February 2018 News Articles

Renowned Author Trillia Newbell Delivers Chapel Message Feb. 28

February 28, 2018—Trillia Newbell, author, speaker and director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Newbell used Mark 12:28-31 to underline the significance of a…

Wesley Delivers Lecture on Stimulating Economic Development

February 26, 2018—The Dickinson College of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University welcomed Dr. Cornell Wesley, economic development representative for the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), as a guest lecturer. The lecture was held Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the…

OBU to Host Guest Lecture Feb. 26 on Economic Development in Black Communities

February 26, 2018—The Dickinson College of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University will host Dr. Cornell Wesley for a guest lecture titled, “Economic Development in Black Communities: How to Stimulate Success.” The lecture will take place Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium…

McHenry Re-elected to Serve on AACN National Board

February 20, 2018—Dr. Lepaine McHenry, dean of the College of Nursing at OBU, was re-elected as a national board member-at-large with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The AACN is the national voice for university and four-year college education programs in nursing. AACN represents more…

Jones Delivers Focus Week Chapel Message Feb. 16

February 16, 2018—Dr. Kevin Jones, associate dean of academic innovation and assistant professor of teacher education at Boyce College, delivered the chapel message Feb. 16 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Jones’ used 1 Corinthians to provide students with practical lessons for their walk with Christ.…

Jones and Williams Discuss Racism During Focus Week Chapel Feb. 14

February 14, 2018—Dr. Kevin Jones, associate dean of academic innovation and assistant professor of teacher education at Boyce College, and Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Oklahoma Baptist…

C-SPAN Bus Tour to Make Stop on Bison Hill Feb. 16

February 14, 2018—The C-SPAN Bus will visit Oklahoma Baptist University Friday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The bus is currently on a “50 Capitals Tour” and will be visiting Oklahoma City the following week on Wednesday, Feb. 21. C-SPAN is a private, not-for-profit company founded in 1979 by…

Guest Recital to Feature Marc Webster Feb. 15

February 14, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will welcome Marc Webster, bass, to present a guest vocal recital on Bison Hill. The performance will take place Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to…

Concerto-Aria to Feature Nine Students with Orchestra Feb. 18

February 13, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will host its 44th annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The concert is free and open to the public. The Concerto-Aria features student…

Williams Delivers Focus Week Chapel Message Feb. 12

February 12, 2018—Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, delivered the chapel message Feb. 12 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Williams' message came from Galatians 5 and emphasized the importance of Godly love. The service was held in Raley Chapel’s…

Focus Week to Concentrate on Racial Unity Feb. 12-16

February 9, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome two speakers to campus for its annual Focus Week event Feb. 12-16, which will focus on the topic of racial unity. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament…

OBU Theatre to Present “Defying Gravity” Feb. 22 –25

February 8, 2018—OBU Theatre will present “Defying Gravity” by Jane Anderson Feb. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Sarkeys Telecommunications Center’s Black Box Theatre on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The production continues the 2017-18 theatre theme, “Life, Death, and…

University Honors Founders’ Day Speaker with Honorary Doctorate

February 7, 2018—Dr. Rebekah Naylor, surgeon, church planter, and retired missionary, delivered the chapel address during Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Founders’ Day celebration Wednesday, Feb. 7. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the University’s…

Ben Rector to Perform at OBU March 3

February 5, 2018—Purchase tickets to see Ben Rector at OBU. Ben Rector, the musician with hits like, “Brand New” and “When a Heart Breaks,” will perform an intimate, acoustic concert Saturday, March 3. The concert will be held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of…

Naylor to Deliver Founders’ Day Address

February 5, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services Wednesday Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the University’s incorporation in 1910. Founders’ Day is also dedicated to honoring…

OBU Trustees Approve Faculty Contracts and Senior Faculty Status

February 2, 2018—OBU trustees met via videoconference for the spring semester meeting Friday, Feb. 2. Trustees approved recommendations for senior faculty status and faculty contracts for 2018-19.  In his report to the board, Dr. David W. Whitlock, OBU president, told trustees the Ford Hall renovation had…

OBU Nursing Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on NCLEX Exam

February 1, 2018—Recent graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University’s College of Nursing earned a 100 percent pass rate on the 2017 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The OBU students surpassed both the national average of 87.12 percent and the Oklahoma average of 86.27 percent. The NCLEX is a…