August 2016 News Articles

Whitlock Challenges OBU Community to Live With Purpose

August 31, 2016—OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock inspired a gathering of students, faculty, administration and staff during OBU's annual Convocation Wednesday, Aug. 31. The annual event kicks off the new academic year by bringing together all members of the OBU faculty and student body.

Princeton Review Names OBU ‘Best in the West’ for 2017

August 31, 2016—For the 12th consecutive year, The Princeton Review named Oklahoma Baptist University one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States. OBU was one of 126 institutions listed in the “Best in the West” section on the educational research firm’s website…

College of Nursing Holds Commissioning Ceremony for Class of 2018

August 26, 2016—OBU’s third annual College of Nursing Commissioning Ceremony was held Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Craig-Dorland Theatre inside Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus. During the ceremony, the new class of nursing students graduating in 2018 was welcomed and initiated. The ceremony focuses on…

OBU Introduces New Students to Shawnee Community

August 25, 2016

New OBU Students Take “The Walk” on Bison Hill

August 25, 2016—New students took “The Walk” Tuesday night, Aug. 23, on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. “The Walk” begins at the Oval and ends on the steps of Raley Chapel. It is held on the final night of Welcome Week each year and mirrors the walk that will be…

Kubicek, Smith to Lead Fall Challenge Chapel Services Aug. 23-26

August 23, 2016—OBU will host the annual Fall Challenge chapel series Aug. 23-26. The first chapel messages of the semester are traditionally known as the “Fall Challenge” and are a part of OBU’s Welcome Week, where students are welcomed and oriented to life on the OBU campus. Services will…

OBU Students ‘Serve Shawnee’ During Welcome Week

August 23, 2016—A group of 418 students from Oklahoma Baptist University took to the streets of Shawnee Monday, Aug. 22, to serve the community through numerous projects as part of OBU’s annual “Serve Shawnee” event. Students served at 25 locations around the community, including the…

OBU Welcomes Hundreds for Annual Move-In Day

August 22, 2016—Hundreds of students and family members converged upon the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday, Aug. 20. OBU hosted its annual move-in day event, welcoming new and returning students to Bison Hill. Current students, faculty and staff greeted a class of 570 first-time freshmen and 80…

OBU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Welcomes New Faculty

August 19, 2016—OBU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome seven new faculty members. The Division of Language and Literature welcomes Dr. Lindsey Panxhi as assistant professor of English. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from John Brown University. She then earned…

OBU College of Fine Arts Welcomes New Faculty

August 18, 2016—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts is pleased to welcome its new dean and seven new faculty members. Dr. Chris Mathews assumed the role of dean of the College of Fine Arts effective June 1. Mathews earned a Bachelor of Music in sacred music with a major in piano and a minor in…

OBU College of Science and Mathematics Welcomes New Faculty

August 17, 2016—OBU’s James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics is pleased to welcome two new faculty members. Dr. Chris Jones is the new dean of the Hurley College, while Dr. Roland Ngebichie-Njabon assumed the role of chemistry instructor. Jones assumed his duties as dean in early July.…

OBU College of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

August 16, 2016—OBU’s College of Nursing is pleased to welcome five new faculty members as assistant professors of nursing. New faculty include Jaime Brantley, Dr. Robin Brothers, Rebecca Coon, Shaelene Fipps and Jennifer Sharma. Brantley earned both her BSN and MSN from Union University in Tennessee.…

OBU College of Business Welcomes New Faculty

August 15, 2016—OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business is pleased to welcome two new faculty members. New faculty include Dr. Daryl Green, assistant professor of business, and Dr. Richard Martinez, professor of business. Green earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Southern…

OBU Ranks in Top 25 Most Affordable Christian Universities in the U.S.

August 8, 2016—OBU ranked number 23 on a list of the Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities for 2017. Christian Universities Online, an independent online resource for prospective students and their families researching Christian higher education, published the list.  The list was compiled…