May 2012 News Articles

Bison Bicycle Classic to Host State Road Race Championship

May 29, 2012 | Permalink

The 12th Annual Bison Bicycle Classic will once again join forces with the Pott County Pedalars to host the Oklahoma State Road Race Championship on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. In addition to the State Road Race there will be 25- and 50-mile…

Lady Bison Capture NAIA Outdoor Title

May 29, 2012 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist ended a three-year streak of runner-up finishes and took home its first NAIA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship Saturday in Marion, Ind. "This feels really great," said OBU senior Verone Chambers. "We were second…

Music Students Receive Awards, Scholarships

May 29, 2012 | Permalink

OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts recently recognized outstanding students in music studies and awarded numerous scholarships during a spring music awards banquet in April and the 2012 Awards Convocation in May. Ashlynn Streck, a…

Raney Receives Fulbright Award

May 29, 2012 | Permalink

Dr. Sherri Raney, associate professor of history at OBU, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach a course in "European Women's History" at Bashkir State Pedagogical University in Russia during the 2012-13 academic year, the United…

College of Nursing Presents Awards, Recognitions

May 21, 2012 | Permalink

OBU's College of Nursing recognized its exceptional students during an awards banquet Tuesday, April 24. The college's outstanding senior, Shiloh Layn, also was recognized during OBU's 2012 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 2. Dr. Lana…

Nursing Professor Uses Medical Skill to Serve in Uganda

May 16, 2012 | Permalink

While many people welcome the arrival of a school break as an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, take a vacation or simply relax, OBU professor Karen Cotter chose to spend her spring break week meeting medical needs in…

Three Join Enrollment Management Team

May 16, 2012 | Permalink

OBU recently added three new staff members -- Kym Coe, Sheri Hays and Tina Seaborn -- to the enrollment management team. Kym Coe Sheri Hays Tina Seaborn Coe is an admissions counselor serving prospective OBU students in northwest…

Akin Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

May 15, 2012 | Permalink

Dr. Jeanne Akin, Mary A. White professor of education at OBU, received OBU's Distinguished Teaching Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 11. Akin, who joined the OBU faculty in 1997 as assistant professor, received the award…

Bandy Receives Promising Teacher Award

May 15, 2012 | Permalink

Dr. Alan S. Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland Assistant Professor of New Testament at OBU, received OBU's Promising Teacher Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 11. Bandy, who joined the OBU faculty in fall 2009, received the award…

Russell Receives Meritorious Service Award

May 15, 2012 | Permalink

Dr. Norris Russell, OBU professor and chair of the Division of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, was named the recipient of OBU's Meritorious Service Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 11. OBU President David W. Whitlock…

Pastors School Set for July 16-18

May 14, 2012 | Permalink

Continuing its tradition of reaching out to ministers in Oklahoma and beyond, OBU's Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry will host the 2012 OBU Pastors School Monday-Wednesday, July 16-18, 2012. The School is designed to provide…

Board Approves Construction Manager, Dedicates Hobbs Suite

May 11, 2012 | Permalink

Taking the next step in completing new student housing facilities, Oklahoma Baptist University's trustees approved the hiring of a construction manager for building two campus apartment buildings during their spring meeting on the university's…

OBU Confers Degrees on 246 Graduates

May 11, 2012 | Permalink

Encouraged to achieve effectiveness rather than just success, 246 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received their diplomas during OBU's 98th Spring Commencement on Friday, May 11. Click here to view the OBU Commencement ceremony ("On…

OBU Dedicates Hobbs College Suite

May 11, 2012 | Permalink

Members of the OBU community participated in a ribbon cutting and dedication for the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry on Friday, May 11. Those participating in the ribbon cutting included (from left) Dr. Anthony Jordan,…

Nursing Graduates Honored at Pinning

May 10, 2012 | Permalink

In a tradition symbolizing the transition from student life to a professional role, 28 OBU nursing students participated in the Spring 2012 Nurses' Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 10, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Designed by the Class of…

OBU Breaks Ground for Student Residential Village

May 10, 2012 | Permalink

Members of the OBU community celebrated groundbreaking for a new student residential village Thursday, May 10, during an afternoon ceremony. The total complex will include 204 new apartment units, 782 beds and 20 laundry facility/safe rooms on…

Commencement to Honor 246 Graduates

May 8, 2012 | Permalink

Two hundred and forty-six graduates will have degrees conferred upon them during OBU's 98th Spring Commencement on Friday, May 11. Dr. Tom Elliff, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, will deliver the…

Elliff to Receive Honorary Doctorate

May 8, 2012 | Permalink

OBU will award an honorary doctor of divinity degree to Dr. Thomas D. Elliff, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during the Spring Commencement ceremony Friday, May 11, in Raley Chapel's Potter…

Palomino Expresses Fragility of Life Through Art

May 4, 2012 | Permalink

God put everyone on Earth with a countdown, said Mark Palomino, a graphic design major from Asunción, Paraguay, and "it's up to us to make the most of it." A senior at OBU, Palomino will present his artwork in a show titled "Why Are You…

Intramurals Crowns King, Queen

May 3, 2012 | Permalink

Culminating an academic year filled with hefty sports competitions, the McDowell Family Intramural Program at OBU crowned its annual king and queen Monday, April 30. Courtney Buchanan, a junior from Shawnee, continued her reign as queen, and…

Miller Named President-Elect of Guidance Network

May 3, 2012 | Permalink

Stephanie Miller, director of career services at OBU, has been named president-elect of the Career Guidance Network of Oklahoma for the 2012-13 academic year. The organization's fall conference will be on the OBU campus in October. The Career…

Senior to Exhibit 'N. Laura's Art' May 4

May 3, 2012 | Permalink

Nataley Johnson was not always an art major. Her first two years at OBU were spent studying biology before she realized God was pointing her in another direction. After changing her path and heading for the Art Building, she said she thanks God…

Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Convocation

May 2, 2012 | Permalink

OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation on Wednesday, May 2, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Amity Walker and Jered Bell receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. Walker, a history major from…

Oxford Recognized for Photography Achievement

May 2, 2012 | Permalink

Nick Oxford, an OBU senior from Arvada, Colo., was named student photographer of the year during the Great Plains Journalism Awards, which represents the best in journalism among all colleges and universities in the Midwest. The Tulsa Press…

Preparatory Department Sponsors District, State Winners

May 1, 2012 | Permalink

Josiah Dame and Makenna Herl, students in OBU's Preparatory Department, earned an opportunity to participate in the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs state competition at Southern Nazarene University on April 29. Both received Honorable…