2016 News Articles

Which is the best OBU campus visit for you?

September 25, 2017—You’ve dreamt of heading off to college for years, from meeting lifelong friends to learning more about the vocation you feel called to, and you can’t wait to explore everything an undergrad experience has to offer. But as you’re making these choices and visiting different…

OBU Club Sports Climbing Club Wins State Bouldering Competition

February 6, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s rock climbing team competed in the Oklahoma State Games Bouldering Competition at Climb Up in Norman Saturday, Jan. 28. The team placed first overall, in addition to high placements for the individual team members. OBU’s club sports help groups of…

Celebrating the Holidays at OBU

December 20, 2016—For many students, going home for the holidays just isn’t an option. Whether distance, finances or other deterrents are blocking the way, spending the holidays on campus or alone can leave some students with the holiday blues. However, at Oklahoma Baptist University, we believe our care…

OBU Honors 103 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 16, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 74 undergraduate and 29 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 16. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Pastor Joe Ligon, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Marlow, Oklahoma, and…

OBU to Honor 103 Graduates During Winter Commencement Dec. 16

December 16, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 74 undergraduate and 29 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 16. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Pastor Joe Ligon, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Marlow,…

OBU Alumna Watkins Honored as OKC Employee of the Month

December 15, 2016—Clarissa Watkins, alumna of Oklahoma Baptist University, was recently honored as the Oklahoma City Employee of the Month. The award was presented Dec. 7 by the Kiwanis Club of South Oklahoma City. Watkins is a 2015 graduate from OBU, with a degree in exercise science and an emphasis in…

OBU Business Students Achieve Success in Gig Economy, Showcasing Published Books and Online Businesses

December 13, 2016—Students from Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business recently created several published books and online businesses as an exercise in succeeding in the “Gig Economy.” This practical experience was one of many that OBU students undertake in their…

Brantley Travels to New York for CCCU Leadership Experience

December 9, 2016—Will Brantley, Oklahoma Baptist University director of admissions, participated this year in the CCCU Leadership Development Institute, traveling to both New York City and Washington state during the year. The program accepts only 20 participants nationwide. CCCU is the Council for Christian…

The Benefits of Working While Pursuing Your MBA

December 8, 2016—If you are considering returning to school to pursue your Master of Business Administration, you will find many varieties of programs available: Full-Time A full-time MBA program typically takes between one and two years, and students go to class primarily during the day. Students enrolled…

Hanging of the Green Features “Messiah” Performance on Bison Hill

December 5, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University presented its 79th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 3. The evening featured a presentation of Handel’s “Messiah.” The performers for this year’s Hanging of the Green included the Bison Glee Club, directed by Dr.…

Ligon to Deliver Winter Commencement Address Dec. 16

December 2, 2016—Joe Ligon, pastor at First Baptist Church of Marlow, Oklahoma, and newly elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will deliver OBU’s Winter Commencement address Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The event will combine…

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…

How OBU Grads Give Back

November 1, 2016—The mission of OBU is to “transform lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.” For Oklahoma Baptist University students, this purpose does not…

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…

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…

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—Dozens of local businesses and organizations introduced Oklahoma Baptist University students to the community during OBU’s annual “Spotlight on Shawnee” event. The event took place Thursday evening, Aug. 25, on the Oval on OBU’s campus. Students received information,…

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…

OBU International MBA Ranks in Top Ten in Affordability

July 27, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked in the top ten nationally for affordability with its online international MBA, as ranked by BestValueMBA.net. The ranking considered data gathered from the NCES College Navigator Database. OBU ranked number 10 on a list of the 20 most affordable…

Pastors School Focuses on Power of Prayer

July 19, 2016—OBU hosted more than 90 participants during the 2016 OBU Pastors School July 11-13. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, was “Prayer: Key to Preaching the Word in Power.” The event featured K. Marshall Williams, Sr.,…

OBU Approved for Year Three of NCAA Candidacy

July 15, 2016—The NCAA membership committee recommended Friday that Oklahoma Baptist advance to the third and final year of transition to NCAA Division II. The recommendation will be acted upon later this summer. If approved, OBU will be one year from full membership in the NCAA and the Great…

