April 2014 News Articles

OBU Commissions Students, Faculty and Staff for Summer Missions Service

April 30, 2014—OBU hosted a special Global Outreach Commissioning service Wednesday, April 30, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The University recognized and prayed for students, faculty and staff who will be sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ this summer in Oklahoma, across the United States and around…

Music Prep Choirs to Present Spring Program May 4

April 29, 2014—The Music Preparatory Department Choirs at OBU will present a spring concert Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Over 100 children will be featured in the program that spotlights the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir and the Concert…

Curtsinger to Perform Senior Recital May 6

April 28, 2014—OBU student Kayla Curtsinger will perform her senior bassoon recital Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. Curtsinger is an instrumental music education major from Pryor, Okla. The daughter of Richard Jr. and…

Bison Jazz Orchestra to Perform at Ritz Theater

April 25, 2014—OBU's Bison Jazz Orchestra will perform its final concert of the 2013-14 academic year Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Ritz Theater located in downtown Shawnee. This year's concert will once again serve as a fundraiser for the theater. Tickets will be sold at the door for $3. The…

University Chorale to Present Spring Concert May 1

April 24, 2014—The Oklahoma Baptist University Chorale, the premiere mixed ensemble on the OBU campus, will present its spring concert Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The concert's theme of "Life, Love, and Sustenance" will…

Business Students Earn Recognition on Capsim Business Simulation

April 23, 2014—Seniors in Oklahoma Baptist University's Paul Dickinson College of Business have again proven themselves among the best business students in the United States. Two teams of OBU students successfully completed the Capsim Business Simulation, both scoring higher than 95% of all other college and…

Lifeway Vice President Micah Fries Addresses Chapel

April 23, 2014—OBU welcomed Micah Fries as guest speaker for chapel Wednesday, April 23, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Fries is the vice president of LifeWay Research and director of ministry development for LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn. Fries challenged…

Bisonettes "Ladies Sing the Blues" in Concert April 29, to Debut "Elegy for Trains"

April 22, 2014—OBU's Bisonette Glee Club will present the program "Ladies Sing the Blues" on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The Bisonette Glee Club is the premiere women's chorus on OBU's campus. The concert will feature the…

Shawnee Honor Choir in Concert May 4

April 22, 2014—The Shawnee Honor Choir will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. They will be joined by two other OBU preparatory choirs, the Discovery Singers and Concert Choir. The concert is free…

Gore and Hopkins to Perform Junior Recital April 24

April 21, 2014—OBU students Sarah Gore and Benjamin Hopkins will perform their junior recital Thursday, April 24, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend the free event. During the performance, Gore and Hopkins will be assisted by Graham…

Polston Addresses Business Forum

April 21, 2014—OBU's Paul Dickinson College of Business hosted a business forum on Monday, April 21, on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The guest speaker was Charlie Polston with BG Products. The title of his presentation was "The Christian Business Professional: Excellent Producer, Passionate Presenter, Servant of…

Youngblood to Perform Senior Recital May 6

April 21, 2014—OBU student Elizabeth Youngblood will perform her senior recital Tuesday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium located on OBU's campus. The community is invited to attend the free event. Youngblood is a senior vocal performance major from Midwest City, Okla. The daughter…

Batt to Perform Junior Recital April 24

April 17, 2014—OBU student Katie Batt will perform her junior clarinet recital Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. Batt is an instrumental music education major from Shawnee, Okla. The daughter of Roger and Debra Batt, she…

Dowler to Present Senior Recital April 28

April 17, 2014—OBU student Haylee Dowler will perform her senior recital Monday, April 28, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. Dowler is a vocal music education major from Bixby, Okla. The daughter of Wayne and Marcy Dowler, she is from the…

Sinko to Perform Senior Recital April 28

April 17, 2014—OBU student Lauren Sinko will perform her senior piano recital Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend the free event. Sinko is a piano performance major with a pedagogy emphasis from Tecumseh, Okla. The daughter…

Slothower to Present Senior Recital April 25

April 17, 2014—OBU student Kaitlin Slothower will perform her senior recital Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend the free event. Slothower is a Spanish major with a musical arts voice emphasis minor from Edmond, Okla.…

Holy Week Chapel Challenges Students with 'Seven Last Words of Christ'

April 16, 2014— OBU celebrated and reflected during the annual Holy Week chapel service on Wednesday, April 16. The service was held in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The service was designed around the "Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross." It incorporated song, scripture…

OBU Theatre Presents 'Doubt, A Parable' April 24-27

April 16, 2014—OBU's Theatre Department will present "Doubt, A Parable" April 24-27. The premiere will be Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Shawnee Hall's Craig-Dorland Theatre on the OBU campus. Other performances will be presented April 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., and April 26 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. "Doubt, A…

Symphonic Winds and Dale High School Band in Concert April 21

April 16, 2014—The OBU Symphonic Winds will perform a combined concert with the Dale High School Band on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The public is invited to attend this free event. The Dale High School concert band is under the direction…

