February 2013 News Articles

Communication Arts Students to Present Research

February 28, 2013—Seven OBU communication arts students recently were selected to present their research papers at prestigious communications conferences, at which graduate and undergraduate communication scholars from across the nation discuss developments in theory and research in the communication…

Tickets on Sale for 'Schoolhouse Rock Live!'

February 28, 2013—Tickets are now on sale for OBU's Theatre for Young Audiences production of "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" The show will be presented one weekend only: Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. in Craig-Dorland Theatre in OBU's…

Free Tickets Available for 'Glorious Ruin' Tour at OBU

February 27, 2013—The Shawnee-area community is cordially invited to hear Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham, speak at OBU Wednesday,March 6, at 8 p.m. as part of the Glorious Ruin Tour. The worship event, which brings a message of hope amidst suffering, also will feature Christian musician…

Psalm 103 Provides Answer for Spiritual Thirst, Pace Says

February 27, 2013—Psalm 103 holds historical significance at OBU. OBU's eighth president, Dr. John Wesley Raley, informally adopted the psalm as the university's institutional passage of Scripture. Throughout the university's 102-year history, the passage often has been read from the Bible of the university's…

Three Faculty Installed to Academic Positions

February 27, 2013—Three exceptional OBU faculty members were installed to academic positions Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Dr. Keith Harman, professor of business, was installed to the Ernest C. Wheeler Chair of Business; Dr. Robbie Henson, professor of nursing, was installed to the…

Nowell Shares 'Power of Godly Thinking' in Business Forum

February 25, 2013—Speaking from his 23 years of experience in corporate operations, Mark Nowell told OBU business students that elevating his company to godly thinking was the single most impactful move he has made in his role as CEO of Kerr Pumps in Sulphur, Okla. OBU's Paul Dickinson College of Business…

Robison to Open 'Never Too Late' Art Show March 1

February 25, 2013—"Never too late" is the theme of OBU student Francine Robison's upcoming art show on Bison Hill. The show will run March 1-7 in the OBU Art Building, with an opening reception at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1. The reception and show are open to the public. Robison's senior art show will include…

Symphonic Winds in Concert March 2

February 25, 2013—The OBU Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Neal, interim director of bands, will perform in concert on Saturday, March 2. The concert will be conducted in Potter Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus, and begins at 6:30 p.m., which is earlier than most evening…

Glee Clubs to Sing in Worship March 10

February 22, 2013—Two OBU vocal ensembles -- the all-male Bison Glee Club and the all-female Bisonette Glee Club -- are scheduled to perform on Sunday, March 10, in Oklahoma churches. The Bison Glee Club will sing at First Baptist Church, Nicoma Park, during the 10:45 a.m. service. The Bisonettes will sing at…

McQuades to Present Digby Bell Memorial Recital

February 22, 2013—OBU music faculty will present the ninth-annual Digby Bell Memorial Recital on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the performance. The recital will feature Dr. Jennifer McQuade, coloratura soprano and assistant professor…

Theatre for Young Audiences Presents 'Schoolhouse Rock Live!'

February 22, 2013—OBU's Theatre for Young Audiences will present "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" one weekend only: Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 25 for the production which will premiere in Craig-Dorland Theatre…

Former Dean Norman Searcy Dies at 92

February 20, 2013—Longtime OBU professor and administrator Norman Searcy of Shawnee, Okla., died Feb. 17, 2013. He was 92. Searcy was born in Kansas City, Mo., to Robert H. and Mildred Amy McLaughlin Searcy. He graduated from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo., with an associate's degree in 1941. He…

Speaker Shannon Brings Message from Psalms

February 20, 2013—Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon brought lessons from Psalm 27 to OBU students during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Feb. 20. Despite inclement weather, Shannon traveled to Shawnee from the Capitol to speak on Bison Hill. Shannon's message, continuing OBU's chapel theme of "The…

Glorious Ruin' Tour Brings National Speaker to OBU

February 19, 2013—Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham, will speak at OBU Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. as part of the Glorious Ruin Tour. The worship event, which brings a message of hope amidst suffering, also will feature Christian musician Jon Neufeld. The community is invited to attend…

Green and Gold Gala to Feature Tony Dungy

February 18, 2013—Members of OBU's greater community, as well as patrons interested in benefiting Christian higher education, are invited to a special event featuring legendary NFL coach Tony Dungy on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at The Tulsa Convention Center. The "Green & Gold Gala" will present an opportunity to…

Music Groups to Lead Worship March 3

February 18, 2013—Two OBU ensembles will help lead worship in Oklahoma Baptist churches on Sunday, March 3. David's Creed, OBU's praise ensemble, will lead the morning worship service for First Baptist Church in Pawhuska, Okla., at 10:45 a.m. The University Chorale, one OBU's premier vocal ensembles, will sing…

Students Experience Cambodia on GO Trip

February 18, 2013—A group of OBU students and faculty recently traveled to Cambodia on a multi-week cross-cultural ministry experience. The journey was a Global Outreach (GO) Trip, with the purpose of extending the Gospel of Jesus Christ while also giving students a chance to experience a different culture. Dr.…

