October 2014 News Articles

Homecoming Week Activities Nov. 3-8 for Current Students

October 31, 2014—Current students at Oklahoma Baptist University have a full week of homecoming activities to look forward to. The events run Nov. 3-8. Follow @OBUStudentLife and @OBUNews for all your homecoming updates. Share your posts on social media by using #obuhoco. Students enjoy a stroll through…

OBU to Showcase Fine Arts Musical Gala Nov. 7

October 31, 2014—OBU's annual Fine Arts Musical Gala, showcasing the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, will take place Friday, Nov. 7, at 8:45 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The event is part of OBU's homecoming activities. Tickets are available for purchase at the door and are $6 per adult and…

Green and Gold Gala to Feature Mike Huckabee March 3

October 30, 2014—Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will be the featured speaker during the third annual OBU Green and Gold Gala March 3, 2015, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Huckabee will be inspiring and informative as well as entertaining as he shares his powerful…

Outstanding Seniors Nominated for 2014 Harvest Court

October 30, 2014—OBU will honor outstanding seniors in the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 8, during halftime of the OBU Bison football game versus Bacone College. The game will begin at 1 p.m. The event is part of OBU's homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the weekend. Senior…

'Much Ado About Nothing' Hits the Stage Nov. 6-15

October 29, 2014—OBU Theater Opens its 2014-15 with "Much Ado About Nothing," by William Shakespeare, Nov. 6-15. The production will be directed by senior Stephen Kerr from Moore, Oklahoma, and Carly Conklin, former interim director of theatre at St. Gregory's University. Benedick and Beatrice (left front)…

Norman Challenges OBU Community to 'Live as One Body' In Christ

October 29, 2014— Watch a video stream of Norman's chapel address. Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture during Oklahoma Baptist University's chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 29. His message was titled, "The Gospel, the University and the…

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Events to be Held Oct. 30-31

October 29, 2014—Dr. John Foubert, a national expert in the prevention of sexual assault, will lead three sessions on sexual assault awareness and prevention Oct. 30-31 at OBU. Foubert will lead a session Thursday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. with female students titled, "How to Fight Rape: Helping Our Friends When…

Norman to Deliver Hobbs Lecture Oct. 29

October 28, 2014—Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, will deliver the annual Hobbs Lecture during OBU's chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 29. The event will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium at 10 a.m. His message is titled, "The Gospel, the University and the…

OBU's Annual Harvest Dinner Nov. 7 to Recognize Outstanding Alumni

October 28, 2014—OBU will host its annual Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Geiger Center on OBU's campus. Tickets are $20 through Oct. 30, and $25 beginning Oct. 31. Purchase tickets online or call (405) 585-5413. Lori Hagans, Executive Director of the OBU Alumni Association,…

Winter Bible Study Clinic Welcomes 65 Pastors to OBU

October 27, 2014— OBU hosted its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Oct. 24, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The event is free and prepares pastors, preachers and laymen to teach from the book of Deuteronomy as a winter Bible study series. Sixty five pastors attended the event. Pictured above, Dr. Scott…

OBU Offering Two New MBA Degree Tracks

October 23, 2014—OBU's College of Graduate and Professional Studies now offers two new degree tracks in the Master of Business Administration degree, adding Leadership and Project Management to the existing tracks of International Business and Energy Management. The program is tailored for working…

Still Time to Register for the Bison Stampede Run/Walk Nov. 8

October 23, 2014—OBU students, faculty and members of the community still have time to register for the Third Annual Bison Stampede. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 a.m. on the campus of OBU in Shawnee during homecoming festivities. Proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Fund to…

OBU to Host Disaster Relief Training Nov. 1

October 21, 2014—Students, faculty and staff at OBU are invited to attend disaster relief training Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the OBU campus. The training will be held in the Mabee Suite in the Noble Complex. Registration will take place in the Noble Complex lobby the morning of the event. President…

OBU to Host Family Weekend Oct. 24-26

October 21, 2014—OBU will host its annual Family Weekend Oct. 24-26 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Family Weekend is an opportunity for families of current students to visit their sons and daughters on campus and catch an inside glimpse of life on Bison Hill. The weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.…

