Advancement News Articles

Retton Delivers Inspiring Message at OBU Scholarship Gala

March 9, 2018 | Permalink

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…

OBU Earns Reaffirmation of Accreditation Through Higher Learning Commission

March 7, 2018 | Permalink

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…

OBU Partners with PepsiCo Recycling for Bottles, Cans

March 7, 2018 | Permalink

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…

McHenry Re-elected to Serve on AACN National Board

February 20, 2018 | Permalink

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…

OBU Trustees Approve Faculty Contracts and Senior Faculty Status

February 2, 2018 | Permalink

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…

Olympic Champion Mary Lou Retton to Speak at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala March 8

November 28, 2017 | Permalink

Mary Lou Retton, one of America’s best-known Olympians, will be the featured speaker during the sixth annual Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City.…

OBU Celebrates Recognition as Blue Zones Approved Worksite

November 3, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University celebrated becoming a Blue Zones Project approved worksite with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Nov. 3. OBU is the first university in the state of Oklahoma and the first top 20 employer in Pottawatomie County to…

Visiting Writer Seminars to Welcome Acclaimed Author Gina Ochsner Sept. 18-19

September 5, 2017 | Permalink

The Visiting Writer Seminars at OBU will welcome accomplished author Gina Ochsner to campus Sept. 18-19. Ochsner will give a public reading Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center. Her reading…

OBU Plants Survivor Tree Seedling, Commemorates Arbor Day

April 25, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University hosted a tree planting ceremony Tuesday, April 25, in observance of Arbor Day 2017. Members of the campus community planted a seedling of an American elm from the Survivor Tree at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.…

Manning Delivers Inspirational Message During OBU’s Green and Gold Gala

March 8, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University believes strongly in the quality and value of an OBU education. As such, the University continually strives to provide more funds in scholarships for students, with the hope that no student who desires to attend OBU…

NFL Icon Archie Manning to Speak at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala March 7

October 27, 2016 | Permalink

Archie Manning, All-American quarterback and NFL icon, will be the featured speaker during the fifth annual Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma…

The Value of an Oklahoma Baptist University Certificate

October 14, 2016 | Permalink

Have you considered going back to school to expand your knowledge base and advance your career? Furthering your education doesn’t mean you have to get a master’s degree. There are other options that can help you advance in your…

OBU Dedicates New Bison Sculptures and University Sign

October 7, 2016 | Permalink

OBU held a dedication ceremony Friday, Oct. 7, for a new campus art project located on the southwest corner of Kickapoo and MacArthur. The project includes three life-sized metal Bison sculptures, a new OBU sign, a new brick structure housing…

Women of Vision Offer a Chance to Impact OBU Campus

September 19, 2016 | Permalink

Following up a successful inaugural year, Oklahoma Baptist University’s Women of Vision giving circle is working hard to continue impacting the campus. Their mission is simple - to empower women through a collective and influential voice…