November 2015 News Articles

Legendary Coach Lou Holtz to Speak at OBU Green and Gold Gala March 1

November 19, 2015—Lou Holtz, legendary football coach and ESPN analyst (2004-2015), will be the featured speaker during the fourth annual Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Holtz will bring his message of…

OBU to Present 78th Hanging of the Green Dec. 5

November 19, 2015—OBU will present its 78th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the celebration, titled “A Service of Lessons and Carols.” The first OBU Hanging of the Green…

Cold Stone Creamery's Garrett to Deliver Business Forum Lecture Nov. 20

November 16, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business will host a Business Forum lecture Friday, Nov. 20, 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 open to the…

Luter to Deliver Winter Commencement Address Dec. 11

November 16, 2015—Pastor Fred Luter, Jr., senior pastor at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will deliver OBU’s Winter Commencement address Friday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The event will combine…

Bison Jazz Orchestra to Present Fall Concert Nov. 20

November 13, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Bison Jazz Orchestra will present their fall concert Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall. The group is directed by Justin Pierce, assistant professor of instrumental music, and will feature student vocalists Iveth Luna…

OBU to Present Annual ‘Musical Theatre Scenes’ Performance Nov. 20-21

November 13, 2015—OBU will present the annual musical theatre scenes program, titled “A Showcase of Musical Theatre,” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The performance is comprised of students in the Fall 2015 Musical Theatre I course. The…

OBU Hosts Area Fifth Graders for Interactive Children’s Museum

November 12, 2015—OBU teacher education students hosted OBU’s interactive children’s museum Nov. 11 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s edition was titled “Coming to America: A Study of Immigration from 1892-1930.” Fifth graders from Grove Elementary School in Shawnee…

Jones Delivers Chapel Message on Obadiah

November 11, 2015—Dr. Galen Jones, assistant professor of church planting, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 11. Jones taught on Obadiah as part of the 2015-16 Chapel Series themed “The Minor Prophets: Twelve Contemporary Messages from the Living Text of the Old…

Local Piano Students Take Top Honors at OMTA, to Play in OBU Recital Nov. 14

November 11, 2015—The Oklahoma Music Teachers Association Junior Piano Competition was held Oct. 31 on the OBU campus. Area piano students earned top honors and were selected to perform in the Winners Recitals at the OMTA East District Conference that will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at OBU. Nineteen…

Tompkins Receives OBU’s J.M. Carroll Award

November 11, 2015—Mike Tompkins, director of missions for the Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association in Lawton, Oklahoma, received the J.M. Carroll Award from Oklahoma Baptist University during the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Nov. 10. The meeting took place at Southern Hills…

OBU Announces 2015 Harvest Court Winners

November 9, 2015—OBU announced winners of the 2015 Harvest Court Saturday, Nov. 7, during halftime of the Bison football game versus Henderson State University. The event was part of OBU’s homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the weekend. Senior students were nominated by their peers in…

OBU Celebrates Diversity Week Nov. 9-13

November 9, 2015—OBU is hosting “In Living Color” Nov. 9-13, a week celebrating the diversity of its student body, staff and faculty. Diversity Week is sponsored on campus by the United Students of Color. Students were encouraged to attend a church different from their usual Sunday service, ahead…

Alumni and Faculty Honored During Annual Harvest Dinner

November 6, 2015—OBU recognized alumni and former faculty members with some of the University’s most prestigious awards during the Annual Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 6. The event was part of the University’s annual homecoming celebration. The OBU Alumni Association presented the Alumni Achievement…

Division of Music to Host Annual Keyboard Academy & Recital Nov. 12-13

November 6, 2015—OBU’s Division of Music will host its annual Keyboard Academy Nov. 12-13, featuring some of OBU’s own professors and special musical guests. The Keyboard Academy will feature a special recital Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The annual…

Jernigan, Rawls Shine During Fine Arts Musical Gala

November 6, 2015—OBU alumni Dennis Jernigan, ’81, and Arnold Rawls, ’82, wowed the audience during the University’s annual Fine Arts Musical Gala Friday night. They were accompanied by stellar performances from the University Chorale, David's Creed, Voce Vera and the OBU-Shawnee Community…

OBU Hosts First of Two Homecoming Stubblefield Worship Services

November 6, 2015—OBU hosted the first of two special homecoming weekend worship experiences in Stubblefield Chapel Friday, Nov. 6. Attendees participated in a Gaither style time of praise. The second service will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m.

OBU Named to 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

November 6, 2015—OBU has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data driven…

OBU to Present Chung and Feller in Faculty Recital

November 6, 2015—OBU’s Division of Music will present Dr. Mary Chung and Dr. Carlos Feller in an upcoming faculty recital. The event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in Raley Chapel’s Yarbrough Auditorium. Chung, assistant professor of piano, will perform on the piano, and Feller,…

OBU Unveils Statue of Dr. John Wesley Raley

November 6, 2015—OBU unveiled a statue Friday, Nov. 6, of former OBU President and Chancellor Dr. John Wesley Raley during Homecoming 2015. Raley served as the University’s eighth president from 1934-61, and as chancellor from 1961-68. He led the University through the Great Depression, through World War…

Fine Arts Musical Gala to Feature Jernigan, Rawls Nov. 6

November 4, 2015—OBU will host its annual Fine Arts Musical Gala during “Zip! Bang! OBU! Homecoming 2015.” The Gala will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and free for OBU students with ID. Proceeds from ticket…

OBU to Unveil Statue of Dr. John Wesley Raley Nov. 6

November 4, 2015—OBU will unveil a statue of former OBU President and Chancellor Dr. John Wesley Raley during Homecoming 2015. The unveiling ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m. The statue will be located on the south lawn of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Raley served as the…

OBU to Host Two Stubblefield Chapel Worship Services During Homecoming

November 3, 2015—Homecoming attendees are invited to join the OBU community in two worship opportunities at Stubblefield Chapel. Due to the popularity of the service in 2014, the University will offer two services this year. The first service will be held Friday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m., and the second will take…

Grimes to Speak on Hosea at OBU Chapel Nov. 4

November 2, 2015—Guy Grimes, president of the Relationship Warehouse Counseling Ministry, will address the OBU community Wednesday, Nov. 4, during the 10 a.m. chapel service in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. He is the founder of Marriage Preparation Training Courses for Clergy/Counselors. He also…

Homecoming Week Activities Abound for OBU Students Nov. 2-7

November 2, 2015—Another year, another week packed with Homecoming activities. Current students have a lot to look forward to during OBU Homecoming week, Nov. 2-7. Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., take part in the Spirit Assembly in the Noble Complex. Get geared up for the week with the fight song, Bison athletes…