March 2010 News Articles

Student Musicians Lead Holy Week Chapel

March 31, 2010—  The Oklahoma Baptist University Symphonic Band, including senior clarinetist Jordan Myers, leads the OBU community in a special Holy Week chapel service Wednesday, March 31, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Myers is from Perkins, Okla. The Oklahoma Baptist University Bisonette…

Team Presents Championship Trophy to OBU

March 31, 2010— The Oklahoma Baptist University men's basketball team presented the James A. Naismith Award for the NAIA National Championship to OBU President David Whitlock during the weekly chapel service Wednesday, March 31. The team clenched the championship Tuesday, March 23, in Kansas City. OBU head…

Senior Inspired by God’s Glory

March 29, 2010—Jessica Herbert, an Oklahoma Baptist University senior art major, finds inspiration in the relationships and nature that God provides for her each day. Herbert, a 22-year-old student from Greenville, Texas, is showcasing her artwork in the on-campus Art Division Gallery from March 26- April…

Students Study Abroad through Hands On Program

March 29, 2010—Editor's note: Students' last names are withheld for the safety of the people with whom they worked and to not hinder future travel arrangements to places which may not be open to a Christian witness.Three students from Oklahoma Baptist University recently experienced life in different…

Great Followers Make Great Leaders, King Says

March 25, 2010—While the world pushes achievers to be great leaders, Kelly King told Oklahoma Baptist University students that the true mark of a great leader is if the person is a great follower of Jesus Christ. King shared her message during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, March 24, honoring Women's…

Bison Claim NAIA Basketball Championship

March 23, 2010—KANSAS CITY, MO. - National Champions. National Championship T-Shirts are on sale in the OBU Bookstore now! For the first time in 44 years, Oklahoma Baptist University is the crown jewel of the NAIA as winners of the national men's basketball championship, 84-83, over Azusa Pacific Tuesday…

Students Reflect on Peru GO Trip Experience

March 23, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University students and their faculty sponsor who traveled to Peru for a missions endeavor during OBU's January Term recently reflected about their life-changing experience in South America. OBU's Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach sponsors several trips annually,…

Biology Students Study in Costa Rica

March 12, 2010—Biologist Dale Utt and a group of six Oklahoma Baptist University students spent 10 days during January Term exploring the rainforest as part of the Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity of Costa Rica class. Dr. Utt is associate professor of biology at OBU. The group first visited the Quetzal…

In Asia, Students Find ‘God is Everywhere’

March 12, 2010—Editor's note: Students' last names are withheld for the safety of the people with whom they worked and to not hinder future travel arrangements to places which may not be open to a Christian witness.Many people want to travel -- to go, to move, to get an up-close-and-personal look at the…

Simmons Urges Peers to Live for Christ

March 11, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University student Sam Simmons challenged his fellow students to reevaluate their motives and live for Christ in his message during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, March 10. Each year, a student from OBU's School of Christian Service is selected to present a sermon in…

College an 'amazing' time to spread Gospel, he says

March 9, 2010—EDITOR'S NOTE: Mike McQuitty is a 1993 OBU graduate, and Vicki Tarrance McQuitty is a 1994 OBU graduate. This is the second of eight stories highlighting North American Mission Board missionaries as part of the 2010 Week of Prayer, March 7-14, and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North…

Graduate School Celebrates Nursing, Business Cohorts

March 9, 2010—The Oklahoma Baptist University Graduate School celebrated the completion of master's degree coursework in nursing and business for 16 graduates during luncheons and a Commencement ceremony Saturday, March 6, on the Shawnee campus. OBU Graduate School nursing pins were awarded to the first…

Elmore Urges Students to Be Focused, Not Fuzzy

March 4, 2010—Most Americans today resemble floodwaters spread over a great distance, stagnant and somewhat shallow, Dr. Tim Elmore told Oklahoma Baptist University students during a campus chapel service Wednesday, March 3. He urged the students to choose to go against the flow of society and be more like…

Alum Roger Colby Publishes ‘Transgression Box’

March 2, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University alum and author Roger Colby recently published his first novel, "The Transgression Box." The book is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other book retailers. Colby, who graduated from OBU in 1996, teaches English at Little Axe High School in Norman,…

People are Priority, Jackley Tells Students

March 2, 2010—More than the $130 million in microloans it has facilitated this year, and more than reaching 191 countries within four years of its inception, Kiva is about stories - and the individual people those detailed stories represent - Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley said. Jackley spoke about…

Professors Write Entries for Oklahoma Encyclopedia

February 26, 2010—Five OBU professors recently contributed to the "Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture," published by the Oklahoma History Society, a commemorative volume which contains articles written by leading scholars in the field. The encyclopedia contains three essays by Dr. Bill Hagen, OBU…