OBU Names Compton as Dean of Students

July 1, 2016—OBU has named Odus Compton as dean of students. Compton currently serves the University as director of student ministry. His role as dean of students will take effect July 5. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from OBU with a minor in religion. He then earned a Master of Divinity with…

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…

Pope Rides Into Bison Hill Sunset After 26 Years Capturing Thousands of Iconic Moments

May 26, 2016—Strolling through the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University, you see a lot of things. A picturesque setting of trees and flowers, the iconic Raley Chapel, students bustling about between classes. You might also walk by the fountain, sidestep scampering squirrels on the sidewalk, meander past…

Board of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions

May 13, 2016—During their spring meeting on the Shawnee campus May 13, the Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions, approved new faculty contracts and participated in the OBU Spring Commencement Ceremony.  In his report to the board, Dr. David Whitlock, OBU president,…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 249 Graduates

May 13, 2016—OBU conferred undergraduate degrees upon 249 students during its 102nd Spring Commencement Friday, May 13. The event took place on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The graduating students took their symbolic final walk across the campus as OBU students when they filed into Raley Chapel's Potter…

OBU Awards Highest Honors to Lilite, Pope and Anderson

May 13, 2016—OBU presented its highest faculty and staff honors during the university’s 102nd Spring Commencement May 13. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presented the awards before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in…

OBU Recognizes Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony

May 13, 2016—OBU honored 24 graduating nurses during the College of Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 12, at 3 p.m. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Dr. Joe Rawdon, OBU alumnus and assistant professor of nursing, led the…

OBU to Hold 102nd Spring Commencement in Honor of 249 Graduates

May 11, 2016—OBU will confer degrees upon 249 students during OBU’s 102nd Spring Commencement Friday, May 13. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, will…

OBU Recognizes 106 Students Named to 2015-16 “Who’s Who” List

May 10, 2016—OBU recently announced the names of 106 students who were named to the 2015-16 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” The honorees were recognized during the annual Awards Convocation May 4 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. “Who's Who…

Communication Students Create Organizations to Solve Real World Problems

May 6, 2016—Every two years, OBU offers an organizational communication course taught by Dr. Vickie Ellis, professor of communication arts. This spring, both sections of the course recently held a spirited competition. As a part of their course requirements, each team was required to develop a fictitious…

Retiring Faculty and Staff Recognized During Awards Convocation

May 5, 2016—Seven retiring faculty and staff members, with a combined total of 170 years of service, were recognized during the OBU Awards Convocation May 4. The event was held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Debbie Bosch, dean of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics, is…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 4, 2016—OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 4, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Lucas Adams and Jessica Dickinson receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. The University also recognized outstanding seniors in each of its six…

OBU Enrolls Record Number of New Students at Priority Enrollment Day

May 3, 2016—OBU welcomed 368 new members to the Bison Hill family Saturday, April 30, during a record breaking Priority Enrollment Day on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Students and parents chose either a morning or afternoon session. During those half-day sessions, new students became acquainted with…

Spring Commencement to Feature Address by Hall, Honorary Doctorates

May 3, 2016—OBU will hold its 2016 Spring Commencement Friday, May 13, at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Tickets are required for admission. Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and senior pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City,…

Students Encouraged to Recycle During Housing Move-Out

April 29, 2016—OBU is encouraging all students to recycle an array of items as they move out from campus housing in May. The initiative is being organized by student life, residential life and facilities management. Over the next two weeks, students will receive detailed information on items they may recycle…

Education Majors Host 'Whodunit' STEM Study for Local Fourth Graders

April 29, 2016—When reptiles went missing from their lab, the scientists called in the best junior detectives they knew -- fourth graders from Sequoyah Elementary School in Shawnee. OBU education majors hosted the junior detectives during a special event called “Whodunit: A Forensic STEM Study.”…

Bisonette Glee Club to Host Spring Concert April 30

April 28, 2016—The 70-member Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s glee club from Oklahoma Baptist University, will present their spring concert, “Loveliness, Light, and Life,” Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium on the OBU…

Thompson to Present Art Show Themed “Come What May” April 29

April 27, 2016—OBU art major Tallie Thompson of Oklahoma City will debut her senior art show, “Come What May,” Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on the OBU campus in Shawnee. A reception honoring Thompson and her accomplishments will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The…

