July 2008 News Articles

Alumni Profile in Excellence: The Tenacious Entrepreneur

July 29, 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…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: A Life of Obedience

July 25, 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…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Good to the Corps

July 25, 2008—"... I could always be a civilian, but I couldn't always be a Marine." On November 10, 2008, the United States Marine Corps will celebrate its 233rd birthday. For Col. Gene McDaniel, the day will mark his 53rd birthday celebration with the Corps - quite an accomplishment for someone who never…

Trustees Honor Hurt Legacy

July 18, 2008—One of Oklahoma Baptist University's most acclaimed athletic figures will have his name attached to one of the university's newest athletic facilities, as OBU trustees approved naming of the Eddie Hurt Jr. Memorial Track Complex on Friday afternoon.  In their summer meeting in OBU's…

Bass Headed to Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

July 15, 2008—Legendary OBU men's basketball coach Bob Bass will be one of four men inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame August 18.   Bass, while coaching at OBU The 1950 OBU graduate will be joined by Langston football and basketball coach Caesar "Zip" Gayles, Oklahoma State…

Miller Named to All-Star Team

July 9, 2008—Former Bison baseball player Drew Miller has been selected for the Golden Baseball League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. Miller, who plays for the Calgary Vipers of the Northern Division, is batting .373 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI through 43 games. The GBL All-Stars will be playing the…

McCavitt Picked for All-Star Game

July 8, 2008—Former Bison baseball closer Jordan McCavitt has been selected for the Continental Baseball League All-Star Game. McCavitt, in 11 appearances for the Texarkana Gunslingers, is 5-2 with a 2.70 earned run average. He has 25 strikeouts and three walks in 26.2 innings of work.McCavitt finished off…

Choate’s Varied Contributions Recognized With Alumni Honor

July 7, 2008—Kent Choate took a long path to get back home. The 1982 OBU graduate has served as a youth minister, pastoral care minister, full-time counselor, college educator, seminar presenter, trainer, and family ministry specialist. In May 2006, he returned to his native Sand Springs as pastor of his…

OBU Launches New Master of Science in Nursing Program

July 7, 2008—Addressing a national nursing shortage, OBU's International Graduate School has launched a new master of science in nursing degree program. The new program has been bolstered by a $2.5 million grant from an anonymous donor.Based in the IGS facility at 111 North Harrison in downtown Oklahoma…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Defining Decisions

July 2, 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…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Influencing Growth

July 2, 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…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Liberator's Heart

July 2, 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…

Rhetta's Journey

July 2, 2008—Rhetta Hudson enjoys wearing hats. In her 37 years of serving in OBU's music education department, she has worn enough to start her own fashion line. There is the teaching hat, which coordinates nicely with an administrative hat. Rhetta has taught voice and related courses, has served as…

Bison End Successful Team Camp

July 1, 2008—Fifty-six high school basketball teams from Oklahoma and Texas participated in one of Oklahoma Baptist University's largest team camps. The four-day camp culminated Monday with the end of the camp tournament. The thriller of the day was in Division I where Norman North scored on a…