April 2011 News Articles

Bruce Merits Award at National Media Conference

April 21, 2011—Mike Bruce, assistant professor of telecommunications at OBU, received an Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association during the organization's annual convention April 9-13 in Las Vegas. The Award of Excellence, given as part of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA)…

OBU Remembers 'Path to the Cross' with Special Service

April 20, 2011—The OBU community recognized Holy Week, the week before Easter, with a special chapel service titled "Path to the Cross: The Passion of Christ" on Wednesday, April 20, in Raley Chapel. The service followed several specific moments leading to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as revealed in the…

Music Students Take Honors in State Competition

April 19, 2011—Nine OBU music students placed in the finals of the statewide National Association of Teachers of Singing conference and competition on Saturday, April 9, with five OBU students earning top honors in the event. Colleges and universities from across Oklahoma sent 125 students and 25 teachers to…

SIFE Team Serves Others through Wal-Mart Grant

April 18, 2011—OBU's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team recently partnered with Wal-Mart Corporation to conduct employability workshops with the women of the Project SAFE shelter in March and April. The project was made possible by a $2,000 grant given by Wal-Mart for the project. OBU's SIFE team,…

Students Recognized during Model Arab League Simulation

April 15, 2011—OBU students competed in the Southwest Regional Model Arab League simulation at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock April 7-9, with OBU students Caitlin Dacus and Ethan Groff receiving honorable mention for their respective councils. The OBU group represented Libya in this year's…

Students Selected for National Convention Internships

April 15, 2011—OBU students Janna Smith and Rebekah Byland were recently selected to serve as interns for the 2011 Broadcast Education Association Convention April 9-13 in Las Vegas, Nev. Smith, a junior from Seminole, Okla., and Byland, a sophomore from Shawnee, Okla., were nominated by their OBU professors…

Myers Receives Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry

April 14, 2011—Dr. Benjamin Myers, associate professor of English at OBU, received the 2011 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry for his book, "Elegy for Trains." The honor was presented Saturday, April 9. The prestigious award is given annually to books by Oklahoman authors or about Oklahoma in five categories:…

Rudebock Honored with ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

April 13, 2011—Dr. Rich Rudebock, Cargill associate professor of business at OBU, has been named a regional recipient of the 2011 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching…

Human Trafficking Big in Oklahoma, Elam Says

April 11, 2011—As part of their annual endeavor to raise money for a charitable organization, OBU students heard how human trafficking worldwide is a $32-billion industry and the second-largest criminal activity in the world. But OBU students also learned that the problem is right at their doorstep, with…

Smoke on the Mountain' Debuts April 14

April 11, 2011—The musical comedy "Smoke on the Mountain" will debut by OBU Theatre on Thursday, April 14, in Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus. Tickets are now on sale for all performances which will be presented one weekend only, April 14-17. The community is invited to attend the…

OBU Honors 530 Years of Service

April 8, 2011—Recognizing a combined 530 years of service to the institution, OBU honored 42 faculty and staff members during the university's annual Service Awards Banquet April 7. Dr. Ronda Hall, professor of Spanish, was honored for 37 years of service at the University as she prepares to retire at the…

Ellis Elected Student Government President

April 7, 2011—Candidates for OBU's elected student leadership offered their campaign speeches on OBU's annual Hyde Park Day, Wednesday, April 6, during the weekly chapel service. The candidates for OBU's 2011-12 Student Government Association president included Neal Ellis, a rising junior from Midlothian,…

Faculty and Staff Honored as 'Seven Who Care'

April 6, 2011—Seven OBU faculty and staff members were honored by OBU students Wednesday, April 6, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university's Hyde Park chapel service in Raley Chapel. The Seven Who Care Award is given by the OBU…

OBU to Celebrate Bobby Cox Day

April 6, 2011— OBU will celebrate Bobby Cox Day at Ford Park Tuesday, April 12. In honor of 1,000 wins and his NAIA Hall of Fame induction, the first 100 Bison fans at the game against St. Gregorys will receive a Bobby Cox replica jersey t-shirt. Aramark will be providing a free meal, with a recognition…

Orchestra Celebrates 10th Season with Louima Lilite

April 5, 2011—The OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra will present its 10th Season Spring Concert Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. on the OBU campus in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The concert is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. The program will feature the music of Dmitri Shostakovich,…

Smoke on the Mountain' Premieres April 14

April 5, 2011—OBU Theatre will present a rousing performance of the musical comedy "Smoke on the Mountain" beginning Thursday, April 14, in Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus. Tickets are now on sale for all performances which will be presented one weekend only, April 14-17. The year is…

Splash' Spring Affair Hits April 9

April 5, 2011—OBU's Campus Activities Board promises an evening of fun and entertainment as they present "Splash Spring Affair" on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the free performance, and the community is welcome to attend. The production's directors, OBU seniors…

Seek to be Significant, Sanders Tells Students

April 4, 2011—Many business leaders reach the top of the corporate ladder only to ask, "Is this all there is?" Ray Sanders told OBU students. While success adds value to one's self, he said, significance is adding value to others. He urged the students to seek significance. Sanders, founder and CEO of GiANT…