June 2016 News Articles

OBU Earns National Recognition as a College of Distinction

June 30, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University was recently named as a 2016-17 College of Distinction, a nationally prestigious designation for universities that demonstrate an innovative application of high impact educational practices. Since 1999, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have…

OBU Welcomes Jeremy Scott as Campus Photographer

June 29, 2016—OBU recently welcomed Jeremy Scott to campus as the University’s photographer. He assumed the role June 6. Scott served as a photographer for the International Mission Board from 2010 to 2016, first serving as a studio photographer and imaging specialist, then as photographer I. He has…

OBU Hosts NCFCA National Championship, Offers Scholarships to Winners

June 23, 2016—OBU is hosting the national championships for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association June 21-25. In conjunction with this event, the University recently announced special scholarships that will be awarded to winners of the competition. The OBU NCFCA Scholarship will be…

OBU Ranks Third in Affordability for Western United States

June 22, 2016—OBU ranked third on a list of the 25 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities in the West for 2016. The list was released June 21 by Christian Universities Online and was published on the group’s website, www.ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org. To make the list, schools must…

Naylor Receives OBU’s Hobbs Award During SBC Meeting

June 15, 2016—OBU presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Rebekah Naylor Tuesday, June 14, during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presented the award. The award is named to honor the…

Space Remains for OBU Pastors School July 11-13

June 10, 2016—It’s not too late to register for the 2016 OBU Pastors School, July 11-13 on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for pastors and ministry leaders, is “Prayer: Key to Preaching the Word…

OBU Offers Donors Final Chance to Autograph Raley Chapel Roof Tiles June 25

June 10, 2016—Raley Chapel, an iconic symbol of Oklahoma Baptist University, is getting a new roof this summer. The original roof, which has served its purpose since 1961, is being replaced, and the University is offering one last chance to autograph roof tiles before they are placed on the chapel. As part…

OBU Welcomes Jones as Dean of the Hurley College of Science and Mathematics

June 9, 2016—OBU is pleased to welcome Dr. Chris Jones as dean of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics. He will assume his duties July 5. Jones currently serves as professor of chemistry at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, assuming that role in 2014. From 2002-14, he served as…

OBU Seeking Judges for Speech and Debate National Championships June 21-25

June 8, 2016—OBU is seeking volunteers from the OBU community and surrounding communities to help judge the national championships for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. The championships will be held June 21-25 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. In January 2015, OBU hosted the…