutes, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged is London's longest-running comedy, now in its eighth year at the Criterion Theatre. The much celebrated show will be presented in Oklahoma Baptist University's…

Music Preparatory Classes Begin August 24

August 5, 2005—August 5, 2005 "Researchers and scholars have proven that music is indeed a separate intelligence and it is crucial that students be exposed to music early in life to develop that important part of the brain." With that importance placed on music and development, Conchita Hansford, director…

New OBU Students Invited To Friday Enrollment Day

June 2, 2005—New OBU students who will begin study on the campus this fall will be able to enroll for classes during an OBU Enrollment Day Friday, June 3. Students who have been accepted for admission are welcome to participate in Enrollment Day activities. Check-in for registration is scheduled by…

Bison Relays Results

April 2, 2005—Men's Results Participating Teams: Bacone (BC), Langston (LU), Oklahoma Baptist (OBU), Oklahoma Christian (OC), Southern Nazarene (SNU), Southwestern Christian (SCU), St. Gregory (SGU), University of Central Oklahoma(UCO). Javelin: 1. Michael Chavez, OBU, 183-8; 2. Matt Smith, SNU, 179-4; 3.…

Lady Bison Sweep SNU

April 2, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist got over .500 in the SAC with an 8-2, 11-2 sweep at Southern Nazarene Saturday. Allison Ramzy homered in the first game, making her the eighth Lady Bison to take one over the fence this season. The last time OBU had eight players hit home runs was 1982."We've had a lot of…

OBU Dominates Bison Relays

April 2, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University won 20 of 40 events in the Bison Relays Saturday at OBU's Worten Field. The Bison captured 11 individual titles while the newly-crowned NAIA Indoor Champion Lady Bison opened the outdoor season with nine wins. The Lady Bison had six national qualifying times, while…

Winter Sports Banquet Set for April 14

April 1, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison and Lady Bison basketball teams and the cheerleading squad will be honored at the Winter Sports Banquet Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in Geiger Center. Tickets for the banquet are $11.50 and may be purchased through the OBU Alumni Office at 878-2706. The…

Lady Bison Sweep Oklahoma Christian

March 31, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist got a crucial sweep of 34th-ranked Oklahoma Christian Thursday in Sooner Athletic Conference softball, 8-5, 2-1. Amanda Zahara picked up a win and a save for OBU in the two games. OBU scored two runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run single by Melissa Martinez. OC…

SNU Brings Recurring Nightmare to Bison

March 31, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist had a recurring nightmare, losing two games to Southern Nazarene on last-inning rallies, 5-4 and 7-6, Thursday. In both games, centerfielder Ryan Andrews ripped seventh-inning three-run home runs, then relieved reliever Clay Collier and picked up the save in both games. In the…

Bison Linksters Sixth at OC Event

March 30, 2005—OBU's Bison golf team placed sixth in the 11-team Sleep Inn & Suites Classic Tuesday, hosted by Oklahoma Christian University at River Oaks Country Club. The Bison finished at 936, behind Oklahoma Christian, Wayland Baptist, Texas Wesleyan, Southern Nazarene and Embry-Riddle. Josh Bryan led…

Lady Bison Second at South Central Kansas

March 30, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison golf team finished second in the South Central Kansas Invitational. The ninth-ranked OBU women finished behind only top-ranked Southern Nazarene by 17 strokes, 691-708. Maggie Cole and Jennifer Mann tied for sixth place. Cole rebounded from an opening…

Outdoor Track Season Opens Saturday

March 30, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University is set to open its 2005 Outdoor Track season Saturday with the Bison Relays in Shawnee, after having the meet pushed back a week because of poor weather. The event will be the area's first opportunity to see the 2005 NAIA Indoor National Champions in action. "The…

Peguero Lands SAC, Region Honor

March 29, 2005—Felix Peguero of Oklahoma Baptist University has been named Sooner Athletic Conference and NAIA Region VI Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for March 21-27. Peguero, a senior outfielder from Riverdale, Md., batted .500 for the week with three home runs, 11 RBI and seven runs scored. He…

OCU Takes Two from Bison

March 28, 2005—Twenty-fifth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist dropped a Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader, 10-6 and 12-1, to No. 6 Oklahoma City University Monday. OBU couldn't find an answer for OCU's Nick Klusaw, who was 6-for-7 with nine RBI in the twin bill. The Bison (25-10, 4-4) trailed in the first game…

Bison Run-Rule OCU in Split

March 24, 2005—OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Baptist dropped to 25th in the first regular season poll and then jumped all over No. 6 Oklahoma City in a split Thursday. The Bison run-ruled the Stars in the opener 12-2 before dropping the second game 8-5. The Bison broke open a scoreless tie with three runs…

OBU Splits with St. Gregory's

March 24, 2005—A doubleheader between the No. 28 and 29 teams in the NAIA ended in a split at OBU and St. Gregory's divided the twin bill Thursday at Lady Bison Field. The 28th-ranked Lady Bison won the opener 2-1 before falling in the second game 4-0. Amanda Zahara allowed three earned runs, pitching both…

OBU Women Fourth at OCU Invitational

March 24, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison golf team finished fourth in the nine-team Oklahoma City University Invitational. The ninth-ranked OBU women finished at 181 over par for the three rounds with 1033 strokes, 70 off the pace of third-ranked OCU. Top-ranked Southern Nazarene was second…

