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…

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…

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—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 welcoming him to his office Monday…

McWilliams Delivers OBU Hobbs Lecture on Problem of Pain

October 30, 2008—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 show compassion in response to pain. McWilliams…

OBU Business Forum Welcomes Hobby Lobby Executive

October 30, 2008—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 Auditorium in Raley Chapel. The community is welcome to…

OBU Class of 1958: An Attempt at Explaining the Craziness

October 26, 2008—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 Harvest Dinners, and mostly by the close-knit…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Alum Couple Follows a Divine Path

October 25, 2008—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 accomplishment in his or her profession, business,…

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

October 25, 2008—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 accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation,…

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

October 25, 2008—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 accomplishment in his or her profession, business,…

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

October 25, 2008—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 accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation,…

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

October 25, 2008—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 accomplishment in his or her profession, business,…

Chapel Honors Former Professor, Seeks Knowledge of God

October 23, 2008—"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. 22. Jett spoke about the omniscience of God, the…

Whitlock Introduced to Oklahoma Baptists

October 23, 2008—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 of the state shortly after OBU trustees elected him…

Freshmen Ready to Shine in Follies

October 21, 2008—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 Activities Board's annual variety show, "Freshman…

OBU Theatre Wins Awards, Advances in Competition

October 20, 2008—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 will be announced in December. The university's…

OBU Enrollment Tops 1,750

October 17, 2008—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 increase. As more students benefit from our academic…

Hall Speaks to OBU Students on God’s Immutability

October 16, 2008—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 students heard Dr. Louima Lilite, new assistant…

Professor Speaks at Business Forum

October 13, 2008—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 speeches during the forum which drew participants…

Whitlock Named Oklahoma Baptist University President

October 10, 2008—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 associate provost and dean of the college of business and…

Chapel Focuses on the Infinitude of God

October 8, 2008—"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 the Holy." Continuing Oklahoma Baptist University's…

Students Start Non-Profit Organization to Benefit Charities

October 8, 2008—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 organization GiveCards.org with hopes to collect unused…

Bison Bicycle Classic Raises Money for Shawnee Habitat for Humanity

October 7, 2008—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 chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  The men's race…

OBU Accreditation Continued by Higher Learning Commission

October 3, 2008—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 commission is scheduled for 2017-18.  The…

Hulse Reminds Students of God’s Self-Sufficiency

October 2, 2008—"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, explaining sufficiency rests in Him alone. He referred to…

OBU International Graduate School Introduces Online MBA Program

October 2, 2008—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 Learning Curve, a Web-based virtual-reality business…

OBU Tops Forbes.com Oklahoma Rankings

October 2, 2008—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 traditional rankings released annually by U.S.News…

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…

Students Explore God’s Nature in Chapel

August 29, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University students began fall classes Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Campus Minister Dale Griffin began the first campus chapel service by introducing students to the chapel theme for the year, "The Knowledge of the Holy" based on the book by A.W. Tozer.  OBU students attend…

OBU’s Welcome Week Serves Shawnee

August 25, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Welcome Week is designed to celebrate incoming freshmen and transfer students' transitions to Bison Hill. While the new students learn about OBU traditions and form new relationships, Welcome Week also designates a time for students to connect with the local…

OBU Named Top Oklahoma ‘Best College’ for 15th Year

August 22, 2008—For the 15th consecutive year, Oklahoma Baptist University has been listed as Oklahoma's highest-rated baccalaureate college in U.S.News & World Report's annual ranking of "America's Best Colleges." In the 2009 ratings, released Aug. 22, OBU is ranked second in the West.  In addition to…

OBU Named ‘Best in the West’ by Princeton Review

August 15, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has again been named one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States, based on The Princeton Review's student opinion data collected from colleges and universities across the nation.  The educational research firm selected OBU as one of…

OBU Public Relations Receives State Awards

August 13, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Public Relations Office recently received two awards for publications in the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association awards competition. The university's design for its 2007-08 theatre brochure received top billing, and the OBU Basketball media guide…

Two OBU Staff Members Retire

August 5, 2008—Two Oklahoma Baptist University staff members retired this summer after years of dedicated service.  Carole Corley retired from her position of data entry clerk after 40 years of working with the institution. During her time at OBU, Corley worked in payroll, the registrar's office, the…

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…

Allen's Path to OBU

July 27, 2008—When Stephen Allen talks about the importance of praying for guidance in the presidential search process, he speaks with a high degree of personal understanding. Bison Hill wasn't exactly top-of-mind for Stephen as he was growing up in suburban Boston, Mass. The son of church planters who…

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…

Shields Honored for Music Accomplishments

June 30, 2008—Noted music educator Kaye Shields received Oklahoma Baptist University's 2008 Distinguished Music Alumni Award this spring.Shields, a 1969 OBU graduate, has been active in Oklahoma music education throughout her career. She retired from the OBU faculty in 1998, after directing the university's…

Rodgers Seventh in Olympic Trial Finals

June 29, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University national champion Michael Rodgers captured seventh place in the finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials' 100 meters. Rodgers had a personal best 10.01 running in lane one in the finals. Tyson Gay won the event, improving on his one-day old American record with a…

Former OBU President Agee Receives Educator Award

June 27, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University president Dr. Bob Agee received the Charles D. Johnson Outstanding Educator Award at the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities' annual meeting in June. Each year the IABCU presents the award to recognize individuals who have…

Let There Be Lights ... at Bison Field

June 24, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University baseball hits primetime next spring with the addition of lights at Bison Field at Ford Park. The lights were turned on Tuesday afternoon and must remain on for 72 hours to allow the system to "burn in." The Bison will schedule several home dates for night baseball…

Compton Fills New Church Relations Post

June 21, 2008—A face familiar to many OBU alumni is becoming a more visible representative of the University. Odus Compton has rejoined the OBU staff, filling the new post of church relations director.Compton, who was OBU's director of religious activities from 1992 to 2002, will be part of the campus…

Farris, Robinson Installed To Harris Academic Chairs

June 21, 2008—Two OBU faculty members were installed to newly created academic chairs in education and nursing during the University's annual awards chapel in May. Funded by OBU alumnus Lawrence C. Harris, and named to honor Harris and his late wife, Marion V. Harris, the new chairs provide salary…

Mullins Heads New Student Success Center

June 21, 2008—While OBU enjoys one of the best four-year graduation rates in the state, the University has created a new post to help enhance student success. During the spring semester, Monica Mullins, longtime student development administrator, was named assistant dean of enrollment management and…

About the Writer

June 19, 2008—Dr. Judith James-Wood is the Lou Kerr Chair in Biomedical Research and a Member at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. She is also professor of medicine and adjunct professor of pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The Pond Creek, Oklahoma, native graduated…

Lady Bison Sign King

June 19, 2008—Former Keller (Texas) High School All-American Kylie King has signed to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University.King, who can play second and third base, transfers from McClennan College where she led the team to two National Junior College Tournaments and was selected for a JuCo All-Star…

Taking Charge and Making a Difference

June 19, 2008—Jaunita Proctor was a pioneer long before she became an Oklahoma Baptist University pioneer. As one of the founding faculty members for OBU's nursing program, she served on the University's faculty for 34 years. In 1952, she helped launch Oklahoma's first baccalaureate degree program in…

Coming to Grips with Arthritis

June 18, 2008—"Oh my aching bones ..." is a common statement heard from nearly all individuals at some point in life; yet joint pain is really the issue that causes this complaint.Inflammation of joints - or arthritis - affects about 20 percent of people 25 years and older. This number approaches 50 percent…

Dum Tempus Habemus, Operemur Bonum

June 18, 2008—When Beaver, of Leave it to Beaver, asked Wally for advice, it was frequently because Eddie Haskell was tormenting him. Wally would always explain that, "Eddie's just giving you 'the business,' Beav." That phrase, amusing at the time, could really be a solution for solving one part of your…

Lady Bison Add Reynolds

June 18, 2008—Choctaw High School standout Bridget Reynolds has signed to play basketball at Oklahoma Baptist University."We're excited Bridget is coming to play at OBU," said Lady Bison coach John McCullough. "She's capable of becoming a very good player. Bridget is a quality person from a quality…

Ready Set…Go Digital

June 18, 2008—Television's big switch from analog broadcast technology to digital broadcasting will be complete in less than a year. The looming transition has many consumers puzzled about how the shift will affect them.Analog (the current technology) is the process of taking a signal and translating it…

Science Experiment Yields Success

June 18, 2008—Gathering for a one-day science camp, more than 50 people participated in the spring meeting of the Oklahoma Baptist University Legacy Society. The May 1 event at the Science Museum of Oklahoma featured a lecture by OBU graduate and retired NASA astronaut William Pogue, a tour of the museum's…

McCavitt Signs Indy League Contract

June 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University closer Jordan McCavitt signed an Independent League contract with the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Continental Baseball League.The CBL also includes teams from Texas City, McKinney and Corpus Christi, Texas.McCavitt finished off his senior season at OBU as the…

OBU Adds Panhandle’s Moore

June 11, 2008—Panhandle High School's Ben Moore has signed to run with Oklahoma Baptist University for the 2008-09 season.Moore, the son of Suzy Moore and the late Terry Moore, is a distance and cross country runner. He was Texas 2A runner-up in the 3200 meters and was a three-time regional and two-time…

OBU Adds Santana Torres

June 10, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has added Wichita Falls High School standout Santana Torres to the 2008-09 squad.Torres, the daughter of Derral and Veronica Torres, will run the 400 and relays for the Lady Bison. She holds school records in the 4x200 and 4x400 relays and qualified for regionals in…

OBU Track Adds Tecumseh’s Wilson

June 5, 2008—Tecumseh High School standout Clint Wilson signed to continue his athletic career with Oklahoma Baptist University's track team Thursday.Wilson, the son of Russell Wilson and Laneta Scott, will run the 400, 800 and relays for the Bison. He was the THS Outstanding Male Athlete and a two-time…

Tolin Bound for OBCA Hall of Fame

June 4, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University head basketball coach Doug Tolin will be inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Friday at OBU.The banquet begins at 7 p.m. in the Geiger Center. Tickets to the event are $12 and may be purchased at the door. The induction class…

Bison Add Brumfield

May 30, 2008—Nate Brumfield, a 6-5 forward from Hutchinson Community College, has signed to play basketball for Oklahoma Baptist University.A native of Rochester, N.Y., Brumfield graduated from East Rochester High School, a very successful prep basketball program. In high school, he averaged 25 points and…

Collazo Named First-Team All-American

May 30, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University slugger Josh Collazo was named First-Team first baseman on the 2008 NAIA All-America baseball team released Friday.Collazo, a junior from Tampa, Fla., is OBU's first first-team All-American since Darrin Fowler earned the honor in 1992. He is the first Bison position…

