November 2011 News Articles

Myers' 'Elegy for Trains' Receives Magazine Review

November 18, 2011—Dr. Benjamin Myers' volume of poetry titled "Elegy for Trains" was reviewed recently by CCCU Advance magazine. Myers is an associate professor of English at OBU. Miho Nonaka, assistant professor of English at Wheaton College, reviewed Myers' poetry. The review analyzed Myers' blend of history…

Fifth Graders Learn about 'Disney Realities' through Event

November 17, 2011— Sandra Valentine, a senior elementary education major at OBU, teaches fifth graders from Will Rogers Elementary School in Shawnee about the Ming Dynasty through use of the Disney movie, "Mulan." The theme for this year's Social Studies Methods class museum was "Disney Realities: Behind the…

Willing Witnesses, Seeking Souls Fit Together, Moore Says

November 16, 2011—Walker Moore grew up labeled as a "special education" student who could not verbalize his words, but through ministry opportunities, he has shared the Gospel with more than 4 million people in the past year. Such opportunity arises when a person is a willing witness, Moore told OBU students…

Alumni, Faculty Honored at Homecoming Chapel

November 15, 2011—OBU honored outstanding alumni and faculty and OBU President David W. Whitlock offered a message of vision to alumni, students, faculty and friends during the 2011 Homecoming Chapel Saturday, Nov. 12, in Raley Chapel. The university recognized recipients of the Profile in Excellence Award,…

2011 Harvest Court Announced

November 12, 2011—The 2011 Harvest Court was crowned on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The honored seniors include harvest queen Leslie Fort, seated, from Houston, Texas, and harvest king Clay Henderson from Edmond, Okla. Other members of the court included best all-around woman Janna…

Distinguished Honorees Recognized at Harvest Dinner

November 11, 2011— Eight distinguished honorees were recognized during OBU's Homecoming Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 11, in the Geiger Center. They included (from left) Mike Fogarty, '70, Mirriam Kaumba Siamusiye, '06, Derek Watson, '06, Clay Martin, '99, Kena Freeman Martin, '03, Doug Tolin, Nelda Ward Keck, ex…

OBU Honors Veterans

November 11, 2011— Dr. Randy Ridenour (left), Dr. Mark McClellan and Dr. David Whitlock listen to "Taps" at Gold Star Park on Bison Hill. OBU paid tribute to United States military veterans during a special Veterans' Day Ceremony Friday, Nov. 11, as part of the 2011 OBU Homecoming festivities. Ridenour,…

Alum Earns Second Emmy

November 9, 2011—Christi Mitchell McGahan, a 2009 graduate of OBU, won her second Emmy award at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Heartland Regional Emmy Awards July 23 at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City. The awards presentation was telecast from Denver, Colo. The National Academy…

Students Celebrate Harvest Court, Athletics

November 9, 2011— Jake Hooten and other candidates for OBU's 2011 Harvest Court are announced during a spirit assembly on Bison Hill Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Noble Complex. Hooten is a senior pre-allied health and rehabilitation major from Seminole, Okla. Students voted for the Harvest Court winners following…

Outstanding Honorees to be Recognized at Harvest Dinner

November 2, 2011—Eight distinguished honorees will be recognized during OBU's 2011 Homecoming festivities, with three receiving the Alumni Achievement Award, one receiving the Graduate of the Last Decade Award and four being inducted into the OBU Athletic Hall of Fame. Mike Fogarty and Bob and Nelda Ward Keck…

Roberts Presents Perspective on Baptists' Missions Enterprise

November 2, 2011—While Southern Baptists today are considered a missions-minded group committed to sharing the Gospel around the world, at one time, evangelism was not considered a priority in Baptist life. Dr. Phil Roberts, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, told OBU students how Baptists…

2011 Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored

November 1, 2011—To honor former OBU faculty members who were master teachers, making a significant impact on OBU students, the university will induct its second Faculty Hall of Fame class during the Homecoming chapel service Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. The inductees include Dr. John William…