September 2010 News Articles

Alum Publishes 'All Things Flow' Poetry Book

September 30, 2010—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 understanding life and experience as captured in the title,…

Alum Paul Harvey Discusses Baptist History with Faculty, Students

September 29, 2010— 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 presentations. The first, "Baptists and the American…

Watson Named to Oklahoma Education Hall of Fame

September 29, 2010—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 dinner will be at the Jim Thorpe Museum and…

Facilities Management Reorganizes for Efficiency

September 28, 2010—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, who joined the OBU staff in 1990 and has directed…

Students Cross Cultures through 'Hands On' Missions

September 27, 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. Hands On, the semester-long residency program founded by the International Missions Board, is…

Little Publishes Article in Oklahoma Bar Journal

September 22, 2010—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 Oklahoma. Little's article was titled "Textbooks,…

Students Serve Community on GO Week

September 22, 2010—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 Barrett is a senior mathematics major from Neodesha,…

OBU Headlines Oklahoma City Newscasts

September 21, 2010—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 and Jessica Schambach reported from a news desk…

Alum, Age 98, Shares Memories

September 20, 2010—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 was a faithful Baptist, she insisted on attending OBU.…

Sixteen Receive Graduate School Degrees

September 14, 2010—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 nursing included: Cecelia Anne Armstrong, Ladora Sue…

Freshman Class Enrollment Jumps

September 10, 2010—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. The number of freshmen increased by 12.5 percent from…

O'Dell Challenges Truth of 'What We Believe'

September 8, 2010—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 service Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Raley Chapel. "You…

Alum Lynda Young Writes to Encourage

September 7, 2010—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 families with children suffering from chronic health…

Intramural Program Initiates New Traditions

September 7, 2010—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 participation in the OBU family, said David…

Convocation: Embrace Intellectual and Spiritual Disciplines

September 3, 2010—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 to embrace intellectual and spiritual disciplines…

New Season Debuts for Theatre

August 21, 2010—"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 Sept. 2 with a production of "Yours, Isabel," which…