October 2016 News Articles

Boeing Engineering Executive Shares Experience with OBU Students

October 28, 2016—Boeing executive Jimmy Rollen delivered a lecture Friday, Oct. 28, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Rollen works in Oklahoma City as director of engineering and chief engineer for aircraft modernization and sustainment. He leads a global team of engineers that provide cutting-edge modernization…

OBU Professor D.H. Dilbeck Authors “A More Civil War”

October 28, 2016—Dr. D.H. Dilbeck, assistant professor of history at Oklahoma Baptist University, has authored a new book titled, “A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War.” The book released Oct. 24 and is available on amazon.com and at other major booksellers. Dilbeck will host a book…

NFL Icon Archie Manning to Speak at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala March 7

October 27, 2016—Archie Manning, All-American quarterback and NFL icon, will be the featured speaker during the fifth annual Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The event raises funds for student…

Come One, Come All to OBU’s ‘Deep Fried Follies’ Oct. 29

October 27, 2016—OBU’s Campus Activities Board will take attendees on a ferris wheel ride to a state fair themed Freshman Follies, Saturday, Oct. 29. “Deep Fried Follies” is the second CAB sponsored student variety show of the year. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter…

OBU Alumnus Hall Delivers Chapel Message Oct. 26

October 26, 2016—Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and senior pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 26. He challenged the audience with a question, "How will your life be remembered by God?" Hall was born in Indiana in 1971 and…

“You Can’t Take it With You” Hits the OBU Stage Nov. 3

October 25, 2016—OBU Theatre is proud to present Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s, “You Can’t Take it With You,” opening Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at Craig-Dorland Theatre inside Shawnee Hall on Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus in…

Boeing Engineering Executive to Deliver Lecture at OBU Oct. 28

October 25, 2016—Boeing executive Jimmy Rollen will deliver a lecture Friday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. in Oklahoma Baptist University’s Tulsa Royalties Auditorium. The auditorium is located inside the Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The event is free and open to the public. Rollen is the…

OBU to Host Homecoming Weekend Nov. 11-12

October 25, 2016—For decades, Bison have gone with Ka-Rip. Generations of alumni excitedly "let'er go ruse" to cheer the Green and Gold to victory. The chant is a timeless OBU tradition the University and its friends return to time and again to celebrate the Bison Spirit. OBU alumni, friends, students,…

Bison Jazz Orchestra to Host “Autumn Leaves” Night of Jazz Oct. 29

October 24, 2016—OBU’s Bison Jazz Orchestra will once again host Night of Jazz on OBU's campus in Shawnee. Night of Jazz will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Mabee Suite, located on the upper floor of the Noble complex. The event will follow Freshman Follies and is free and…

How to Get Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Oklahoma

October 23, 2016—Becoming a licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Oklahoma is a process that starts with the pursuit of a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In Oklahoma, aspiring therapists can pursue designation as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. The process begins after…

"What Can I Do With a Marriage and Family Therapy Degree?"

October 21, 2016—One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to choosing to pursue Marriage and Family Therapy over a different counseling degree is, “How is Marriage and Family Therapy different, and what can I do with that degree?” Marriage and Family Therapy is similar to a…

David’s Creed Records in Professional Studio

October 19, 2016—Students at Oklahoma Baptist University receive a world class education. They are taught by professors with expertise in their fields, real-world experience, and knowledge of the nuances and intricacies of their subject matter. They are challenged by fellow students who push one another to…

Finn Challenges Students During Hobbs Lecture

October 19, 2016—Dr. Nathan Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of Christian thought and tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture during Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event took place in…

OBU Art Professor’s Illustrations Bring Children’s Books to Life

October 19, 2016—OBU Assistant Professor of Art Joshua Brunet has always loved to draw. “For me, it was always obvious and easy. I always knew I wanted to go into art. In high school, I had a great art teacher. I didn't know what kind of art I wanted to do, but looking back, I probably should have known…

OBU Traditions

October 19, 2016—With a rich history dating back more than 100 years, it should be no surprise that OBU has many traditions to enjoy. When you think of traditions, you may get those warm, fuzzy feelings or a sense of nostalgia. What traditions do you have that you look forward to every year? Traditions are an…

How the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at OBU Incorporates Christian Values

October 19, 2016—You’ve decided Marriage and Family Therapy is the degree you want to pursue, but now you’re looking for the right MFT program for you. The culture of each MFT program varies by school, and it’s important to find the culture that best fits your needs. If you want a program…

Deem Delivers Lecture During OBU Business Forum Oct. 17

October 18, 2016—OBU alumnus Adam Deem delivered the lecture during OBU’s Business Forum event Monday, Oct. 17. Deem graduated from OBU with a double major in finance and marketing. He is a partner and registered investment advisor with Teaktree Capital Management in Fort Worth, Texas. While a student at…

Cairns to Speak at OBU’s Visiting Writer Seminar Nov. 7-8

October 18, 2016—OBU will host author Scott Cairns for the Visiting Writer Seminar Nov. 7-8. The events will take place in the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus. Cairns will hold a reading of his poetry Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. He will lead a masterclass on writing memoir Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7…

Finn to Deliver Hobbs Lecture Oct. 19

October 17, 2016—Dr. Nathan Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of Christian thought and tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, will deliver the annual Hobbs Lecture during OBU’s chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s…

