November 2014 News Articles

Dilbeck to Bring OBU Winter Commencement Address Dec. 12

November 25, 2014—Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus and newly elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Dr. Hance Dilbeck, will present OBU's Winter Commencement address during the 2 p.m. graduation ceremony Friday, Dec. 12, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The Winter Commencement…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Christmas Concert Dec. 7

November 25, 2014—The Music Preparatory Department Choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Three choirs will be performing, including the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir and the Concert Choir. The event is free…

OBU to Present 77th Hanging of the Green Dec. 6

November 25, 2014—OBU will present its 77th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the celebration, titled "The Many Moods of Christmas." The first OBU Hanging of the Green ceremony was held in WMU…

OBU Hosts Area Fifth Graders for Interactive Children's Museum

November 21, 2014—OBU teacher education students hosted OBU's biannual interactive children's museum Nov. 21 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester's edition was titled "Birth of a Nation: A Historical Study from Early Settlers to Post Revolutionary War." Fifth graders from Jefferson Elementary in Shawnee…

Trimble and Hively Join Development Staff

November 20, 2014—OBU's Office of University Advancement recently welcomed Josh Trimble and Jim Hively as directors of development. In these roles, Trimble and Hively will be responsible for leading and directing regional development within campaigns as well as prospecting, contacting, cultivating, soliciting…

Band Spectacular Concert Set for Nov. 20

November 19, 2014—OBU will host the 2014 Band Spectacular concert this Thursday, Nov. 20. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium located on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The public is invited to attend the free show. The Bison Brigade performs during the homecoming week pep assembly…

Former SBC President Luter Addresses Chapel Service

November 19, 2014— Dr. Fred Luter, Jr., senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. He preached from Romans 7:15-25 and themed his message, "The Super Bowl for Your…

Francis to Share Record Setting Entrepreneurship Tips at Business Forum Nov. 21

November 18, 2014—Katie Francis, a 12-year-old record-setting girl scout from Oklahoma City, will deliver OBU's Business Forum Lecture Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. She holds the national record in Girl Scout cookie sales, having sold 21,477 boxes during the 2014 cookie season. The event will be held in the Tulsa…

OBU Named Top 10 in Lowest Debt Burden

November 18, 2014—OBU recently ranked seventh nationally on a list of "50 Christian Colleges with the Lowest Debt Burden." In an article published on www.christianuniversitiesonline.org, an independent resource informing prospective students and their families about Christian education, editor Michael Templeton…

OBU Announces Max Brattin Fine Arts Endowment Fund

November 17, 2014—The OBU Office of University Advancement recently announced the establishment of the Max Brattin Fine Arts Endowment Fund. Brattin, professor emeritus of economics at OBU, established the endowment as part of his estate. The endowment will fund guest musicians, conductors, theatre troops and…

Students Place Second at Oklahoma Ethics Competition

November 14, 2014—Sixteen OBU students competed in the Oklahoma Ethics Bowl Statewide Student Ethics Challenge. The competition was held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Pictured, left to right: Dr. Rich Rudebock, professor of business, with winning students Ethan Colin,…

Former SBC President Luter to Lead Chapel

November 11, 2014—Dr. Fred Luter Jr., senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, will bring the OBU chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Luter will continue the OBU chapel theme of "Parables of the Kingdom:…

Binkowski to Bring Business Forum Lecture Nov. 21

November 10, 2014—Susan Binkowski, CEO and founder of Esperanza Real Estate Investments, LLC, will deliver OBU's Business Forum Lecture Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The lecture is free and open to the…

OBU Offers Guaranteed Financial Award for All Incoming Freshmen

November 10, 2014—OBU is offering all incoming freshman a guaranteed financial award. This new initiative will guarantee all entering freshman, beginning fall 2015, a minimum financial award, making an already affordable OBU degree within reach for even more students. "Families sometimes assume an OBU education…

Bisonettes Host 60th Anniversary Reunion Concert with 140 Voice Choir

November 8, 2014—Since 1954, the Bisonettes, OBU's Women's Glee Club, have featured talented vocalists from all over the world. This year, the group celebrated their 60th anniversary with "An Enduring Joyful Noise," a reunion concert held Saturday, Nov. 8, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The event took…

McElroy Honored for 25 Years as OBU Cheer Coach

November 8, 2014—Dr. Linda McElroy was honored Saturday, Nov. 8, for 25 years as cheerleading coach at Oklahoma Baptist University. A reception was held in the Mabee Suite in the Noble Complex on the OBU campus in Shawnee, during homecoming festivities. No amount of chants or cheers could fully capture Dr.…

OBU Announces 2014 Harvest Court Winners

November 8, 2014—OBU announced winners of the 2014 Harvest Court Saturday, Nov. 8, during halftime of the OBU Bison football game versus Bacone College. The event was part of OBU's homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the weekend. Pictured left to right: Zach Cramer, Most Servant-Like Man;…

Alumni Gather for Homecoming Worship in Stubblefield Chapel

November 7, 2014— OBU held a time of worship on campus in Stubblefield Chapel Friday, Nov. 7, during OBU's homecoming festivities. A capacity crowd of over 100 alumni and friends filled the historic chapel. The included different aspects of worship, such as praise and adoration; grace and consecration; and…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Alumni During Homecoming Festivities

November 7, 2014—OBU recognized outstanding alumni during the annual Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 7. The event took place during homecoming festivities on the OBU campus. The OBU Alumni Association recognized two Alumni Achievement Award winners at the annual Harvest Dinner during homecoming festivities…

Timberlake Receives Honorary Doctorate During Fine Arts Musical Gala

November 7, 2014—OBU conferred an Honorary Doctor of Music to Kathryne O'Bryan Timberlake Friday evening, Nov. 7, during the annual Fine Arts Musical Gala in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The event featured OBU students and alumni performing in concert during OBU's homecoming festivities. The presentation…

Music Faculty to Present Recital Nov. 13 Featuring Eight-Hands on Piano

November 6, 2014—Current and retired piano faculty at OBU will present the annual Keyboard Academy Recital Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free recital. Performers include Dr. Ron Lewis, professor emeritus of music; Jo Lewis, piano instructor…

Meador, Pastor of FBC Euless, Addresses Chapel Nov. 5

November 5, 2014— John Meador, pastor of First Baptist Church of Euless, Texas, spoke during chapel services at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 5. Meador spoke on the "Parable of the Widow and Unjust Judge" from Luke 18:1-8. The theme of his message was, "Don't Lose Heart." For chapel messages,…

Homecoming Worship Fri. Nov. 7 at Stubblefield Chapel

November 4, 2014—OBU will hold a time of worship at Stubblefield Chapel this Friday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. The event is part of OBU's homecoming festivities Nov. 6-8. Stubblefield Chapel is located on the south side of University St. on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The program will focus on different aspects of…

"A Salute to Veterans" Concert Nov. 11

November 3, 2014—OBU will host a special Veteran's Day event Tuesday evening, Nov. 11. The concert titled, "A Salute to Veterans," begins at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The recital will trace American history through the music that was composed during the major wars in which the United…