May 2018 News Articles

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11

May 23, 2018—OBU is partnering with the Great Commandment Network to host the 2018 OBU Pastors’ School, “Imagine 2018: Pastors and Leadership Summit.” Designed to provide pastors with practical strategies for equipping the church, the event will offer breakout sessions, keynote speakers…

Alumni Provide Endowment Gift to Name OBU Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic

May 22, 2018—Dr. Ronald and Lou Kemp visited the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, May 16, to support the new Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic. Both OBU alumni, Ronald in 1958 and Lou in 1957, the couple have spent their lives dedicated to serving others, with the latter part of their…

OBU Board of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions and New Faculty Contracts

May 19, 2018—During their spring meeting on the Shawnee campus May 18, the Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustees attended the University’s 104th Spring Commencement, approved faculty promotions and new faculty contracts, and authorized remodeling a portion of the Geiger Center. The board…

OBU Presents Highest Awards to Roark, Mastin and Tucker

May 18, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University presented its highest faculty and staff honors during the university’s 104th Spring Commencement May 18. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presented the awards before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 288 Graduates

May 18, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 288 graduates during its 104th Spring Commencement Friday, May 18. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The graduating students took their symbolic final walk across the campus as OBU…

OBU Recognizes Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony May 17

May 18, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University honored 32 graduating nurses during the College of Nursing’s Pinning and Lamp Lighting Ceremony Thursday, May 17, at 3 p.m. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Jennifer Sharma, assistant professor of…

OBU to Hold 104th Spring Commencement in Honor of 288 Graduates

May 17, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 288 students during OBU’s 104th Spring Commencement Friday, May 18. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The Rev. Dr. John A. Reed Jr., senior pastor of Fairview…

OBU Business Students Compete in Bison ‘Shark Tank’

May 15, 2018—Students in Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business competed in the second annual Bison Shark Tank Monday, May 7. This year, three teams participated in the activity with the Campus Sitters being voted as the best viable business proposal. Members of the team…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 9, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University recognized outstanding students during Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium, with seniors Caleb Schantz and Haylee Belcher receiving the highest awards given. The University also recognized outstanding seniors in…

OBU to Host Advanced STEM Camp for High School Students

May 9, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University and Gordon Cooper Technology Center have partnered to offer an advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) camp for high school students. The camp will be held Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wood Science…

Reed to Speak at OBU Spring Commencement May 18

May 8, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will hold its 2018 Spring Commencement Friday, May 18, at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Tickets are required for admission, but a video stream will be available at www.okbu.edu. The Rev. Dr.…

OBU Music Preparatory Department Announces Choir Auditions

May 3, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for its choirs May 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 141 of OBU’s Raley Chapel. Auditions are open to students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the surrounding areas. Auditioning students will be asked to…

OBU Commissions Students, Faculty and Staff for Worldwide Summer Service

May 2, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a special Global Outreach Commissioning service Wednesday, May 2, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The university recognized and prayed for students, faculty and staff who will serve this summer in…

How to Prepare for Your Freshman Year at OBU Over the Summer

May 2, 2018—Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Oklahoma Baptist University and have secured your spot in the incoming freshman class. We’re excited to see you on campus in August for Welcome Week and show you all of the amazing things that come with being a Bison. From the numerous…

Bisonette Glee Club to Present Spring Concert

May 2, 2018—The Bisonettes, OBU’s women’s glee club, will present their spring concert Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The concert is free and open to the public. Established in 1954, the Bisonette Glee Club is…

U.S. Senator James Lankford Visits Bison Hill May 1

May 1, 2018—United States Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma paid a visit to the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Tuesday morning, May 1. While on campus, he spent time visiting with students in an American government class and answering their questions. He likewise held a question and answer…