July 2015 News Articles

OBU Welcomes Brantley as Director of Admissions

July 28, 2015—OBU recently welcomed Will Brantley as director of admissions. He began his duties effective July 20. Brantley comes to Bison Hill from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as a senior enrollment counselor beginning in February 2011. He earned a bachelor's degree from Union…

OBU Hosts 82 Participants at Annual Pastors School July 20-22

July 23, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University welcomed 82 participants to its Shawnee Campus July 20-22 for the annual OBU Pastors School. The theme for the 2015 school, which provided an opportunity of ministry development for Baptist pastors, was "Do the Work of an Evangelist" based on 2 Timothy 4:5. The…

D.H. Dilbeck Presents Paper at Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy Conference

July 21, 2015—D.H. Dilbeck, assistant professor of history, presented the paper, "The Christian Pilgrimage of a Liberal Arts Education: John Bunyan's Lessons for Learning in Exile and Learning for Freedom," at the Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy conference on "John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and the…

STEM Camp Puts the Fun in Learning Science and Math

July 20, 2015—OBU concluded its annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summer Institute Friday, July 17. The event is a ten-day camp featuring hands-on learning for middle school and high school students from Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties. Twenty-five students attended the two-week…

OBU Recommended for Year Two of NCAA Candidacy

July 17, 2015—The NCAA Membership Committee announced Friday its recommendation that OBU advance to Year Two of its NCAA candidacy. Formal ratification of the Membership Committee's decision is expected to be made by the Division II Management Council later this summer. The candidacy period of transition is…

FBI Forensic Expert Teaches Students the Power of Digital Evidence at STEM Camp

July 9, 2015—Students attending OBU's annual STEM Summer Institute learned how to apply computer science to solve real-world problems. David Weiss (above), a forensic examiner with the FBI, paid a visit to teach students how digital evidence is used to solve crimes. OBU's STEM (Science, Technology,…

OBU Launches 'Women of Vision' Giving Circle

July 8, 2015—OBU's Office of University Advancement is excited to announce the Women of Vision giving circle. Women of Vision is a unique opportunity to join other women who desire to create a valuable financial source to support, promote, sustain and enhance the university's mission. Women of Vision…