April 2015 News Articles

OBU Commissions Students, Faculty and Staff for Worldwide Summer Service

April 30, 2015—OBU hosted a special Global Outreach Commissioning service Wednesday, April 29, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The university recognized and prayed for students, faculty and staff who will serve this summer in Oklahoma, across the United States and around the world. Approximately 150…

OBU Invites Public to Student Recitals May 3-5

April 30, 2015—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and the Division of Music invite the university community and public to three upcoming student recitals. Nathan Sanders will perform in recital Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. He is a senior church music major from…

Business Students Compete in Capsim Business Simulation

April 29, 2015—Two teams of senior students from OBU's Paul Dickinson College of Business recently competed in the national Capsim Business Simulation. The teams upheld OBU's tradition of excellence, scoring in the top 25 percent in the nation. Capsim is a global leader in business simulation technology and…

OBU Sees Large Turnout for Priority Enrollment Day

April 27, 2015—OBU hosted its annual Priority Enrollment Day Saturday, April 25, on its Shawnee campus. The event welcomes new students to campus to enroll for fall classes. In total, 306 students enrolled in-person for the fall semester, up from last year. The day gave students and parents the option for…

Paige Kannady to Debut Senior Art Show May 1

April 27, 2015—OBU senior Paige Kannady will present her senior art show Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU's campus. A reception honoring Kannady and her work will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The public is invited to attend the free event. Kannady's work will remain on…

Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert May 3

April 24, 2015—The Music Preparatory Department choirs at OBU will present a spring concert Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Groups featured include the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir and Concert Choir. The concert is free and open to the public. The youngest choir,…

Symphonic Winds in Concert with Prague High School Band April 30

April 24, 2015—The Symphonic Winds, a brass, woodwind and percussion ensemble comprised of Oklahoma Baptist University students, will join the Prague High School band in concert Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free event. The 49-member…

Students Create 'One Body United' Event to Serve Shawnee Community

April 23, 2015—OBU students, faculty and staff gathered together as one body of over 150 people to serve Shawnee through various hands-on projects Saturday, April 18. Serving in 20 different locations, participants cleaned windows, painted, completed yard work, picked up trash and more. Students Abi Hagans,…

'The Glass Menagerie' Opens April 30

April 23, 2015—OBU Theatre will present the famous Tennessee Williams play, "The Glass Menagerie," beginning Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall on OBU's campus. Buy your tickets for The Glass Menagerie. The production will run through Sunday, May 3. Evening…

Mathena Addresses Chapel Service

April 22, 2015—Harold Mathena, founder of Mathena, Inc, addresses the OBU community during a weekly chapel service April 22. Mathena spoke on Jesus' vision and passion for the world and how God also gave visions to people such as John and Paul. "If we could see Jesus in all of his power, glory and holiness;"…

Hobby Lobby Founders to Speak at Spring Commencement, Receive Honorary Degrees

April 20, 2015—Hobby Lobby co-founder Barbara Green will present the 2015 Spring Commencement address at OBU. The event will be held Friday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The ceremony will celebrate the graduation of nearly 300 students. Green is the…

Mathena to Speak at Chapel April 22

April 20, 2015—Harold Mathena, founder of Mathena, Inc, will present the April 22 chapel address at OBU. The service will begin at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Born in Bogata, Texas, in 1935, Mathena began a career in oil at a rig in east Texas after establishing a philosophy of hard work and…

OBU Invites Public to Student Recitals April 20-26

April 20, 2015—OBU Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and the Division of Music invite the university community and public to upcoming student and faculty recitals. Sadie Elliot will perform in recital April 20 at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. She is a senior piano performance major from…

Madeline Smith Art Show to Debut April 24

April 17, 2015—OBU senior Madeline Smith will present her senior art show Friday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the OBU Art Building. Smith is from Oklahoma City. A reception honoring her and her work will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The public is invited to attend the free event. Smith's…

