December 2008 News Articles

Music students compete, McQuade named district governor

December 30, 2008—Four Oklahoma Baptist University students recently competed in the semi-final round of the TEXOMA Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, qualifying for the competition among more than 700 students from Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico Nov. 6-8. Also during the event,…

Winter Grads Challenged To Serve

December 19, 2008—Challenged to serve others and change the world, 59 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received their diplomas during the university's Winter Commencement Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, in OBU's Raley Chapel. "There are keys to life we cannot have taught you in the classroom," Karen Cotter…

Alum Shares about Space Flight Missions

December 18, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University alum Don Cooper shared about his work with the Apollo space crafts with the students of Dr. Albert Chen, OBU professor of physics, while on campus to celebrate OBU's Homecoming Nov. 7. Cooper, a retired physicist, received an OBU Alumni Profile in Excellence award…

Fifty-Nine to Graduate at Winter Commencement Dec. 19

December 17, 2008—Fifty-nine students will receive diplomas during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2008 Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m., in the university's Raley Chapel. Karen Cotter, OBU assistant professor of nursing and recipient of the university's 2008 Most Promising Teacher Award, will…

OBU Faculty, Students Participate in Chemical Society Meeting

December 17, 2008—Three Oklahoma Baptist University faculty and 15 OBU students participated in the 64th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society Oct. 1-4 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. OBU faculty Dr. Shawna York, associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Michael Jordan, assistant…

Walton Encourages OBU Students to Engage Missions

December 17, 2008—Josh Walton spent two years serving on the mission field in Monterey, Mexico, as an International Mission Board Journeyman. A heart for missions led Josh Walton to continue his international missions work for an additional year -- in Oklahoma. Walton spent summer 2008 helping at Falls Creek…

Alum Honored as Physician of the Year

December 16, 2008—The Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians recently honored Dr. Zachary Bechtol, a 1991 Oklahoma Baptist University alum, as the 2008 Family Physician of the Year. The award qualifies Bechtol for the national American Academy of Family Physicians "Physician of the Year" award.Bechtol was…

OBU Theatre Advances to Regional Competition

December 16, 2008—For only the second time in Oklahoma Baptist University theatre history, a production by the campus' theatre department has advanced to the Regional Competition in The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The regional competition will be conducted at the University of Texas, San…

Students Find a Variety of Worship Opportunities

December 16, 2008—The Oklahoma Baptist University mission states the university transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worth of the high calling of God in Christ. Enabling students toward fulfilling this…

OBU Virtues Symposium to Discuss Faith, Hope, Love

December 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Faith and Disciplines Committee will sponsor its second-annual Transforming Virtues Symposium for the OBU community and guests in the spring of 2009. Transforming Virtues II: Faith, Hope, Love will be a week-long event, tentatively scheduled for March 2-6, 2009.…

Board Sets 2009-10 Costs, Approves Building Naming

December 5, 2008—Meeting in the midst of the Christmas season, OBU's board of trustees looked forward to next summer, approving the university's costs for the 2009-10 academic year during their fall meeting on campus Dec. 5. Trustees also voted to name the university's track and field building in honor of a…