Bison Add SSC’s Jackson

May 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist has added Seminole State transfer Bret Jackson for the 2008-09 men's basketball season.Jackson, a 6-2 guard from Frontier, was a 2006 All-State and was on the Faith 7 All-Star, along with OBU junior Tyler Parker and recent Bison recruit Garrett Steinmetz.Jackson led Frontier…

Hurn Signs With Wingnuts

May 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University pitcher Doug Hurn has signed an independent league contract with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.The Wingnuts are members of the 10-team league, which includes teams from Texas, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota,…

OBU’s Paxson Accepts MACU Post

May 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist alum and assistant baseball coach Kevin Paxson has been named head coach of Sooner Athletic Conference rival Mid-America Christian University.Paxson, a native of Shawnee, was a Third-Team All-American at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kan. Paxson finished…

Bison Third, Lady Bison Fifth at NAIA Nationals

May 24, 2008—Though it had its heroes, Oklahoma Baptist University will remember the 2008 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Meet as the one that limped away.With a third big hamstring injury in as many days for the Bison, OBU was tied for first with Azusa Pacific with 51 points each, with Dickinson…

Hilton's Decathlon Title Lifts Bison

May 23, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's second day at the three-day NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships had some more bad news and a few more bright spots, including the right to claim the NAIA's Greatest Athlete with Jonathan Hilton winning the NAIA decathlon. Hilton, who won the event…

OBU Hopes to Bounce Back from Rough Day

May 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist hopes for defending its men's outdoor track and field championship took a big hit Thursday at the tail end of the men's 100 meter prelim.Dominique Matthews, who represents OBU in the 100, 200 and relays, pulled a hamstring a few yards shy of the tape in is heat of the 100. He…

Boyer Named NAIA Scholar Athlete

May 20, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University catcher Jayme Boyer added yet another line to her college softball resume, earning the distinction of NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete.The award, which requires a 3.5 grade point average or better on all college work, as well as junior or senior academic standing,…

OBU Set to Defend Track Title

May 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist, winners of three national track and field national championships since 2005, set off to defend its latest national championship - the men's outdoor title - with action beginning Thursday.The OBU men just missed claiming the 2008 indoor national title by three-quarters of a…

Grads See Transformation Demonstration at Commencement

May 17, 2008—  After witnessing a visual demonstration of how their lives have been shaped while in college, 247 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received their diplomas during the university's Spring Commencement Saturday morning in OBU's Raley Chapel. With more than 1,800 in attendance, the…

OBU Adds Gonzaga to Roster

May 17, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has added 6-7 forward Cicero Gonzaga to the 2008-09 basketball roster.A native of Santa Lucia, Brazil, Gonzaga comes to Bison Hill from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.The Norsemen were 27-9 with Gonzaga under the guidance of coach Dustin Grover, winning the…

Five Netters Earn Academic Honors

May 16, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University boasted five NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes in men's and women's tennis, it was announced Thursday.All five OBU players are juniors and return next season.Brooke Mowery was the lone Lady Bison to earn the honor, which requires junior or senior status…

Nursing Grads Get Pins and Reminder

May 16, 2008—In one of OBU's distinctive academic traditions, 32 senior nursing students received their OBU nursing pins at the School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony Friday afternoon. The pinning ceremony celebrates the transition from the role of student to the role of nurse, according to Dr. Lana Bolhouse,…

Benson Player of the Year in Germany

May 14, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist All-American Frank Benson earned high basketball honors in Germany.Benson, a 6-5 forward, led his team, SVD 49 Dortmund to the league championship. After averaging 28.6 points and 12 rebounds per game, Benson was named German All-Regionalliga West Player of the Year and…

Boyer, Pate Named All-Region

May 13, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University put two players on the All-Region Second Team for softball - Jayme Boyer and Jami Pate.Boyer, who has now made the team all three years, was included this year as a utility player, having spent much of her time in right field this season in addition to her usual…

Fraser Named MVP of Austrian All-Star Game

May 13, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University All-American Mike Fraser continues to excel in the professional ranks in Austria.Fraser, a 6-8 forward, posted 24 points in the league's All-Star Game, earning MVP honors as Fraser led the International Stars past the Austrian Stars, 124-98.He also scored 24…

Three Named All-Region

May 13, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist placed three players on the All-Region VI Baseball team, it was announced recently.Senior catcher Mason Reilly and relief pitcher Jordan McCavitt were joined by junior first baseman Josh Collazo.Collazo, who hails from Tampa, Fla., broke OBU records for home runs (22), RBI…

Bison Sign Derieck Mosbey

May 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist has added Derieck Mosbey Jr., a 6-1 guard from Oakland, Calif., to the men's basketball team for the 2008-09 season.Mosbey, a junior transfer from Chabot College, averaged 14 points, four rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals last year. He was a first-team All-Conference…

OBU Strong at Sooner Twilight

May 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's track athletes hit 17 qualifying standards and two new provisional marks, including the best performances of the season by eight individuals this year at the Sooner Twilight Meet Saturday.The men's 200 meters saw winner Dominique Matthews lead a trio of best times…

Bison End Season at Regional

May 9, 2008—A 10-6 loss at the hands of Texas Wesleyan capped the season for the Oklahoma Baptist University baseball team Friday at Oklahoma City University's Jim Wade Stadium. The Bison finish with a 44-16 record.OBU took the early 1-0 lead in the top of the second when courtesy runner Eric Neff scored…

Bison Fall to OCU at Regional

May 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist suffered its worst loss of the season at the hands of fourth-ranked Oklahoma City, 25-2, in the NAIA Region VI Tournament Thursday. The loss puts OBU in a 2:30 p.m. elimination game Friday against Texas Wesleyan University. The winner will play the loser of the 11 a.m. game,…

Boyer Named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District

May 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University catcher Jayme Boyer has been named ESPN the Magazine's Academic All-District VI First-Team College Division catcher. Boyer, who holds OBU's game, season and career home run records, was named All-Sooner Athletic Conference for a third straight season. The junior…

OBU Honors 420 Years of Service

May 8, 2008—Recognizing a combined 420 years of service to the institution, Oklahoma Baptist University honored 25 faculty and staff members during the university's annual Service Awards Banquet in April. Carole Corley, data entry clerk in the OBU business office, was recognized for 40 years of service.…

Bison 21st in Final Baseball Ranking

May 7, 2008—After getting no votes in the previous Top 25 poll, Oklahoma Baptist rolled off a second-place finish in the stacked Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament and picked up 100 votes in this week's poll. That jump propelled the Bison to No. 21 in the final regular season poll released…

Bison Rally Past Wayland Baptist, 11-9

May 6, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist got a much-needed opening round win, rallying past Wayland Baptist 11-9 in the NAIA Region VI Tournament at Oklahoma City University's Jim Wade Stadium Doug Hurn (7-2) got the win in relief, going 7.1 innings and allowing two runs after coming on in the second inning with OBU…

Galarza Joins Volleyball Team

May 6, 2008—Kimberly Michelle Galarza, a senior at San Jacinto Christian Academy in Amarillo, has signed to continue her volleyball career at Oklahoma Baptist University. Galarza, the daughter of Deborah Galarza, was a three-time team MVP, All-District and All-State selection. She also was twice named…

Hermes to Run for OBU Next Year

May 6, 2008—Nicholas Hermes of Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Texas, has signed to run track and cross country for Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the fall of 2008. The son of Richard and Denise Hermes, Nicholas was a three-year regional qualifier in cross country and a one-year qualifier in…

Lady Bison Add Hamilton

May 6, 2008—May 6, 2008 Oklahoma Baptist University added Charles Page High School outside hitter Shannon Hamilton to the squad for 2008.A second-team All-State and All-Conference selection, Hamilton also was a classroom standout as a member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who.She is the daughter…

Palmer Signs with OBU Volleyball

May 6, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University added setter Brittany Palmer of Colorado Springs, Colo., for the team's first year back in action in 2008. A three-year captain at Rampart High School, Palmer held the Colorado High School record for assists in one game and led her team to three league titles and a…

Bison Open Regional with WBU Tuesday

May 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist, fresh from its region berth-clinching appearance in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament finals, will open the Region VI Tournament Tuesday in Oklahoma City against the team the Bison beat to earn the berth - Wayland Baptist. The Bison, who toppled the third-seed and…

OBU Has Three on All-SAC Softball Team

May 5, 2008—Three Oklahoma Baptist University players were named to the All-Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Team, it was announced Sunday. Jayme Boyer, a junior from Shawnee, and Jami Pate, a senior from Claremore, were named First-Team, while Brooke Stevens, a senior from Langley, B.C., was listed on…

Bison Advance to Region Tournament

May 2, 2008—Assured of nothing without a win, Oklahoma Baptist advanced to the NAIA Region VI Tournament with a win over Wayland Baptist University, 17-3, in Plainview, Texas, Friday. The Bison advance as a Sooner Athletic Conference finalist after beating Wayland Baptist.Chase Jestice (5-2) got his…

Collazo Gets 100th RBI as OBU Loses Title Game

May 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist lost the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament title game to Lubbock Christian, 17-7, despite another milestone for first baseman Josh Collazo. Collazo, who was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year after the game, became the first Bison player to reach 100…

Collazo Named SAC Player of the Year

May 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University first baseman Josh Collazo was named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year Saturday. Collazo, a junior first baseman from Tampa, Fla., has driven in 100 runs and has 22 home runs on the season, while batting .432 this season. He established new single season…

Lady Bison End Season at SAC Tourney

May 2, 2008—A 9-1 loss to St. Gregory's and a 4-3 setback to Oklahoma Christian ended Oklahoma Baptist University's 2008 softball season Friday at Hall of Fame Stadium. Lady Bison freshman Alyssa Henkes broke the school's single-season hits record during the action. Entering the day two hits shy of Kayla…

Lady Bison Start SAC Tournament Friday

May 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist opens the Sooner Athletic Conference softball tournament Friday at Hall of Fame Stadium against St. Gregory's. The Lady Bison are 22-32 on the season and lost all four games to St. Gregory's this season. The Lady Cavaliers feature All-America pitcher Sharon Bell, a junior who…

OBU Loses Upset Bid to Lubbock Christian, 7-6

April 30, 2008—Lubbock Christian rallied from six runs down, scoring four times in the eighth and ninth innings to avoid an upset at the hand of Oklahoma Baptist, 7-6, in the winners bracket of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament in Plainview, Texas, Friday. Adam Garner held the top-ranked Chaps to two…

Bison Rally Past Rogers State

April 29, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist used a seven-run seventh inning to pull out a 10-5 win over Rogers State in the first round of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday in Plainview, Texas. Josh Palmer (4-3) allowed three runs in the first two innings and then settled in to give the Bison a chance.…

