January 2009 News Articles

Alum Leads Middle School Honor Musicians

January 29, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University alum Toye Rawls Harris is leading the only featured junior honor group at the 2009 Oklahoma Music Educators Association Convention. Under Harris' direction, the Will Rogers Middle School Symphonic Band from Miami, Okla., plays Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Tulsa…

Babbie Mason to Lead OBU Chapel Feb. 4

January 25, 2009—Christian singer, songwriter and author Babbie Mason will lead Oklahoma Baptist University's African American Heritage chapel on Feb. 4. The chapel service, the first of the spring semester, will be held in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium at 10 a.m. on the OBU campus. The public is welcome to…

OBU Withstands Madoff Scheme Loss

January 22, 2009—As reported in The Oklahoman's Jan. 22 issue, Oklahoma Baptist University lost approximately $600,000 of its endowment holdings through the Bernard Madoff investment scheme. However, university officials said the loss will not have a significant impact on OBU's operating budget."While we…

McQuade Leads ‘Circle the State with Song’ Event

January 19, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University welcomed about 75 children on Friday, Jan. 16, for the 15th annual "Circle the State with Song," a music festival sponsored in 14 locations statewide by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. Dr. Jennifer McQuade, OBU assistant professor of music, was invited to…

Oklahoma Baptist University to Inaugurate President May 1

January 16, 2009—As Oklahoma Baptist University prepares to celebrate 100 years of history, it will commemorate the beginning of a new era on May 1 with the inauguration of the University's 15th president, Dr. David Wesley Whitlock. The University community and its friends will gather for inaugural ceremonies…

Ten Students Featured In 35th Annual Concerto-Aria Concert

January 15, 2009—Ten students will have the rare opportunity to perform with a full orchestra during Oklahoma Baptist University's 35th annual Concerto-Aria Concert Monday, Feb. 16. The annual concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free…

New OBU Scholarship to Honor Anthony Jordan

January 14, 2009—While he has worked closely with Oklahoma Baptist University for more than a dozen years, Dr. Anthony Jordan now has his name tied to an endowed fund which will benefit OBU students for decades to come.John Massey, chairman of the board of First United Bank in Durant, Okla., recently…

40th Annual Regional Honor Bands Gather at OBU

January 12, 2009—For the 40th consecutive year, the instrumental department at Oklahoma Baptist University hosted the regional junior and senior high school honor bands Jan. 5-6 in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. Nearly 160 students, representing 30 area schools, gathered to rehearse with two distinguished…

OBU's Youmans Makes Honors Presentation

January 12, 2009—Dr. Karen Youmans, Oklahoma Baptist University associate professor of English, made the presentation, "Small College Thesis Projects, Special Challenges and Rewards," at the 43rd Annual National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Oct. 22-26, 2008, in San Antonio, Texas. Youmans directs OBU's…

Poet Karen Swenson to Visit OBU Feb. 9-13

January 9, 2009—Award-winning poet Karen Swenson will visit Oklahoma Baptist University's campus Feb. 9-13, as part of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, a program which helps bring professionals to private liberal arts universities for a week. During her time on Bison Hill, Swenson will be…