September 2012 News Articles

Bison Glee Club to Sing in Midwest City Oct. 28

September 27, 2012—OBU's Bison Glee Club, an all-male choral group, will sing at Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City, Okla., on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to attend. The Bison Glee Club is an auditioned group of the finest male musicians on the OBU campus. The group long has…

Students Experience Missions in Zambia

September 27, 2012—In late May, seven OBU students and one staff member journeyed abroad. Their destination: Zambia. Their objective: To offer the hope of eternal life in Jesus to the Zambian people. The students' month-long Global Outreach trip was split into two parts, the first half spent church-planting in…

Vocal Honors Academy Recital Set for Oct. 4

September 27, 2012—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will host the 11th annual Vocal Honors Academy Oct. 4-5 on the Shawnee campus. The academy will include a faculty recital on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the recital. The…

Interested Professionals Invited to 'Night at Grad School'

September 26, 2012—The OBU Graduate School will host "Night at the Grad School" Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at its campus located at 3800 North May Ave. in Oklahoma City. Interested professionals are invited to attend the free event, and no reservations are required. "Night at the Graduate School" will…

Naylor Offers Missionary's Perspective on Psalm 139

September 26, 2012—Oppressive heat filled the post-midnight hours as a new missionary, Rebekah Naylor, stepped off a plane in India. Instantly, beggars accosted the young American, who had missed her connecting flight to Bangalore. As thunder rumbled in the distance, she was directed to a bus which would take…

OBU Offers C.S. Lewis Study Tour to UK

September 26, 2012—More than 60 years ago, C.S. Lewis strolled the hills of Northern Ireland and imagined a world filled with fantastic beasts and grand adventures. OBU invites students, alumni, retired professors and friends of the University to join his musings with their own adventure: an onsite study tour of…

Bison Football Dons the Pads

September 25, 2012—OBU went through its first practice with football pads Monday, Sept. 24, with 89 players participating in the first Bison football contact drills since 1940. "I think we had a first day," said Bison Coach Chris Jensen. "We looked good in pads, but we have to evaluate film to see how well it…

Missionaries in Residence Focus on Relationships

September 20, 2012—Michael and Sharon Wright are accustomed to building strong relationships, even when the odds are stacked against them. The couple lives in Taichung, Taiwan, as International Mission Board representatives reaching out to a culture that bears the highest divorce rate in the world and doesn't…

Agee Encourages Students to Seek Excellence

September 19, 2012—After receiving a "Ka-Rip" fix at the aid of current OBU students, Dr. Bob Agee renewed his vision of excellence for OBU, compelling the students to have courage to do and be their very best. He spoke during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Raley Chapel's Potter…

Enrollment Hits 12-Year High

September 19, 2012—OBU announced a growing enrollment of 1,979 students for the 2012-13 academic year, a gain of 108 students over last year's enrollment of 1,871. The new count is the highest enrollment at OBU since 2000, when the student population sat at 2,017. The freshmen class includes 506 students, an…

Crane Named Director of MFT Grad Program

September 18, 2012—Dr. Canaan Crane, assistant professor of psychology at OBU, has been named director of OBU's newly approved marriage and family therapy graduate program. The program is scheduled to launch through the OBU Graduate School in August 2013. OBU's first marriage and family therapy graduate program…

Boot-Scootin' Biggie Variety Show Set for Sept. 15

September 13, 2012—OBU's Campus Activities Board will present the annual "Biggie" show with a wild-West twist. The show, titled "Boot Scootin' Biggie" and featuring skits and acts performed by upperclassmen, will be Saturday, Sept. 15, in Potter Auditorium of Raley Chapel. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and…

Adams Addresses 'Cost of Missions' with Students

September 12, 2012—For anyone in the world who knows and loves Jesus Christ, someone made a sacrifice for that access to the Gospel message, Dr. Randy Adams told OBU students during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 12. Adams spoke during OBU's Global Outreach (GO) Week about "The Cost of Missions" --…

Grad School Hosts Grand Opening in OKC

September 12, 2012—Administrators from the OBU Graduate School celebrate the Grand Opening of the school's new campus at 3800 N. May Ave. in Oklahoma City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 11. Those cutting the ribbon included (from left) Dr. Lana Bolhouse, dean of the College of Nursing; Dr. Stan…

New Employees Join Bison Hill Staff

September 12, 2012—OBU recently welcomed six new staff members across the campus, including new employees in Information Systems and Services, Audio/Visual Services, Admissions and the College of Theology and Ministry, as well as a transition in the Division of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies. Ronda…

OBU Ranks as 'A-Plus School' by U.S.News & World Report

September 12, 2012—OBU has been ranked as the only Oklahoma college or university on U.S.News & World Report's annual ranking of "A-Plus Schools for B Students" for Regional Colleges for 2013. OBU also has been listed as Oklahoma's highest-ranked college in "Best Regional Colleges" for the 19th consecutive year…

Chorale to Sing in Oklahoma Churches Oct. 14

September 11, 2012—The University Chorale, one of OBU's premiere vocal ensembles, will sing in two worship services in northeast Oklahoma on Sunday, Oct. 14. The performances are free, and the community is invited to attend. The Chorale will sing at First Baptist Church in Jenks during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.…

International Students Receive Warm Welcome

September 11, 2012—OBU proudly hosts a population of about 90 international students from 25 countries. Unfortunately, traveling to and attending an American university can be a difficult endeavor for foreign students. Due to transportation restrictions, international students can bring only what they can fit…

Praying Through Psalms' Set for Sept. 14-15

September 11, 2012—OBU will host "Praying Through the Psalms," a spiritual formation event led by author, seminary professor and mentor Dr. Donald S. Whitney on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. The event is designed for students, but the community is invited to attend. "Praying Through the Psalms" will…

Adams Earns Delta Mu Delta Scholarship

September 10, 2012—Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society in business, recently awarded OBU student Rett Adams a $1,000 scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. Adams, a 21-year-old junior from Oklahoma City, is pursuing a major in accounting. Adams is one of only four students to be inducted this year…

OBU to Host Global Education Meeting, Celebration

September 10, 2012—September 10, 2012 Oklahoma Baptist University and OBU President David W. Whitlock will host the Consortium for Global Education Sept. 19-21 for the organization's 2012 Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration. Founded in 1987, the Consortium for Global Education (CGE) is a non-profit…

OBU Theatre 2012-13 Season: 'Hues of Human Spirit'

September 7, 2012—OBU Theatre has announced its 2012-13 productions, based on the theme, "Hues of the Human Spirit." Season tickets are now on sale for the three productions of the season: "The Diary of Anne Frank," "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" and "An Evening of Southern Charm: One-Act Plays by Southern…

2012-13 Chapels to Focus on 'The Psalms'

September 6, 2012—During the 2012-13 academic year, the OBU community will hear a variety of speakers bring messages on the current chapel theme, "The Psalms," with "The Treasury of David" by Charles Spurgeon used as a resource for the study. All chapel services begin at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter…

George Presents Life and Passion of Spurgeon

September 5, 2012—In possibly the first-ever OBU chapel service to combine a history on Charles Spurgeon with the artistry of a rapper, Dr. Christian George spoke to a packed crowd of students to offer a theme interpretation for the 2012-13 chapel series on "The Psalms." George, who serves as the Jewell and Joe…