January 2015 News Articles

Graduate College Welcomes DeKock as Director of Career Advancement

January 30, 2015—OBU's College of Graduate and Professional Studies recently welcomed Ashley DeKock as director of career advancement. The college is located at 3800 N. May in Oklahoma City, with classes held at that location, on the OBU campus in Shawnee and online. The college offers a Master of Science in…

Lane and Prater Challenge Students During Chapel Service

January 28, 2015—Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, left, and former Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane, right, address the OBU chapel service Wednesday, Jan. 28. Their message titled, "War and Peace." was the first chapel of the Spring 2015 semester. OBU Photo by Bill Pope. Watch a video…

Founders' Day Chapel to Feature Kellogg Feb. 4

January 26, 2015—Robert Kellogg, president and CEO of the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, will deliver the 2015 Founders' Day address Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Founders' Day is an annual event commemorating OBU's incorporation in February 1910. Kellogg joined the BFO in…

C.S. Lewis Tour Planned for Summer

January 23, 2015—Dr. Glenn Sanders, OBU professor of history and chair of the division of behavioral and social sciences, will be leading a "C.S. Lewis Tour to Northern Ireland and Oxford." The trip is tentatively scheduled for July 28 through Aug. 7. The tour visits places associated with Lewis' life in…

Oteka Ball to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humanities

January 23, 2015—Dr. Oteka Ball, OBU professor emerita of sociology and child care administration, will receive the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree during the annual Founders' Day chapel service Feb. 4. The event will take place at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.…

Former and Current Oklahoma County District Attorneys to Lead Chapel Jan. 28

January 22, 2015—OBU's spring chapel series will begin Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Wes Lane, former Oklahoma County district attorney, and David Prater, current Oklahoma County district attorney, will lead a message titled, "War and…

University Chorale Announces Spring Tour Dates

January 20, 2015—The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, recently announced spring concert tour dates in locations throughout Texas. The tour will run Feb. 5-10. The group is the premiere mixed ensemble on Oklahoma Baptist University's campus in Shawnee. Friday, Feb. 6, the University…

OBU Hosts Regional Christian Speech and Debate Tournament

January 9, 2015—OBU hosted the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) speech and debate tournament Jan. 7-10 on its campus in Shawnee. The event is a regional qualifying tournament including home school students from Oklahoma and Texas. Over 220 students ages 12-18 attended the…

OBU Encourages High School Seniors to Fill out the FAFSA

January 2, 2015—OBU is reaching out to high school seniors and their parents, encouraging them to take time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is free, online and takes only about 30 minutes. The university uses this information to offer their financial package,…