March 2018 News Articles

OBU Plants Taylor Juniper in Celebration of Arbor Day

March 29, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a tree planting ceremony Wednesday, March 28, in observation of Arbor Day 2018. Members of the OBU community joined together to plant a Taylor juniper seedling in front of Taylor Residence Hall. The ceremony comes in the wake of OBU’s recognition by…

OBU Enactus to Support Refugees with 5K Fundraiser

March 28, 2018—Members of Oklahoma Baptist University’s chapter of Enactus have partnered with The Spero Project to host the Spero Sprint 5K and fun run Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. in the Wheeler District of Oklahoma City. The run is a community event intended to raise awareness and support for the…

Hottel to Speak at Business Forum April 2

March 27, 2018—Laura Hottel, a 1990 OBU alumna, will be the featured speaker during the University’s next Business Forum, April 2, at 10 a.m. The 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…

OBU Recognized as a ‘Tree Campus USA’ for 2017

March 21, 2018—OBU has been honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for the University’s commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and…

Norman Departing OBU to Assume Presidency of Williams Baptist University

March 16, 2018—Dr. Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president of campus life, will soon be departing Oklahoma Baptist University after nine years of service. He will be assuming the presidency of Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, effective April 2, 2018. Norman came to OBU in…

Author and Missionary Esther Burroughs Delivers Chapel Message

March 14, 2018—Esther Burroughs, author, speaker and retired missionary, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, March 14, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Burroughs used John 1 to illustrate a life of service modeled after Christ. Bob Burroughs, Esther’s husband of 57 years, led worship for the…

OBU’s McHenry Honored as Distinguished Alumna of Southern Arkansas University

March 13, 2018—The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association honored Dr. Lepaine McHenry, dean of the OBU College of Nursing, during the organization’s annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner held Thursday, March 8, on SAU’s campus in Magnolia, Arkansas. McHenry was among seven alumni…

OBU Theatre Featured at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

March 9, 2018—Students from Oklahoma Baptist University’s theatre department were recently featured at the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in San Angelo, Texas. The KCACTF is a national theatre program dedicated to the improvement of collegiate theatre in the United…

Retton Delivers Inspiring Message at OBU Scholarship Gala

March 9, 2018—Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gold medalist, delivered the keynote message at Oklahoma Baptist University’s sixth annual Green and Gold Gala. OBU hosted the event Thursday, March 8, in Oklahoma City at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center. The Green and Gold Gala raises funds each year for…

Student Preacher Colin Crawford Delivers Chapel Message on Seeking Christ

March 7, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University student Colin Crawford delivered the chapel message Wednesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. Faculty of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry selected Crawford, a senior pastoral ministry major, to deliver a message as the speaker for its annual student preacher chapel…

OBU Earns Reaffirmation of Accreditation Through Higher Learning Commission

March 7, 2018—The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed Oklahoma Baptist University’s status as an accredited institution of higher learning. The 10-year accreditation will stand until the next reaffirmation appointment in 2027-28. The reaffirmation took…

OBU Partners with PepsiCo Recycling for Bottles, Cans

March 7, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University recently rolled out more than 100 new recycling containers to help increase sustainability on campus. OBU is partnering with PepsiCo Recycling in the effort. As part of PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose mission, PepsiCo Recycling works with universities and…

Bisonettes to Perform at Canyon Road Baptist Church in Tulsa March 11

March 6, 2018—The Bisonettes, OBU’s women’s glee club, will be performing at Canyon Road Baptist Church in Tulsa Sunday, March 11, at 10:45 a.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The group will be performing a full concert, including music by C. L. Bass, Michael Cox, Rollo Dillworth,…

Freeman to Present Digby Bell Memorial Recital

March 5, 2018—OBU music faculty and the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will host the Digby Bell Memorial Recital Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. The recital will feature pianist Dr. Kenneth Freeman,…

OBU Marriage and Family Therapy Program Hosts International Conference

March 2, 2018—The marriage and family therapy program at Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a conference for training on emotionally focused therapy (EFT) Feb. 21-24. The externship training was coordinated by Kenny Sanderfer, LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist), certified EFT therapist,…

OBU Alumnus Kirk Shares Experience with Business Students

March 1, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business welcomed alumnus Dr. Lawrence Kirk, ’88, director of Christian education at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, as a guest lecturer Thursday, Feb. 8. The lecture was held in the Bailey Business Center…