March 2009 News Articles

Bison Alum Named District Teacher of the Year

March 31, 2009 | Permalink

Randy Utt, a 1984 Oklahoma Baptist University alum, received Putnam City Schools' District "Teacher of the Year" award for 2008-09. Utt has taught for 25 years, the past 10 years with the Putnam City School District. She works with gifted and…

Senior Jacob Lonsinger Displays Artwork

March 31, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University senior Jacob Lonsinger, a graphic design major from Ponca City, Okla., is displaying work from his senior art project in the campus Art Division Gallery through April 3. OBU is hosting a series of senior art shows…

Student Newspaper, Editor Receive Honors

March 31, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's student newspaper, The Bison, recently received a certificate of merit from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The award was given as part of the CSPA's Gold Circle Awards in typography for the overall look…

Christian Apologist to Speak in Chapel Wednesday

March 30, 2009 | Permalink

Christian apologist and inspiring author Mary Jo Sharp will speak in Oklahoma Baptist University's chapel service Wednesday, April 1, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. Speaking in honor of OBU Women's Missions and Ministry Day, Sharp is the first…

BCM Basketball Tournament Cancelled

March 27, 2009 | Permalink

Due to winter weather conditions, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry Basketball Tournament at OBU, scheduled for March 27-28, has been cancelled. Tournament organizers are currently considering alternate dates for the tournament. Please visit…

Student Preacher Urges Classmates to Know Jesus in a Different Way

March 26, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University senior Michael Novotny challenged students to get to know Jesus as Messiah, teacher and prophet during OBU's weekly chapel service March 25 in Raley Chapel. The faculty of the Joe L. Ingram School of Christian…

Senior Art Show Displays Variety of Mediums

March 25, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University studio art major Morgan Zabriski said she uses her artwork to find clarity in life, as showcased in her senior art show April 4-15 in the campus Art Division Gallery. Zabriski used various sources for the inspiration…

Aaron Copland's 'Tender Land' Opera Presented March 26-29

March 24, 2009 | Permalink

Fine Arts enthusiasts in central Oklahoma have an opportunity to enjoy Aaron Copland's opera, "The Tender Land," March 26-29 in Oklahoma Baptist University's Raley Chapel. OBU's Music Department will present the opera which brings to life a…

International Graduate School Honors Second Cohort

March 18, 2009 | Permalink

As they completed a new level of education, graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University's International Graduate School were urged to focus on life's inalienable rights during the OBU-IGS Commencement Saturday, March 7. Five graduates received…

Alum Earns Doctorate, Publishes ‘Women as Terrorists’ Book

March 17, 2009 | Permalink

For Oklahoma Baptist University alum R. Kim Cragin, life after Bison Hill has included significant personal accomplishments. A 1997 OBU graduate, Cragin received a Ph.D. from the Clare College at Cambridge University in 2008. After graduation,…

Crane Named to State Advisory Board

March 13, 2009 | Permalink

Canaan Crane, Oklahoma Baptist University assistant professor of psychology, was recently appointed by the Oklahoma State Board of Health to serve on the Licensed Marital and Family Therapist Advisory Board. Crane's term with the state board…

Psychology Seniors Present Research at Regional Convention

March 13, 2009 | Permalink

Three Oklahoma Baptist University seniors will present research at the annual Southwestern Psychological Association convention April 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas. The students conducted research last fall as part of their studies in an…

Theatre Wins 'Best Play' Award at Regional Competition

March 13, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre Department's presentation of "As It Is In Heaven" was named the best play presented at the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in San Marcos, Texas, Feb. 24-28, 2009. The play received…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Agent of Freedom

March 12, 2009 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Randy Horn, a 1969 graduate, is a 2009 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Cultivating an Idea Virus

March 12, 2009 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Allan Karr, a 1985 graduate, is a 2009 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable…

Asthma Attack: Just Keep Breathing and Laughing

March 12, 2009 | Permalink

At first glance, the group's name seems to make light of a serious health issue. But after taking a breath, you realize the name reveals a lot. Asthma Attack is a comedy group comprised of current and former Oklahoma Baptist University…

Bison Claims First Place at Music Competition

March 11, 2009 | Permalink

Emily Adelle Rowland, a sophomore piano performance major at Oklahoma Baptist University from Bartlett, Tenn., placed first at Oklahoma Community Orchestra's fourth Young Artist Competition in the piano division. The contest was conducted at…

