November 2010 News Articles

Professor, Students Reach Out through Haiti Music Camp

November 23, 2010—During the summer break, Dr. Louima Lilite took OBU music majors to Haiti to conduct the North Haiti Music Camp in Limbé, Haiti. The camp was held at North Haiti ChristianUniversity July 14-26, giving Haitians a chance to step away from their everyday schedules and learn something…

Scholarship Established for Pastoral, Missions Students

November 23, 2010—To honor the Christian heritage established by Rev. Harold and Zelma Whitlock, their family has established an endowed fund to benefit OBU students preparing for Christian ministry. Harold and Zelma Whitlock, the grandparents of OBU President David Whitlock, served as church planters primarily…

Anthony Jordan Receives Honorary Doctorate

November 18, 2010—OBU presented an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree to Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, during the BGCO's annual meeting on the OBU campus Tuesday, Nov. 16. Helping coordinate the work of more than 1,790 Oklahoma Baptist churches,…

Nursing Students Help Homeless in Shawnee

November 18, 2010—Homelessness is a growing problem around the world today, and Shawnee is no exception. In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 14-20, eight senior nursing students from Oklahoma Baptist University reached out to the homeless in the local community as part of an…

Alum Receives Community Engagement Grant

November 17, 2010—Jenny Affentranger, who serves as lower elementary principal for Bethel Schools in Bethel Acres, Okla., is one of 25 principals selected by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation and MetLife Foundation to receive grants in the 2010 Sharing the Dream…

2010 Harvest Court Announced

November 13, 2010—The 2010 Harvest Court at Oklahoma Baptist University was crowned on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The honored seniors included harvest queen Jenna Butner, seated, from Seminole, Okla., and harvest king James Gonzalez from Katy, Texas. Other members of the court…

Whitlock Brings Message of Purpose at Homecoming Chapel

November 13, 2010—OBU's president, Dr. David Whitlock, addressed OBU alumni, students, faculty and friends during a special homecoming chapel service Saturday, Nov. 13, in Raley Chapel, bringing a message of purpose and vision to those in attendance. During the service, the university recognized recipients of…

Family's OBU Ties Transcend Four Generations

November 12, 2010—Bonds to Bison Hill are strong in the Needham/Frymire family. Although the Frymires live 1,200 miles from Shawnee, Okla., in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, their family remains connected to OBU. Four generations of the family have attended the university from early in the 20th century to current…

OBU Alumni Honored at Harvest Dinner

November 12, 2010—  Three outstanding Oklahoma Baptist University alumni were honored during the university's Centennial Homecoming Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 12, in OBU's Geiger Center. (From left) Gerald "Corky" Oglesby, '58 was inducted into the OBU Athletic Hall of Fame for his role on the OBU track…

Fifth Graders Learn about Cultures and Immigration

November 11, 2010—Fifth graders from Jefferson Elementary in Shawnee attended OBU's social studies project, titled "Coming to America -- A Study of Immigration and Citizenship," Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Geiger Center on campus.  Created by OBU teacher education students, the interactive children's museum…

Theatre's Antigone 'Held' for Regional Festival

November 10, 2010—OBU Theatre's production of "Antigone" has been "held" by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VI committee for consideration for advancement to the 2010-11 Regional Festival. "We are honored to have been held for consideration for the regional festival," said Laura…

Alum Publishes Book Based on Raising 10 Kids

November 5, 2010—Traveling through time and instruments used by sea-faring men may seem completely unrelated, but OBU alum Lygia Lovelace uses them to comprise a heart-warming, inspirational book about family inspiration and biblical interpretation. "Time Travels ... And Pirate Telescopes" is the title of…

Purin Published in Music Journal

November 3, 2010—Peter Purin, associate professor of music at OBU, recently had his first published journal article released in the American Music Research Center Journal, Vol. 19, for 2010. The article is titled "An Examination of Don Walker's Style of Orchestration in The Pajama Game, The Most Happy Fella,…

Teacher Education Majors Create Accreditation Display

November 3, 2010—OBU teacher education majors completed an extensive display for a scheduled site visit team by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, during the first week of November. The display is designed to convey a sense of the journey OBU students take from their…

Inaugural Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

November 1, 2010—To honor former OBU faculty members who were master teachers, making a significant impact on OBU students, the university will induct its inaugural Faculty Hall of Fame class during the Centennial Homecoming chapel service Saturday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. The inductees include…