March 2016 News Articles

OBU Seniors to Present Honors Theses April 4-28

March 31, 2016—Ten seniors will present their honors theses during the month of April. The presentations last approximately one hour and are the culmination of the students’ academic careers at the university. Each student will present the results of their research projects as well as respond to…

OBU Ranked Nationally in Business Degree Affordability

March 30, 2016—College Values Online ranked OBU 27th among the most affordable competitive small colleges in the nation for a business administration degree. The top 50 most affordable schools were selected and ranked based on net price as listed by the National Center for Education Statistics. College…

Guleserian to Debut Senior Art Show April 1

March 29, 2016—OBU student Emily Guleserian will debut her senior art show Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The come and go event will run until 9 p.m. and is free to the public. Food and drinks will be served, and Guleserian’s work will be on display…

Kings Kaleidoscope to Perform at OBU April 9

March 29, 2016—Popular faith-based alternative band Kings Kaleidoscope will perform in concert Saturday, April 9, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at…

Bison Hill Jazz Festival Coming to Campus April 7

March 29, 2016—OBU will host the third annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Thursday, April 7. Performances will take place all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The festival will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. evening concert featuring world-class jazz musician Andre Hayward on…

All Sons & Daughters to Lead Worship at OBU March 30

March 28, 2016—All Sons & Daughters, a Christian worship group led by Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, will lead worship during the March 30 chapel at OBU. Jordan will then also deliver the chapel message, speaking about the role of worship in our lives. The event takes place in Raley Chapel’s Potter…

Raley to Speak and Screen Documentary April 7 on His Long Fight to Free an Innocent Man

March 28, 2016—Nationally renowned Texas attorney John Raley, who led a seven-year fight to free a man wrongfully convicted of murder, will be a special guest on campus Thursday, April 7. Raley worked with the Innocence Project to free Michael Morton, a man who served 25 years in prison after being…

OBU Hosts Area Fifth Graders for Interactive Children’s Museum

March 24, 2016—OBU teacher education students hosted an interactive children’s museum March 23 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s edition was titled “Presidential Monuments: A Historical Study of Presidents, Leadership, and Values.” Approximately 75 fifth graders from…

Students Help Others “Discover Teaching”

March 24, 2016—A large crowd of Pottawatomie County high school students gathered for the inaugural “Discover Teaching” event, coordinated by OBU, Citizen Pottawatami Nation, St. Gregory’s University and Seminole State College. Firelake Arena in Shawnee hosted the event Wednesday morning,…

OBU Community Celebrates Holy Week During Chapel Service March 23

March 23, 2016—OBU held a special Holy Week chapel service Wednesday, March 23. The Holy Week Chapel is an annual service held the Wednesday before Easter. Students and faculty led the worship service and reflected on the nature of Christ’s sacrifice.

CEO of Stillwater Designs to Lead Business Forum April 1

March 23, 2016—OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business will host a Business Forum lecture Friday, April 1, 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 public. Steve Irby, the guest…

University Chorale Announces Spring Tour of Oklahoma and Arkansas April 2-6

March 23, 2016—OBU’s premiere mixed chorus, the University Chorale, will embark on its annual spring tour April 2-6. The group, under direction of Burton H. Patterson Professor of Music Dr. Brent Ballweg, will perform concerts at various venues in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Chorale’s tour kicks…

Registration Now Open for OBU Pastors School July 11-13

March 22, 2016—OBU will host the 2016 OBU Pastors School July 11-13. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, is “Prayer: Key to Preaching the Word in Power” using Ephesians 1:15-23. The 2016 Pastors School will feature K. Marshall…

OBU Begins Work on Kickapoo and MacArthur Art Project, Plans to Relocate OBU Hedge

March 16, 2016—OBU recently began work to prepare for the placement of an art project on the southwest corner of Kickapoo and MacArthur. The project will require the relocation of the "OBU" hedge and will include a new sign, identifying the campus and welcoming visitors to OBU, along with the much…

OBU Alumnus Helps Make Scientific Breakthrough

March 11, 2016—An OBU alumnus, along with his team, recently made one of the biggest scientific discoveries in years. You might have seen the headline scrolling across the bottom of the screen while watching the news, or popping up while reading your favorite news site. If you’re into scientific…

Charles Delivers Chapel Message on "The God Who Answers Prayer"

March 9, 2016—H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message March 9. His message came from Ephesians and was titled “The God Who Answers Prayer.”

H. B. Charles Jr. to Deliver Chapel Message March 9

March 7, 2016—H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, will deliver OBU’s chapel message March 9 at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message will come from Zechariah, continuing the 2015-16 chapel theme on "The Minor Prophets:…

Smallwood Named Senior Vice President for Advancement and University Relations

March 4, 2016—OBU is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Will Smallwood to senior vice president for advancement and university relations. The transition was effective March 1. Smallwood has served at OBU since 2010 as vice president for university advancement. In that capacity, Smallwood has led the…

Symphonic Winds and Bison Jazz Orchestra in Concert March 3

March 2, 2016—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and the Division of Music will present OBU’s Symphonic Winds and the Bison Jazz Orchestra in concert Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Admission is free and open to…

Page Delivers Emotional Chapel Message March 2

March 2, 2016—Dr. Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, delivered a powerful and emotional message during OBU’s chapel service March 2. He shared the story of his daughter, Melissa, who took her own life in 2009. He has authored a book, titled…

Holtz Delivers Inspirational Message During Green and Gold Gala

March 2, 2016—Legendary football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz was the featured speaker during OBU's fourth annual Green and Gold Gala March 1 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Holtz delivered a message of faith, leadership and perseverance as he shared stories of his…

Students to Present Papers at Sooner Communication Conference

March 2, 2016—Two OBU communication studies students were recently selected to present their research papers at the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Communication Conference March 5 on OU's campus in Norman. The conference features graduate and undergraduate communication scholars from across the nation…

Marissa Crowson to Debut Senior Art Show March 4

March 1, 2016—OBU senior Marissa Crowson will present her senior art show Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU’s campus. A reception honoring Crowson and her work will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The public is invited to attend the free event. Crowson’s work…

Students and Professors Hold Read-In for Black History Month

March 1, 2016—OBU’s United Students of Color, in conjunction with the OBU English Department, hosted an African American Read-In Friday, Feb. 26. Different volunteer readers shared literary works from various African American authors to an audience in the Geiger Center on the OBU campus. The month of…