2014 News Articles

Theatre Department Presents "A Season of Fragile Innocence"

September 23, 2015—OBU Theatre will take patrons through "A Season of Fragile Innocence" during the 2014-15 theatre season. Pictured above, an OBU Theatre performance in February of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Dr. Jeffrey Wells, associate professor of theatre and division chair of…

Executive Director of Lifeway Research Stetzer to Speak in Chapel

September 18, 2015—Author, pastor and church planter Dr. Ed Stetzer will speak during chapel Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. The service will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. He will continue the fall chapel series theme, "Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus' Word Pictures…

OBU to Host Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic

September 16, 2015—The annual OBU Winter Bible Study Clinic will be held Friday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's clinic is designed to assist pastors, preachers and laymen prepare to teach from the book of Deuteronomy as a series. The clinic will also be a time for personal spiritual growth. Dr. Ish…

OBU Welcomes Arbo, Cragin to Colleges of Theology, Business

August 19, 2015—OBU is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Matthew Arbo and Dr. John Cragin to the university faculty. Arbo joins the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry as assistant professor of theological studies, and Cragin joins the Paul Dickinson College of Business as professor of…

OBU Students 'Serve Shawnee' During Welcome Week

August 18, 2015—"Serve Shawnee" began in 2001 to show students they have a lot to contribute to the community. Each freshman class including transfers go out for three hours to different locations in Shawnee. They participate in a variety of projects including picking up trash, painting, cleaning, pulling…

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…

Ellis Senior Art Show Opens March 28

March 27, 2015—Kayte Ellis, a senior from Sapulpa, Okla, will debut her senior art show Friday, March 28, from 7-9 p.m. in the OBU Art Building, located on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The art exhibit will be free and open to the public until its closing on Thursday, April 3. The display will mainly feature…

OBU Celebrates Class of 2014 During Winter Commencement

December 12, 2014—Oklahoma Baptist University celebrated the graduation of 92 students during its 2014 Winter Commencement ceremony. The event took place Friday, Dec. 12, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The University conferred degrees upon 65 undergraduate and 27 graduate…

OBU Winter Commencement to Honor 92 Graduates

December 12, 2014—OBU will confer degrees upon 65 undergraduate and 27 graduate students during OBU's Winter Commencement Friday, Dec. 12. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee at 2 p.m. Dr. Hance Dilbeck, senior pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in…

OBU Community Celebrates with Annual Christmas Chapel

December 3, 2014—Oklahoma Baptist University students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the start of the Christmas season with the 2014 Fine Arts Christmas Chapel. The program took place Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The annual event features…

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…

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— For chapel messages, follow this link. 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 Nations: 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. For tickets, call (405) 585-5413. Lori Hagans, Executive Director of the OBU Alumni Association, greets guest…

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…

Switchfoot to Perform Nov. 14

September 30, 2014—Switchfoot, the popular band with hits like, "Dare you to Move" and many others, will perform in concert Friday, Nov. 14 in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The concert will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and are available…

Donors Challenge Young Alumni to Impact Current and Future Students

September 26, 2014—OBU is excited to announce the launch of the "Bison For Bison Young Alumni Challenge." Generous donors have offered to match any new gifts and pledges made by young alumni, up to $50,000 each year for three years. This applies to all alumni who graduated or attended OBU from 2000 to 2014. When…

Smith to Continue Parables of Luke Series Oct. 1

September 25, 2014—OBU will welcome guest chapel speaker Dr. Robert Smith Jr., professor of Christian preaching at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He will speak at OBU's chapel Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m., in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Smith will continue the…

Stetzer Addresses Chapel on Parable of the Rich Fool

September 24, 2014— Author, pastor and church planter Dr. Ed Stetzer addressed the OBU chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. Stetzer discussed the rich ruler and his attitude toward possessions over all else. "There is a correlation between the seriousness of your faith and how you use your resources,"…

Students Lead Vacation Bible School in Thailand

September 23, 2014—Seven OBU students traveled to Thailand June 13-27 where they assisted with Vacation Bible School and child care for apprentice missionary children while their parents were in training. Each year, dozens of students, faculty and staff take Global Outreach (GO) Trips which carry out OBU's…

Abernathy Receives Profile in Excellence Award

September 22, 2014—Editor's Note: OBU alumnus Ryan Abernathy, a 1997 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…

