April 2018 News Articles

University Recognizes Employees for 630 Years of Service

April 26, 2018—OBU hosted its 2018 Service Awards Luncheon Thursday, April 26, on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The annual event recognizes employees for milestone years of service, as well as retiring faculty and staff. OBU recognized 49 employees for a combined 630 years of service. Dr. David Whitlock,…

Songwriter and Author Dennis Jernigan Delivers Chapel Message April 25

April 25, 2018—OBU alumnus Dennis Jernigan, ’81, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, April 25. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Jernigan spoke on the importance of finding one’s identity through…

OBU Debate Team Ranks Nationally for Season

April 23, 2018—The Bison Debate Team at Oklahoma Baptist University received several awards at the International Public Debate Association National tournament Tuesday, March 27, at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Only in its second year, the Bison novice team finished second in the country. Out…

OBU Hosts Ford Hall Grand Opening and Dedication

April 20, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University and the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts hosted a grand opening and dedication for the newly renovated Ford Hall Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m. Attendees gathered at the corner of Kickapoo Street and University Street to witness the ribbon cutting for the fine…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert April 29

April 20, 2018—The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a spring concert Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Performing groups include the Shawnee Honor Choir and the Concert Choir. The concert is free and open to the public. In…

OBU Marriage and Family Therapy Program to Host Open House in Broken Arrow April 24

April 19, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will host an open house for those interested in their master’s degree in marriage and family therapy in Broken Arrow, Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, located at 100 W. Albany Street near Bass…

Author and Teacher Horton Delivers Chapel Address April 18

April 18, 2018—Elicia Horton, author and teacher, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, April 18. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Horton used the first two chapters of Ephesians to emphasize the importance of…

OBU Enactus Team Wins Regionals, Qualifies for Nationals in May

April 18, 2018—The Oklahoma Baptist University Enactus team was recently named a Regional Champion at the Enactus United States Dallas Regional Competition. The team will travel to Kansas City, Missouri, to compete as one of more than 100 regional champions from around the country at the Enactus United…

University Chorale to Perform ‘Jubilate Deo’ at NYC Carnegie Hall and Bison Hill

April 13, 2018—The University Chorale, Oklahoma Baptist University’s premiere mixed chorus, will present a three-concert tour of Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo,” including two local performances and concluding with a final performance on the historic stage of Carnegie Hall in New York…

OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra to Feature Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait’ April 17

April 13, 2018—The OBU / Shawnee Community Orchestra’s 17th season spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The musical evening will feature works by some of the world’s most famous composers, including Vivaldi, Gershwin, Copland,…

SGA Honors OBU Faculty as ‘Seven Who Care’

April 12, 2018—OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 11, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university’s annual Hyde Park Day chapel service in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Current members…

OBU Education Majors Inspire Fifth Graders at “Kids in History” Interactive Museum

April 12, 2018—Teacher education students at Oklahoma Baptist University hosted an interactive social studies museum for local fifth graders Wednesday, April 11, on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. This semester’s theme was titled, “Kids in History: Four Powerful Stories to Inspire Kids to Make a…

Author and CEO Dan Roberts to Deliver Lecture on ‘Unleashing the Power of IT’

April 10, 2018—Dan Roberts, CEO of Ouellette and Associates and founder of HR2IT, will come to Bison Hill as a guest lecturer Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the Computer Science Club and will be held in Bailey Business Center’s Tulsa Royalties Auditorium on OBU’s campus in…

Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced” Hits the OBU Stage April 19

April 9, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre will present Leslie Darbon’s, “A Murder is Announced,” opening April 19 at 7:30 p.m. This adaptation from a story by Agatha Christie is the final production in the 2017-2018 theatre season, “Life, Death and Other Curiosities.”…

OBU Business Students and Faculty Publish Research on ‘Gig Economy’

April 6, 2018—Students and faculty of OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business recently performed a case study evaluation of the “Gig Economy,” an economic environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short term engagements.…

Kelly Delivers OBU Chapel Message on ‘Living as Exiles’

April 4, 2018—Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson professor of religion, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, April 4. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Kelly used verses from 1 Peter to underline and illustrate the…

The Manno-Dean Piano Duo to Perform on Bison Hill April 10

April 4, 2018—The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music will welcome the internationally acclaimed Manno-Dean piano duo to perform on Bison Hill Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The program will feature works by…

Hottel Delivers Business Forum Lecture on ‘Being Christ-Like’

April 3, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business featured alumna Laura Hottel as the speaker for the spring Business Forum April 2. The lecture was held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Hottel, a 1990…

Fifth Annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Coming to Campus April 5

April 2, 2018—OBU will host the fifth annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Thursday, April 5. The festival will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. evening concert featuring flutist and baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium…