December 2013 News Articles

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 campus and graduate students from the OBU College of…

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 parent and family programs. Chapman said his main…

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 administration from East Central University. Since she…

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. and active president of the Baptist General…

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 this link.  Friday's commencement will combine…

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 was in WMU Memorial Hall in 1937. After the…

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. 8, also at 2:30 p.m. The College Players are a…

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 the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir and the…