March 2017 News Articles

Six OBU Students to Present Honors Theses April 6-May 3

March 30, 2017—Six Oklahoma Baptist University seniors will present their honors theses during the months of April and May. The presentations will last approximately one hour and are the culmination of the students’ academic careers at the university. Each student will present the results of their…

Gateway Seminary President Iorg Teaches on Priority of Prayer

March 29, 2017—Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, delivered Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapel message Wednesday, March 29. He focused on the priority of prayer and taught from 2 Thessalonians 3. “You prioritize prayer by asking other people to pray for you,” he said.…

OBU Seeking Comments in Advance of HLC Accreditation Visit

March 29, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit September 25-26, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Oklahoma Baptist…

University to Host Eight Senior Art Shows April 1-May 13

March 29, 2017—During the months of April and May, the Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Art and Design will host eight senior art shows. All shows, except one, will be held in the OBU Art Building, located in the southeast corner of OBU's campus, on the west side of Kickapoo between University and…

Students Experience Hawaii During GO Trip

March 28, 2017—Please note: Only partial names were used in this story, for security purposes. Last names were intentionally left off for all members of the group for safety reasons. A group of Oklahoma Baptist University students and a faculty mentor recently traveled to Hawaii on a multi-week,…

OBU Students Lead English Class at VBS in Panama

March 24, 2017—Please note: Only partial names were used in this story, for security purposes. Last names were intentionally left off for all members of the group for safety reasons. A group of Oklahoma Baptist University students and faculty traveled to Panama Jan. 2-20, where they assisted and encouraged a…

Grammy Winning Saxophonist Kirk Whalum to Headline OBU Jazz Festival April 6

March 23, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will host the fourth annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Thursday, April 6. The festival will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. evening concert featuring Grammy and Dove-award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum and Grammy-nominated pianist John Stoddart with the Bison Jazz…

Litton Delivers Message During Woman’s Mission and Ministry Day Chapel March 22

March 22, 2017—Kathy Ferguson Litton delivered the message during Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Woman’s Mission and Ministry Day chapel March 22. She leads a national ministry for pastors’ and planters’ wives at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist…

OBU Recognized Nationally as One of the Best for Transfer Students

March 22, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University was recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as one of 65 members of the Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfers. In addition to this year’s recognition, OBU…

OBU Students Compete at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

March 21, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre recently returned from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region Six festival. David Kenworthy, assistant professor of theatre and design technician, and Matthew Caron, assistant professor of theatre, led a group of 15 OBU students to the…

How One Student Found Further Success in OBU’s International Business Program

March 16, 2017—Earning a master’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University doesn’t just affect your professional life — it can truly leave an impact on you personally. For Jordan Belt, it did just that. Jordan Belt is someone you would want to talk with on a bad day. He has a calming…

Phillips Joins OBU as Director of Student Ministry

March 16, 2017—OBU is pleased to welcome Clay Phillips as the director of student ministry. He assumed his duties March 1. Phillips is a 2011 OBU alumnus, majoring in Bible. He then earned a Master of Divinity in expository preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working…

Bisonette Glee Club Announces Spring 2017 Performances

March 16, 2017—The 60-member Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s glee club from Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform at several locations on a short tour through Oklahoma in March and April. The group is under the direction of Dr. James Vernon, professor of music. The group’s first performance…

Patton and Skinner Represent OBU at Oklahoma Research Day

March 15, 2017—Emma Patton and Lindsi Skinner, both communication studies majors at Oklahoma Baptist University, represented OBU at Oklahoma Research Day March 3. The event is a premier annual celebration of student and faculty research, creative and scholarly activities. This year’s event was hosted…

OBU Students Serve Missionary Families Overseas During J-Term

March 10, 2017—Catherine Finch is a junior communication studies major at Oklahoma Baptist University. She is passionate about serving the Lord, locally and around the globe. She works part-time in the University Marketing and Communications Office. This is a firsthand account of a recent trip she and her…

University Chorale Announces Spring Tour Through Texas April 2-5

March 9, 2017—The University Chorale, the premiere mixed vocal ensemble at Oklahoma Baptist University, recently announced the schedule for its spring tour. Performances will take place April 2-5 in various communities around the state of Texas. Members of the community are encouraged to attend, and all…

Dilbeck Delivers OBU Chapel Message March 8

March 8, 2017—Dr. Hance Dilbeck, senior pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel message March 8 at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message came from Mark 14:32-39. He examined four pillars of Christian prayer found in Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane, including…

Manning Delivers Inspirational Message During OBU’s Green and Gold Gala

March 8, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University believes strongly in the quality and value of an OBU education. As such, the University continually strives to provide more funds in scholarships for students, with the hope that no student who desires to attend OBU will be unable to do so for financial…

Receiving Financial Aid for Oklahoma Baptist University

March 7, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University provides high value to every student. OBU students receive dedicated, personalized education while being encouraged to continue in their spiritual growth. Many students form relationships that last a lifetime while attending OBU. Finding like-minded individuals who…

OBU Nursing Students Visit Capitol, Meet Legislators

March 6, 2017—A group of senior nursing majors and faculty from Oklahoma Baptist University visited the Oklahoma state capitol and met with state legislators during a day-long event hosted by Oklahoma Nurses Association. The ONA “Nurses Day at the Capitol” took place Tuesday, Feb. 28. The…

OBU College of Nursing Provides a High-Tech Learning Experience

March 2, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University is proud to have been the first university in Oklahoma to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1952, but that’s not the only way OBU has led the industry. With a new state-of-the-art facility, simulation lab, and dedicated professors, OBU nursing…

OBU Community Mourns Passing of Dr. Michael Travers

March 2, 2017—OBU is mourning the passing of a beloved member of its family, Dr. Michael Travers. He served the university faithfully as associate provost, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, chair of the Division of Language and Literature, and professor of English. Travers…

Fields Challenges Students to Find Their Identity in Christ

March 1, 2017—Darryl K. Fields, pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message at OBU Wednesday, March 1. His message came from Ephesians 3:1 and 3:14-21 and was about “finding your identity.” “There is only one identity that will land you in…