May 2011 News Articles

School of Christian Service Presents Awards, Scholarships

May 31, 2011 | Permalink

OBU's Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service recognized an outstanding alumnus and outstanding students in Christian service studies during a banquet April 25 and during the 2011 Awards Convocation on May 4 in Raley Chapel. Army chaplain…

OBU Crowns Intramural King and Queen

May 23, 2011 | Permalink

OBU's McDowell Family Intramural Program crowned its first royalty in May, with sophomore Cody Potter from Miami, Okla., named king and sophomore Courtney Buchanan from Shawnee, Okla., named queen. As students participated in the intramural…

Rawls Makes Debut Performance at Metropolitan Opera

May 23, 2011 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist alumnus and adjunct professor Dr. Arnold Rawls, a tenor, made his debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Saturday, April 23. Rawls stepped in for Marcelo Álvarez in the role of Manrico during the…

Camp RAWC to Offer Fun Wellness Activities

May 18, 2011 | Permalink

Eight week-long themed sessions will highlight Camp RAWC, a summer wellness experience hosted by OBU's Recreation and Wellness Center for children ages 6-12. In its third year, Camp RAWC offers Shawnee-area children an opportunity to enjoy…

Outstanding Students Recognized at 2011 Awards Convocation

May 18, 2011 | Permalink

OBU recognized its outstanding students during the Centennial Awards Convocation on Wednesday, May 4, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Rachel Griffith and Derek Royer receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. Griffith, a biology major…

Board Approves Academic Reorganization

May 16, 2011 | Permalink

Reorganization of OBU academic units highlighted the May meeting of OBU trustees on Friday, May 13, in Shawnee. The board ratified a reorganization proposal from the OBU administration which included elevating two academic schools to "college"…

OBU Confers Degrees on 248 Graduates

May 13, 2011 | Permalink

With firsthand congratulations from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, 248 OBU graduates received their diplomas during OBU's Centennial Spring Commencement on Friday, May 13. Before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in OBU's Raley Chapel,…

Nursing Graduates Receive Pins

May 12, 2011 | Permalink

In a tradition symbolizing the transition from student life to a professional role, 46 OBU nursing students participated in the Spring 2011 Nurses' Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 12, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Designed by the Class of…

Senior Receives Recognition for 'Shine' Video

May 10, 2011 | Permalink

OBU senior Timothy Kurtz received an Honorable Mention award for his video at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts convention in April in Las Vegas, Nev. Kurtz, an electronic media production major from Heber Springs,…

McCarthy Urges Students to 'Go'

May 9, 2011 | Permalink

While some OBU students have decided to participate in global missions endeavors this summer to spread the Gospel, others are still trying to make up their minds about whether or not to go. Still others have made the decision to stay home. Dr.…

OBU Welcomes 234 Freshmen on 'Super Enrollment Day'

May 6, 2011 | Permalink

Professors and administrators from across Bison Hill greeted 234 incoming freshmen during Oklahoma Baptist University's Super Enrollment Day Saturday, April 2. The new members of the Class of 2015 represent record enrollment, and are up from…