January 2008 News Articles

OBU Names Anna Monsen Head Volleyball Coach

January 30, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has hired former Big XII co-Libero of the Year Anna Monsen as its head volleyball coach. Monsen, who played four seasons at the University of Oklahoma, will rebuild the program at OBU, which has been dormant since 1987. OBU started volleyball in 1975, but the…

Bison Strong at Jayhawk Invitational

January 28, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist had a good day Friday in Lawrence, Kan., at the Jayhawk Invitational, hitting 21 national marks, including six new automatic bids. Five of those six new qualifiers came on the women's side. Marissa Moseley ran a second-place 57.08 time in the 400 meters. In the 200…

Lady Bison Add Hogg to 2008-09 Roster

January 28, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist has added power forward Natasha Hogg for the 2008-09 women's basketball season. Hogg attended Langston in the fall but did not play. She transfers to OBU as a junior after two seasons at Weatherford College in Texas. The 6-0 native of Denton, Texas, Hogg averaged 18…

Bison Lose Again in Overtime

January 26, 2008—  For the second straight game, No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist went into overtime on the road and lost, this time 65-63 to Wayland Baptist. The Bison scored the first basket of the overtime session, by Brent Jones, but couldn't score any more. Kris Hatley tied the game at 63-63 and Michal…

Lady Bison Knock Off Wayland Baptist

January 26, 2008—It was a game of spurts Saturday afternoon as the Lady Bison outlasted Wayland Baptist 68-57 in Plainview. The beginning of the game saw little separation between the two teams, with WBU having several leads. Their biggest lead was 20-16 and then the Lady Bison caught fire, using an 11-2 run…

Bison Fall to LCU in Overtime

January 24, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist lost a tough overtime game to Lubbock Christian in Texas Thursday, 69-65 in overtime. In a game that came down to each possession, OBU was hurt by a controversial technical foul. LCU was inbounding the ball and Aaron Perez stole the ball and drove for a dunk. He was…

Among The Nation's Best

January 23, 2008— That may sound like an unusual thing to celebrate, but for a team of students from OBU, it was a strong showing in a recent national competition." />   "We're #67!" That may sound like an unusual thing to celebrate, but for a team of students from OBU, it was a strong showing in a…

A Complex Order

January 22, 2008— In his eighth year on the OBU faculty, the assistant professor of natural science said his arrival on Bison Hill was part of God's providence." />   John McWilliams loves to teach about order, detail and complexity. When it comes to his own experience, the detail and complexity are…

An Engaging Aspiration

January 22, 2008— "I knew I wanted to teach in a university context," said the native Texan. "I believe teaching is my calling, and in the liberal arts setting. I love to learn, and I love to communicate."" />   He knew he wanted to be a teacher when he was an undergraduate student. At 31, Dr. Justin…

Proctor A Pioneer Before OBU Days

January 22, 2008—Jaunita Proctor was a pioneer long before she became an Oklahoma Baptist University pioneer. One of the founding faculty members for OBU's nursing program, the Atoka native was recently inducted into the Atoka High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Proctor, professor emerita of nursing…

Profile in Excellence: Blending Life Skills and Math

January 22, 2008—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Profile in Excellence: Community Compassion

January 22, 2008—Jeanette Foster Bradshaw has never been partial to the big city. She grew up in Shawnee and favored the small town appeal. "I've always liked the smaller community," she said. And "community" is a common word in the vocabulary of Bradshaw, who completed a bachelor's degree in English from OBU…

Profile in Excellence: Developing Countless Minds

January 22, 2008—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Profile in Excellence: Embracing Life with Music

January 22, 2008—Music is a great unifier. Over a lifetime of studying, performing and directing music, Tom Willoughby has learned to be an effective mediator of melody. Willoughby chose OBU for his college education because his church's music minister told him it was a proven training ground for musicians…

Solving Visual Problems

January 22, 2008— Lana, OBU associate professor of art, has a definite vision for the University's newest academic major. " />   "If I can teach kids to think creatively and to solve visual problems with effective solutions, they are going to be more employable," says Ron Lana. "They are going to have a…

Worship Arts On A Strong Foundation

January 22, 2008—Across Oklahoma and throughout the nation, OBU music graduates have established a reputation for quality, through local church ministry, school music programs, and through national organizations. Building on a storied history, OBU's bachelor of musical arts degree program offers a…

Bison Take Down SNU, 61-47

January 19, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist went on lock-down defensively Saturday in the 61-47 win over No. 12 Southern Nazarene. The sixth-ranked Bison held the Crimson Storm to 31.6 percent shooting on the night. "We held their top three-point shooter to no three pointers for the first time in four years,"…

Lady Bison Bounce Back Against SNU

January 19, 2008—Fourth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 72-63 win over No. 14 Southern Nazarene Saturday. "It was a must win," said OBU head coach John McCullough, "We showed who we are." Jennifer Jupin scored 20 points, nine of them in a two and a half minute…