Broadcast Journalist Visits Bison Hill

September 19, 2014—Journalism majors attend countless meetings, search for stories, pull editing all-nighters and plow through piles of interview notes -- all in the hopes that they will have a meaty enough portfolio to land them a job in a field they're regularly told is belly up in the digital economy. Last…

OBU Ranked Oklahoma's Number One Private University in Affordability

September 17, 2014—OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College's rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. The list is based on eight quality indicators determined by Great Value Colleges to be a good measure of a student's…

Pace Brings Chapel Message to OBU

September 17, 2014— Dr. Scott Pace, Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry at OBU, delivered the chapel address Wednesday, Sept. 17. Pace continued the fall chapel series theme of the "Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus' Word Pictures as Found in the Gospel of Luke." He taught on the…

Parrish to Be Inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

September 15, 2014— Dr. John W. Parrish, executive vice president emeritus at OBU, is one of 12 being inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame's class of 2014. The formal ceremony and dinner will be held Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Thorpe Museum/Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma…

Harshberger Earns Delta Mu Delta Scholarship

September 12, 2014—OBU student Allissa Harshberger was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Delta Mu Delta, an international business honors society. According to their website, Delta Mu Delta "encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a community that…

Wooten Receives OBU Profile in Excellence Award

September 12, 2014—Editor's Note: OBU alumna Susan Wooten, a 1974 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…

OBU Earns Top Ranking for Best Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

September 9, 2014—For the 21st consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report listed OBU as Oklahoma's highest ranked college on the "Best Regional Colleges of the West" list for 2015. OBU is also ranked in the top ten "Great Schools, Great Prices" regional colleges and is the only Oklahoma college on "A-Plus…

OBU to Present 'Backwoods Biggie' Variety Show Sept. 13

September 9, 2014—OBU's Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host the 51st annual "Biggie" show, this year with an outdoors and camping theme. The show, titled "Backwoods Biggie," features musical acts and skits performed by upperclassmen. The performance will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, in Raley Chapel's…

Ballew Receives OBU Profile in Excellence Award

September 5, 2014—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Ray Ballew, a 1955 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,…

Bebbington Speaks on “Parable of the Mustard Seed”

September 5, 2014— Dr. David Bebbington, religious scholar and professor of history at the University of Stirling, Scotland, spoke during Friday morning's chapel service. Bebbington spoke on the "Parable of the Mustard Seed" from Luke 13:18-19, continuing the parables of the Gospel of Luke fall chapel…

Kelly Pays Tribute to Kristen Stauffer Todd During Chapel Service

September 5, 2014—Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, gave the address during OBU's chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 3. Kelly's topic was the theme interpretation for the fall chapel series, titled, "Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus' Word Pictures as Found in the Gospel of Luke." Before speaking…

OBU Theatre to Present New Works Festival Sept. 12

September 5, 2014—OBU students will showcase their creative talents at the New Works Festival Friday, Sept. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature short plays written and directed by OBU students. The one-night-only show will take place in the Black Box Theatre located in Sarkeys Telecommunications…

Roberts Named Information Integration VP and CIO

September 5, 2014—OBU has appointed Paul W. Roberts as Vice President for Information Integration and Chief Information Officer. Roberts, who will also retain his role as Dean of Library Services, will use his new position to integrate technology and access to information into the entirety of university…

Bebbington to Speak Sept. 4-8 as Special Guest Lecturer

September 3, 2014—Dr. David Bebbington, religious scholar and professor of history at the University of Stirling, Scotland, will visit OBU's campus Sept. 4-8. Bebbington, who also spoke on campus in 2005, comes as a special guest lecturer. Bebbington has been a member of the history department of the University…

Keith and Kristyn Getty to Perform with 100-Voice Choir Sept. 15

September 2, 2014—OBU and Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee, welcome Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus, located at 500 West University in Shawnee. The evening of worship is part of the "Hymns for the…

OBU Mourns the Passing of Beloved Faculty Member Kristen Stauffer Todd

September 2, 2014—Dear OBU Family, It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the sudden passing of our fellow OBU faculty member, Dr. Kristen Todd. The executive office received the following information from Kristen's husband, Phil, who asked it be shared with the OBU family: Kristen…

OBU Ranked One of Nation's Best Baccalaureate Colleges

August 28, 2014—Washington Monthly named OBU one of the Best Baccalaureate Colleges of 2014. OBU was ranked 28 on the list of 346 schools and has appeared on the list in the past. Washington Monthly gives high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low income students, help them graduate and…

