May 2012 News Articles

Bison Bicycle Classic to Host State Road Race Championship

May 29, 2012—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 tours for recreational cyclists to…

Lady Bison Capture NAIA Outdoor Title

May 29, 2012—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 three years in a row and my sophomore year we lost by…

Music Students Receive Awards, Scholarships

May 29, 2012—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 rising senior from Hennessey, Okla., received the…

Raney Receives Fulbright Award

May 29, 2012—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 States Department of State and the J. William…

College of Nursing Presents Awards, Recognitions

May 21, 2012—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 Bolhouse, dean of the College of Nursing, presented the…

Nursing Professor Uses Medical Skill to Serve in Uganda

May 16, 2012—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 Uganda. Cotter traveled to Uganda with a group called Pros…

Three Join Enrollment Management Team

May 16, 2012—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 Oklahoma, West Texas and the western United States,…

Akin Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

May 15, 2012—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 from OBU President David W. Whitlock during the…

Bandy Receives Promising Teacher Award

May 15, 2012—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 from OBU President David W. Whitlock during the…

Russell Receives Meritorious Service Award

May 15, 2012—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 announced the award for Russell, who joined the OBU…

Pastors School Set for July 16-18

May 14, 2012—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 an opportunity of ministry development for Baptist…

Board Approves Construction Manager, Dedicates Hobbs Suite

May 11, 2012—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 Shawnee campus May 11. The board confirmed…

OBU Confers Degrees on 246 Graduates

May 11, 2012—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 Demand"). Before an overflow audience of more than…

OBU Dedicates Hobbs College Suite

May 11, 2012—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, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of…

Nursing Graduates Honored at Pinning

May 10, 2012—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 1956 -- the university's first class of nursing…

OBU Breaks Ground for Student Residential Village

May 10, 2012—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 Bison Hill. OBU trustees, students, faculty, staff…

Commencement to Honor 246 Graduates

May 8, 2012—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 Commencement Address. Elliff also will be awarded…

Elliff to Receive Honorary Doctorate

May 8, 2012—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 Auditorium. The presentation will be made by OBU…

Palomino Expresses Fragility of Life Through Art

May 4, 2012—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 Dying?" on May 4 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the…

Intramurals Crowns King, Queen

May 3, 2012—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 Colin Metcalf, a junior from Jenks, Okla., was…

Miller Named President-Elect of Guidance Network

May 3, 2012—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 Guidance Network of Oklahoma is an organization…

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

May 3, 2012—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 every day for revealing his plan for her life.…

Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Convocation

May 2, 2012—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 Shawnee, Okla., received the University's highest…

Oxford Recognized for Photography Achievement

May 2, 2012—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 Club announced the winners of the 2012 Great Plains…

Preparatory Department Sponsors District, State Winners

May 1, 2012—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 Mention awards in voice divisions. Dame and Herl were…