September 2016 News Articles

Jordan to Deliver OBU’s Gaskin Lecture on Baptist History

September 29, 2016—Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will deliver Oklahoma Baptist University’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. The event will take place in the upper level of OBU’s Geiger Center, rooms 218-219. Jordan’s…

Dr. Brent Taylor Delivers OBU Chapel Message Sept. 28

September 28, 2016—Dr. Brent Taylor delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message came from Ephesians 3 and continued the fall 2016 chapel emphasis on prayers of the New Testament. “If you want to be used by God, then…

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors in Concert at OBU Oct. 14

September 27, 2016—Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, a band from Nashville, Tennessee, is coming to Oklahoma Baptist University for a Friday evening concert Oct. 14 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the concert set to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available online for $15. For…

OBU to Host Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Oct. 28

September 26, 2016—OBU will host its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in OBU’s Mabee Suite in the Noble Complex. This year’s clinic, themed “Complacency Exposed … Malachi,” is designed to prepare pastors, preachers and laymen to teach a series…

Thomas Delivers Chapel Message on Prayer from Luke 18

September 21, 2016—Dr. Heath Thomas delivered OBU’s chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 21. His message was from Luke 18 and was about the power of prayer for our time. Thomas is dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, associate vice president for church relations, and professor of Old Testament.…

OBU Welcomes Stockton Helbing Quintet in Jazz Concert Sept. 29

September 20, 2016—Jazz is coming to Bison Hill for a special evening of music Thursday, Sept. 29. The Stockton Helbing Quintet will present a concert and will be joined on two songs by The Bison Jazz Orchestra. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium.  The concert…

Bison Gameday Experience – Episode Two: The Bison Brigade

September 20, 2016—Football gameday on Bison Hill. The pageantry. The power. The pomp. The spectacle of America’s game on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University. Nothing defines the experience of a college football game more than the band. On Saturday, Sept. 17, OBU alumnus Marc Hooks captured the…

Women of Vision Offer a Chance to Impact OBU Campus

September 19, 2016—Following up a successful inaugural year, Oklahoma Baptist University’s Women of Vision giving circle is working hard to continue impacting the campus. Their mission is simple - to empower women through a collective and influential voice and enable them to make a significant financial…

Alumni Perspective: Bison Gameday Through the Lens of Marc Hooks, ’90

September 16, 2016—Marc Hooks is a seasoned communicator, photojournalist, missionary, and church planter. He has captured images in more than 30 countries, publishing them worldwide. He has traveled throughout Russia, documenting many of the people groups across that vast country. His photo essays and street…

Bison Sculptures Installed at Kickapoo and MacArthur

September 16, 2016—Three life-sized Bison sculptures were installed on the northeast corner of the OBU campus Friday, Sept. 16. The Bison are featured as part of an art project on the southwest corner of Kickapoo and MacArthur. The project will also include a new sign, identifying the campus and welcoming…

‘Backstreet Biggie’ to Bring Back the ’90s to OBU Sept. 17

September 15, 2016—Saturday, Sept. 17, OBU’s Campus Activities Board will transport spectators back to the era of scrunchies, overalls, boy bands and flavored lip smackers with “Biggie,” the first of its annual variety shows. The event will begin at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium…

Elliff Leads GO Week Chapel Message

September 14, 2016— Dr. Tom Elliff, former president of the International Mission Board, delivered the chapel message to the OBU community Wednesday, Sept. 14. His message took place during GO Week, an annual week focusing on missions, with activities ranging from special GO Chapels to other missions-themed…

OBU to Host Philosophy Forum on Capital Punishment Sept. 16

September 14, 2016—OBU will kick off the fall Philosophy Forum series Friday, Sept. 16, with a faculty dialogue discussing the topic, “Should a Christian Support the Death Penalty?” The OBU Department of Philosophy will sponsor the event, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in…

OBU Earns Top Rankings for Best Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

September 13, 2016—For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named OBU as Oklahoma's highest ranked college on the “Best Regional Colleges of the West” list. OBU also ranked in the top five “Least Debt” regional colleges list and placed sixth on the “Great Schools,…

OBU College Players to Present New Works Festival Sept. 16

September 9, 2016—OBU College Players and OBU Theatre will present the fourth annual New Works Festival Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sarkeys Telecommunications Center Black Box Theatre. During this one-night-only event, the audience will enjoy short plays written and directed by OBU students. Tickets are $5 for…

OBU Announces Scholarships for MBA Students

September 8, 2016—OBU’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies recently announced four new scholarships for students seeking Master of Business Administration degrees. OBU offers fully online MBA options in leadership, project management, international business and energy management, with hybrid and…

Norman Kicks Off Fall Chapel Series on Prayer

September 7, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University kicked off its fall 2016 chapel series Sept. 7. Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, interpreted the theme for the series, “Prayer: Beseeching the Lord through the Prayers of the New Testament.” Norman brought a message…

OBU Theatre to Stage ‘A Season for All’

September 7, 2016—OBU Theatre will take patrons through “A Season for All” during the 2016-17 theatre season. The season will feature the New Works Festival, the One Act Play Festival and productions of "You Can’t Take it With You" and “Eleemosynary.” Tickets for the “New…

OBU Welcomes Second Largest Freshman Class in School History

September 6, 2016—Two weeks into the fall semester at Oklahoma Baptist University, the campus is bustling with activity. First-time freshmen are adjusting to college life. Transfer students are learning what it means to be a Bison. And upperclassmen are readjusting to life on Bison Hill after the long summer…

Green and Jones Installed to Academic Positions During OBU Convocation

September 1, 2016—Dr. Daryl Green and Dr. Galen Jones were installed to academic positions during Oklahoma Baptist University's annual Convocation service Aug. 31. Endowed chairs and professorships are awarded to select professors who are outstanding teachers and who have demonstrated exceptional ability in…