Lady Bison Sixth at Regional

April 29, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist took sixth in the NAIA Region VI Women's Golf Tournament Tuesday, finishing with a two-round 746. Molly Moore was 12th, leading the Lady Bison with an 86 and a 79 for 165. Laura Cummins was 29th with a pair of 92s for 184.Cierra Boone was 32nd, shooting a 97 and a 93 for 190.…

Bison Open SAC Tourney with Rogers State

April 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist begins Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament action Tuesday, taking on Rogers State University in a 4 p.m. contest at Wilder Field in Plainview, Texas. OBU is the fifth seed, while Rogers State is the fourth seed in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. The teams tied…

Hurn Named Pitcher of the Week

April 28, 2008—Three baseball players from three different schools earned Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week honors for April 21-27. Doug Hurn of Oklahoma Baptist and Trevor Stringer of Wayland Baptist are co-Pitchers of the Week, while Blake Kelley of Rogers State is the Player of the…

Bisonettes Present “A Circle of Celebration” April 29

April 27, 2008—Creating a musical "Circle of Celebration," Oklahoma Baptist University's Bisonette Glee Club will present its spring concert Tuesday, April 29, on the OBU campus. The 38-member auditioned women's chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium on the lower level of OBU's Raley…

Bison Complete Sweep of Cavaliers

April 26, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist celebrated Senior Day with some clutch senior performances in a 4-2 Sooner Athletic Conference baseball win over St. Gregory's Saturday. Senior Doug Hurn (6-2) got the start for the Bison and struck out a career-high 11, giving him the highest single-game strikeout total for…

OBU Collects Seven Drake Relays Wins

April 26, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist claimed seven Drake Relays event titles, completing the four-day event with the best Drake performances in school history. Last year's six event wins was the best heading into this season.The biggest meet belonged to Sherene Pinnock, who claimed first place in the women's 400…

Two More Added to Field from OU Meet

April 26, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist had a couple of qualifying times and added two B standard entrants for the NAIA Meet with performances at the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Open. Bradley Jimerson met the B standard in the men's 400 with the NAIA's 16th-best time, a 48.66, taking eighth place.Brock Stoltzfus…

Bison Pepper Cavaliers, 14-4

April 25, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist peppered St. Gregory's for a 14-4, seven-inning, run-rule win Friday at Bison Field. Keith Johnson led the charge with four RBI and the Cavaliers allowed nine unearned runs along the way.The Cavaliers drew first blood, scoring on an RBI single by Cory Underhill in the first…

Bison Rally in Ninth to Down SGU

April 24, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist scored five times in the ninth, taking its first lead in a 10-6 victory over St. Gregory's Thursday at Bison Field. Due to rain and damage caused by high winds, SGU was unable to host the game and was the home team on the scoreboard Thursday. OBU will host all three games of…

Lady Cavs Take Two from OBU

April 24, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist dropped a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference softball games at St. Gregory's Thursday, 5-2 and 6-1. OBU didn't lead in either game.The Lady Bison scored in the first game with an RBI single by Alyssa Henkes in the second and on a run-scoring error off the bat of Vanessa…

OBU Adds Holliday’s Jones

April 24, 2008—Nichole Jones, the 2007 Texas State runner-up in the 800 meters, has signed to run for Oklahoma Baptist University next season. Jones, a senior at Holliday High School, is the daughter of Brenda and Donny Jones.She has qualified for the regionals in the 800 meters all four years of her high…

Bethel’s Washburn Signs with OBU

April 23, 2008—Bethel High School senior Ashlee Washburn has signed to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the 2008-09 school year. Washburn, a catcher and outfielder, is the daughter of Christy and Dean Washburn."Ashlee and OBU are a good fit," said Lady Bison coach Pam Fink. "She's a…

Bison Rally Past Bacone

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist scored seven times in the ninth to pick up a 12-5 win at Bacone Monday after getting almost an entire game of scoreless relief pitching. Doug Hurn and Jordan McCavitt combined for 8.1 innings of scoreless relief work after the Bison had fallen behind 5-2 in the first…

Bison Sweep Texas College

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University took a pair of games from Texas College Tuesday, sweeping the Steers 16-5 and 7-1. Derek Edwards picked up the win in the opener, retiring the first nine hitters in order before surrendering the shutout in the fourth.OBU jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the…

Men’s Golf Season Ends at Regional

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison golf team ended its season with a ninth-place finish in the NAIA Region VI Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday. The Bison shot a three-round 921 and had a top-10 golfer in Alex Hamilton.Hamilton shot rounds of 72, 73 and 73 to finish ninth at 218.Mark…

OBU Splits with Northwestern

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist and Northwestern split a couple of games that featured dramatic last innings. Northwestern won the opener 7-2 in eight innings and the Lady Bison took the second with a four-run seventh, 9-8. OBU lost the opener in heartbreaking fashion in eight innings. Northwestern's Tanya…

Collazo Breaks RBI Record in Loss

April 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University junior first baseman Josh Collazo tied the school single season home run record and broke the RBI record in a 7-3 loss to Oklahoma City Saturday. OCU swept the doubleheader with an 8-3 win in the nightcap.Collazo, who hails from Tampa, Fla., doubled home Kyle Cooper…

Dickerson Breaks RBI Record in Win Against SNU

April 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University sophomore Kaley Dickerson broke the school single season RBI record with a two-run double in her last at bat of a 6-2 win over Southern Nazarene Saturday. Dickerson, an outfielder from Carrollton, Texas, eclipsed the record of Rori Logan, who drove in 47 in 1981.…

Lady Bison Take Second in Region

April 19, 2008—Southern Nazarene won the women's Region VI Tennis Championship Saturday, finishing a sweep of the tournament with a 7-2 win over Oklahoma Christian at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The win puts SNU in the national tournament.Oklahoma Baptist defeated John Brown Saturday, 9-0, to…

OBU Sweeps SAC Track Meet

April 19, 2008—The first Sooner Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships held on Oklahoma Baptist University's new track was an overwhelming success for the hosts, who captured the team titles in both the men's and women's events. OBU coach Ford Mastin was named SAC Coach of the Year for both the…

Bison, Lady Bison Second in Regional

April 18, 2008—The Oklahoma Christian University men's tennis team claimed the NAIA Region VI title and Southern Nazarene University sits in the driver's seat on the women's side after Friday's action at Oklahoma Baptist University. Oklahoma Christian swept the entire day with 9-0 wins over both John Brown…

Bison Rally Comes up Short at OCU, 3-2

April 18, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's ninth-inning rally fell a run shy at fourth-ranked Oklahoma City, resulting in a 3-2 Bison loss Friday. The Stars scored three runs on eight hits but didn't break a scoreless tie until the fifth inning when Garret Reagan came up with an RBI single off starter Josh…

Art Student Explores the Beauty of Nature

April 17, 2008—Beauty found in nature is the focus of Susanna Green's senior art show, currently on display in the OBU Art Building gallery. The show opened Saturday, April 19, with an evening gallery reception and will run through May 3.Green said the exhibition, "Naked as We Came," is inspired by both…

Lady Bison Split at Bacone

April 17, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist and Bacone run-ruled each other in a doubleheader split Thursday with OBU losing the opener 16-2 before shutting out the Warriors 14-0. The Lady Bison got their only runs of the opener on an RBI single in the second inning by Bobbi Day and a solo home run in the fifth by Jayme…

SAC Track Championships Set for Saturday

April 17, 2008—The Sooner Athletic Conference Track Meet, featuring some of the best athletes in the NAIA, hits the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday. The SAC Track Meet features some of the best athletes in the NAIA. Oklahoma Baptist has won national indoor and outdoor titles three times since…

Tennis Regional Set for Friday, Saturday

April 17, 2008—Hoping to prolong the season and get to the national tournament, Oklahoma Baptist will be battling Oklahoma Christian, Southern Nazarene and John Brown for a women's regional championship and taking on OC and JBU for a men's title, beginning Friday. Twelfth-ranked Southern Nazarene is the…

A Memorable Business Endeavor

April 16, 2008—Creating and selling t-shirts at Oklahoma Baptist University is not unusual. Students sell t-shirts for organizations, events, intramurals, and any other reason they find. However, for eight people creating and selling a t-shirt became a business endeavor beyond the OBU t-shirt…

OBU Out and About

April 16, 2008—The Oklahoma Baptist University Admissions team shows dedication to students through campus visits, phone calls and tours throughout the year. Taking it a step further, the admissions team provides the student with something each one views as essential in life: t-shirts. "It's a good way to…

Bison Sweep Northwood

April 15, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist pummeled Northwood 6-1 and 17-2 in non-conference baseball action Tuesday. OBU got a home run and two RBI from Josh Collazo in the first game, leaving him one home run and one RBI shy of tying the school record for single season totals in each category.He now has 17 home runs,…

Garner Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

April 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Adam Garner was today named Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 7-13. Garner, a senior from Toronto, Ont., won both his starts on the week, besting Oklahoma Christian and Southern Nazarene. He struck out 11 batters in 13 innings and had a 2.77…

Music Made A Difference

April 14, 2008—From a childhood of uncertainty, Joel Engle has established a solid career. The 1990 Oklahoma Baptist University graduate led OBU students in worship and shared his testimony as part of OBU's Stepping Stones Chapel series.Engle who grew up in San Francisco never knew his father, and his mother…

OBU-SCO To Perform April 15

April 14, 2008—The Oklahoma Baptist University-Shawnee Community Orchestra's Seventh Season Spring Concert will be Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm in OBU's Raley Chapel. Highlighting the program will be the music of Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg, master of the miniatures, French composer, Georges Bizet, and…

OBU Takes Three of Four Over Weekend

April 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist took three of four matches from Southeastern and East Central Firday and Saturday. The Bison knocked off Southeastern and East Central by 5-4 counts while the Lady Bison dropped Southeastern 5-4, but lost to East Central 6-3.Peter McCorkle had an undefeated weekend for the…

Preparing the Team for Victory

April 14, 2008—Carissa Nelson-Burk's on-campus job requires her to play with tape, gauze and ice. That allows other students to play as well; on the court, that is.  Nelson-Burk works as an Oklahoma Baptist University athletic trainer. Taping and providing training and therapy for OBU athletes lets the…

LCU Sweeps Lady Bison

April 13, 2008—Third-ranked Lubbock Christian scored a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference softball wins at Oklahoma Baptist Sunday, 6-0 and 10-2. Marissa Gonzalez fanned 13 batters and scattered three hits in the shutout of OBU in the opener. Jami Pate had two singles and Brooke Stevens singled for the Lady…

Bison Split at SNU

April 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist split a pair of 6-2 games at Southern Nazarene Saturday, giving the Bison the series, two games to one. OBU won the Saturday opener, while SNU captured the nightcap.In the opener, SNU carried a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, but the Bison erupted for four runs on four hits…