Education Majors Meet Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year

April 27, 2016—Monday, April 25, Shawn Sheehan, the current State Teacher of the Year in Oklahoma, visited OBU’s campus to speak with OBU education majors. He shared words of encouragement and stories of how can make a dramatic positive impact on their students. The event took place in OBU’s…

Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert May 1

April 26, 2016—The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a spring concert Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The groups performing include the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir, and the Concert Choir. The concert is free and open…

OBU Recognized Among 40 Colleges & Universities for Dynamic Transfer Pathways

April 22, 2016—OBU was recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as one of 40 members of the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfers. Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students…

Wilson to Debut Senior Art Show April 22

April 21, 2016—Oklahoma Baptist University student Erin Wilson will debut her senior art show Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Art Building located on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. A reception will be held in honor of Wilson and her work and will serve as the opening to the exhibit. The event is come and…

Jemison Delivers Chapel Message April 20

April 20, 2016—Dr. Major Lewis Jemison, senior pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel message April 20 at OBU. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. In keeping with this year’s chapel theme on the Minor Prophets, Jemison preached…

University Chorale to Present Spring Concert April 23

April 20, 2016—The University Chorale, the premiere mixed ensemble on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus, will present its spring concert Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The concert's theme of "Light and Life" will…

OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra in Concert April 19

April 19, 2016—The OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra’s 15th season spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and features works by three of the world’s most famous composers, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and…

OBU Holds Delta Mu Delta Induction Ceremony and Banquet

April 18, 2016—Monday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m., the Delta Mu Delta induction ceremony and banquet were held in the Geiger Center of OBU. Delta Mu Delta is the International Honor Society in Business. The purposes of Delta Mu Delta are to promote higher scholarship in business education and to recognize and…

Star-Spangled Spring Affair Offers Evening of Entertainment April 16

April 15, 2016—“Give me your tired, your bored, your unentertained masses yearning for a show,” is the cry of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Campus Activities Board as they host their annual variety show Spring Affair – this time with a distinct American theme. “Star-Spangled…

SBC President Floyd Delivers OBU Chapel Message April 13

April 13, 2016—Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the message at OBU during chapel services Wednesday, April 13. Floyd has been a pastor for more than 38 years. He is the leader, founder, and host of “The Summit,” a weekly lunch seminar which hosts guest…

Adams Represents OBU at State Research Day

April 13, 2016—Lucas Adams of Oklahoma City, a senior chemistry and mathematics major, was selected to represent OBU at Research Day held recently at the State Capitol. Twenty-four undergraduate students representing 18 Oklahoma colleges and universities presented competitive scientific research posters to…

Tickets Now on Sale for OBU Theatre’s ‘Emma’ April 21-24

April 13, 2016—OBU Theatre will present Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma,” opening Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU’s Black Box Theatre in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center. Additional performances will take place Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday,…

Students Volunteer to Serve Shawnee During ‘One Body United’

April 12, 2016—Saturday. On most college campuses for most college students, it’s the day to sleep in, hang out with friends, shower at some point before evening, and have a good time that night. For roughly 100 students at OBU, this past Saturday was about something much greater. It was about…

Hollingshead Named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

April 12, 2016—Campus Compact recently named Anna Hollingshead, a sophomore nursing major at OBU from Denton, Texas, a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows class of 2016 is made up of 218 student leaders representing Campus Compact member colleges and universities from 36 states, Washington,…

SBC President to Deliver OBU Chapel Message

April 11, 2016—Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will deliver the chapel message at OBU’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday, April 13, during the 10 a.m. chapel time. Floyd has been a pastor for over 38 years. He teaches principles from the Bible that encourages and uplifts…

Raley Visits OBU Campus, Speaks to Students on Criminal Justice

April 8, 2016—Silence echoed the room as Texas attorney John Raley prepared to take Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium stage to answer questions following a screening of “An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story.” More than 500 students and OBU community members sat in contemplation of the…

Students to Serve Community April 9 as ‘One Body United’

April 7, 2016—Saturday, April 9, beginning at 11:30 a.m., OBU students will host the second annual One Body United event, organized by OBU’s Student Government Association, student life, and student ministry. The goal of the event is to engage and serve the Shawnee community as the hands and feet of…