Students Hear Need for God’s Holiness

March 11, 2009 | Permalink

Mark McClellan said God's holiness makes him uncomfortable, almost frightened. But the dean of Oklahoma Baptist University's Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service said experiencing this attribute of God is also powerful - even sweet.…

Business Students Study Abroad; Next Trip Slated for June

March 9, 2009 | Permalink

Editor's Note: The 2009 OBU European Studies Program trip has been canceled. During Oklahoma Baptist University's J-Term, graduate business students took their knowledge of international business to a new level, traveling and studying Jan.…

OBU Presents 'Tender Land' Opera March 26-29

March 9, 2009 | Permalink

Bringing to life a depression-era love story set in America's heartland, Oklahoma Baptist University's Music Department will present Aaron Copeland's opera, "The Tender Land," March 26-29 in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Area schools are…

Alumni Profile in Excellence: Tiny Lady, Giant Spirit

March 8, 2009 | Permalink

Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Shirley Coyner, a 1956 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…

Board Approves Budget, Creates Police Department

March 6, 2009 | Permalink

During their spring meeting on campus Friday, OBU trustees approved a $40.87 million operating budget for the 2009-10 year, established a campus police department, and launched a new lifetime learning program for graduates. OBU President…

Graduate School Cohort to Receive Degrees

March 6, 2009 | Permalink

The second cohort of Oklahoma Baptist University's International Graduate School will graduate on Saturday, March 7, at 2:30 p.m. at University Baptist Church in Shawnee. Five students have completed requirements for the OBU-IGS master of…

International Missions Leader to Present Gaskin Lectures

March 6, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. Don Kammerdiener, a longtime Baptist global missions leader, will present Oklahoma Baptist University's 17th annual J.M. Gaskin Lectures in Baptist History and Heritage on Monday, March 23. Kammerdiener is the retired executive vice…

Students Fulfill Mission Statement on International Trips

March 6, 2009 | Permalink

OBUs 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 worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. For three teams…

Dum Tempus Habemus, Operemur Bonum

March 5, 2009 | Permalink

Doing Good, While Doing Well: Giving to OBU and yet Preserving Property for Your Family One really can "do good" for the cause of Christ, for our denomination, for the students at OBU (and thereby for our world) by using a "tax-savvy" technique…

Griffin Urges Students to Reconsider Grace

March 5, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University students were challenged to reconsider their ideas of both spiritual growth and God's grace during OBU's weekly chapel service Wednesday, March 4, in Raley Chapel. "Spiritual growth is something much different than…

Living Out A Legacy

March 5, 2009 | Permalink

The word "legacy" often conjures images of amazing, positive life experiences resulting in a happy story. But sometimes - those times when God's ways are beyond human comprehension - legacies are built on a deep-seeded faith and an incredibly…

Oklahoma City Builder Keeps Focus with Family

March 5, 2009 | Permalink

Note: Jeff Click is a 1998 OBU graduate. This story was run in The Oklahoman on Feb. 15, 2009. Executive Q&A with Jeff Click: Oklahoma City builder keeps focus with familyBy Richard MizeReal Estate Editor, The OklahomanJeff Click is daddy,…

Theatre Announces Open Auditions

March 5, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Theatre Department has announced open auditions for the spring production of Stephen Vincent Benét's Stories of America. Members of the community are invited to join OBU faculty, staff and students as part of…

Powell Receives OBU Grant for Gladstone Research

March 4, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Faculty Development Committee has awarded an $800 grant to Dr. John Powell, associate professor of history, for his continued research on British Prime Minister William Gladstone. "I used this grant to continue…

OBU Hosts Karate Kickboxer at 'Champions of Character' Event

March 3, 2009 | Permalink

Six-time world champion karate kickboxer Denny Holzbauer spoke to more than 100 student athletes at Oklahoma Baptist University Monday, March 2, at a 9 p.m. demonstration in the Mabee Suite of the Noble Complex. Comparing life to kickboxing,…

Senior Presents Art Expressing Grandeur in Simplicity

March 3, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University senior Summer Perkins expresses her worship of God, her interpretation of nature and her understanding of life through her artwork. The 21-year-old from Luling, Texas, will showcase her artwork on campus March 10-21…

Children’s ‘Arkansaw Bear’ Play Continues at OBU

March 2, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Theatre for Young Audiences will continue "The Arkansaw Bear," 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 performance, directed by OBU alum Andra Dunn, blends…