Academics News Articles

OBU Nursing Students to Host Autism Awareness Community Event Nov 18

November 16, 2017 | Permalink

Senior nursing students at Oklahoma Baptist University will host a “Walk for Autism Awareness” around the Oval on OBU’s campus Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Shawnee community is invited to walk and engage with…

Whitlock Shares OBU Update at BGCO Annual Meeting

November 15, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. David W. Whitlock, president of Oklahoma Baptist University, addressed delegates at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma annual meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. "OBU is in the business of…

SGU Students Invited to OBU Mini-Enrollment Session Nov. 14 on SGU Campus

November 14, 2017 | Permalink

Students at St. Gregory’s University are invited to an OBU transfer and enrollment session Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. The session will be held in the Shawnee Room in the SGU Student Center. Approximately 20 OBU employees will…

Anderson’s Book on Christian Worldview to be Launched During Nov. 3 Forum

October 31, 2017 | Permalink

Teaching a course on a complex topic, such as one’s worldview, is enough of a challenge for any professor. However, one Oklahoma Baptist University professor not only met that challenge, but also took on a more daunting task: writing the…

Blade Joins Bison Hill as Assistant Dean of Students

October 17, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recently welcomed Maliek Blade to the student development office as assistant dean of students, diversity and multicultural student services. He assumed his duties Monday, Oct. 16. Moving halfway across the U.S. from…

BancFirst’s Daniel Delivers 2017 Minter Lecture

October 17, 2017 | Permalink

BancFirst Vice Chairman James R. Daniel delivered the 2017 Minter Lecture in Business, Leadership and Christian Ministry Monday, Oct. 16. The lecture was held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus…

OBU Trustees Adopt Budget, Celebrate Enrollment Growth

October 6, 2017 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustees approved a $78.06 million operating budget and the tuition and fee structure for the 2018-19 academic year, while celebrating another large freshman class during their fall semester meeting on…

OBU Student Emphasizes “What Lies Ahead” with Senior Art Show

October 2, 2017 | Permalink

Katrina Stevens, Oklahoma Baptist University pre-counseling major with a minor in art, will present her senior art show Friday, Oct. 6, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU’s campus. Her art will be on display for at least a…

Bebbington Presents Lecture on Life of William Carey

September 29, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. David Bebbington, religious scholar and professor of history at the University of Stirling in Scotland, presented a lecture on the life of William Carey Friday, Sept. 29, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The lecture was one of multiple…

OBU Debate Team Places Third in Kentucky Competition

September 27, 2017 | Permalink

The Bison Debate team at Oklahoma Baptist University recently traveled to the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, where they placed third overall in a competition hosting more than 100 debaters from ten universities. With…

Computer Science Majors Get Up Close Look at Paycom Careers

September 26, 2017 | Permalink

Paycom, a human resources and payroll software company based in Oklahoma City, paid a visit to students at Oklahoma Baptist University Friday, Sept. 22. The “Tech Talk” was held in Montgomery Hall, and the majority of the students…

Bebbington to Join Philosophy Forum Panel Sept. 29, Lecture on Campus Sept. 28-Oct. 2

September 26, 2017 | Permalink

The philosophy department of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry will host a panel discussion Friday, Sept. 29, on the topic, “Challenges and Opportunities: Fundamentalism, Secularism and Evangelical…

Davis to Present Gaskin Lecture Oct. 2

September 25, 2017 | Permalink

France A. Davis, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, will present the Gaskin Lecture at Oklahoma Baptist University Oct. 2. Davis will present his lecture at 10 a.m. in Geiger Center room 218. The lecture topic is…

Business Students and Faculty Achieve Success in Book Publication

September 19, 2017 | Permalink

Freshmen in colleges and universities around the nation sometimes view their professors as adversaries whose only goal is to put them through the wringer of challenging projects and impossible exams. But the reality is that most faculty enjoy…

Morris to Speak at OBU Business Forum Sept. 22

September 18, 2017 | Permalink

Robert Morris, a 1993 alumnus, will be the featured speaker during the University’s next Business Forum, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. His lecture will be held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus…

OBU Earns Top Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

September 12, 2017 | Permalink

For the 24th consecutive year, U.S. New and World Report named OBU as Oklahoma’s highest ranked college on the “Best Regional Colleges of the West” list. OBU also ranked first on the “Least Debt” for graduating…

OBU Receives High Rankings from Washington Monthly Report

September 8, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked as the top Baccalaureate College in the state of Oklahoma for 2017. OBU ranked 21 on a list of 227 schools nationally. The rankings were published by Washington Monthly, an online and print news…

Fuller Installed as Odom Professor of Fine Art

August 31, 2017 | Permalink

Corey Fuller, associate professor of graphic design and chair of the Division of Art and Design, was installed into the Ruth Jay Odom Professorship of Fine Art during Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Convocation service Aug.…