Whitlock Inspires OBU Community at Annual Convocation

August 27, 2014—Oklahoma Baptist University President Dr. David Whitlock inspired a gathering of students, faculty, administration and staff during OBU's annual Convocation Wednesday, Aug. 27. The event was held in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Whitlock's theme was "Careless…

College of Science and Mathematics Welcomes New Faculty

August 26, 2014—OBU is pleased to announce the addition of new faculty to the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics. Dr. Gerard Dumancas, instructor of chemistry and stockroom manager; and Brittany Noble, instructor of mathematics, join the faculty for the fall 2014 semester. Dr. Gerard…

OBU to Host Music Leaders for Free Luncheon with Keith Getty

August 26, 2014—OBU invites music and worship leaders to attend a free lunch event with Keith Getty, Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Mabee Suite inside the Noble Complex on OBU's campus in Shawnee. This free event is designed primarily for Christian worship leaders and…

College of Fine Arts Welcomes New Faculty

August 25, 2014—OBU is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members to the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts. Stephen Draper, instructor of broadcast journalism; Justin Pierce, instructor of music; and Dr. Kathy Scherler, assistant professor of music education, will join the faculty for…

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Welcomes New Faculty

August 25, 2014—OBU is pleased to announce the addition of new faculty members to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. D.H. Dilbeck, assistant professor of history; Tricia Hansen, assistant professor of education; Kellie Young, assistant professor of education; Dr. Alan Noble, assistant…

Bison Dance Team Wins Second Place at NDA Competition

August 22, 2014—The OBU Bison Dance Team took second place at a regional camp and competition held Aug. 16-17 at Oklahoma City University. The team earned a bid to the National Dance Alliance Championship in April in Daytona Beach, Florida. The group is in its first full year of performance and…

College of Nursing Holds Inaugural Commissioning Ceremony for Class of 2016

August 22, 2014—OBU's College of Nursing held its inaugural College of Nursing Commissioning Ceremony Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Craig-Dorland Theatre on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The event was part of a national initiative sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Arnold P. Gold…

OBU Announces Fall Chapel Series Theme, Speakers

August 21, 2014—OBU will kick off the Fall 2014 Chapel Series in early September. This year, the series is themed, "Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus' Word Pictures as Found in the Gospel of Luke." During the series, speakers will dive further into many familiar parables, exposing their meaning and…

President Whitlock Offers Advice for Students as They Begin Fall Semester

August 21, 2014—On Sunday evening, Aug. 17, OBU President Dr. David Whitlock encouraged new students with seven pieces of advice to help them succeed in college and in life. With classes beginning today on Bison Hill, we share this wisdom with the university community to inspire us all as we launch the fall…

College of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

August 20, 2014—OBU is pleased to announce the addition of new College of Nursing faculty. Megan Smith, Natalie Tapley and Rita Williams all join the faculty as assistant professors of nursing for the fall 2014 semester. Megan Smith Natalie Tapley Rita Williams Megan Smith served as pediatric…

Guindon, Roberson Challenge Students to Be and Make Disciples

August 20, 2014—The first chapel messages of the semester, traditionally known as the "Fall Challenge," are part of OBU's Welcome Week, where students are welcomed and oriented to life on the OBU campus. For chapel messages, follow this link. OBU alumnus Matt Roberson leads worship during the first service…

OBU Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Cafe on the Hill Campus Dining

August 19, 2014—OBU celebrated the official grand opening of its new Cafe on the Hill Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11:15 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The dining space is on the second floor of the Geiger Center, the hub of activity on OBU's Shawnee campus. Pictured, left to right: Representative Justin Wood;…

Princeton Review Names OBU 'Best in the West' for 2015

August 19, 2014—For the 10th consecutive year, OBU has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review. OBU was one of 124 institutions recommended in the "Best in the West" section on the educational research firm's website feature, "2015 Best…

Fall Challenge Chapel Services Kick Off Semester

August 18, 2014—OBU will host the annual Fall Challenge Chapel series Aug. 20-22. Services will be hosted in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium, Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. as well as Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. The first chapel messages of the semester, traditionally known as the "Fall…

OBU Welcomes Incoming Bison

August 16, 2014— Upperclassmen at OBU swarm the cars of incoming freshmen to unload their clothing, dorm room furnishings and other belongings in a matter of minutes during OBU's 2014 Move-In Day Saturday, Aug. 16. The warm welcome is a hallmark that launches OBU's annual Welcome Week. OBU freshman Royce…

