Division of Language and Literature News Articles

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…

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 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…

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 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…

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…

Students and Professors Hold Read-In for Black History Month

March 1, 2016 | Permalink

OBU’s United Students of Color, in conjunction with the OBU English Department, hosted an African American Read-In Friday, Feb. 26. Different volunteer readers shared literary works from various African American authors to an audience in…