OBU Prepares for 'Spring Affair Live' April 18

April 16, 2015—OBU's Campus Activities Board is once again hosting an evening of fun and entertainment as they present, "Spring Affair Live," Saturday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the free performance. The community is welcome and encouraged to…

Buchanan to Present Senior Art Exhibit April 18

April 10, 2015—Bethany Buchanan, a senior from Shawnee, Oklahoma, will debut her senior art show Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the gallery of 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 Thursday, April 23. The theme of…

OBU Recognizes 706 Years of Service

April 10, 2015—OBU hosted the 2015 Service Awards Banquet Thursday, April 9, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The annual event recognizes employees with milestone years of service as well as retiring faculty and staff. The university recognized 42 employees for a combined 706 years of service. Attendees of the…

OBU to Host Annual Pastors School July 20-22

April 10, 2015—OBU will host the 2015 OBU Pastors School July 20-22. The theme for the 2015 school, designed to provide an opportunity of ministry development for Baptist pastors, is "Do the Work of an Evangelist" based on 2 Timothy 4:5. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock shared, "Our aim at Oklahoma…

Student Government Association Announces Election Results

April 10, 2015—The Student Government Association at OBU announced results of its student elections Friday, April 10. Students cast votes Wednesday, April 8, through Thursday, April 9. The election followed the annual Hyde Park Chapel Wednesday morning, when student candidates for 2015-16 student-elected…

Binkowski to Share Lessons on Leadership During Business Forum April 17

April 9, 2015—Susan Binkowski, CEO and founder of Esperanza Real Estate Investments, LLC, will deliver Oklahoma Baptist University's Business Forum Lecture Friday, April 17, at 10 a.m. The title of her lecture is "Lenses of Leadership." The event will be held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey…

OBU Invites Public to Five Student Recitals April 9-19

April 9, 2015—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and the Division of Music invite the university community and public to upcoming student recitals, April 9-19 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Seth Wright will debut an original composition in recital April 9 at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough…

Ashley Guthrie to Debut Art Show April 10

April 8, 2015—OBU student Ashley Guthrie will present her senior art show Friday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU's campus in Shawnee. A reception honoring Guthrie and her work will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The public is invited to attend the free event. Her work will…

Faculty and Staff Honored as 'Seven Who Care'

April 8, 2015—Seven OBU faculty and staff members were honored by OBU students Wednesday, April 8, 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 awards were presented by current…

Senator James Lankford Addresses Chapel Service

April 8, 2015—United States Senator James Lankford addressed OBU's chapel service Wednesday, April 8. Lankford spoke during the annual Hyde Park Chapel, when candidates for 2015-16 student-elected school and class officer positions introduced themselves to the student body. For chapel messages, follow this…

OBU to Host Priority Enrollment Day April 25

April 6, 2015—Current students, faculty and admissions staff eagerly await the arrival of the class of 2019. But before Welcome Week comes in August, OBU offers the unique opportunity of gaining a head start with its Priority Enrollment Day. On April 25, you can meet with your academic advisor, finalize…

OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra in Concert with Musical Potpourri April 14

April 6, 2015—The OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra will hold its annual spring concert Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The performance will conclude the orchestra's 14th season. The event is free and open to the public. A musical potpourri of…

Student Preacher Stevens Delivers Chapel Address

April 6, 2015—Student preacher Matthew Stevens spoke during Champions of Character chapel April 6, 2015. Listen to the April 6 chapel service below.

Senator James Lankford to Speak April 8 during Hyde Park Chapel

April 2, 2015—United States Senator James Lankford will speak during OBU's chapel service Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. The service takes place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Lankford will speak during the annual Hyde Park Chapel, when student candidates for 2015-16 student-elected school and class…

Saxophonist Justin Pierce to Perform Recital April 6

April 1, 2015—Saxophonist Justin Pierce will perform Monday, April 6, at 6 p.m. The recital will take place in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the campus of OBU in Shawnee. Pierce will be accompanied by Xiao Wang on piano and joined by Hao Miao on violin. The performance will include "Sonata in F…