October 2012 News Articles

Diary of Anne Frank' Opens Nov. 1

October 31, 2012—"The Diary of Anne Frank," an adaptation from the diary of an adolescent girl living through the Holocaust in Amsterdam, will open OBU's 2012-13 theatre season Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Shawnee Hall's Craig-Dorland Theatre on the OBU campus. Mr. Frank excites his daughter, Anne,…

Psalm 1 Offers Two Paths, Fentress Says

October 31, 2012—Life affords two paths, a contrast between opposite characters and opposite conducts: a path to prosper or a path to perish. Dr. Ken Fentress, senior pastor of Montrose Baptist Church in Rockville, Md., told OBU students they must choose between the two paths. He presented his message, which…

Homecoming Chapel to Feature Dilbeck, Award Recipients

October 30, 2012—Dr. Hance Dilbeck will address OBU alumni and friends at the OBU Homecoming Chapel, Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m., in Raley Chapel. Dilbeck is pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. The public is invited to attend the service. During the chapel service, the OBU Alumni…

OBU to Honor Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees

October 30, 2012—To honor former OBU faculty members who were master teachers, making a significant impact on OBU students, the university will induct its third Faculty Hall of Fame class during the Homecoming chapel service Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. The inductees include Manoi (Smith)…

Biology Students Visit Lake Texoma on Fall Break

October 29, 2012—While many OBU students used their fall free days to visit family or simply unwind and take a break from school, a group of biology students took advantage of the opportunity to study God's creation during OBU's Fall Free Days Oct. 18-20. Dr. Brad Jett, professor of biology, Dr. Dale Utt,…

Fentress to Deliver Hobbs Lecture Oct. 31

October 29, 2012—Dr. Ken Fentress, senior pastor of Montrose Baptist Church in Rockville, Md., will present the 2012 fall Hobbs Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. The Hobbs Lecture is one of four OBU lectureships designed to help…

OBU Reps Gain Perspective on Medical Missions Trip

October 29, 2012—Five OBU representatives impacted the lives of the people of South Asia by administering medical aid to a region burdened with poverty. The trip to northeast India, arranged and directed by Dr. Brad Jett, OBU professor of biology, spanned from May 23 to July 27. The missions endeavor was one…

Outstanding Honorees to be Recognized at Harvest Dinner

October 29, 2012—Five distinguished honorees will be recognized during OBU's 2012 Homecoming festivities, with two receiving the Alumni Achievement Award, one receiving the Graduate of the Last Decade Award and two being inducted into the OBU Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Debbie Blue Johnny Cullison Dr.…

Students Take Computer Science Out of the Classroom

October 26, 2012—Students at OBU take advantage of the education they receive on Bison Hill by utilizing skills learned in the classroom in a professional environment. During the past months, students in the computer science programs have embraced opportunities to serve as interns and staff members for…

Van Gogh Parody Portraits on Display

October 26, 2012—Steve Hicks, an OBU professor of art, has always admired Vincent van Gogh's work, but recently he took his interest a step further by creating an entire show's worth of paintings in homage to the great artist. The paintings, which include a matching theme and name for each, are imitations of…

Grad School Alum Receives Next Gen Award

October 25, 2012—Juliann Strange, a 2011 alumna of the OBU Graduate School, received iON Oklahoma Online's 30/30 Next Gen 2012 award Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. The award honors 30 individuals under the age of 30 for their professional achievements, community involvement and…

Live from Victory,' Ezell Tells Students

October 24, 2012—Psalm 36 contrasts two ways of living: Living God's way and finding fulfillment or living the world's way and flirting with failure, Dr. Kevin Ezell told OBU students during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 24. Whatever life brings, Ezell urged students to live life based in the victory…

OBU Launches Athletics Website Redesign

October 24, 2012—OBU athletics will reveal its new website design Wednesday, Oct. 24. The site will have most of the same functionality, but features a more graphically-pleasing look overall and a schedule that is easier to navigate. "After looking through what's out there, we tweaked a few things that we…

