April 2017 News Articles

Bisonette Glee Club Invites Community to Spring Concert May 6

April 28, 2017—The 60-member Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s glee club from Oklahoma Baptist University, invites the community to their spring concert, “Make a Joyful Noise,” Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The performance is free and open to…

University Chorale Invites Community to Spring Concert April 29

April 27, 2017—OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music is proud to present University Chorale’s Spring Concert “With an Americana flavor.” Conducted by Dr. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities, and accompanied on…

Naylor Delivers Message During OBU Commissioning Chapel

April 26, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a special Global Outreach Commissioning service Wednesday, April 26, in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The University recognized and prayed for students, faculty and staff who will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ this summer in Oklahoma, across the United…

OBU Theatre Offers BOGO Tickets for Students Opening Night April 27

April 26, 2017—OBU Theatre is proud to present Lee Blessing’s “Eleemosynary,” the final installment of the 2016-2017 Theatre Season, “A Season for All.” Thursday, April 27, is OBU Student Night, when all current OBU student tickets are buy-one-get-one free. The following…

OBU Plants Survivor Tree Seedling, Commemorates Arbor Day

April 25, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a tree planting ceremony Tuesday, April 25, in observance of Arbor Day 2017. Members of the campus community planted a seedling of an American elm from the Survivor Tree at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. The tree was planted on the southwest portion of…

HR Executive Tignor Speaks at OBU Business Forum

April 24, 2017—From president of his social club at OBU to vice president of human resources for Balchem Corporation, Brent Tignor, a 1999 OBU alumnus, has made a lot of changes over the past 18 years and urges students to do the same. Tignor spoke at the University’s Business Forum April 24 in Bailey…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert April 30

April 24, 2017—The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a spring concert Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Performing groups include Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir and Concert Choir. The concert is free and the public is…

Teacher Education Majors Give 5th Graders a Look “Through the Eyes of Olympians”

April 20, 2017—OBU teacher education students hosted an interactive social studies children’s museum April 19 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s edition was titled “Through the Eyes of Olympians: Stories of Hope, Unity, Perseverance, and Love of the Game. A Study of History,…

Tignor to Speak at OBU Business Forum April 24

April 20, 2017—Brent Tignor, a 1999 OBU alumnus, will be the featured speaker during the University’s next Business Forum, April 24, at 10 a.m. His lecture will be held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The talk is hosted by the Paul…

Senior Ryan Ross Delivers OBU Chapel Message April 19

April 19, 2017—Ryan Ross, a senior pastoral ministry major from Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel address at OBU Wednesday, April 19. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. He taught on the story of the prodigal son from Luke 15. “When it…

OBU to Plant Seedling from OKC Survivor Tree April 25

April 18, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will host a special tree planting ceremony Tuesday, April 25, in advance of Arbor Day 2017. The event will take place on the south lawn of Raley Chapel at 11 a.m. on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. As the central focus of the event, OBU President David W. Whitlock…

A “Spring Affair to Remember” Promises an Unforgettable Evening at OBU April 22

April 18, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) is proud to present “A Spring Affair to Remember,” April 22, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The show begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30. The free event is open to the OBU community as well as the…

OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra Concert April 18 to Feature Three Guest Artists

April 13, 2017—The OBU / Shawnee Community Orchestra’s 16th season spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature works by some of the world’s most famous composers including Stravinsky, Johann Strauss, Schubert,…

University Recognizes Employees for 505 Years of Service

April 13, 2017—OBU hosted its 2017 Service Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 13, on OBU's campus in Shawnee. The annual event recognizes employees for milestone years of service as well as retiring faculty and staff. OBU recognized 47 employees for a combined 505 years of service. Dr. David Whitlock,…

OBU Theatre to Stage “Eleemosynary” April 27-30

April 12, 2017—OBU Theatre is proud to present Lee Blessing’s “Eleemosynary,” the final installment of the 2016-2017 Theatre Season, “A Season for All.” The play will open Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The production will continue through April 30, with evening…

University Community Worships During Annual Holy Week Chapel April 12

April 12, 2017—The campus community of Oklahoma Baptist University came together to worship during the annual Holy Week Chapel, Wednesday, April 12. The chapel featured music led by a variety of students, student groups and faculty. Dr. Chris Mathews, dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and…

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School June 26-28

April 11, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will host the 2017 OBU Pastors’ School June 26-28. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, is “Sexuality, Human Identity, and the Church,” from 2 Corinthians 5:17. The 2017 Pastors’…

Take Advantage of OBU’s Guaranteed $5,000 Scholarship for 2017-18 School Year

April 7, 2017—We believe every student who wants to attend Oklahoma Baptist University should have the opportunity. For this reason, we work hard to provide students with the best aid possible. Nearly 100 percent of students receive some type of scholarship or financial aid, paving the way for students to…

SGA Announces Election of 2017-18 Officers and Senators

April 6, 2017—The Student Government Association (SGA) at Oklahoma Baptist University held its annual election Wednesday, April 5, to decide officers and senators for the coming year. Voting opened following the annual Hyde Park Chapel, where those running for the top offices had a chance to address the…

SGA Honors Faculty and Staff ‘Seven Who Care’

April 6, 2017—OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 5, 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. Current members of OBU's Student Government…

Scherler’s Work, Teaching Music to Shelter Students, Nominated for International Award

April 5, 2017—When the summer of 2016 came along, Dr. Kathy Scherler, assistant professor of music education at Oklahoma Baptist University, had big plans. Rather than taking the summer off to slow down and unwind, she created something beautiful, using her knowledge and talents, driven by her passion and…