June 2011 News Articles

Kubicek Releases 'Leadership is Dead'

June 24, 2011 | Permalink

OBU alum Jeremie Kubicek has drawn from his leadership experience spanning nearly two decades to pinpoint leadership issues and offer solutions in his newly released book, "Leadership is Dead." Already a national best-seller, "Leadership is…

Robinson, Blue Named to New Academic Leadership Posts

June 24, 2011 | Permalink

Two OBU academic leaders have acquired new leadership posts on campus while continuing in their previous roles, OBU administrators announced Thursday, June 23. Dr. Pam Robinson has been named as associate provost of the University, while…

Farris Named to State, National Teacher Education Roles

June 16, 2011 | Permalink

Dr. John Farris, Lawrence and Marion Harris Chair of Education at OBU, recently was named to both state and national roles in teacher education. At OBU, Farris also serves as director of teacher education and associate professor of…

Cox Receives Meritorious Service Award

June 14, 2011 | Permalink

Bobby Cox, OBU head baseball coach and professor of kinesiology and leisure studies, was named the recipient of OBU's Meritorious Service Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 13. OBU President David W. Whitlock announced the…

Dean Receives Promising Teacher Award

June 14, 2011 | Permalink

Dr. Michael Dean, OBU assistant professor of music, received OBU's Promising Teacher Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 13. Dean, who joined the OBU faculty in fall 2006 as assistant professor of music, received the award…

Kelly Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

June 14, 2011 | Permalink

Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson professor of religion at OBU, received OBU's Distinguished Teaching Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 13. Kelly, who joined the OBU faculty in 1997 as assistant professor of religion, received…

Division of Teacher Education Receives Continued Accreditation

June 8, 2011 | Permalink

OBU's Division of Teacher Education has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers for the United States' children by achieving continued accreditation this month under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for…

OBU Receives Marketing, Recruitment Award

June 8, 2011 | Permalink

OBU recently was selected to receive a 2011 Noel-Levitz Marketing and Recruitment Excellence Award. Recruitment on Bison Hill is led by the OBU Admissions team, which is managed by Bruce Perkins, director of admissions. Four colleges and…

Gabrielse Named Dean of Fine Arts College

June 1, 2011 | Permalink

Dr. Ken Gabrielse, worship and music specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, has been named dean of OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, President David W. Whitlock announced Wednesday, June 1. Gabrielse, 53, succeeds…

Murimi Receives Gates Grant for Life-Saving Research

June 1, 2011 | Permalink

Dr. Renita Murimi is hoping to use common technology to help battle a global health risk, and she and a colleague recently received a grant to help make the idea a reality. Murimi, assistant professor of computer information science at OBU, and…

OBU Presents First Hobbs Award to Dr. Tom Elliff

April 21, 2011 | Permalink

Named in honor of a legendary Southern Baptist pastor and denominational statesman, the first Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service was presented to Dr. Tom Elliff by OBU president David Whitlock on Tuesday, June 14,…