December 2011 News Articles

Work Begins On Chapel Spire Windows

December 21, 2011—A large crane was raised on the OBU campus early this week as workers began the process of replacing windows in the spire tower of the university's John Wesley Raley Chapel. AT&T reached an agreement with OBU to install a cell phone antenna in the chapel's spire. The existing glass and…

Graduates Urged to Share, Love and Teach

December 16, 2011—Receiving a charge to serve God with dedication as they step into their vocations, 42 OBU graduates received their diplomas during OBU's 2011 Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 16. During the ceremony in OBU's John Wesley Raley Chapel, the graduates heard from Dr. Todd Fisher, senior pastor…

Winter Commencement to Honor 42 Graduates

December 15, 2011—Forty-two graduates will have degrees conferred upon them during OBU's Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 16. Dr. Todd Fisher will deliver the Commencement Address. The graduating students, in academic regalia, will take their symbolic final walk into Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium for the…

Community Members Serve on Bison Hill

December 13, 2011—The recently created Volunteer Services program at OBU is about to celebrate its first birthday, and the best gift the program could receive is a wealth of new volunteers from the Shawnee community. In February 2011, Dr. Bill Donovan was named director of the program, which has drawn…

Emeritus Art Professor Visits OBU

December 13, 2011— Leroy Bond (center), professor emeritus of art at OBU, visited Bison Hill on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to view several works of art he created, including the landscape with bison located in the Executive Offices. Pictured with Bond are OBU President David W. Whitlock (left) and Bond's caretaker, Mary…

Floyd Named Controller at OBU

December 8, 2011—Steven Floyd has been named controller at OBU. He joined the Bison Hill staff in October. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Floyd earned his bachelor's degree in 1991 and his master's degree in 1994. He became a certified public accountant in 1995. He came to OBU as comptroller for the…

Rep. Lankford to Bring Winter Commencement Address

December 8, 2011—U.S. Rep. James Lankford will return to Oklahoma to bring the Winter Commencement Address to OBU's 43 graduates on Friday, Dec. 16. Rep. Lankford was elected to the United States Congress on Nov. 2, 2010, representing Oklahoma's Fifth District. The Republican legislator serves on the House…

Flag Football Teams Represent OBU in Regional Championship

December 6, 2011—Two flag football teams from OBU made Bison Hill intramural history at the University of Nebraska Nov. 18, 19, and 20. Despite wind chill temperatures below freezing, a wide variety of player personalities, and an unexpected change in a player line-up, the teams played fiercely, represented…

German Club Hosts Christmas Worship Dec. 9

December 6, 2011—OBU's German Club will host an annual German Christmas worship service Friday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. in Stubblefield Chapel. The public is invited to attend. The program will include seven German Christmas carols sung by the congregation and two solos performed by Dr. Louima Lilite, assistant…

Yates Earns Doctorate

December 6, 2011—Dr. Tony Yates, assistant professor of science at OBU, successfully defended his dissertation on Nov. 29 at the University of Oklahoma Graduate College. He has earned the doctor of philosophy degree in instructional leadership and academic curriculum. Dr. Yates earned an associate's degree at…

OBU Named a Five-Star Champion of Character

December 5, 2011—For the second year in a row, OBU is a NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. The Champions of Character program continues to grow and impact people throughout our nation as a result of the passion and commitment of the NAIA member institutions such as yours, said Kristin Gillette,…

Avoid Trap of Sacred Versus Secular, Henderson Says

December 1, 2011—Most Christians are caught in the trap between the sacred and the secular, but instead their lives should be a unified existence of being "in" the world but not "of" it, and focused on sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others, Mary Kay Henderson told OBU students Wednesday, Nov. 30. She…