Mosley Named All-America Honorable Mention

March 23, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Leonard Mosley was named honorable mention on the 2004-05 NAIA All-America team released Tuesday. Mosley averaged 15.4 points per game for the Bison and was the Most Valuable Player of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. He was a second-team All-SAC…

Bison Take Two from Hastings

March 21, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist used both drama and a drubbing in taking two games from Hastings College Monday, 9-8 and 11-0. The Bison won the opener on the strength of a Felix Peguero grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and then cruised in a run-rule nightcap. In the opener, OBU…

Nitz Earns Player of the Week Award

March 21, 2005—Cathy Nitz of Oklahoma Baptist has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for March 14-20. Nitz, a junior from Dewey, batted .625 for the week with four RBI in two games, leading OBU to a split at NCAA Division II Ouachita Baptist.There were no nominations for SAC…

OBU Splits at Newman

March 19, 2005—The OBU baseball team split a doubleheader with Newman University in Wichita, Kan., erputing for an 11-0 win after 1-0 loss in the opener.  In game one, base runners proved to be few and far between, as the two teams combined for five total hits over seven innings. OBU's Brent Terrell…

Men Fall in Second Round

March 18, 2005—KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma Baptist University’s fun run came to an end Friday in the second round of the NAIA Men’s Division I Championship Tournament with an 87-75 loss to fifth-seeded Georgetown College. The Tigers, who had been 0-2 against OBU in NAIA Tournament games,…

Andy Taylor, ‘91: A Witness in Warfare

March 17, 2005—It was 120 degrees in Kuwait at 2 in the afternoon. Inside the tent where Chaplain Andy Taylor was preaching, the temperature reached about 140 degrees. As Taylor came to the end of his message, a soldier in the back got up, with his M16 on his back, and started walking toward Taylor. "I was…

Becoming Like Him

March 17, 2005—Julie Syverson is in the OBU School of Nursing. Several months ago she went to Oaxaca, Mexico, to serve on a medical mission team — to become more like him, more like Christ. “We teamed up with the Roca Blanca mission base, there to offer medical treatment at a low cost,” she…

Bison Advance in NAIA Tournament

March 17, 2005—KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma Baptist University’s unseeded Bison knocked off the 12th-seeded Griffins of Westminster College (Utah) in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament Thursday, 75-50. While Westminster centered its box and one defense to stop SAC Tournament MVP…

Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights

March 17, 2005—After graduating from OBU in 1983, little did I know that, beginning my graduate work in history at the University of California at Berkeley the following year, I would be going home again (metaphorically) for the next two decades of my academic career. Fortunately, the high-quality general…

I Love Buttons; I Like Television

March 17, 2005—There is a new eye into the OBU campus. Created by H.R. Sweat and Derek Watson, the Shine at OBU DVD is timed at about 8 minutes and takes viewers through the academic, campus, and spiritual life that is Oklahoma Baptist University. H.R. Sweat is from Texas. “I never did video, but I…

OBU Slugs Way Past Bacone

March 17, 2005—The OBU Baseball team notched a doubleheader sweep by out-slugging the Bacone College Warriors 19-18 and 10-5 in Muskogee on Thursday.  The series that was originally scheduled to be played on the campus of Bacone College, but was moved to Muskogee High School because of a facility…

On Message: PR at OBU

March 17, 2005—According to the history books, public relations in the United States officially began in 1900 with the installation of a public relations bureau in Boston. The idea quickly caught on as 1914 brought the debacle with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company known as the Ludlow Massacre, where the…

Pigs Are Flying

March 17, 2005—Gena Destri Keffer is from Kansas. "All my friends thought Leonardo Dicaprio was really cute," Gena says, recalling her first days as a painter. "So, they asked me to draw him. I ended up selling copies at my locker for $5 each. That was one of my favorite memories of junior high school. I…

Profile in Excellence: Seeing Desert Flowers

March 17, 2005—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Bruce Bell, a 1958 graduate, is a 2005 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation,…

OBU Women End Season in Jackson

March 16, 2005—JACKSON, Tenn. — After stifling one of the NAIA’s hottest offensive attacks for 20 minutes, the Oklahoma Baptist University women saw their upset hopes dashed in less than two minutes, falling to sixth-ranked The Master’s College 71-55 Wednesday afternoon in the first round…

Carpenter Gets Hole in One

March 14, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist's Jason Carpenter had the highlight of the second round of the Oklahoma City University Spring Classic Monday, shooting a hole in one on the ninth hole at Lincoln Park West. Carpenter finished the round with a 69, helping OBU into sixth place after two rounds. The Bison are…

Howard Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

March 14, 2005—OBU pitcher Ashley Howard of Oklahoma Baptist has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for March 7-13. Howard, a freshman from Garden Grove, Calif., logged three shutouts in going 3-0 for the week. All three wins came at the expense of Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Bison Get Home Sweep Over Northwestern

March 12, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist improved to 3-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference by sweeping home twin bill over Northwestern Oklahoma State University 3-0 and 4-1 on Saturday. Tabor Woolard, fresh from his perfect game against Peru State, went the distance in the opener, checking the Rangers on three hits…