Student Government Candidates Campaign During Annual Hyde Park Chapel

April 6, 2016—OBU’s Student Government Association hosted its annual Hyde Park Chapel Wednesday, April 6. During the chapel, candidates for student government positions addressed the student body and detailed their platforms and positions. Hyde Park Day was instituted at the university in 1958 after…

Faculty and Staff Honored as ‘Seven Who Care’

April 6, 2016—OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 6, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university's annual Hyde Park chapel service in Raley Chapel. The awards were presented by current members of…

OBU Recognizes 480 Years of Service

April 6, 2016—OBU hosted the 2016 Service Awards reception Tuesday, April 5, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The annual event recognizes employees with milestone years of service. The university recognized 43 employees for a combined 470 years of service. The event was a come-and-go reception from 3:30 p.m.…

Communication Students to Present Papers at Austin Conference April 7-10

April 4, 2016—Three OBU communication studies students were recently selected to present their research papers at the 86th Southern States Communication Association Conference (SSCA), in Austin, Texas, April 7-10. The conference features communication scholars from across the nation discussing developments…

Senior Hannah Madison Brings ‘Far Out’ Art Show Near You April 8

April 4, 2016—OBU graphic design student Hannah Madison of Shawnee, will present her senior art show to the university community and the general public beginning April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on the OBU campus in Shawnee. A reception honoring Madison and her achievement will serve as the opening.…

Stillwater Designs Founder Teaches Students Valuable Lessons on Faith and Business

April 1, 2016—Stillwater Designs founder Steve Irby spoke with Oklahoma Baptist University students during a Business Forum Lecture April 1. The Paul Dickinson College of Business hosted the event, held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Irby is…

David’s Creed to Lead Worship at FBC Broken Arrow April 10

April 1, 2016—OBU’s traveling worship band David’s Creed will lead worship at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sunday morning, April 10. The group will lead worship that morning in both the blended service at 9:15 a.m. and the modern service at 10:30 a.m. The service is free and…

OBU Seniors to Present Honors Theses April 4-28

March 31, 2016—Ten seniors will present their honors theses during the month of April. The presentations last approximately one hour and are the culmination of the students’ academic careers at the university. Each student will present the results of their research projects as well as respond to…

OBU Ranked Nationally in Business Degree Affordability

March 30, 2016—College Values Online ranked OBU 27th among the most affordable competitive small colleges in the nation for a business administration degree. The top 50 most affordable schools were selected and ranked based on net price as listed by the National Center for Education Statistics. College…

Guleserian to Debut Senior Art Show April 1

March 29, 2016—OBU student Emily Guleserian will debut her senior art show Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The come and go event will run until 9 p.m. and is free to the public. Food and drinks will be served, and Guleserian’s work will be on display…

Kings Kaleidoscope to Perform at OBU April 9

March 29, 2016—Popular faith-based alternative band Kings Kaleidoscope will perform in concert Saturday, April 9, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at…

Bison Hill Jazz Festival Coming to Campus April 7

March 29, 2016—OBU will host the third annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Thursday, April 7. Performances will take place all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The festival will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. evening concert featuring world-class jazz musician Andre Hayward on…

All Sons & Daughters to Lead Worship at OBU March 30

March 28, 2016—All Sons & Daughters, a Christian worship group led by Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, will lead worship during the March 30 chapel at OBU. Jordan will then also deliver the chapel message, speaking about the role of worship in our lives. The event takes place in Raley Chapel’s Potter…

Raley to Speak and Screen Documentary April 7 on His Long Fight to Free an Innocent Man

March 28, 2016—Nationally renowned Texas attorney John Raley, who led a seven-year fight to free a man wrongfully convicted of murder, will be a special guest on campus Thursday, April 7. Raley worked with the Innocence Project to free Michael Morton, a man who served 25 years in prison after being…

OBU Hosts Area Fifth Graders for Interactive Children’s Museum

March 24, 2016—OBU teacher education students hosted an interactive children’s museum March 23 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s edition was titled “Presidential Monuments: A Historical Study of Presidents, Leadership, and Values.” Approximately 75 fifth graders from…

Students Help Others “Discover Teaching”

March 24, 2016—A large crowd of Pottawatomie County high school students gathered for the inaugural “Discover Teaching” event, coordinated by OBU, Citizen Pottawatami Nation, St. Gregory’s University and Seminole State College. Firelake Arena in Shawnee hosted the event Wednesday morning,…

OBU Community Celebrates Holy Week During Chapel Service March 23

March 23, 2016—OBU held a special Holy Week chapel service Wednesday, March 23. The Holy Week Chapel is an annual service held the Wednesday before Easter. Students and faculty led the worship service and reflected on the nature of Christ’s sacrifice.