Ethics in the Working World: How OBU Prepares Graduates

October 17, 2016—MBA graduate students often hear buzzwords like “business ethics” tossed around without a real understanding of how an MBA degree will prepare them to act ethically and discern troubling situations in the corporate world. At Oklahoma Baptist University, we believe ethics are a key…

The Value of an Oklahoma Baptist University Certificate

October 14, 2016—Have you considered going back to school to expand your knowledge base and advance your career? Furthering your education doesn’t mean you have to get a master’s degree. There are other options that can help you advance in your career, without taking too much of your valuable time…

OBU Welcomes Henderson as Director of Student Success

October 14, 2016—OBU is pleased to welcome Kirt Henderson as director of student success. He assumed his duties effective Oct. 10. Henderson is an OBU alumnus and former assistant director of admissions. The director of student success oversees the operation of the Milburn Student Success Center, including…

OBU English Major Spends Semester at Oxford, Wins de Jager Prize

October 13, 2016—During the 2016 spring semester, while most of her friends were back on Bison Hill, OBU English major Elyse Kusakabe spent the latter half of her junior year travelling around England and furthering her education at Oxford University. The experience was part of a program made possible through…

Kelly Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 12

October 12, 2016—Dr. Bobby Kelly, the Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 12. His message was from 2 Corinthians 12. It continued the fall chapel series theme of “Prayer: Beseeching the Lord through the Prayers of the New…

Sports Ministry Expert to Lead OBU’s Bison Way Chapel Oct. 14

October 12, 2016—Sports and recreation ministry expert John Garner will lead Oklahoma Baptist University’s ‘Bison Way’ chapel Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The event will take place in OBU’s Noble Complex. Garner is a nationally known conference speaker, college and seminary adjunct…

Student Profile: Project Management

October 12, 2016—Have you considered earning your MBA in Project Management? With classes offered completely online or through a combination of online and in person classes, OBU has options to help you fit a degree into your busy schedule, even if you are employed. Need further motivation? It only takes 24…

OBU Offers Guaranteed $5,000 Scholarship to All Incoming Freshmen

October 10, 2016—OBU will offer a guaranteed minimum $5,000 scholarship per year to all new incoming freshman students, beginning fall 2017. The University is raising the guaranteed minimum from $2,000 to $5,000. The scholarship is renewable every year for four years as long as the student maintains a 2.0 GPA.…

Career Opportunities in Marriage and Family Therapy

October 10, 2016—If you’re interested in Marriage and Family Therapy as a career path, you likely want to know what life will be like after getting your degree and licensure or certifications. The federal government recognizes Family Therapists as qualified mental health providers and the Public Health…

5 Reasons Why Shawnee is the Perfect College Town

October 7, 2016—Your college days are meant to be some of the best years of your life. A community full of like-minded people, classes with exceptional teachers, and a beautiful, historical campus to commemorate the days.  It’s an experience to hold dear in your heart for years to come. It’s…

OBU Trustees Adopt Budget, Celebrate Enrollment Growth

October 7, 2016—The OBU Board of Trustees approved a $76.9 million operating budget and the tuition and fee structure for the 2017-18 academic year, dedicated a new campus art project, and celebrated a record freshman class during their fall semester meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee Oct. 7. During his…

OBU Dedicates New Bison Sculptures and University Sign

October 7, 2016—OBU held a dedication ceremony Friday, Oct. 7, for a new campus art project located on the southwest corner of Kickapoo and MacArthur. The project includes three life-sized metal Bison sculptures, a new OBU sign, a new brick structure housing the sign and Bison, and landscaping that harkens to…

Deem to Speak at Business Forum Oct. 17

October 6, 2016—OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business will host a Business Forum lecture featuring OBU alumnus Adam Deem. The event will be held Monday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The lecture is free and open to the…

Pace Brings Message on Prayer from John 17

October 5, 2016—Dr. Scott Pace, the Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes chair of Christian ministry and associate professor of applied ministry, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 5. His message was titled “Listening to the Heart of Jesus” and came from…

Blackstone’s Art Show ‘The Eighteen Day Deadline’ Runs Through October at OBU

October 5, 2016—Julie Blackstone’s art show is now available for viewing on the first floor of the Geiger Center on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. Blackstone, assistant professor of art at OBU, titled her show, ‘The Eighteen Day Deadline,’ referencing the fact that she…

Jordan Delivers OBU Gaskin Lecture, Details Falls Creek’s 99-Year History

October 3, 2016—Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered OBU’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Oct. 3. Jordan focused on the contribution of Falls Creek to Oklahoma Baptist history. "It's an honor to come and have the opportunity to speak about…

Manger Honored with ION Oklahoma’s NextGen Under 30 Award

October 3, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Austin Manger, field representative and policy advisor for U.S. Senator James Lankford, has been named a recipient of the “NextGen Under 30 Award.” The award is presented by ION Oklahoma, a digital and print news source covering the state. He…

Is Marriage and Family Therapy the Right Program for You?

October 3, 2016—If you’re considering graduate school and your passion lies in providing competent counseling to individuals, married couples and families while taking into account a Christian perspective, obtaining a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from OBU may be the best choice for…