November 2016 News Articles

OBU Student Jillian Murphy Authors Book, Hosts Book Signing Dec. 10

December 1, 2016—Jillian Murphy, a freshman nursing major from Frisco, Texas, recently released a devotional book titled, “The Four Seasons of Hope.” Living Word Bookstore, located in the Shawnee Mall, will host the OBU student for a book signing Dec. 10, 2-6 p.m. “The Four Seasons of…

Dr. Robert Smith Jr. Delivers OBU Chapel Message Nov. 30

November 30, 2016—Dr. Robert Smith Jr., Charles T. Carter Baptist chair of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message Nov. 30, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium Smith serves as Charles T. Carter Baptist chair of divinity at Beeson Divinity School…

5 Places Students Can Volunteer this Holiday Season

November 30, 2016—Consider how you can comfort someone in need this holiday season. No matter how small a task may seem, it can make a huge difference in someone’s life. Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your community. "What can you do to help out the community around us? I encourage you to…

A Mission of Multiplication and Communication: ‘Mission 1.8’ Trains OBU Students to Impact Community, World

November 29, 2016—By Catherine Finch Catherine Finch is a junior at OBU and a student worker in the University’s Marketing and Communications office. Her first-person experience with Mission 1.8, and the impact it has had on her, led her to research and write this story. Acts 1:8 is the sole premise of…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Christmas Concert Dec. 4

November 22, 2016—The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a Christmas Concert Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Performing groups include Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir, and the Concert Choir. This is the 16th year the…

OBU’s Hanging of the Green to Feature “Messiah” Dec. 3

November 22, 2016—OBU will present its 79th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the celebration, which will feature a presentation of Handel’s “Messiah.” The first OBU Hanging…

OBU Students Learn Business Operations Hands-On at Shawnee Airport

November 22, 2016—By Dr. Daryl Green, Dickinson Chair of Business Students from Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business recently visited the Shawnee Regional Airport Nov. 10 to discuss operations management and how this concept applies in today’s businesses. The students are…

OBU Marriage and Family Therapy Deadlines and Details

November 22, 2016—You’ve decided Marriage and Family Therapy is the right program for you, so now it’s time to move on to the next step - applying for the program and taking classes. Missing the Priority Application Deadline can make it more difficult to plan your schedule with classes that work for…

OBU Professors Provide Individualized Learning Experiences, Faith-Based Teaching and Ethical Guidance

November 22, 2016—OBU employs experienced, passionate professors to provide students with the best education, but experience and passion aren’t our professors’ only common traits. Those who teach at OBU have a gift for educating others, the hope to provide guidance to every student and the…

OBU’s Enactus Group Receives Women’s Empowerment Grant

November 21, 2016—OBU’s own “Entrepreneurs, Action and Us” (abbreviated “Enactus”) group received a $1,500 grant to complete their project focusing on women’s economic empowerment. The group, a local chapter of the international Enactus organization, was formed to create…

Hobby Lobby’s Miller Delivered Minter Lecture

November 18, 2016—Hobby Lobby Real Estate Analyst Les Miller delivered the 2016 Minter Lecture in Business, Leadership and Christian Ministry at OBU. Miller attended OBU from 1977-81 and has since been involved in commercial and industrial real estate for numerous clients and employers. Miller, whose…

Why Choose Oklahoma Baptist University?

November 18, 2016—There are many things to consider when choosing where you’ll spend the next four years of your life. Cost, culture, and the quality of the education you will receive are just a few of the factors that should go into this important decision. At Oklahoma Baptist University, we offer…

OBU to Present Musical Theater Showcase Nov. 18-19

November 17, 2016—The Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music will present its Fall Musical Theater Showcase Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited. The showcase is under the direction of Dr. Peter Purin,…

Rhone Speaks During OBU Chapel Nov. 16

November 16, 2016—Pastor Anthony Rhone delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Nov. 16. Rhone is the pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Shawnee. He attended John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City and graduated in 1982. Later he attended the University of Central Oklahoma where he…

OBU Team Presents Project at Assessment Academy Results Workshop

November 15, 2016—A team from Oklahoma Baptist University traveled to Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 12-13, to present the results of a five-year project during the Assessment Academy Results Workshop, hosted by the Higher Learning Commission. Institutions progress through the Academy experience together as Academy…

OBU Presents JM Carroll Award to Kelly King

November 15, 2016—OBU presented the JM Carroll Award to Kelly King, Tuesday, Nov. 15, during the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) annual meeting held at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. King is the former BGCO Women’s Missions and Ministry Specialist. She served in that…

Hobby Lobby's Miller to Deliver Minter Lecture Nov. 18

November 14, 2016—Les Miller, real estate analyst for Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., will deliver the 2016 Minter Lectureship in Business, Leadership and Christian Ministry at OBU. The lecture will take place Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on the OBU…

Student Profile: Energy Management

November 14, 2016—If you’re in search of a business-focused master’s degree that can separate you from the competition, OBU’s Energy Management program is worth exploring. Energy Management doesn’t only focus on oil and gas, but encompasses resource management, energy efficiency,…

