March 2012 News Articles

Gordon to Present Junior Recital April 5

March 30, 2012—Tabitha Gordon, an OBU music education major from Fort Worth, Texas, will present her junior recital on saxophone Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend the program in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. Gordon will be assisted in the recital by Sandra Meyer, retired…

Burroughs Offers Perspective on True Worship

March 28, 2012—Students at OBU experienced the talent and wisdom of Bob and Esther Burroughs in Raley Chapel Wednesday morning. Instead of a traditional worship service, the Bisonnette Glee Club performed an anthem titled "Beholding All Your Glory," written and composed by the couple. After the song, Esther…

Faculty Band Leads Chapel Worship

March 28, 2012—For decades, OBU's weekly chapel services have featured musically gifted students and guests from around the world who use their talents to lead students in worship experiences. But some of the musically gifted worship leaders hold longstanding roles on Bison Hill as OBU faculty members. OBU…

Students Present Research at Communications Conference

March 28, 2012—Two OBU communications students recently presented their original research during the "New Voices, New Perspectives" Student Research Conference hosted by the University of North Texas March 9-10. Lauren R. Smith, a junior from Greenwood, Ark., presented her paper titled "The Face of Community…

Bison In NAIA Title Game at 7 p.m. Tonight

March 20, 2012—For the second time in three years, the fourth time in the past 11 years, and the eighth time overall, the Oklahoma Baptist University Bison are in the NAIA Division 1 Basketball Championship Game. OBU will face Concordia University (Calif.) at 7 p.m. CDT tonight. OBU is the #2 seed and…

Bison Glee Club to Tour in Arkansas, Oklahoma

March 19, 2012—The Bison Glee Club, OBU's all-male choral group, will sing in Arkansas and Oklahoma during its Spring Tour March 30-April 2, with performances at schools, churches and a retirement community. On Friday, March 30, the Bison Glee Club will launch its tour with a morning performance at Southside…

Bisonettes to Perform April 1 in Pryor, Newalla

March 19, 2012—OBU's Bisonette Glee Club will sing Sunday, April 1, in Pryor, Okla., and Newalla, Okla. The public is welcome to attend the free performances featuring some of the finest vocal musicians on the OBU campus. The first performance will be during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at First Baptist…

Recital to Feature Soprano, Cello, Piano March 30

March 19, 2012—A trio of musicians, Dr. Jennifer McQuade, Thresa Swadley and Dr. Carol Ann Bell, will present a recital titled "American Music for Soprano, Cello and Piano" at the Enid Symphony Center on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the performance at 301 W. Broadway in…

Senior to Present 'Where Art Meets Cute' Show

March 19, 2012—A lover of all things "adorable and joyous," OBU senior Lauren Miller will present her art show, titled "Where Art Meets Cute," on March 30. The show will be displayed in the OBU art building gallery until April 2. The title of her show, "Where Art Meets Cute," reflects both Miller's…

Parham Presents Senior Art Show March 16

March 14, 2012—Kristen Parham does not like being a copycat. Her instinctive predisposition to create new and unique pieces of art unlike anyone other artist's work is reflected in her senior art show, "Orange Marmalade," displayed in the OBU art building gallery from March 16-29. "Orange Marmalade," the…

Student Preacher Urges Classmates to Pursue Freedom

March 14, 2012—True freedom does two things. One, it drives Christians closer to God, and two, it drives Christians to love one another. On March 14, Jeremiah Custar exhorted students at OBU to pursue freedom in Christ by submitting to Him. A senior from Ardmore, Okla., Custar spoke during a weekly chapel…

Hundreds Gather to Remember Swim Champion

March 13, 2012—More than 700 members of the OBU community gathered Monday night, March 12, to remember the life of Iván Maciuniak, an OBU freshman who helped lead his team to a national swim championship the week before his death. Maciuniak died Friday, March 9, in an accident in the campus swimming…

Kubicek Bases Minter Lecture on 'Jesus Principles'

