December 2009 News Articles

Grads Reminded To 'Commence' Work

December 20, 2009—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. For chapel messages, follow this link. "Commencement is not an end," said…

OBU Awards Master's Degrees to Third Cohort

December 18, 2009—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 preceded OBU's Winter Commencement in Raley Chapel's…

Alum, Former Administrator Publishes 'Midnight Verse'

December 15, 2009—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, including a term as interim president one year. Lynn…

Mother Teresa of Bangalore' Teaches OBU Course

December 14, 2009—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 practicing physician who, for 35 years, served as a…

Alum’s Library Honored

December 11, 2009—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 Conference and Depository Library Council meeting in…

Student Leads Team in Making 205 Quilts for Seniors

December 11, 2009—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 quilt - the one you pull out in the winter. There is…

Bison Hill Celebrates Christmas with Festive Chapel Service

December 9, 2009— 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 the help of his daughters Raye (left), age 17, and…

Fifty-three to Graduate at Winter Commencement Dec. 18

December 8, 2009—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 pastor of Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma…

Boy Scouts Attend Bison Basketball Game

December 7, 2009— 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 a group that night when OBU defeated Central Bible…

Professor Glenn Sanders Presents Paper

December 7, 2009—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 period. To help students actively engage in their…

The Kai: Bison Hill’s Adopted People Group

December 7, 2009—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 people are one of the largest of 600 unengaged…

Henderson Points Students to Life's Best Foundation

December 3, 2009—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 truth of much greater importance: each person should…

Korsgard Honored for ‘Elves & More’ Efforts

December 3, 2009—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 to see bicycles from the Elves & More foundation…