Softball Team Captures Classic

March 12, 2005—The OBU softball team knocked off Mid-Continent University 7-5 and Oklahoma Wesleyan 8-0 to win the OBU Classic Saturday, completing a 4-0 weekend and a 6-0 week. The Lady Bison scored three times in the first and four runs in the second in the opener and then held off a hard-charging Cougar…

OBU Rallies for Split in Alva

March 11, 2005—The Bison baseball team rallied from four runs down to salvage a split at Northwestern Thursday, taking the second game 12-6. OBU dropped the first game in the extra innings, 6-5. The Bison opened the nightcap with a two-run first inning on a two-run single by Rett Terrell, but the Rangers…

OBU Tops OWU, Mid-Continent

March 11, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist had to play 15 innings to snag two wins in its home classic, beating Oklahoma Wesleyan in five innings, 8-0, and Mid-Continent University (Ky.) in 10 innings, 10-6. Ashley Howard, 3-2, twirled the five-inning one-hitter against Oklahoma Wesleyan — a game-starting single…

Men’s Golf Opens in Texas

March 9, 2005—After a good first round, the Bison golf team roughed out the rest of the UST Texas Intercollegiate Tournament at Hawks Creek Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas. OBU was at 297 after the first day with Josh Bryan shooting an opening round 68. The Bison finished 11th after a second round 314 and a…

OBU Sweeps Oklahoma Wesleyan

March 9, 2005—OBU Softball gathered a sweep at Oklahoma Wesleyan, 9-0, 11-0, Tuesday. Catherine Eimen hit two home runs and drove home five in the opener, while Melissa Martinez added an RBI double and Katy Thurber an RBI single. Ashley Howard had three singles for OBU with Cathy Nitz and Martinez joining…

OBU Women Headed to Jackson

March 9, 2005—The OBU women's basketball team is headed to Jackson, Tenn., as the final at-large team in the field.  The Lady Bison were 28th in the final poll released Tuesday and will learn of their first round opponent Wednesday evening.The National Tournament begins next week.

Bison Are Kansas City Bound!

March 7, 2005—"Kan-sas Ci-ty" was the chant that rang from the crowd as the clock ticked down Monday night in the Noble Complex as Oklahoma Baptist defeated Oklahoma City 82-71. With the Joe Cooper Ford Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament championship in hand, OBU can now make plans for the national…

Bison Rally Big to Reach SAC Finals

March 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist came back from 17 points down to force overtime and out scored Lubbock Christian 13-3 in the extra period to beat the Chaps 94-83, moving to the finals of the Joe Cooper Ford Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. "We didn't quit," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "We just kept…

OBU Sweeps Sterling

March 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist completed the sweep of a three-game set with Sterling College, taking a doubleheader Saturday, 9-1 and 8-6. Brent Terrell and Jason Stark combined on a six-hitter in the opener with Terrell going five scoreless innings of one-hit ball for the win.Danny Guidry doubled home…

OBU Women Bring Home the Red Banner!

March 5, 2005—OBU Women Claim NAIA Championship Oklahoma Baptist University will hang its first red national championship banner since 1990 when the women's indoor track team returns to Shawnee this weekend with the 2005 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship. It is the university's first women's…

OBU Announces New Mission Statement

March 4, 2005—Approval of a new mission statement, a revised core curriculum and ratification of a series of proposals for program modifications highlighted the spring meeting of Oklahoma Baptist University’s board of trustees Friday afternoon. In the regularly scheduled meeting in OBU’s Geiger…

OBU Captures Women's 4x800 Relay Crown

March 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University’s 4x800 relay team captured the NAIA National Championship Friday night in Johnson City, Tenn. Chandra Huckabay, Andrea Mount, Melissa Mount and Kyta Ferrer finished the two miles in 9:06.93 breaking the school record. It is OBU’s first women’s…

OBU Ends Three-Game Slump

March 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's baseball team shed its three game slump with a 6-2 win over Sterling College Friday at Bison Field. Brent Roberts held Sterling to two runs, one earned, while scattering seven hits over the first 6.1 innings before J Vinson and Wes Moreland combined for 2.2…

OBU Women Fall in SAC Quarterfinals

March 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist only shot 25.9 percent in a 50-42 loss to Lubbock Christian Friday night in the opening round of the Joe Cooper Ford Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. "I really didn't expect this thing coming," said John McCullough, head coach of OBU. "I thought we had some good shots,…

Bison Keep Hope Alive in SAC Tourney

March 3, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist lives to see another day in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament after a 56-48 first round upset over John Brown of the in the Noble Complex. "We still have one more to go with Lubbock," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "You can't enjoy the wins this time of the season…

Bellevue Completes Sweep of Bison

March 2, 2005—Bellevue Completes Sweep of Bison Six Bison errors led to five unearned runs as fifth-ranked Bellevue completed a two-day, tow-game sweep of OBU Wednesday with a 12-1 win.Oklahoma Baptist avoided a run rule, down 10-0 in the bottom of the eighth, when Adam Dalby singled home Brad Miller to…

Bison Drop 7-4 Game to Bellevue

March 1, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's 22nd-ranked baseball team lost its second consecutive game to a top 10 team, this time to No. 5 Bellevue, 7-4. The Bruins jumped to a 2-0 lead on a two-run home run in the second inning by Jason Clark, but the Bison tied the game in the bottom of the second on…

