February 2015 News Articles

Shaddix Challenges Students During Chapel Message

February 25, 2015—Dr. Jim Shaddix delivered the message at OBU's chapel service Wednesday, Feb. 25. His message, titled "Planned Neglect," came from Mark 1:35-39. Shaddix serves in a dual role as professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and as pastor of…

Bison Glee Club Announces Spring Tour Dates

February 20, 2015—The Bison Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, recently announced spring performance and tour dates in locations throughout Oklahoma and Kansas. Founded in 1938 by Warren M. Angell, former dean of the College of Fine Arts, the Bison Glee Club is an auditioned group of the…

Mellor Challenges Students to Build Character During Minter Lecture

February 20, 2015—Dr. Nathan Mellor, CEO of the Oklahoma City based Strata Leadership, LLC, delivered the 2015 Minter Lecture at OBU Friday, Feb. 20. Mellor holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Education from Harding University. He earned the Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine…

Kirkland Delivers Message to Chapel Feb. 18

February 18, 2015—Dr. Henry Kirkland delivered the chapel message at OBU Wednesday, Feb. 18. He was introduced by longtime friend Dr. Wade McCoy, who authored Kirkland's biography, "A Rainbow in the Dark." Kirkland detailed his struggle against prejudice growing up in the 1940's in rural southeastern Oklahoma.…

Shaddix to Bring Chapel Message Feb. 25

February 18, 2015—Dr. Jim Shaddix will lead Oklahoma Baptist University's chapel service Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. His message, titled "Planned Neglect," will come from Mark 1:35-39. The event will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Shaddix serves in a dual role as…

Mellor to Deliver Minter Lecture Feb. 20

February 16, 2015—OBU's 2015 Minter Lectureship in Business, Leadership and Christian Ministry will be presented by Dr. Nathan Mellor, CEO of the Oklahoma City based Strata Leadership, LLC. The lecture will take place Friday, Feb. 20, in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on the OBU…

OBU Hosts Events for Black History Month

February 16, 2015—OBU is hosting several events during February in observance of Black History Month. The events are coordinated by Kenneth Chapman, assistant dean of students. "The month of February is designated as Black History Month, or African-American History Month here in the U.S., and is celebrated…

Bisonette Women's Glee Club Announces Spring Performances

February 13, 2015—The Bisonettes, OBU's Women's Glee Club, will perform in several venues across Oklahoma in upcoming months. Their spring performances will cap the 60th anniversary year of the group. The group will kick off their travels Sunday, Feb. 22. They will perform during the worship service at View…

OBU Announces Martin Scholar Full Tuition Scholarship

February 13, 2015—OBU recently announced the establishment of a full-tuition scholarship for students of Choctaw heritage. The Martin Scholar Full Tuition Scholarship award will be presented annually to a qualified incoming freshman and is renewable for eight semesters. OBU has previously awarded the LeRoy and…

Elliff Leads Focus Week Chapel

February 11, 2015—Dr. Tom Elliff, former president of the International Mission Board, addressed chapel service Wednesday. Elliff is on campus all week for Focus Week, an annual week focused on strengthening relationships with God and one another. For chapel messages, follow this link.  Elliff is a leading…

Myers Begins Term as Oklahoma Poet Laureate

February 11, 2015—Dr. Benjamin Myers, Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature, has been appointed as Oklahoma's State Poet Laureate for 2015-16. Myers is an award-winning author and scholar whose poems have appeared in prominent international journals. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin appointed him to the…

'The Profs' Set to Perform Feb. 13

February 11, 2015—Every two years, OBU rock legends "The Profs" perform a concert for students and the school community. Professors by day and musicians by night, The Profs hit the lower Geiger Center stage Friday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. "I'm looking forward to your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, face-melting rock…

Annual Concerto-Aria Set for Feb. 15

February 9, 2015—OBU will be hosting the 41st annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 15. The free performance, which features the musical talents of eight OBU students and a full orchestra, will begin at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium located on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The public is invited…

David's Creed to Perform in Mesquite Feb. 13-15

February 6, 2015—OBU's auditioned praise ensemble, David's Creed, will lead worship for Disciple Now and morning worship services Feb. 13-15 at Mimosa Lane Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas. Friday and Saturday's performances will coincide with Disciple Now, a youth-only event. The community is welcome and…

OBU Trustees Celebrate Capital Campaign Extension

February 6, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University trustees approved recommendations for sabbatical leave, senior faculty status for three faculty members, and a recommendation to extend the Vision for a New Century Capital Campaign during their spring semester meeting Friday, Feb. 6. OBU President David W. Whitlock…

OBU Named NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

February 5, 2015—OBU was recently named a 2013-14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. The vision of the NAIA Champions of Character program is to change the culture of sport. Its mission is to provide training to instill the values that build…

OBU Community Celebrates University's Founding

February 4, 2015—Early in the 20th century, the Baptist University of Oklahoma received its incorporation certificate, officially birthing a new university in Shawnee. Now in its 105th year of providing an excellent Christian liberal arts education, Oklahoma Baptist University continues its annual tradition of…

Students Engage in Leadership Conference

February 3, 2015—OBU recently sent eighteen students to the 16th annual Christian Association of Student Leaders conference Jan. 22-24. Hosted at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, OBU students joined peer leaders from other universities to grow ideas, learn leadership qualities and exercise methods of…