2018 News Articles

OBU Honors 108 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 14, 2018—OBU conferred degrees upon 72 undergraduate and 36 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 14. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Blake Gideon, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Edmond, delivered the address. Stream a video of the…

OBU to Honor 108 Graduates During Winter Commencement Dec. 14

December 13, 2018—OBU will confer degrees upon 72 undergraduate and 36 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 14. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Dr. Blake Gideon, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Edmond, will deliver the address. Gideon…

OBU to Offer On-Campus MBA Classes starting Fall 2019

December 12, 2018—Beginning fall 2019, OBU will offer an on-campus MBA program in Shawnee. Classes will be held in the evenings. This in-person experience allows students to complete courses in the same timeframe as online courses, with each class lasting eight weeks. With this new program, students are…

OBU to Hold Shawnee Prep Choir Auditions Dec. 10, Enrolling for Spring Music Lessons

December 6, 2018—Spring 2019 choir auditions for the OBU Music Preparatory Department’s Shawnee Honor Choir (grades 3-7) and Concert Choir (grades 8-12) will be held Monday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The auditions will be held in Raley Chapel room 141 on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Auditions are…

OBU Campus Celebrates the Season During Annual Fine Arts Christmas Chapel Dec. 5

December 5, 2018—OBU students, faculty and staff celebrated together once again during the University’s annual Fine Arts Christmas Chapel hosted by Dr. Dan Reeder, Albert J. Geiger Professor of Finance. The beloved holiday tradition is full of student musical performances, funny memories from the…

OBU Teacher Education Students Host STEM Event for Area 4th Graders

December 5, 2018—Education majors in OBU’s Teacher Education Science Methods course recently hosted a STEM Day of Learning titled “The Sizzling Science Show: A STEM Study of Matter and Chemical Change.” Fourth grade students from Sequoyah Elementary in Shawnee attended the event held…

Gideon to Deliver OBU Winter Commencement Address Dec. 14

December 4, 2018—Dr. Blake Gideon, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Edmond, will deliver OBU’s Winter Commencement address during the 2 p.m. graduation ceremony Friday, Dec. 14, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The Winter Commencement will feature a graduation ceremony for OBU’s…

OBU Art Club to Hold Christmas Fundraiser Dec. 6-7

December 3, 2018—The Art Club at OBU will host a Christmas art sale fundraiser Thursday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 7. The event will take place in the Art Gallery inside the Art Building, located west of Kickapoo and between University and Midland on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Many unique items will be…

Dr. Mitch Glaser Brings Chapel Message Nov. 28

November 28, 2018—Dr. Mitch Glaser, president of Chosen People Ministries, delivered the chapel message to students and staff Wednesday, Nov. 28. He spoke from Romans and talked about his personal testimony coming from a strong Jewish family. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on…

OBU Students and Faculty to Host Benefit Recital Nov. 27 for Shawnee Choir Program

November 23, 2018—The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music will present a special benefit concert, “The Classroom Partners Benefit Piano Recital.” The recital will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. All proceeds will benefit…

Freeman Challenges Students with Message on “Trusting God in Death and Life”

November 14, 2018—Jeremy Freeman delivered the chapel message to OBU students, faculty and staff Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Freeman is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Newcastle, Oklahoma. Freeman’s five children were a major emphasis of his chapel…

OBU Invites Community to 81st Annual Hanging of the Green Dec. 1

November 13, 2018—OBU will present its 81st annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free holiday celebration, titled “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” The first OBU Hanging of the Green…

Dr. Hance Dilbeck to Speak in Chapel Nov. 14

November 12, 2018—Dr. Hance Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will deliver OBU’s chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 14. The service will take place at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Before assuming his current role earlier this year with…

OBU Hosts Pastors and Ministry Leaders for Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Nov. 9

November 9, 2018—OBU hosted its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Nov. 9. The event took place in Stavros Hall on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The study covered Revelation 1-3 and featured speakers from OBU’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry. Thirty-five pastors and church leaders attended…

Dr. Emerson Falls Delivers Chapel Message Nov. 7 at OBU

November 7, 2018—Dr. Emerson Falls, Native American ministries specialist with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 7, at OBU in Shawnee. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Falls spoke over several passages including Revelation…

Waddell Delivers 2018 Minter Lecture Nov. 5

November 5, 2018—President and CEO of The Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research and The Lynn Health Science Institute Karen Vinyard Waddell delivered the 2018 Minter Lecture on Monday, Nov. 5. OBU hosted the lecture in Tulsa Royalties Auditorium, located inside Bailey Business Center on campus in…