Lady Bison Split at Northwestern

April 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist split two games in Alva with Northwestern Oklahoma State, lsoing the opener 8-5 before claiming the second game 6-3. Jami Pate singled and eventually scored on a passed ball in the top of the first inning of the first game, but the Lady Rangers scored three in the bottom of…

OBU Qualifies Three More

April 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist added three new national track qualifiers and improved several qualifying times at the North Texas Classic Friday.  OBU hit 16 qualifying marks in the meet but the only new additions were Justin Duncan, Durrell Williams and Brianna Shippy.Duncan and Williams went first…

Collazo Drives in Seven in 14-13 OBU Win

April 11, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist slugger Josh Collazo hit two two-run homers and had a three-run double and it almost wasn't enough as the Bison rallied to a 14-13 win over Southern Nazarene Saturday. Collazo, a junior from Tampa, Fla., was three for four with two walks and Billy Thomas, a junior from…

Bison Add Steinmetz

April 10, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has added 6-6 Seminole State College guard Garrett Steinmetz to the men's basketball roster for the 2008-09 season. Steinmetz was MVP of the 2005 State Tournament for Fort Cobb-Broxton and led the team back to the finals in 2006. He made All-State in 2006 and played…

Bison Back in NAIA Top 25

April 9, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist is back in the NAIA Top 25 baseball ranking. The Bison, now at 30-8 this season, pulled into the No. 25 slot this week, having won 14 of their last 16 games.It is the second time OBU has been ranked this season. After not being ranked in the preseason poll, OBU opened the…

OBU Qualifies Nine More for NAIA Meet

April 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist hit 16 qualifying marks, including nine new "A" standard national qualifiers at the Emporia State Track Meet Saturday. The men's 400 hurdles was the gold mine for OBU, as four Bison qualified for the first time this season, led by winner Ross Harlan, who turned in the best…

OC Sweeps OBU Netters

April 8, 2008—Oklahoma Christian made it a season sweep of OBU in men's tennis and a split in women's tennis by taking both matches Saturday, 7-2 in men's and 5-4 in women's action. Gustavo Schaefer was the bright spot for the Oklahoma Baptist men's team, taking his No. 4 singles match over Adalid Martinez,…

OCU Takes Two from Lady Bison

April 8, 2008—Oklahoma City took a pair from the Oklahoma Baptist softball team Tuesday, 7-3 and 4-0. In the first game, OBU fell behind 2-0 before tying the game in the third inning when Jayme Boyer and Kaley Dickerson scored on a two-run double by Brooke Stevens.The Stars piled on four runs in the top of…

Richards Wins Bison Invitational

April 8, 2008—Mark Richards earned top medalist honors in the Bison Invitational at Shawnee Country Club Tuesday as the Oklahoma Baptist men finished second. Richards followed his one-under 70 on Monday with a 76 in dreary weather conditions Tuesday for a 146. That gave Richards, a senior from Choctaw, the…

Bison Complete Sweep of OC

April 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist banged out 20 hits in completing a three-game sweep of Oklahoma Christian Monday, 16-3, in Oklahoma City. The Bison won their 30th game of the season, improving to 30-8 overall and 14-7 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.OBU broke a scoreless tie in the second on a two-run…

Bison Lead Invitational After First Round

April 7, 2008—Fueled by Mark Richards' first round 70, Oklahoma Baptist leads the Bison Invitational after the opening round Monday by two strokes. Thirteen was a lucky number for the Bison, who had four of five golfers birdie the 13th hole.Richards birdied holes one, four and 13 to post the lone sub-par…

Armstrong Wins Three Events

April 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University thrower John Armstrong won three events at the Ray Vaughn Track Classic at Oklahoma Christian Saturday. Armstrong, a sophomore from Lincoln, Calif., won the shot put with a heave of 41-8.75. He went on to win the discus with a throw of 137-4 and the hammer throw…

Bison Sweep Oklahoma Christian

April 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist swept Oklahoma Christian in an odd Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader that included a walk-off win and a runaway victory. The Bison won the opener 7-6 and a scored a run-rule victory in the nightcap, 15-5.OBU took the first game on a walk-off base hit to the left-center…

Lady Bison 10th at Bluebonnet

April 2, 2008—The Oklahoma Baptist women's golf team placed 10th in the 2008 Bluebonnet Classic Tuesday in Texas. OBU shot a team 743 over two rounds, finishing 134 strokes behind winner Oklahoma City.Cierra Boone was 28th to lead OBU, shooting an 89 and an 87 for 176. Molly Moore was 35th at 180, shooting…

Rogers State Sweeps OBU

April 1, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist dropped a pair of three-run games at No.10 Rogers State Tuesday evening, 3-0 and 5-2. Kelli Dunagan blanked OBU on six hits in the opener, including a double by Sonya Beach. Beach took the loss, allowing no earned runs on five hits.OBU fell behind 2-0 in the second game before…

Unity Through Service

April 1, 2008—Some people cringe at the thought of needles, blood and cadavers. To members of Oklahoma Baptist University's Student Nurses Association, the words represent a career they desire and love. The SNA at Oklahoma Baptist University gives nursing students from every class a connection to other…

University Unveils Centennial Logo

April 1, 2008—Looking to the future while celebrating the past, OBU will commemorate its Centennial Year during the 2009-2010 academic year. The University's centennial committee recently unveiled the Centennial Logo, which incorporates the centennial theme, Proudly Stand On Bison Hill: The First 100…

OBU Rallies Pay Off Against USAO

April 1, 2008—PLAINVIEW, Texas - The three-four-five part of the OBU lineup combined for 10 hits and 12 RBI to lead the Bison past USAO in a wild 16-15 elimination game at the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday. Chris Chambers drove in six runs with two two-run homers and a two-run triple, Mason…

Bass Headed to Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

March 31, 2008—Legendary Oklahoma Baptist University men's basketball coach Bob Bass will be one of four men inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame this summer. Langston football and basketball coach Caesar "Zip" Gayles, Oklahoma State wrestling great Jack VanBebber, and major league pitcher Eddie…

Bison, RSU Divide Doubleheader

March 29, 2008—Late rallies were the order of the day as Oklahoma Baptist and Rogers State split a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference games at Bison Field Saturday. OBU won the opener 10-8, but dropped the second game 6-4.In the opener, Rogers State jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, using thee…

OBU Strong in Outdoor Opener

March 29, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist officially opened outdoor track season Saturday with every winner setting a new track record. The Bison won 20 events and qualified for the national outdoor meet in 11 events. Two other athletes made the 'B' standard time for qualifying. The women's 4x100 relay team of…

Lady Bison Lose Two to SGU

March 28, 2008—St. Gregory's took both ends of a double header at Oklahoma Baptist Friday, 6-0 and 5-2. In the first game, Sharon Bell and Kaylen Woosley combined on a one-hit shout-out and an impressive string of 19 consecutive batters retired.Jami Pate led off the bottom of the first on an infield single…

SNU Holds Off Lady Bison

March 28, 2008—One day after upsetting No. 22 Oklahoma Christian, the 25th-ranked Oklahoma Baptist University Lady Bison tennis team came up short, 6-3, to No. 10 Southern Nazarene. Southern Nazarene swept the doubles 3-0, but the teams split the six singles matches evenly.Samantha Attard knocked off…

Bison Lose at RSU, 8-7

March 27, 2008—After trailing hosts Rogers State 7-1, Oklahoma Baptist University tied the score but could not pull off a win in Sooner Athletic Conference baseball action Thursday, losing 8-7. Frank Avilla scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh Kirkpatrick in the second but the Bison trailed 7-1 after two…

Hoffman Accepts Mercer Post

March 27, 2008—Courtesy MercerBears.com MACON, Ga. - Mercer Athletics Director Bobby Pope on Thursday introduced Oklahoma Baptist alum and former head men's basketball coach Bob Hoffman as the new head men's basketball coach, effective immediately. Hoffman was recommended by a 10-member search committee that…

Lady Bison Split at SNU

March 27, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist dropped into second place in the Sooner Athletic Conference standings after a split at Southern Nazarene. OBU won the opener in nine innings, 5-4, but dropped the second game 5-3.The Lady Bison jumped out on top in the second inning on consecutive singles by Brittney Day,…

OBU Splits Matches with OC

March 27, 2008—A pair of mild upsets took place on the Oklahoma Baptist University tennis courts Thursday in two Top 25 showdowns. The No. 25 Lady Bison knocked off 22nd-ranked Oklahoma Christian, while the No. 25 Eagles returned the favor against the 23rd-ranked OBU men.The Lady Bison won 5-4, while OC…

OBU to Host Meet Saturday

March 27, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist will host its first official meet on the new track Saturday with nine schools and several unattached runners competing. Along with national powerhouse OBU will be St. Gregory's, Oklahoma Christian, Southern Nazarene, Bacone, Langston, West Texas A&M, Friends and Sterling.The…

Rackley Signs with OBU

March 27, 2008—Stillwater High School standout Erica Rackley has signed to run track and cross country next year at Oklahoma Baptist University. Rackley, the daughter of Jerry and Lisa Rackley, was an All-Conference selection in the 2007 cross country season. She also has received the honor of being a…

Samuels Signs to Play Volleyball at OBU

March 27, 2008—Gabrielle 'Gabby' Samuels will play her college volleyball at Oklahoma Baptist University after signing last week with the Lady Bison. Able to play outside hitter, defensive specialist and libero, the 5-4 Samuels was a four-year All-Conference and All-State at Community Christian School. The…

Bison Shut Out by OU

March 26, 2008—Oklahoma topped the Bison 7-0 Tuesday afternoon in men's tennis, dropping the Bison to 6-8 on the season. Bruno Scacalossi won seven games as the highlight for OBU in No. 1 singles, losing to Andrei Daescu, 6-3, 6-4.OBU returns to action Thursday at home against Oklahoma Christian at 3 p.m.OU…

Bison Sixth at UST Texas Intercollegiate

March 25, 2008—The Bison men's golf team of Oklahoma Baptist University finished sixth in the UST Texas Intercollegiate at Hawks Creek Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas last week. OBU tied Southwestern College (Kan.) at 613 with the Bison shooting a 298 in the first round, followed by a 315.Alex Hamilton was…

Four Lady Bison Earn National Honors

March 25, 2008—Four Oklahoma Baptist University women's basketball players earned national honors, it was announced Tuesday. Betsy Simmons earned Second-Team All-America status, while Heather Graham was an honorable mention All-America pick.Keely Tolin and Kristin Anderson were All-America Scholar…

Jones Named Honorable Mention All-America

March 25, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Brent Jones has been named to the NAIA All-America honorable mention list. Jones, a junior guard from Toledo, Ohio, led the Bison in scoring, steals and assists, averaging 16.3 points, 2.3 steals and 3.8 assists per game.

