October 2008 News Articles

McWilliams Delivers OBU Hobbs Lecture on Problem of Pain

October 30, 2008 | Permalink

Dr. Warren McWilliams delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture to Oklahoma Baptist University students during the weekly chapel series on Wednesday, Oct. 29. McWilliams tackled the topic "The Problem of Pain" in his lecture, challenging students to…

OBU Business Forum Welcomes Hobby Lobby Executive

October 30, 2008 | Permalink

Hobby Lobby President Steve Green will speak during Oklahoma Baptist University's Students in Free Enterprise Business Forum Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. The event, hosted by OBU's Paul Dickinson School of Business, will be in Yarborough…

OBU Class of 1958: An Attempt at Explaining the Craziness

October 26, 2008 | Permalink

Members of Oklahoma Baptist University's Class of 1958 often get the same question: "What makes the Class of '58 so great?" The "greatness" manifests itself by class members' involvement with their alma mater, by their raucous behavior during…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Alum Couple Follows a Divine Path

October 25, 2008 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alums Sam and Donna Friend, a 1958 graduate, are 2008 recipients of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Chuck King Called to Comfort God's People

October 25, 2008 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Chuck King, a 1980 graduate, is a 2008 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Gerald Adams: A Multi-Faceted Man

October 25, 2008 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Gerald Adams, a 1978 graduate, is a 2008 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Lynn Hughes Practices a Passion for People

October 25, 2008 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Lynn Hughes, a 1961 graduate, is a 2008 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Spirited Journey: Judy Elledge Views Each Day as an Adventure

October 25, 2008 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Judy Elledge, a 1968 graduate, is a 2008 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable…

Chapel Honors Former Professor, Seeks Knowledge of God

October 23, 2008 | Permalink

"God is omniscient, His knowledge fills the universe, and He knows everything about everything," said Dr. Brad Jett, Oklahoma Baptist University's James E. Hurley associate professor of biology, in OBU's weekly chapel service, Wednesday, Oct.…

Whitlock Introduced to Oklahoma Baptists

October 23, 2008 | Permalink

Dr. David Whitlock, who was introduced as Oklahoma Baptist University's president on Oct. 10, began speaking in state Baptist churches and associations two days later. The former Oklahoma pastor and educator returned to pulpits in three parts…

Freshmen Ready to Shine in Follies

October 21, 2008 | Permalink

Freshman students at Oklahoma Baptist University will get their first opportunity to showcase their musical, acting, and other performance abilities to their families and OBU upperclassmen on Saturday, Oct. 25, as they participate in the Campus…

OBU Theatre Wins Awards, Advances in Competition

October 20, 2008 | Permalink

For the first time in Oklahoma Baptist University theatre history, a production by the campus' theatre department has been recommended to advance to Regional Competition in The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Final results…

OBU Enrollment Tops 1,750

October 17, 2008 | Permalink

With a 23.5 percent increase in the number of new freshmen, OBU's overall enrollment is 1,753 for the fall 2008 semester. That is an increase of 9.1 percent over the 2007 fall semester. "We are delighted with this significant enrollment…

Hall Speaks to OBU Students on God’s Immutability

October 16, 2008 | Permalink

Dr. Kevin Hall reassured Oklahoma Baptist University students that God is perfect holiness, but also challenged students to constantly remember their pursuit of Him, duringthe weekly chapel Wednesday, Oct. 15.  During chapel, many OBU…

Professor Speaks at Business Forum

October 13, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Gene King, associate professor of business, spoke at the Hillsdale College Free Market Forum Sept. 25-27 in Dearborn, Mich. King's presentation, titled "The Development of Free Trade in Europe," was one of about 20…

Whitlock Named Oklahoma Baptist University President

October 10, 2008 | Permalink

David W. Whitlock, a Baptist college administrator, has been named as Oklahoma Baptist University's 15th president, Dr. Alton Fannin, chairman of the OBU board of trustees, announced Friday, Oct. 10. Dr. Whitlock, who has served as the…

Chapel Focuses on the Infinitude of God

October 8, 2008 | Permalink

"To try to conceive of God's infinitude would appear to be self-contradictory, for such conceptualization requires us to undertake something which we know at the outset we can never accomplish," said A.W. Tozer in his book, "The Knowledge of…

Students Start Non-Profit Organization to Benefit Charities

October 8, 2008 | Permalink

Last year, an estimated $8 billion went unused on gift cards. After realizing the amount of money that goes to waste on the popular gift alternative, Oklahoma Baptist University students Peter Wilson and Ryan Womack started the non-profit…

Bison Bicycle Classic Raises Money for Shawnee Habitat for Humanity

October 7, 2008 | Permalink

The 2008 Bison Bicycle Classic was held in Shawnee Saturday, Oct. 4, with 10-, 26-, and 50-mile tours and a 50-mile timed race. Nearly 120 riders from all over Oklahoma participated in this year's event, which raised money for the Shawnee…

OBU Accreditation Continued by Higher Learning Commission

October 3, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University has received formal notification of its continued accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university's next comprehensive evaluation with the…

Hulse Reminds Students of God’s Self-Sufficiency

October 2, 2008 | Permalink

"We, in ourselves, are deficient," Bill Hulse, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, Tulsa, and Oklahoma Baptist University alum, told OBU students during campus chapel Wednesday, Oct. 1. Hulse challenged students to stay focused on God,…

OBU International Graduate School Introduces Online MBA Program

October 2, 2008 | Permalink

Less than two years after its doors opened, the Oklahoma Baptist University International Graduate School recently added a third offering to its lineup of master's degree programs designed for working adults. Working in concert with Vertical…

OBU Tops Forbes.com Oklahoma Rankings

October 2, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University has been named as the state's top-ranked university in Forbes.com's inaugural listing of "America's Best Colleges." According to its Web site, Forbes.com launched the new university rankings as an alternative to the…