November 2009 News Articles

Science, Math Clubs Provide Thanksgiving Baskets

November 24, 2009 | Permalink

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…

McIntosh Shares Personal Story about Judgment, Love

November 19, 2009 | Permalink

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…

Melton Shares 'Coming Home' Message

November 18, 2009 | Permalink

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,…

Alum Amanda Ingram Named Teacher of the Year

November 16, 2009 | Permalink

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…

Alum Publishes Children’s Bedtime Storybook

November 16, 2009 | Permalink

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…

2009 Harvest Court Announced

November 14, 2009 | Permalink

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…

OBU Alumni Honored at Harvest Dinner

November 13, 2009 | Permalink

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…

Alum Jami Smith Pens Songs for Commercials

November 12, 2009 | Permalink

"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…

Students Reach for Success through Service

November 12, 2009 | Permalink

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…

Student Body Cheers Teams at Spirit Assembly

November 11, 2009 | Permalink

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…

English Professors Present Papers

November 6, 2009 | Permalink

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.…

Student Explores Beauty in Art

November 6, 2009 | Permalink

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…

Accounting Professor Flint Earns Doctorate

November 5, 2009 | Permalink

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)…

Fifth Graders Learn about ‘50s through OBU Event

November 5, 2009 | Permalink

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…

Ben and Jeannie McMains Stewart Share the Story of their Son

November 4, 2009 | Permalink

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 | Permalink

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…

Bison Hill Sees Enrollment Increase for Fall Semester

November 3, 2009 | Permalink

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…

Dr. Katherine Rader Inducted into Hall of Fame

November 3, 2009 | Permalink

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…

International Missionaries Serve Students

November 2, 2009 | Permalink

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.…