May 2014 News Articles

Four Seniors Win OBU Athletics Awards

May 9, 2015—OBU recently recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2014 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 7. Four seniors were awarded athletics awards during the event. OBU Director of Athletics Robert Davenport presented the Outstanding Senior Male and Female Athlete awards. The Outstanding…

Kay Smith Receives OBU's Profile In Excellence Award

May 29, 2014— Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Kay Smith, a 1981 graduate, is a 2014 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation,…

Easttom Wins Scripps Howard Social Media Externship Grant

May 28, 2014—Holly Easttom, OBU assistant professor of journalism, was one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism (AEJMC) to receive the 2014-15 Scripps Howard Foundation/AEJMC Social Media Externship Grant. The externship is a competitive program and includes many applicants across…

Leslie Receives Profile In Excellence Award

May 22, 2014—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Brad Leslie, a 1961 graduate, is a 2014 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation,…

Kellogg Receives Meritorious Service Award

May 21, 2014—Tonia Kellogg, director of the executive offices, received OBU's Meritorious Service Award during the university's 100th Spring Commencement May 16. Kellogg received the award from OBU President David W. Whitlock before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in Raley Chapel's Potter…

Pace Receives OBU's Promising Teacher Award

May 20, 2014—Dr. Scott Pace, assistant professor of applied ministry, received OBU's Promising Teacher Award during the university's 100th Spring Commencement May 16. Pace, who joined the OBU faculty in 2010, received the award from OBU President David W. Whitlock before an overflow audience of more than…

Reeder Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

May 20, 2014—Dr. Dan Reeder, Albert J. Geiger Professor of Finance, received OBU's Distinguished Teaching Award during the university's 100th Spring Commencement May 16. Reeder, who joined the OBU faculty in 1991, received the award from OBU President David W. Whitlock before an overflow audience of more…

OBU Recognizes Retirees for 46 Years of Service

May 19, 2014—OBU recognized two retiring faculty and staff members during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 7, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium, and during Spring Commencement May 16. Cynthia Hicks and Dr. John Nichols were honored for a combined 46 years of service at OBU. Hicks served as…

OBU Board of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions, Participates in Groundbreakings

May 17, 2014— Members of the OBU Board of Trustees participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Building 4 of the student residential village. Pictured left to right are executive committee members Dr. Michael Gabbert; Carl Storm; Dr. David Lawrence, chair; Jarrod Frie, vice chair; Dr. Allison Huebert;…

OBU Breaks Ground on Mathena Center in Athletic Complex

May 17, 2014— Oklahoma Baptist University broke ground for the Mathena Center Friday, May 16. The ceremony was held at 11 a.m., prior to the university's 100th Spring Commencement at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Pictured, left to right: Stan Lingo, president of Lingo Construction; Robert Davenport, director of…

OBU Breaks Ground for Building Four of Student Housing Village

May 16, 2014—OBU broke ground for Building Four in the student-housing village Friday, May 16. The ceremonies occurred at 9 a.m., prior to the university's 100th Spring Commencement at 3 p.m. Pictured, left to right, Brandon Skaggs, dean of students; Cody Moser, president of Student Government…

OBU Confers Degrees on 293 Graduates

May 16, 2014—Challenged to nurture a "lifelong passion for learning," 293 OBU graduates received their degrees during OBU's 100th Spring Commencement Friday, May 16. The graduating students took their symbolic final walk across the campus as OBU students when they filed into Raley Chapel's Potter…

OBU Honors Graduating Nurses at Pinning

May 16, 2014—OBU honored 40 graduating nurses at the College of Nursing's Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 15, at 3 p.m. The ceremony was hosted in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Dr. Tony Yates, assistant professor of natural science, led the invocation. OBU President David W.…

OBU Breaks Ground on College of Nursing Stavros Hall

May 15, 2014—OBU broke ground Thursday, May 15, for Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall, the future home of the OBU College of Nursing. This free-standing, cutting-edge nursing education facility will be constructed immediately north of OBU's Shawnee Hall, on the southwest corner of MacArthur Street and…

