December 2006 News Articles

A Passion for Preparation

December 22, 2006—Darla Eshelman is passionate about her students. "One of my favorite things is when I see my student teachers in a classroom and watch them teach for the first time," said Dr. Eshelman who has been an OBU faculty member since 1995. "All of their skills and passions about teaching music come…

A Second Chance

December 22, 2006—Things were falling into place. Last year, Dusty Higgins, a 2002 Oklahoma Baptist University music education graduate, completed his master's degree at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. His future plans included being a member of an orchestra and teaching music. He was enjoying the…

Bisonmobile Hits The Road

December 22, 2006—The Bisonmobile hit the road in late October. The truck literally offers a new view of OBU. The green and gold 2006 Nissan Titan King Cab is covered in a wrapping which features OBU's Bison athletic logo and the website www.bisonmobile.com. "This is a unique way for us to introduce more…

Inspired to Inspire

December 22, 2006—Many of the best teachers are inspired by other strong teachers. That's Sandra Malin Mayfield's story. Dr. Mayfield, professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma, grew up in the home of an educator. "My mother was a teacher and I, from a very early age, believed that is what I…

International Educator

December 22, 2006—Clement Young has a long commute to work. While he lives in Plano, Texas, his home office is in Hong Kong, where he is supervisor of the Pui Ching Middle and Primary Schools and the Pui Ching Education Center. The Pui Ching Middle and Primary Schools opened more than 70 years ago, according…

Making Safer Skies

December 22, 2006—"Basically this is a research lab for the FAA," Williams explained. "We look at issues related to human factors or the interface between humans and machines." Williams' section of the lab is the Flight Deck, which is concerned with aircraft cockpits and how pilots interact with the displays…

Unrisky Business

December 22, 2006—"David Mair is one of the dynamic voices in risk management today," said Feliz Kloman of Risk Management Reports. That statement says a lot about the 1980 graduate who used to use his dynamic voice as public address announcer at OBU basketball games. Mair has made it to the top of the list of…

Trustees Approve New Nursing Graduate Program

December 15, 2006—The state's first university to offer a bachelor's degree program in nursing is entering graduate level nursing education, as Oklahoma Baptist University's board of trustees approved a new master of science in nursing degree program Friday. Board members ratified the proposed program during…

Winter Graduates Reminded To Live "In The Moment"

December 15, 2006—December 15, 2006 Surrounded by Christmas greenery, family, friends and classmates, Oklahoma Baptist University's 42 winter 2006 graduates were reminded of the importance of living "in the moment" during OBU's graduation exercises Friday afternoon in the university's Raley Chapel. "How long…