Whitlock Delivers Powerful Convocation Message on Racial Reconciliation

August 30, 2017 | Permalink

OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock delivered the annual Convocation address Wednesday, Aug. 30, to a packed house in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His address was titled, "Seeking Shalom: The Christian University and Racial…

Princeton Review Names OBU ‘Best in the West’ for 13th Year

August 29, 2017 | Permalink

For the 13th 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 127 institutions listed in the “Best in the West” section…

Students Help New Local Business Boost Internet Presence

August 15, 2017 | Permalink

OBU students Bailey Davis and Kailey Moore took their classroom knowledge and made a real-world impact for a local business during the spring 2017 semester. They partnered with a local small business as part of their small business…

OBU Students Earn Google Certifications

June 29, 2017 | Permalink

Students from OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business recently earned Google certifications in internet marketing. The business school competed for the first time in the 2017 Google Online Marketing Challenge. This practical experience…

OBU Students Earn Chick-fil-A ‘Remarkable Futures’ Scholarships

May 31, 2017 | Permalink

OBU is proud to announce that several incoming and current OBU students, team members at the Shawnee Chick-fil-A, have received a one year scholarship through Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative. These students were four of…

OBU’s MFT Counseling Clinic Brings Hope, Healing to Community

May 26, 2017 | Permalink

Transforming lives – a key component of OBU’s mission – is powerfully demonstrated by the University’s Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) graduate program. The students and faculty of the MFT program apply their skills to…

OBU Welcomes Stroud as Assistant Dean of Students for Community and Leadership

May 25, 2017 | Permalink

OBU is excited to welcome Melissa Stroud as the new assistant dean of students for community and leadership. She assumed her duties May 1. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in cross-cultural ministry from OBU in 2004. She then earned a Master…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 330 Graduates

May 19, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 330 graduates during its 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. View the photo album on OBU's…

OBU to Hold 103rd Spring Commencement in Honor of 330 Graduates

May 18, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 330 students during OBU’s 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 10, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recognized outstanding students during Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 10, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium, with seniors Graeson Griffin and Emma Patton receiving the highest awards given. The University…

Raley to Speak During OBU Spring Commencement May 19

May 8, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement Friday, May 19, 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…

University Recognizes Employees for 505 Years of Service

April 13, 2017 | Permalink

OBU hosted its 2017 Service Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 13, 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 47 employees for a…

How One Student Found Further Success in OBU’s International Business Program

March 16, 2017 | Permalink

Earning a master’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University doesn’t just affect your professional life — it can truly leave an impact on you personally. For Jordan Belt, it did just that. Jordan Belt is someone you would want…

OBU College of Nursing Provides a High-Tech Learning Experience

March 2, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University is proud to have been the first university in Oklahoma to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1952, but that’s not the only way OBU has led the industry. With a new state-of-the-art facility,…

OBU Offers New Minor in Advocacy

February 28, 2017 | Permalink

The OBU mission statement calls students to engage in a diverse world and live a life worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Dr. Karen Longest, associate professor of psychology, along with other faculty, have created a new minor in…

Ligon to Deliver Winter Commencement Address Dec. 16

December 2, 2016 | Permalink

Joe Ligon, pastor at First Baptist Church of Marlow, Oklahoma, and newly elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will deliver OBU’s Winter Commencement address Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s…

OBU Professors Provide Individualized Learning Experiences, Faith-Based Teaching and Ethical Guidance

November 22, 2016 | Permalink

OBU employs experienced, passionate professors to provide students with the best education, but experience and passion aren’t our professors’ only common traits. Those who teach at OBU have a gift for educating others, the hope to…

Post-Grad Jobs for Business Majors

November 3, 2016 | Permalink

Before you choose the program that’s right for you, consider the possible career opportunities available with the specific degree. If a business degree sounds like a good fit, you will have endless career options to consider. The Paul…

OBU Welcomes Henderson as Director of Student Success

October 14, 2016 | Permalink

OBU is pleased to welcome Kirt Henderson as director of student success. He assumed his duties effective Oct. 10. Henderson is an OBU alumnus and former assistant director of admissions. The director of student success oversees the operation of…

OBU Recognizes Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony

May 13, 2016 | Permalink

OBU honored 24 graduating nurses during the College of Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 12, at 3 p.m. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Dr. Joe Rawdon, OBU alumnus and…

OBU to Hold 102nd Spring Commencement in Honor of 249 Graduates

May 11, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will confer degrees upon 249 students during OBU’s 102nd Spring Commencement Friday, May 13. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and pastor of…

OBU Recognizes 106 Students Named to 2015-16 “Who’s Who” List

May 10, 2016 | Permalink

OBU recently announced the names of 106 students who were named to the 2015-16 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” The honorees were recognized during the annual Awards Convocation May 4 in Raley…

Spring Commencement to Feature Address by Hall, Honorary Doctorates

May 3, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will hold its 2016 Spring Commencement Friday, May 13, 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. Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and senior pastor…