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December 2013 Stories and Features

Life is Full of Beginnings,' Garland Tells Graduates

December 13, 2013

Hearing a message encouraging them to start a new beginning, 104 OBU graduates received their diplomas during OBU's 2013 Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 13. The ceremony combined graduation for undergraduate students from OBU's Shawnee…

Winter Commencement Video Stream

December 13, 2013

The 2013 Winter Commencement is available for viewing on your computer. For chapel messages, follow this link.

Chapman Joins OBU Staff

December 11, 2013

OBU recently welcomed new staff member, Kenneth Chapman, Jr., to Bison Hill as the assistant dean of students for campus life. The position will serve as an extension of campus life, focusing on multiethnic affairs, disability services, and…

Lightsey Joins Bison Hill Staff

December 10, 2013

OBU recently welcomed new staff member, Marissa Lightsey, to Bison Hill as director of OBU's Career Development. She earned a bachelor's degree in applied communications from OBU in 2010, and is pursuing a master's degree in human resource…

Garland to Bring Winter Commencement Address

December 9, 2013

W.C. "Nick" Garland, Jr. will present OBU's Winter Commencement address during the 2 p.m. graduation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Garland is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, Okla.…

Winter Commencement to Honor 104 Graduates

December 9, 2013

Sixty-two undergraduate students and 42 graduate students will have degrees conferred upon them during OBU's Winter Commencement on Friday, Dec. 13. W.C. "Nick" Garland, Jr. will deliver the commencement address. For chapel messages, follow…

Hanging of the Green Tonight

December 7, 2013

Join us for the "Hanging of the Green" program tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel. 

UPDATE: OBU Closed through Dec. 6

December 5, 2013

OBU is closing effective immediately due to inclement weather, and the senior graduate dinner this evening has been cancelled. We will be closed through Friday, Dec. 6. Visit the weather policy Web page.

OBU to Celebrate 76th 'Hanging of the Green'

December 4, 2013

OBU will present its 76th annual "Hanging of the Green" Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel. The community is invited to attend the celebration, titled "Behold His Glory." The first OBU Hanging of the Green ceremony…

College Players to Present 'The Second Shepherd's Play'

December 3, 2013

OBU's College Players will host a special Christmas performance of 'The Second Shepherd's Play" beginning Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in Craig-Dorland Theatre located in Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus. There will be an additional performance on Dec.…

Music Preparatory Joint Concert Set for Dec. 8

December 3, 2013

The Music Preparatory Department will present its Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. Over 100 children will be featured in the 13th joint Christmas concert that spotlights…