March 2011 News Articles

Embrace an Extraordinary Gospel, Hatmaker Pleads

March 31, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Neighbors to Perform Senior Recital April 3

March 31, 2011 | Permalink

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…

SIFE Receives Grant to Work with Benedict Street Marketplace

March 31, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Students Engage People, Cultures on GO Trips

March 29, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Sherrard Reflects Delight in Senior Art Show

March 25, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Founders' Day Message Shares Day's Heart for OBU

March 23, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Students Present at Honor Society National Convention

March 23, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Hunter Recital to Feature Show Tunes

March 22, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Hamrick to Perform Senior Recital March 25

March 21, 2011 | Permalink

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…

New Roof for OBU's Oldest Structure

March 21, 2011 | Permalink

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…

SIFE Team Wins at USA Regional Competition

March 21, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Theatre Students Garner Attention at Regional Festival

March 21, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Reinhart, Slocum Present Senior Recital

March 14, 2011 | Permalink

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…

McCarther’s Art Show Reflects Life Q&A

March 11, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Hobbs Lecture Draws Benefits of Rational Theology

March 10, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Twelve Receive Graduate School Degrees

March 9, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Lady Bison Win NAIA Crown

March 7, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Phillips Says to Be Faithful and Bear Fruit

March 7, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Trustees Approve Budget, Capital Campaign

March 5, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Brenden Laughlin to Perform Junior Recital

March 4, 2011 | Permalink

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,…

Memorial Recital to Honor Digby Bell

March 4, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Bacher, Stephens, Streck, Wasik to Perform Recital

March 2, 2011 | Permalink

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.…

Dr. Omer Hancock Lives 'As Iron Sharpens Iron'

March 2, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Parable of the Little Pig' Portrays Identity in Christ

March 2, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Graves, Flynt to Perform Senior Vocal Recital

March 1, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Nancy Shelton Exhibits the Essence of Encouragement

March 1, 2011 | Permalink

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…

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

March 1, 2011 | Permalink

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…