August 2010 News Articles

Alum Earl Bigelow Preaches Final Sermon at 92

August 30, 2010—OBU alum Earl Bigelow, age 92, preached what he intended to be his final sermon on Sunday, Aug. 22, at First Baptist Church in Pacific Beach, Calif. Bigelow has served as a Baptist minister for more than 70 years. Bigelow chose to conclude his preaching now, rather than wait for his health to…

Alum Laura McConnell-Corbyn: Part of the Family

August 25, 2010—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Personal Testimony Most Significant, Miller Says

August 25, 2010—OBU was 34 years old when Dr. Calvin Miller felt God calling him to the Gospel ministry, Miller told OBU students during the university's Centennial Fall Challenge chapel service on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Sixty-six years later, after a lifetime of study and ministry, Miller said he has determined…

340 Students ‘Serve Shawnee’ during Welcome Week

August 24, 2010—More than 340 OBU students hit the streets of Shawnee with service and a smile as part of their Welcome Week festivities on Monday, Aug. 23, for the annual "Serve Shawnee" initiative.  "Serve Shawnee" participants engaged in a variety of service opportunities at about 26 locations…

Alum Gladys Lewis: Building an Educational and Literary Reservoir

August 24, 2010—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Alum Don Hargis: A Life of Service

August 23, 2010—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

OBU Welcomes 400-Plus Freshmen

August 23, 2010—Welcome Week Workers, known on campus as "Tri-Ws," eagerly wait to unload the possessions of freshmen arriving on campus Saturday, Aug. 21. OBU upper classmen return to campus early to help welcome freshmen and transfer students to Bison Hill. Sophomore Tori Thomas, a pre-counseling major from…

Blue Receives Distinguished Service Award

August 20, 2010—Dr. Debbie Blue, Oklahoma Baptist University senior vice president for academic services, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education during their 43rd annual conference Aug. 2 in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Association of Career and…

Communication Professors Serve at Princeton

August 18, 2010—OBU professors Dr. Vickie Ellis and Dr. Kaylene Barbe taught in the Junior State of America Summer School program at Princeton University in New Jersey, in conjunction with The Junior Statesman Foundation, in July.Ellis arrived July 5 to teach a prep course for the students who were attending…

Alums Dan and Nancy Ford Go the Distance, Enjoy the Journey

August 16, 2010—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Alum Charlton McIlwain: Influencing the Social Landscape

August 13, 2010—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Three Long-Time Educators Retire from Posts

August 13, 2010—Dr. Carol Bell, associate professor of music, and Dr. Jim Hansford, Burton Patterson professor of music and director of bands, both retired in July, following 20 years of service at Oklahoma Baptist University. Earlier in 2010, Diane Shank retired as technical services librarian. She joined…

Watson Publishes ‘Children’s Book for Big People’

August 12, 2010—Taking the simplicity of a child's book combined with the seriousness of a message for adults, Oklahoma Baptist University alum Bradley Watson recently published, "Mountains, Pilgrims, and Foreign Language," a collection of stories, poems and thoughts to inspire and encourage the…

For OBU Mathematician, Bible Distribution Adds Up

August 10, 2010—An admirable leader and associate professor of mathematics at OBU, Dr. John Nichols has made a difference all across the State of Oklahoma through The Gideons International. Nichols' mission, along with other Gideons since 1899, is dedicated to bringing people to a saving faith in Jesus Christ…

Theatre Alums Share Successes with Bison Hill

August 3, 2010—OBU theatre alums Rex Daugherty and Christy Hall have found success in their profession since they graduated, and they are sharing the product of their accomplishments with their alma mater to open OBU's 2010-11 theatre season. Christy Hall Matt Lutz Rex Daugherty The duo…

New Honor Created For Legendary Faculty

August 2, 2010—Already recognized nationally for academic quality, OBU is launching a new campus recognition program which will honor legendary faculty members. The OBU Faculty Hall of Fame will induct its first class in November, during the University's Centennial Homecoming.The Hall of Fame distinction is…

Professors 'Resonate' with Future Ministers

August 2, 2010—Several OBU music professors recently participated in Resonate: Above the Noise, a camp sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma for youth who believe they may have a future in music ministry. About 50 Oklahoma high school students participated in the new camp, hosted on Bison…