November 2008 News Articles

Tom Terry Helps Keep Oklahoma Beautiful

November 14, 2016—Along with preserving the history of Oklahoma Baptist University as OBU's archivist, Tom Terry dedicates his time to keeping Oklahoma beautiful. The Board of Directors of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful will recognize Terry's commitment to Oklahoma's beauty with the Champion Volunteer…

BGCO President Challenges Students to Trust God

November 19, 2008—"Sometimes when we struggle, we wonder, 'Where is God in all of this?'" said Dr. Emerson Falls, newly appointed president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.Falls, the first Native American to lead Oklahoma's Baptist convention, challenged Oklahoma Baptist University students to…

Oklahoma Baptists Express Appreciation to Parrish

November 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptists officially thanked John W. Parrish for his effective leadership as interim president of Oklahoma Baptist University through a resolution presented at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Nov. 10-11. Parrish led the university from Nov. 11, 2007-Oct. 31, 2008. The…

Traditional Hanging of the Green Celebrated Dec. 6

November 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Hanging of the Green, a long-standing tradition which celebrates the Christmas season and honors 20 outstanding seniors, will be a service of lessons and carols and will feature a still-life crèche scene. OBU's 71st annual Hanging of the Green ceremony will…

OBU Music Theater Scenes Presented Nov. 21-22

November 18, 2008—Thirteen OBU students will perform various comedic scenes from operas and musicals that revolve around the interesting and often humorous dynamics found in families during OBU's annual Music Theater Scenes Program Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's…

OBU Student Experiences Crime and Culture

November 14, 2008—Jon King spent 15 months going above and beyond the traditional classroom learning experiences. Pursuing a psychology major and Asian studies minor, the Oklahoma Baptist University junior from Dallas spent his sophomore year studying in Japan. When he returned to the United States, he began an…

Whitlock Speaks on Wisdom of God in Chapel

November 13, 2008—"I once was lost, but now I'm found," newly appointed Oklahoma Baptist University President David Whitlock told students and faculty at OBU's weekly chapel service Wednesday, Nov. 12. Whitlock explained how the infinite wisdom of God bridges the gaps of life. "Between lost and found, there is…

Whitlock Brings Message of Grace at OBU Chapel

November 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's new president, Dr. David Whitlock, addressed OBU alumni, students, faculty and friends during a special homecoming chapel service Saturday, Nov. 8, in Raley Chapel, bringing a message of grace and purpose to those in attendance. "You're going to be surprised that…

Alumni Honored at Harvest Dinner

November 8, 2008—  Five outstanding Oklahoma Baptist University alumni were honored during the university's annual Homecoming Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 7, in OBU's Geiger Center. (From left) Dr. Branson Craig Stephens, '00, was honored with The Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) award; Desire…

Hobby Lobby Exec Shares Story of Legacy, Ministry

November 7, 2008—Steve Green's father, David, started his retail career in high school through the DECA program. Never the model student, but with an affinity for math, David Green embraced the opportunity for the work program, starting the art-supplies store Hobby Lobby in a 300-square-foot space in 1972. …

OBU Theatre Presents ‘The Real Inspector Hound’

November 6, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's College Players presents "The Real Inspector Hound," a comedic "whodunit" production depicting a murder mystery and the unique characters left to figure it out. The play will be presented Nov. 14, 15, 21, and 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m., with all…

OBU Homecoming Chapel Features Whitlock, Award Recipients

November 5, 2008—Dr. David Whitlock will address Oklahoma Baptist University alumni and friends at the OBU Homecoming Chapel, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m., in Raley Chapel. Whitlock is OBU's 15th president, officially beginning his campus duties on Monday, Nov. 3. Jami Smith, '93, will lead the music. The…

Justice Mission Brings Insight to OBU Students

November 3, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's organization Justice Mission is taking a student-led stand to spur the OBU community to develop an understanding of various issues - and to take action. OBU's Justice Mission was created by combining Amnesty International and ideas from International Justice…

President Whitlock Welcomed to Bison Hill

November 3, 2008— View Scenes from Whitlock's First Day Oklahoma Baptist University welcomed Dr. David W. Whitlock to Bison Hill for his first day in office as the university's 15th president Monday, Nov. 3. A group of students, faculty and staff gathered to show their excitement for Whitlock's arrival by…

Harvest Court Honors Outstanding Seniors

February 4, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University will honor outstanding seniors at the annual Harvest Court ceremony Nov. 7 at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel as part of OBU's Homecoming celebration. The public is invited to attend this free event and the reception following the festival in honor of the Harvest Court…