November 2012 News Articles

Flag Football Team Takes Second at Nationals

November 20, 2015— Three OBU flag football teams made a trip to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and competed in a regional tournament Saturday, Nov. 3. The women's team walked away from the tournament as runners-up in their bracket. The women's team fell just short of being crowned champions to Angelo…

Driven by Design' Senior Art Show Opens at OBU

November 30, 2012—Derek Green, an OBU senior graphic design major from Midwest City, Okla., is showcasing his artwork in a senior art show Nov. 30 to Dec. 8 in OBU's Art Building gallery. The public is invited to view the artwork. The theme of Green's show is "Driven by Design." The display will feature more…

Garlow to Bring OBU Winter Commencement Address

November 30, 2012—OBU alumna Willa Ruth Garlow will present the University's Winter Commencement Address during the 2 p.m. graduation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 14, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The 2012 Winter Commencement will be the first ceremony to combine graduation ceremonies for both OBU's…

J-Term Offers Eclectic Courses

November 30, 2012—OBU students often endure frosty temperatures to attend J-Term (January Term) courses which help them graduate on a set schedule. But the professors on Bison Hill also warmly welcome Shawnee-area residents to investigate the three-week courses. Whether the interested "student" is a community…

Bird Encourages Students to Trust in God

November 28, 2012—Psalm 46 gives reason to trust in God and have no fear regardless of circumstances, Elizabeth Bird told OBU students during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Bird, self-governance coordinator for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, presented a message to…

Enactus Canned Food Drive a Success

November 28, 2012—The need for food donations in Oklahoma is great, including around the holiday season. One in four Oklahoman children struggles with hunger on a regular basis, and more than 675,000 Oklahomans are at risk of going hungry every day. Enactus, a community of student, academic and business leaders…

College of Business Hosts Kastl for Forum

November 27, 2012—OBU graduate Carla Kastl was featured as the Paul Dickinson College of Business Business Forum speaker Friday, Nov. 16, in Bailey Business Center's Tulsa Royalties Auditorium. Kastl, a 1995 alum, spoke to undergraduate students and business faculty during the annual event. The forum provides…

Lt. Gov. Lamb Visits Bison Hill

November 27, 2012— OBU President David W. Whitlock (left) welcomes Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb to campus for a tour and discussion Tuesday, Nov. 27. An Oklahoma Baptist, Lamb is a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, where he serves as a deacon.

OBU to Celebrate 75th 'Hanging of the Green'

November 27, 2012—OBU will present its 75th annual "Hanging of the Green" Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel. The community is invited to attend the celebration, titled "From Darkness to Light." The first OBU Hanging of the Green ceremony was in WMU Memorial Hall in 1937. After the…

Shawnee Honor Choir Concert Set for Dec. 2

November 27, 2012—Shawnee Honor Choir will present its Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Shawnee Honor Choir, an auditioned choir of 40 third through seventh graders representing 18 different…

Bison Relay Squad Establishes Top World Mark

November 26, 2012— The OBU men's 50 freestyle relay team of Daniel Ramirez, Garland Sullivan, Nick Schuttinger and A.J. Barbar is on top of the world. The team swam to first place and the fastest time of the world in the Canada Cup Saturday in Toronto to displace Tuks Aquatics of Russia as the top world time…

Hernandez Art Show Open in Art Building

November 19, 2012—Art has been a lifelong passion for Oklahoma Baptist University senior Christina Hernandez. "I cannot remember a time that I did not enjoy art," Hernandez said. "From the time I was able to hold a crayon, I have attempted to make unique works of art. My inspiration for creating art comes from…

American Idol' Band Member to Speak Nov. 19

November 16, 2012— Guitarist Jay Leach, a Los Angeles recording artist and "American Idol" band member, will be on the OBU campus to talk about music ministry and musical careers Monday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the discussion in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. Leach's mission…

Art Club Auction Goes Live on Nov. 23

November 16, 2012—OBU's Art Club hosts an annual auction to provide Shawnee-area residents a unique Christmas-shopping opportunity while supporting their local budding artists. This year's auction will be available worldwide as the auction is hosted online via Facebook beginning Friday, Nov. 23. Click here to…

Elizabeth Bird to Bring Chapel Message Nov. 28

November 16, 2012—Elizabeth Bird, a 1998 OBU graduate, will bring OBU's chapel message on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the service. Her message will focus on Psalm 46. The 2012-13 theme for OBU's chapel messages is "The Psalms," with C.…

OBU Presents Hobbs Award to Robert Kellogg

November 16, 2012—OBU presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service, named in honor of a legendary Southern Baptist pastor and denominational statesman, to Robert Kellogg on Tuesday, Nov. 13, during the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma annual meeting in Moore,…

Mastin Named SAC Coach of Character

November 15, 2012—The Sooner Athletic Conference selected OBU track and field coach Ford Mastin as its Coach of Character for 2012-13. "We're delighted that Coach Mastin is recognized with this award," said OBU Director of Athletics Robert Davenport. "He has been a man of integrity and a strong positive role…

Mudliar Speaks on Psalm's Revelations

November 14, 2012—Psalm 19 provides revelations about God which should solicit a response from the reader, Dr. Ishwaran Mudliar told OBU students during a weekly chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 14. Mudliar, associate professor of religion at OBU, presented a message to follow OBU's current chapel theme, "The…