Dunn Tackles 'All or Nothing' Dating Issue

February 15, 2013—For many students on a Christian college campus, "dating" presents a conundrum, Jackson Dunn acknowledged during an OBU chapel service Friday, Feb. 15. But he also offered practical advice to balance the relationship pressure students on Bison Hill may face. Dunn, who serves as marriage and…

Lilite to Present Faculty Recital Feb. 28

February 14, 2013—Dr. Louima Lilite, a tenor who serves as assistant professor of music at OBU, will present a faculty recital on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. Lilite will be accompanied by concert musicians Terry Banks on guitar, Cynthia Cortright on piano and Stacy…

T.W. Shannon to Speak in Chapel Feb. 20

February 14, 2013—T. W. Shannon, Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, will speak in OBU's chapel service Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. Considered a champion for limited government, Shannon was elected to the state House of Representatives from his hometown of Lawton, Okla., in…

Faculty to Present Clarinet, Piano, Flute Recital

February 12, 2013—Faculty representing OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will present a recital Monday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free performance, which will include Dr. Christopher Neal on clarinet, Dr. Mary Chung on piano…

Contemplating JFK: OBU Composer Pays Homage to Kennedy's Legacy

February 8, 2013—The OBU Division of Music historically presents The Oratorio Project featuring choral and orchestral works performed by the OBU combined choirs and orchestra. The goal of the Oratorio Project is to acquaint students with significant works from the Western canon while also contributing to the…

OBU Emphasis Focuses on Relationships

February 8, 2013—Each spring semester, OBU dedicates a week, called "Focus Week," to encourage members of the OBU community to strengthen healthy relationships with God and one another. Features for 2013 Focus Week, Feb. 11-16, include a video series on love, sex and dating; a special guest presentation by a…

OBU Outreach in Zambia Sparks Church Service

February 8, 2013—The lessons of Jesus Christ often begin in humble places. For Dayla Rowland, an OBU student ministry associate of evangelism and mobilization, that humble place was a man's house in the village of Nabukowa, Zambia. What started as a simple Bible study in a home has budded into a regular church…

Trustees Adopt Budget, Grant Promotion

February 8, 2013—OBU trustees adopted a $58.6 million operating budget for the 2013-14 academic year, approved faculty contracts and approved sabbatical leave during their spring semester meeting on campus Friday, Feb. 8. The new operating budget will include a projected distribution of $21.5 million in…

Corley to Open Senior Art Show Feb. 8

February 7, 2013—Mary Corley, a senior graphic design major from Oklahoma City, will display her art pieces in a senior art show, titled "Eclectik," at OBU Feb. 8-14. The public is invited to an opening of the show Friday, Feb. 8, from 7-9 p.m. in the OBU Art Building, located in the southeast corner of OBU's…

Nowell to Speak at Business Forum

February 7, 2013—OBU's Paul Dickinson College of Business will host Mark Nowell as a Business Forum speaker Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. The community is invited to attend the free lecture in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in OBU's Bailey Business Center. "The OBU College of Business is pleased to have Mark…

OBU Music Groups to Lead Worship Feb. 24

February 7, 2013—Two of OBU's premier music groups -- the Bison Glee Club and David's Creed -- will lead worship in Oklahoma Baptist churches on Sunday, Feb. 24. The public is invited to attend each service. The Bison Glee Club, an all-male choral group, will sing at Waterloo Road Baptist Church in Edmond,…

Students Attend Billy Graham 'Vision for Evangelism' Event

February 7, 2013—Nineteen OBU students -- along with one OBU graduate, two bus drivers and Odus Compton, director of student ministry -- embarked on a journey to North Carolina Jan. 31 to receive training and instruction from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The four-day trip, called "Vision for…

OBU Art, Design Students Gain Experience in New York

February 6, 2013—The month of January can be harsh and cold, leaving college students with little desire to get out of the house and be productive. However, a group of OBU students and faculty used the chilly month to gain experience in the world of art while visiting New York City. The trip was part of OBU's…

Terry Lauds Key 'Founders' in OBU History Address

February 6, 2013—Drawing from his 13 years as OBU historian -- with decades more experience in campus administration -- J. Thomas Terry led the OBU community in celebrating its 103-year history during a special Founders' Day chapel service Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The purpose of…

Bisonettes to Tour Metroplex

February 4, 2013—The Bisonettes, OBU's premier women's vocal group, will perform a tour of Dallas/Fort Worth-area churches Feb. 24-26. The group will conclude their tour with a performance in Marietta, Okla., on Feb. 27. The public is invited to attend the free concerts at the churches. On Sunday, Feb. 24, the…

David's Creed to Lead Worship at Cherokee Hills

February 4, 2013—OBU's praise ensemble, David's Creed, will lead worship at Cherokee Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City on Sunday, Feb. 17, during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. The community is invited to attend. Cherokee Hills Baptist Church is located at 5700 NW 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK…