August 2009 News Articles

Ziafat Chapel Message Answers 'How Can I Know God's Will?'

August 31, 2009 | Permalink

One of the main questions students ask Afshin Ziafat, a Christian speaker known for his compelling personal testimony of faith, is "How can I know God's will?" Ziafat answered that question for Oklahoma Baptist University students during a…

Bison Hill Hosts Lectures on Faith, History in Victorian Age

August 28, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. David Bebbington, professor of history at the University of Stirling in Scotland, speaks to Oklahoma Baptist University students and faculty on the topic "Gladstone as Preacher and Reader" on Friday, Aug. 28, in OBU's Geiger Center.…

Bandy Joins Faculty as Assistant Professor of New Testament

August 27, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. Alan Bandy has joined Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Christian Service faculty as the Rowena R. Strickland Professorship in New Testament / assistant professor of New Testament. Bandy earned a bachelor's degree from Clear Creek…

Provost Stan Norman Reveals Life's Unending Passion

August 27, 2009 | Permalink

In a world replete with a myriad of options, Oklahoma Baptist University Provost Stan Norman challenged the OBU student body to buck the trend and simplify, choosing to focus on one life goal only: knowing Jesus Christ. Speaking to an…

Mortar Board Chapter Receives National Awards

August 26, 2009 | Permalink

The Zeta Chi chapter at Oklahoma Baptist University was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for their excellence at the 2009 Mortar Board National Conference, held July 24-26 in Chicago. The group was one of 67 outstanding chapters to…

Freshmen ‘Serve Shawnee’ during Welcome Week

August 25, 2009 | Permalink

About 250 Oklahoma Baptist University freshmen joined more than 100 upper class Welcome Week Workers, crew members and campus ministry members in an effort to "Serve Shawnee" Monday, Aug. 24, at about 15 area locations.As a part of Welcome…

New Students Arrive on Bison Hill

August 24, 2009 | Permalink

Welcome Week Worker Parker Jackson, an Oklahoma Baptist University junior from Ozark, Mo., moves freshmen women into their new home, the recently renovated WMU Dormitory. More than 435 new OBU students moved in to campus housing Saturday, Aug.…

Three Professors Join College of Fine Arts

August 21, 2009 | Permalink

Three professors are joining the faculty of Oklahoma Baptist University's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts at the commencement of the fall 2009 semester. Corey Fuller is an assistant professor of graphic design; Dr. Casey Gerber is an…

U.S. News Names OBU Top Oklahoma ‘Best College’ for 16th Year

August 20, 2009 | Permalink

For the 16th consecutive year, Oklahoma Baptist University has been listed as Oklahoma's highest-rated baccalaureate college in U.S.News & World Report's annual ranking of "America's Best Colleges." In the 2010 ratings, released Aug. 20, OBU…

Nixon Joins School of Business Faculty

August 18, 2009 | Permalink

Gerry Nixon has joined Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Business faculty as an associate professor of accounting. He will begin teaching with the fall semester which commences Aug. 26. Nixon earned an associate degree from York College…

Admissions Announces Two New Counselors

August 14, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Office of Admissions recently announced the addition of two new counselors, Katie Overturf and Whitney Ritchie, who joined the staff this summer. Both counselors graduated from OBU in May 2009.Overturf is as an…

OBU Announces Two New Staff Members

August 14, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University announced the addition of two new staff members this summer. Jody Akehurst, who serves as a financial assistant, joined the staff May 18. Jana VanderTook, who is the administrative assistant to the provost and…

Alum, Former Administrator Merl Jennings Dies

August 12, 2009 | Permalink

Dr. Merl Jennings, Oklahoma Baptist University almnus and former vice president of student development, died Aug. 12, 2009, following a long illness. He was 68.Jennings was a 1964 OBU graduate who led OBU's Career Planning Center from its…

Five Join Bison Hill Residence Facility Staff

August 11, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced the addition of five new residence facility staff members.Holly Hays and Rachel Ukens will serve as residence facility directors beginning in the fall 2009 semester. Rachel Ukens (left), a 2009…

OBU Named Oklahoma’s Best College, Best Buy by Forbes.com

August 11, 2009 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University is the highest-ranked university in Oklahoma and among Southern Baptist-affiliated schools in the latest Forbes.com listing of "America's Best Colleges."OBU also is the top Oklahoma university in the new Forbes.com…

Two Join Facilities Management Staff

August 6, 2009 | Permalink

Two new staff members have joined Oklahoma Baptist University's Facilities Management and Services this summer.New additions to the Bison Hill staff include Chris Johnston, who joined the staff as HVAC Tech 2 on April 27, and Jimmy Gober, who…

Camp RAWC Helps Kids Choose Wellness

August 4, 2009 | Permalink

Seventeen Shawnee-area kids participated in Oklahoma Baptist University's first Camp RAWC (Recreation and Wellness Center) from late June through early August. They participated in team-building activities, tackled the climbing wall and…