October 2015 News Articles

Choral Ensembles to Present Fall Concert Nov. 3

October 29, 2015—Three of OBU’s premiere choral ensembles will present their Fall Concert Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The event will feature the Bison Glee Club, the Bisonettes and the University Chorale. The public is invited to attend the free…

OBU Extends Support to Returning IMB Missionaries

October 29, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University is offering assistance to missionaries of the International Mission Board and their dependents. In response to a recent plan by the IMB to address revenue shortfalls by reducing the number of missionaries on the field, the university is extending special scholarship…

OBU to Host ‘Arts on The Hill’ Event Nov. 7 During Homecoming

October 29, 2015—Alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to share in celebrating OBU as the University hosts “Arts on the Hill” Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. The event is part of OBU’s “Zip! Bang! OBU! Homecoming 2015” weekend Nov. 6-7. The event is free…

McCaslin Challenges OBU Community during Chapel Service

October 28, 2015—Caz McCaslin, founder and president of Upwards Sports, addressed the OBU community Wednesday, Oct. 28, during the 10 a.m. chapel in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium.

OBU to Present Alumni Awards at Annual Harvest Dinner Nov. 6

October 28, 2015—OBU will host its annual Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Geiger Center on the OBU campus. Tickets are $20 through Nov. 1 and $23 beginning Nov 2. To purchase tickets for the Harvest Dinner, visit www.okbu.edu/events or call (405) 585-5413. OBU employees and…

OBU Announces 2015 Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees

October 27, 2015—OBU will induct three new members into the Faculty Hall of Fame during the annual Harvest Dinner held during OBU’s homecoming festivities. This year’s inductees include Dr. Claudine Dickey, Dr. Ronda Hall and Dr. Jimmie Russell. The Harvest Dinner will take place Friday, Nov. 6, at…

Scholarship Benefit Nov. 15 to Honor Legacy of Dr. Kristen Todd

October 26, 2015—Colleagues, alumni and friends of the late Dr. Kristen Todd will host a scholarship benefit in her honor Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. The event will take place at First Baptist Church of Shawnee, located at 227 N. Union in Shawnee, at the corner of 10th and Union. “The Office Series: an…

J-Term and Spring Enrollment Opens Nov. 2

October 23, 2015—Enrollment dates for J-Term and the Spring 2016 semester are just around the corner. Beginning Nov. 2, seniors will be able to enroll, with enrollment for juniors opening Nov. 4. Sophomores may begin enrolling Nov. 6, with freshmen beginning Nov. 11. J‐Term is an academic mini‐term…

OBU to Host Philosophy Forum on Criminal Justice Oct. 23

October 22, 2015—Students, faculty and staff of OBU are invited to attend a philosophy forum Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in Bailey Business Center’s Tulsa Royalties Auditorium. The forum is titled, “Retribution & Restoration: Criminal Justice and Penal Reform.” This forum is co-sponsored by the…

OBU’s Production of ‘The Music Man’ Hits the Stage Next Week

October 22, 2015—OBU’s production of Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award winning musical comedy “The Music Man,” will hit the stage in one week, opening Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at Craig-Dorland Theatre inside Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus. Buy…

SBTS President Mohler Delivers Hobbs Lecture in Chapel

October 21, 2015—Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., renowned author, theologian and president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture during OBU’s chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Herschel H. and Frances J. Hobbs Lectureship in Baptist Faith…

Founder of Upward Sports to Speak at Chapel Oct. 28

October 20, 2015—Caz McCaslin, founder and president of Upwards Sports, will address the OBU community Wednesday, Oct. 28, during the 10 a.m. chapel in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. While serving as a church recreation director in upstate South Carolina, McCaslin developed a basketball league that…

OBU Announces 2015 Harvest Court Candidates

October 19, 2015—OBU will honor outstanding seniors in the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 7, during halftime of the OBU Bison football game versus Henderson State University. The game will begin at 1 p.m. The event is part of OBU’s homecoming celebration Nov. 6-7. Senior students were…

The Bison Stampede 10k-5k-Fun Run Slated for Nov. 7

October 15, 2015—OBU students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community still have time to register for the Fourth Annual Bison Stampede. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 a.m. on the campus of OBU in Shawnee during homecoming festivities. Proceeds benefit OBU students, faculty, and staff…

Lightsey Honored with ION Oklahoma’s 30 Under 30 NextGen Award

October 14, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Marissa Lightsey, director of career development, has been named a recipient of the “30 Under 30 (30/30) NextGen Award.” The award is presented by ION Oklahoma, a digital and print news source covering the state. She will receive the award…

