June 2008 News Articles

Allen's Path to OBU

July 27, 2008—When Stephen Allen talks about the importance of praying for guidance in the presidential search process, he speaks with a high degree of personal understanding. Bison Hill wasn't exactly top-of-mind for Stephen as he was growing up in suburban Boston, Mass. The son of church planters who…

Shields Honored for Music Accomplishments

June 30, 2008—Noted music educator Kaye Shields received Oklahoma Baptist University's 2008 Distinguished Music Alumni Award this spring.Shields, a 1969 OBU graduate, has been active in Oklahoma music education throughout her career. She retired from the OBU faculty in 1998, after directing the university's…

Rodgers Seventh in Olympic Trial Finals

June 29, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University national champion Michael Rodgers captured seventh place in the finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials' 100 meters. Rodgers had a personal best 10.01 running in lane one in the finals. Tyson Gay won the event, improving on his one-day old American record with a…

Former OBU President Agee Receives Educator Award

June 27, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University president Dr. Bob Agee received the Charles D. Johnson Outstanding Educator Award at the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities' annual meeting in June. Each year the IABCU presents the award to recognize individuals who have…

Let There Be Lights ... at Bison Field

June 24, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University baseball hits primetime next spring with the addition of lights at Bison Field at Ford Park. The lights were turned on Tuesday afternoon and must remain on for 72 hours to allow the system to "burn in." The Bison will schedule several home dates for night baseball…

Compton Fills New Church Relations Post

June 21, 2008—A face familiar to many OBU alumni is becoming a more visible representative of the University. Odus Compton has rejoined the OBU staff, filling the new post of church relations director.Compton, who was OBU's director of religious activities from 1992 to 2002, will be part of the campus…

Farris, Robinson Installed To Harris Academic Chairs

June 21, 2008—Two OBU faculty members were installed to newly created academic chairs in education and nursing during the University's annual awards chapel in May. Funded by OBU alumnus Lawrence C. Harris, and named to honor Harris and his late wife, Marion V. Harris, the new chairs provide salary…

Mullins Heads New Student Success Center

June 21, 2008—While OBU enjoys one of the best four-year graduation rates in the state, the University has created a new post to help enhance student success. During the spring semester, Monica Mullins, longtime student development administrator, was named assistant dean of enrollment management and…

About the Writer

June 19, 2008—Dr. Judith James-Wood is the Lou Kerr Chair in Biomedical Research and a Member at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. She is also professor of medicine and adjunct professor of pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The Pond Creek, Oklahoma, native graduated…

Lady Bison Sign King

June 19, 2008—Former Keller (Texas) High School All-American Kylie King has signed to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University.King, who can play second and third base, transfers from McClennan College where she led the team to two National Junior College Tournaments and was selected for a JuCo All-Star…

Taking Charge and Making a Difference

June 19, 2008—Jaunita Proctor was a pioneer long before she became an Oklahoma Baptist University pioneer. As one of the founding faculty members for OBU's nursing program, she served on the University's faculty for 34 years. In 1952, she helped launch Oklahoma's first baccalaureate degree program in…

Coming to Grips with Arthritis

June 18, 2008—"Oh my aching bones ..." is a common statement heard from nearly all individuals at some point in life; yet joint pain is really the issue that causes this complaint.Inflammation of joints - or arthritis - affects about 20 percent of people 25 years and older. This number approaches 50 percent…

Dum Tempus Habemus, Operemur Bonum

June 18, 2008—When Beaver, of Leave it to Beaver, asked Wally for advice, it was frequently because Eddie Haskell was tormenting him. Wally would always explain that, "Eddie's just giving you 'the business,' Beav." That phrase, amusing at the time, could really be a solution for solving one part of your…

Lady Bison Add Reynolds

June 18, 2008—Choctaw High School standout Bridget Reynolds has signed to play basketball at Oklahoma Baptist University."We're excited Bridget is coming to play at OBU," said Lady Bison coach John McCullough. "She's capable of becoming a very good player. Bridget is a quality person from a quality…

Ready Set…Go Digital

June 18, 2008—Television's big switch from analog broadcast technology to digital broadcasting will be complete in less than a year. The looming transition has many consumers puzzled about how the shift will affect them.Analog (the current technology) is the process of taking a signal and translating it…

Science Experiment Yields Success

June 18, 2008—Gathering for a one-day science camp, more than 50 people participated in the spring meeting of the Oklahoma Baptist University Legacy Society. The May 1 event at the Science Museum of Oklahoma featured a lecture by OBU graduate and retired NASA astronaut William Pogue, a tour of the museum's…

McCavitt Signs Indy League Contract

June 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University closer Jordan McCavitt signed an Independent League contract with the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Continental Baseball League.The CBL also includes teams from Texas City, McKinney and Corpus Christi, Texas.McCavitt finished off his senior season at OBU as the…

OBU Adds Panhandle’s Moore

June 11, 2008—Panhandle High School's Ben Moore has signed to run with Oklahoma Baptist University for the 2008-09 season.Moore, the son of Suzy Moore and the late Terry Moore, is a distance and cross country runner. He was Texas 2A runner-up in the 3200 meters and was a three-time regional and two-time…

OBU Adds Santana Torres

June 10, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has added Wichita Falls High School standout Santana Torres to the 2008-09 squad.Torres, the daughter of Derral and Veronica Torres, will run the 400 and relays for the Lady Bison. She holds school records in the 4x200 and 4x400 relays and qualified for regionals in…

OBU Track Adds Tecumseh’s Wilson

June 5, 2008—Tecumseh High School standout Clint Wilson signed to continue his athletic career with Oklahoma Baptist University's track team Thursday.Wilson, the son of Russell Wilson and Laneta Scott, will run the 400, 800 and relays for the Bison. He was the THS Outstanding Male Athlete and a two-time…

Tolin Bound for OBCA Hall of Fame

June 4, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University head basketball coach Doug Tolin will be inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Friday at OBU.The banquet begins at 7 p.m. in the Geiger Center. Tickets to the event are $12 and may be purchased at the door. The induction class…

OBU Adds Gonzaga to Roster

May 17, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has added 6-7 forward Cicero Gonzaga to the 2008-09 basketball roster.A native of Santa Lucia, Brazil, Gonzaga comes to Bison Hill from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.The Norsemen were 27-9 with Gonzaga under the guidance of coach Dustin Grover, winning the…