September 2013 News Articles

Lowery Encourages Students to Reconcile with Others

September 25, 2013— Cris Lowery, Emerging Generations Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, speaks to OBU students and faculty about the importance of reconciliation. The weekly chapel service on Sept. 25, continues the Fall Chapel Series theme of The Sermon on the Mount. For chapel…

OBU Joins Fight for Religious Liberty

September 20, 2013—Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration Friday on behalf of four Christian universities in Oklahoma. The lawsuit is the latest to challenge the administration's mandate that forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral…

OBU Theatre Announces 2013-14 Season: 'Keeping the Faith'

September 20, 2013—OBU Theatre has announced its 2013-14 productions, based on the theme, "Keeping the Faith." Season tickets are now on sale for the three productions of the season: "Tartuffe," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Doubt: a Parable." Season tickets are $27 for adults and $12 for…

U.S. Navy Identifies Math and Science Programs as Tier One

September 19, 2013—The United States Navy recently identified OBU's physics and mathematics majors offered through the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics as the only tier one academic majors in the state of Oklahoma and the North Texas region for the Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate…

OBU Ranked Best Regional College by U.S. News & World Report

September 11, 2013—For the 20th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report listed OBU as Oklahoma's highest-ranked college in "Best Regional Colleges." OBU students meet during Welcome Week in August 2013. U.S. News & World Report announced OBU as Oklahoma's highest-rated college in the "Best Regional Colleges"…

OBU Theatre to Showcase New Works Festival

September 11, 2013—OBU students will showcase their creative talents at the New Works Festival Friday, Sept. 13 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature short plays written and directed by OBU students. The one-night-only show will take place in the Craig-Dorland Theatre located in Shawnee Hall. The price…

OBU Receives Citation of Gratitude

September 6, 2013—The State of Oklahoma recently honored OBU with a citation of gratitude as a result of emergency response efforts during the EF4 tornadoes May 19, 2013. OBU provided temporary housing at Agee Residence Center for tornado victims and relief workers assisting victims through May 29. The…

Bison Pep Band Adds Excitement to OBU Football

September 5, 2013— The Bison Pep Band, comprised of 55 Oklahoma Baptist University students and led by Director of Bands Ryan Meeks, performed various numbers including the OBU fight song during the first Bison football home game of the 2013 season, Saturday, Aug. 31. "I'm excited to be a part of a new…

Jones Joins College of Theology and Ministry

September 5, 2013—Dr. Galen W. Jones has joined the faculty of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry at OBU for the fall 2013 semester. Jones is an associate professor of church planting in the college. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor…

Griffin Recites Sermon on the Mount to Students

September 4, 2013— Dale Griffin, OBU dean of spiritual life, recited the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew: 5-7) for students and faculty during a weekly chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. "Have courage, those of you that are in the Kingdom of God," said Griffin. For chapel messages, follow this link. 

Two Faculty Members Join College of Fine Arts

September 4, 2013—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts has added two new faculty members beginning with the fall 2012 semester. Ryan Meeks is an instructor of music, and Tyler Welker is an assistant professor of video, motion graphics and animation. Meeks served as an executive board member of the East…

Four Join OBU's Hurley College of Science and Mathematics

September 3, 2013—Four faculty members have joined OBU's James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics for the fall 2013 semester. Dr. Tanner Auch joins as assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Cherith Tucker joins as assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Ming Liang Zhang joins as assistant professor…