May 2015 News Articles

OBU Division of Music Plans for Future, Announces New Structure

May 22, 2015—The Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music within the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts recently announced a new mission statement along with modifications to its organizational structure. The new mission and structure intends to build on the decades of success in music training at…

OBU Presents J.M. Carroll Award to Dr. Reagan Bradford

May 19, 2015—OBU recently presented the 2015 J.M. Carroll Award to Dr. Reagan Bradford. He received the award during OBU's Spring Commencement May 15. The namesake for this award, Dr. J.M. Carroll, served as the first president of the Baptist University of Oklahoma. OBU presents the award in recognition of…

OBU Awards Highest Honors to Chen, McElroy and Edgar

May 18, 2015—OBU presented its highest faculty and staff honors during the university's 101st Spring Commencement May 15. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presented the awards before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Each year…

Board of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions

May 15, 2015—During their spring meeting on the Shawnee campus May 15, the OBU Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions and contracts, approved conferral of the rank of professor emeritus on two retired faculty members and participated in the OBU Spring Commencement Ceremony. In his report to the…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 301 Graduates

May 15, 2015—OBU conferred undergraduate degrees upon 301 students during its 101st Spring Commencement Friday, May 15. The event took place on OBU's campus in Shawnee. 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 Ceremony

May 14, 2015—OBU honored 30 graduating nurses at the College of Nursing's Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 14, at 3 p.m. The ceremony took place 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 to Hold 101st Spring Commencement, to Honor More Than 300 Graduates

May 14, 2015—OBU will confer degrees upon 301 graduates during OBU's 101st Spring Commencement Friday, May 15. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Barbara Green, co-founder of Hobby Lobby, will deliver the commencement address. Tickets are required…

Ford Family Donates Home to OBU

May 12, 2015—OBU held a dedication and ribbon cutting for the Ford Family Home Tuesday, May 12. The home was donated by the Ford family, founders and owners of Shawnee Milling Company, now known as Shawnee Mills. The home is located on North Broadway in Shawnee. It was originally built in 1912 and has…

Students Named to 2014-15 Who's Who Among Students

May 12, 2015—Ninety-nine OBU students were recently named to the 2014-15 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The honorees were recognized during the annual Awards Convocation May 6 in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Who's Who Among Students in…

College of Fine Arts Recognizes Outstanding Students

May 8, 2015—OBU's Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2015 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 6. Dr. Ken Gabrielse, dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, presented awards to three outstanding seniors. Paige Kannady, a graphic design major from…

Eight Seniors Win Athletics Awards

May 8, 2015—OBU recently recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2015 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 6. Eight 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…

Hobbs College of Theology Recognizes Outstanding Students

May 8, 2015—OBU's Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2015 Awards ConvocationWednesday, May 6. Dr. Mark McClellan, dean of the Hobbs College, presented the awards. Three outstanding seniors in the Hobbs College were recognized. Zhiyuan Hu…

Hurley College Honors Outstanding Science and Math Students

May 8, 2015—OBU's James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2015 Awards ConvocationWednesday, May 6. Dr. Debbie Blue, dean of the Hurley College, presented the awards to two outstanding seniors. Cama Dooley, a biology major from Yukon, Oklahoma,…

College of Business Recognizes Outstanding Student

May 7, 2015—OBU's Paul Dickinson College of Business recognized its outstanding senior business student during the 2015 Awards ConvocationWednesday, May 6. Dr. David Houghton, dean of the Paul Dickinson College of Business, presented the award. Allissa Harshberger, a professional accountancy major from…

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Students

May 7, 2015—OBU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences recently recognized its exceptional students during OBU's 2015 Awards ConvocationWednesday, May 6. Dr. Pam Robinson, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, presented four outstanding senior awards to students. Katie Giza, a senior…

College of Nursing Recognizes Outstanding Student

May 7, 2015—OBU's College of Nursing recognized an exceptional graduating student during the 2015 Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 6. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, dean of the College of Nursing, presented the award. Jenna Huckabee, a nursing major from Rockwall, Texas, received the Outstanding Senior in…

Outstanding Students Recognized at 2015 Awards Convocation

May 6, 2015—OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 6, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Mary Criner and Andrew Nelson receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. The University also recognized outstanding seniors in each of its five colleges, as…

Cullen-Madison to Debut Senior Art Show May 8

May 4, 2015—OBU student Andrewblake Cullen-Madison will present his senior art show Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Annex on OBU's campus in Shawnee (located behind the Art Building). A reception honoring Cullen-Madison and his work will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The public is…

Music Preparatory Choirs to Hold Auditions May 5 & 7

May 1, 2015—OBU's Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for Young Singers of Central Oklahoma choirs, for students in grades 3-12. The auditions will take place Tuesday, May 5, and Thursday, May 7, from 3:30-5 p.m. in OBU's Raley Chapel room 141. All interested students in grades 3-12 from…