April 2012 News Articles

SGA Hosts Hyde Park Day, Ellis Elected President

February 18, 2016—OBU's Student Government Association hosted Hyde Park Day during chapel Wednesday, April 11. The annual event is designed to introduce candidates for student government elected positions and class officer positions. After the presentation of speeches, students were encouraged to vote for their…

Simmons Art Offers 'Proportions of Human Head' April 20

February 18, 2016—The first time Lucas Simmons painted, he hated it. He said he was covered in oil, and the self-portrait he was struggling to paint more closely resembled a "sunburned version of Shrek" than his own face in the mirror. Regardless of his frustrating first attempt at art, the OBU senior did not…

Laughlin to Present Senior Piano Recital May 1

April 27, 2012—Brenden Laughlin, an OBU senior from Albuquerque, N.M., will present his senior piano recital Tuesday, May 1, in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. Laughlin is a piano performance major with a pedagogy emphasis. He is the son of Karie Dumler and the godson…

Music Preparatory Department Announces Choir Auditions

April 27, 2012—OBU's Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for Young Singers of Central Oklahoma choirs, for students in grades 3-12, on Tuesday, May 1, Tuesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 10, from 3-5 p.m. in Raley Chapel room 143. All interested students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the…

Baker Expresses 'Captured Simplicity' through Art

April 26, 2012—Kristin Baker has found that simple everyday objects and experiences can become art. This concept is expressed through the simplicity of her art work. The OBU senior will present her senior art show, titled "Captured Simplicity," in the gallery of the Art Building on Friday, April 27, from…

Eighth-Grade Consultants Surprise OBU Students

April 26, 2012—Four OBU Communication Arts students got the shock of their college career when their semester-end presentation was pre-empted by a surprise visit from a group of eighth graders from Texas. The middle school kids, from Celina, Texas, just happened to be the external consultants responsible for…

OBU Commissions Students to 'GO' in Summer

April 26, 2012— "God is worth the surrender of our whole lives," Odus Compton tells OBU students during a chapel service Wednesday, April 25. Each spring, OBU traditionally conducts a special service to commission students for summer missions endeavors. Compton serves as director of student ministry at…

Senior's Art Show Draws on Life Experiences

April 26, 2012—Jennifer Juliano has been doodling penguins since before she can remember. To her, it made perfect sense, then, to incorporate them into her art projects at OBU. She also knew her affinity for the little creatures should be displayed in her senior art show to reveal the "fun side" of her…

Sophomore Accepted to Science Research Program

April 26, 2012—Rob Moore, a sophomore biochemistry major at OBU, recently was accepted into the highly competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER). Moore's interdisciplinary research will incorporate physics, engineering…

OBU to Break Ground on Residential Village

April 25, 2012—As Oklahoma Baptist University nears the conclusion of a successful academic year, the University is embarking on a new construction project critical to OBU's continued success as a nationally recognized leader in Christian liberal arts education. University administrators will host a…

Simma Presents OBU Research at Conference

April 25, 2012—Laura Simma, an Oklahoma Baptist University senior from Perkins, Okla., presented a research paper during the Southern States Communication Association's 82nd Convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 11-15. Simma is the first OBU student in more than a decade who has represented OBU at the…

University Chorale to Tour Four States in May

April 25, 2012—The University Chorale, one of OBU's premiere vocal ensembles, will present spring tour performances in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas May 13-21. The public is welcome to attend the free performances. On Sunday, May 13, the Chorale will perform at First Baptist Church in Amarillo,…

Alum Jordan is Creative Musical Mastermind

April 24, 2012—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 honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Biochemistry Senior Earns Accolades

April 24, 2012—OBU senior Yuen-Jing Alexis Chen, a biochemistry major from Shawnee, recently has been recognized for her academic achievement in two venues. On March 26, Chen gave a poster presentation at the National American Chemical Society Conference in San Diego, Calif. She also has been accepted to the…

