June 2017 News Articles

Deepening Your Spiritual Life at OBU

July 5, 2017—While preparing for college is an exciting time, leaving your church, friends, family and mentors can be a challenge. You’ve created meaningful relationships and it’s difficult to leave those hometown comforts. But at Oklahoma Baptist University, you won’t lose those…

OBU Arboretum Earns National Accreditation from ArbNet

June 30, 2017—OBU has been awarded a level I accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum, for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only…

OBU Students Earn Google Certifications

June 29, 2017—Students from OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business recently earned Google certifications in internet marketing. The business school competed for the first time in the 2017 Google Online Marketing Challenge. This practical experience was one of many that OBU students undertake in…

University Presents Hobbs Award to Iorg at SBC Annual Meeting

June 26, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, Wednesday, June 14, during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice…

OBU Presents Scholarship to National Spelling Bee Runner-Up

June 21, 2017—In recognition of his first runner-up placement in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Oklahoma Baptist University presented a scholarship to Rohan Rajeev of Edmond, Oklahoma. The presentation took place Tuesday, June 20. OBU’s scholarship, presented to Rajeev by Dr. Stan Norman,…

OBU Design Students Build Learning Apps, Teach Local Kids at SECC

June 19, 2017—During the spring semester, six Oklahoma Baptist University students designed educational apps. To conclude the project, they visited students at the Shawnee Early Childhood Center (SECC) in May to see how their work paid off. The students were part of an interactive design class, taught by…

Local Students Dive into Science and Math at OBU STEM Camp

June 19, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University recently held its annual Summer Institute STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp, running May 30 through June 16. This year, the camp opened to fourth through eighth grade students from North Rock Creek school district. In its fifth year, the Summer…

Falls Creek and OBU Create the Ultimate Camp Experience

June 16, 2017—A century ago, former leaders of the Baptist’s Young People’s Union J.B. Rounds and W.D. Moorer felt a growing need for Oklahoma’s Christians to have a place to call their own to gather in fellowship. Thus, Falls Creek was born. Falls Creek is now the world’s largest…

Students and OBU Faculty Connect with Past and Present Israel

June 15, 2017—A group of 36 students and two faculty from Oklahoma Baptist University took the trip of a lifetime May 20-June 1. Led by Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, and Odus Compton, associate vice president for student development and dean of students, the…

Students Team with SEDF to Promote Shawnee

June 14, 2017—This spring, Oklahoma Baptist University students Sarah Hancock and Christina Roach gained real world marketing experience working with the Shawnee Economic Development Foundation (SEDF). They worked on improving SEDF’s online presence as well as improving exposure and awareness of the…

Blackstone’s Art Featured in National Handweavers Guild Exhibit

June 13, 2017—Julie Marks Blackstone, assistant professor of art at Oklahoma Baptist University, recently had a fiber art piece accepted in Small Expressions 2017, the Handweavers Guild of America’s annual international juried exhibition of small-scale fiber works. This year's show is hosted by The…

OBU Students Assist Shawnee Regional Airport with Marketing Strategy

June 9, 2017—By Connelly Rader Students at Oklahoma Baptist University worked with the Shawnee Regional Airport during the spring semester to help with the airport’s marketing tactics. The three students, Connelly Rader, Zach Romoser and Daniel Maranell, were all students in a small business…

Scherler Named Quarterfinalist for National Music Educator Award

June 1, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Dr. Kathy Scherler, assistant professor of music education, has been named as a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum. More than 2,300 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. A…