July 2012 News Articles

Morris Named Director of Development for OKC Region

July 31, 2012 | Permalink

OBU's university advancement team has named Brian Morris as a director of development, with responsibilities for the Oklahoma City region. "Brian Morris joins the university advancement team at an important time in the life of OBU," said Will…

Ballweg Named 'Director of Distinction'

July 26, 2012 | Permalink

Dr. D. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities at OBU, recently was presented with the Director of Distinction Award by the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association. The award was given for…

Students Find Flexibility Key to Mission in Brazil

July 25, 2012 | Permalink

Brazil's Rio Negro, a left tributary of the Amazon River, is the largest black water river in the world. In the wet season, the Rio Negro causes widespread flooding in the country. Six OBU students and one faculty member employed creativity and…

OBU Hosts Pastors School for Ministry Development

July 23, 2012 | Permalink

For many people, "summer school" is a chore rather than a privilege. But for more than 70 Oklahoma pastors and other ministers, the 2012 Oklahoma Baptist University Pastors School provided an opportunity for learning and retreat led by…

Students Take Hope to Horn of Africa

July 23, 2012 | Permalink

Situated on seven acres in the rolling countryside of the Horn of Africa sits "Hope for the Hopeless," a Christian-based orphanage designed to house 72 children. In the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Hope for the Hopeless Drop-In Center…

Students Encounter 'People of Peace' in South Asia

July 11, 2012 | Permalink

The coastal area of South Asia boasts a vibrant array of cultures, languages and religions. The region -- 9,500 miles from Shawnee, Okla. -- was the destination for a team of students from OBU sent on mission from the Avery T. Willis Center for…

Art Professor Featured in Santa Fe Guide

July 9, 2012 | Permalink

Brad Price, adjunct professor of art at OBU, has been selected as the cover artist for the 2012 Centennial edition of the official Santa Fe Visitor's Guide. In the past decade, only two Oklahoma artists have been selected as the cover artist…

Music Alums Recognized at Church Music Conference

July 6, 2012 | Permalink

The Baptist Church Music Conference, meeting in Tulsa, Okla., June 3-5, presented its highest awards to two distinguished OBU music alumni: Glenn Thomas Boyd and Adoniram Joseph King. Boyd, a 1958 OBU graduate from Oklahoma City, was honored…

Preparatory Department Celebrates with Recitals

July 6, 2012 | Permalink

Students in OBU's Music Preparatory Department celebrated the conclusion of a year of lessons and competitions with annual awards recitals May 5-6 in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel. The celebratory events included five recitals by…

Blackstone Takes Fiberworks Best in Show

July 5, 2012 | Permalink

Oklahoma City's juried exhibit Fiberworks 2012 showcases two award-winning submissions by Julie Marks Blackstone, assistant professor of art at OBU, including an embroidered work which earned Best of Show. Blackstone said the two pieces are…

Student Athletes Fare Well In Classroom

July 5, 2012 | Permalink

OBU's overall athletic program was ranked fourth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for overall success in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. That achievement was bolstered by a strong academic showing…

Chambers, Levy See 2012 Olympic Hopes Slip Away

July 3, 2012 | Permalink

Verone Chambers and Jura Levy saw their Olympic hopes end for 2012 at the Jamaican Olympic Trials. Chambers finished fifth in her heat of the 400 meters and 11th overall to miss the finals in 52.90 seconds. Verone Chambers Jura…

Greaves Makes Jamaican Olympic Team in Hurdles

July 3, 2012 | Permalink

Former OBU hurdler Latoya Greaves will represent Jamaica in the 2012 Olympics, competing in the 100 meter hurdles. Greaves placed second in the finals of the trials in Jamaica Sunday night with a personal-record of 12.77 seconds. Greaves won…