Camp RAWC to Offer Fun Wellness Activities

April 24, 2012—Seven week-long themed sessions will highlight Camp RAWC, a summer wellness experience hosted by OBU's Recreation and Wellness Center for children ages 6-12. In its fourth year, Camp RAWC offers Shawnee-area children an opportunity to enjoy wellness activities and learn how to make healthy…

Alum Jennifer Cloyde Celebrates Life

April 23, 2012—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 honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Bison Jazz Orchestra Plays Live at Ritz Theater April 27

April 23, 2012—OBU's Bison Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Pruiett, will perform its final concert of the academic year Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Shawnee. Pruiett serves as associate professor of music at OBU. This year's concert will once again…

Chorale to Sing in Oklahoma Churches April 29

April 23, 2012—The University Chorale, one of OBU's premiere ensembles, will sing in two worship services in northeast Oklahoma on Sunday, April 29. The performances are free, and the community is invited to attend. The Chorale will sing at First Baptist Church in Bartlesville during the 10:30 a.m. worship…

Professor's 'Daily Artifact' Show to Benefit Mission Shawnee

April 23, 2012—While many art students at OBU note the encouragement and motivation they receive from their faculty, OBU professor Corey Fuller gave himself a steep challenge: to create a drawing, design, photograph, doodle or other piece of artwork every day for a year. Fuller will showcase the result of…

Shawnee Honor Choir Concert to Feature 44 Area Children

April 23, 2012—Shawnee Honor Choir will present its spring concert on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the direction of Conchita Hansford, Shawnee Honor Choir is an auditioned choir of 44 third through…

Bison Glee Club Concert to Present Spring Concert April 26

April 20, 2012—Featuring songs focused on a variety of thoughts, OBU's legendary Bison Glee Club will present their spring concert Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free performance featuring some of the leading male vocalists on…

Bisonettes to Present 'Swimming Against Tide' Concert April 24

April 20, 2012—Motivated by composers, poets and writers exploring new paths, the Bisonettes, OBU's Women's Glee Club, will present their Spring Concert, titled "Swimming Against the Tide," on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free…

Recreation and Wellness Center to Offer Swim Lessons

April 20, 2012—The OBU Recreation and Wellness Center will continue a long-time partnership with instructors Mark Ruiz and Marian Salwierak to provide swimming lessons this summer for children ages 4 and older. Registration for swimming lessons is Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the OBU Recreation…

Harper to Offer Senior Tenor Recital April 20

April 19, 2012—OBU senior Andrew Harper, a tenor from Olympia, Wash., will present a vocal recital Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend. Harper is a music major with a voice emphasis with a minor in history. He is the son of Terry and Kim…

Simpson Exhibits 'Variations on a Theme' in Senior Art Show

April 19, 2012—Having grown up surrounded by music, OBU senior Mallory Simpson knew she would incorporate it with her art. Her art show, "Variations on a Theme," gives "homage," she said, to her love of both art and music, because the two balance what inspires her most. Simpson's senior art show opens April…

Symphonic Winds to Present 'Spirit of the Heart' Concert

April 19, 2012—The OBU Symphonic Winds will present their final concert of the semester, titled "Spirit of the Heart," on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend. The concert will feature Nancy Stizza-Ortega, OBU flute instructor, on…

Students Represent OBU in Model Arab League

April 18, 2012—Engaged in an opportunity to hone public speaking and diplomacy skills, OBU students competed in the annual Southwest Regional Model Arab League simulation at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock March 8-10. The OBU team included Chad Ward, a senior from Cleveland, Okla.; Ethan Groff, a…

College Players Presents 'How Things Happen in Three!'

