September 2017 News Articles

Davis Delivers Gaskin Lecture on History of African American Baptist Churches in Oklahoma

October 2, 2017—France A. Davis, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, delivered the Gaskin Lecture at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 2. His topic was “The History of African American Baptist Churches in Oklahoma from 1990 to Present.” The J.M. Gaskin Lectureship was…

Bebbington Presents Lecture on Life of William Carey

September 29, 2017—Dr. David Bebbington, religious scholar and professor of history at the University of Stirling in Scotland, presented a lecture on the life of William Carey Friday, Sept. 29, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The lecture was one of multiple events during his visit to Bison Hill Sept. 28-Oct.…

Thomas Delivers Chapel Message on Seizing Opportunity

September 27, 2017—Dr. Ken Thomas, senior director of WinShape Camps and president of Connect Ministries, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The message came from Mark 5:21-34 and emphasized the importance of pursuing the mission of Christ without missing the…

OBU Debate Team Places Third in Kentucky Competition

September 27, 2017—The Bison Debate team at Oklahoma Baptist University recently traveled to the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, where they placed third overall in a competition hosting more than 100 debaters from ten universities. With excellent performances from several of its novice…

Bebbington to Join Philosophy Forum Panel Sept. 29, Lecture on Campus Sept. 28-Oct. 2

September 26, 2017—The philosophy department of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry will host a panel discussion Friday, Sept. 29, on the topic, “Challenges and Opportunities: Fundamentalism, Secularism and Evangelical Christianity in America.” The forum will…

Computer Science Majors Get Up Close Look at Paycom Careers

September 26, 2017—Paycom, a human resources and payroll software company based in Oklahoma City, paid a visit to students at Oklahoma Baptist University Friday, Sept. 22. The “Tech Talk” was held in Montgomery Hall, and the majority of the students who attended were computer science majors. The main…

Davis to Present Gaskin Lecture Oct. 2

September 25, 2017—France A. Davis, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, will present the Gaskin Lecture at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 2. Davis will present his lecture at 10 a.m. in Geiger Center room 218. The lecture topic is “Black Baptists in Oklahoma: 1990-Today.” The…

Morris Delivers Business Forum Sept. 22 on ‘Fulfilling Your Purpose’

September 22, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business featured alumnus Robert Morris as the speaker for the fall Business Forum Sept. 22. The lecture was held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Morris, a 1993…

Pace Delivers OBU Chapel Message on Following Jesus

September 20, 2017—Dr. Scott Pace, Reverend A. E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry and associate professor of applied ministry, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 20. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in…

“Affects of the Baroque” Faculty Recital to be Held Sept. 21 at OBU

September 19, 2017—Faculty representing OBU’s Division of Music in the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will present a recital themed, “Affects of the Baroque.” The performance will take place Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is…

Business Students and Faculty Achieve Success in Book Publication

September 19, 2017—Freshmen in colleges and universities around the nation sometimes view their professors as adversaries whose only goal is to put them through the wringer of challenging projects and impossible exams. But the reality is that most faculty enjoy teaching students and want to develop mentorships…

Morris to Speak at OBU Business Forum Sept. 22

September 18, 2017—Robert Morris, a 1993 alumnus, will be the featured speaker during the University’s next Business Forum, Sept. 22, 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…

Foundations, Folk Tales, and Moving Forward: A Conversation with Gina Ochsner

September 15, 2017—OBU senior Creative Writing major Ruthee Ivers spoke with novelist Gina Ochsner prior to Ochsner’s trip to Bison Hill for the 2017 Visiting Writer Seminars. Their conversation touched on Ochsner’s first forays into fiction writing, her fascination with European folk tales, and her…

Bandy Delivers OBU Chapel Message Sept. 13

September 13, 2017—Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 13. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Bandy’s message came from Isaiah…

Philosophy Forum on Apologetics to Feature Gould Sept. 18

September 13, 2017—OBU will launch the fall Philosophy Forum series Monday, Sept. 18, with the topic, “Apologetics and the Re-Enchantment of the World.” Dr. Paul Gould, associate professor of philosophy and Christian apologetics and chair of Philosophy and Cultural Studies Division at Southwestern…

OBU Earns Top Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

September 12, 2017—For the 24th consecutive year, U.S. New and World Report named OBU as Oklahoma’s highest ranked college on the “Best Regional Colleges of the West” list. OBU also ranked first on the “Least Debt” for graduating students list for regional colleges of the West and…

OBU Team Assists Numerous Churches and Local Ministries in Ecuador

September 11, 2017—From June 13-July 7 this summer, a team of five Oklahoma Baptist University students and one mentor journeyed through Ecuador on a Global Outreach (GO) Trip. Students Rachel L., Melody P., Elisa R., Laura S. and Daniel T. were led by Rachel S., mentor and OBU staff member. GO Trips are made…

OBU Receives High Rankings from Washington Monthly Report

September 8, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked as the top Baccalaureate College in the state of Oklahoma for 2017. OBU ranked 21 on a list of 227 schools nationally. The rankings were published by Washington Monthly, an online and print news magazine in Washington D.C. The rankings give high…

“Life, Death and Other Curiosities” Highlight OBU Theatre’s 2017-18 Season

September 7, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre will take patrons through “Life, Death and Other Curiosities” during the 2017-18 theatre season. The season will feature the New Works Festival and productions of “The Addams Family,” “Defying Gravity” and “A Murder…

Jordan Receives OBU's Hobbs Award During Falls Creek Centennial Celebration

September 7, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Sunday, Sept. 3, during the Falls Creek 100th anniversary celebration in Davis,…

Norman Introduces 2017-18 Chapel Theme with Message on Following Christ

September 6, 2017—Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president for campus life, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at Oklahoma Baptist University. The chapel launched the 2017-18 chapel series, “Following Jesus: Understanding and Responding…

Visiting Writer Seminars to Welcome Acclaimed Author Gina Ochsner Sept. 18-19

September 5, 2017—The Visiting Writer Seminars at OBU will welcome accomplished author Gina Ochsner to campus Sept. 18-19. Ochsner will give a public reading Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center. Her reading will come from her latest novel, “The Hidden…