OBU Crowns 2018 Harvest Court During Homecoming Football Game

November 3, 2018—OBU announced winners of the 2018 Harvest Court Saturday, Nov. 3, during halftime of the Bison football game versus Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The event was part of OBU’s homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the weekend. Senior students were nominated by…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Alumni During Annual Homecoming Harvest Dinner

November 2, 2018—OBU recognized exceptional alumni with special awards during its Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 2. The annual event is part of the University’s “Zip! Bang! OBU! Homecoming 2018” weekend celebration Nov. 2-4. The Alumni Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the…

Bison Glee Club to Celebrate 80 Years with Reunion Concert Nov. 3

November 2, 2018—OBU’s famed Bison Glee Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary during Homecoming Weekend Nov. 2-3. Their 80th anniversary reunion will begin Friday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. and conclude on Saturday with a spectacular concert in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 6 p.m. The event is…

Teacher Education Majors Inspire Kids at “Ancient Civilizations” Interactive Museum

November 1, 2018—Teacher education students at OBU hosted an interactive social studies museum for local fifth grade students Tuesday, Oct. 30, on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. This semester’s theme was titled, “Ancient Civilizations: An Introductory Study of Ancient Greece, China, Egypt and the…

Tickets Remain for OBU’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Opening Tonight

November 1, 2018—The theatre department at Oklahoma Baptist University will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare tonight, Nov. 1, in Shawnee Hall’s Craig-Dorland Theatre on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased…

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…

‘The Art of Black Preaching’ Gaskin Lecture and Panel Discussion Set for Oct. 1 at OBU

September 28, 2018—Dr. Claybon Lea Jr. will deliver the Gaskin Lecture Monday, Oct. 1, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The lecture will take place at 10 a.m. in the upper level of the Geiger Center, rooms 219-220, on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The theme of the lecture will be “The Art of Black…

Rev. Billy Kim Gives OBU Chapel Message, Joined by Korean Children’s Choir, Sept. 26

September 26, 2018—On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium was filled with joyful noise and a powerful message when the Far East Broadcasting Company Korean Children’s Choir came to perform. Their appearance was followed by OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presenting Rev. Billy…

OBU Theatre Students Hone their Craft in New York, Nevada

September 26, 2018—It is every college student’s dream to participate in a workshop, camp or an internship in their future career field. Experiencing their “dream job” outside of a classroom setting is an invaluable opportunity to gain knowledge, make connections and grow their portfolio when…

Internationally Known Pastor Billy Kim to Speak During OBU Chapel Sept. 26

September 24, 2018—Dr. Billy Kim, chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea, will deliver the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Sept. 26. Kim is the pastor emeritus of Suwon Central Baptist Church and was the president of the Baptist World Alliance from 2000-2005. He pastored…

Shawnee Honor Choir and Korean Children’s Choir to Perform at OBU Sept. 25

September 21, 2018—The Shawnee Honor Choir and the Korean Children’s Choir will perform in concert Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The event is free and open to the public. The Korean Children’s Choir, with children ranging…

Henry Winkler to speak at 2019 Green and Gold Gala

September 21, 2018—Henry Winkler, Emmy-winning actor, director, producer and New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker at Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Green and Gold Gala. The event will take place March 5, 2019, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. The…

Scott Challenges Students to ‘Know Who God Is’ During Sept. 19 Chapel Message

September 20, 2018—Reverend Anthony L. Scott, pastor of First Baptist Church North Tulsa, delivered the chapel message Sept. 19 at Oklahoma Baptist University. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.He preached from Exodus 16:11-12. He challenged the…

Fall Philosophy Forum Series Kicks off Sept. 14 with Dr. Matthew Halsted

September 14, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University kicks off its 2018-19 Philosophy Forum series beginning Friday, Sept. 14. The first event features guest speaker Dr. Matthew Halsted, pastor of First Baptist Church of McLoud, Oklahoma. His lecture titled “The Value of Philosophy in Theological Studies”…

Kimbrough Shares ‘GO Week’ Chapel Message Sept. 12

September 13, 2018—Blake Kimbrough, a missionary with the International Mission Board, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Oklahoma Baptist University. He continued the theme of “The Gospel” for Global Outreach (GO) Week. He taught from Romans 10:13-17, discussing the Gospel and…

University Chorale Announces Two Performances Oct. 7 in Oklahoma City

September 11, 2018—The University Chorale at Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced two tour dates for the fall 2018. The Chorale will be performing Sunday, Oct. 7, at two locations in Oklahoma City. The Chorale will perform during the morning worship service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The…

