August 2018 News Articles

OBU Theatre Invites Audiences to be ‘Awakened by a Dream’ for 2018-19 Season

August 30, 2018—The Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre department invites audiences to be “Awakened by a Dream” during its 2018-19 season. Productions include the New Works Festival along with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and…

Gambo Installed as Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry

August 29, 2018—Dr. David Gambo, assistant professor of Christian ministry, was installed as the second recipient of the Reverend A.E. and Dora Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry during Oklahoma Baptist University’s Convocation held Wednesday, Aug. 29. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter…

Whitlock Challenges University Community to ‘Live Worthy of Our Heavenly Citizenship’

August 29, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University President Dr. David W. Whitlock delivered the annual Convocation address Wednesday, Aug. 29. Convocation takes place the first Wednesday of every fall semester and is a time when the president inspires the university to press on in the year ahead. “As we…

OBU Announces 2018 Fall Chapel Theme and Speakers

August 27, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced the theme and speaker lineup for the Fall 2018 Chapel Series. This semester’s theme will be, “Fully Devoted to Christ: What could God do with one completely yielded soul?” The fall semester chapel series began the week of Aug.…

College of Nursing Holds Commissioning Ceremony for Class of 2020

August 24, 2018—The OBU College of Nursing held its annual Nursing Commissioning Ceremony Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Craig-Dorland Theatre inside Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus. The ceremony welcomed the new students and officially started their education as nurses. These students, who will graduate in 2020,…

OBU Professor's Art Show Displays Illustrations from Children's Book

August 23, 2018—Joshua Brunet, assistant professor of art at Oklahoma Baptist University, will be showcasing his original artwork this fall for Madeleine Dunphy’s “Cat in the Night” children’s book in the Oklahoma Baptist University Art Gallery. The show is now open and will run…

Hernandez and Gallaty to Deliver Fall Challenge Messages Aug. 21-24

August 21, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will host the annual Fall Challenge Chapel Series Aug. 21-24. The first chapel messages of the semester are traditionally known as the “Fall Challenge” and are a part of OBU’s Welcome Week, where students are welcomed and oriented to life on the…

New OBU Students Spend Day ‘Serving Shawnee’

August 21, 2018—More than 400 students at Oklahoma Baptist University, including freshmen, transfers and upperclassmen, as well as faculty and staff, spent Monday morning, Aug. 20, serving the Shawnee community. The army of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got to work all around town. The effort was…

OBU Celebrates Move-in Day, Welcomes More Than 600 New Students

August 20, 2018—Hundreds of students and family members converged upon the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday, Aug. 18. OBU hosted its annual move-in day event, welcoming new and returning students to Bison Hill. Current students, faculty and staff greeted a class of 542 first-time freshmen and 73…

OBU Music Prep Department to Hold Choir Auditions Aug 20-21

August 16, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for its choirs Aug. 20-21 from 3 to 5 p.m. in OBU’s Raley Chapel room 141. All interested students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the surrounding area are invited to audition.   Auditioning…

Princeton Review Names OBU “Best of the West” for 14th Year

August 15, 2018—For the 14th consecutive year, The Princeton Review named Oklahoma Baptist University one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States. OBU was one of 129 institutions listed in the “Best in the West” section on the educational research firm’s website…

OBU to Co-Sponsor Institute on Church Excellence Conference Oct. 26-27

August 9, 2018—St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City is partnering with Oklahoma Baptist University to host the 2018 Institute on Church Excellence (ICE) Conference Friday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 27. The conference theme is “Building better bridges: Moving Ministry from…

OBU Names DeWoody as Vice President for Academic Affairs

August 7, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University has announced the promotion of Dr. Susan DeWoody to the position of vice president for academic affairs. DeWoody was serving as dean of the Graduate College and interim VP for academic affairs. Dr. David W. Whitlock, OBU president, is excited for DeWoody’s…

OBU Marketing and Communications Team Earns Seven Awards at College PR Conference

August 1, 2018—The Oklahoma Baptist University marketing and communications staff was recently recognized with seven awards at the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) conference, hosted July 15-17 at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The OCPRA awards competition recognizes…