February 2016 News Articles

OBU Club Sports Climbing Club Wins State Bouldering Competition

February 6, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s rock climbing team competed in the Oklahoma State Games Bouldering Competition at Climb Up in Norman Saturday, Jan. 28. The team placed first overall, in addition to high placements for the individual team members. OBU’s club sports help groups of…

Adams Delivers Gaskin Baptist Heritage Lecture

February 29, 2016—Dr. Randy Adams, executive director-treasurer of the Northwest Baptist Convention in Vancouver, Washington, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Feb. 29. The title of the lecture was “The Growth and Contributions of the Ethnic Congregations in Oklahoma…

Adams to Present Gaskin Lecture Feb. 29

February 25, 2016—Dr. Randy Adams will deliver Oklahoma Baptist University’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. The lecture will take place in the upper level of OBU’s Geiger Center. The title of the lecture is, “The Growth and Contributions of the Ethnic Congregations in Oklahoma…

Four Students Head to Sigma Tau Delta International Convention March 2-5

February 24, 2016—Four Oklahoma Baptist University students will attend the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-5. The students will be accompanied by the chapter’s sponsors, Dr. Kaine Ezell, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Sidney Watson, professor of…

Thomas Teaches from Micah during Chapel Service

February 24, 2016—Dr. Heath Thomas, dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology & Ministry, associate vice president for church relations, and professor of Old Testament, delivered the chapel message Feb. 24 at Oklahoma Baptist University. He taught from the book of Micah, continuing the 2015-16 chapel…

Dr. Frank Page to Lead OBU Chapel March 2

February 22, 2016—Dr. Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, will deliver the message during Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel service March 2 at 10 a.m. The service will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Page has held his current…

Hundreds of 5th Graders Experience the Joy of Classical Music

February 19, 2016—The low booming hum of the double bass. The flutter of a lyrical melody on flute. The warm, mellow tone of a clarinet, dancing about. The soaring lines of a violin, stretching to reach the heavens. These are the sounds of a first encounter with a live performance of classical music. Sounds…

Bisonette Glee Club Extends Spring Tour with Oklahoma Performances March 6

February 18, 2016—The 70-member Bisonette Glee Club, OBU’s women’s glee club, is adding two Oklahoma performances to their Spring 2016 Tour. On March 6, the group will travel to Eufaula, Oklahoma, and perform during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at North Fork Baptist Church. The church is located…

OBU Seeking Judges for National Forensics and Communications Contest March 17-19

February 18, 2016—OBU is seeking volunteers from the OBU community and the surrounding communities to help judge the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association National Open March 17-19. The event will be held on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Last January, the University hosted the NCFCA regional…

Shaddix Challenges Students to ‘Pursue God’s Presence’ During Feb. 17 Chapel

February 17, 2016—Dr. Jim Shaddix, professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and pastor of teaching and training at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 17. His message was…

Tickets Now on Sale for OBU Theatre’s ‘Oedipus the King’ March 4-6

February 17, 2016—OBU Theatre will present Sophocles’ play “Oedipus the King,” opening Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU’s Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall. Additional performances will take place Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets…

Oklahoma Churches to Celebrate OBU Day Feb. 28 and March 6

February 16, 2016—OBU is calling on all Southern Baptist churches around the state of Oklahoma to join together and celebrate “OBU Day in the Churches” Feb. 28 and March 6, 2016. The Christian education that OBU provides to so many students is helping train the next generation to lead the world for…

Blackaby Challenges Students with Final Message of Focus Week 2016

February 12, 2016—Dr. Rob Blackaby, president of Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 12. Focus Week is an annual week designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Blackaby graduated from the University of British…

McHenry Elected to AACN National Board, Selected as CCNE Evaluator

February 12, 2016—Dr. Lepaine McHenry, dean of the College of Nursing at OBU, was elected as a national board member-at-large with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). She was also recently selected into the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) training program for prospective…

Student Journalists Gain Valuable Experience at State of the State Address

February 12, 2016—Students from OBU attended Oklahoma’s largest annual political event, the governor’s State of the State address, at the state capitol in Oklahoma City Feb. 1. The students represented “The Bison,” OBU’s student newspaper, and News 30, OBU’s student produced…

Pitman Delivers Focus Week Message Feb. 10

February 10, 2016—Vance Pitman, pastor and church planter of Hope Church, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at OBU Feb. 10. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Pitman responded to God’s call to Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2000, as a church plant…

OBU to Host Southwestern Seminary Jazz Faculty in Concert Feb. 9

February 8, 2016—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Concert Series will host the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Jazz Faculty in concert Tuesday evening, Feb. 9. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited and admission is…

Stull Encourages Students with Focus Week Message Feb. 8

February 8, 2016—Chris Stull, pastor and church planter of Wellspring Church, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 8. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Stull served five years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in…

Board of Trustees Approves Senior Faculty and Roof for Raley

February 5, 2016—OBU trustees celebrated the grand opening of Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall, approved recommendations for senior faculty status, and approved a recommendation to replace the roof on Raley Chapel among other business during their spring semester meeting Friday, Feb. 5. The Board of Trustees…

Annual Concerto-Aria Set for Feb. 14

February 5, 2016—OBU will host its 42nd annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 14. The free performance, which features the musical talents of seven OBU students and a full orchestra, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The public is invited to…

OBU Celebrates Dedication of World Class Nursing Facility

February 5, 2016—OBU hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting for its state-of-the-art nursing building, Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall, Friday, Feb. 5. The 32,000-square-foot facility is the new home to the OBU College of Nursing and is designed to provide cutting-edge nursing education for both undergraduate…

Bisonette Glee Club Announces Spring Tour Dates for Feb. 21-23

February 4, 2016—The 70-member Bisonette Glee Club, the Women’s Glee Club from OBU, will be performing at five locations on a short tour through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas in late February. The group is under the direction of Dr. Jim Vernon, professor of music. On Sunday morning, Feb. 21, the group will…

OBU Welcomes Three Speakers for Focus Week Feb. 8-12

February 4, 2016—OBU will welcome three speakers to campus for its annual Focus Week event Feb. 8-12. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. This year’s event will feature three guest speakers. Chris Stull, pastor and church planter of Wellspring Church will speak…

College of Fine Arts to Host Musical Theatre Showcase Feb. 4

February 3, 2016—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will host “Fathers & Sons: An Evening of Musical Theatre with Peter Purin,” Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Black Box Theatre in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center. The public is invited to attend the…

OBU Celebrates Founders' Day 2016

February 3, 2016—OBU celebrated its annual Founders’ Day during chapel services Wednesday, Feb. 3. The event commemorates the university’s incorporation in 1910 and also honors those who have faithfully served as faculty and staff at OBU in the past. Dr. Heath Thomas, dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs…

Thomas to Deliver Founders' Day Address

February 3, 2016—OBU will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the university’s incorporation in 1910. Founders’ Day is also dedicated to honoring those who have…