October 2017 News Articles

Anderson’s Book on Christian Worldview to be Launched During Nov. 3 Forum

October 31, 2017—Teaching a course on a complex topic, such as one’s worldview, is enough of a challenge for any professor. However, one Oklahoma Baptist University professor not only met that challenge, but also took on a more daunting task: writing the book on it. More than five years ago, Dr. Tawa…

OBU Crowns 2017 Harvest Court During Homecoming Game

October 28, 2017—OBU announced winners of the 2017 harvest court Saturday, Oct. 28, during halftime of the Bison football game versus Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The event was part of OBU’s homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the weekend. Senior students were nominated by…

Space Remains for Bison Connections Luncheon Nov. 2 Featuring Kubicek

October 27, 2017—The next Oklahoma Baptist University Bison Connections luncheon is set to take place at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at Jasco’s Paul K. Thompson Event Center in Oklahoma City, located at 10 E. Memorial Road. OBU alumnus Jeremie Kubicek, CEO and co-founder of GiANT Worldwide, will speak on…

University Honors Exceptional Alumni During Annual Harvest Dinner

October 27, 2017—OBU recognized outstanding alumni with special awards during its Harvest Dinner Friday, Oct. 27. The annual event is part of the University’s homecoming weekend celebration. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock provided the opening remarks and introduced special guest Dr. Bob Agee,…

Public Invited to OBU Fine Arts Showcase Oct. 27

October 26, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Fine Arts Showcase will take place Friday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m., in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus. The Showcase is free and open to the public. The event takes place as part of the University’s 2017 Homecoming…

“October Baby” Actress Shari Rigby Delivers Chapel Message

October 25, 2017—Note: Due to technical difficulties, a short section of video is missing starting at 23:36. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Shari Rigby, renowned speaker, author, director and actress, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Rigby…

Tickets Remain for “The Addams Family Musical” Opening Oct. 26

October 25, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s production of the new musical, “The Addams Family Musical,” will hit the stage Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The musical features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. It is based on characters created by Charles Addams and the book by Marshall…

Cyber-Security Conference Coming to Bison Hill Oct. 25

October 20, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University and Alias Forensics, Inc., are partnering to host a cyber-security conference Oct. 25, 2017. The conference will take place from 11:30 am to 4 pm in the Geiger Center on Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus in Shawnee. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 20, at 5…

Yarnell Delivers Annual Hobbs Lecture Oct. 18

October 18, 2017—Dr. Malcolm B. Yarnell, research professor of systematic theology, director of the Oxford Study Program and director of the Center for Theological Research  at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture during OBU’s chapel service Wednesday, Oct.…

Blade Joins Bison Hill as Assistant Dean of Students

October 17, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University recently welcomed Maliek Blade to the student development office as assistant dean of students, diversity and multicultural student services. He assumed his duties Monday, Oct. 16. Moving halfway across the U.S. from North Carolina to Shawnee, Blade is eager to…

BancFirst’s Daniel Delivers 2017 Minter Lecture

October 17, 2017—BancFirst Vice Chairman James R. Daniel delivered the 2017 Minter Lecture in Business, Leadership and Christian Ministry Monday, Oct. 16. The lecture was held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Daniel, who has more than 50 years of…

OBU’s Production of ‘The Addams Family Musical’ Hits the Stage Oct. 26

October 13, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s production of the new musical, “The Addams Family Musical,” will soon hit the stage, opening Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The musical features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. It is based on characters created by Charles Addams and the book…

OBU to Host Homecoming Weekend Oct. 27-28

October 12, 2017—OBU invites alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and community members to join in the fun as the University hosts Zip! Bang! OBU! Homecoming 2017, Oct. 27-28. Tickets for special events may be purchased online. The homecoming website also includes a full schedule of events, including…

Frequently Asked Questions: Applying to OBU

October 11, 2017—Picking a university can be one of the most daunting and important decisions you’ll ever make. With so many factors involved in finding the right campus to fit your personality and needs, you’re sure to have a few questions. From tuition and housing to scholarships and campus…

BancFirst Vice Chairman to Deliver Minter Lecture Oct. 16

October 10, 2017—James R. Daniel, vice chairman of BancFirst, will deliver Oklahoma Baptist University’s 2017 Minter Lecture at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 16, in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in…

OBU Trustees Adopt Budget, Celebrate Enrollment Growth

October 6, 2017—The Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustees approved a $78.06 million operating budget and the tuition and fee structure for the 2018-19 academic year, while celebrating another large freshman class during their fall semester meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee Oct. 6. The University…

Reed Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 4

October 4, 2017—Rev. Dr. John A. Reed, Jr., senior pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel message Oct. 4 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message came from Luke 7 and was titled, “Are you the one?” He taught about how John the Baptist sent messengers…

OBU Student Emphasizes “What Lies Ahead” with Senior Art Show

October 2, 2017—Katrina Stevens, Oklahoma Baptist University pre-counseling major with a minor in art, will present her senior art show Friday, Oct. 6, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU’s campus. Her art will be on display for at least a week following the show opening. Stevens’ show…