July 2011 News Articles

Dr. Scales Statue to be Dedicated Aug. 1

July 22, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Alexanders Share Open Homes, Open Hearts

July 21, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Profile in Excellence: Alum Dennis Jernigan Lives a Redeemed Life

July 21, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Eight Retire from Bison Hill Faculty and Staff

July 20, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Hammond Retires After a Quarter Century on Bison Hill

July 20, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Highlights of the Hammond Era at OBU

July 20, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Profile in Excellence: Twins Sadie and Madie Gardner Cause a Ripple Effect

July 20, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Alum David Dennis Shares Second Chances

July 19, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Graduate Michael Weaver Wins Emmy

July 19, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Mastin Releases First Novel

July 19, 2011 | Permalink

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…

College of Nursing Receives $50,000 Butterfield Grant

July 8, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Alum Jim Spurr Named Shawnee Poet Laureate

July 7, 2011 | Permalink

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…

Blackstone Wins Art Awards

July 7, 2011 | Permalink

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…