OBU Earns Top Rankings for 27th Straight Year from U.S. News & World Report

September 10, 2018—For the 27th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Oklahoma Baptist University as one of the top colleges in numerous categories. OBU ranked highly on numerous lists, including, “The Overall Best Regional Colleges of the West,” “The Foreign Student…

Visiting Writer Seminars to Welcome Author Mark Jarman Sept. 27-28

September 7, 2018—The Visiting Writer Seminars at Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome accomplished author Mark Jarman to campus Sept. 27-28. Jarman is a poet and the author of “The Heronry” and “Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems,” both from Sarabande Books. He has also published…

Wall Street Journal Ranks OBU Second Nationally in Student Engagement

September 6, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University was recently recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education as a Top School for Student Engagement. The placement score, which is based on how engaged students feel they are with their professors, their peers and their education, was part of the…

Brantley to Lead Recruitment for OBU Graduate College

September 6, 2018—Will Brantley, director of admissions at Oklahoma Baptist University, will transition to a new role at the university effective Sept. 10. Brantley will join the OBU Graduate College as director of recruitment. Brantley came to Bison Hill in 2015. He previously served at Union University in…

Gambo Delivers Fall Chapel Theme Interpretation Message Sept. 5

September 5, 2018—Dr. David Gambo, assistant professor of Christian ministry and Reverend A. E. and Dora Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry, delivered the fall chapel theme interpretation message Wednesday, Sept. 5. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma…

OBU Ranks Second in State on Top Colleges List, Top 25 in Nation for Christian Schools

September 5, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked second on a list of top colleges and universities in the state of Oklahoma. OBU also ranked 23rd on a list of Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation. The rankings were compiled by College Consensus. College Consensus, a unique new…

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…

Enrollment Open to the Public for Music Lessons, Ensembles, and Classes at OBU

July 27, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department is now enrolling students in lessons, ensembles and classes for the fall semester. Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate in high-quality musical instruction, conveniently located on OBU’s campus in…

OBU Recognized as a 2018-19 College of Distinction

July 26, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University was recently named as a 2018-19 College of Distinction, a nationally prestigious designation for universities that demonstrate an innovative application of high impact educational practices. Along with being named a national College of Distinction, Oklahoma College…

OBU Hosts Annual Pastors School and Leadership Summit

July 23, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University recently hosted the “Imagine 2018: OBU Pastors School and Leadership Summit.” The event took place July 9-11 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The university partnered with the Great Commandment Network to host the event, which provided pastors with…

OBU's Jackson Selected for National Nursing Leadership Program

July 9, 2018—Dr. Nichole Jackson, assistant professor of nursing and College of Nursing simulation director at Oklahoma Baptist University, was recently selected by the National League for Nursing (NLN) to participate in a selective faculty leadership development program. The year-long leadership…

OBU Presents Hobbs Award to Sanchez at SBC Annual Meeting

June 12, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Juan Sanchez, senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, June 12, during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. Dr. David…

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…

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…

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…

Renowned Author Trillia Newbell Delivers Chapel Message Feb. 28

February 28, 2018—Trillia Newbell, author, speaker and director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Newbell used Mark 12:28-31 to underline the significance of a…

Wesley Delivers Lecture on Stimulating Economic Development

February 26, 2018—The Dickinson College of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University welcomed Dr. Cornell Wesley, economic development representative for the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), as a guest lecturer. The lecture was held Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the…

OBU to Host Guest Lecture Feb. 26 on Economic Development in Black Communities

February 26, 2018—The Dickinson College of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University will host Dr. Cornell Wesley for a guest lecture titled, “Economic Development in Black Communities: How to Stimulate Success.” The lecture will take place Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium…

McHenry Re-elected to Serve on AACN National Board

February 20, 2018—Dr. Lepaine McHenry, dean of the College of Nursing at OBU, was re-elected as a national board member-at-large with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The AACN is the national voice for university and four-year college education programs in nursing. AACN represents more…

Jones Delivers Focus Week Chapel Message Feb. 16

February 16, 2018—Dr. Kevin Jones, associate dean of academic innovation and assistant professor of teacher education at Boyce College, delivered the chapel message Feb. 16 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Jones’ used 1 Corinthians to provide students with practical lessons for their walk with Christ.…

Jones and Williams Discuss Racism During Focus Week Chapel Feb. 14

February 14, 2018—Dr. Kevin Jones, associate dean of academic innovation and assistant professor of teacher education at Boyce College, and Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Oklahoma Baptist…

