Dr. Scales Statue to be Dedicated Aug. 1
July 22, 2011—OBU will unveil and dedicate a six-foot bronze statue of Dr. James Ralph Scales, OBU's ninth president, at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1. The community is invited to attend the brief dedication program and a reception which will follow in the Geiger Center.
The project was commissioned by OBU's Class
Alexanders Share Open Homes, Open Hearts
July 21, 2011—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alums Charles and Betty Alexander, both 1956 graduates, are 2011 recipients of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession,
Profile in Excellence: Alum Dennis Jernigan Lives a Redeemed Life
July 21, 2011—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Dennis Jernigan, a 1981 graduate, is a 2011 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The awardis given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business,
Eight Retire from Bison Hill Faculty and Staff
July 20, 2011—Two deans, one of OBU's first Distinguished Teaching Award honorees, a popular pianist, a local missions leader, a longtime mathematics educator, an award-winning yearbook advisor and a former OBU trustee are retiring from the University's faculty and staff this summer.
The retirees represent
Hammond Retires After a Quarter Century on Bison Hill
July 20, 2011—Dr. Paul Hammond, dean of OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, announced his retirement in spring 2011 after 25 years of service on Bison Hill. Hammond and his wife, Anne, joined the OBU faculty in 1986.
Hammond came to OBU from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., where
Highlights of the Hammond Era at OBU
July 20, 2011—
Named Dean of Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts in 1986
Friends of the Arts program begun to support the College of Fine Arts
Began "Friends of the Arts" newsletter in 1987
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers recognized the University Ringers as one of the exemplary
Profile in Excellence: Twins Sadie and Madie Gardner Cause a Ripple Effect
July 20, 2011—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alums Sadie and Madie Gardner, both 1939 graduates, are 2011 recipients of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession,
Alum David Dennis Shares Second Chances
July 19, 2011—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In
Graduate Michael Weaver Wins Emmy
July 19, 2011—He is not a doctor, and he doesn't play one on TV, but OBU graduate Michael Weaver won an Emmy for his work as a producer and writer of "The Doctors" at the 37th Daytime Emmy Award Show.
"The Doctors" beat two popular competitors, the Dr. Phil Show and the Dr. Oz Show, in the Outstanding Talk
Mastin Releases First Novel
July 19, 2011—OBU alum Linsey Mastin, who serves as secretary for the National Sports Ministry and Church Recreation at OBU, recently released her first fiction novel, titled "Murder in Manolos."
The book tells the story of college graduate Heidi Hart, who is ready to take on the world -- or at least New
College of Nursing Receives $50,000 Butterfield Grant
July 8, 2011—Oklahoma Baptist University's College of Nursing has received a $50,000 grant from the Butterfield Memorial Foundation, a charitable organization committed to providing support to Christian non-profit organizations whose initiative addresses health and medical needs for vulnerable
Alum Jim Spurr Named Shawnee Poet Laureate
July 7, 2011—OBU alum and Shawnee native Jim Spurr has been honored with the title of "poet laureate" for the City of Shawnee.
A 1964 OBU graduate, Spurr received the title during the Shawnee City Commission meeting on June 6. He is a nationally published poet, and his book "Open Mike/Thursday Night" was a
Blackstone Wins Art Awards
July 7, 2011—Julie Blackstone, OBU assistant professor of art, recently won two awards in the Fiberworks 2011 show in Tulsa, Okla. Her piece titled "Knotty Girl No. 3: Garbo as Mata Hari" won the Rachael Valliere Award for Best Handwoven Art. She also won a Juror's Award of Merit.
Fiberworks is a regional