September 2010 News Articles

Alum Publishes 'All Things Flow' Poetry Book

September 30, 2010 | Permalink

An inspiring heartfelt book of poems, titled "All Things Flow," comes from Rockford Johnson, a 1978 OBU alum who said he used his inner-most activities of the heart and mind to write the compelling poems. The works reflect a way of…

Alum Paul Harvey Discusses Baptist History with Faculty, Students

September 29, 2010 | Permalink

OBU alum Dr. Paul Harvey, professor of history at The University of Colorado, addresses OBU faculty and students on campus Tuesday, Sept. 28. The Department of Anthropology, History, and Political Science hosted Harvey in a set of three…

Watson Named to Oklahoma Education Hall of Fame

September 29, 2010 | Permalink

Widely known for his portrayal of historic Oklahoman Will Rogers and favored on Bison Hill as a longtime professor and scholar, Dr. Doug Watson will be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Tuesday, Oct. 12. The ceremony and…

Facilities Management Reorganizes for Efficiency

September 28, 2010 | Permalink

OBU recently announced a reorganization of its facilities management and services area. The division was renamed Facilities Management, and the structure was changed to incorporate four service areas. The division is directed by Robert Cash,…

Students Cross Cultures through 'Hands On' Missions

September 27, 2010 | Permalink

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. Hands On, the semester-long residency…

Little Publishes Article in Oklahoma Bar Journal

September 22, 2010 | Permalink

John Little, OBU director of estate and gift planning, recently had an article published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. Their theme for the Aug. 7, 2010, edition was "Oklahoma Legal History," discussing some of the most intriguing law cases from…

Students Serve Community on GO Week

September 22, 2010 | Permalink

OBU students Devin Warfield and Kathryn Barrett, along with nine of their classmates, work to clean garbage, brush and small trees from Dunbar Heights in Shawnee on Saturday, Sept. 18. Warfield is a junior Bible major from Enid, Okla., and…

OBU Headlines Oklahoma City Newscasts

September 21, 2010 | Permalink

OBU was featured on two broadcasts of KOCO Channel 5 news during its "On the Road College Tour" Wednesday, Sept. 15. The Oklahoma City news station broadcast live from OBU's Oval during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts. News anchors Paul Folger…

Alum, Age 98, Shares Memories

September 20, 2010 | Permalink

As OBU alumna Lorene Hall May celebrated her 98th birthday, she reflected on her experience at OBU in the 1920s. May celebrated her birthday Sept. 7, 2010, in her hometown of Waldron, Ark. Because May had family in Shawnee, and her mother…

Sixteen Receive Graduate School Degrees

September 14, 2010 | Permalink

Sixteen students celebrated the completion of master's degree studies through the OBU Graduate School during luncheons and a Commencement ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, in OBU's Raley Chapel. Graduates receiving master of science degrees in…

Freshman Class Enrollment Jumps

September 10, 2010 | Permalink

OBU saw overall enrollment increase for the 2010 fall semester, bolstered by a total of 414 first-time freshmen. OBU's headcount enrollment of 1,777 students for the fall semester is a slight gain over the fall 2009 total of 1,764 students.…

O'Dell Challenges Truth of 'What We Believe'

September 8, 2010 | Permalink

Just as the laws of God's creation -- such as the law of gravity -- govern this world, so do the laws of God's new creation -- people saved by grace -- govern all Christian believers, Shannon O'Dell told OBU students during a weekly chapel…

Alum Lynda Young Writes to Encourage

September 7, 2010 | Permalink

From devoting her time to volunteering in the children's hospital in Atlanta, to observing her husband's work in the field of cancer research for more than 40 years, OBU alum and author Lynda Tinnin Young has a passion for the experiences of…

Intramural Program Initiates New Traditions

September 7, 2010 | Permalink

As OBU celebrates its first 100 years of tradition and achievement, new changes and traditions are starting in the McDowell Family Intramural Program. The goal of the initiatives is to become more student-friendly and to encourage more active…

Convocation: Embrace Intellectual and Spiritual Disciplines

September 3, 2010 | Permalink

Reflecting on "the remarkable vision of those who came to this very patch of earth 100 years ago" to prayerfully establish a Christian liberal arts university, Oklahoma Baptist University President David Whitlock challenged students and faculty…

New Season Debuts for Theatre

August 21, 2010 | Permalink

"Celebrating the Centennial, Continuing the Excellence" is this year's theme for the OBU Theatre Department, with a production line-up proving OBU Theatre is continuing its long history of excellence in performing arts. The season started…