Advancement News Articles

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

November 23, 2018 | Permalink

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…

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

October 5, 2018 | Permalink

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.…

Henry Winkler to speak at 2019 Green and Gold Gala

September 21, 2018 | Permalink

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…

OBU Recognized as a 2018-19 College of Distinction

July 26, 2018 | Permalink

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…

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…