Bison Open Postseason Thursday Against John Brown

March 1, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University will cap the first day of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday with an 8 p.m. contest against John Brown University. The Golden Eagles are the third seed of the tournament and the hottest team coming into the postseason with five consecutive wins.John…

Eight OBU Basketball Players Honored by SAC

March 1, 2005—Eight Oklahoma Baptist University basketball players picked up honors as the Sooner Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference Teams. Layla Schwarz earned First-Team All-SAC accolades for the second time in three years. She led the SAC in blocked shots and averaged 11.6 points per…

Lady Bison Play Lubbock Christian Friday

March 1, 2005—OBU's women will play Lubbock Christian University in the quarterfinals of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament in the Noble Comnplex at 6 p.m. Friday. OBU is the fourth seed and LCU the fifth seed. The teams both beat each other, both winning at home. OBU won nine of the last 11…

OBU Sends 32 to NAIA Indoor Meet

March 1, 2005—Thirty-two Oklahoma Baptist University indoor track athletes left for Johnson City, Tenn., Tuesday hoping to bring back another solid national finish, if not a red championship banner. Sixteen men will run in 14 events and OBU’s 16 women will participate in 11 events. On the men’s…

OBU Splits at Cameron

March 1, 2005—LAWTON, Okla. — Oklahoma Baptist University extended its win streak to three games before losing on the road to Cameron in a split of 5-3 games. OBU won the opener in eight innings. The Lady Bison took a 1-0 lead in the third when Sandralina Rones singled and scored on a double by…

Huskies Rally Past OBU in Ninth

February 28, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist took a lead into the ninth inning but 11th-ranked Houston Baptist scored three times to claim a 4-2 win over the No. 22 Bison Monday. Chris Ryan held the Huskies to one run on five hits through eight innings of work, but HBU answered at Chad Rhoades' expense. Houston Baptist…

Bison Roll Past Kansas Wesleyan

February 26, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist completed a three-game sweep of Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday, posting 18-3 and 9-6 victories. Felix Peguero ripped his third home run and drove in four runs with three hits in the opener, pacing the 16-hit attack.Sean Dryden picked up the win with six strikeouts in four innings…

OBU Blows Out No. 5 Eagles

February 26, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist rounded out the conference season in fashion by knocking Oklahoma Christian 83-64 Saturday night in the Noble Complex.  OBU hit the fifth-ranked Eagles with everything they had."I'm just happy were in the conference tournament," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "We felt like…

OBU Times Set for SAC Tournament

February 26, 2005—OBU will have comfortable game times in the first round of the SAC Tournament with the Bison playing at 8 p.m. Thursday night against John Brown while the OBU women play at 6 p.m. Friday against Lubbock Christian. The Joe Cooper Ford of Shawnee Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament is being…

OBU Women Tripped Up by OC

February 26, 2005—Katie Farris hit two clutch free throw with three seconds left to seal the  win for Oklahoma Christian as the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Bison 60-56 Saturday night in the Noble Complex. OBU fell behind by 15 early in the second half, but made a couple of runs to cut the lead down to…

Bison Knock Off Kansas Wesleyan 7-4

February 25, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning to break open a 4-4 tie on its way to a 7-4 win over Kansas Wesleyan Friday at Bison Field in Shawnee. The Bison took a 3-0 lead in the second inning when Aaron Dickson singled home courtesy runner Daniel Hayes ahead of a…

Crimson Storm Breeze Past OBU Women

February 25, 2005—Clutch shooting and offensive rebounds were the demise for OBU as Southern Nazarene defeated the Lady Bison 65-54 Thursday night at the Noble Complex. SNU hit key shots down the stretch to keep OBU at bay while out rebounding the Lady Bison 49-31. "I think we were ready to play tonight," said…

Softball Changes Schedule

February 25, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's softball team has added a doubleheader at Cameron University in Lawton at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 8.  Coach Pam Fink also announced that OBU's Sooner Athletic Conference twinbill at Northwestern has been pushed back to April 30 to accomodate a Northwestern…

Baseball Takes Two from Newman

February 23, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist grabbed a pair of wins in a Tuesday twinbill with Newman University, 4-2, 4-0. The Bison fell behind in the opener as Newman scored two runs, one earned off Tabor Woolard in the third inning an RBI single by Robert Wallinger and a sacrifice fly Dan Rudisill.Woolard worked out…

Last of Bratton's Records Falls

February 23, 2005—When Brandy Bratton graduated from OBU in 2002 she left behind nine school records in track and a legacy as the best athlete in school history. It has taken five different athletes, but the last of those nine marks fell Feb. 19 at the Oklahoma Christian Invitational when Kyta Ferrer ran a…

OBU Women Back in Top 25

February 23, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's women's basketball team moved back into the Top 25 after several weeks out of the poll, jumping to 22nd. The Lady Bison have won eight of their last nine games.The final poll comes out March 1 and will determine the at-large berths to the national tournament…

Women Win, Men Lose at John Brown

February 22, 2005—SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. -- Oklahoma Baptist University's men took a 68-52 hit from John Brown after the OBU women grabbed a 59-41 victory Monday night. The Lady Bison (23-5, 11-5 Sooner Athletic Conference) took care of business in the second half and may have solidified a place in the NAIA…

