March 2011 News Articles

Embrace an Extraordinary Gospel, Hatmaker Pleads

March 31, 2011—Christianity is simple -- but it is not easy, Christian author and speaker Jen Hatmaker told OBU students during a weekly chapel message Wednesday, March 30. In fact, Hatmaker said, living a Christian life can be quite difficult. But looking back over the 15 years since she graduated from OBU…

Neighbors to Perform Senior Recital April 3

March 31, 2011—OBU student Tyler Neighbors will perform his senior recital Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Neighbors, a trombonist, is from Skiatook, Okla. He is the son of Matt and Darla Neighbors, and he is from the…

SIFE Receives Grant to Work with Benedict Street Marketplace

March 31, 2011—March 31, 2011 OBU's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team recently partnered with Sam's Club in Midwest City, Okla., to profitably reduce the carbon footprint of Benedict Street Marketplace in Shawnee. Environmental sustainability has become an important global issue. The most recent…

Students Engage People, Cultures on GO Trips

March 29, 2011—For students at OBU, Global Outreach Trips are a way to engage people in other parts of the world to share such necessities as medicine, compassion and faith. "GO Trips" provide valuable hands-on experience for students to integrate their faith with all areas of knowledge, part of the…

Sherrard Reflects Delight in Senior Art Show

March 25, 2011—OBU senior Kacie Sherrard is an artist whose work is inspired by the simple things of life -- wind chimes, warm breezes, the human form, stars, acoustic guitar strumming and more. These everyday aesthetics inspire the theme of her senior art show, "All good things are wild and free." "I have…

Founders' Day Message Shares Day's Heart for OBU

March 23, 2011—The message came from a man whom OBU President David Whitlock called "one of the godliest, most gifted orators in the world." Dr. Alan Day, vice chair of OBU's board of trustees, prepared the address which reflected his heart for the institution, to be presented at OBU's Founders' Day chapel…

Students Present at Honor Society National Convention

March 23, 2011—Eight OBU students are attending the national convention of Sigma Tau Delta, an International English honor society, March 23-26 in Pittsburgh, Penn., with seven presenting critical papers and creative work and one chairing a session. "Getting a paper accepted to the Sigma Tau Delta convention…

Hunter Recital to Feature Show Tunes

March 22, 2011—With a nod to songs written for Broadway musicals, OBU student Kat Hunter will perform her junior recital Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel. The community is invited to attend. Hunter, a soprano, is from Owasso, Okla. She is the daughter of Mike and Cindy…

Hamrick to Perform Senior Recital March 25

March 21, 2011—OBU student Jonathan Hamrick will perform his senior recital Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Hamrick, a composer, is from Albuquerque, N.M. The son of Dan and Ruthanne Hamrick, he is from the studio…

New Roof for OBU's Oldest Structure

March 21, 2011—Stubblefield Chapel, the oldest building on OBU's campus, had a new roof installed this month. Built in 1897, the chapel was the original home of Shawnee's First Baptist Church. Baptists from across the Oklahoma Territory met at the church to form the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma in…

SIFE Team Wins at USA Regional Competition

March 21, 2011—The OBU SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) team was named a Regional Champion at the SIFE USA Regional Competition held March 11, in Rogers, Ark. The event is one of 12 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being conducted across the United States in March and April. "This is a tremendous…

Theatre Students Garner Attention at Regional Festival

March 21, 2011—The OBU Theatre Department participated in the KCACTF Region VI Festival Feb. 22-26 in Amarillo, Texas, with two students achieving special recognition in their areas of expertise. Jonathan Studstill earned a meritorious award in design, and Katherine Wortley was recognized as one of the top…

Reinhart, Slocum Present Senior Recital

March 14, 2011—OBU seniors Micah Reinhart and Kristen Slocum, both sopranos, performed their final vocal recital Monday, March 7, in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The recital partially fulfilled the requirements for their bachelor's degrees in music. OBU seniors Kristen Slocum…

McCarther’s Art Show Reflects Life Q&A

March 11, 2011—For Thomas McCarthur, every step he takes in his art provides answers to life's questions. And yet, he said, each step opens more questions. "It's a constant process that keeps me interested and engaged and pushes me forward," he said. A senior graphic design major at OBU, McCarther will…

Hobbs Lecture Draws Benefits of Rational Theology

March 10, 2011—As they contemplated the nature of God, Christian leaders in 325 A.D. considered that God created people as rational beings, capable of reasoning and solving problems by extrapolating guidance from Scripture. From that assertion, Dr. Chad Brand discussed the development of reason and progress…

Twelve Receive Graduate School Degrees

March 9, 2011—Twelve students celebrated the completion of master's degree studies through the OBU Graduate School during a Commencement ceremony Saturday, March 5, in OBU's Raley Chapel. Graduates receiving master of business administration degrees included: Cameron Crane of Shawnee, Okla.; Cameron Dunn of…

Lady Bison Win NAIA Crown

March 7, 2011—OBU successfully defended its national championship Saturday, winning the NAIA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio, despite an injury to one of its projected high-scoring athletes.The men's team finished sixth with 32 points.Gayon Evans came up lame in the 60 meters…

Phillips Says to Be Faithful and Bear Fruit

March 7, 2011—Selected as OBU's student preacher for a spring chapel service, senior Bible major Clay Phillips spoke to students Monday, March 7, about being faithful and bearing fruit. Phillips, who is from Heavener, Okla., focused on the Scripture in Matthew 13, in which Jesus spoke to the masses in…

Trustees Approve Budget, Capital Campaign

March 5, 2011—During their spring semester meeting on campus March 4, OBU trustees ratified a $47.69 million operating budget for the 2011-12 year, and approved launching of a new capital campaign for the 101-year-old institution. Randy L. Smith, OBU executive vice president for business and administrative…

Brenden Laughlin to Perform Junior Recital

March 4, 2011—OBU student Brenden Laughlin will perform his junior recital Monday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Laughlin is a piano performance major from Albuquerque, N.M. The son of Karie Dumler, he is from the studio…

Memorial Recital to Honor Digby Bell

March 4, 2011—Oklahoma Baptist University music faculty and guests will present the seventh-annual Digby Bell Memorial Recital on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium, located inside Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend the performance. The recital will…

Bacher, Stephens, Streck, Wasik to Perform Recital

March 2, 2011—OBU students David Bacher, Sarah Stephens, Ashlynn Streck and Tabitha Wasik will perform their sophomore recital Tuesday, March 8, at 8:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. They will be assisted on piano by Dr. Keith Whitmore and Dr. Ron Lewis. The community is…

Dr. Omer Hancock Lives 'As Iron Sharpens Iron'

March 2, 2011—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…

Parable of the Little Pig' Portrays Identity in Christ

March 2, 2011—Although the "parable of the little pig" cannot be found in the Bible, Mike Breen used the story to convey the theme of a relationship with God to OBU students. Breen spoke during a weekly chapel service on Wednesday, March 2. A speaker on the topics of mission, leadership, discipleship and…

Graves, Flynt to Perform Senior Vocal Recital

March 1, 2011—OBU students Jacqueline Graves and Casey Flynt will perform their senior vocal recital Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Graves, a soprano, is a musical arts major with voice emphasis from Marland, Okla.…

Nancy Shelton Exhibits the Essence of Encouragement

March 1, 2011—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…

Theatre’s ‘Androcles and the Lion’ Opens March 4

March 1, 2011—OBU's Theatre for Young Audiences will present "Androcles and the Lion" one weekend only: Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the production which will premiere in Craig-Dorland Theatre…