Professor Emerita Nancy Haigler Dies at 81

November 13, 2012—Longtime OBU professor Nancy Haigler of Shawnee, Okla., died Nov. 8, 2012, in Midwest City, Okla. She was 81. She was born to Paul Edgar and Gladys May (Scott) Reynolds in Geary, Okla., on March 25, 1931. She earned a bachelor's degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a master's…

Alumni, Faculty Honored at Homecoming Chapel

November 12, 2012—OBU honored outstanding alumni and faculty and Dr. Hance Dilbeck offered a message of reflection during the 2012 Homecoming Chapel Saturday, Nov. 10, in Raley Chapel. The university recognized recipients of the Profile in Excellence Award, given to former students who have "demonstrated…

OBU Announces 2012 Harvest Court

November 10, 2012— The 2012 Harvest Court was crowned on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The honored seniors include harvest queen Erin Black, seated, from Cassville, Mo., and harvest king Neal Ellis from Midlothian, Texas. Other members of the court included best…

Distinguished Alumni Recognized at Harvest Dinner

November 9, 2012— Five distinguished honorees were recognized during OBU's Homecoming Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 9, in the Geiger Center. They included (from left) Pat Brown, '05, Dr. Caleb Harris, '02, Quinn Wooldridge, '99, Johnny Cullison, '74, and Dr. Debbie Blue, '72. Cullison and Blue received the…

Hurt Memorial Track Complex Dedicated

November 9, 2012—OBU hosted a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the Eddie Hurt Jr. Memorial Track Complex Dedication on Friday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. The track complex is located on the northwest corner of the Shawnee campus, on the corner of Airport Drive and MacArthur Street. The complex was constructed…

Music Theatre to Present Opera Scenes

November 9, 2012—OBU's Music Theatre will present a Music Theatre Scenes program, titled "Reflections of Love," on Friday Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the performance, and tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each. OBU…

OBU Dedicates Milburn Success Center

November 9, 2012—OBU dedicated the Paul and Ann Milburn Student Success Center on Friday, Nov. 9, with a ceremony and ribbon-cutting during the university's 2012 Homecoming celebration. Shawnee residents Paul and Ann Milburn designated a gift to OBU's Student Success Center, inspired partly by Ann's career as…

Alum John Young: Dedicated to Excellence

November 8, 2012—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Engle Transformed on Bison Hill

November 8, 2012—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Webb Employs Hybrid Medical Techniques

November 8, 2012—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Alum Jami Smith: Just Part of a Puzzle

November 7, 2012—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Alum John Hughes Builds a Legacy

November 7, 2012—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Bison Cheerleaders Lead in Spirit Assembly

November 7, 2012— The OBU cheerleaders perform a full twisting basket toss, featuring senior Paige Terry from Enid, Okla., during the 2012 Spirit Assembly Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Noble Complex. The cheerleaders led the OBU student body in cheering for the Bison basketball teams and other athletes involved in…

Groseclose Nurtures and Honors Soldiers

November 7, 2012—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Anne Frank' Continues at OBU Theatre

November 5, 2012—OBU Theatre continues its production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Craig-Dorland Theatre on the OBU campus. The play is an adaptation from the diary of an adolescent girl living through the Holocaust in Amsterdam. Performances are most appreciated…

Area Students Win Piano Competition

November 5, 2012—The Oklahoma Music Teachers' Association Junior Piano Competition recently was held on the OBU campus. Three area piano students were selected among 10 third-through eighth-grade entries to perform in the Winners Recitals at the OMTA East District Convention Nov. 17 at OBU. Winners were…

Musical Gala, Glee Club Concert Highlight Homecoming

November 5, 2012—OBU's 2012 Homecoming celebration will feature two musical highlights: a Fine Arts Musical Gala on Friday, Nov. 9, and a Bison Glee Club 75th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, Nov. 10. >> CLICK HERE to find a link to watch the Glee Club concert live online Saturday at 8 p.m. and to download the…

Haines Named Director of Facilities Management

November 2, 2012—George F. Haines III has been named director of facilities management at OBU. He will begin his duties at OBU Monday, Nov. 26. Haines comes to Bison Hill from Gillette, Wyo., where he has served as director of the Mining Technology Program for Northern Wyoming Community College District…

Poudrier to Present Veteran's Day Poetry Reading

November 2, 2012—OBU's English Department Reading Series will present a Veteran's Day poetry reading with veteran Jason Poudrier on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Geiger Center room 212. An Iraqi Freedom veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Poudrier has authored two collections of poetry: "Red Fields,"…

Fifth Graders Learn About Olympics History at OBU

November 1, 2012— Fifth graders from Jefferson Elementary School in Shawnee listen as OBU senior Emily Urminski, a special education major from Mansfield, Texas, teaches them about the Olympics in Berlin, Germany, in 1936. Sixty-one fifth-grade students attended the annual learning opportunity, led by OBU…

Pope Releases 'Voice in Wilderness' Photography Book

November 1, 2012—For 22 years, Bill Pope has taken photographs of generations of students, faculty and staff at OBU. In his personal time, he shoots photographs for various agriculture outlets. But he recently shifted his focus from Bison Hill and cattle to share the beauty he finds in the swamps of the…