April 10, 2012—OBU's College Players presents "How Things Happen in Three!" a comedy of colorful characters who bring to life familiar nursery rhymes, fables and fairy tales depicting the recurring number of three. The play will be presented Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m.…

Faught to Display 'Uncharted' Artwork

April 10, 2012—Lexi Faught never dreamed she would experience both the hardships and successes that have come her way in the past four years. She also had no idea how inspirational these experiences would become in her life. A senior at OBU, Faught will share her life-inspired artwork through her art show,…

Clark, McQuigg to Present Junior Recital April 16

April 9, 2012—OBU students Dana Clark and Chelsea McQuigg will present their junior recital Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium at OBU. The public is invited to attend the performance. Clark, a vocal music education major from Muscatine, Iowa, is the daughter of Donna Ward…

David's Creed to Lead Worship in Wynnewood April 15

April 9, 2012—David's Creed, a worship band based at OBU, will lead worship on April 15, at First Baptist Church of Wynnewood, Okla., during the 6 p.m. service. The community is invited to attend the free event. The church is located at 1515 E. Kerr Blvd. in Wynnewood. The praise band is directed by Dr.…

Jones to Perform Senior Flute Recital April 15

April 9, 2012—OBU senior Andre Jones will perform his senior flute recital Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Jones is a music education major from Lawton, Okla. The son of Darnell and Susan Jones, he is from the studio…

Marchbanks to Present Senior Vocal Recital April 16

April 9, 2012—Stephanie Marchbanks, a soprano from Overland Park, Kan., will present her senior vocal recital Monday, April 16, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium at OBU. The public is invited to attend the performance. Marchbanks, a vocal music education major, is the daughter of Noel and…

Sigma Tau Delta Recognized on 70th Anniversary

April 9, 2012—OBU's Chi Delta chapter recently received recognition for its 70th anniversary on Bison Hill during the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society's convention in New Orleans, with student members receiving a plaque signifying the milestone. Also during the convention Feb. 29-March 3, OBU students…

Aviation Showcase Welcomes Local Children

April 5, 2012—Fifth-grade students from Grove School in Shawnee, Okla., gained hands-on lessons about aviation history during an interactive museum titled "I Believe I Can Fly! A Biographical Study of America's Early Aviation Pioneers" on Friday, March 30, at OBU. The interactive museum was presented by OBU…

Hale Nabs Honors in 'Creation Care' Video Contest

April 5, 2012—Inspired by summertime and his admiration for the music of a Christian band, OBU student Joshua Hale recently earned recognition in the National Association of Evangelicals' Creation Care Video Contest. The contest, in its inaugural year, was open to college students across the United States…

OBU Honors 455 Years of Service

April 5, 2012—Recognizing a combined 455 years of service to the institution, OBU honored 37 faculty and staff members during the university's annual Service Awards Banquet April 3. Dr. Bill Hagen, professor of English, was honored for 38 years of service at the University as he prepares to retire at the…

OBU Observes Holy Week with Fine Arts Chapel

April 5, 2012— OBU student Haylee Dowler, a sophomore from Bixby, Okla., extinguishes a candle during an observance of Holy Week on Wednesday, April 4, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The service was led by students and faculty from OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts. Dr. Ken Gabrielse…

Scattergood Presents 'On a Whim' Art Show

April 5, 2012—OBU senior Alyssa Scattergood is consistently inspired by past experiences. For example, having spent much of her childhood surrounded by arid American desert, she enjoys studying organic forms, particularly plants. As a result, most of her work is organic in nature. Her senior art show, "On a…

Hunter to Present Senior Vocal Recital April 5

April 3, 2012—Kat Hunter, a soprano from Owasso, Okla., will present her senior vocal recital Thursday, April 5, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium at OBU. The public is invited to attend the performance. Hunter, a musical arts major with a voice emphasis, is the daughter of Mike and Cindy…

Local Orchestra to Present 11th Season Concert

April 3, 2012—The OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra will present its 11th Season Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The concert is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. The program will feature the music of Antonin Dvorak, Johannes Brahms,…

SIFE Completes Women's Business Competition

April 2, 2012—OBU's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently hosted a series of workshops, "The Women's Business Development Project," to teach women entrepreneurs how to set up a business through a business plan competition funded by a Walmart grant. Denise Martin, of Shawnee, Okla., was named the…