May 2009 News Articles

Outstanding Business Grads Receive Awards

May 28, 2009 | Permalink

Nine Oklahoma Baptist University senior business majors received awards for outstanding work during the Paul Dickinson School of Business awards assembly Monday, May 11. The graduates participated in Spring Commencement Saturday, May 23, in…

OBU Confers Degrees on 254 Graduates

May 23, 2009 | Permalink

Encouraged to continue learning and entertained by a professor's original musical composition, 254 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received their diplomas during the university's Spring Commencement Saturday morning, May 23, in OBU's…

Nursing Grads Receive Pins

May 22, 2009 | Permalink

In one of Oklahoma Baptist University's distinctive academic traditions, 40 senior nursing students received their OBU nursing pins at the School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony Friday afternoon in Raley Chapel. The pinning ceremony celebrates the…

Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Convocation

May 20, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recognized its outstanding seniors during the 2009 Awards Convocation on Wednesday, May 13, in Raley Chapel. Rachel Piontak, an applied communication major from Catoosa, Okla., received the University's highest…

Foreign Language Professor Wins Award

May 19, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. David Nagle, Oklahoma Baptist University assistant professor of German, received the Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers Association's Alfred L. Gage Professional Service Award this spring. The award recognizes a professor's outstanding…

Intramurals in Full Swing during Spring

May 15, 2009 | Permalink

Throughout the spring, Oklahoma Baptist University students have made the most of the season by competing in intramural sports. Ranging from indoor volleyball to "walleyball" (a volleyball-like sport played in a racquetball court), and from…

Music Students Shine at State Competition

May 15, 2009 | Permalink

Thirteen students from Oklahoma Baptist University and two OBU Preparatory Department students traveled to Stillwater, Okla., to compete in the 2009 Oklahoma State National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc., voice competition at…

Broadcasting Students Win at State Competition

May 14, 2009 | Permalink

Seven Oklahoma Baptist University electronic media production students won 14 awards at the 2009 Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association annual convention on April 17 in Tulsa. More than 300 student entries were submitted to the competition,…

Dockery Addresses Baptist Heritage in Lecture

May 14, 2009 | Permalink

While TIME Magazine recently claimed the rise of Calvinism in Christianity as today's No. 3 unexpected trend, Dr. David Dockery raised the question to Oklahoma Baptist University students: Are Southern Baptists Calvinists? Dockery, president…

Mullen Says Proper Worship Depends on Divine Transcendence

May 14, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. John Mullen, an assistant professor of philosophy at Oklahoma Baptist University, spoke to OBU students during a spring chapel service about God's "Divine Transcendence." Mullen told students that proper worship depends on an understanding…

Theatre Earns Commendations for Regional Competition

May 14, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre continues to garner awards for its fall 2008 production of "As It Is In Heaven," by playwright Arlene Hutton. Laura S. Byland, Dr. Joyce Spivey Aldridge and Lacy Hutchinson recently earned commendations from…

Student Elected to Regional Honor Society Position

May 12, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University student Elisabeth Wright recently was named a regional representative for the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. Elected to the position of associate student representative for the southwest…

Student Continues Research on Code Talkers, Begins OETA Career

May 4, 2009 | Permalink

For senior Christi Mitchell, her last semester at Oklahoma Baptist University has been hectic: Mitchell has been handling a full-time academic schedule while adapting to a full-time assistant producer position at Oklahoma Educational…

Outreach Strategist Avery T. Willis Gives Missions Challenge

May 1, 2009 | Permalink

In a service dedicated to commissioning Oklahoma Baptist University students committed to serving in missions opportunities during the summer months, global outreach strategist Avery T. Willis offered encouragement from the biblical account of…

Whitlock Inaugurated as Oklahoma Baptist University’s 15th President

May 1, 2009 | Permalink

Building on Oklahoma Baptist University's century-long foundation and looking toward cutting-edge possibilities for the future, Dr. David Wesley Whitlock was inaugurated as the university's 15th president Friday morning, May 1, in Raley…