December 2010 News Articles

Melton Urges Students to Value 'This Day'

December 17, 2010—Reminded to value today and every day as a unique gift from God, 60 OBU graduates received their diplomas during OBU's Centennial Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 17. During the ceremony in OBU's John Wesley Raley Chapel, the graduates heard from Dr. Doug Melton, president of the Baptist…

OBU Adding Football, Swimming, Lacrosse

December 16, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist is ready for some football, and some swimming and some lacrosse."Today, after many months of study, I am pleased to announce that Oklahoma Baptist University is resuming a varsity football program," said OBU President Dr. David Whitlock. "We are taking steps to build the…

OBU Acquires Gaskin Archives, Murrow Press

December 15, 2010—OBU has acquired the Gaskin Archives and Murrow Press from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma to permanently house elements of Oklahoma Baptist history on Bison Hill. OBU President David Whitlock and Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the BGCO, signed an agreement in…

Historic Rock Wall Dismantled, Saved for Posterity

December 14, 2010—Drivers along Shawnee's Kickapoo Street saw the dismantling of a notable fixture on OBU's campus in mid-December as the rock wall which ran along the East border of the campus was removed to accommodate the widening of one of Shawnee's oldest avenues.  Freddy Abila (left) and Armando…

Bison Pledge' Promises Four-Year Degree

December 13, 2010—In an age when more than half of college students earn their "four-year" degrees within six years, OBU is offering "The Bison Pledge" to help students save time and money -- and graduate as planned. The Bison Pledge is a commitment that OBU will offer all required courses necessary for a…

Gary Underwood: Drawn by Glee, Guided by Grace

December 9, 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 Andy Taylor: Foot Prints of Jesus, Boot Prints of Soldiers

December 8, 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 Celebrates Christmas with Fine Arts Chapel

December 8, 2010—  Continuing a 10-year tradition, Meg Reeder (left) joins her dad, Dr. Dan Reeder, to emcee OBU's Fine Arts Christmas Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in OBU's Raley Chapel. Dr. Reeder serves as Albert J. Geiger professor of business at OBU. Karlie Clifford, an OBU sophomore from Oklahoma…

Profile In Excellence: Arnold Rawls Pursues Passions

December 7, 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…

Journalist Bob Levey Speaks on Bison Hill

December 6, 2010—  Bob Levey (center), a former columnist with The Washington Post, visits with students, including Rett Adams (left) and Glen Quintana from Oklahoma City, in Dr. Carolyn Cole's freshman honors class at OBU Monday, Dec. 6. Levey is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at OBU Dec. 6-9. He will…

Profile In Excellence: The Value of Words

December 6, 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 Christa Evans Receives Law Award

December 3, 2010—Christa Evans, a 2006 graduate of OBU, recently was awarded the Outstanding Law Student award from the Oklahoma Bar Association. Originally from Cherokee, Okla., Evans is a third-year student at the University of Oklahoma, where she serves as president of the OU Student Bar Association. Each…

Forgiveness Brings Freedom from Bitterness

December 3, 2010—"Those pigs have zero chance," Mike Keahbone said as he described a wild hog-hunting expedition he went on recently. "We've got the weaponry, we've got the ammunition, we have the pig whisperer … we are completely ready." Keahbone shared his humorous account to relate to OBU students…