April 2011 News Articles

Bruce Merits Award at National Media Conference

April 21, 2011 | Permalink

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…

OBU Remembers 'Path to the Cross' with Special Service

April 20, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Music Students Take Honors in State Competition

April 19, 2011 | Permalink

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…

SIFE Team Serves Others through Wal-Mart Grant

April 18, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Students Recognized during Model Arab League Simulation

April 15, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Students Selected for National Convention Internships

April 15, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Myers Receives Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry

April 14, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Rudebock Honored with ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

April 13, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Human Trafficking Big in Oklahoma, Elam Says

April 11, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Smoke on the Mountain' Debuts April 14

April 11, 2011 | Permalink

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…

OBU Honors 530 Years of Service

April 8, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Ellis Elected Student Government President

April 7, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Faculty and Staff Honored as 'Seven Who Care'

April 6, 2011 | Permalink

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…

OBU to Celebrate Bobby Cox Day

April 6, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Orchestra Celebrates 10th Season with Louima Lilite

April 5, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Smoke on the Mountain' Premieres April 14

April 5, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Splash' Spring Affair Hits April 9

April 5, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Seek to be Significant, Sanders Tells Students

April 4, 2011 | Permalink

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…