College of Humanities and Social Sciences News Articles

Education Majors Take Fifth Graders on Tour Through Ancient Greece

November 2, 2017 | Permalink

Teacher education students at Oklahoma Baptist University hosted an interactive social studies museum for local fifth graders Wednesday, Nov. 1, on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s museum was titled, “Ancient Greece: An…

Foundations, Folk Tales, and Moving Forward: A Conversation with Gina Ochsner

September 15, 2017 | Permalink

OBU senior Creative Writing major Ruthee Ivers spoke with novelist Gina Ochsner prior to Ochsner’s trip to Bison Hill for the 2017 Visiting Writer Seminars. Their conversation touched on Ochsner’s first forays into fiction writing,…

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…

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Welcomes New Faculty

August 16, 2017 | Permalink

OBU is pleased to announce the addition of six new faculty members to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Brian Horn joins the faculty as associate professor of teacher education. Horn earned both a Bachelor of Science in…

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 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 to Present Honorary Doctorates to Chance, Wall During Commencement May 19

May 15, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will award an honorary Doctor of Humanities to Dr. Jay P. Chance, ’56, and an honorary Doctor of Business to Mary Ellen Wall during OBU’s Spring Commencement May 19 at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s…

OBU Recognizes Retiring Faculty During Awards Convocation May 10

May 11, 2017 | Permalink

Two retiring faculty members, with a combined total of 46 years of service, were recognized during Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Awards Convocation May 10. The event was held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Connie…

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…

Teacher Education Majors Give 5th Graders a Look “Through the Eyes of Olympians”

April 20, 2017 | Permalink

OBU teacher education students hosted an interactive social studies children’s museum April 19 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s edition was titled “Through the Eyes of Olympians: Stories of Hope, Unity,…

OBU Students Lead English Class at VBS in Panama

March 24, 2017 | Permalink

Please note: Only partial names were used in this story, for security purposes. Last names were intentionally left off for all members of the group for safety reasons. A group of Oklahoma Baptist University students and faculty traveled to…

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…

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…

OBU to Honor 103 Graduates During Winter Commencement Dec. 16

December 16, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 74 undergraduate and 29 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 16. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Pastor Joe Ligon,…

OBU Alumna Watkins Honored as OKC Employee of the Month

December 15, 2016 | Permalink

Clarissa Watkins, alumna of Oklahoma Baptist University, was recently honored as the Oklahoma City Employee of the Month. The award was presented Dec. 7 by the Kiwanis Club of South Oklahoma City. Watkins is a 2015 graduate from OBU, with a…

OBU Education Majors Give Local Students Historical Look at the 1960s

November 4, 2016 | Permalink

OBU teacher education students hosted an interactive children’s museum Nov. 2 on the OBU campus in Shawnee. This semester’s edition was titled “Defining Events of the 1960's: A Historical Study Using Photographs as…

OBU Professor D.H. Dilbeck Authors “A More Civil War”

October 28, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. D.H. Dilbeck, assistant professor of history at Oklahoma Baptist University, has authored a new book titled, “A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War.” The book released Oct. 24 and is available on amazon.com and at…

Cairns to Speak at OBU’s Visiting Writer Seminar Nov. 7-8

October 18, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will host author Scott Cairns for the Visiting Writer Seminar Nov. 7-8. The events will take place in the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus. Cairns will hold a reading of his poetry Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. He will lead a…

OBU English Major Spends Semester at Oxford, Wins de Jager Prize

October 13, 2016 | Permalink

During the 2016 spring semester, while most of her friends were back on Bison Hill, OBU English major Elyse Kusakabe spent the latter half of her junior year travelling around England and furthering her education at Oxford University. The…

OBU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Welcomes New Faculty

August 19, 2016 | Permalink

OBU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome seven new faculty members. The Division of Language and Literature welcomes Dr. Lindsey Panxhi as assistant professor of English. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in…

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…

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…

Education Majors Host 'Whodunit' STEM Study for Local Fourth Graders

April 29, 2016 | Permalink

When reptiles went missing from their lab, the scientists called in the best junior detectives they knew -- fourth graders from Sequoyah Elementary School in Shawnee. OBU education majors hosted the junior detectives during a special event…

Education Majors Meet Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year

April 27, 2016 | Permalink

Monday, April 25, Shawn Sheehan, the current State Teacher of the Year in Oklahoma, visited OBU’s campus to speak with OBU education majors. He shared words of encouragement and stories of how can make a dramatic positive impact on their…

Students Help Others “Discover Teaching”

March 24, 2016 | Permalink

A large crowd of Pottawatomie County high school students gathered for the inaugural “Discover Teaching” event, coordinated by OBU, Citizen Pottawatami Nation, St. Gregory’s University and Seminole State College. Firelake…