November 2017 News Articles

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Christmas Concert Dec. 3

December 1, 2017—The Music Preparatory Department Choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The groups featured in the program include the Shawnee Honor Choir and the Concert Choir. The concert is free and open to…

OBU’s Annual Hanging of the Green Coming Dec. 2

November 30, 2017—OBU will present its 80th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the celebration, titled, “Peace on Earth.” The first Hanging of the Green ceremony at OBU was held in…

Bailey Delivered Chapel Address Nov. 29

November 30, 2017—Wayne Bailey, pastor of the Grace Indian Baptist Church in Calera, Oklahoma, delivered the chapel address Nov. 29 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message continued the chapel series “Following Jesus: Understanding and Responding to the Call of Christ.” Bailey used…

Olympic Champion Mary Lou Retton to Speak at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala March 8

November 28, 2017—Mary Lou Retton, one of America’s best-known Olympians, will be the featured speaker during the sixth annual Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. The event raises funds for student scholarships at…

OBU Art Club to Hold Christmas Art Fundraiser Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

November 17, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University Art Club will host a Christmas art sale fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 1. The fundraiser will be held in the gallery of the Art Building, located west of Kickapoo and between University and Midland on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Joshua Brunet,…

OBU Nursing Students to Host Autism Awareness Community Event Nov 18

November 16, 2017—Senior nursing students at Oklahoma Baptist University will host a “Walk for Autism Awareness” around the Oval on OBU’s campus Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Shawnee community is invited to walk and engage with resource stations spread across the Oval. Each…

IMB President Platt Delivered Chapel Message on Selfless Love

November 15, 2017—Dr. David Platt, president of the International Missions Board, delivered the Oklahoma Baptist University chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message continued the chapel series, “Following Jesus: Understanding and Responding to the Call of…

Whitlock Shares OBU Update at BGCO Annual Meeting

November 15, 2017—Dr. David W. Whitlock, president of Oklahoma Baptist University, addressed delegates at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma annual meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. "OBU is in the business of transforming lives, helping students find their…

SGU Students Invited to OBU Mini-Enrollment Session Nov. 14 on SGU Campus

November 14, 2017—Students at St. Gregory’s University are invited to an OBU transfer and enrollment session Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. The session will be held in the Shawnee Room in the SGU Student Center. Approximately 20 OBU employees will be on hand to discuss academic program plans of…

Williams Delivers Chapel Message on Responding to the Call of Christ

November 8, 2017—K. Marshall Williams Sr., senior pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message continued the chapel series, “Following Jesus: Understanding and Responding to the Call of…

IMB President David Platt to Speak at Chapel Nov. 15

November 7, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome Dr. David Platt, president of the International Missions Board, to Bison Hill Wednesday, Nov. 15 to speak in the weekly chapel service. The service will begin at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Platt’s first love in ministry is…

Bison Jazz Orchestra in Concert Nov. 10

November 6, 2017—The Oklahoma Baptist University Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts presents the OBU Bison Jazz Orchestra in a fall concert titled, “It Might As Well Be Swing.” The concert will take place Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. Admission is…

OBU Celebrates Recognition as Blue Zones Approved Worksite

November 3, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University celebrated becoming a Blue Zones Project approved worksite with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Nov. 3. OBU is the first university in the state of Oklahoma and the first top 20 employer in Pottawatomie County to be named as an approved Blue Zones worksite. The…

Education Majors Take Fifth Graders on Tour Through Ancient Greece

November 2, 2017—Teacher education students at Oklahoma Baptist University hosted an interactive social studies museum for local fifth graders Wednesday, Nov. 1, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s museum was titled, “Ancient Greece: An Introduction.” The fifth-grade class of Grove…

Pastors and Ministry Leaders Invited to OBU’s Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Nov. 10

November 2, 2017—Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Winter Bible Study Clinic will be held Friday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the upstairs of the Geiger Center. Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson professor of religion; Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament; and…

Ziafat Delivers Chapel Message on Submitting to Christ

November 1, 2017—Afshin Ziafat, lead pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message continued the chapel series, “Following Jesus: Understanding and Responding to the Call of Christ.” Ziafat used 1…