April 2009 News Articles

Students Celebrate Presidential Inauguration

April 30, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University President David W. Whitlock greets students Sara Wilson (center), a sophomore from Bethany, Okla., and Hannah Wood (right), a junior from Allen, Texas, during an April 28 reception at the president's home. Whitlock…

Collegiate Ministries Hosts Statewide Basketball Tourney

April 29, 2009 | Permalink

Members of Eastern Oklahoma State College's Baptist Collegiate Ministries basketball team celebrate their victory in the statewide BCM tournament, hosted by Oklahoma Baptist University April 17-18. The OBU Baptist Collegiate Ministries women's…

Oklahoma Baptists Visit Bison Hill

April 23, 2009 | Permalink

Members of Brookwood Baptist Church and Quail Springs Baptist Church, both in Oklahoma City, visited Oklahoma Baptist University on Tuesday, April 21. The group toured the campus, culminating with refreshments in the new Recreation and…

Three Join Bison Hill Staff

April 23, 2009 | Permalink

Three people have joined Oklahoma Baptist University's staff during the January and spring semesters. New staff members on Bison Hill include Rachel Hawkins, Billie Tanner and Dennis Traxler.Tanner has served as a data entry/cashier in the OBU…

Students Minister in Missouri, Mexico

April 21, 2009 | Permalink

Seven students and staff from OBU recently participated in two global outreach trips, one to South Central Mexico and another to Branson West, Mo., where the missions volunteers sought to share the love of God with local people. Both…

Blitz Week to Benefit Family Promise

April 17, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's annual Blitz Week brings focus to a local organization by raising money and awareness for Family Promise of Shawnee. Blitz Week, a week of events and competitions dedicated to raising as much money as possible for…

Four Join Bison Hill Staff

April 15, 2009 | Permalink

Four new staff members have joined Oklahoma Baptist University's Facilities Management and Services this spring. New additions to the Bison Hill staff include Don Meadows and Laura McMasters, who joined the staff as OBU groundskeepers. Meadows…

Student Politicians Present Hyde Park Day

April 15, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Student Government Association hosted Hyde Park Day during chapel Wednesday, April 15. The annual event is designed to introduce candidates for SGA elected positions and class officer positions.The candidates are:…

Nursing Professor Publishes Article on Work’s Passion

April 10, 2009 | Permalink

Jasmin Johnson, assistant professor of nursing at Oklahoma Baptist University, was recently published in the Journal of Christian Nursing. Her article, on the topic "Passion for the Profession," discusses the difficulties nurses face during…

OBU Honors 448 Years of Service

April 10, 2009 | Permalink

Recognizing a combined 448 years of service to the institution, Oklahoma Baptist University honored 34 faculty and staff members during the university's annual Service Awards Banquet April 9. Those honored included (front row, from left) Dr.…

Provost Tells Good Friday Story

April 10, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University Provost Stan Norman offers a graphic portrayal of Christ's crucifixion during a Good Friday campus chapel service on April 10. Dr. Norman, who also serves as the University's executive vice president for campus…

Professor Takes Expertise to Italian Mission Field

April 9, 2009 | Permalink

While many university students and faculty enjoyed good weather, minimal homework, and no morning classes during spring break, Mike Bruce and his wife, Teressa, spent the break waking up early, working most of the day, and going to bed late…

Alums Launch Angel Book Project

April 8, 2009 | Permalink

In a time when the world economy has caused a depressing hit on people's lives, two enterprising Oklahoma Baptist University alumni are seeking to offer a reminder of God's messengers of hope.Richard Cole and John David Finley, who roomed…

Holy Week Chapel Focuses on Scripture, Worship

April 8, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. Lee Hinson, Oklahoma Baptist University associate professor of church music, leads students in the hymn, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," during a Holy Week chapel service Wednesday, April 8. The chapel featured music presented by the…

Senior Taylor Byrum Named 2009 Goldwater Scholar

April 8, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University senior Taylor Byrum, a physics major and Honors student from Bentonville, Ark., has been named a 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. This endowed recognition program was established by the United States Congress to…

Visionary Leader Lance Humphreys Challenges Students

April 8, 2009 | Permalink

Lance Humphreys - a visionary who invests in church planters and business leaders through Giant Leaders, Vision360 and 3DMinistries - joined Oklahoma Baptist University students Friday, April 3, during a weekly chapel service to speak about…

Apologist Mary Jo Sharp Talks About God’s Love

April 2, 2009 | Permalink

Christian apologist Mary Jo Sharp told Oklahoma Baptist University students, faculty, staff and friends that love is the best testimony of God's existence during OBU's chapel service Wednesday, April 1, in Raley Chapel. Speaking in honor of OBU…

OBU Signs Cultural, Academic Agreement with Brazilian University

April 2, 2009 | Permalink

In an effort to enhance the education provided by both institutions, Oklahoma Baptist University has signed an agreement with the Central University of São Camilo, Brazil, to promote cultural and academic involvement between the…

Distinguished Leader Imparts OBU’s Missions Legacy

April 1, 2009 | Permalink

Longtime global missions leader Don Kammerdiener recently challenged Oklahoma Baptist University students, faculty and staff to reaffirm the university's historic missions involvement. Kammerdiener, who graduated from OBU in 1958, discussed…