Bison Glee Club to Present Spring Concert April 22

April 15, 2014—OBU's Bison Glee Club, the premiere men's chorus on the OBU campus, will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The group will perform many selections during the concert including songs such as…

OBU Hosts Area Fifth Graders for Interactive Children's Museum

April 15, 2014— OBU teacher education students hosted an interactive children's museum on April 10 on the OBU campus. This semester's edition was titled "The Sensational Sixties: A Decade Study With a Focus on Activism." Fifth graders from North Rock Creek Elementary school in Shawnee attended the…

Students Elect 2014-15 Student Government

April 15, 2014—OBU's Student Government Association hosted the annual Hyde Park Chapel on Wednesday, April 9, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus. The event introduced the student body to candidates for the 2014-15 student-elected school and class officer positions. SGA president Cody…

Banks to Present Senior Recital April 17

April 14, 2014—OBU student Terry Banks will perform his senior recital Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. He will be assisted on piano by Sadie Elliott, a junior musical arts piano performance major from Oklahoma…

Honors Program Students to Present Original Theses

April 14, 2014—Eight OBU students will present original theses as part of the OBU Honors Program beginning on April 15. Presenters include Jordan Bowles, Jacob Collard, Charity Jernigan, Brandon Melton, Glen Quintana, Coltan Scrivner, Alex Shirley and Erin Tresch. The presentations will conclude on May 1.…

OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra to Feature Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

April 11, 2014— The OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra will hold its annual spring concert on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The event is free and open to the public. This year's program, titled "All Americana," will highlight the music of great…

Alexander Senior Art Show Debuts April 12

April 9, 2014—Rebekah Alexander, an OBU senior from Norman, Okla., will debut her senior art show Saturday, April 12, from 6-7 p.m. and 10-11:30 p.m. in the OBU Art Building's Entry Gallery on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The art show opening will include a reception, and the public is invited to attend the…

Faculty and Staff Honored as 'Seven Who Care'

April 9, 2014—Seven OBU faculty and staff members were honored by OBU students Wednesday, April 9, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university's annual Hyde Park chapel service in Raley Chapel. The Seven Who Care Award is given by the…

Knight to Perform Senior Recital April 13

April 8, 2014—OBU student Joy Knight will perform her senior recital Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend the free event. Knight is a vocal performance and English double major from Richland Hills, Texas. The daughter of…

OBU Recognizes 506 Years of Service

April 8, 2014—OBU hosted its 2014 Service Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m. on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The annual event recognizes employees for milestone years of service as well as retiring faculty and staff. OBU recognized 43 employees for a combined 506 years of service. Pictured, front…

Eubanks and Peercy to Perform Junior Recital April 17

April 7, 2014—OBU students Emily Eubanks and Kari Peercy will perform their junior recital Thursday, April 17, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend the free event. Eubanks is a musical arts major from Harrah, Okla. The daughter of Gary…

OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra in Concert April 15, Featuring Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"

April 7, 2014—The Oklahoma Baptist University-Shawnee Community Orchestra will hold its annual spring concert on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The event is free and open to the public. This year's program, titled "All Americana," will…

OBU to Host 'The Greatest Show on Earth' April 12

April 4, 2014—OBU will host an evening of fun and entertainment as they present this year's Spring Affair production, "The Greatest Show on Earth." The event will take place on Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the free performance. The community…

Graham Jones to Hold Senior Recital April 6

April 2, 2014—OBU student Graham Jones will perform his senior recital Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. Jones is a music composition major from Arlington, Texas. The son of Doug and Jana Jones, he is from the studio of…

Lang Brings Message of Hope, Recovery to Chapel Service

April 2, 2014—Lance Lang, founder of "Hope Is Alive" ministries, addressed the OBU chapel service in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on April 2. He shared his personal story of overcoming drug addiction and the hope he found in Jesus Christ, continuing the semester's chapel theme on "brokenness." Lang…

Sara Wilson to Hold Senior Art Show April 5-10

April 2, 2014—Sara Wilson, a senior graphic design major from Broken Arrow, Okla., will display her art pieces in an upcoming show, at Oklahoma Baptist University. "The show is a collection of my favorite pieces from my time at OBU," explained Wilson. The show will include various types of Wilson's work:…

Easttom, Students Travel to College Media Conference in New York

April 1, 2014—Holly Easttom and three students from OBU traveled to New York City for the 2014 College Media Association's National College Media Convention. Easttom is OBU's student publications advisor and assistant professor of news and information. She was accompanied by students Kathleen Thompson,…

Registration for Summer and Fall Classes to Begin April 7

April 1, 2014—Registration for summer and fall 2014 classes will begin the week of April 7. Seniors with at least 90 or more hours (including spring 2014 hours), will begin enrolling April 7 at 7 a.m. Juniors with between 60 to 89 hours may begin enrolling April 9 at 7 a.m. Sophomores with between 30-59…