OBU Named Five-Star Champion of Character Institution

October 24, 2012—OBU has again been named a Five-Star Champion of Character Institution by the NAIA. "We take seriously the five core character values of the Champions of Character program and are committed to developing leaders in our athletic programs," said OBU Director of Athletics Robert Davenport. OBU's…

Bisonettes to Sing in Tulsa Nov. 18

October 22, 2012—OBU's Bisonette Glee Club will sing at First Baptist Church, Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend the service. The church is located at 403 S. Cincinnati Ave. in Tulsa. The concert will feature sacred music from various periods of music history and a…

Tickets Available for Oct. 28 Gungor Concert

October 22, 2012—The "liturgical post rock musical collective" known as Gungor will perform at OBU on Sun., Oct. 28, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale here. VIP tickets, which include a 6 p.m. Q&A session with the lead artist,…

God is Our Refuge,' Lilite Reminds Students

October 17, 2012—Life affords two realities: God and trouble, Dr. Louima Lilite told OBU students during a weekly chapel message Wednesday, Oct. 17. But Psalm 16 promises God is a refuge of strength who will not abandon his people, he noted. Lilite, assistant professor of music, led the OBU community in a time…

Library Rolls Out Technology Advances

October 17, 2012—OBU strives to remain on the forefront of an era filled with technological advances. To make information discovery more convenient for OBU students, the university's library catalog is now searchable from within Facebook, the first of several tech-based changes at the Mabee Learning Center. In…

OBU Theatre Opens Nov. 1 with 'Diary of Anne Frank'

October 17, 2012—OBU's Theatre Department will begin its 2012-13 season with a production of "The Diary of Anne Frank," an adaptation from the diary of an adolescent girl living through the Holocaust in Amsterdam. The premiere is Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Shawnee Hall's Craig-Dorland Theatre on the…

Professor Performs at Liszt Academy in Budapest

October 17, 2012—Dr. Michael Dean, a music educator who has proven himself as a dedicated academician, recently embraced the opportunity to perform on a stage once used by legendary pianist and composer Franz Listz in Budapest, Hungary. Dean, associate professor of music at OBU, performed alongside Dr. Terrie…

2012 Harvest Court to Honor Outstanding Seniors

October 16, 2012—OBU will honor outstanding seniors at the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 10, at the 7 p.m. Harvest Festival in Raley Chapel's Potter auditorium as a part of OBU's Homecoming celebration. Senior students were nominated by their peers in six different categories: harvest king,…

Bennight to Perform Harpsichord Concert

October 16, 2012—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will welcome harpsichordist Brad Bennight in concert Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is cordially invited to attend the free performance. Dr. Bennight will perform the Dedicatory Recital on a new…

Ezell to Bring Chapel Address Oct. 24

October 16, 2012—Dr. Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 24, at OBU. The community is invited to attend the 10 a.m. service in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Ezell provides strategic vision,…

University Chorale to Sing in Moore Nov. 4

October 16, 2012—The University Chorale, one of OBU's premiere ensembles, will sing at First Baptist Church, Moore, Okla., on Sunday, Nov. 4, during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. The performances are free, and the community is invited to attend. The church is located at 301 NE 27th Street Moore,…

Bisonettes to Sing in Shawnee

October 15, 2012—OBU's Bisonette Glee Club will sing at First Baptist Church, Shawnee, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10:45 a.m. The community is invited to attend the service, located at 227 N. Union Ave. The Bisonettes include some of the finest vocal musicians on the OBU campus. The all-female group was organized…

David's Creed to Lead Worship in Fort Smith

October 15, 2012—OBU's praise ensemble, David's Creed, will lead worship at Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark., on Sunday, Nov. 4, during the 5 p.m. evening service. The community is invited to attend. Grand Avenue Baptist Church is located at 3900 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72904. David's Creed…

