January 2011 News Articles

Aspiring Musicians Invited to Main Event

February 20, 2016— Aspiring musicians interested in attending the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts are invited and encouraged to attend OBU's Main Event, a preview day hosted by the Division of Music, Feb. 20-21, on the OBU campus. The event is designed especially for high school juniors and seniors…

AT&T Contributes $15,000 to Learning Communities Project

February 20, 2011—  The "world's largest telecommunication provider" has bolstered a new OBU student program designed to strengthen small learning communities. AT&T presented a $15,000 contribution to OBU's Learning Communities Project during a meeting on the university's Shawnee campus Jan. 14. The gift,…

OBU Erects Track Complex Structure

January 28, 2011— Brickwork is well under way on a new building at the entrance of OBU's Eddie Hurt Jr. Memorial Track Complex. The two-story structure will house restrooms and a tornado shelter on the first floor and an event timing area on the second floor. The building was designed by CJC Architects Inc. of…

Spring Chapels Continue C.S. Lewis Theme

January 24, 2011— During the spring 2011 semester, students at OBU will hear a variety of speakers bring messages on this year's chapel theme, "A Return to the Simplicity of the Gospel," based on the book "Mere Christianity" by renowned Christian author C.S. Lewis.All chapel services begin at 10 a.m. in Raley…

Kimberli Robberson: Teaching Other to Serve

January 21, 2011—  This article originally appeared in The Oklahoma Nurse.Kimberli Robberson has a passion for serving families and children in public healthcare. A registered nurse, Robberson also has a desire to learn and expand her worldview-and to help future nurses learn to do the same.Robberson is a…

Christian Apologist Broadens Students' Worldviews

January 20, 2011—  Christian apologist Mary Jo Sharp invested in the lives more than 100 OBU students during the university's January Term, challenging them to broaden their personal perspectives and engage the world around them with their faith. Sharp, a certified apologetics instructor with the North…

OBU Operating on Inclement Weather Schedule

January 20, 2011— OBU is operating on an Inclement Weather Schedule for Thursday, January 20, as icy conditions exist on roadways across the area. University offices opened at 9:30 a.m. January Term classes will start 90 minutes later than the normal class starting times. Students in the OBU Graduate School…

Shawnee Honor Choir Trip to Tulsa Cancelled

January 20, 2011— The Shawnee Honor Choir trip to Tulsa on Thursday, Jan. 20, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. For more information, contact the OBU Division of Music at (405) 878-2305 or Conchita Hansford, the choir director, at (405) 878-2319 (office) or (405) 273-2273 (home).

Alum Kris Steele Appointed Oklahoma Speaker

January 19, 2011— OBU graduate Kris Steele was inducted as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Wednesday, Jan. 5. A Republican re-elected without opposition as state representative for the Shawnee-area District 26, Steele is serving his last two years under the state's term limits law. "We are…

Gerber Receives Alexander Ringer Award in Music

January 19, 2011— Dr. Casey Gerber, OBU assistant professor of music education, has been awarded the Alexander Ringer Award for doctoral research by the Organization of American Kodály Educators. The award will be given during a banquet at the OAKE National Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., in March. …

James Blue Memorial Benefit Concert Set for Feb. 8

January 19, 2011— OBU's Alpha Eta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota will present the James Blue Memorial Benefit Concert, featuring 11 OBU faculty and student performers, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. All donations from the concert will…

Brock Joins OBU as Director of Development

January 17, 2011—OBU alum Bridget Brock has joined the university advancement team as director of development for Tulsa, Okla., and Bartlesville, Okla., with additional responsibilities in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.  "As an alumna, Bridget brings a working knowledge of Oklahoma Baptist University's…

David's Creed to Lead Worship Jan. 30 in Bethany

January 14, 2011— OBU's praise ensemble, David's Creed, will lead worship at Council Road Baptist Church in Bethany, Okla., on Sunday, Jan. 30, during the morning worship services. The community is invited to attend. Council Road Baptist Church is located at 2900 N. Council Road, Bethany, OK 73008. The…

Shawnee Honor Choir Selected for State Performance

January 14, 2011—  The Shawnee Honor Choir, part of the Young Singers of Central Oklahoma in OBU's Music Preparatory program, has been chosen to perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association State Convention at the Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 4:30 p.m. The choir…

OBU Donates Desks to Area Schools

January 13, 2011—With consideration of how current economic woes have strained small-school budgets, OBU employee Tina Stackhouse saw a monumental 216 unused desks as an opportunity to engage the community with a gift. Four schools in Pottawatomie County -- Asher, Macomb, Maud and Pleasant Grove -- are…

OBU:EYE Imparts Truth about Bison Hill

January 13, 2011—Hidden deep in the recesses of a top-secret location on Bison Hill, OBU's OBU:EYE force provides a "veritable clearinghouse" of truth to answer prospective students' most daunting questions about studying at OBU. Led by Dr. Edwina Haskell, OBU:EYE force is comprised of covert student…

OBU Offers C.S. Lewis Study Tour to the UK

January 11, 2011— While it is impossible to actually visit Narnia or speak firsthand with the legendary author who brought Christian apologetics to life through his writing and speaking, OBU invites students, alumni and friends of the university to join in an onsite study tour of his life through "C.S. Lewis:…

Thompson to Present Senior Recital

January 10, 2011— OBU graduate Monetta Nicole Thompson will present her senior recital Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free performance.Thompson is a pianist from Ardmore, Okla. Her senior recital partially fulfills the requirements for…

Business Students Set Charity Fundraising Record

January 7, 2011— During the fall 2010 semester, OBU School of Business students brought in a record-setting $1,891.66 in their annual fundraising competition to be divided among several local and well-known charities. The previous record for the OBU business competition was $1,029.03, set in the fall of…

Bison Spirit’ Resides in Governor’s Mansion

January 4, 2011— It is the symbol of the American frontier, a symbol of strength and spirit, and the mascot of OBU. The American Bison was selected as the mascot to convey the charging spirit of OBU students and graduates. Now, from the watch-care of Shawnee native and Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, to OBU…

OBU Fares Well in National Cost Report

January 4, 2011— According to a recent national report on college costs, OBU's current tuition and fee total is less than 70 percent of the national average for four-year private institutions. "Trends In College Pricing 2010" was released by The College Board in fall 2010. The report lists the average…

Student's Artwork Chosen for Starbucks Anniversary Blend

January 3, 2011— Michaela Bell, an OBU senior graphic design major from Longmont, Colo., recently produced artwork chosen by Starbucks Coffee to represent its 40th Anniversary Blend in the North Texas and Oklahoma region. The artwork will be displayed on stickers and labels on the coffee, which she named "Red…