September 2012 News Articles

Bison Glee Club to Sing in Midwest City Oct. 28

September 27, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Students Experience Missions in Zambia

September 27, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Vocal Honors Academy Recital Set for Oct. 4

September 27, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Interested Professionals Invited to 'Night at Grad School'

September 26, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Naylor Offers Missionary's Perspective on Psalm 139

September 26, 2012 | Permalink

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…

OBU Offers C.S. Lewis Study Tour to UK

September 26, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Bison Football Dons the Pads

September 25, 2012 | Permalink

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,…

Missionaries in Residence Focus on Relationships

September 20, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Agee Encourages Students to Seek Excellence

September 19, 2012 | Permalink

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,…

Enrollment Hits 12-Year High

September 19, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Crane Named Director of MFT Grad Program

September 18, 2012 | Permalink

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…

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

September 13, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Adams Addresses 'Cost of Missions' with Students

September 12, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Grad School Hosts Grand Opening in OKC

September 12, 2012 | Permalink

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…

New Employees Join Bison Hill Staff

September 12, 2012 | Permalink

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…

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

September 12, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Chorale to Sing in Oklahoma Churches Oct. 14

September 11, 2012 | Permalink

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…

International Students Receive Warm Welcome

September 11, 2012 | Permalink

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,…

Praying Through Psalms' Set for Sept. 14-15

September 11, 2012 | Permalink

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…

Adams Earns Delta Mu Delta Scholarship

September 10, 2012 | Permalink

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…

OBU to Host Global Education Meeting, Celebration

September 10, 2012 | Permalink

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…

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

September 7, 2012 | Permalink

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…

2012-13 Chapels to Focus on 'The Psalms'

September 6, 2012 | Permalink

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…

George Presents Life and Passion of Spurgeon

September 5, 2012 | Permalink

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…