December 2015 News Articles

OBU Celebrates Class of 2015 During Winter Commencement

December 11, 2015—OBU celebrated the graduation of 89 students during its 2015 Winter Commencement ceremony. The event took place Friday, Dec. 11, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The University conferred degrees upon 68 undergraduate and 21 graduate students. Pastor Fred…

OBU to Honor 89 Graduates During Winter Commencement Dec. 11

December 10, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 68 undergraduate and 21 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 11. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Pastor Fred Luter, Jr., senior pastor at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church…

Campus Celebrates Christmas Season at Annual Hanging of the Green

December 8, 2015—OBU celebrated its 78th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 5 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The program was titled “A Service of Lessons and Carols,” based on The Festival of Lessons and Carols, presented annually on Christmas Eve since 1918 in…

OBU Ranks Number One in Oklahoma on List of Best Baccalaureate Colleges

December 8, 2015—Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked as the top Baccalaureate College in the state of Oklahoma for 2016. OBU ranked 34 on a list of 346 schools nationally. The rankings were published by Washington Monthly, an online and print news magazine in Washington, D.C. The rankings give high…

OBU Campus Recognized as One of the Nation's Most Beautiful

December 4, 2015—OBU was recently recognized as having one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, ranking on a list of the “50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities 2016.” The list was compiled by Christian Universities Online, an independent online resource for students and…

OBU Named Top Christian College in Oklahoma for Lowest Debt Burden

December 4, 2015—OBU recently ranked as the top Christian college or university in the state of Oklahoma on a list of “50 Christian Colleges with the Lowest Debt Burden.” OBU also ranked 16th out of the entire nation. Debt burden is the average amount of indebtedness graduates owe for their college…

Business & Professional Careers Class Earns Profits for Scholarships, Charity

December 3, 2015—Nine teams from two sections of OBU’s Business and Professional Careers class recently used their entrepreneurial and business knowledge to raise money for scholarships and non-profits. The students sold OBU stadium blankets, Bison head lapel pins, OBU hanging air fresheners, OBU decals,…

OBU Community Celebrates with Annual Christmas Chapel

December 2, 2015—OBU students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the start of the Christmas season with the 2015 Christmas Chapel. The program took place Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The annual event features performances by several musical…

Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Christmas Concert Dec. 6

December 1, 2015—OBU’s Music Preparatory Department Choirs will present a Christmas concert Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Featured groups performing in the program include the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir and Concert Choir. The performance marks the…