May 2009 News Articles

Bison Bicycle Classic Slated for Sept. 26

May 29, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University's Division of Music, in conjunction with the Pedalers Racing Team and the Greater Shawnee Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, announces the Bison Bicycle Classic to be held in Shawnee on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. The event will include 10-, 25- and 50-mile bicycle…

Graduate School Offers Free Food, Shuttle for RedHawks Games

May 29, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University's International Graduate School (IGS) will offer free hot dogs, snacks and tours to the community before Friday-night RedHawks games in June. Unlimited discount tickets also are available for these games through the IGS. Located at 111 N. Harrison in downtown…

Outstanding Business Grads Receive Awards

May 28, 2009—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 Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Peter Wilson, a…

OBU Confers Degrees on 254 Graduates

May 23, 2009—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 Raley Chapel. An overflow audience of more than 1,800…

Nursing Grads Receive Pins

May 22, 2009—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 transition from the role of student to the role of…

254 to Graduate at Spring Commencement Saturday

May 21, 2009—Two hundred and fifty-four graduates will have degrees conferred upon them during Oklahoma Baptist University's 95th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 23. The graduating students will take their final walk across the campus as OBU students when they file into Raley Chapel's Potter…

Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Convocation

May 20, 2009—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 award, the Rosalee Mills Appleby Award. Piontak will…

Foreign Language Professor Wins Award

May 19, 2009—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 commitment and service to the foreign language…

Shawnee Honor Choir Auditions May 19-20

May 18, 2009—Area elementary and middle school students are invited to audition for the 2009-10 edition of Shawnee Honor Choir this week, Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, from 3-5 p.m. in Oklahoma Baptist University's Raley Chapel.The group will consist of rising third- through seventh-grade…

Nursing Grads Honored at Pinning May 22

May 15, 2009—Continuing a unique academic tradition at Oklahoma Baptist University, 39 senior nursing students will receive their OBU nursing pins at the School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium.Dressed in their white nursing uniforms, the seniors…

Intramurals in Full Swing during Spring

May 15, 2009—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 softball to ultimate Frisbee, OBU intramurals offer…

Music Students Shine at State Competition

May 15, 2009—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 Oklahoma State University on Saturday, April 18.Ten Bison…

Broadcasting Students Win at State Competition

May 14, 2009—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, and 240 Oklahoma students attended the conference. …

Dockery Addresses Baptist Heritage in Lecture

May 14, 2009—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 of Union University, spoke at OBU's chapel service…

Mullen Says Proper Worship Depends on Divine Transcendence

May 14, 2009—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 of the topic. "It's a term that one uses with…

Theatre Earns Commendations for Regional Competition

May 14, 2009—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 the National Selection Team for Region VI of the…

Bison Glee Club to Make Texas Tour

May 12, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison Glee Club will begin their 2009 Spring Tour on Saturday, May 23. The group will travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with stops in Tyler, Richardson, Greenville and Granbury, Texas.Founded by the late Warren M. Angell in 1938, the Glee Club was, for…

Blitz Week Benefits Family Promise

May 12, 2009—Blitz Week, an annual week of fundraising by Oklahoma Baptist University students for charity, raised more than $5,000 to benefit Family Promise of Shawnee, a non-profit organization that provides homeless families with children temporary housing and supportive services. Through the help of…

Student Elected to Regional Honor Society Position

May 12, 2009—  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 region of the country, the OBU senior from…

Bison Perform Recital to Benefit Africa Trip

May 8, 2009—Two Oklahoma Baptist University juniors performed at The Master's Touch School of Music and Performing Arts in Grapevine, Texas, on Sunday, April 5, to benefit an Africa mission trip. Spring Butler, from Grapevine, Texas, and Lindsay Inman, from Peyton, Colo., presented portions of their…

Commencement Slated For May 23

May 8, 2009—Marking the conclusion of the spring semester, approximately 250 graduates will have degrees conferred upon them during Oklahoma Baptist University's 95th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 23. The graduates will take their final walk across the campus as OBU students when they file into…

Bison Hill Community Conducts Bible-Reading Marathon

May 7, 2009—Gene King reads a Scripture passage during Oklahoma Baptist University's Bible-reading marathon and observance of the national Day of Prayer May 7. King, an OBU associate professor of business, was one of nearly 200 OBU faculty, students, staff and friends who participated in the emphasis…

Senior to Showcase ‘Kaleidoscope’ of Artwork

May 7, 2009—Sarajane Harris, an Oklahoma Baptist University senior graphic design major, plans to incorporate her knowledge of the Photoshop and Illustrator computer programs into her senior art show, titled "Kaleidoscope." The 23-year-old artist from Aurora, Colo., will showcase her artwork in the…

Thompson to Perform Junior Piano Recital

May 7, 2009—Monetta Nicole Thompson, an Oklahoma Baptist University junior piano performance major, will present her junior recital Sunday, May 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. The Ardmore, Okla., resident is the daughter of Randall and Annette…

Ten Internationally Acclaimed Leaders to Speak at OBU

May 4, 2009—Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 10 internationally acclaimed leaders by attending the Maximum Impact Simulcast at the Bailey Business Center on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus in Shawnee on May 8, 2009. The Maximum Impact Simulcast is a one-day…

Student Continues Research on Code Talkers, Begins OETA Career

May 4, 2009—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 Television Authority.Originally from Blair, Okla., Mitchell…

Bible-Reading Marathon Tradition Continues at OBU May 6-7

May 1, 2009—For the fourth consecutive year, students and faculty members of Oklahoma Baptist University, as well as leaders in the Shawnee community, will continue the tradition of a public reading of the entire New Testament of the Bible within a 24-hour period. The event, which will involve an…

Faculty Participate in Development Sessions

May 1, 2009—Dr. David Smith, director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning at Calvin College, leads Oklahoma Baptist University faculty in a development session titled "Teaching as a Christian Practice." Smith led meetings and class discussions on Bison Hill April 28-29 on the…

Outreach Strategist Avery T. Willis Gives Missions Challenge

May 1, 2009—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 Moses during OBU's weekly chapel service…

Whitlock Inaugurated as Oklahoma Baptist University’s 15th President

May 1, 2009—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 Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Whitlock noted OBU's…