September 2008 News Articles

Professor Emerita Nancy Montgomery Dies at 91

September 29, 2008—Longtime Oklahoma Baptist University professor Nancy Montgomery died Monday morning Sept. 29, in Shawnee. She was 91.Born Aug. 17, 1917, in Phelps County, Mo., Montgomery was reared in Bartlesville, Okla., graduating from Bartlesville High School in 1935. She enrolled at OBU as a voice major…

Twelve Earn OBU’s First MBA Degrees Sept. 27

September 28, 2008—As they celebrated gaining master's degrees, the first graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University's International Graduate School were urged to give away what they had during the OBU-IGS Commencement Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City. A total of 12 graduates received master of business…

Chapel Explores the Self-Existence of God

September 24, 2008—"In order to reclaim the holiness of God, we must be ready and willing to drink deeply into the self-existence of God," said Dr. Bobby Kelly, Oklahoma Baptist University's Ruth Dickinson associate professor of religion. In continuation of the 2008-09 OBU chapel theme, Lost and Found, Kelly…

OBU Theatre Presents ‘As It Is In Heaven’

September 19, 2008—Featuring an all-female cast and filled with traditional Shaker hymns and dance, the Oklahoma Baptist University theatre program will launch its 2008-09 season with "As It Is In Heaven." The play will be presented Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m., with all…

McCollum Challenges Students to Global Outreach

September 18, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University students were challenged Wednesday, Sept. 17, to become involved in both missions and discipleship programs around the country and beyond. As part of Bison Hill's Global Outreach Week, guest speaker Kevin McCollum challenged students using his own testimony and…

School of Business Recognized as 'Star Chapter'

September 18, 2008—The Theta Kappa Chapter of the Oklahoma Baptist University Paul Dickinson School of Business has been selected to receive Delta Mu Delta's "Star Chapter" Award. Delta Mu Delta is the honor society for the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. It serves as the professional…

OBU to Present 'Red, White and Biggie' Production

September 16, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Campus Activities Board will present their first production of the year Saturday, Sept. 20, with "Red, White and Biggie," a talent showcase presented by upperclassmen. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Potter Auditorium of Raley Chapel on campus. The public is…

OBU Theatre Remembers America with New Season

September 11, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's theatre department plans to produce four shows this year. "Celebrating the strengths of our past ... influencing the inspiration for our future" is the theme of the new Bison Hill theatre season. As It Is In Heaven, by playwright Arlene Hutton, will open the…

OBU Launches Student Success Center

September 9, 2008—Twenty-six Oklahoma Baptist University students have committed to promoting academic excellence for their peers through service and support as tutors and mentors at the university's Student Success Center, which opened on campus Sept 8.  The Success Center is designed for students of all…

OBU Alum Receives Hebrew Award

September 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University alum Ray Miller recently received the annual Hebrew Award given by faculty at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, affiliated with Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Miller credits his OBU experience for laying the groundwork for his successful post-graduate…

Three OBU Faculty Installed to Endowed Positions

September 4, 2008—Academic installations and presidential words of advice highlighted Oklahoma Baptist University's official start of the 2008-09 academic year during Convocation Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the University's Raley Chapel.  More than 1,500 people attended the ceremony. OBU Interim President John…

Saturday in Park’ Welcomes 650-Plus Students

September 3, 2008—More than 650 students attended "Saturday in the Park," a back-to-school celebration hosted by Oklahoma Baptist University's Campus Ministry, on Aug. 30 at Woodland Park in downtown Shawnee. At least three Baptist Collegiate Ministry groups, including OBU, participated in the day-long event…

Alum Earns Emmy Award

September 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University alum Derek Watson received the first Behind-the-Scenes "Rookie of the Year" Emmy Award July 19 at the Heartland Regional Emmy Awards gala dinner at the OKC Marriott in Oklahoma City. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Heartland Chapter…