February 2017 News Articles

AT&T Gives $8,000 to OBU for High School STEM Initiative

February 17, 2017—AT&T presented a check for $8,000 to Oklahoma Baptist University in a ceremony held Friday, Feb. 17, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The contribution was made to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives for Oklahoma high school students, specifically…

OBU Ranked 5th Most Beautiful Christian College Campus in the West

February 17, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked fifth on a list of the “25 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the West 2017.” The rankings were published by Christian Universities Online (CUO). This year, the rankings website broke the nation down into regions in…

OBU Grounds Team Wins Oklahoma Sports Field of the Year Award

February 17, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University was recently honored with the 2016 Oklahoma Sports Field Managers Association Field of the Year award for the football field at Crain Family Stadium in the Eddie Hurt Jr. Athletic Complex. The team responsible for earning the award includes included Berry Nichols,…

Horton Challenges Students to Live Life of ‘Gospel Saturated Prayer’

February 15, 2017—D.A. Horton, pastor of Reach Fellowship in North Long Beach, California, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 15. His message was titled “The Results of Gospel Saturated Prayer” from Luke 11:1-4. He continued this year’s chapel theme of…

Vernon and Newsom’s Opera “A Porcelain Doll” to Premiere March 3-5

February 14, 2017—Dr. James Vernon, professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University, has long yearned to compose an opera. Yet, before he could undertake such a project, he would need to find inspiration for a fitting story, time to complete the score, and the right partner with whom to collaborate on the…

OBU Students Participate in Music and Memory Program

February 13, 2017—At Oklahoma Baptist University, our passion for education and compassion goes far beyond the classroom. Every year, students majoring in music education have the option to participate in one of the only Music and Memory programs in the state of Oklahoma. Music and Memory is a non-profit…

OBU Hosts Local Students for “Out of this World” Children’s Concert

February 10, 2017—OBU’s Division of Music welcomed more than 250 fourth and fifth grade students to campus for a special performance of “Out of this World.” The concert, featuring an orchestral ensemble joined by OBU piano students and faculty, gave the young audience a peek into the whimsical…

Kennedy Delivers Message During Focus Week Chapel Feb. 8

February 8, 2017—Rusty Kennedy, OBU alumnus and pastor, delivered the chapel message Feb. 8 at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message came from 1 John 2. Kennedy is the featured speaker for Focus Week, an annual week designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. A mentor, disciple maker,…

Concerto-Aria Concert Set for Feb. 19 at OBU

February 7, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will host its 43rd annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. A pre-concert lecture will begin at 6:20 p.m. in Raley…

OBU Trustees Meet Virtually, Approve Faculty Contracts

February 3, 2017—OBU trustees met via videoconference for the first meeting of the spring semester Friday, Feb. 3. Trustees approved recommendations for senior faculty status, sabbatical leave and faculty contracts for 2017-18. In his report to the board, Dr. David W. Whitlock, OBU president, told trustees…

OBU Community Invited to Ballroom Dance Class Beginning Feb. 7

February 1, 2017—Dr. Daryl Green, assistant professor of business and Dickinson Chair of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University, along with his wife, Estraletta, will teach a basic ballroom and club dance class Feb. 7 through March 7. The classes will take place each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Recreation and…

Turek Delivers Founders' Day Message at OBU

February 1, 2017—Dr. Frank Turek, president of CrossExamined.org, delivered the Founders’ Day address at Oklahoma Baptist University Feb. 1. The Founders’ Day event is held annually to commemorate the university’s incorporation in 1910. Turek is a dynamic speaker and award winning author or…