Graduate School Names Francka as Director
June 24, 2013—OBU has named Shelly Francka as director of the OBU Graduate School in Oklahoma City. Francka began her new role on Monday, June 17.
Francka comes to OBU from Huntington University in Huntington, Ind., where she had served as director of professional programs since 2011. She previously worked
Bison Hill Welcomes New Staff, Notes Transitions
June 20, 2013—Departments across the OBU campus welcomed new staff and recognized several promotions and transitions during the spring 2013 semester.
In the OBU Business Office, Becky Click serves as a cashier.
In the Division of Teacher Education, Dawn Chester became the division secretary in January. She
Bradley Named Director of Intensive English Program
June 20, 2013—OBU has named Sandra Bradley as director of the Intensive English Program. Bradley began work May 8 on Bison Hill.
Bradley previously served as both director and director of admissions at The Language Company in Shawnee and Ada, Okla., where she worked with international representatives,
OBU Presents Hobbs Award to Dr. David Dockery
June 19, 2013—OBU presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service, named in honor of a legendary Southern Baptist pastor and denominational statesman, to Dr. David S. Dockery on Tuesday, June 11, at a reception in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
Parrish Receives Lifetime Ministry Award
June 18, 2013—Mary Kay Parrish, professor emerita of music at OBU, was honored with the 2013 Lifetime Ministry Award at the Baptist Church Music Conference's 57th annual session April 14-16 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, Ga.
A native of Pascagoula, Miss., Parrish is a 1962 OBU alumna
Textbook Butler' Program to Serve OBU Students
June 18, 2013—The OBU Bookstore, operated by Tree of Life Bookstores, is excited to announce an additional textbook fulfillment model being offered to meet the needs of OBU students. "Textbook Butler" is a free service designed to drive down textbook costs while ramping up convenience.
"Textbook Butler will
OBU Top Athletic Program in NAIA
June 14, 2013—OBU has the top athletic program in the NAIA, according to the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, it was announced Friday.
Robert Davenport (middle), OBU Director of Athletics, accepts the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup on behalf of OBU.
The Directors' Cup measures the overall success of