December 2009 News Articles

Grads Reminded To 'Commence' Work

December 20, 2009 | Permalink

As they celebrated Commencement ceremonies, 57 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates were urged to begin reshaping the world during the university's graduation exercises Friday afternoon, Dec. 18, in OBU's Raley Chapel. Listen to the entire…

OBU Awards Master's Degrees to Third Cohort

December 18, 2009 | Permalink

Five graduates were honored for earning the master of business administration degree from Oklahoma Baptist University's International Graduate School during a luncheon and ceremonial hooding Friday, Dec. 18, in OBU's Geiger Center. The event…

Alum, Former Administrator Publishes 'Midnight Verse'

December 15, 2009 | Permalink

Based on creative bursts he received in the middle of the night, Dr. Robert L. Lynn has published a book of poetry titled "Midnight Verse." Lynn is a 1953 Oklahoma Baptist University alum. He served as vice president of OBU from 1967-1975,…

Mother Teresa of Bangalore' Teaches OBU Course

December 14, 2009 | Permalink

Students at Oklahoma Baptist University had the opportunity during the fall semester to enroll in a course discussing the history, geography, demographics, culture, religions and missions outreach in India taught by Dr. Rebekah Naylor, a…

Alum’s Library Honored

December 11, 2009 | Permalink

Steve Beleu, a 1975 Oklahoma Baptist University graduate, recently accepted the Federal Library Depository of the Year award for 2009 on behalf of his employer, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, at the Fall Federal Depository Library…

Student Leads Team in Making 205 Quilts for Seniors

December 11, 2009 | Permalink

There is a certain level of care that goes into sewing something. Consider quilts: Meticulously weaving the thread in and out, knowing that with every stitch, a little piece of you is finding its way into the quilt. Think about your favorite…

Bison Hill Celebrates Christmas with Festive Chapel Service

December 9, 2009 | Permalink

 The Oklahoma Baptist University community celebrated Christmas with an annual festive chapel service Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Raley Chapel. Dr. Dan Reeder (right), professor of business, has served as emcee of the event since 2001 with…

Fifty-three to Graduate at Winter Commencement Dec. 18

December 8, 2009 | Permalink

Fifty-three students will receive diplomas during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2009 Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m., in the university's Raley Chapel. Emerson Falls, president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and…

Boy Scouts Attend Bison Basketball Game

December 7, 2009 | Permalink

Boy Scouts (from left) Jesse Leathers, Gene Patterson, Nick Rinish, Nathan Pearce and (front) Riley Bell cheer on the Bison during Oklahoma Baptist University basketball games on Nov. 16. Boy Scouts from the Shawnee area attended the games as…

Professor Glenn Sanders Presents Paper

December 7, 2009 | Permalink

Western Civilization is part of the core curriculum required for all students at Oklahoma Baptist University. Throughout the course, students learn how to relate historical occurrences to the literature developed during the corresponding time…

The Kai: Bison Hill’s Adopted People Group

December 7, 2009 | Permalink

Students, faculty and staff at Oklahoma Baptist University seek to fulfill the university's mission by actively engaging a diverse world through their partnership with the Kai people group of South Asia. Comprised of 2.8 million people, the Kai…

Henderson Points Students to Life's Best Foundation

December 3, 2009 | Permalink

Griff Henderson said his family maintains certain foundational truths, one being that dogs are good, and cats are bad. In an address to Oklahoma Baptist University students during the weekly chapel service Dec. 2, Henderson offered another…

Korsgard Honored for ‘Elves & More’ Efforts

December 3, 2009 | Permalink

Ryan Korsgard is a six-time Ironman triathlete. The Oklahoma Baptist University alum competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 2006. Competing and riding his bicycle has taken him around the world. Now Korsgard wants…