OBU Students Earn Chick-fil-A ‘Remarkable Futures’ Scholarships
May 31, 2017—OBU is proud to announce that several incoming and current OBU students, team members at the Shawnee Chick-fil-A, have received a one year scholarship through Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative. These students were four of 3,424 students around the country chosen to receive
Junior Alyssa Sperrazza Interns for World Journalism Institute
May 26, 2017—By Emma Patton, ’17
Junior Alyssa Sperrazza has long been known for her work ethic around the OBU campus. Now, the interdisciplinary major with an emphasis on news and information, cross-cultural studies and political science is channeling her ambition into an internship at the World
OBU’s MFT Counseling Clinic Brings Hope, Healing to Community
May 26, 2017—Transforming lives – a key component of OBU’s mission – is powerfully demonstrated by the University’s Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) graduate program. The students and faculty of the MFT program apply their skills to bring healing to families, couples and
OBU Welcomes Stroud as Assistant Dean of Students for Community and Leadership
May 25, 2017—OBU is excited to welcome Melissa Stroud as the new assistant dean of students for community and leadership. She assumed her duties May 1.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in cross-cultural ministry from OBU in 2004. She then earned a Master of Arts in intercultural studies from Union
Higgins Motivates Science and Math Students with Life Lessons in Self-Discipline
May 23, 2017—Dr. James R. Higgins, renowned cardiologist, engineer and adventurer, visited Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus April 21, to speak to students of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics.
Higgins journeyed with his audience through his life story, beginning by focusing
OBU Presents Highest Awards to Ellis, Wilson and Gates
May 22, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University presented its highest faculty and staff honors during the university’s 103rd Spring Commencement May 19. 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
Former OBU President Cothen Passes at 96
May 22, 2017—Dr. Grady C. Cothen, Oklahoma Baptist University president from 1966-70, passed away May 19 at The Orchard retirement home in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was 96 years old.
“Dr. Cothen was a kind and gracious man with a deep love of Christ and a strong passion for souls,” OBU
OBU Confers Degrees Upon 330 Graduates
May 19, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 330 graduates during its 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.
View the photo album on OBU's Facebook page.
The graduating students took their
OBU Board of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions and New Faculty Contracts
May 19, 2017—During their spring meeting on the Shawnee campus May 19, the Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustees attended a “first nail” ceremony for the new Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, approved faculty promotions and new faculty contracts, and authorized replacement of heating
OBU Recognizes Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony May 18
May 19, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University honored 28 graduating nurses during the College of Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 18, at 3 p.m. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.
Dr. Nichole Jackson, assistant professor of nursing and
OBU to Hold 103rd Spring Commencement in Honor of 330 Graduates
May 18, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 330 students during OBU’s 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Nationally renowned Texas attorney John Raley will
OBU to Host First Nail Ceremony May 19 for New Counseling Clinic
May 17, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will host a “first nail” ceremony Friday, May 19, at 8 a.m. The ceremony will celebrate a significant building remodel that will take place over the summer in preparation for a new counseling clinic. The facility will serve members of the OBU community
OBU Alumnus Wins National Communication Awards
May 16, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Marc Hooks, ’90, recently won multiple national awards for his photography and journalistic work, some of which featured OBU. The awards were presented in late April as part of the Baptist Communicators Association’s annual Wilmer C. Fields
OBU to Present Honorary Doctorates to Chance, Wall During Commencement May 19
May 15, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will award an honorary Doctor of Humanities to Dr. Jay P. Chance, ’56, and an honorary Doctor of Business to Mary Ellen Wall during OBU’s Spring Commencement May 19 at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium.
The presentation will be made by OBU
OBU Recognizes 116 Students Named to 2016-2017 “Who’s Who” List
May 15, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced the names of 116 students who were named to the 2016-17 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” The honorees were recognized during the annual Awards Convocation May 10 in Raley Chapel’s Potter
How to Prepare for Your Freshman Year at OBU Over the Summer
May 15, 2017—Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Oklahoma Baptist University and have secured your spot in the incoming freshman class. We’re excited to see you on campus in August for Welcome Week and show you all of the amazing things that come with being a Bison. From the numerous
OBU Recognizes Retiring Faculty During Awards Convocation May 10
May 11, 2017—Two retiring faculty members, with a combined total of 46 years of service, were recognized during Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Awards Convocation May 10. The event was held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium.
Connie Peters, instructor in English/TESOL, is retiring after
The OBU Bison Bucket List [Infographic]
May 11, 2017—From arriving on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus for Welcome Week to taking your final walk to Raley Chapel for commencement, your college journey will be filled with experiences and memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. You’ll make new friends, try new
OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel
May 10, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University recognized outstanding students during Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 10, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium, with seniors Graeson Griffin and Emma Patton receiving the highest awards given. The University also recognized outstanding seniors in each of its
OBU Marketing Students Work with GF on Competitive Analysis and Online Presence
May 10, 2017—Marketing students from Oklahoma Baptist University gained valuable real-world experience this spring by partnering with international company Georg Fischer (GF). GF offers piping systems, automotive, and machining solutions. The students worked directly with GF’s piping systems plant in
OBU’s MFT Program Partners with BGCO for Critical Incident Training
May 9, 2017—Through a partnership between Oklahoma Baptist University’s marriage and family therapy program, and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, OBU recently hosted group crisis intervention training to equip attendees for volunteering in critical incident Stress debriefings. Tom Beddow,
Choosing Your Nursing Track: Nursing Education or Global Nursing
May 9, 2017—Many who decide to become nurses have wanted to be in this career for quite some time. They feel a calling to serve others, even when the situation may be difficult.
“I wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a little girl,” OBU Nursing Assistant Professor Megan Smith said.
Raley to Speak During OBU Spring Commencement May 19
May 8, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement Friday, May 19, 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, but a video stream will be available on Facebook and the website.
OBU Music Prep Choirs to Hold Auditions May 9
May 4, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for its choirs, for students in grades 3-12, on May 9, from 3-5 p.m. in OBU’s Raley Chapel room 141.
All interested students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the surrounding area are invited to
OBU Journalism Student Lands Telemundo Internship in New York City
May 3, 2017—By Emma Patton, Online Content Editor, “The Bison”
Excellent journalism in one language can prove impossible for some reporters. Yet, Kervy Robles, a junior news and information major at Oklahoma Baptist University, just landed a summer internship at the Spanish language network
Bandy Brings Chapel Message on Prayer May 3
May 3, 2017—Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, May 3, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The chapel concluded the 2016-17 chapel series, “Prayer: Beseeching the Lord through the Prayers of the New
OBU Enrolls Record 416 New Students at Priority Enrollment Day
May 3, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University welcomed a record-breaking 416 new students to Bison Hill Saturday, April 29, during the annual Priority Enrollment Day on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The previous record number of enrollees on Priority Enrollment Day was 368, set last year.
Students and parents
OBU Welcomes DeWoody as Dean of Graduate College
May 2, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University is pleased to welcome Dr. Susan DeWoody as dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. She will assume her duties at OBU effective May 15.
DeWoody currently serves as vice president and dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Studies at Montreat
Bison Glee Club Invites Community to Spring Concert May 2
May 1, 2017—The Bison Glee Club, Oklahoma Baptist University’s legendary men’s chorus, is proud to present their spring concert Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public, and seating is limited. The group is under the