CEO of Stillwater Designs to Lead Business Forum April 1

March 23, 2016—OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business will host a Business Forum lecture Friday, April 1, at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The lecture is free and open to the public. Steve Irby, the guest…

University Chorale Announces Spring Tour of Oklahoma and Arkansas April 2-6

March 23, 2016—OBU’s premiere mixed chorus, the University Chorale, will embark on its annual spring tour April 2-6. The group, under direction of Burton H. Patterson Professor of Music Dr. Brent Ballweg, will perform concerts at various venues in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Chorale’s tour kicks…

Registration Now Open for OBU Pastors School July 11-13

March 22, 2016—OBU will host the 2016 OBU Pastors School July 11-13. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, is “Prayer: Key to Preaching the Word in Power” using Ephesians 1:15-23. The 2016 Pastors School will feature K. Marshall…

OBU Begins Work on Kickapoo and MacArthur Art Project, Plans to Relocate OBU Hedge

March 16, 2016—OBU recently began work to prepare for the placement of an art project on the southwest corner of Kickapoo and MacArthur. The project will require the relocation of the "OBU" hedge and will include a new sign, identifying the campus and welcoming visitors to OBU, along with the much…

OBU Alumnus Helps Make Scientific Breakthrough

March 11, 2016—An OBU alumnus, along with his team, recently made one of the biggest scientific discoveries in years. You might have seen the headline scrolling across the bottom of the screen while watching the news, or popping up while reading your favorite news site. If you’re into scientific…

Charles Delivers Chapel Message on "The God Who Answers Prayer"

March 9, 2016—H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message March 9. His message came from Ephesians and was titled “The God Who Answers Prayer.”

H. B. Charles Jr. to Deliver Chapel Message March 9

March 7, 2016—H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, will deliver OBU’s chapel message March 9 at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message will come from Zechariah, continuing the 2015-16 chapel theme on "The Minor Prophets:…

Smallwood Named Senior Vice President for Advancement and University Relations

March 4, 2016—OBU is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Will Smallwood to senior vice president for advancement and university relations. The transition was effective March 1. Smallwood has served at OBU since 2010 as vice president for university advancement. In that capacity, Smallwood has led the…

Symphonic Winds and Bison Jazz Orchestra in Concert March 3

March 2, 2016—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and the Division of Music will present OBU’s Symphonic Winds and the Bison Jazz Orchestra in concert Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Admission is free and open to…

Page Delivers Emotional Chapel Message March 2

March 2, 2016—Dr. Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, delivered a powerful and emotional message during OBU’s chapel service March 2. He shared the story of his daughter, Melissa, who took her own life in 2009. He has authored a book, titled…

Holtz Delivers Inspirational Message During Green and Gold Gala

March 2, 2016—Legendary football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz was the featured speaker during OBU's fourth annual Green and Gold Gala March 1 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Holtz delivered a message of faith, leadership and perseverance as he shared stories of his…

Students to Present Papers at Sooner Communication Conference

March 2, 2016—Two OBU communication studies students were recently selected to present their research papers at the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Communication Conference March 5 on OU's campus in Norman. The conference features graduate and undergraduate communication scholars from across the nation…

Marissa Crowson to Debut Senior Art Show March 4

March 1, 2016—OBU senior Marissa Crowson will present her senior art show Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU’s campus. A reception honoring Crowson and her work will serve as the opening ceremony for the exhibit. The public is invited to attend the free event. Crowson’s work…

Students and Professors Hold Read-In for Black History Month

March 1, 2016—OBU’s United Students of Color, in conjunction with the OBU English Department, hosted an African American Read-In Friday, Feb. 26. Different volunteer readers shared literary works from various African American authors to an audience in the Geiger Center on the OBU campus. The month of…

