May 2013 News Articles

Fuller Receives Promising Teacher Award

May 29, 2013—Corey Fuller, assistant professor of graphic design at OBU, received OBU's Promising Teacher Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 17. Fuller, who joined the OBU faculty in 2009, received the award from OBU President David W. Whitlock during the graduation ceremonies before an…

Gilmore Receives Meritorious Service Award

May 29, 2013—Dave Gilmore, electrical and mechanical trades supervisor at OBU, received OBU's Meritorious Service Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 17. Dave Gilmore (left) receives the Meritorious Service Award from OBU President David W. Whitlock. OBU President David W. Whitlock…

Sanders Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

May 29, 2013—Dr. Glenn Sanders, professor of history and chair of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at OBU, received OBU's Distinguished Teaching Award during the university's Spring Commencement May 17. Dr. Glenn Sanders receives the Distinguished Teaching Award from OBU President David W.…

Decker Named Director of Assessment

May 28, 2013—OBU has named Blake Decker as director of assessment. Decker began his new role on Bison Hill Wednesday, May 1. At OBU, the director of assessment provides leadership for university functions as related to the assessment of student learning on campus, designs quantitative and qualitative…

Hobbs College Presents Awards, Scholarships

May 28, 2013—OBU's Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry recently recognized its exceptional students with an awards assembly on May 6 and during OBU's 2013 Awards Convocation on May 8. Dr. Mark McClellan, dean of the Hobbs College, presented the awards and scholarships, assisted during the…

Temporary Housing Offered by OBU

May 24, 2013—OBU is providing temporary housing at Agee Residence Center from now until Wednesday, May 29, for tornado victims and for relief workers assisting victims. For information, call OBU Housing at (405) 585-5275. OBU prohibits alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling and weapons on campus. The university…

Temporary Housing Offered by OBU

May 20, 2013—OBU is offering transitional housing in Agee Residence Center for those who have lost or sustained damage to their homes. Up to 350 beds are available through May 29 when the rooms will need to be vacated for previously contracted summer camps. OBU President David W. Whitlock (center)…

Board Approves Graduate School Expansion, Faculty Promotions

May 17, 2013—During their spring meeting on the Shawnee campus May 17, the OBU Board of Trustees approved the expansion of the OBU Graduate School, a change in OBU's fiscal year and faculty promotions and contracts. OBU president David W. Whitlock (left) and chair of OBU's Board of Trustees David Lawrence…

OBU Confers Degrees on 255 Graduates

May 17, 2013—Challenged to "Dream On," 255 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received their diplomas during OBU's 99th Spring Commencement on Friday, May 17. Before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in OBU's Raley Chapel, Dr. Bobby Kelly, who serves as Ruth Dickinson Chair of Bible at OBU, told…

Commencement to Honor 255 Graduates

May 16, 2013—Two hundred fifty-five graduates will have degrees conferred upon them during OBU's 99th Spring Commencement on Friday, May 17. Dr. Bobby Kelly, who serves as Ruth Dickinson Chair of Bible at OBU, will deliver the Commencement Address. The graduating students will take their symbolic final…

OBU Honors Nursing Graduates at Pinning

May 16, 2013—Thirty-six OBU nursing students participated in the Spring 2013 Nurses' Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 16, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The tradition symbolizes the transition from student life to a professional role for the graduating seniors. Lauren Alt, a senior nursing student…

Intramurals Crowns King and Queen

May 9, 2013—Culminating an academic year filled with recreational sports competitions, the McDowell Family Intramural Program at OBU crowned its annual king and queen Monday, May 6. Shannon Griffith, a senior from Parker, Colo., was named queen, and Cody Potter, a senior from Miami, Okla., was crowned…

Music Students Receive Awards, Scholarships

May 9, 2013—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts recognized outstanding students in music studies and awarded numerous scholarships during a spring music awards banquet May 6 and during the 2013 Awards Convocation May 8. Sarah Stephens, a senior vocal performance major from Tulsa, Okla., received…

Outstanding Business Seniors Receive Awards

May 9, 2013—Nine OBU senior business majors received awards for outstanding work during the Paul Dickinson College of Business awards assembly Friday, April 26. Austin Germiller, an interdisciplinary: computer science/physics major from Parachute, Colo., was named the Outstanding Overall Senior in the…

Kelly to Bring Commencement Address

May 8, 2013—Dr. Bobby Kelly, who serves as Ruth Dickinson Chair of Bible at Oklahoma Baptist University, will bring the Spring Commencement Address to OBU's graduates on Friday, May 17. Kelly joined the OBU faculty in 1997. He was named the Rowena Strickland Professor of Bible in 2000 and the Ruth…

OBU Invites High School Students to STEM Camp

May 8, 2013—With a grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, OBU will launch a summer camp in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and the university is seeking high school students in Pottawatomie County to apply for the inaugural camp. The program, called the Summer Institute at OBU, will run…

Outstanding Students Recognized at 2013 Awards Convocation

May 8, 2013—OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation on Wednesday, May 8, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Vanessa Brackett and Kasey Chapman receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. Brackett, a psychology: pre-counseling major from Tulsa, Okla., received…

Music Preparatory Department Announces Choir Auditions

May 6, 2013—OBU's Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for Young Singers of Central Oklahoma choirs, for students in grades 3-12, on Tuesday, May 14, and Thursday, May 16, from 3-5 p.m. in OBU's Raley Chapel. All interested students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the surrounding area are…

OBU Commissions Students for Summer Missions Service

May 2, 2013—Representing plans to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Oklahoma, across the United States and around the globe, OBU students participated in a Global Outreach Commissioning service Wednesday, May 1, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Students, staff from OBU's Spiritual Life office and…

Prewitt to Present Senior Art Show

May 1, 2013—Jessie Prewitt, an OBU senior from Newcastle, Okla., will debut her senior art show Friday, May 3, from 7-9 p.m. The presentation, titled "DESIGNERD," will feature various pieces by Prewitt displayed in the OBU Art Building on campus. A reception honoring Prewitt and her work will serve as the…

Rep. Lankford to Bring Commencement Address

May 1, 2013—U.S. Rep. James Lankford will return to Oklahoma to bring the Spring Commencement Address to OBU's graduates on Friday, May 17. Rep. Lankford was elected to the United States Congress on Nov. 2, 2010, representing Oklahoma's Fifth District. The Republican legislator serves on the House…