C-SPAN Bus Tour to Make Stop on Bison Hill Feb. 16

February 14, 2018—The C-SPAN Bus will visit Oklahoma Baptist University Friday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The bus is currently on a “50 Capitals Tour” and will be visiting Oklahoma City the following week on Wednesday, Feb. 21. C-SPAN is a private, not-for-profit company founded in 1979 by…

Guest Recital to Feature Marc Webster Feb. 15

February 14, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will welcome Marc Webster, bass, to present a guest vocal recital on Bison Hill. The performance will take place Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to…

Concerto-Aria to Feature Nine Students with Orchestra Feb. 18

February 13, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will host its 44th annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The concert is free and open to the public. The Concerto-Aria features student…

Williams Delivers Focus Week Chapel Message Feb. 12

February 12, 2018—Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, delivered the chapel message Feb. 12 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Williams' message came from Galatians 5 and emphasized the importance of Godly love. The service was held in Raley Chapel’s…

Focus Week to Concentrate on Racial Unity Feb. 12-16

February 9, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will welcome two speakers to campus for its annual Focus Week event Feb. 12-16, which will focus on the topic of racial unity. Focus Week is designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another. Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament…

OBU Theatre to Present “Defying Gravity” Feb. 22 –25

February 8, 2018—OBU Theatre will present “Defying Gravity” by Jane Anderson Feb. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Sarkeys Telecommunications Center’s Black Box Theatre on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The production continues the 2017-18 theatre theme, “Life, Death, and…

University Honors Founders’ Day Speaker with Honorary Doctorate

February 7, 2018—Dr. Rebekah Naylor, surgeon, church planter, and retired missionary, delivered the chapel address during Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Founders’ Day celebration Wednesday, Feb. 7. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the University’s…

Ben Rector to Perform at OBU March 3

February 5, 2018—Purchase tickets to see Ben Rector at OBU. Ben Rector, the musician with hits like, “Brand New” and “When a Heart Breaks,” will perform an intimate, acoustic concert Saturday, March 3. The concert will be held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of…

Naylor to Deliver Founders’ Day Address

February 5, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services Wednesday Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. The Founder’s Day event is held annually to commemorate the University’s incorporation in 1910. Founders’ Day is also dedicated to honoring…

OBU Trustees Approve Faculty Contracts and Senior Faculty Status

February 2, 2018—OBU trustees met via videoconference for the spring semester meeting Friday, Feb. 2. Trustees approved recommendations for senior faculty status and faculty contracts for 2018-19.  In his report to the board, Dr. David W. Whitlock, OBU president, told trustees the Ford Hall renovation had…

OBU Nursing Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on NCLEX Exam

February 1, 2018—Recent graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University’s College of Nursing earned a 100 percent pass rate on the 2017 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The OBU students surpassed both the national average of 87.12 percent and the Oklahoma average of 86.27 percent. The NCLEX is a…

Pastor Gregg Matte of Houston FBC Delivers Chapel Message

January 31, 2018—Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston First Baptist Church and founder of Breakaway Ministries, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Matte used the story of the burning bush from Exodus 3 to instruct students on identifying and obeying God’s…

OBU Community Invited to Second Annual Ballroom Dance Class

January 29, 2018—Beginning in February, Dr. Daryl Green, assistant professor of business and Dickinson Chair of Business, along with his wife, Estraletta, will teach a four-week dance series called “Basic Ballroom and Club Social Dance Lessons.” The series will take place each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.…

Houston FBC Pastor Gregg Matte to Deliver First Chapel Address of Spring Semester

January 24, 2018—Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston First Baptist Church and founder of Breakaway Ministries, will speak at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message kicks off the chapel series for the spring 2018 semester at…

OBU Business Students Find Success in Online Businesses

January 22, 2018—Students from Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business recently used marketing skills learned in the classroom to create and promote various online businesses. The online businesses were part of a class project, which challenged 39 students, comprised of both…

OBU Music Prep Announces Auditions for Shawnee Honor Choir, Openings for Kindermusik

January 19, 2018—Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for Shawnee Honor Choir, for students in grades 3 to 7, on Jan. 23, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. in OBU’s Raley Chapel room 141. All interested students in grades 3-7 from Shawnee and the surrounding area are…

Computer Science Students Gain Real-World Experience

January 10, 2018—University students often view time away from class as a chance to focus solely on rest and relaxation. However, for a few of Oklahoma Baptist University’s computer science majors, this time was used to gain essential skills and experiences through various internship opportunities. After…

Why Choose OBU?

November 18, 2016—There are many things to consider when choosing where you’ll spend the next four years of your life. Cost, culture, and the quality of the education you will receive are just a few of the factors that should go into this important decision. At OBU, we offer students a college experience…