April 2016 News Articles

Students Encouraged to Recycle During Housing Move-Out

April 29, 2016—OBU is encouraging all students to recycle an array of items as they move out from campus housing in May. The initiative is being organized by student life, residential life and facilities management. Over the next two weeks, students will receive detailed information on items they may recycle…

Education Majors Host 'Whodunit' STEM Study for Local Fourth Graders

April 29, 2016—When reptiles went missing from their lab, the scientists called in the best junior detectives they knew -- fourth graders from Sequoyah Elementary School in Shawnee. OBU education majors hosted the junior detectives during a special event called “Whodunit: A Forensic STEM Study.”…

Bisonette Glee Club to Host Spring Concert April 30

April 28, 2016—The 70-member Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s glee club from Oklahoma Baptist University, will present their spring concert, “Loveliness, Light, and Life,” Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU…

Thompson to Present Art Show Themed “Come What May” April 29

April 27, 2016—OBU art major Tallie Thompson of Oklahoma City will debut her senior art show, “Come What May,” Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on the OBU campus in Shawnee. A reception honoring Thompson and her accomplishments will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The…

Education Majors Meet Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year

April 27, 2016—Monday, April 25, Shawn Sheehan, the current State Teacher of the Year in Oklahoma, visited OBU’s campus to speak with OBU education majors. He shared words of encouragement and stories of how can make a dramatic positive impact on their students. The event took place in OBU’s…

Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert May 1

April 26, 2016—The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a spring concert Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The groups performing include the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir, and the Concert Choir. The concert is free and open…

OBU Recognized Among 40 Colleges & Universities for Dynamic Transfer Pathways

April 22, 2016—OBU was recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as one of 40 members of the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfers. Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students…

Wilson to Debut Senior Art Show April 22

April 21, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University student Erin Wilson will debut her senior art show Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Art Building located on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. A reception will be held in honor of Wilson and her work and will serve as the opening to the exhibit. The event is come and…

Jemison Delivers Chapel Message April 20

April 20, 2016—Dr. Major Lewis Jemison, senior pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel message April 20 at OBU. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. In keeping with this year’s chapel theme on the Minor Prophets, Jemison preached…

University Chorale to Present Spring Concert April 23

April 20, 2016—The University Chorale, the premiere mixed ensemble on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus, will present its spring concert Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The concert's theme of "Light and Life" will…

OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra in Concert April 19

April 19, 2016—The OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra’s 15th season spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and features works by three of the world’s most famous composers, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and…

OBU Holds Delta Mu Delta Induction Ceremony and Banquet

April 18, 2016—Monday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m., the Delta Mu Delta induction ceremony and banquet were held in the Geiger Center of OBU. Delta Mu Delta is the International Honor Society in Business. The purposes of Delta Mu Delta are to promote higher scholarship in business education and to recognize and…

Star-Spangled Spring Affair Offers Evening of Entertainment April 16

April 15, 2016—“Give me your tired, your bored, your unentertained masses yearning for a show,” is the cry of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Campus Activities Board as they host their annual variety show Spring Affair – this time with a distinct American theme. “Star-Spangled…

SBC President Floyd Delivers OBU Chapel Message April 13

April 13, 2016—Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the message at OBU during chapel services Wednesday, April 13. Floyd has been a pastor for more than 38 years. He is the leader, founder, and host of “The Summit,” a weekly lunch seminar which hosts guest…

Adams Represents OBU at State Research Day

April 13, 2016—Lucas Adams of Oklahoma City, a senior chemistry and mathematics major, was selected to represent OBU at Research Day held recently at the State Capitol. Twenty-four undergraduate students representing 18 Oklahoma colleges and universities presented competitive scientific research posters to…

Tickets Now on Sale for OBU Theatre’s ‘Emma’ April 21-24

April 13, 2016—OBU Theatre will present Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma,” opening Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU’s Black Box Theatre in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center. Additional performances will take place Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday,…

Students Volunteer to Serve Shawnee During ‘One Body United’

April 12, 2016—Saturday. On most college campuses for most college students, it’s the day to sleep in, hang out with friends, shower at some point before evening, and have a good time that night. For roughly 100 students at OBU, this past Saturday was about something much greater. It was about…

Hollingshead Named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

April 12, 2016—Campus Compact recently named Anna Hollingshead, a sophomore nursing major at OBU from Denton, Texas, a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows class of 2016 is made up of 218 student leaders representing Campus Compact member colleges and universities from 36 states, Washington,…

SBC President to Deliver OBU Chapel Message

April 11, 2016—Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will deliver the chapel message at OBU’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday, April 13, during the 10 a.m. chapel time. Floyd has been a pastor for over 38 years. He teaches principles from the Bible that encourages and uplifts…

Raley Visits OBU Campus, Speaks to Students on Criminal Justice

April 8, 2016—Silence echoed the room as Texas attorney John Raley prepared to take Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium stage to answer questions following a screening of “An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story.” More than 500 students and OBU community members sat in contemplation of the…

Students to Serve Community April 9 as ‘One Body United’

April 7, 2016—Saturday, April 9, beginning at 11:30 a.m., OBU students will host the second annual One Body United event, organized by OBU’s Student Government Association, student life, and student ministry. The goal of the event is to engage and serve the Shawnee community as the hands and feet of…

Student Government Candidates Campaign During Annual Hyde Park Chapel

April 6, 2016—OBU’s Student Government Association hosted its annual Hyde Park Chapel Wednesday, April 6. During the chapel, candidates for student government positions addressed the student body and detailed their platforms and positions. Hyde Park Day was instituted at the university in 1958 after…

Faculty and Staff Honored as ‘Seven Who Care’

April 6, 2016—OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 6, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university's annual Hyde Park chapel service in Raley Chapel. The awards were presented by current members of…

OBU Recognizes 480 Years of Service

April 6, 2016—OBU hosted the 2016 Service Awards reception Tuesday, April 5, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The annual event recognizes employees with milestone years of service. The university recognized 43 employees for a combined 470 years of service. The event was a come-and-go reception from 3:30 p.m.…

Communication Students to Present Papers at Austin Conference April 7-10

April 4, 2016—Three OBU communication studies students were recently selected to present their research papers at the 86th Southern States Communication Association Conference (SSCA), in Austin, Texas, April 7-10. The conference features communication scholars from across the nation discussing developments…

Senior Hannah Madison Brings ‘Far Out’ Art Show Near You April 8

April 4, 2016—OBU graphic design student Hannah Madison of Shawnee, will present her senior art show to the university community and the general public beginning April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on the OBU campus in Shawnee. A reception honoring Madison and her achievement will serve as the opening.…

Stillwater Designs Founder Teaches Students Valuable Lessons on Faith and Business

April 1, 2016—Stillwater Designs founder Steve Irby spoke with Oklahoma Baptist University students during a Business Forum Lecture April 1. The Paul Dickinson College of Business hosted the event, held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Irby is…

David’s Creed to Lead Worship at FBC Broken Arrow April 10

April 1, 2016—OBU’s traveling worship band David’s Creed will lead worship at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sunday morning, April 10. The group will lead worship that morning in both the blended service at 9:15 a.m. and the modern service at 10:30 a.m. The service is free and…