OBU / Shawnee Community Orchestra to Hold Auditions

August 12, 2014—The OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra will open auditions for its 14th season Monday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Jim Hansford, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of bands emeritus, as well as…

Richards Leads CGPS Into New Era

August 12, 2014—Rhonda Richards dreams of the future and the impact graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University's college of graduate and professional studies will have on the world. She dreams of growing the college's enrollment and degree options, not for the college's sake, but for the sake of the lives that…

OBU Faculty Find Opportunities to Minister in India

August 11, 2014—Four OBU faculty members traveled to India July 5-17 to share the Gospel and seek opportunities for future GO trips. The group witnessed firsthand physical and spiritual poverty and used every opportunity to share the hope and healing Jesus offers. Overflowing with both physical and spiritual…

Whitlock Named Senior Fellow of ERLC Research Institute

August 11, 2014—OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock has been named a Senior Research Fellow for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC recently announced the launch of the new Research Institute under the direction of its president, Russell Moore,…

OBU Offers Private Music Lessons, Classes and Choirs to the Public

August 8, 2014—Aspiring musicians of all ages may now enroll and join Oklahoma Baptist University's Music Preparatory Department for the 2014-15 academic year. Lessons are available for most instruments, voice, art, Kindermusik classes, performing choirs and more. OBU's Music Preparatory Department began in…

Music Preparatory Department Announces Choir Auditions

August 7, 2014—OBU's Music Preparatory Department will conduct choir auditions for students in grades 3-12, Aug. 14, 15 and 18, from 3-5 p.m. in OBU's Raley Chapel, Room 141. Three choirs are available for various age groups. All interested students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the surrounding area are…

Two OBU Students Live Out the Great Commission in Portland

August 7, 2014—In Oklahoma, a state that falls in the "Bible Belt," it's said you can find a church on every street corner. If you venture outside the boundaries of the "belt," churches can be harder to find. This summer, two OBU students traveled to Portland, Oregon, and discovered church can take place in…

OBU Debuts Marching Band for Fall 2014

August 4, 2014—In 2013, OBU fielded its first football team in 73 years. This fall, another tradition will be revived with the "Bison Brigade" marching band debuting on the OBU campus. The last time a marching band hit the field on Bison Hill was in 1940, the same year football started its long hiatus at…

Students Share Jesus with College Students in East Asia

August 1, 2014—Four Oklahoma Baptist University students and two alumni traveled to East Asia June 1-July 2. The group focused their time and energy on building relationships with local college students in hopes they would be able to share the Gospel. The Eastern part of Asia has over 100 colleges that are…

Students Return to Zambia to Share Gospel

July 31, 2014—A team of OBU students traveled to Zambia May 27-June 23 with a burden to share their faith with people residing in and around the remote village of Isoka. OBU's Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach mobilizes, trains and oversees GO Trips. Pictured above, left to right: Joseph Hefner,…

Students Experience Cultural Exchange in Central Asia

July 30, 2014—Four OBU students and one faculty member travelled to Kazakhstan May 17-June 16 with the purpose of pointing local college students and business leaders to Jesus. Dr. David Houghton, dean of the Paul Dickinson College of Business and professor of business, served as mentor. Students Danielle…

Music Preparatory Department Celebrates with Recitals

July 29, 2014—Students in OBU's Music Preparatory Department celebrated the conclusion of a year of lessons and competitions with annual awards recitals May 10-11 in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The celebratory events included five recitals by students studying piano,…

Students Bring Encouragement to Cameroon Believers

July 29, 2014—In late May, six students and one faculty member from OBU journeyed to Cameroon expecting to bring news of Jesus Christ to the nationals, but soon discovered they were sent to bring encouragement to local Christians. Each year, dozens of students, faculty and staff take Global Outreach (GO)…

Students See God Working in Spain

July 28, 2014—A team of four OBU students and one faculty sponsor spent May 25-June 12 in Spain teaching English to local high school students and praying for opportunities to share the gospel. Despite the language barrier, the OBU team was able to form relationships with the locals and saw God work in the…

OBU Hosts 33 Students at STEM Summer Institute

July 22, 2014—Thirty-three students attended the annual STEM Summer Institute at OBU July 7-18. The ten-day camp featured hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle school and high school students from Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties. The program is directed by Dr.…