Rones Named Player of the Week

February 21, 2005—Sandralina Rones of Oklahoma Baptist University has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for Feb. 14-20. Rones, junior shortstop from Pittsburg, Calif., batted .500 for the week with two home runs, four RBI and a slugging percentage of 1.250, leading OBU to a 2-1…

Bison take pair from Avila

February 19, 2005—The Bison took two games from Avila College Saturday, rapping 22 hits in a dozen innings innings 10-6 and 9-2.  The second game was called (darkness) in the fifth inning. Senior Sean Dryden of OBU, who went four innings in the opener, allowed three runs and two hits with five strikeouts.…

Softball Gains Sweep at East Central

February 19, 2005—OBU's softball team used three home runs and an Amanda Zahara shut-out to claim a doubleheader sweep at East Central, 4-0, 6-3. The Lady Bison broke a scoreless tie in the third inning of the opener when Ashley Howard tripled and scored on an infield single by Allison Ramzy. The Bison scored…

OBU squads record sweep at USAO

February 18, 2005—CHICKASHA -- Oklahoma Baptist University's men increased their chances to get in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament with a 62-50 win over USAO Saturday night.  "Any win is a good win for us right now," head coach Doug Tolin said. "I thought our guys played hard tonight. We played a…

Art is Universal

February 17, 2005—"Two painters are probably tied for 'my favorite' right now," says Clay Little, a junior from Tulsa. "Both Rene Magritte and Chuck Close were always striving with their creativity, pushing their contemporaries to always look for a new angle, giving new ideas to express what one sees and what…

Class Projects Continue to Make a Difference

February 17, 2005—OBU's graduating seniors have gifted the university through the years with items ranging from furniture to life insurance policies to signage. Many of these memorials remain to be enjoyed by visitors to the campus today. The first class gift to OBU was in 1922, and included the sundial and…

Composing a Real Difference

February 17, 2005—The old hymn says it best: "When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done." These words resonate in the life of Lynn Shaw Bailey, '77. Lynn has a…

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Read All About it

February 17, 2005—The Revolutionary War. The defining moment of America history as she untangled herself from an intruding empire. The results etched out a "we the people" constitution that bound thirteen colonies together in a new form of democracy and ushered out British occupation forever. The joy, angst,…

Magic in Moscow

February 17, 2005—In 1993, the Moscow Economic School opened its doors in the deadened heart of Communism: Moscow, Russia. Licensed by the Moscow Department of Education, the school stands as one of the most prestigious K-12 institutions in the city, and caters to an elite clientele: the sons and daughters of…

OBU Softball Opens with Loss

February 17, 2005—STILLWATER - Oklahoma Baptist University's softball season opened with a 9-0 loss to Oklahoma State University Thursday night. The Cowgirls held OBU to three singles - one each by senior Katy Thurber, junior Amanda Zahara and freshman Allison Ramzy. "Our hitting is a little behind right now,…

OBU Women Bounce Northwestern in Alva

February 17, 2005—ALVA - Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison basketball team moved into fourth place in the Sooner Athletic Conference with a 62-32 win at cellar-dwelling Northwestern Oklahoma State University. OBU had a 31-23 halftime advantage and then slammed the door on the Rangers in the second half,…

Organized to Serve

February 17, 2005—Like many universities, students at OBU can be seen with Deltas, Omegas, Sigmas and several other Greek words. But at OBU, those groups have different meanings. There are no frat houses or sororities on Bison Hill. Instead, the social clubs serve more of a purpose at OBU. Instead of parties…

Tell Me Again

February 17, 2005—"I've been thinking about this for a while," Justin's good friend said to him one day. "There is a difference about the way you live. I noticed it in China, and I notice it even more now. You are a good person. Tell me again about Christianity. I'm dying to know." Justin Cassity, '97, was…

The Closer

February 17, 2005—When you think of baseball closers you might think of a tall, lanky pitcher. In the world of baseball, closers should be more Goliath than David. Unless you’re armed like OBU’s Chad Rhoades, that is. Then you can be more the David among aluminum-wielding giants. Closers are charged…

The Wind in the Willows

February 17, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre Department presents "The Wind in the Willows," a Moses Goldberg play freely adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame. The play began running February 12 and 13 followed by two performances during the weekend of February 25 and ending the weekend of March 4.…

Tour the Churches of Paul and John

February 17, 2005—"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ," writes Paul at the beginning of most letters. Before his death, his letters had circulated through many churches in Asia Minor. Similarly, the letters of John and his Revelation to the churches brought hope and instruction…

While stripping the Great Saphenous Vein

February 17, 2005—I've learned that the work load of a medical student is a lot to endure," says Blake Shockley, '02, "and it can become easy to forget the purpose. My faith is a constant reminder to me that I am not only here to help patients and to learn, but to also share Christ's love. My faith plays a…

OBU Softball Opener Changed to Single Game

February 15, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University will open its softball season at Oklahoma State University Thursday evening at 5 p.m.  The contest was originally scheduled as a doubleheader but has been changed to a single game due to expected cold temperatures (low 40s) Thursday night. Oklahoma State is 6-4…

Bison Go 1-1 on First Day on the Road

February 14, 2005—February 14, 2005 OBU's baseball team extended its season-opening win streak to four games before Lubbock Christian put a stop to the festivities Sunday at Hardin-Simmons University's Classic in Abilene, Texas. The Bison ransacked College of the Southwest 12-4 before getting stung by LCU 16-2…