OBU to Host 100th Commencement, to Honor 293 Graduates

May 15, 2014—OBU will confer degrees upon 293 graduates during OBU's 100th Spring Commencement Friday, May 16. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Dr. Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern…

OBU to Break Ground for Mathena Center and Building Four of Residential Village May 16

May 13, 2014—OBU will host groundbreaking ceremonies for two facilities Friday, May 16. The ceremonies will occur in the morning, prior to the university's 100th Spring Commencement at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Architectural rendering of the Residential Village's building four At 9 a.m., OBU will host a…

OBU College of Nursing Recognizes Outstanding Student

May 12, 2014— Christina Perkins, right, an OBU nursing major from Mound City, Kansas, receives the Outstanding Senior in Nursing Award from Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, dean of the College of Nursing, during OBU's May 7 Awards Convocation. (OBU Photo by Bill Pope)

OBU College of Nursing to Host Groundbreaking for Stavros Hall May 15

May 12, 2014—OBU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, May 15, at 11 a.m., for the Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall. The facility will be the future home of the OBU College of Nursing. This free-standing and cutting-edge nursing education facility will be constructed immediately north of OBU's…

Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Recognizes Outstanding Students

May 12, 2014—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts recently recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2014 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 7. Dr. Ken Gabrielse, dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, presented three outstanding senior awards to students. Noelle McDowell, a…

College of Business Recognizes Outstanding Student

May 9, 2014— Everett Adams, left, an OBU professional accountancy major from Ridgefield, Washington, receives the Outstanding Senior in Business Award from Dr. David Houghton, dean of the Paul Dickinson College of Business, during OBU's May 7 Awards Convocation.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Students

May 9, 2014—OBU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences recently recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2014 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 7. Dr. Pam Robinson, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, presented four outstanding senior awards to students. Bethany Miles, an…

OBU Hobbs College Presents Awards

May 8, 2014—OBU's Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry recently recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2014 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 7. Dr. Mark McClellan, dean of the Hobbs College, presented the awards. Three outstanding seniors in Hobbs College were recognized. Brandon…

OBU Hurley College Presents Awards

May 8, 2014—OBU's James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics recently recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2014 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 7. Dr. Debbie Blue, dean of the Hurley College, presented the awards. Two outstanding seniors in the Hurley College were recognized. Molly…

Students Named to 2013-14 Who's Who Among Students

May 8, 2014—Ninety-five Oklahoma Baptist University students were recently named to the 2013-14 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The honorees were recognized during the annual Awards Convocation May 7 in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Who's…

Outstanding Students Recognized at 2014 Awards Convocation

May 7, 2014—OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 7, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Nicole Lankford and Aaron Fullbright receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. Pictured from left, Aaron Fullbright and President Whitlock Fullbright, a…

Business Students Score in 94th Percentile on Major Field Test

May 6, 2014—Senior business students from OBU scored in the 94th percentile on the Educational Testing Service's Major Field Test. Twenty-one students took the exam Tuesday, April 29. ETS, a nonprofit testing organization, describes the MFT as a "comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessment…

OBU 'Enactus' Students Help Those in Need, Compete at National Contest

May 5, 2014—OBU's Enactus club is concluding a successful year of service and competition. The group is a local chapter of the international Enactus organization. The group's name is an abbreviation of "Entrepreneurs, Action and Us," and it was formed to create sustainable economic assistance to those in…

President of ERLC to Bring Commencement Address

May 5, 2014—Dr. Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will deliver the Spring Commencement address to OBU's graduates Friday, May 16, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The event marks OBU's 100th Spring Commencement.…

Vocal Music Students Excel at NATS Competition

May 1, 2014—OBU vocal music faculty members, Drs. Louima Lilite, Jennifer McQuade, and Mark McQuade entered fifteen students in the 2014 Oklahoma District Conference and Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) hosted April 11-12, by Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma…