May 2016 News Articles

Pope Rides Into Bison Hill Sunset After 26 Years Capturing Thousands of Iconic Moments

May 26, 2016—Strolling through the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University, you see a lot of things. A picturesque setting of trees and flowers, the iconic Raley Chapel, students bustling about between classes. You might also walk by the fountain, sidestep scampering squirrels on the sidewalk, meander past…

Board of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions

May 13, 2016—During their spring meeting on the Shawnee campus May 13, the Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions, approved new faculty contracts and participated in the OBU Spring Commencement Ceremony.  In his report to the board, Dr. David Whitlock, OBU president,…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 249 Graduates

May 13, 2016—OBU conferred undergraduate degrees upon 249 students during its 102nd Spring Commencement Friday, May 13. The event took place on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The graduating students took their symbolic final walk across the campus as OBU students when they filed into Raley Chapel's Potter…

OBU Awards Highest Honors to Lilite, Pope and Anderson

May 13, 2016—OBU presented its highest faculty and staff honors during the university’s 102nd Spring Commencement May 13. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presented the awards before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in…

OBU Recognizes Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony

May 13, 2016—OBU honored 24 graduating nurses during the College of Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 12, at 3 p.m. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Dr. Joe Rawdon, OBU alumnus and assistant professor of nursing, led the…

OBU to Hold 102nd Spring Commencement in Honor of 249 Graduates

May 11, 2016—OBU will confer degrees upon 249 students during OBU’s 102nd Spring Commencement Friday, May 13. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, will…

OBU Recognizes 106 Students Named to 2015-16 “Who’s Who” List

May 10, 2016—OBU recently announced the names of 106 students who were named to the 2015-16 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” The honorees were recognized during the annual Awards Convocation May 4 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. “Who's Who…

Communication Students Create Organizations to Solve Real World Problems

May 6, 2016—Every two years, OBU offers an organizational communication course taught by Dr. Vickie Ellis, professor of communication arts. This spring, both sections of the course recently held a spirited competition. As a part of their course requirements, each team was required to develop a fictitious…

Retiring Faculty and Staff Recognized During Awards Convocation

May 5, 2016—Seven retiring faculty and staff members, with a combined total of 170 years of service, were recognized during the OBU Awards Convocation May 4. The event was held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Debbie Bosch, dean of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics, is…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 4, 2016—OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 4, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Lucas Adams and Jessica Dickinson receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. The University also recognized outstanding seniors in each of its six…

OBU Enrolls Record Number of New Students at Priority Enrollment Day

May 3, 2016—OBU welcomed 368 new members to the Bison Hill family Saturday, April 30, during a record breaking Priority Enrollment Day on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Students and parents chose either a morning or afternoon session. During those half-day sessions, new students became acquainted with…

Spring Commencement to Feature Address by Hall, Honorary Doctorates

May 3, 2016—OBU will hold its 2016 Spring Commencement Friday, May 13, at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Tickets are required for admission. Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and senior pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City,…