OBU Women Drop Two at Wichita State

February 14, 2005—The OBU women's tennis team dropped two matches at Wichita State, 7-0 and 6-0, Feb. 11. Ashley Jerige had the most successful outing in the 7-0 loss, losing 6-2, 6-0 in No. 4 singles. Kerri McNutt at No. 1, Lauren White and No. 2 and Christa Tjeerdsma at No. 5 all won one game in their…

Bison avenge earlier loss to St. Gregory’s

February 12, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist picked up their second victory in row for the first time this year in the conference with a 72-62 win over St. Gregory's University Saturday night in the Noble Complex. OBU got revenge Saturday on the Cavalier after SGU knocked off the Bison Jan. 6 61-60 at St. Greg's. "I hope…

Bison Drop Abilene Finale, 12-2

February 12, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's baseball team skidded out of Abilene, Texas, Monday with a 12-2 loss at the hands of Hardin-Simmons University. OBU scored twice in the top of the seventh on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Frank Ibarra and Felix Peguero. The Cowboys ended the game with two runs…

Lady Bison sweep 2005 Holy War series

February 12, 2005—OBU trailed St. Gregory's throughout the first half and 8:08 into the second half before Rachel Heins put OBU up to stay at 27-26. OBU continued to pull away from that point on to get a 53-37 win. "We just struggled tonight," said Head Coach John McCullough. "That's the type of game you get…

Bison Improve to 3-0 with Shut-out

February 11, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's 22nd-ranked baseball team improved to 3-0 with a 4-0 victory over Tabor College Friday. OBU broke open a scoreless tie on Felix Peguero's three-home run to right. The Bison added the fourth run in the fifth inning when Peguero singled, stole second and scored on…

Bison sweep OCU during SAC season

February 11, 2005—OBU knocked off the Oklahoma City University Start for the second straight time this year with a 73-62 win Saturday night at OCU. "It was nice to get a good win against a good team in their gym," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "Makes you think that this team has got some capabilities and we…

Oklahoma City outlasts Lady Bison

February 11, 2005—The Stars extended their winning streak over the Lady Bison out to 15 straight games with a 65-51 win over OBU Thursday night in Abe Lemons arena in Oklahoma City. With the win OBU falls to 7-5 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and 19-5 overall. OCU remains undefeated in the SAC with a 13-0…

Ryan Claims Initial Baseball Honor

February 7, 2005—Chris Ryan of Oklahoma Baptist University was named Sooner Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors for. Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Ryan, a junior from Spring, Texas, tossed four innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts in a 3-1 win over No. 30 Dakota Wesleyan. He picked up the win in…

Thirty-First Annual Concerto-Aria Concert

February 7, 2005—The Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music will host the thirty-first annual Concerto-Aria Concert on Friday, February 18 at 8:30 in Potter Auditorium. The event is part of the division's "Music Main Event," a two-day period set aside for parents, prospective students, and others to…

Bison Baseball Opens with Sweep

February 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University took a pair of games from Dakota Wesleyan to open the season Saturday, 7-3, 3-1. Danny Guidry slugged out three hits in his debut as the Bison centerfielder, including a double and a triple. The Bison broke out on top in the opener with four runs in the first…

Lady Bison undefeated during home stand

February 5, 2005—The Lady Bison outscored Wayland Baptist 21-3 over the last 11:40 of the game to win their fifth straight Sooner Athletic Conference win. "It was tough to win five at home," said Head Coach John McCullough. "I think the huge win Thursday (against Lubbock) propelled us to the win today and made…

OBU Hits 14 Qualifying Marks at OC Meet

February 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's track and field team recorded 14 national qualifying marks at Oklahoma Christian University's indoor meet at the University of Oklahoma. The Bison two-mile relay team qualified with a winning time of 7:53.30 and the mile relay won with a national qualifying time…

Wayland steals one from Bison in OT

February 5, 2005—Wayland Baptist outscored Oklahoma Baptist 11-6 in the extra period of play to defeat OBU 91-86 Saturday in Shawnee. "I think the start was the key to the game," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "I think the next thing is the free throw line."OBU shot only 63.2 percent from the charity stripe, as…

OBU & St. Gregory's University Team Up to Present Once Upon a Mattress

February 4, 2005—Traditionally, “joint productions” between Shawnee universities St. Gregory’s University and Oklahoma Baptist University focus on athletics, course substitutions, or an occasional joint meeting of student chapters of professional organizations. This time, “joint…

Bison to Open Baseball Season Saturday

February 3, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's baseball season will get started six days earlier than expected as the Bison have revised the schedule to start Saturday with Dakota Wesleyan University visiting. Dakota Wesleyan was scheduled to play down the street in Shawnee at St. Gregory's University but we…

Bison Go 2-3 at Joplin Tournament

January 30, 2005—January 30, 2005 JOPLIN, Mo. — Oklahoma Baptist University’s top three men competed at the Wild Card Tennis Tournament in Joplin, claiming a 2-3 record. “Our guys really did a great job and raised their level of play to meet the challenge,” said OBU coach Sue Dick.…

