February 2014 News Articles

Career Development Has New Name but Same Purpose

February 28, 2014—OBU's Career Services recently changed many aspects of its program including its name, a personnel change and a website re-design. Career Services is now known as Career Development. Though the name may be a little different, the purpose remains the same: "providing career assessment services…

Communication Arts Students to Present Research at OU Conference

February 28, 2014—Four OBU communication studies students recently were selected to present their research papers at the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Communication Conference March 7-8 on OU's campus in Norman. The conference features graduate and undergraduate communication scholars from across the nation…

OBU Announces Achievement for Alumni Teachers

February 28, 2014—OBU recently announced 49 of its alumni have achieved the distinction of becoming National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). Oklahoma ranks ninth in the nation in the number of NBCTs. To achieve National Board Certification, teachers must demonstrate advanced knowledge in teaching, advanced…

OBU to Host World Premiere of Dennis Jernigan's 'Sing Over Me' Film

February 27, 2014—OBU will host a simulcast event for the world premiere of Dennis Jernigan's "Sing Over Me" film on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 pm, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium in Shawnee. A still image from "Sing Over Me" The evening will begin with a simulcast night of praise led by Dennis Jernigan…

Chick-fil-A Express to Open March 4

February 26, 2014—OBU is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Chick-fil-A Express restaurant on campus. The location will open on Tuesday, March 4, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration to be held at 1 p.m. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the Geiger Center on OBU's…

MercyMe Singer Bart Millard Speaks at Chapel Service

February 26, 2014—Bart Millard, lead singer of the popular band MercyMe, shared during the OBU Chapel service on Feb. 26. He was joined by friend and OBU alum Rusty Kennedy, who moderated an interview format with Millard. Kennedy is a 1986 OBU graduate. He served as a youth minister in Indianapolis for 15 years…

Chorale to Perform at Council Road, Bethany March 2

February 24, 2014—The University Chorale, one of Oklahoma Baptist University's premiere vocal ensembles, will perform at Council Road Baptist Church, Bethany, Okla., on Sunday, March 2, during the 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services. The community is invited to attend. The church is located at 2900 N.…

Symphonic Winds and Bison Jazz Orchestra in Concert March 1

February 21, 2014—The OBU Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Ryan Meeks, and the Bison Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Pruiett, will perform in concert on Saturday, March 1. The concert will be in Potter Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus and begins at 7 p.m. The community is…

OBU to Feature National 'Hymns for Hunger Tour' Concert Feb. 21

February 20, 2014—Multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan and critically-praised singer/songwriter Andrew Greer have joined forces for the "Hymns for Hunger" Tour, coming to OBU's Raley Chapel at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. The concert is free and open to the public, and attendees are asked to bring…

Pastor Tony Rhone Brings Message of Brokenness to Chapel Service

February 19, 2014—Pastor Tony Rhone of Galilee Baptist Church in Shawnee brought a powerful message during the OBU Chapel service on Feb. 19. Rhone's message centered on "brokenness," following the theme for the spring semester's series of chapel services, "Blessed are the Broken." Rhone preached from 1…

Guest Piano Concert to Include 5 Family Members

February 18, 2014—A guest piano performance on March 9 promises to be a true "family affair," when OBU School of Music presents piano instructor Alice Brooks Sanders in concert with her four children. This free concert will be held at 3 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium on OBU's campus in Shawnee. In addition to…

OBU Welcomes Students to Be a Bison Day

February 18, 2014—OBU welcomed 35 high school students to its campus on Feb. 14 to experience "Be a Bison Day." This day is specifically designed for high school seniors in order to give them a first-hand look at life on Bison Hill. "Be a Bison Day provides prospective students with an opportunity to experience…

Stone to Perform Senior Recital March 2

February 18, 2014—OBU student Jessica Stone will perform her senior saxophone recital Sunday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend. Stone is a music education major from Catoosa, Okla. The daughter of Jeff and Debbie Stone, she is from the studio of…

