September 2015 News Articles

Evangelist Ed Newton to Speak at OBU Chapel Oct. 7

September 29, 2015—Ed Newton, staff evangelist at First Baptist Church Central Florida and well-known teacher and speaker, will address the OBU community Wednesday, Oct. 7, during the 10 a.m. chapel in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Newton also serves as the Executive Director of the LIFT TOUR and as a…

OBU Welcomes Hayt as Director of Student Success

September 25, 2015—OBU is pleased to welcome Melissa Hayt as director of student success. She assumed her duties effective Sept. 14. The director of student success oversees the operation of the Milburn Student Success Center, including programs related to at-risk students, general academic support,…

OBU Theatre Presents "A Season of Schemes"

September 23, 2015—OBU Theatre will take patrons through "A Season of Schemes" during the 2015-16 theatre season. The season will feature productions of "The Music Man," "Oedipus the King" and "Emma." Buy your tickets. Dr. Jeffrey Wells, associate professor of theatre and chair of the Division of Communication…

OBU Welcomes Renowned Trumpeter Oscar Passley for Oct. 1 Recital

September 23, 2015—OBU is pleased to host Dr. Oscar Passley for a special guest recital in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium, Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 for the free event. Passley has shared the stage with such notable musicians as Andrea Bocelli, Wynton Marsalis, Denyce Graves, Michael…

Pace Teaches on Nahum During Sept. 23 Chapel

September 23, 2015—Dr. Scott Pace, associate professor of applied ministry, addressed the OBU community Wednesday, Sept. 23, during the 10 a.m. chapel service in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Pace spoke from the book of Nahum, keeping with this year's chapel series theme, "The Minor Prophets: Twelve…

Filmmaker Stephen Kendrick to Speak at OBU Chapel Sept. 30

September 21, 2015—"Behind the words and decisions of all speakers, writers, or filmmakers is a set of core beliefs and values that influence everything they do." This principle, stated on the Kendrick Brothers' website, is a force that drives their team to produce films such as "Fireproof," "Courageous" and…

David's Creed to Lead Worship at Immanuel Baptist Church Sept. 27

September 18, 2015—David's Creed, OBU's auditioned touring worship band, will lead worship Sunday morning, Sept. 27, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. The group will lead during all three services, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The church is located at 1451 E. 45th Street in Shawnee. The group is a praise ensemble…

OBU Earns Top 10 Ranking for Best Christian Counseling Degrees

September 18, 2015—OBU was ranked 10th nationally on a list of colleges and universities offering the best Christian counseling degrees. The ranking was part of a list of the "Top 20 Christian Colleges For A Counseling Degree 2015," compiled by BestCounselingDegrees.net. OBU was the only school in Oklahoma to…

Trio Antiqua to Perform at OBU Sept. 29

September 18, 2015—OBU's Division of Music will host Trio Antiqua, a historical performance trio, in concert Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus, located in Shawnee. The concert is free and open to the public. Trio Antiqua is a…

Student's Artwork to be Featured at 'Momentum Tulsa' Exhibit

September 17, 2015—A work by OBU art student Erin Wilson will be on display during "Momentum Tulsa 2015," an Oklahoma exhibition of artists age 30 and younger, held, Oct. 2-23. The exhibit will be housed at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady, in Tulsa. While Wilson's piece, a self-portrait she created in a painting class…

Bandy Teaches on 'Habakkuk' During Chapel

September 16, 2015—Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, addressed the OBU community Wednesday, Sept. 16, during the 10 a.m. chapel service in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Bandy spoke on the book of Habakkuk, keeping with this year's chapel theme, "The Minor Prophets:…

OBU to Host Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Oct. 23

September 14, 2015—OBU will host its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's clinic is designed to assist pastors, preachers and laymen as they prepare to teach from the book of II Corinthians as a series. Dr. Scott Pace and Dr. Bobby Kelly will lead the…

'Roaring Biggie' Promises a Night of '20s Themed Fun

September 11, 2015—Saturday, Sept. 12, OBU's Campus Activities Board will transport spectators back to the era of art deco, New Orleans jazz, flappers and speakeasies with, "Biggie," the first of its annual variety shows. The event will begin at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium and will feature musical…

Kelly Interprets 2015-16 Chapel Theme

September 10, 2015—Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, addressed the OBU community Wednesday, Sept. 9, during the 10 a.m. chapel service in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Kelly interpreted the 2015-16 Chapel Series theme, "The Minor Prophets: Twelve Contemporary Messages from the Living…

Museum to Feature 'Looking Back, Looking Forward,' Hicks' 35 Years of Artwork

September 9, 2015—On the campus of St. Gregory's University there exists a treasure which, like all great treasures, is found buried in the ground. However, this treasure is not something that you would find inside a museum … it IS a museum. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art (MGMoA), with its low profile and…

OBU Earns Top Rankings for Best Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

September 9, 2015—For the 22nd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named OBU as Oklahoma's highest ranked college on the "Best Regional Colleges of the West" list for 2016. OBU is also ranked in the top ten "Great Schools, Great Prices" regional colleges list and is the only Oklahoma college listed on…

Dr. Jonathan Wilson Granted Licensure

September 3, 2015—Dr. Jonathan Wilson, assistant professor of psychology/marriage and family therapy, was granted licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oklahoma on Monday, August 31. This license enables him to practice independently as a LMFT and to provide individual, marital,…

OBU Theatre to Stage New Works Festival Sept. 11

September 3, 2015—OBU Theatre will present the annual New Works Festival Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sarkeys Black Box Theatre. During this one-night-only event, the audience will enjoy short plays written and directed by students at OBU. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for season ticket…

Elliff Kicks Off Fall Chapel Series with Message on Jonah

September 2, 2015—Dr. Tom Elliff, former president of the International Mission Board, addressed the OBU community Wednesday, Sept. 2. His message on Jonah kicked off OBU's 2015 Chapel Series theme "The Minor Prophets: Twelve Contemporary Messages from the Living Text of the Old Testament." The service was part…

OBU Celebrates Second Largest Freshman Class in School History

September 2, 2015—The fall semester is well underway at OBU. Two weeks have passed and students are studying, professors are teaching, fall sports are kicking off and the second largest freshman class in school history is embracing life as OBU Bison. OBU welcomed 556 new freshmen to campus this fall, second…