Tennis Teams Win Six During Break

March 25, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Spring Break tennis tour to Florida was met with moderate success last week. The Bison were 3-4 on the trip, while the Lady Bison collected a 2-4 record.Lindsey Wilson knocked off the OBU women 5-0 in Bowling Green, Ky. Brittany Byrd forced a third set in No. 2…

Chambers Walk-Off Tops No. 18 Bacone

March 24, 2008—Chris Chambers launched a solo home run to lead off the ninth inning, giving Oklahoma Baptist a 7-6 win over 18th-ranked Bacone Monday. Chambers' blast to right field was the lone home run struck in a game in which the wind was blowing out to left. It was his fourth home run of the season and…

Bison End Season in Quarterfinals

March 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist lost a heartbreaking 74-69 quarterfinal contest to Campbellsville University Saturday, ending the Bison season at 24-10.  The Bison had a few opportunities to tie the game or take a lead late in a contest that had 10 lead changes and seven ties."On the one hand, you're…

Bison Rally Past MACU

March 21, 2008—Billy Thomas and Mason Reilly combined for eight hits and 11 RBI to rally Oklahoma Baptist past Mid-America Christian 21-10 Friday in Oklahoma City. Thomas had four hits, including a double, to go with seven RBI. Reilly had a home run and three singles to drive home four more.The Bison had a…

Bison Stun Lambuth, 89-79

March 21, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist had enough defense and discovered some offensive firepower to upset third-ranked and third-seeded Lambuth, 89-79, Friday in the first match-up between the two teams. TranSouth champion Lambuth entered the game averaging better than 93 points per game, the top scoring offense…

Bison Claim Overtime Thriller

March 20, 2008—Justin Williams went from afterthought to hero when he popped a three-pointer with two seconds left to life Oklahoma Baptist to a mild upset over 14th-seed Auburn-Montgomery, 71-70 in overtime. The Bison trailed by four with under a minute left in the extra period, but Brian Hill was fouled…

Lady Bison Split at Belhaven

March 19, 2008—OBU Splits Doubleheader in Mississippi Oklahoma Baptist ended its Spring Break trip to the South with a split with Belhaven College Wednesday, losing the first game 13-1 before taking the second contest 3-2.OBU's lone run in the opener was a solo home run by Brittney Day.The Lady Bison…

Long Range Attack Knocks Out Lady Bison

March 19, 2008—JACKSON, Tenn. - An unexpected attack led to an abrupt ending for eighth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist University at the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Tournament Wednesday at Oman Arena. Lindsey Wilson College built a 21-point lead with torrid outside shooting, then held off a…

Former Staff Member Beverly Pearson Dies

March 18, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University staff member Beverly Pearson died Tuesday, March 18, after an extended battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 71. A native of Nashville, Tenn., Pearson served at OBU from 1981-88. She served as director of cooperative education and an instructor in business…

Spring Hill Sweeps Lady Bison

March 17, 2008—OBU dropped a pair of games to Spring Hill Monday night in Mobile, 3-2 and 5-1. OBU took a 1-0 lead in the opener on Sonya Beach's third home run of the season, but the Badgers took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second.Vanessa Fortune singled in a run in the seventh to tie things up, but…

Lady Bison Take Bronze Bracket

March 16, 2008—After struggling through pool play, Oklahoma Baptist found its sticks Sunday and captured the Bronze Bracket championship at the Gulf Coast Invitational with wins over Ohio Dominican and USAO. OBU scored an extra-inning win over Ohio Dominican, 12-8, and held off USAO 4-3 in the finals. Kaley…

Bison Sweep Hastings

March 15, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist continued its domination of non-conference foes with a 10-2, 9-5 sweep of Hastings Saturday afternoon. OBU is now 15-1 this season against teams outside the Sooner Athletic Conference and 22-6 overall.Josh Palmer (2-2) evened his pitching record in the opener, holding Hastings…

OBU Drops Two in Alabama

March 15, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist dropped two games at the Gulf Coast Invitational Saturday, losing to Spring  Hill 1-0 and Columbia 11-1.Sonya Beach took the hard-luck loss in the 1-0 setback. OBU was shut out on four hits.OBU got its only run of the game on an Alyssa Henkes single in the loss to…

Bison Eighth at Red River

March 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University finished eighth in the Red River Intercollegiate men's golf tournament at WinStar Golf Club in Thackerville Tuesday. The Bison finished with a three-round 901 team score, 37 strokes off the pace of champion Northeastern State University.Arnaud Cotten took 13th place…

Bison Rally Past IWC, 8-6

March 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist trimmed Iowa Wesleyan 8-6 to complete a three-game sweep of the series Friday at Bison Field. Both teams had 10 hits and the Bison rallied from a run down with a three-run eighth inning to move to 20-6 on the season.IWC went up 3-0 in the first inning on a triple by Candy…

Softball Drops Two in Alabama

March 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist came up short against a pair of Top 25 teams in the Gulf Coast Invitational Friday, losing to No. 21 Thomas 7-2 and No. 7 Shorter 10-1. OBU freshman Sonya Beach got her first college home run and Kaley Dickerson singled home a run for the Lady Bison in the loss to Thomas,…

Providing Spiritual Food

March 13, 2008—On-campus ministries at Oklahoma Baptist University strive to cater to students' different focuses, passions and callings. One ministry, in particular, caters to something more: the stomach.  Noonday provides a way students can be fed both physically and spiritually every Friday at noon…

AHS Teammates are First OBU Volleyball Recruits

March 11, 2008—A pair of Allen (Texas) High School seniors is Oklahoma Baptist University's first volleyball recruits. Cassandra Winker, a 5-6 libero, and Chassie Hamilton, a 5-10 outside hitter, committed to the Lady Bison program, which resumes this fall. Winker and Hamilton have been All-District…

Becoming a Bison

March 11, 2008—The Herd, a student organization, assists the admissions process and recruitment of new students at Oklahoma Baptist University. Over the past few years, The Herd has experienced growth within its organization, which in turn positively affects recruitment of new students. "We're the primary…

Dugan Signs with Lady Bison

March 11, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has signed Madill High School standout Heather Dugan for the 2008-09 track and cross country seasons. Dugan, the daughter of Curtis and Lesli Dugan, will compete in cross country and in the 800, 1600 and 4x800 at OBU.She is a two-time All-State in cross country,…

Lady Bison Come Up Short in Final

March 11, 2008—The rubber game belong to Oklahoma City - almost all night long. The teams split three-point home wins in the regular season but OCU led Oklahoma Baptist by as many as 20 points in claiming the women's SAC Championship, 83-73 Tuesday night.The first half belonged to Oklahoma City and the…

Next Generation of Church Leaders

March 11, 2008—Each semester, scores of Oklahoma Baptist University students travel to churches across Oklahoma to preach, lead worship and give their testimonies. Partnering in the annual OBU Day in the Churches, the students represent the university in every region of the state. A longstanding tradition…

OBU Students Travel The World During J-Term

March 11, 2008—In Mexico, South Asia and Thailand, three teams of OBU students worked to develop relationships and sow seeds during January. GO Trips, organized by OBU's Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach, are designed to provide hands-on field experience. Martha Hernandez, assistant professor of…

OBU Sweeps MACU

March 11, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist improved to 4-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference with a pair of pitching gems in sweeping Mid-American Christian 4-0 and 2-0 Tuesday. Sonya Beach (6-5) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and nearly completed the feat. OBU's freshman retired the first two batters of the…

The Roadies of UCS

March 11, 2008—University Concert Series, a student-led organization, provides a channel for students to share their artistic talents and to enjoy musical showcases. For UCS members, the organization also provides them with the opportunity to work behind-the-scenes with lighting and sound - essentially,…

A Life Changing Investment

March 10, 2008—Two values essential to OBU are community and outreach. Over the next two decades OBU will combine these two ideals in their outreach efforts with the Kai people. The Kai people are one of the largest unreached and unengaged people groups in the world. In 2006, OBU adopted this fishing…

Bison take Two from IWC

March 10, 2008—Eighth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist snapped out of a five-game slide Sunday with a 4-2 win a Wayland Baptist and continued things on the right track Monday, taking two from Iowa Wesleyan. The Bison won the opener on an 11-1 run rule and took the second game 6-3.OBU broke out on top in the bottom of…

Just Sit and Listen

March 10, 2008—As friends gather together to watch their favorite TV show or attend a basketball game on Thursday night, Whitney Morton and Erin Traynor are able to get together to sing hymns, play games and share stories with some of their older friends. Through Oklahoma Baptist University's Age to Age…

Bison Drop Two at Wayland Baptist

March 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist lost its fourth and fifth straight Sooner Athletic Conference games, losing both ends of a doubleheader in Texas to Wayland Baptist University, 5-2 and 6-4. OBU allowed a five-run fourth in the opener and got only a two-run single from Josh Kirkpatrick in response. Josh…

Bison Miss Title by Less Than A Point

March 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University came within half a second of winning a national indoor track championship Saturday, but finished second to Azusa Pacific. APU entered the final event with a 63.75 to 58 lead and finished sixth to pick up a point in the 4x400 relay. OBU needed a second- or…

Lady Bison Win 2OT Thriller

March 8, 2008—At last, overtime is OBU's friend. After suffering an 0-2 mark in its first two overtime games, the Lady Bison made up for it with an 87-86 double overtime victory over Southern Nazarene in the Sooner Athletic Conference semifinals.Taujhnae Travis scored an conference season-high 38 points and…

Board Approves Budget, Ratifies Renovation Plan

March 7, 2008—During their spring meeting on campus Friday, OBU trustees approved the operating budget for the upcoming academic year and ratified a significant step in improvement of on-campus housing. Trustees approved a $38.6 million operating budget for the 2008-09 academic year, including a 4.74…

Hilton Wins NAIA Heptathlon

March 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist got its first national champion of the 2008 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Jonathan Hilton, who set a national record in the heptathlon. Hilton finished with 5,454 points to break the record of 4,921 set last season by Forrest Gregory of Doane.Hilton ran the 60…

Lady Bison Top Wayland Baptist

March 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist moved into the Sooner Athletic Conference semifinals, coasting past Wayland Baptist 67-51 Friday. "It's a great win," said OBU coach John McCullough. "Any tournament win is a great win. This was a good chance to work on our offense. We did our assignments right."The Lady Bison…

A Different Form of Ministry

March 6, 2008—On Bison Hill, resident assistants consider their jobs to be a form of ministry. It has become a passion for two WMU resident assistants, junior Jill McDonald and sophomore Melissa Krauss. "I am patient and passionate about my job as an RA, and I'm willing to stop whatever it is that I'm…

Bison Lose in Quarterfinals

March 6, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist nearly overcame foul trouble but couldn't escape Rogers State in the Sooner Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament Thursday, 71-67. Brent Jones scored 31 points but the heroics were lost thanks to the foul situation, which contributed to Rogers State's 46-24…

