February 2010 News Articles

Moreland Unveils Secret to Happiness

February 22, 2010—Noted Christian philosopher J.P. Moreland offered a warning to Oklahoma Baptist University students as he spoke in a chapel message Friday, Feb. 19. He cautioned students to not become addicted to happiness. "People are addicted to being happy today to such a degree that if they're not happy,…

Students Engage a Diverse World in South Asia

February 22, 2010—Each January, students at Oklahoma Baptist University have the opportunity to live out the university's mission statement and engage a diverse world. OBU's Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach plans trips around the world, encouraging students to participate in missions firsthand. One of…

Staggs Portrays Bonhoeffer's Legacy

February 17, 2010—Entering the stage dressed in a World War II-era prisoner's uniform, dramatic performer Al Staggs embodied the character of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Staggs' one-person play, "A View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer," captures the period of Bonhoeffer's life…

Camp Calls Students to Take Part in Body of Christ

February 15, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University students were met with a pop quiz during a chapel service Feb. 15. Promising the quiz would be the easiest of the semester, Dr. Brian Camp, professor of family science, asked students to fill in the blank of various questions. Each question's answer was "body,"…

Be 'Kingdom-First People,' Agee Says

February 12, 2010—A study from Pennsylvania State University reveals that the United States is no longer the center of power for Christians in the world, Dr. Bob R. Agee said during an Oklahoma Baptist University Founders' Day worship service Wednesday night, Feb. 10. As OBU - and all Christians - head into the…

Governor Celebrates at Founders’ Day Luncheon

February 12, 2010—The Honorable C. Brad Henry, Governor of Oklahoma, was one of several esteemed guests who brought greetings and reflections to Oklahoma Baptist University during its Centennial Celebration Founders' Day Luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 10, on the OBU campus. Governor Henry proclaimed Feb. 9, 2010, as…

OBU Maintains High Standards for 100 Years

February 10, 2010—"Amid the heaping pile of shattered hopes and broken dreams of schools started and institutions shuttered, God planted a vision in the hearts of Oklahoma Baptists" for higher education that no tribulation could derail during its 100-year history, said Dr. Paul R. Corts, during OBU's Founders'…

Board Approves Budget, New Faculty Salary System

February 5, 2010—During their spring semester meeting on campus Friday, Oklahoma Baptist University trustees approved a $43.37 million operating budget for the 2010-11 year, adopted a new faculty salary system, and ratified revisions to a faculty sabbatical leave program. Randy L. Smith, OBU executive vice…

OETA Features Harvest Farms

February 5, 2010—OETA producer Derek Watson, a 2006 OBU graduate, recently filmed and aired a feature about Harvest Farms, a therapeutic horse riding center in Shawnee. Watch the feature about the hope and confidence Harvest Farms brings to special-needs children, including Charis Joza, daughter of David and…

SLT/OBU Present ‘Into the Woods’ Feb. 12

February 4, 2010—Shawnee Little Theatre will continue its ongoing capital improvements drive by joining with Oklahoma Baptist University to present the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods," premiering Feb. 12.Proceeds from this season extra production will help fund lighting and sound improvements to the…

Alum Winston Tabb Nominated by Obama

February 3, 2010—President Barack Obama recently nominated Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Winston Tabb to serve as a member on the National Museum and Library Services Board according to a statement released by the White House. The nomination requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.Tabb serves as dean of…

Centennial Anthem Draws from Historic Prayer

February 3, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University's Centennial Anthem "Grow in Grace" - drawn from a historic prayer first uttered on Bison Hill - will be a highlight of the University's Founders' Day celebration Wednesday, Feb. 10. Music for the anthem was composed by OBU alumna Donna Butler Douglas, who graduated…

Annual Concerto-Aria Concert Features Eight Students

February 2, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University's 36th annual Concerto-Aria Concert will feature the musical gifts of eight students who will perform with a full orchestra Monday, Feb. 15. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free…

Tresch Resigns; Reeder Named Interim PDSB Dean

February 2, 2010—Dr. Kyle Tresch has resigned as dean of Oklahoma Baptist University's Paul Dickinson School of Business, OBU Provost Stan Norman announced Monday afternoon. Dr. Dan Reeder, OBU professor of business, has been named interim dean of the business school.Citing personal reasons, Tresch said he…

Elliff Shares 'What's Right' About the Church

February 1, 2010— Listen now Download Instead of focusing on what is wrong with the church today, Dr. Tom Elliff tells Oklahoma Baptist University students "what's right" about the church in his message during OBU's weekly chapel service Wednesday, Jan. 27. A longtime Oklahoma pastor, Elliff most recently…

Two Faculty Installed to Endowed Positions

February 1, 2010—Academic installations highlighted Oklahoma Baptist University's first chapel of the new decade Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the University's Raley Chapel. Two faculty members - Dr. Scott Pace and Dr. Alan Bandy - were installed to endowed academic positions in OBU's Joe L. Ingram School of…