Bison lose heartbreaker in OT

January 30, 2005—Northwestern jumped out 71-66 and never looked back in overtime as the Rangers beat the Bison 81-77. The loss sends OBU to 3-6 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and 15-7 overall. The Rangers improve to 6-3 in the SAC and 14-7 overall. Northwestern led the majority of the second half of play…

Lady Bison survive overtime with Northwestern

January 30, 2005—For the second straight game OBU was forced into overtime. This time it only took one extra period for the Lady Bison to pick up a 70-65 win Saturday night at the Noble Complex. Another highlight to the night was Layla Schwarz joined the 1,000-point club in the first half with 4:40 left. OBU…

OBU Hits 15 Qualifying Standards at KU

January 30, 2005—OBU posted 15 qualifying times in a dozen events Friday in the 2005 Jayhawk Indoor Track Invitational. Mirriam Kaumba won the women's 5000 meters in 16:56.80, beating the qualifying standard by more than 90 seconds. OBU's Women's Distance Medley Relay team won in a qualifying time of…

Bison Pound USAO 81-56

January 27, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist's Bison got a needed conference victory over USAO, 81-56, and looked sharp doing so Thursday night. Against a team that took front-running Oklahoma Christian to overtime, the Bison used a 52-point second half to torch the Drovers and blew open a five-point game. OBU shot 64…

OBU Women Stop USAO in Triple Overtime

January 27, 2005—After never leading in regulation, Oklahoma Baptist University took three overtimes to knock off the University of Arts & Sciences of Oklahoma, 84-80, Thursday night. USAO scored the game's first seven points and lead by as many as 12, 18-6, with 14:54 left in the first half. OBU scored the…

Bison Post 19 Qualifying Times at OC Invitational

January 24, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's track squads posted 19 national qualifying times at the Oklahoma Christian Indoor Invitational at the University of Oklahoma Friday. In their second meet of the season, OBU qualified 17 athletes in 13 events that hadn't already qualified in those events for the…

Golden Eagles shoot lights out at OBU

January 24, 2005—John Brown shot 57.1 percent from three point range and shot OBU right out of the gym. John Brown withstood every run OBU put up to defeat the Bison 80-71. OBU falls to 2-5 in the conference and 14-6 overall. John Brown improves to 4-3 in the SAC 13-5 on the year. The Golden Eagles got 19…

Lady Bison get needed conference win

January 24, 2005—January 24, 2005 Oklahoma Baptist held John Brown University to just 44 points Monday night at the Noble Complex as OBU cruised to a 56-44 win. The Lady Bison did the majority of their damage on the defensive end with OBU forcing 20 turnovers. OBU's man-to-man defense rattled the John Brown…

Rhoades Gunning for Saves

January 24, 2005—When you think of baseball closers you might think of a tall, lanky Mariano Rivera or a hulking Eric Gagne, Lee Smith or Goose Gossage. In the world of baseball, closers should be more Goliath than David. Unless you're armed like OBU's Chad Rhoades, that is. Then you can be more like David…

Bison break three games losing streak at SNU

January 22, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist ended a four-game road trip with a 67-58 win over the Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm. "We're just glad to pick up a win tonight," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "Of the 60 games played on the road there have only been about four wins on the road, so anytime you win a…

Lady Bison Fall at SNU

January 22, 2005—Southern Nazarene got a game high 25 points from Khady Ngom and 21 from Katie Snodgrass as the Crimson Storm defeated the Lady Bison 68-62 Saturday night in Bethany. Much like last years game in which OBU was just one shot away from tying the game, the Lady Bison stayed with the defending…

Bison fall to Oklahoma Christian 72-59

January 20, 2005—Despite the poor performance of Jerred Merril, who scored only 12 points for the Eagles, Oklahoma Christian defeated Oklahoma Baptist University Thursday night 72-59. Keith Harris led the way for OC as he scored 25 points on four-of-five from beyond the three-point line. With Merrill drawing…

Lady Bison upset No. 12 Lady Eagles

January 20, 2005—It took two overtimes to pull it off but the Lady Bison walked out of the Eagles Nest Thursday night with a their first over at Oklahoma Christian since 1999. Shannon Plumb led the way for OBU with 18 points as she was seven-of-12 from the field in their victory over the 12th -ranked Lady…

Sam Shaw, ‘74, and the Tsunami Crisis

January 19, 2005—If a crisis ever demanded that Christians take risks to help people in desperate need, the suffering of millions of tsunami victims around the Indian Ocean is that crisis, the senior pastor of Germantown Baptist Church near Memphis, TN, has told his congregation. Sam Shaw was with his parents…

Bison Swept at Lubbock Christian

January 18, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison and Lady Bison suffered a sweep in a Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday at Lubbock Christian University. The Lady Bison dropped a 73-67 decision before the OBU men lost a 78-69 decision. It was the first time in the Doug Tolin and John…

OBU Loses Two at WBU

January 18, 2005—The first leg of Oklahoma Baptist University's two-game trip to Texas started with a thud as the Bison hoopsters suffered their first sweep of the season at the hands of Wayland Baptist Thursday night.  OBU's men lost a hard-fought 79-76 decision after the Lady Bison dropped a 57-50…

OBU Teams Drop Out of Top 25

January 18, 2005—There's no mercy in the NAIA Top 25 this year for teams that drop two games - even if those are two of the longest road trips of the season. The Bison dropped 27 places from seventh to 34th and the OBU women fell out of the poll entirely from 12th in the Jan. 18 NAIA Top 25. Both teams came…

Cultural Awareness Matters

January 14, 2005—J-term nursing mission trips began back in 1984 as the dream of an OBU nursing graduate, Rhonda Peacock, who went to serve as a nurse in Guadalajara, Mexico. “Rhonda worked at the Mexican American Hospital in Guadalajara. During furlough she came to visit with us. She said she would like…

Finding Art at OBU

January 14, 2005—Ever wondered what's behind that corner of Ford Music Hall? You know, where the sidewalk pokes out from beneath the shrubs and curves outward towards a small, one level red brick building? Built in the early 1930's, the art building originally was a dime store. In later years, it was the…

I Was BlindBut Now I See

January 14, 2005—January 14, 2005 For someone to receive the miracle of sight, one must first understand blindness. Bartimaeus, the roadside beggar, knew it. In his blindness he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” A similar cry came from Saul on the Damascus road when Jesus blinded…

Let the Play Begin

January 14, 2005—There are many criteria that go into the selections of plays and productions that are chosen each year at OBU. "We at OBU Theatre make every effort to provide quality live entertainment to our campus and community. We strive for excellence in the work of the faculty and in the work of the…

New Worship in an Old Gospel Place

January 14, 2005—It's not your typical church time at 9pm on Tuesdays. And it's not your typical service for a 150-year-old church building.  But that is the hour and Stubblefield Chapel is the place for one of the most meaningful worship times on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus. The student-led…

2005 Golf Preview

January 11, 2005—OBU's golf teams are poised to make a strong move forward in 2005 after both the men and women had successful fall showings. "This past fall, the teams both closed the gap in competing with traditional powers in our region - the women probably more so than the men," said OBU golf coach Rick…

2005 Tennis Preview

January 11, 2005—The OBU tennis teams have made strides to be more competitive within a conference and region that annually produces national championship caliber squads. "Our men's team has the potential to be very competitive this spring," said OBU coach Sue Dick. "Our goal is to place second in our…

Bison Hold Seventh, Women Dip to 12th

January 11, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison basketball team held their No. 7 ranking despite a loss to unranked St. Gregory's, while the OBU women dropped six spots with a loss to defending NAIA runner-up Oklahoma City. In the NAIA Top 25 released Jan. 11, the Bison stayed at seventh, thanks in part…

OBU Signs Boyer for 2005-06

January 11, 2005—Shawnee High School's All-State catcher Jayme Boyer signed a scholarship agreement Tuesday to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the 2005-06 season. "Jayme is perfect for OBU," said Lady Bison softball coach Pam Fink. "She's a terrific athlete and student and she loves…

Bison bounce back with win over Oklahoma City

January 8, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist showed no ill effects of a one-point loss Thursday against St. Gregory's as they defeated Oklahoma City University 82-69. "We played much better tonight then we did Thursday," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "We have to keep getting better if we want to have a chance in this…

Lady Bison lose first game to Oklahoma City

January 8, 2005—OBU committed 33 turnovers on the night as the Bison lost their first game of the year to the No. 16 Stars, 74-62. The loss makes OBU's overall record 12-1 and 1-1 in the conference. OCU improves to 11-4 on the year and 2-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Sadio Sangare dropped 34 points…

Lady Bison open SAC play with a 51-34 win

January 7, 2005—OBU has already improved over last years opening games in the Sooner Athletic Conference after their 51-34 defeat of St. Gregory's University. The Lady Bison opened up the 2003-2004 conference season with five straight losses, but open this conference season with a win. With the win OBU…

St. Gregory's knocks off seventh ranked OBU

January 7, 2005—Patrick Jones hit two free throws with one second on the clock to cap a 15-4 rally and give St. Gregory's its first win, 61-60, over Oklahoma Baptist University since Doug Tolin became head coach of the Bison. The Cavaliers' win breaks a nine game losing streak to OBU and drops the Bison to…

2005 Baseball Preview

January 6, 2005—Bison Baseballers Hope to Strong Arm Opposition Armed with a strong pitching staff and quick position players, Oklahoma Baptist University hopes to improve on last year's 36-25 squad that reached the Region VI Tournament. Chris Ryan joins returning starting pitchers Tabor Woolard, Sean…

2005 Softball Preview

January 6, 2005—For OBU softball coach Pam Fink, flipping the calendar to January 2005 couldn't happen soon enough. The nine-win 2004 season is now just a bad memory and the 2005 squad hopes to regain the form that saw the team reach the NAIA Tournament in 2002 and 2003. "We've worked really hard and all of…

Basketball Teams Open SAC Action Thursday

January 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's seventh-ranked Bison and sixth-ranked Lady Bison will open the Sooner Athletic Conference basketball season Thursday with their shortest road trip of the season - a jaunt down MacArthur Street to St. Gregory's University. Both OBU squads will enter W. P. Wood…

OBU Squads in NAIA Top Seven

January 4, 2005—OBU's basketball teams are one of the highest-ranked duos in the NAIA as of the rankings released Jan. 4. The OBU women moved up from ninth to sixth while the Bison held onto seventh in the men's poll. That combined ranking of 13 is second only by Union University, whose women are ranked No.…