October 2018 News Articles

Ruth Chou Simons Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 31

October 31, 2018—On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Ruth Chou Simons brought the chapel message to students and faculty at Oklahoma Baptist University. Simons is an artist, author, entrepreneur and speaker. Her Instagram, GraceLaced, has more than 114,000 followers. She spoke from Psalm 42 and shared how best to practice…

Waddell to Deliver Minter Lecture Nov. 5

October 31, 2018—Karen Vinyard Waddell, president and CEO of The Lynn Institutes, will deliver Oklahoma Baptist University’s 2018 Minter Lecture at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The Lynn Institutes include the Lynn…

OBU Announces 2018 Harvest Court Candidates

October 26, 2018—OBU recently announced candidates for its 2018 Harvest Court. The University will honor these outstanding seniors during the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 3, at halftime of the Bison football game against Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The game will begin at 2 p.m. The…

Bison Debate Team Finishes Strong in Texas Tourney

October 26, 2018—The OBU Speech and Debate team competed in their second tournament of the season Oct. 18-21 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Led by Scot Loyd, assistant professor of communication studies and director of forensics and debate, the team competed toward its best showing in…

OBU Welcomes Alumni for “Zip, Bang, OBU!” Homecoming 2018 Celebration Nov. 2-4

October 25, 2018—In a few short days, Bison Hill will once again be buzzing with the excitement of homecoming festivities. Bison of all ages can enjoy a weekend packed with events and even some surprises. Register for Homecoming.This year’s “Zip, Bang, OBU!” Homecoming 2018 celebration will…

BGCO’s Sanders Delivers OBU Chapel Message Oct. 24

October 24, 2018—Todd Sanders, student education specialist and Falls Creek program associate at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 24. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message was from 1 Samuel…

OBU Student Government to Host Homecoming Parade Nov. 3

October 23, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University's Student Government Association has announced they will host their first homecoming parade on campus Saturday, Nov. 3. The SGA is bringing back this former OBU tradition and hopes to make it an annual event. The parade will begin at 12:15 p.m. at the edge of the…

OBU Theatre to Present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Nov. 1-11

October 18, 2018—The theatre department at Oklahoma Baptist University will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare Nov. 1-11 in Shawnee Hall’s Craig-Dorland Theatre on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The show times are Nov. 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4…

Ashford Delivers Hobbs Lecture on “Christian Politics in a Secular Age” Oct. 17 at OBU

October 17, 2018—Dr. Bruce Ashford delivered the Hobbs Lecture at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 17. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Ashford is the provost and dean of the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a professor of theology and…

Jassey Speaks at OBU Business Forum Oct. 15

October 15, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University hosted Mark Jassey for the Fall Business Forum Monday, Oct. 15. The event took place in Bailey Business Center’s Tulsa Royalties Auditorium. Jassey is a 2006 OBU alumnus who is now the chief operating officer at 180 Medical and the vice president of…

Jassey to Speak at OBU Business Forum Oct. 15

October 12, 2018—Mark Jassey, chief operating officer for 180 Medical, vice president of integration for ConvaTec Home Distribution and 2006 OBU alumnus, will be the featured speaker during Oklahoma Baptist University’s next Business Forum. The event will be held Monday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Tulsa…

Dr. Bobby Kelly Delivers Chapel Message from Acts 9 on Saul’s Conversion

October 10, 2018—Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 10. His message was from Acts 9:1-18 and detailed Saul’s conversion from persecutor of Christians to eventually becoming known as the apostle…

Philosophy Forum to Feature Panel on Christian Responses to Immigration Oct. 12

October 10, 2018—OBU will host its next Philosophy Forum with a faculty panel discussion on “Saints and Sojourners: Christian Responses to Immigration.” The event will take place Friday, Oct. 12, in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center. The forum will begin at 4 p.m. and…

Registration Open for Church Excellence Conference in OKC Oct. 26-27

October 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…

University Dedicates New Centers for Student and Spiritual Life

October 5, 2018—OBU hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the dedication of the Dick and Sue Rader Office of Student Life and Women of Vision Center for Spiritual Life. The newly renovated section of the Geiger Center officially opened at the beginning of the fall semester and will continue to serve students…

OBU Board of Trustees Dedicates New Space, Recognizes Whitlock for Decade of Service

October 5, 2018—The Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustees joined in the dedication of the Dick and Sue Rader Office of Student Life, approved a recommendation to increase endowed faculty position funding, celebrated 10 years of service by Dr. David W. Whitlock as president of OBU, and adopted the…

Spring Enrollment Begins Oct. 15 for Music Lessons and Ensembles at OBU

October 4, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will begin accepting enrollment Oct. 15 for the spring 2019 semester. Members of the public are invited to enroll in private lessons, ensembles and classes, which begin Jan. 24. Early bird rates are available now through…

Ed Newton Teaches on Jonah at OBU Chapel Oct. 3

October 3, 2018—Ed Newton, lead pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, addressed the Oklahoma Baptist University community Wednesday, Oct. 3, during the 10 a.m. service in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Newton delivered a message from the book of Jonah. His sermon followed…

Lea Speaks at Gaskin Lecture and Panel Discussion

October 1, 2018—Dr. Claybon Lea Jr. delivered the Gaskin Lecture on Monday, Oct. 1, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The theme of the lecture was “The Art of Black Preaching.” Lea is the pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist church in Fairfield and Suisun City, California.  As part of the lecture,…

Ed Newton to Speak at OBU Chapel Oct. 3

October 1, 2018—Dr. Ed Newton, lead pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, will speak during OBU’s chapel service Oct. 3. The service will take place at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Newton earned a Bachelor of Science in Church…