OBU Welcomes Keith and Kristyn Getty in Concert Sept. 15

July 22, 2014—OBU and Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee, will host Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus, located at 500 West University in Shawnee. The evening of worship is part of the "Hymns for the…

Students Share God's Love in Uganda

July 21, 2014—Nine OBU students and one staff member journeyed to Uganda May 23-June 13 to share God's love by teaching children at a Ugandan primary school. The team also spent time serving at a local organization for poverty-stricken children. OBU team members with the children and teachers at Busuubizi…

OBU Hosts 90 Pastors at Annual Pastors School

July 18, 2014—OBU hosted 90 pastors and 110 total participants in the 2014 OBU Pastors School, July 14-16, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The theme for the 2014 school was "Sent: Preach the Gospel of Good News," based on Romans 10:14-15. Pastors School 2014 Attendees Designed to provide an opportunity of…

OBU Offers Master of Science in Nursing Courses Online

July 17, 2014—OBU recently announced the addition of online courses for its Master of Science in Nursing program. Three online courses will be available starting in August for the fall 2014 semester, including Health Care and Nursing Informatics; Advanced Health Assessment; and Nursing Research: Evidence…

NCAA Membership Committee Recommends OBU

July 11, 2014—The Division II Membership Committee of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Friday recommended the membership application for Oklahoma Baptist University, setting the stage for the Bison Athletic Department to move from NAIA to NCAA Division II. The committee's decisions will be…

OBU Again Wins Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

June 12, 2014—For the second consecutive year, Oklahoma Baptist University earned recognition as the nation's top NAIA athletics program. OBU completed a set of Learfield Sports Directors' Cup trophy case bookends Tuesday with the award being announced Tuesday morning. OBU is the fourth school in the NAIA…

Smith Receives Profile In Excellence Award

June 12, 2014—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Dr. Elbert Smith, a 1980 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,…

Registration Open for Pastors School July 14-16

June 9, 2014—OBU will host the 2014 OBU Pastors School July 14-16 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The theme for the 2014 school is "Sent: Preach the Gospel of Good News," based on Romans 10:14-15. Registration is open and space is still available. The cost for the event is only $99. That price includes…

Profile in Excellence: Andy Harrison

June 5, 2014—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Andy Harrison, a 1989 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,…

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…

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…

OBU to Host Screening of Rich Mullins Movie

March 31, 2014—Oklahoma Baptist University will host an advanced screening of the movie, "Ragamuffin - The True Story of Rich Mullins" on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU Campus. The screening will be presented by The House FM/88.5 in Oklahoma City and 89.1 in…

Rogers and Andrews to Perform Junior Recital April 10

March 28, 2014—OBU students Bailee Rogers and Sammy Andrews will perform their junior recital Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Bailee Rogers Sammy Andrews Rogers is a vocal performance major from Bixby,…

Blanchard to Perform Senior Recital April 3

March 26, 2014—OBU student Robyn Blanchard will perform her senior recital Thursday, April 3, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Blanchard is a music education major from Prosper, Texas. The daughter of Glen and Roxanne Blanchard, she…

Voice Faculty to Perform 'Divine Grace' at FBC Shawnee March 30

March 26, 2014— The OBU voice faculty will perform a program titled "Divine Grace" at First Baptist Church of Shawnee on Sunday, March 30, at 10:45 a.m. From left, participating faculty include Dr. Mark McQuade, baritone; Dr. Jennifer McQuade, soprano; Dr. Louima Lilite, tenor; and (not pictured) Dr. Michael…

WMU National Director Wanda Lee Addresses Chapel

March 26, 2014—Dr. Wanda Lee addressed the OBU community during chapel service on Wednesday, March 26, at 10 a.m. She is the executive director of the national Women's Missionary Union (WMU), serving in that position since 2000. The service highlighted "Woman's Mission and Ministry Day" on the OBU…

Garcia to Perform Senior Recital April 3

March 25, 2014—OBU student Morganne Garcia will perform her senior recital Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. Garcia is a music education major from Rogers, Ark. The daughter of Patricia Holiday and Alberto Garcia, she…

OBU Grads Among Top New CPAs

March 25, 2014—Two OBU graduates have been named as 2014 Trailblazers by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Chad Wilsie and Melanie Warren were both selected for the honor, two of only 20 members selected statewide. Wilsie, a 2006 OBU alumnus, is a CPA and tax senior manager with Eide…