March 13, 2012—Jeremie Kubicek told OBU students the secret to changing the world. A native of Shawnee, Okla., the entrepreneur returned to his alma mater from Atlanta, Ga., where he leads GiANT Impact, to present the 2012 Minter Lectureship in Business, Leadership and Christian Ministry on Monday, March 12,…

Livingston, Muzljakovich Offer Senior Recital March 15

March 13, 2012—March 13, 2012 OBU seniors Jonathan Livingston, a tenor, and Sean Muzljakovich, a baritone, will present their senior recital Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free performance. Livingston, from Bixby, Okla., is from…

Churchill Presents 'Random' Senior Art Show

March 9, 2012—OBU senior Ryan Churchill is an artist who is not particularly concerned with symbolism or coordination between his pieces. He is simply inspired by the things around him. "Everything from films, books, music and random thoughts that pop into my head go into my work," he claimed. For…

Morvan Presents 'Look and Feel' Art Show

March 8, 2012—When OBU senior Aaron Morvan premiered his senior art show, titled "Look and Feel," on March 2, he encouraged attendees to touch everything with the hope his personality would be reflected through his art. "People want to pick up, look at, touch and examine," said Morvan, who is from Fort…

Simplicity Bases Boswell's Art Show

March 8, 2012—Marissa Boswell consistently finds joy in simplicity and reminiscence. Her senior art show at OBU, appropriately named "Simplify," reflected the nostalgic style within her work. Boswell's show opened Feb. 24 in the OBU Art Building gallery. An art major with a minor in psychology, Boswell said…

Alum Serves International Students in Hawaii

March 7, 2012—A trip to Hawaii may be the vacation of a lifetime for many people. For OBU alum Tram Nguyen, a journey to Hawaii has meant an opportunity to change lives. Nguyen serves as a mission intern in a two-year contract with the North American Mission Board. She works with the International Baptist…

Professor Emerita Ili Mae Harrison Dies at 96

March 7, 2012—Ili Mae Harrison, who served at OBU for 29 years as a professor of home economics, died Feb. 29, 2012, in Shawnee following a short illness. She was 96. Harrison served at OBU from 1948-77. She arrived on Bison Hill as an instructor of home economics and became an assistant professor in 1950.…

Whitney Addresses 'Thirsting For God'

March 7, 2012—As humans progress through life, the outer "shell" of a person decays and weakens. Christians, however, have the opportunity to renew and strengthen their inner selves by reinforcing their personal relationships with God. One sign that a person is in need of inner renewal comes through a…

Basinger Shares 'The Nature of Things' in Art

March 6, 2012—OBU art student Ashlyn Basinger premiered her senior exhibit Jan. 28 in the campus Art Building gallery, displaying artistic talent in various mediums including ceramics, charcoal and fibers. Each spring, OBU hosts a series of senior art shows, the first which showcased Basinger's…

Steele Urges Grads to Build Relationships, Be Civil

March 6, 2012—Oklahoma Rep. Kris Steele said he might not fit the "mold" of an expected commencement speaker: He is an OBU graduate who serves in a Methodist church while working as the Oklahoma Speaker of the House. Steele drew his address for OBU's Graduate School commencement on Saturday, March 3, from…

Bison Claim NAIA Swimming Championship

March 5, 2012—The new kids on the block are National Champions. Down a point to powerhouse Fresno Pacific with one event left, first-year Oklahoma Baptist's Ivan Maciuniak, Nick Schuttinger, Mateo Maciuniak and Daniel Ramirez turned in an NAIA record 2:57.83 to win a national championship in the event and…

Intramurals in Full Swing for Spring

March 5, 2012— Jose Carillo, an OBU student from Eakly, Okla., approaches the alley during an intramural costume bowling game on Feb. 29. Students participated in the games at Fire Lake Bowl in Shawnee as one of 10 sports offered through OBU's McDowell Family Intramural Program during the spring…

OBU Encourages 'Technology Fast' among Students

March 2, 2012—In today's world, technology can help connect people across the globe through phone calls, email, television and the Internet. Such convenience and abundant connectivity can be a great resource in how a person understands the world around them, but it can also serve as a major distraction…