Kubicek Releases 'Leadership is Dead'
June 24, 2011—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 Dead" explains how to become truly influential by
Robinson, Blue Named to New Academic Leadership Posts
June 24, 2011—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 remaining in her role as an academic dean of the newly
Farris Named to State, National Teacher Education Roles
June 16, 2011—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 education.
Farris was elected vice president for the Oklahoma
Cox Receives Meritorious Service Award
June 14, 2011—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 award for Cox, who joined the OBU faculty in 1984,
Dean Receives Promising Teacher Award
June 14, 2011—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 from OBU President David W. Whitlock during the
Kelly Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
June 14, 2011—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 the award from OBU President David W. Whitlock
Division of Teacher Education Receives Continued Accreditation
June 8, 2011—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 Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the
OBU Receives Marketing, Recruitment Award
June 8, 2011—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 universities were chosen to receive awards, which will
Gabrielse Named Dean of Fine Arts College
June 1, 2011—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 Dr. Paul Hammond, who announced his retirement
Murimi Receives Gates Grant for Life-Saving Research
June 1, 2011—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 Josiane Nzouonta, a fellow graduate from their
OBU Presents First Hobbs Award to Dr. Tom Elliff
April 21, 2011—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, during the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix,