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OBU Education Programs Surpass State Averages in Teacher Assessment

June 27, 2024

OBU’s Henry F. McCabe Family School of Education has again achieved great success in preparing classroom-ready teachers.  On the Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) exam for 2023-24, OBU's students outperformed…

OBU Partners with Leading Weather Institutes to Enhance Community Safety and Student Learning

June 24, 2024

In an innovative collaboration aimed at bolstering community weather safety and advancing educational opportunities, Oklahoma Baptist University has announced its partnership with esteemed weather research entities to host a cutting-edge…

OBU Students Named to Honor Roll

June 19, 2024

OBU recently announced students named to the university’s academic honor roll for the spring 2024 semester. Students who achieved a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale are named to the President’s…

OBU Presents Hobbs Award to Rummage at SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis on June 11

June 11, 2024

OBU President, Dr. Heath A. Thomas presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Stephen Rummage on June 11 during the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Rummage serves as senior…

OBU and St. Gregory’s Abbey Announce Land Exchange Deal

June 7, 2024

OBU and St. Gregory’s Abbey announced a property exchange agreement during an event Friday, June 7, at the Abbey in Shawnee. In exchange for the transfer of the 74-acre OBU Green Campus, formerly St. Gregory’s University, to…

OBU Celebrates 232 Graduates During Spring Commencement on May 18

May 18, 2024

OBU conferred degrees upon 232 graduates during Spring Commencement May 18. The ceremony took place at First Southern Baptist Church in Del City. Ricky Dickson, the recently retired CEO of Blue Bell Creameries, delivered the commencement…

OBU Honors Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony on May 17

May 17, 2024

OBU honored its class of graduating nurses during the School of Nursing’s Pinning and Lamp Lighting Ceremony held Friday, May 17, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. Dr. Stephanie Parker, chair of the OBU School of Nursing,…

OBU Continues to Lead in Psi Chi Regional Research Awards, Marking a Decade-plus of Academic Excellence

May 17, 2024

Students from OBU’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences continued to add to their impressive success, winning another Psi Chi Regional Research Award this year.  Sydney Gardner received a Psi Chi Regional Research…

OBU to Honor 232 Graduates During Spring Commencement on May 18

May 16, 2024

The Oklahoma Baptist University spring class of 2024 will celebrate commencement at 2 p.m., May 18, at First Southern Baptist Church, Del City. Ricky Dickson, the recently retired CEO of Blue Bell Creameries, will serve as this year’s…

OBU Honors Retirees Walker and Watson

May 14, 2024

OBU hosted a retirement reception for a long-serving staffer and a longtime faculty member on May 14 at the Geiger Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Retiring employees include Teri Walker, assistant registrar/degree counselor, after 40 years…

Trustees Approve Faculty Promotions During May 3 Meeting

May 13, 2024

The OBU Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions during its meeting on May 3 at the Geiger Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. “Faculty promotions in rank are great examples that the future is bright on Bison Hill,”…

OBU Recognizes Employees for Years of Service at May 6 Event

May 7, 2024

OBU recognized employees for milestone years of service during a recognition event on Monday, May 6, at the Geiger Center on the OBU campus. Teri Walker, assistant registrar/degree counselor, was honored for 40 years of service. Dr. Bret Roark,…