OBU Crowns 2016 Harvest Court During Homecoming Festivities

November 12, 2016—OBU announced winners of the 2016 Harvest Court Saturday, Nov. 12, during halftime of the Bison football game versus Southern Nazarene University. The event was part of OBU’s homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the weekend. Senior students were nominated by their peers…

OBU Honors Outstanding Alumni During Harvest Dinner

November 12, 2016—OBU recognized outstanding alumni with special awards during its Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 11. The annual event is part of the University’s homecoming weekend celebration. The University presented several awards, including the Alumni Achievement Award, Graduate of the Last Decade and…

Home on Bison Hill: An OBU Alumni Perspective By Marc Ira Hooks, ’90

November 11, 2016—OBU alumnus Marc Hooks, ’90, shares about the home he found on Bison Hill and the special bonds that shaped the course of his life. He is a seasoned communicator, photojournalist, missionary, and church planter, bringing a unique perspective built upon his passionate love for OBU and his…

OBU Honors Veterans During Ceremony Nov. 11

November 11, 2016—OBU held a special ceremony Friday, Nov. 11, honoring veterans of the United States military in observance of Veterans Day. The event took place in Gold Star Park on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The park is located just west of Kickapoo and south of University. OBU President Dr. David W.…

BGCO’s Harrison Teaches from Luke 22 During OBU Chapel Nov. 9

November 9, 2016—Andy Harrison, Falls Creek program director and student ministry specialist at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 9. Harrison spoke from Luke 22 and continued the fall chapel series theme of “Prayer:…

Why Choose a Christian University

November 9, 2016—As a recent high school grad or soon-to-be graduate, choosing a university can be a daunting task. There are public, private, large and small universities … but how do you know which choice is right for you? At Oklahoma Baptist University, we believe a mid-sized private university offers…

New OBU Forensics and Debate Team Wins First Championship

November 8, 2016—Over the last few months, there has been talk nationwide about debates. Who said what, who won, and what effect each debate made on the viewers. And while that national conversation was couched in the midst of presidential politics, speech and debate also came to life on the Shawnee campus of…

OBU to Host Fine Arts Showcase During Homecoming Nov. 11

November 7, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University's annual Fine Arts Showcase, featuring the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, will take place Friday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The event is part of OBU's homecoming activities. Admission is free and the public is invited to…

How to Personalize Your MBA Experience at OBU

November 7, 2016—If you’re considering earning you Master of Business Administration, you may not realize that there is no “one size fits all” for an MBA program. At Oklahoma Baptist University, we believe there is more than one way to get the most out of an MBA program, and all students…

OBU Education Majors Give Local Students Historical Look at the 1960s

November 4, 2016—OBU teacher education students hosted an interactive children’s museum Nov. 2 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s edition was titled “Defining Events of the 1960's: A Historical Study Using Photographs as Text.” A group of fifth grade students from North Rock…

OBU Division of Music to Host Annual Keyboard Academy & Recital Nov. 10-11

November 4, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Division of Music will host its annual Keyboard Academy Nov. 10-11, featuring some of OBU’s own professors and special musical guests. The Keyboard Academy will feature a special recital Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s…

OBU to Present Alumni Awards at Annual Harvest Dinner Nov. 11

November 4, 2016—OBU will host its annual Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Geiger Center on the OBU campus. Tickets are $23 until Nov. 7 and $26 thereafter. To purchase tickets for the Harvest Dinner, visit www.okbu.edu/events or call (405) 585-5413. Harvest Dinner is an…

Exploring MBA Specialties in OKC

November 4, 2016—Once you have decided to pursue your MBA, you’ll realize there can be so much more to an MBA program than just a general track. With specialties and areas of focus in project management, leadership, energy and international business, it may feel daunting to know which area to…

OBU to Host VEX Robotics Competition Dec. 3

November 3, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University will host a VEX Robotics Competition Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAWC) on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The competition, which promotes STEM skills in Oklahoma students, is open to sixth through 12th graders. Shawnee Economic Development…

Post-Grad Jobs for Business Majors

November 3, 2016—Before you choose the program that’s right for you, consider the possible career opportunities available with the specific degree. If a business degree sounds like a good fit, you will have endless career options to consider. The Paul Dickinson College of Business at Oklahoma Baptist…

Charette Delivers OBU Chapel Message Nov. 2

November 2, 2016—Dr. Vern Charette, assistant professor of preaching and chair of the preaching and pastoral studies division at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 2. In 1997, Charette decided to pursue a formal theological…

OBU Announces 2016 Harvest Court Candidates

November 2, 2016—OBU will honor outstanding seniors in the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 12, during halftime of the OBU Bison football game versus Southern Nazarene University. The game will begin at 1 p.m. The event is part of OBU’s homecoming celebration Nov. 11-12. Senior students were…

Register Now for the Bison Stampede 10k-5k-Fun Run Nov. 12

November 1, 2016—OBU students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community still have time to register for the Fifth Annual Bison Stampede. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 a.m. on the campus of OBU in Shawnee during homecoming festivities. Proceeds benefit OBU students, faculty, and staff…

Tickets Available for OBU Theatre’s “You Can’t Take it With You” Nov. 3-13

November 1, 2016—OBU Theatre’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You” opens Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are $11 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.okbu.edu/theatre or by calling (405) 585-4350. In this madcap classic…