Science, Math Clubs Provide Thanksgiving Baskets
November 24, 2009—The Oklahoma Baptist University science and mathematics clubs continued their tradition this year of providing Thanksgiving baskets to local families through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The clubs collected about $250, enough to provide 10 baskets that will feed 30-40
McIntosh Shares Personal Story about Judgment, Love
November 19, 2009—Ledtkey McIntosh was serving as a missionary in Montana, trying to buy a simple fast-food lunch, when his day was rudely interrupted by a dirty, drunk person demanding something to eat. But the pastor's critical attitude toward his fellow Native American would be shattered that same day with a
Melton Shares 'Coming Home' Message
November 18, 2009—Speaking to Oklahoma Baptist University's alumni and friends returning to Bison Hill for the first of two Centennial Homecoming celebrations, Dr. Doug Melton shared a message about "Coming Home" during the Homecoming Chapel service Saturday, Nov. 14, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium.
Alum Amanda Ingram Named Teacher of the Year
November 16, 2009—Amanda Ingram, an Oklahoma Baptist University alum from the Class of 2005, received the "Teacher of the Year" honor for the 2009-10 academic year from Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas.
Teachers receive the honor after being nominated by colleagues and the submission of an application.
Alum Publishes Children’s Bedtime Storybook
November 16, 2009—Deanne Maynard, who attended Oklahoma Baptist University more than 25 years ago as an elementary education major, has published a children's book titled "A Whisper on Your Pillow." The book is slated to be released Dec. 8 - just in time for Christmas.
The story is about a mother putting
2009 Harvest Court Announced
November 14, 2009—The 2009 Harvest Court at Oklahoma Baptist University was crowned on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The honored seniors included harvest queen Hannah Hays from Monkey Island, Okla., seated, and harvest king Ryan Womack from Oklahoma City. Other members of the court
OBU Alumni Honored at Harvest Dinner
November 13, 2009—
Six outstanding Oklahoma Baptist University alumni were honored during the university's annual Homecoming Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 13, in OBU's Geiger Center. (From left) Dr. Jadee Upshaw Neff, '01, was honored with The Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) award; Destini Anderson, '01,
Alum Jami Smith Pens Songs for Commercials
November 12, 2009—"Love never fails." These are the words that Jami Smith assuredly sings in her new song featured in a commercial for St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. A native of Chickasha, Okla., Smith is a 1993 Oklahoma Baptist University graduate who has traveled the world ministering through music as
Students Reach for Success through Service
November 12, 2009—People measure success in many ways. For some, success is directly proportionate to the total of their bank statement. For others, it's how many touchdowns they can score. On one fall day, however, success for several Oklahoma Baptist University students was measured in how they could help the
Student Body Cheers Teams at Spirit Assembly
November 11, 2009—
Kelsie Collins, a sophomore from Shawnee, Okla., completes an arabesque stunt as part of the Bison cheerleader Homecoming routine performed at Oklahoma Baptist University's spirit assembly Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Noble Complex. Students gathered to see both the Bison and Lady Bison
English Professors Present Papers
November 6, 2009—Three professors from the Oklahoma Baptist University English Department recently presented papers at the annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature at Houston Baptist University.
Dr. Karen Youmans
Dr. Andrew Armond
Dr. Ben Myers
Student Explores Beauty in Art
November 6, 2009—Beauty is a subjective concept one Oklahoma Baptist University senior art major, Kaleen Connell, tries to capture in her artwork, which will be showcased during her on-campus show Nov. 7-31 in the OBU Art Division Gallery.
OBU is hosting a series of senior art shows throughout the fall
Accounting Professor Flint Earns Doctorate
November 5, 2009—Dr. Roger Flint, Oklahoma Baptist University associate professor of accounting, recently earned his doctorate from Oklahoma State University.
Flint earned his bachelor's degree from Southwest Baptist College (now Southwest Baptist University) and his master's degree from Southwest Missouri
Fifth Graders Learn about ‘50s through OBU Event
November 5, 2009—
Fifth graders from Grove School in Shawnee listen as Oklahoma Baptist University senior Callie McAnally, an elementary education major from Nikiski, Alaska, leads them in "The 1950s: A Cultural Study." About 40 fifth-grade students attended the annual learning opportunity, led by OBU students
Ben and Jeannie McMains Stewart Share the Story of their Son
November 4, 2009—Watch this video about a future Bison, infant son of Jeannie McMains Stewart, '02, and Ben Stewart, '99.
Nikol Shares Powerful Testimony with Students
November 4, 2009—Dr. Margaret Nikol knows a thing or two about suffering missionaries - she has lived as one in Bulgaria for the better part of her life. An accomplished and world-renown violinist, Nikol shared her many experiences of anti-Christian persecution with Oklahoma Baptist University students at a
Bison Hill Sees Enrollment Increase for Fall Semester
November 3, 2009—Oklahoma Baptist University OBU saw enrollment increase for the 2009-10 academic year, with a total of 1,764 students enrolled for the fall semester. That is a slight gain over the fall 2008 headcount of 1,753 students.
The total enrollment includes 368 first-time freshmen and 139 transfer
Dr. Katherine Rader Inducted into Hall of Fame
November 3, 2009—Dr. Katherine Rader, a former Oklahoma Baptist University faculty member, was posthumously inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Oct. 27. Dr. David W. Whitlock, OBU president, accepted the award on behalf of Rader and OBU.
Born in 1915, Rader earned her bachelor's, master's
International Missionaries Serve Students
November 2, 2009—Chuck Barrett and his wife of 26 years, Alicia, are partnering with Oklahoma Baptist University this academic year as part of the Missionary in Residence program. The couple hopes to bring lessons of a life in African missions to Bison Hill. December marks the 16th year the Barretts have