Bison Assured of Reaching NAIA Tournament

March 5, 2008—What was in question a week ago is now a certainty - Oklahoma Baptist will be headed to the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Crucial wins over Rogers State and John Brown prodded the Bison from a three-way tie for fourth into a final tie for third and bumped the Bison from 32nd in…

Appreciating the Process

March 4, 2008—"Success is not in the money you make. Success is in the enjoyment of letting other people enjoy something you love," said senior Chris Cochran.  For Oklahoma Baptist University's art club, this attitude holds true. The process of creating art and the appreciation for other people's work…

Davis Returns to OBU for Organ Recital

March 4, 2008—Dr. Ron Davis will return to Oklahoma Baptist University to perform an organ recital, on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU's Potter Auditorium. Davis, associate professor of music at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., served on the OBU faculty from 1987-2004. The recital will…

Home Away from Home

March 4, 2008—The women of Oklahoma Baptist University have many different options when it comes to on-campus housing. For freshmen, the only option may seem to be WMU Memorial Dormitory, but for DeMetri Moon and Chelsea Rose, Kerr Dorm seemed to be the more perfect fit. "It is a complete family feeling.…

Ladies Take Charge

March 4, 2008—The ladies of Oklahoma Baptist University had their chance to take control at the annual Date Auction on March 4 at 7:30 p.m in Yarbrough Auditorium. OBU bachelors were auctioned off by the senior class to OBU bachelorettes. "The Date Auction gave the girls permission to take charge and make…

OBU Headed to Indoor Nationals

March 4, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has a tall order to fill in defending its women's national indoor title while the men try to match or better their No. 2 finish last season. The NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships begin Thursday in Johnson City, Tenn., and the Lady Bison hope to get the most…

Recognition of Achievement

March 4, 2008—Campus organizations provide a way for Oklahoma Baptist University students to be involved and connected on campus. Organizations like Mortar Board also provide a way for students to be honored for academic excellence.  "Mortar Board is an honor society for senior students who excel in…

Thrill of Victory

March 4, 2008—The crowd stands, students cheer and the teams hold their breath as the game comes down to the last few seconds. Everyone waits with excitement when the last shot is taken. In January, one of those closing moments featured a half-court buzzer-beater by Oklahoma Baptist University's Evan Grace…

Tolin Family Adds to OBU Legacy

March 4, 2008—For the past eight years, Oklahoma Baptist has had at least two Tolins on the hardwood. In 2000, Doug Tolin took the helm of the men's basketball team and his son Kyle came to play under him for four years and in 2006 became his assistant coach. After Kyle graduated in 2004, his sister Keely…

Graham, Simmons Lead OBU All-SAC Contingent

March 3, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist had six players honored in some fashion on the 2007-08 All-Sooner Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Team released Monday, led by Betsy Simmons and Heather Graham. Graham, a junior forward from Wayne, was named SAC Co-Newcomer of the Year and was a Second Team All-SAC…

OBU Nursing Students Surpass National Average in 2007 Exam

March 3, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's nursing students had a 90.91 percent pass rate on the 2007 National Council Licensing Exam, according to a recent report from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The OBU students surpassed the national average of 85.47 percent and the Oklahoma average of 82.07 percent.…

OBU Teacher's Education Is Nationally Recognized

March 3, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's teacher education program recently gained national recognition from the Association for Childhood Education International. To be listed as "nationally recognized," OBU's teacher education program met the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's…

Three Bison Named All-SAC

March 3, 2008—Three Oklahoma Baptist University Bison were named to the 2007-08 Men's All-Sooner Athletic Conference Basketball Team, it was announced Monday. Brent Jones, a junior guard from Toledo, Ohio, topped the list as a First-Team selection. Jones averaged a team-best 15.6 points per game and also…

Travis Named SAC Player of the Week

March 3, 2008—Taujhnae Travis, a sophomore guard from Humble, Texas, captured Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for Feb. 25-March 2. Travis averaged 23 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4 assists and two steals for the week in wins over Rogers State and John Brown. She shot 68 percent from the field…

Bison Turn Back John Brown

March 1, 2008—The only thing holding Oklahoma Baptist back from the national tournament is the pleasure of the national ranking committee after OBU defeated a scrappy John Brown squad 67-62 in Siloam Springs, Ark., Saturday. The win sealed the third seed for the Bison in the SAC Tournament, who should see…

Lady Bison Set Home Run Record in Win

March 1, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist completed its stay in the Mid-America Nazarene University Tournament with a bang - make that eight bangs - in two wins with 40 runs and 45 hits. The Lady Bison slaughtered Dordt 25-2 and Park 15-9, launching eight home runs on the day, including a school-record seven in one…

Lady Bison Thwart John Brown

March 1, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist's vaunted defense allowed 42 points in the first half to John Brown University, but buckled down and allowed just 14 in the second half in getting the Lady Bison a 73-56 road win Saturday. The lead changed hands seven times in the first half, but John Brown led by as many as…

LCU Completes Sweep of Bison, 11-6

March 1, 2008—Fourth-ranked Lubbock Christian completed its three-game sweep of No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist Saturday with an 11-6 win in the series finale. OBU had 13 hits in the game, but couldn't contain the Chaparral offense.Down 3-0, OBU made it a 3-1 game in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Frank…

Bison Drop Two to LCU

February 29, 2008—Eighth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist lost in Sooner Athletic Conference action for the first time Friday, dropping two games to No. 4 Lubbock Christian, 4-1 and 12-1. "Those were two good arms they threw out there at us today," said OBU coach Bobby Cox of LCU complete game winners Chris Holguin and…

Lady Bison Go 1-2 in Classic

February 29, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist continued its offensive assault in the Mid-America Nazarene Tournament, but the defense didn't follow suit as the Lady Bison softball team went 1-2. OBU lost to Grand View 7-6 and Park 13-9 before whipping pool champion Sterling 19-9. In all, the Lady Bison had 34 runs and 46…

Bison Knock Off Rogers State

February 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist went into Thursday night's game in a log jam tie for fourth place and emerged with a 69-56 win over Rogers State that put them on the up-side of a tie for third. OBU's win, coupled with Oklahoma City's win at Northwestern and Southern Nazarene's win at Wayland Baptist, pushed…

Lady Bison Add Noble’s Solomon

February 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has signed Noble High School softball player Kelsey Solomon to play for the Lady Bison, beginning in the 2008-09 school year. Solomon, the daughter of Frank and Dee Solomon, was a three-time All-Conference softball player for NHS and was All-Conference in basketball…

Lady Bison Complete Perfect Home Season

February 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison completed the program's first perfect home season Saturday, beating Rogers State 67-52. The game was the last on the Noble Complex floor for seniors Keely Tolin, Betsy Simmons and Ashley Gamble."That feels really great," said OBU coach John McCullough…

Bison Ranked Eighth in Poll

February 27, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's 16-1 start has gotten notice. The first regular season Top 25 poll has the Bison, who received no votes in the preseason poll, ranked eighth in the nation.The Bison will be tested quickly. Their first opponent as a rated team is No. 4 Lubbock Christian. The Chaps…

Cameron Shuts Out OBU Teams

February 27, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist had its home debut spoiled by a strong pair of Cameron teams, losing both the men's and women's matches, 9-0. OBU was blanked in singles sets for the day.The Bison and Lady Bison return to action this weekend in the Wichita Tournament.Men's Doubles1. Pazos/Mullor, CU, def.…

Lady Bison Sweep MACU

February 27, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist put together a strong start by Sonya Beach, a stellar relief job from Alicia Avilla and swept Mid-America Christian Wednesday, 2-0 and 12-6. Beach (3-3) tossed a two-hit shutout in the opener without issuing a walk. Avilla tossed 5.2 innings of one-hit shutout relief in the…

Bison Trim Chargers 6-4

February 26, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist and Briar Cliff came into Tuesday's baseball game with the top two run-scoring offenses in the NAIA. They were no match for the north wind as OBU won a rather routine-looking 6-4 contest. The game's only extra-base hit came from OBU's new home run hitter Josh Collazo. Collazo…

Alum Captures USATF Indoor 60 Meters Title

February 25, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University national champion Michael Rodgers won the USA Track and Field's Indoor 60 national championship Sunday. Rodgers, who set the NAIA meet record last year in 6.65 seconds, won the USATF meet in 6.54 seconds in the meet shown on ESPN. "It doesn't sound like…

Bison Complete Sweep of USAO

February 25, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist completed its three-game sweep of USAO Sunday, taking the Drovers 9-5 in Chickasha. The Bison got eight strong innings from Doug Hurn, who took a shutout into the sixth inning, when USAO struck for four runs.OBU had taken a 3-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI ground out by…

OBU Honors 1957-58 Team

February 25, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist honored its 1957-58 basketball team Saturday, recognizing the 50th anniversary of OBU's first national tournament team. The team was feted at a reception, dinner and a pre-game ceremony before the 2008 Bison took on the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Members of…

Rodgers Captures USATF Indoor 60

February 25, 2008—Former Oklahoma Baptist University national champion Michael Rodgers won the USA Track and Field's Indoor 60 national championship Sunday. Rodgers, who set the NAIA meet record last year in 6.65 seconds, won the USATF meet in 6.54 seconds in the meet shown on ESPN. "It doesn't sound like…

Baseball Sweeps USAO

February 23, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist recorded a double-header sweep of USAO, 14-4 and 6-1. The Bison had their streak of double-digit scoring games stopped at six games, but moved to 5-0 in the SAC, while handing USAO their first conference losses.OBU won the first game, playing from behind in the first two…

Bison Hold Off USAO

February 23, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist got a near-perfect night from Al Moore and held off USAO 67-62 in a key Sooner Athletic Conference battle Saturday. Moore hit all seven of his field goal attempts and scored seven free throws in nine attempts for a 21-points night. He and point guard Brent Jones supplied…

Lady Bison Go 1-2 in Cowtown Classic

February 23, 2008—OBU had a rough day at the Cowtown Classic when a foul ball call cost them a game. OBU went 1-2 on the day. Brittney Day launched what appeared to be a walk-off grand slam in the consolation finals against Northwood, but the home plate umpire ruled that the ball was foul. "Brittney hit it…

Lady Bison Rout USAO

February 23, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist got even for its first loss of the season, drilling USAO 86-62 Saturday. Taujhnae Travis, who was not yet eligible the first time the teams met this season in Chickasha, scored 30 points for a season high for the team this season. "After watching the first game, I really…

Hobart's Funkhouser Signs with Bison

February 22, 2008—Hobart High School track and cross country standout Dalton Funkhouser has signed to run for Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning next fall. Funkhouser, the son of Shane and Lorie Funkhouser, was a two-time cross country All-Region selection and a three-time state qualifier. He also is a…

Lady Bison go 2-1 in Fort Worth

February 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist took two out of three in the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, rebounding form an opening loss. First-year program Houston-Victoria shut out the Lady Bison for a 2-0 win with Lauren Garza holding OBU to two hits - a pair of sixth-inning singles by Vanessa Fortune…