Adams Delivers Gaskin Baptist Heritage Lecture

February 29, 2016—Dr. Randy Adams, executive director-treasurer of the Northwest Baptist Convention in Vancouver, Washington, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Feb. 29. The title of the lecture was “The Growth and Contributions of the Ethnic Congregations in Oklahoma…

Adams to Present Gaskin Lecture Feb. 29

February 25, 2016—Dr. Randy Adams will deliver Oklahoma Baptist University’s Gaskin Lecture Monday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. The lecture will take place in the upper level of OBU’s Geiger Center. The title of the lecture is, “The Growth and Contributions of the Ethnic Congregations in Oklahoma…

Four Students Head to Sigma Tau Delta International Convention March 2-5

February 24, 2016—Four Oklahoma Baptist University students will attend the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-5. The students will be accompanied by the chapter’s sponsors, Dr. Kaine Ezell, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Sidney Watson, professor of…

Thomas Teaches from Micah during Chapel Service

February 24, 2016—Dr. Heath Thomas, dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology & Ministry, associate vice president for church relations, and professor of Old Testament, delivered the chapel message Feb. 24 at Oklahoma Baptist University. He taught from the book of Micah, continuing the 2015-16 chapel…

Dr. Frank Page to Lead OBU Chapel March 2

February 22, 2016—Dr. Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, will deliver the message during Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel service March 2 at 10 a.m. The service will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Page has held his current…

Hundreds of 5th Graders Experience the Joy of Classical Music

February 19, 2016—The low booming hum of the double bass. The flutter of a lyrical melody on flute. The warm, mellow tone of a clarinet, dancing about. The soaring lines of a violin, stretching to reach the heavens. These are the sounds of a first encounter with a live performance of classical music. Sounds…

Bisonette Glee Club Extends Spring Tour with Oklahoma Performances March 6

February 18, 2016—The 70-member Bisonette Glee Club, OBU’s women’s glee club, is adding two Oklahoma performances to their Spring 2016 Tour. On March 6, the group will travel to Eufaula, Oklahoma, and perform during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at North Fork Baptist Church. The church is located…

OBU Seeking Judges for National Forensics and Communications Contest March 17-19

February 18, 2016—OBU is seeking volunteers from the OBU community and the surrounding communities to help judge the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association National Open March 17-19. The event will be held on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Last January, the University hosted the NCFCA regional…

Shaddix Challenges Students to ‘Pursue God’s Presence’ During Feb. 17 Chapel

February 17, 2016—Dr. Jim Shaddix, professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and pastor of teaching and training at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 17. His message was…

Tickets Now on Sale for OBU Theatre’s ‘Oedipus the King’ March 4-6

February 17, 2016—OBU Theatre will present Sophocles’ play “Oedipus the King,” opening Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU’s Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall. Additional performances will take place Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets…

Oklahoma Churches to Celebrate OBU Day Feb. 28 and March 6

February 16, 2016—OBU is calling on all Southern Baptist churches around the state of Oklahoma to join together and celebrate “OBU Day in the Churches” Feb. 28 and March 6, 2016. The Christian education that OBU provides to so many students is helping train the next generation to lead the world for…

Blackaby Challenges Students with Final Message of Focus Week 2016

February 12, 2016—Dr. Rob Blackaby, president of Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 12. Focus Week is an annual week designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Blackaby graduated from the University of British…

McHenry Elected to AACN National Board, Selected as CCNE Evaluator

February 12, 2016—Dr. Lepaine McHenry, dean of the College of Nursing at OBU, was elected as a national board member-at-large with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). She was also recently selected into the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) training program for prospective…

Student Journalists Gain Valuable Experience at State of the State Address

February 12, 2016—Students from OBU attended Oklahoma’s largest annual political event, the governor’s State of the State address, at the state capitol in Oklahoma City Feb. 1. The students represented “The Bison,” OBU’s student newspaper, and News 30, OBU’s student produced…

Pitman Delivers Focus Week Message Feb. 10

February 10, 2016—Vance Pitman, pastor and church planter of Hope Church, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at OBU Feb. 10. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Pitman responded to God’s call to Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2000, as a church plant…