Adams Named 2014 Fleming Scholar

March 24, 2014—The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation chose 11 students statewide for its 2014 class of Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars. Oklahoma Baptist University's Lucas Adams, sophomore from Oklahoma City, was chosen for the esteemed honor. The students were selected following a competitive statewide…

University Chorale Announces Spring Tour Dates

March 24, 2014—The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, recently announced spring concert tour dates in locations throughout Missouri and Kansas. The tour will run March 28 through April 2. The group is the premiere mixed ensemble on Oklahoma Baptist University's campus in…

College of Nursing Hosts Inaugural Advisory Board Meeting

March 14, 2014—OBU College of Nursing hosted its inaugural Advisory Board meeting Friday, March 7, on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The meeting began with a group photo and lunch in the Geiger Center. Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, greeted the attendees and gave opening…

Fuller to Lead 'Artist Talk' at Gaylord-Pickens Museum

March 14, 2014—OBU professor Corey Fuller will lead an "Artist Talk" at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum on Thursday, March 27, from 6-7:30 p.m., in response to the museum's current display of "The Daily Artifact." Fuller, OBU assistant professor of graphic design, will provide valuable insight…

White to Perform Senior Recital March 27

March 13, 2014—March 13, 2014 OBU student Breana White will perform her senior recital Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel on the OBU campus. The community is invited to attend. White is a musical arts, voice emphasis major from Broken Arrow, Okla. The daughter of Brent…

Student Preacher Aaron Fullbright Brings Chapel Message

March 12, 2014— OBU senior Aaron Fullbright, an applied ministry major from Sallisaw, Okla., delivers the chapel address on Wednesday, March 12. Fulbright was selected by the Hobbs College for Theology and Ministry to be the 2013-14 student preacher. His message was from 1 Corinthians 13, focusing on the…

Penn State Voice Professor to Present Master Class at OBU

March 11, 2014—OBU is hosting Mary Saunders-Barton, guest lecturer from Penn State University, for two vocal master classes. The classes will be held Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 14, at 3 p.m., both in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The classes are…

Former OBU Trumpet Professor to Present Free Clinics March 11-12

March 10, 2014—Former OBU trumpet professor Wiff Rudd will be on the OBU campus March 11-12. The events are open to the public. Rudd will present a trumpet clinic Tuesday, March 11, at noon in the band hall of Raley Chapel. On Wednesday, March 12, at noon, he will lead a seminar for instrumental music…

OBU Hosts Former Prosecutor Wes Lane for Minter Lecture

March 10, 2014—OBU welcomed Wes Lane as guest lecturer for the 2014 Minter Lectureship in Business, Leadership and Christian Ministry on Monday, March 10. Lane is a former Oklahoma County District Attorney. The event was held at 10 a.m. in Bailey Business Center's Tulsa Royalties Auditorium on the OBU campus…

Youngblood to Perform Senior Recital

March 10, 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…

OBU to Host Pastors School in July

March 7, 2014—OBU will host the 2014 OBU Pastors School, July 14-16, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The theme for the 2014 school is "Sent: Preach the Gospel of Good News," based on Romans 10:14-15. Designed to provide an opportunity of ministry development for Baptist pastors, the event will feature…

World Renowned Flutist and Harpsichordist to Present Guest Recital

March 7, 2014—OBU presents world renowned musicians Eva Amsler, flute, and Shalev Ad-El, harpsichord, in recital Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free concert will be held in Yarborough Auditorium on OBU's campus in Shawnee. Amsler is a professor of flute at Florida State University, holding that…

Bison Glee Club Announces Spring Tour Dates

March 6, 2014—OBU's Bison Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, recently announced spring concert tour dates in locations throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas. The group is the premiere men's chorus on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The Bison Glee Club will perform in concert at First Baptist Church,…

Bisonettes Announce Spring Concert Tour Dates

March 6, 2014—OBU's Bisonette Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. James Vernon, recently announced spring concert tour dates. The Bisonettes are the premiere women's chorus on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The Bisonettes will begin their tour with a concert at First Baptist Church, Nicoma Park, Okla, on…

OBU Hosts Annual Green and Gold Gala, Raises Funds for Scholarships

March 6, 2014—OBU hosted the annual Green and Gold Gala Tuesday night, March 4, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Over 700 people attended the event which supports OBU students with scholarships. World renowned author and neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson delivers the…