Lady Bison Rally Past SNU

February 21, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist scored a huge road win Thursday night, completing its first sweep of Southern Nazarene since 1986-87 with a 71-63 come-from-behind victory. Down 53-44 with 13:18 left in the game, OBU called timeout and coach John McCullough asked his team to dig in. Fifteen consecutive…

Bison Ranked 21st in Men's Tennis Poll

February 20, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University is ranked 21st in the first regular season NAIA men's tennis poll, dropping six spots from the preseason poll. OBU's men have yet to play a match. The schedule will test the Bison this season. OBU has matches with No. 3 Embry-Riddle, No. 6 Lindsey Wilson, No. 14…

OBU Adds Qualifiers and a Home Meet

February 20, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist added four more to the national meet field with performances at the Oklahoma Christian meet Saturday in Norman. Olabusomi Bashorun and Dominique Matthews hit qualifying marks in the men's 60 meters. Bashrorun's time of 6.91 is sixth in the nation and Matthews' mark of 6.92 is…

Bison Score 48 in Sweep of Northwestern

February 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist banged out 10 home runs among 31 hits and hung 48 runs on host Northwestern Oklahoma State in sweeping the Rangers 20-7 and 28-8 Tuesday in Alva. OBU's Joshua Collazo had his home run streak stopped at six after homering in the first game and walking five times in the second.…

Bison Sweep SGU 76-61

February 19, 2008—For a few moments, it looked like St. Gregory's would take Shawnee bragging rights away from Oklahoma Baptist, but order was restored and the Bison captured a season sweep with a 76-61 win Tuesday night. "We see these guys at Wal Mart and talk a little. It makes you want to win this game,"…

Ladies Fall at NSU

February 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist dipped to 0-3 in women's tennis Friday with a 8-1 loss at Northeastern State University. The lone winner for OBU was the doubles tandem of Brooke Mowery and Camber Robinett, who defeated Michaela Romanova and Karolina Chichon, 9-7. The rest of the men's and women's action…

Lady Bison Pummel St. Gregory's

February 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist cruised to a second easy victory of the year, sweeping St. Gregory's with an 86-34 win Tuesday. OBU out-rebounded the Lady Cavaliers 59-34, held them to 18 percent shooting from the field and won the battle of the benches 47-17. Every Lady Bison got in the scoring column. …

Garner Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

February 18, 2008—Adam Garner earned Sooner Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors for Feb. 11-17. Garner, a senior pitcher from Toronto, Ontario, had a perfect earned run average, allowing four hits and no walks while picking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings in OBU's 13-3 win over…

Grace Sets Three-Point Record in Win

February 16, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Evan Grace, who earlier this season tied the single game record for three-pointers made and then later hit a half-court buzzer-beater to knock off Oklahoma City, said he needed a dose of confidence. "I worked all week on my shot, trying to get my confidence…

Glory Shakes The Ground Featured On OBU Centennial Book Series

February 15, 2008—A unique collection of written prayers by the late Dr. James E. Hurley is the latest addition to the Oklahoma Baptist University Centennial Book Series. Glory Shakes the Ground: Written Prayers of James E. Hurley is a paperback work which features 54 prayers composed by the long-time OBU…

Shawnee's Fink Signs with Lady Bison

February 15, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University softball has added a familiar face to its roster for the 2008-09 season with the addition of Shawnee High School left fielder Kelly Fink. She is the daughter of OBU head softball coach Pam Fink and OBU sports information director Ray Fink. Kelly Fink, who played…

Bison Lose at OCU

February 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist rallied back from 18 points down in the first half, to climb in close before the wheels came off in an 88-60 loss at Oklahoma City Thursday. OCU took a large 27-9 lead with 7:24 left in the first half, but OBU charged back to within 35-27 by halftime on a 16-6 run, including…

Bison Run-Rule Northwestern 13-3

February 14, 2008—Bison Run-Rule Northwestern, 13-3 Adam Garner struck out 10 batters, Josh Collazo hit two home runs and OBU scored a 13-3 run-rule win the Sooner Athletic Conference opener with Northwestern Oklahoma State Thursday. Garner went seven innings, allowing two unearned runs to go with 10…

Lady Bison Fall at OCU

February 14, 2008—The Oklahoma City women avenged their only conference loss with a three-point, 61-58 win over Oklahoma Baptist, securing a win that will go a long way to helping them in a possible regular season conference crown. The Stars held the Lady Bison seven three-point attempts for the game, but the…

Lady Bison Sweep Texas Wesleyan in Opener

February 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist posted 25 runs and 27 hits in its first softball doubleheader of the season, sweeping Texas Wesleyan 8-7 and 17-3 in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday. "We came out and hit the ball well today," said OBU coach Pam Fink. "I'm pretty happy with the offense, but there is still a lot of…

Collazo Named Player of the Week

February 11, 2008—Josh Collazo of Oklahoma Baptist University has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week.Collazo, a junior first baseman from Tampa, Fla., drove in 17 runs and scored 11 more in leading Oklahoma Baptist to a 5-1 record for the week with two-game sweeps of Tabor and College of…

Two More Qualify in Norman

February 11, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist had two athletes qualify Saturday in three events at the Oklahoma Christian Invitational for the NAIA national meet next month.Kirsten Morrow reached the automatic qualifying time in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:05.70.Montouya Moore met the B standard times in both the 60…

Bison Take Down Northwestern

February 9, 2008—After a loss by the Bison Thursday, Northwestern Oklahoma State came to town breathing down the necks of Oklahoma Baptist. OBU responded Saturday with a 62-57 win over the Rangers to keep for now a spot in the upper third of the Sooner Athletic Conference. The top four teams in the SAC at the…

Bison Win Two in Texas

February 9, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University closed out its Texas trip with two wins Saturday, knocking off host Hardin-Simmons 12-6 and College of the Southwest 17-10. The Bison avenged its first loss of the season in the win over HSU, allowing no earned runs on two errors. Doug Hurn got the pitching win with…

Lady Bison Double-Up Northwestern

February 9, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University showed no signs of fatigue in their third game since Tuesday with a 90-45 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State in the Noble Complex Saturday. OBU scored 45 points in each half, got all but one player 10 minutes or more of playing time and got scoring and rebounding…

Bison Take Down CSW, 14-3

February 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist racked up another blowout Friday and moved to 7-0 with a 14-3 run-rule victory over College of the Southwest at the Hardin-Simmons University Classic in Abilene, Texas. OBU, earlier national leaders in runs per game at 16 heading into the contest, trailed 2-0 after the top of…

Win Streak Ends in Texas

February 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist had its season-opening win streak stopped at seven games when Hardin-Simmons knocked off the Bison Friday night 13-5. OBU trailed 3-0 after the first inning but tied the game in the top of the second with three runs on a rally that didn't start until there were two outs.…

Bison Lose at Buzzer

February 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist suffered a home loss for the first time this season, dropping a 68-66 decision on a buzzer-beater by Jason Taylor. The shot almost didn't have a chance to happen, as an OC player moved both feet on a sideline in-bound pass that went undetected by the crack Sooner Athletic…

Lady Bison Roll Past OC

February 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist didn't care much about duplicating its 55-point win over Oklahoma Christian, settling for an 82-62 win in the Noble Complex. OBU beat OC in the Eagles Nest 96-41 earlier this season. Like that first game, Oklahoma Christian kept it close for a while with six lead changes and…

Lady Bison Softball Ready for 2008

February 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's softball team puts itself up against a season of tough competition this year, hopeful of getting the attention of the NAIA and a shot at its first national tournament appearance in five years. "Our schedule is pretty solid this year," said OBU coach Pam Fink.…

Track Adds Four More for 2008-09

February 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has signed four more athletes for the 2008-09 season, including three from Texas. Alexis Thurmond of Wichita Falls, Texas, Katy Palmer of Bowie, Texas, and Gunnar Sewell of Holliday, Texas, join Okemah's Kayla Smith as freshmen next season. Thurmond, a hurdler,…

Bison Walk Past Tabor

February 6, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist didn't have any trouble scoring runs Wednesday in sweeping Tabor College, but getting it all done before dark was another matter. OBU took both ends of the doubleheader 16-10 and 19-7, sending pitchers to pinch hit and swing at anything that moved in the bottom of the fourth…

Bison Hold Off John Brown

February 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist couldn't get the separation it wanted against a tenacious John Brown team, but it got the victory it needed Tuesday, holding off John Brown 66-60. Though the game never carried the air of an upset, OBU didn't dispatch the cellar-dwelling Golden Eagles easily. The biggest lead…

Lady Bison Add All-State Keeper Robinson

February 5, 2008—All-Region and State Champion goalkeeper Sarah Kathryn Robinson of Roebuck, S.C., signed a letter-of-intent to play soccer at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the 2008 season. Robinson, the daughter of Glenn and Rhonda Robinson, moved to Dorman High School in South Carolina after her…

Lady Bison Roll Past JBU

February 5, 2008—Taujhnae Travis didn't want to be the show, but she was in the spotlight coming off the bench Tuesday night, scoring 21 points and leading Oklahoma Baptist to a 79-54 rout of John Brown. Travis shot 56 percent form the field and canned 10 of 13 free throws in her Noble Complex debut, to go…

Solving Visual Problems

February 5, 2008— Lana, OBU associate professor of art, has a definite vision for the University's newest academic major. " />   "If I can teach kids to think creatively and to solve visual problems with effective solutions, they are going to be more employable," says Ron Lana. "They are going to have a…

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…

Boyer Named SAC Player of the Week

February 3, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist catcher Jayme Boyer is Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for Feb. 25-March 2. Boyer, a junior from Shawnee, Okla., batted .625 with a 1.542 slugging percentage for the week, smacking six home runs and driving in 17 runs for the game. She scored 14 runs and…

Bison Lose at Rogers State

February 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's defense struggled with a variety of Rogers State scorers en route to a 78-71 loss to the Hillcats in the first-ever men's basketball game between the two schools. RSU enjoyed the home win with five different double-figure scorers, maligning the top defense in the…

Bison Open Baseball Season with Sweep of Hillsdale

February 2, 2008—After opening 2007 with eight straight losses, Oklahoma Baptist began the 2008 season with a pair of easy wins over Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College Saturday, 15-5 and 10-0. Both games were shortened by the run-rule. The pitching was strong, allowing just one earned run, while the bats…

Lady Bison Drop Two at OU

February 2, 2008—The Lady Bison tennis team started the season with a hurdle it couldn't quite manage, losing two duals in Norman to the University of Oklahoma Friday, 7-0, 7-0. The Sooner women didn't lose a set, but OBU had its best showing in the second dual. Samantha Attard battled before losing to…