OBU to Host Southwestern Seminary Jazz Faculty in Concert Feb. 9

February 8, 2016—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Concert Series will host the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Jazz Faculty in concert Tuesday evening, Feb. 9. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited and admission is…

Stull Encourages Students with Focus Week Message Feb. 8

February 8, 2016—Chris Stull, pastor and church planter of Wellspring Church, delivered the Focus Week chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 8. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Stull served five years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in…

Board of Trustees Approves Senior Faculty and Roof for Raley

February 5, 2016—OBU trustees celebrated the grand opening of Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall, approved recommendations for senior faculty status, and approved a recommendation to replace the roof on Raley Chapel among other business during their spring semester meeting Friday, Feb. 5. The Board of Trustees…

Annual Concerto-Aria Set for Feb. 14

February 5, 2016—OBU will host its 42nd annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 14. The free performance, which features the musical talents of seven OBU students and a full orchestra, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The public is invited to…

OBU Celebrates Dedication of World Class Nursing Facility

February 5, 2016—OBU hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting for its state-of-the-art nursing building, Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall, Friday, Feb. 5. The 32,000-square-foot facility is the new home to the OBU College of Nursing and is designed to provide cutting-edge nursing education for both undergraduate…

Bisonette Glee Club Announces Spring Tour Dates for Feb. 21-23

February 4, 2016—The 70-member Bisonette Glee Club, the Women’s Glee Club from OBU, will be performing at five locations on a short tour through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas in late February. The group is under the direction of Dr. Jim Vernon, professor of music. On Sunday morning, Feb. 21, the group will…

OBU Welcomes Three Speakers for Focus Week Feb. 8-12

February 4, 2016—OBU will welcome three speakers to campus for its annual Focus Week event Feb. 8-12. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. This year’s event will feature three guest speakers. Chris Stull, pastor and church planter of Wellspring Church will speak…

College of Fine Arts to Host Musical Theatre Showcase Feb. 4

February 3, 2016—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will host “Fathers & Sons: An Evening of Musical Theatre with Peter Purin,” Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Black Box Theatre in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center. The public is invited to attend the…

OBU Celebrates Founders' Day 2016

February 3, 2016—OBU celebrated its annual Founders’ Day during chapel services Wednesday, Feb. 3. The event commemorates the university’s incorporation in 1910 and also honors those who have faithfully served as faculty and staff at OBU in the past. Dr. Heath Thomas, dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs…

Thomas to Deliver Founders' Day Address

February 3, 2016—OBU will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the university’s incorporation in 1910. Founders’ Day is also dedicated to honoring those who have…

Ballweg Recognized with ‘Exemplary Teacher’ Award

January 29, 2016—Dr. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities at Oklahoma Baptist University, was recognized last week with the 2016 Exemplary Teacher in Higher Education award from the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. The OMEA is the state affiliate of the…

OBU to Host Philosophy Forum on Science and Theism Jan. 29

January 28, 2016—The philosophy department of OBU’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry invites students, faculty and staff along with the general public to the first OBU Philosophy Forum of 2016. Dr. Jim Baird, professor of Bible and philosophy at Oklahoma Christian University, will speak on…

College of Business Earns Accreditation for Next Decade

January 22, 2016—The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs in the Paul Dickinson College of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University. OBU was first accredited by ACBSP in 1995.…

OBU Welcomes Mathews as College of Fine Arts Dean

January 8, 2016—OBU is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chris Mathews as dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts. Mathews will assume his duties effective June 1. Mathews earned a Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music with a major in piano and a minor in organ from Union University, graduating…

OBU to Host Public Lectures on Christian Worldview with Rauser

January 7, 2016—Dr. Randal Rauser, professor of philosophy and theology at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, will present public lectures at Oklahoma Baptist University Jan. 11-12. Rauser’s lectures are part of the Christian Worldview annual plenary lectures, held each January on campus. Rauser has…

OBU to Host Stavros Hall Grand Opening

January 7, 2016—OBU will host a grand opening for its state-of-the-art nursing building, Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall, Friday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. The building is located on the northeast corner of the OBU campus in Shawnee, just south of MacArthur Street and west of Kickapoo Street. Attendees will…