Ogilvie Challenges Students in OBU Chapel Service

March 5, 2014—Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie addressed the OBU community during chapel service on Wednesday, March 5, at 10 a.m. Ogilvie is a world renowned speaker, pastor and author. Ogilvie challenged the audience to give the Lord everything that is in them: their heart, dreams, passions and lives. "I come with…

Quintana to Present Senior Art Show

March 5, 2014—Glen Quintana, a senior from Oklahoma City, Okla., will debut his senior art show Friday, March 7, from 7-9 p.m. in the Art Building's show room on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The art show opening will include a reception, and the public is invited to attend the free exhibit. The exhibit, titled…

Bisonettes to Debut New Musical Work by OBU Composer and Poet

March 4, 2014—OBU's Bisonette Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. James Vernon, will perform a new 15-minute work April 29 in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus. The work, scored for women's choir, brass ensemble and piano, will be performed by OBU faculty and students. The concert,…

OBU Holds Grand Opening for New Chick-fil-A Express

March 4, 2014—Students, staff and administration celebrated the grand opening of the new Chick-fil-A Express restaurant on OBU's campus in Shawnee Tuesday, March 4. The ribbon cutting event was held at 1 p.m. Pictured left to right, the Chick-fil-A cow; Steve Plunkett, senior management consultant at…

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. For chapel messages, follow this link. "If we end up doing it the wrong way and for 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…

Bandy Receives SEBTS Alumni Achievement Award

January 30, 2014—Dr. Alan Bandy, OBU Rowena R. Strickland assistant professor of New Testament, recently received the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Alumni Achievement Award during the 65th annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting. "This is a significant recognition for Dr. Bandy and…

George Kicks Off 'Brokenness' Chapel Series

January 29, 2014— Dr. Christian George, OBU's Jewell and Joe L. Huitt assistant professor of religious education, asks students to use their phones to take a "selfie" to further an illustration during OBU's first chapel service of the spring semester Wednesday, Jan. 29. The community and students are invited…

McDowell's Senior Art Exhibit to Open Saturday Feb. 1

January 29, 2014—The Senior Art Exhibition of OBU student Noelle McDowell is set to open Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m. The exhibit will last throughout the week following the opening on Saturday. The exhibit will be held in the OBU Art Building on the southeast corner of OBU's campus in Shawnee. The Art…

Bisonettes to Sing in Broken Arrow Feb. 11

January 28, 2014—The Bisonettes will be performing in a unique joint concert with the choirs of Sequoyah Middle School of Broken Arrow at 7:00 p.m. on February 11, 2014, at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. The concert will be free and open to the public. The group will be joining the multiple choirs…

Bison Glee Club to Sing in Chandler Feb. 9

January 23, 2014—Bison Glee Club, an all-male choral group, will perform at First Baptist Church of Chandler, Okla., on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10:45 a.m. The community is invited to attend. The Bison Glee Club is an auditioned group of outstanding male musicians on the OBU campus. The group long has been…

Bisonettes to Sing in Harrah Feb. 9

January 20, 2014—OBU's Bisonettes, a premier women's glee club, will perform a concert at First Baptist Church in Harrah, Okla., on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the free event. First Baptist Church is located at 2185 Church Street, Harrah, OK 73045. The Bisonettes, OBU's…

David's Creed to Perform Concert Feb. 1 in Buffalo

January 17, 2014—OBU's praise ensemble, David's Creed, will perform a concert at First Baptist Church of Buffalo, Okla., on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. There will be an additional performance on Sunday, Feb. 2, during the 11 a.m. morning worship service. The community is invited to attend. First Baptist Church…

'OBUmobile' App Available to Public

January 17, 2014—With smart phones becoming a reliable all-in-one tool, mobile applications have become more and more helpful in everyday lives. OBU's Information Systems and Services and Marketing and Communications recently teamed up to create "OBUmobile" in partnership with DubLabs, now available for iOS…

Gaylord-Pickens Museum to Feature Fuller's 'The Daily Artifact'

January 13, 2014—While many may find themselves familiar with ominous deadlines in their work, graphic artist Corey Fuller willingly set a personal challenge of creating a drawing, design, photograph, doodle or other piece of artwork every day for a year from March 25, 2011 to March 25, 2012. As a result,…

Green and Gold Gala to Feature Dr. Benjamin Carson

January 8, 2014—Renowned author and neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson, will be the featured speaker during the OBU Green and Gold Gala at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. "The Green and Gold Gala is an incredible opportunity for…