Division of Communication Arts News Articles

OBU Theatre to Stage New Works Festival Sept. 8

September 1, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s College Players and OBU Theatre will present the fifth annual New Works Festival Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sarkeys Black Box Theater. During this one-night-only event, the audience will enjoy short plays…

OBU's Schantz Stars as Marius in 'Les Miserables' July 20-29

July 19, 2017 | Permalink

Caleb Schantz loves the theatre. He loves the challenge of taking on a role, pushing that character to its limits, and losing himself in the part to make the performance authentic and believable for the audience. He is no stranger to big parts,…

OBU Grad Interns with AmeriCorps to Feed Hungry Oklahoma Kids

July 14, 2017 | Permalink

Poverty and food insecurity in Oklahoma are widespread problems. Thousands of children around the state receive food assistance during the school year through free or reduced school lunches. But during summer, where do all of those kids…

Junior Alyssa Sperrazza Interns for World Journalism Institute

May 26, 2017 | Permalink

By Emma Patton, ’17 Junior Alyssa Sperrazza has long been known for her work ethic around the OBU campus. Now, the interdisciplinary major with an emphasis on news and information, cross-cultural studies and political science is…

OBU Presents Highest Awards to Ellis, Wilson and Gates

May 22, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University presented its highest faculty and staff honors during the university’s 103rd Spring Commencement May 19. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock presented the awards before an overflow audience of more than 1,800…

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…

OBU Journalism Student Lands Telemundo Internship in New York City

May 3, 2017 | Permalink

By Emma Patton, Online Content Editor, “The Bison” Excellent journalism in one language can prove impossible for some reporters. Yet, Kervy Robles, a junior news and information major at Oklahoma Baptist University, just landed a…

OBU Theatre Offers BOGO Tickets for Students Opening Night April 27

April 26, 2017 | Permalink

OBU Theatre is proud to present Lee Blessing’s “Eleemosynary,” the final installment of the 2016-2017 Theatre Season, “A Season for All.” Thursday, April 27, is OBU Student Night, when all current OBU student…

OBU Theatre to Stage “Eleemosynary” April 27-30

April 12, 2017 | Permalink

OBU Theatre is proud to present Lee Blessing’s “Eleemosynary,” the final installment of the 2016-2017 Theatre Season, “A Season for All.” The play will open Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The production will…

OBU Students Compete at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

March 21, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre recently returned from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region Six festival. David Kenworthy, assistant professor of theatre and design technician, and Matthew Caron, assistant professor…

Patton and Skinner Represent OBU at Oklahoma Research Day

March 15, 2017 | Permalink

Emma Patton and Lindsi Skinner, both communication studies majors at Oklahoma Baptist University, represented OBU at Oklahoma Research Day March 3. The event is a premier annual celebration of student and faculty research, creative and…

OBU Communication Students to Present at National Conference

February 27, 2017 | Permalink

Five communication studies majors from Oklahoma Baptist University will present by invitation at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) conference March 16-19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. CSCA is a professional, academic organization…

Tickets on Sale for "A Porcelain Doll" March 3-5

February 23, 2017 | Permalink

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of “A Porcelain Doll” March 3-5 at Oklahoma Baptist University. The opera was composed by Dr. James Vernon, professor of music, with libretto by Dr. Brent Newsom, assistant professor of…

OBU Theatre to Present “Wandering Through Reality” Night of One Acts Feb. 9-12

January 31, 2017 | Permalink

OBU Theatre will present “Wandering Through Reality: A Night of One Acts” Feb. 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the Sarkeys Telecommunication Center Black Box Theater. During this one-weekend-only event, the…

OBU Honors 103 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 16, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 74 undergraduate and 29 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 16. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Pastor Joe Ligon, senior pastor at…

New OBU Forensics and Debate Team Wins First Championship

November 8, 2016 | Permalink

Over the last few months, there has been talk nationwide about debates. Who said what, who won, and what effect each debate made on the viewers. And while that national conversation was couched in the midst of presidential politics, speech and…

Tickets Available for OBU Theatre’s “You Can’t Take it With You” Nov. 3-13

November 1, 2016 | Permalink

OBU Theatre’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You” opens Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are $11 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.okbu.edu/theatre or…

“You Can’t Take it With You” Hits the OBU Stage Nov. 3

October 25, 2016 | Permalink

OBU Theatre is proud to present Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s, “You Can’t Take it With You,” opening Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at Craig-Dorland Theatre inside Shawnee Hall on…

Manger Honored with ION Oklahoma’s NextGen Under 30 Award

October 3, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Austin Manger, field representative and policy advisor for U.S. Senator James Lankford, has been named a recipient of the “NextGen Under 30 Award.” The award is presented by ION Oklahoma, a…

Alumni Perspective: Bison Gameday Through the Lens of Marc Hooks, ’90

September 16, 2016 | Permalink

Marc Hooks is a seasoned communicator, photojournalist, missionary, and church planter. He has captured images in more than 30 countries, publishing them worldwide. He has traveled throughout Russia, documenting many of the people groups across…

OBU College Players to Present New Works Festival Sept. 16

September 9, 2016 | Permalink

OBU College Players and OBU Theatre will present the fourth annual New Works Festival Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sarkeys Telecommunications Center Black Box Theatre. During this one-night-only event, the audience will enjoy short plays…

OBU Theatre to Stage ‘A Season for All’

September 7, 2016 | Permalink

OBU Theatre will take patrons through “A Season for All” during the 2016-17 theatre season. The season will feature the New Works Festival, the One Act Play Festival and productions of "You Can’t Take it With You" and…

Communication Students Create Organizations to Solve Real World Problems

May 6, 2016 | Permalink

Every two years, OBU offers an organizational communication course taught by Dr. Vickie Ellis, professor of communication arts. This spring, both sections of the course recently held a spirited competition. As a part of their course…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 4, 2016 | Permalink

OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 4, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Lucas Adams and Jessica Dickinson receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. The University also recognized…

Tickets Now on Sale for OBU Theatre’s ‘Emma’ April 21-24

April 13, 2016 | Permalink

OBU Theatre will present Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma,” opening Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU’s Black Box Theatre in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center. Additional performances will…

Communication Students to Present Papers at Austin Conference April 7-10

April 4, 2016 | Permalink

Three OBU communication studies students were recently selected to present their research papers at the 86th Southern States Communication Association Conference (SSCA), in Austin, Texas, April 7-10. The conference features communication…

Students to Present Papers at Sooner Communication Conference

March 2, 2016 | Permalink

Two OBU communication studies students were recently selected to present their research papers at the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Communication Conference March 5 on OU's campus in Norman. The conference features graduate and undergraduate…

Tickets Now on Sale for OBU Theatre’s ‘Oedipus the King’ March 4-6

February 17, 2016 | Permalink

OBU Theatre will present Sophocles’ play “Oedipus the King,” opening Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in OBU’s Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall. Additional performances will take place Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 and…