Lady Bison Rally Past RSU

February 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's first journey to Rogers State ended with a hard-fought 58-48 Lady Bison win Saturday. OBU had a brief first-half lead that evaporated quickly and the Hillcats had a 28-20 lead by halftime. The Lady Bison shot 29 percent from the field in the first half and had 10…

OBU Qualifes Four More at OU

February 2, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's track teams came up with 11 qualifying times, including four new national meet entrants, in the J.D. Martin Invitational at the University of Oklahoma this weekend. Dominique Matthews won the 200 meters in a new qualifying time of 22.11. He also placed seventh in…

Clark Signs With OBU

February 1, 2008—Caleb Clark has signed to run track and cross country at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in 2008-09. Clark ran track for Dewey High School and cross country from Bartlesville High. The son of Keith and Dela Clark, Caleb has excelled at both track and cross country. He is expected to…

Monsen Named Head Volleyball Coach

February 1, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has hired former Big XII co-Libero of the Year Anna Monsen as its head volleyball coach. Monsen, who played four seasons at the University of Oklahoma, will rebuild the program at OBU, which has been dormant since 1987. OBU started volleyball in 1975, but the…

OBU Names Anna Monsen Head Volleyball Coach

January 30, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has hired former Big XII co-Libero of the Year Anna Monsen as its head volleyball coach. Monsen, who played four seasons at the University of Oklahoma, will rebuild the program at OBU, which has been dormant since 1987. OBU started volleyball in 1975, but the…

Bison Strong at Jayhawk Invitational

January 28, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist had a good day Friday in Lawrence, Kan., at the Jayhawk Invitational, hitting 21 national marks, including six new automatic bids. Five of those six new qualifiers came on the women's side. Marissa Moseley ran a second-place 57.08 time in the 400 meters. In the 200…

Lady Bison Add Hogg to 2008-09 Roster

January 28, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist has added power forward Natasha Hogg for the 2008-09 women's basketball season. Hogg attended Langston in the fall but did not play. She transfers to OBU as a junior after two seasons at Weatherford College in Texas. The 6-0 native of Denton, Texas, Hogg averaged 18…

Bison Lose Again in Overtime

January 26, 2008—  For the second straight game, No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist went into overtime on the road and lost, this time 65-63 to Wayland Baptist. The Bison scored the first basket of the overtime session, by Brent Jones, but couldn't score any more. Kris Hatley tied the game at 63-63 and Michal…

Lady Bison Knock Off Wayland Baptist

January 26, 2008—It was a game of spurts Saturday afternoon as the Lady Bison outlasted Wayland Baptist 68-57 in Plainview. The beginning of the game saw little separation between the two teams, with WBU having several leads. Their biggest lead was 20-16 and then the Lady Bison caught fire, using an 11-2 run…

Bison Fall to LCU in Overtime

January 24, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist lost a tough overtime game to Lubbock Christian in Texas Thursday, 69-65 in overtime. In a game that came down to each possession, OBU was hurt by a controversial technical foul. LCU was inbounding the ball and Aaron Perez stole the ball and drove for a dunk. He was…

Among The Nation's Best

January 23, 2008— That may sound like an unusual thing to celebrate, but for a team of students from OBU, it was a strong showing in a recent national competition." />   "We're #67!" That may sound like an unusual thing to celebrate, but for a team of students from OBU, it was a strong showing in a…

A Complex Order

January 22, 2008— In his eighth year on the OBU faculty, the assistant professor of natural science said his arrival on Bison Hill was part of God's providence." />   John McWilliams loves to teach about order, detail and complexity. When it comes to his own experience, the detail and complexity are…

An Engaging Aspiration

January 22, 2008— "I knew I wanted to teach in a university context," said the native Texan. "I believe teaching is my calling, and in the liberal arts setting. I love to learn, and I love to communicate."" />   He knew he wanted to be a teacher when he was an undergraduate student. At 31, Dr. Justin…

Proctor A Pioneer Before OBU Days

January 22, 2008—Jaunita Proctor was a pioneer long before she became an Oklahoma Baptist University pioneer. One of the founding faculty members for OBU's nursing program, the Atoka native was recently inducted into the Atoka High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Proctor, professor emerita of nursing…

Profile in Excellence: Blending Life Skills and Math

January 22, 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…

Profile in Excellence: Community Compassion

January 22, 2008—Jeanette Foster Bradshaw has never been partial to the big city. She grew up in Shawnee and favored the small town appeal. "I've always liked the smaller community," she said. And "community" is a common word in the vocabulary of Bradshaw, who completed a bachelor's degree in English from OBU…

Profile in Excellence: Developing Countless Minds

January 22, 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…

Profile in Excellence: Embracing Life with Music

January 22, 2008—Music is a great unifier. Over a lifetime of studying, performing and directing music, Tom Willoughby has learned to be an effective mediator of melody. Willoughby chose OBU for his college education because his church's music minister told him it was a proven training ground for musicians…

Solving Visual Problems

January 22, 2008— Lana, OBU associate professor of art, has a definite vision for the University's newest academic major. " />   "If I can teach kids to think creatively and to solve visual problems with effective solutions, they are going to be more employable," says Ron Lana. "They are going to have a…

Worship Arts On A Strong Foundation

January 22, 2008—Across Oklahoma and throughout the nation, OBU music graduates have established a reputation for quality, through local church ministry, school music programs, and through national organizations. Building on a storied history, OBU's bachelor of musical arts degree program offers a…

Bison Take Down SNU, 61-47

January 19, 2008—  Oklahoma Baptist went on lock-down defensively Saturday in the 61-47 win over No. 12 Southern Nazarene. The sixth-ranked Bison held the Crimson Storm to 31.6 percent shooting on the night. "We held their top three-point shooter to no three pointers for the first time in four years,"…

Lady Bison Bounce Back Against SNU

January 19, 2008—Fourth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 72-63 win over No. 14 Southern Nazarene Saturday. "It was a must win," said OBU head coach John McCullough, "We showed who we are." Jennifer Jupin scored 20 points, nine of them in a two and a half minute…

McWilliams Fills Dean's Post; McGough Accepts Pastorate

January 18, 2008—Two members of Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Christian Service faculty returned to familiar settings in mid-January. Dr. Mike McGough, who had served as dean of OBU's Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service since January 2007, resigned from the OBU academic team to accept the…

Bison Lose at USAO

January 17, 2008—  The University of Science and Arts hit key free throws for a tough 59-57 road loss for No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist Thursday. Tim Nelson hit a three-pointer and three free throws in the last minute to put the Drovers up 59-55. The Bison had 16 seconds to make up the difference and got what…

Lady Bison Absorb First Loss

January 17, 2008—The Lady Bison came one win short of tying the school record for the best statrt, losing to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 86-81 in overtime Thursday in Chickasha. Drover Yesi Castillo scored 25, including six in overtime to hand No. 4 OBU their first loss of the season, now…

Track Qualifies Eight More for Nationals

January 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist hit eight automatic qualifying and five provisional marks Saturday at the Arkansas Invitation. OBU did well in the men's 400 with T.J. Lightsey finishing third behind two Baylor runners and qualifying with a time of 48.00; both Adam Betterton and Ethan Mignard met the 'B'…

Bison Beat Stars On Half-Court Shot By Grace

January 13, 2008—All coach Doug Tolin could do was sit back and smile as the rest of the gym went crazy after Evan Grace banked a running three-pointer to beat the buzzer and defending national champions Oklahoma City 76-73. "I thought he shot it too quick," Tolin said. "I wished he got another dribble or two…

Bison Beat Stars on Half-Court Shot by Grace

January 12, 2008—All coach Doug Tolin could do was sit back and smile as the rest of the gym went crazy after Evan Grace banked a running three-pointer to beat the buzzer and defending national champions Oklahoma City 76-73. "I thought he shot it too quick," Tolin said. "I wished he got another dribble or two…

Lady Bison Hold Off Stars

January 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist survived a late run by Oklahoma City to claim sole possession of first place in the Sooner Athletic Conference with a 63-60 win Saturday night in the Noble Complex. Laura Duncan gave the No. 16 Stars a 60-59 lead with 36.9 seconds left by grabbing an offensive rebound and…

Bison Take Down MACU, 70-55

January 10, 2008—January 10, 2008 An early second half run boosted the No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist Bison over Mid-America Christian Saturday night 70-55 in the Noble Complex. The Bison sported a 38-27 lead when Brian Hill blocked a shot and got rewarded on the other end with a transition layup. "That could have…

Lady Bison Pound MACU 95-49

January 10, 2008—Fourth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist gave Mid-America Christian their first taste of the Noble Complex with a 95-49 win Saturday. The Lady Bison got off to a 7-0 start and never lost the lead. Sooner Athletic Conference newcomer MACU got within 10-6 before Ashley Gamble ignited a 26-7 run with…

OBU Adds Elgin's Basler

January 10, 2008—Elgin High School senior Abigail Basler has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University beginning in the 2008-09 season. Basler, a middle infielder and outfielder, was a 2007 All-State selection and a two-time EHS Defensive Player of the Year. She helped Elgin to…

Lady Bison Add Travis to Roster

January 9, 2008—  The already potent Oklahoma Baptist University women's basketball team gets an additional weapon for the stretch run with junior college All-American Taujhnae Travis joining the team. Travis, a 5-8 guard from Humble, Texas, becomes eligible at the completion of OBU's January Term. She…

Bison Hold Off OC

January 5, 2008—January 5, 2008 Oklahoma Baptist bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 71-60 Sooner Athletic Conference victory over Oklahoma Christian Saturday in the Eagles Nest. The teams battled to an 18-18 tie through the first 12 minutes, but OBU went on a 12-2 run with four points…

Lady Bison Whip OC

January 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist coach John McCullough knew he had a good team heading into Saturday's road game at Oklahoma Christian University. After OBU's 96-41 win over the Lady Eagles, he knows just how good it can be. OBU handed perennial National Tournament participant Oklahoma Christian its worst…

European Studies Program Returns For 2008

January 4, 2008—January 4, 2008 An OBU tradition from the 1970s is returning in the summer of 2008, as the University offers students an opportunity to study abroad in Europe. "Through the European Studies Program, OBU will provide students exposure to European culture, arts and history. Program participants…

Lady Bison Blow Out Northwestern

January 3, 2008—Fifth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist hit a season-high 13 three-pointers and hit 45 percent from long range, coasting to a 76-50 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State (2-8, 0-4). Ashley Gamble hit five of those treys and Tanna Truelove add three in seven attempts in her OBU debut.The Lady Bison never…

Northwestern Hands Bison First Loss

January 3, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist almost escaped its first road test of 2008, but Northwestern claimed a 53-52 win over the Bison. Brandon Brown missed the first but hit the second of two free throws to give No. 21 Northwestern the final margin with 3.1 seconds left. OBU's last gasp shot by Brian Hill h hit…