June 2009 News Articles

Humphrey Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

June 26, 2009—A student of history, Dr. Carol Humphrey had her name etched into Oklahoma Baptist University's history of top award winners when she received the university's Distinguished Teaching Award during OBU's recent spring Commencement.The highest honor for OBU faculty members, the Distinguished…

Vernon Receives Meritorious Service Award

June 26, 2009—Dr. James Vernon, a longtime faculty member, received Oklahoma Baptist University's Meritorious Service Award during the university's recent spring Commencement. The Meritorious Service Award is one of three major university honors presented during the spring graduation ceremonies each year.…

Myers Receives Promising Teacher Award

June 25, 2009—Chandler resident Benjamin Myers received Oklahoma Baptist University's Promising Teacher Award during the university's spring Commencement May 23 in Shawnee.Dr. Myers, who is an associate professor of English, joined the OBU faculty in 2005. He received the award from OBU President David W.…

Professor Shares Hope with Haitians through Music Camp

June 18, 2009—Each summer, Dr. Louima Lilite spends a couple of weeks ministering to the people of Haiti, teaching them music appreciation at the North Haiti Music Camp (NHMC). It's a relatively long journey for the Oklahoma Baptist University associate professor of music. But for Lilite, it's also a return…

Super Summer Comes to Bison Hill

June 18, 2009—  Oklahoma's Southern Baptist churches sent more than 2,800 youth - the young leaders in their churches - to grow spiritually during Super Summer 2009 at Oklahoma Baptist University in June. Students from 7th through 12th grades participated in private and corporate worship and…

Dum Tempus Habemus, Operemur Bonum

June 17, 2009—There are and have been lots of "Wills." It is a nickname for William. Maybe first and foremost for those with an Oklahoma heritage. when "will" is mentioned we will think of our own Will Rogers. There is currently a conservative columnist named George Will; the actor Will Smith; and have you…

Managing Back Pain

June 17, 2009—  Pain management is a medical specialty devoted to the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain. Optimal medical care for chronic pain comes from a team approach and can often involve multiple caregivers, including primary care, pain management and/or rehabilitation physicians,…

Nursing Students Receive Awards, Scholarships

June 17, 2009—  Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Nursing recognized outstanding students during a nursing awards banquet on April 27. Laura Cooprider received recognition as the Outstanding Senior in the School of Nursing by Dr. Lana Bolhouse, dean of the School of Nursing. A nursing major from…

Grads Can Come Home Again & Tuition-Free

June 16, 2009—The thrill of classroom discussions, late-night study, and challenging writing assignments can be revisited by OBU alumni thanks to a new policy the University enacted June 1. The best part is that these experiences are being offered tuition-free to all OBU graduates. A new Lifelong Learning…

Students Recognized during Model Arab League Simulation

June 15, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University students recently competed during the Southwest Regional Model Arab League simulation at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, earning delegation honors at the April event. The students competed against 10 other Model Arab League programs from other…

Graduate School to Host Magic 104.1 before RedHawks Game

June 12, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University's International Graduate School (IGS) will offer free hot dogs, snacks, tours and unlimited discount tickets to the community for Friday-night RedHawks games in June. From 4-6 p.m. on Friday, June 19, Magic 104.1 will broadcast from OBU-IGS. Come by and meet "The…

Alumni Publish ‘Race the Moon’ Children’s Book

June 10, 2009—A new children's book on the market, titled "Race the Moon," comes directly from the imagination of two Oklahoma Baptist University alumni, Chris Peters and Laura Thele. The former classmates worked together to compose and illustrate the story. After sharing a childhood memory in a class at…

Music Students Receive Awards, Scholarships

June 9, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts recognized outstanding students in music studies and awarded numerous scholarships during a music awards banquet May 11 and the 2009 Awards Convocation on May 13 in Raley Chapel. Morgan Gordon, a rising senior from Lexington,…

Camp RAWC’ to Encourage Healthy Choices for Kids

June 5, 2009—The Recreation and Wellness Center (RAWC) is offering Shawnee-area kids an opportunity to learn about healthy choices this summer through "Camp RAWC." The camp will teach children what it takes to be physically healthy, as well as making healthy choices with what they eat and how they play.…

Business Students Fare Well In National Competition

June 5, 2009—Competing against students from colleges and universities across the nation, a team of Oklahoma Baptist University business students placed in the 91st percentile in the 2009 Capsim Management Simulations competition.Approximately 2,400 student teams participated in the online simulation…

Communication Arts Students Receive Awards

June 5, 2009—Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts recognized outstanding students in communication arts during OBU Theatre's Dorland Awards May 12, the 2009 Awards Convocation on May 13 in Raley Chapel and during other awards presentations.Dr. Paul Hammond, dean of the College of Fine Arts, recognized…

Justice Mission 'Go Local' Forum Stresses Environmental Responsibility

June 3, 2009—  In an effort to raise awareness about the local environment and educate both OBU students and community members about creation sustainability, Oklahoma Baptist University's Justice Mission hosted a "Go Local" Forum May 4-7 on campus. "By 'going local' people can have a tremendous…

Commencement Airs on Cable 30

June 2, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University's Spring Commencement will re-air on Allegiance Cable Channel 30 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. The May 23 event included recognition of 254 graduates during the ceremonies in OBU's Raley Chapel.The program features a Commencement address by Dr. Brad Jett, OBU's…

Christian Service Students Receive Awards, Scholarships

June 2, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University's Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service recognized outstanding seniors in Christian service studies during the 2009 Awards Convocation on Wednesday, May 13, in Raley Chapel. Dr. Warren McWilliams, OBU Auguie Henry Professor of Bible, presented the awards. Orrey…

Bison Alum Teaches Students the Power of Giving

May 5, 2009—Bison alum Brandy (Thurman) Osterberger has taught her students many things, but perhaps none of them are more important than the concept of helping people in need. The 2003 graduate taught freshmen and sophomores at New Tech High School in Coppell, Texas, the value of helping Children's…