OBU to Host Homecoming Activities Nov. 6-8

October 21, 2014—For decades, Bison have gone with Ka-Rip. Generations of alumni excitedly "let'er go ruse" to cheer the Green and Gold to victory. The chant is a timeless Oklahoma Baptist University tradition the University and its friends return to time and again to celebrate the Bison Spirit. OBU alumni,…

OBU to Host Mathena Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House Oct. 25

October 17, 2014—OBU will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the newly constructed Mathena Center Saturday, Oct. 25. The ribbon cutting will be held at 1:15 p.m., with the open house to follow from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The event will take place before the 2 p.m. kickoff for the Bison football game…

SEBTS President Akin Delivers Chapel Address

October 15, 2014— Dr. Daniel L. Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, delivered OBU's chapel message Wednesday, Oct. 15. He continued the fall 2014 chapel series theme of "Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus' Word Pictures as Found in the Gospel of Luke." His message was on the "Parables of…

OBU Announces Revive the Roof Campaign for Raley Chapel

October 14, 2014—Raley Chapel is a picturesque landmark on the campus of OBU. Sunsets trace its silhouette. New students march there, beanies on, waiting to launch their OBU journey during Welcome Week. Seniors repeat "The Walk" to the chapel steps at Commencement, entering a student and leaving a graduate,…

OBU to Host Annual Freshman Follies Variety Show Oct. 25

October 10, 2014—Freshmen have the chance to show off their talents Saturday, Oct. 25, at OBU's annual talent and variety show, "Freshman Follies." The 'Game Show' themed Follies, directed by senior Campus Activities Board members Thomas and Benjamin Whitmore, will begin at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter…

Redding Receives OBU Profile in Excellence Award

October 9, 2014—Editor's Note: OBU alumnus Glen Redding, a 1976 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, or life service in…

Students Garner Honors at Broadcasting Competition

October 9, 2014—Eight OBU students were recognized for their work on five digital media productions. The students received various honors Saturday, Sept. 27, at the South Central Broadcasting Society's regional conference and competition in Edmond, Oklahoma. The SCBS is coordinated by nearly 30 broadcast…

Lilite Brings Chapel Message to OBU

October 8, 2014— Dr. Louima Lilite, associate professor of music, continued the fall chapel series theme of the "Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus' Word Pictures as Found in the Gospel of Luke" Wednesday, Oct. 8. He taught on the "Parable of the Great Dinner" from Luke 14:15-24. Lilite detailed the metaphors…

OBU Welcomes Stewart as Guest Lecturer Oct. 13-14

October 8, 2014—OBU will host Dr. Robert B. Stewart for a series of lectures and seminars Oct. 13-14. Stewart, professor of philosophy and theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well as the Greer-Heard Chair of Faith and Culture at NOBTS, will present three public lectures and seminars. The…

SEBTS President Akin to Speak at OBU Chapel

October 7, 2014—Dr. Daniel L. Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will present OBU's chapel message Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. He will continue the fall 2014 chapel series theme of "Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus' Word Pictures as Found in the…

Board of Trustees Honor Five Faculty Members

October 6, 2014—Five OBU faculty members were recognized for outstanding accomplishments at the Board of Trustees meeting luncheon Friday, Oct. 3. The event took place in the Geiger Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Dr. David W. Whitlock, OBU president, presented the recognitions. Trustees recognized Dr.…

OBU Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Dedication for Cargill Center

October 3, 2014—OBU hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication for the Cargill Advancement and Alumni Center Thursday, Oct. 2. The facility is located on the north side of MacArthur Street just east of Taylor Residence Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The Cargill Center houses the offices of University…

Trustees Adopt Budget, Approve New Program

October 3, 2014—The OBU Board of Trustees approved a $69.6 million operating budget and the tuition and fee structure for the 2015-16 academic year, approved a name for one of the new residence facilities, approved a recommendation to launch a physical therapy assistant program, and approved a new scholarship…

Smith Challenges Students at Chapel Service

October 1, 2014— Dr. Robert Smith Jr. addressed OBU's chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 1. Smith spoke on the amazing power of God's grace, in a message titled, "Had It Not Been For Grace." He referenced passages from Luke 22:31-34 and 1 Peter 5:10-11, among others. He focused on God's grace in forgiving and…