University Ringers to Present Concert at FBC Moore March 2

February 18, 2014—The University Ringers from OBU, an auditioned handbell ensemble, will present a mini-concert and lead worship during the evening service at First Baptist Church of Moore, Sunday, March 2 at 6 p.m. Dr. Kevin Clarkson, pastor, will be preaching. The University Ringers are under the direction of…

OBU Names Perkins Associate VP for Enrollment Management

February 17, 2014—OBU is pleased to announce the promotion of Bruce Perkins to associate vice president for enrollment management. Perkins currently serves OBU as the dean of enrollment management. The promotion will take place March 1, 2014. "During his time at OBU, Bruce has served as Director of Admissions…

OBU Sets Events for Black History Month

February 17, 2014—OBU is hosting several events during February in observance of Black History Month. The events are being coordinated by Kenneth Chapman, assistant dean of students. The month of February is designated as Black History Month in the United States. It was originally founded by Dr. Carter G.…

Computer Science to Host LEGO Bison Robotics Contest

February 14, 2014—On Friday, Feb. 21, the Computer Science Department is holding a LEGO robotics competition. The competition will be from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Bailey Business Center room 235. All OBU students are eligible to compete. The competition will be to build a robot, using LEGOs, that looks like the…

Hatmaker Brings Message for Focus Week Chapel

February 12, 2014—Brandon Hatmaker delivered the Focus Week chapel message to OBU on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Hatmaker read from Isaiah 1, charging the students, faculty and staff with how to serve those in need around us. Listen now [MP3] Watch a video stream of the chapel service. "If we end up doing it the wrong…

OBU to Host College Prep Event in Lawton for 8th through 12th Grade Students

February 12, 2014—OBU is hosting a free event open to the public called "College: Next Exit." Students in the 8th through 12th grade and their parents are encouraged to attend. The event will be Monday, March 10 at First Baptist East, 3302 SE Lee Blvd, in Lawton from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Although OBU is hosting…

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Opens Feb. 20

February 11, 2014—OBU's Theatre Department and Division of Music will begin performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The premiere is Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Shawnee Hall's Craig-Dorland Theatre on the OBU campus. Other performances will be presented Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30…

Annual Concerto-Aria Set for Feb. 16, Public Invited

February 10, 2014—OBU's 40th annual Concerto-Aria Concert will feature the musical gifts of 10 students who will perform with a full orchestra Sunday, Feb. 16. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the campus of OBU in Shawnee. The public is invited to attend the free…

OBU Trustees Approve Nursing Building Construction

February 7, 2014—Oklahoma Baptist University trustees approved recommendations for sabbatical leave, senior faculty status for six faculty members, and a resolution regarding the construction of a new facility to house the College of Nursing during their spring semester meeting Friday, Feb. 7. OBU President…

OBU Welcomes Day to Bison Hill

February 6, 2014—OBU recently welcomed new staff member Kenny Day to serve as the university's marketing communications coordinator. Day completed a bachelor's degree of journalism/advertising from the University of Oklahoma in 1999. He attended OBU for three semesters before completing his degree at OU. He…

OBU Celebrates Annual "Founders' Day"

February 5, 2014—OBU observed its annual Founders' Day celebration during chapel services on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The event was held in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The Founder's Day event is held annually to commemorate the university's incorporation in 1910. OBU President Dr.…

OBU Seeking High School and Middle School Applicants for STEM Camp

February 4, 2014—OBU is now accepting applications for the STEM Summer Institute 2014. The STEM Summer Institute camp will be held on the OBU Campus in Shawnee from July 7-18, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. It will feature hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and…

Taylor to Bring Founders' Day Address

February 2, 2014—Dr. C. Pat Taylor, Southwest Baptist University president, will bring the 2014 Founders' Day address on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Founders' Day at OBU is an annual event commemorating the university's incorporation in February 1910. Taylor served as…