October 2011 News Articles

OBU Launches Shawnee Phase of Capital Drive

October 27, 2011—Several area business and community leaders met on the OBU campus Monday, Oct. 24, to kick off the Shawnee phase of OBU's $42 million capital campaign. The Vision For A New Century drive is the largest ever undertaken by the 101-year-old Shawnee-based institution. At a kickoff luncheon for…

Alums Work Diligently in 'Virtual Ministry'

October 26, 2011—After 32 years of mission work in Brazil, Berdie Hope, a 1956 OBU alum, and her husband, Rev. Ben Hope, a 1958 OBU alum, retired from the Southern Baptists' International Mission Board in February of 2001. But the Hopes' desire to connect with others on a personal level and through various…

Miller Uses Humor, Poetry to Convey Message: 'TYG'

October 26, 2011—Dr. Calvin Miller said he says "Thank you, God" all the time and -- when he's in a hurry -- he simply says, "TYG." Miller, a noted author, professor, pastor and artist, addressed the OBU community during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 26, pulling from Scripture and poetry to encourage…

New Staff Join Admissions Team

October 24, 2011—Three new staff members have joined the OBU Admissions Team, with another team member receiving a promotion to assistant director of admissions. The new admissions counselors include Bertholomew "Prophet" Bailey, Jessica Herbert and Dorraine Hudson. Rachel Potts was promoted from admissions…

Students Encouraged to Love Others

October 19, 2011—Jesus took people with him when he was sad and alone, Jim Putnam tells OBU students in a weekly chapel message Wednesday, Oct. 19. Putnam, who serves as founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho, encouraged the students to follow Jesus' example of being open and…

Art Professor Paints New Mexico in New Series

October 12, 2011—New Mexico has long been recognized as a place of great beauty, majestic landscapes and rich culture. It is no wonder that a place like New Mexico attracts numerous artists from around the globe. Julie Blackstone, OBU assistant professor of art, recently traveled to the "Land of Enchantment"…

You Can Know God,' Sharp Assures Students

October 12, 2011—"Why doesn't God place a glowing cross in the sky at night to serve as an irrefutable sign of Jesus Christ?" Christian apologist Mary Jo Sharp conveyed the question of scientist Carl Sagan, from his book, "Contact," during an OBU chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 12. Sharp is the first woman to…

Trustees Approve First Phase of Housing Village

October 7, 2011—Paving the way for a new student housing village, Oklahoma Baptist University trustees approved plans for three on-campus construction projects during their fall semester meeting on the campus in Shawnee Oct. 7. Board members granted OBU administrators the authority to begin construction when…

Iorg Presents Aspects of 'Life in the Spirit'

October 6, 2011—Apprehending -- understanding and experiencing -- God is knowing him so intimately that a person experiences God as a regular aspect of life, Dr. Jeff Iorg told OBU students Wednesday, Oct. 5. Any Christian believer can "apprehend" God by being filled with the Holy Spirit, Iorg said. The…