McWilliams Fills Dean's Post; McGough Accepts Pastorate

January 18, 2008—Two members of Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Christian Service faculty returned to familiar settings in mid-January. Dr. Mike McGough, who had served as dean of OBU's Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service since January 2007, resigned from the OBU academic team to accept the…

Bison Lose at USAO

January 17, 2008—  The University of Science and Arts hit key free throws for a tough 59-57 road loss for No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist Thursday. Tim Nelson hit a three-pointer and three free throws in the last minute to put the Drovers up 59-55. The Bison had 16 seconds to make up the difference and got what…

Lady Bison Absorb First Loss

January 17, 2008—The Lady Bison came one win short of tying the school record for the best statrt, losing to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 86-81 in overtime Thursday in Chickasha. Drover Yesi Castillo scored 25, including six in overtime to hand No. 4 OBU their first loss of the season, now…

Track Qualifies Eight More for Nationals

January 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist hit eight automatic qualifying and five provisional marks Saturday at the Arkansas Invitation. OBU did well in the men's 400 with T.J. Lightsey finishing third behind two Baylor runners and qualifying with a time of 48.00; both Adam Betterton and Ethan Mignard met the 'B'…

Bison Beat Stars On Half-Court Shot By Grace

January 13, 2008—All coach Doug Tolin could do was sit back and smile as the rest of the gym went crazy after Evan Grace banked a running three-pointer to beat the buzzer and defending national champions Oklahoma City 76-73. "I thought he shot it too quick," Tolin said. "I wished he got another dribble or two…

Bison Beat Stars on Half-Court Shot by Grace

January 12, 2008—All coach Doug Tolin could do was sit back and smile as the rest of the gym went crazy after Evan Grace banked a running three-pointer to beat the buzzer and defending national champions Oklahoma City 76-73. "I thought he shot it too quick," Tolin said. "I wished he got another dribble or two…

Lady Bison Hold Off Stars

January 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist survived a late run by Oklahoma City to claim sole possession of first place in the Sooner Athletic Conference with a 63-60 win Saturday night in the Noble Complex. Laura Duncan gave the No. 16 Stars a 60-59 lead with 36.9 seconds left by grabbing an offensive rebound and…

Bison Take Down MACU, 70-55

January 10, 2008—January 10, 2008 An early second half run boosted the No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist Bison over Mid-America Christian Saturday night 70-55 in the Noble Complex. The Bison sported a 38-27 lead when Brian Hill blocked a shot and got rewarded on the other end with a transition layup. "That could have…

Lady Bison Pound MACU 95-49

January 10, 2008—Fourth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist gave Mid-America Christian their first taste of the Noble Complex with a 95-49 win Saturday. The Lady Bison got off to a 7-0 start and never lost the lead. Sooner Athletic Conference newcomer MACU got within 10-6 before Ashley Gamble ignited a 26-7 run with…

OBU Adds Elgin's Basler

January 10, 2008—Elgin High School senior Abigail Basler has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University beginning in the 2008-09 season. Basler, a middle infielder and outfielder, was a 2007 All-State selection and a two-time EHS Defensive Player of the Year. She helped Elgin to…

Lady Bison Add Travis to Roster

January 9, 2008—  The already potent Oklahoma Baptist University women's basketball team gets an additional weapon for the stretch run with junior college All-American Taujhnae Travis joining the team. Travis, a 5-8 guard from Humble, Texas, becomes eligible at the completion of OBU's January Term. She…

Bison Hold Off OC

January 5, 2008—January 5, 2008 Oklahoma Baptist bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 71-60 Sooner Athletic Conference victory over Oklahoma Christian Saturday in the Eagles Nest. The teams battled to an 18-18 tie through the first 12 minutes, but OBU went on a 12-2 run with four points…

Lady Bison Whip OC

January 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist coach John McCullough knew he had a good team heading into Saturday's road game at Oklahoma Christian University. After OBU's 96-41 win over the Lady Eagles, he knows just how good it can be. OBU handed perennial National Tournament participant Oklahoma Christian its worst…

European Studies Program Returns For 2008

January 4, 2008—January 4, 2008 An OBU tradition from the 1970s is returning in the summer of 2008, as the University offers students an opportunity to study abroad in Europe. "Through the European Studies Program, OBU will provide students exposure to European culture, arts and history. Program participants…

Lady Bison Blow Out Northwestern

January 3, 2008—Fifth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist hit a season-high 13 three-pointers and hit 45 percent from long range, coasting to a 76-50 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State (2-8, 0-4). Ashley Gamble hit five of those treys and Tanna Truelove add three in seven attempts in her OBU debut.The Lady Bison never…

Northwestern Hands Bison First Loss

January 3, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist almost escaped its first road test of 2008, but Northwestern claimed a 53-52 win over the Bison. Brandon Brown missed the first but hit the second of two free throws to give No. 21 Northwestern the final margin with 3.1 seconds left. OBU's last gasp shot by Brian Hill h hit…