June 2012 News Articles

Chambers Advances in Jamaican Trials

June 29, 2012—Oklahoma Baptist senior Verone Chambers advanced to the semifinals of the Jamaican Olympic Trials' 400 meters Thursday, while two other former Lady Bison also competed. Chambers finished fifth in her heat and owns the 16th and final slot to advance to the semifinals. She ran a 53.54. She will…

OBU’s Remesaro to Swim for Uruguay in Olympics

June 28, 2012—OBU swimmer Ines Remersaro will represent her native Uruguay in the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. Remersaro was ruled ineligible by the NAIA for the 2011-12 season, but is on track to swim for OBU in the 2012-13 season. A freshman from Montevideo, Remersaro will swim the 100 and…

Gray Named Associate Director of Graduate School

June 25, 2012—Ann Gray, a 2012 graduate of OBU Graduate School, recently was named associate director of the Graduate School. Gray assumed her responsibilities at the university in May. Gray earned a master's of business administration degree with an emphasis in international business in March. She earned a…

Student Merits Accolades in Olympic Values Essay Competition

June 25, 2012—OBU junior Jimmy Manyanga, a resident of Pauls Valley, Okla., who comes from Harare, Zimbabwe, recently was named an alternate winner in the 2012 Olympic Values Essay Competition. More than 265 students from 61 countries shared their ideas about Olympic values and how to realize them through…

Cox Named SAC Coach of Character

June 12, 2012—OBU's Bobby Cox has been named the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of Character for 2011-12. Cox, baseball coach at OBU for 27 years, led his team to get involved with assisting students at Dale Elementary School, fund-raising for breast cancer awareness and other community and team…

Gower Chosen to Lead Marketing and Communications

June 12, 2012—OBU Provost Stan Norman has announced the appointment of OBU alum Paula Gower as the new associate vice president for marketing and communications. She will assume her duties on June 25, 2012. Gower has worked for 27 years in the marketing and communications field. She most recently served as…

Luter Receives Honorary Doctorate

June 12, 2012— Dr. Fred Luter Jr. (second from left), senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., receives an honorary doctorate in theology from OBU on Sunday, June 10, at the church. Presenting the degree is Dr. Stan Norman (left), OBU provost and executive vice president for…

Graduate School Begins Classes on New Campus

June 8, 2012—The OBU Graduate School recently relocated to a larger campus at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma building, located at 3800 N. May Avenue in Oklahoma City, from its former location in Oklahoma City's Triangle District. The new location, at the crossroads of I-44 & the Lake Hefner…

Luter to Receive Honorary Doctorate

June 7, 2012—OBU will award an honorary doctor of divinity degree to Dr. Fred Luter Jr., senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, June 10, at the church, in recognition of the pastor's "high standards, excellence in achievement and genuine concern for others." The…

Angell Receives Great-Grandfather's Merit Badges

June 5, 2012—Thomas Angell, great-grandson of Dr. Warren M. Angell, Oklahoma Baptist University's legendary Fine Arts dean emeritus, recently received his great-grandfather's Boy Scout memorabilia in a surprise visit to campus the day after his 12th birthday. "Our father loved to tell us, when we were…

Camp RAWC Tackles 'Amazing Race' Challenges

June 5, 2012— Brady Prince (left) and Claire Hall, campers at Oklahoma Baptist University's Camp RAWC, recover an item in a "buried treasure" challenge on Monday, June 4. Paige Whitson, the Green Team leader, looks on. Four Camp RAWC teams are competing in challenges based on games from "The Amazing Race"…

Six Retire from OBU Posts

June 5, 2012—Six members of the Oklahoma Baptist University community are retiring from their posts as faculty and staff members on Bison Hill. The retirees - who include Richard Cheek, Dr. Carolyn Cole, Dr. Roger Hadley, Dr. William Hagen, Bill Holley and Gerald "Gerry" Milligan - represent a total of 133…

Hobbs College Presents Awards, Scholarships

June 1, 2012—OBU's Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry recently recognized its exceptional students with a morning ceremony in April and during OBU's 2012 Awards Convocation in May. Dr. Mark McClellan, dean of the Hobbs College, presented the awards and scholarships, assisted during the…