February 2009 News Articles

Opportunity Extended for Travel, Study with OBU Program

February 27, 2009 | Permalink

Editor's Note: The 2009 OBU European Studies Program trip has been canceled. St. Augustine once said, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." Oklahoma Baptist University invites students, alumni and friends in the…

Business Professors Earn Grant

February 26, 2009 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Baptist University Faculty Development Committee recently awarded two professors an $800 grant for their presentation of a paper titled "Business Technology - A Curricular Infusion." The authors, Dale Hanchey, McCasland associate…

Vocal Gala’ to Honor Late Musician Digby Bell

February 26, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's music faculty will present the fifth-annual Digby Bell Memorial Recital, "A Vocal Gala," on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium, located inside OBU's Raley Chapel. The public is invited to…

Art Student Inspired for Senior Show

February 20, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University senior Lisha Newman said she finds inspiration almost anywhere - inspiration she conveys through her art. The 22-year-old from Holdenville, Okla., will showcase her artwork on campus Feb. 25-March 8 in the Art…

OBU Hosts State Keyboard Festival

February 20, 2009 | Permalink

More than 40 middle school and high school students from across Oklahoma will gather to compete in the State Keyboard Festival at Oklahoma Baptist University on Saturday, Feb. 21. The competition will be conducted in Raley Chapel. It begins at…

David’s Creed Provides a New Flavor to Churches

February 19, 2009 | Permalink

For more than two and a half years, members of Oklahoma Baptist University's worship band, "David's Creed," have shared their musical talents at churches and events across the region. The nine-member band, along with its founder and director,…

Students Help Good Shepherd Chapel Give Hope

February 19, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University students have discovered a way to share the love of Jesus with the Shawnee community - through a mission called "Good Shepherd," led by one of their professors, Dr. Bob Dawson. Good Shepherd Chapel is a continuing…

Whitlock Recalls OBU’s Foundation on Bison Hill

February 19, 2009 | Permalink

One of the newest members of the Oklahoma Baptist University family, University President David Whitlock told students the story of how their institution was founded on Oklahoma's wind-swept plains, on neutral ground once known as "Bison Hill."…

Theatre for Young Audiences Presents 'The Arkansaw Bear'

February 18, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Theatre for Young Audiences will present "The Arkansaw Bear," Feb. 27-28 and March 6 at 7:30 p.m., and March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in Craig-Dorland Theatre in OBU's Shawnee Hall. The Theatre for Young Audiences invites…

OBU Continues Renovation on WMU Dormitory

February 17, 2009 | Permalink

Tony Morgan, electrician assistant at Oklahoma Baptist University, installs new wiring in WMU Dormitory as part of the renovation of the housing unit.  "The university is excited about the progress in the renovation of WMU and anticipates…

OBU Senate Approves ‘United Students of Color’

February 17, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's student senate recently approved the creation of a new campus organization called United Students of Color. The organization's founders hope to promote diversity and relationships on campus.  "I feel that in…

Focus Week Speakers Draw Students' Attention to Relationships

February 16, 2009 | Permalink

Four guest speakers led Oklahoma Baptist University's Focus Week Feb. 9-14 to draw students' attention to building stronger relationships with one another and with God. Pulling from their personal experiences, the speakers brought to life the…

Pianist Scott Carrell to Perform at OBU

February 16, 2009 | Permalink

By combining artistic playing with informative comments, pianist Scott Carrell will bring the world's greatest music to life in his upcoming recital at Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, Feb. 26. His recital, titled "The Magic of the…

Recyclemania Reaches OBU Campus

February 16, 2009 | Permalink

Many students at Oklahoma Baptist University may not yet be aware, but Bison Hill is in the midst of a battle to be recognized as the most "green" university in the country. "Recyclemania," is a contest between colleges and universities…

Students Serve through Day in the Churches

February 13, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University students will put their Christian liberal arts education in action during the bi-annual OBU Day in the Churches Feb. 22 and March 1. Students will travel to the East Central and Northeastern Baptist associations to…

Volunteers Help Renovate OBU Auditorium

February 12, 2009 | Permalink

Fifteen volunteers from First Baptist Church of Shawnee dedicated many hours to help renovate Oklahoma Baptist University's Potter Auditorium in Raley Chapel. The group fastened armrests to the auditorium's 1,700 chairs. When Potter Auditorium…

Alum Joins in Armed Forces Inaugural Committee

February 11, 2009 | Permalink

Jason Ruffin never guessed, during his college days on Bison Hill, that he would one day shake hands with the Commander in Chief of the free world, much less bear responsibility for his safety. But in the days leading up to the historic U.S.…

Women at OBU Dress to Impress Potential Employers

February 10, 2009 | Permalink

As business professionals know, it is vital to make a good impression during interviews and in the workplace. Employers expect business attire to be worn because the image of the company comes partly from the appearance of the team. To enable…

OBU Theatre Offers Encore of Award-Winning Play

February 9, 2009 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Baptist University theatre department will present a benefit production of its award-winning play, "As It Is In Heaven," on Friday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in Sarkeys Theatre on the OBU campus.  The OBU theatre department has…

Poet Karen Swenson Visits OBU

February 9, 2009 | Permalink

Award-winning poet Karen Swenson speaks to a class at Oklahoma Baptist University on Monday, Feb. 9, as part of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, a program which helps bring professionals to private liberal arts universities…

Focus Week to Foster Relationships Feb. 9-13

February 6, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's annual Focus Week, dedicated to helping members of the OBU community strengthen relationships, is set for Feb. 9-13. The theme for this year's emphasis, sponsored by OBU Campus Ministry, is "The Mercy of God." The…

OBU Alumni, Administrator Inducted into Hall of Fame

February 6, 2009 | Permalink

Two Oklahoma Baptist University alumni, Dr. Debbie Hopkins Blue, OBU senior vice president for academic affairs, and the late Robert A. Washington, were inducted into the Shawnee Educational Foundation Hall of Fame Thursday, Feb. 5, during the…

Babbie Mason Shares Music, Testimony with Students

February 5, 2009 | Permalink

National recording artist, songwriter and author Babbie Mason told Oklahoma Baptist University students how a cup of lukewarm soup taught her a lesson that changed her life. Mason shared her story and her music during OBU's annual African…

McClellan Named Dean of School of Christian Service

February 5, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University President David W. Whitlock has named Dr. Mark McClellan as dean of the university's Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service. McClellan, who also will serve as a professor of theology and missions, will begin his…

Norman Named OBU Provost

February 5, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University President David W. Whitlock has named Dr. Robert Stanton "Stan" Norman to the university's newly created post of provost and executive vice president for campus life. Norman has served in administrative and teaching…

OBU Revises Organizational Structure

February 5, 2009 | Permalink

Citing the opportunity to enhance program effectiveness and plan for future growth, Oklahoma Baptist University President David W. Whitlock announced a revised organizational structure for the institution as the spring semester began. The new…

Winter Preview Day to Showcase OBU

February 5, 2009 | Permalink

Prospective college students are invited to experience Oklahoma Baptist University firsthand this weekend. OBU will host Winter Preview Day on Saturday, Feb. 7. The event begins with check-in and registration at 1:30 p.m. in OBU's Raley…

35th Annual OBU Concerto-Aria Concert Feb. 16

February 4, 2009 | Permalink

Ten Oklahoma Baptist University students have been selected to perform with a full orchestra during the 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…

Lilite to Perform First Faculty Recital

February 3, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. Louima Lilite will perform his first recital as a faculty member of Oklahoma Baptist University, Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. Lilite, a tenor,…