Lilite Teaches on Amos During Chapel Oct. 14

October 14, 2015—Dr. Louima Lilite, associate professor of music, addressed OBU during chapel Oct. 14. He spoke from the book of Amos, continuing this year’s chapel theme of “The Minor Prophets: Twelve Contemporary Messages from the Living Text of the Old Testament.” Lilite joined the faculty…

OBU Announces Launch of Center for Faith and Public Life, Arbo to Lead

October 14, 2015—OBU is pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Faith and Public Life (CFPL) and the appointment of Dr. Matthew Arbo, assistant professor of theological studies, as its director. The CFPL will encourage integration of faith and learning, foster vocational discernment and inspire…

Flutist Daniel Pardo in Concert Oct. 22

October 13, 2015—OBU’s Division of Music will host Daniel Pardo, a Colombian-American flutist, with accompanist Keith Critcher on piano, in concert Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The concert is free and…

Students Experience Leadership Development Opportunities

October 13, 2015—College is a time to learn; a time to experience life away from home and make new friends; a time to experience new things and take on new responsibilities. It can also be a time to develop valuable skills … skills that will provide a lifetime of benefit. Students at OBU have the chance…

‘The Music Man’ Hits the Stage Oct. 29-Nov. 8

October 13, 2015—OBU Theatre and the Division of Music are proud to present Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award winning musical comedy “The Music Man,” opening Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at Craig-Dorland Theatre inside Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus. The…

OBU to Host Homecoming Activities Nov. 6-7

October 12, 2015—The Bison Spirit is something you cannot forget. Chanting Ka-Rip and proudly cheering OBU on to victory is a memory well loved by Bison, young and old alike. OBU alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to share in celebrating OBU as the University hosts “Zip!…

Mohler to Deliver Hobbs Lecture Oct. 21

October 9, 2015—Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., renowned author, theologian and president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, will deliver the annual Hobbs Lecture during OBU’s chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 21. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter…

Stewart Challenges Students to Focus on the Right Things

October 9, 2015—Ben Stewart, OBU alumnus and director of investor relations at The Humphreys Fund, delivered OBU’s Business Forum Lecture Friday, Oct. 9. He challenged students to build their lives and careers on the right priorities and with an eternal perspective. He offered the students four key…

OBU Names Skaggs Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

October 8, 2015—OBU recently named Dr. Brandon Skaggs associate vice president for student development and dean of students. The move was a promotion from Skaggs’ previous role as dean of students. The new position became effective Oct. 1. “During his time at OBU, Brandon has led in the creation…

Evangelist Ed Newton Teaches on Zephaniah at OBU Chapel Oct. 7

October 7, 2015—Ed Newton, staff evangelist at First Baptist Church Central Florida and well-known teacher and speaker, addressed the OBU community Wednesday, Oct. 7, during the 10 a.m. chapel in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. He is a frequent camp speaker, having taught numerous weeks during Falls…

OBU to Offer Two New Crime-Related Degrees Fall 2016

October 5, 2015—Law enforcement and criminology have been pushed to the forefront of society in recent years, from civil rights issues and the relationship with police officers, to the plethora of television dramas such as “CSI,” “Law and Order” and “NCIS.” Beginning fall…

Stewart to Bring Business Forum Lecture Oct. 9

October 5, 2015—Ben Stewart, OBU alumnus and director of investor relations at The Humphreys Fund, will deliver OBU’s Business Forum Lecture Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The lecture is free and…

Wilson Works with Major Film Composers in New York

October 5, 2015—Months of hard work and dedication to his craft led OBU senior Michael Wilson nearly 1,500 miles from his hometown of Yukon, Oklahoma, to New York City this summer, where he took part in the New York University/American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation Film Scoring…

Take Shelter, Fallout Follies Hits Campus Oct. 3

October 2, 2015—It’s the end of the world as we know it. OBU’s Campus Activities Board will present “Fallout Follies” Saturday, Oct. 3 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. This year’s variety show is post-apocalyptic themed and features several talented freshmen performing…

OBU Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Dedication for ‘The Lodge’

October 2, 2015—OBU hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication for the newest building in the student residential village. OBU’s Board of Trustees, administration, student housing leaders and guests were on hand for the event. "The Lodge," the fourth building in the student residential village, broke…

OBU Trustees Adopt Budget, Dedicate Building

October 2, 2015—The OBU Board of Trustees approved a $72.64 million operating budget and the tuition and fee structure for the 2016-17 academic year, dedicated the newest residential facility, and celebrated the 100th anniversary of Shawnee Hall during their fall semester meeting Oct. 1-2 on the OBU campus in…