Faculty Recital to Feature Piano, Flute, Trombone

October 15, 2012—Faculty from OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will present a recital Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free performance, which will include Dr. Mary Chung on piano, Dr. Carlos Feller on flute and Dr.…

Pace Urges Students to Passionately Know God

October 10, 2012—What is greater than God, worse than the devil, dead people eat it and, if a person ate it, he or she would be dead, too? The answer is "nothing," Dr. Scott Pace told OBU students. The riddle relates to a message Pace said God has impressed on his heart for years. Pace, who serves as the…

Nursing Alum Serves on Mercy Ship

October 9, 2012—Preparing in calm to respond in crisis: Pacific Partnership 2012, a major humanitarian aid and civic mission which operated in the Asian-Pacific region, built its recent work on that theme as it embarked on a four-month endeavor. The partnership included multiple government agencies, 13…

Pianist Petronel Malan to Present Guest Recital

October 8, 2012—Grammy Award-nominated pianist Petronel Malan will present a guest recital at OBU on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free performance, which will include works by Hayden, Liszt and Tchaikovsky. Born in South Africa, Malan…

Trustees Set Tuition, Approve New Technology

October 5, 2012—Oklahoma Baptist University trustees approved strategic objectives, set tuition for the next academic year and approved new energy-efficient technology during their fall semester meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee Oct. 5. In his report to the board, OBU President David W. Whitlock announced…

Acclaimed Author to Visit Campus

October 4, 2012—OBU will host Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow Lynne Sharon Schwartz, an acclaimed novelist, essayist and poet, during the week of Oct. 8-12. She will visit an array of writing and literature classes during her visit to Bison Hill. Schwartz is part of the nationally recognized program that sends…

David's Creed to Lead Worship in Holdenville

October 4, 2012—OBU's praise ensemble, David's Creed, will lead worship at First Baptist Church of Holdenville, Okla., on Sunday, Oct. 14, during the 6 p.m. evening service. The community is invited to attend. First Baptist Church is located at 324 North Broadway, Holdenville, OK 74848. David's Creed takes a…

OBU to Host 29th Annual Pops Concert Oct. 13

October 4, 2012—OBU's Symphonic Winds and Bison Jazz Orchestra will present the 29th annual Pops Concert on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. "The theme for this year's concert is 'The Music of America,'" said Dr. Kevin Pruiett, director of the Bison Jazz Orchestra. "We are…

Christians Can 'Sing the Blues,' Kelly Tells Students

October 3, 2012—Dr. Bobby Kelly walked to the podium in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium and sang: "At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day." "Good theology? Absolutely," Kelly…

Mudliar Installed to OBU's Dickinson Chair of Religion

October 3, 2012—Dr. Ishwaran Mudliar was installed to OBU's Dickinson Chair of Religion during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. During the ceremony, OBU Provost Stan Norman presented Mudliar with a certificate in recognition of exemplary scholarship and…

Parents, Siblings Invited to Family Day Oct. 6

October 3, 2012—OBU invites the families of students to visit Bison Hill during Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 6. Family Day gives parents a chance to visit their child and tour the campus. Registration for the event starts at 10:30 a.m. in the upper level of the Geiger Center. Families can get a fresh start on…

First Bison Football Intrasquad Set for Saturday

October 2, 2012—OBU plays its first football intrasquad scrimmage at 1 p.m., Saturday, on the infield of Hurt Memorial Track. While the format is not yet set, the scrimmage will be an offense vs. defense and not a team vs. team intrasquad, and there will be no kicking game. "There's been a lot of excitement…

Kelly, Pace to Lead 2012 Winter Bible Study Clinic

October 2, 2012—The 2012 Winter Bible Study Clinic, focusing on the study titled "The Greatest Week in History: Luke's Account of the Passion Week," will be taught by Dr. Bobby Kelly and Dr. Scott Pace at OBU on Friday, Oct. 26. The study will be in OBU's Geiger Center, rooms 218-219, from 9 a.m. to 4…