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Hobby Lobby purchases St. Gregory’s, leases to OBU
Dec06

Hobby Lobby purchases St. Gregory’s, leases to OBU

SHAWNEE—Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts retail giant based in Oklahoma City, recently purchased the property formerly occupied by St. Gregory’s University (SGU) in Shawnee. The purchase became official Dec. 4, following bankruptcy proceedings for St. Gregory’s after the Catholic university ceased operations due to financial insolvency during December 2017. As part of Hobby Lobby’s announcement of the purchase, they likewise announced...

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OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11
May25

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11

Oklahoma Baptist University is partnering with the Great Commandment Network to host the 2018 OBU Pastors’ School July 9-11 on Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus in Shawnee. This year’s event is entitled, “Imagine 2018: OBU Pastor’s School and Leadership Summit” and is designed to equip pastors and ministry leaders with helpful strategies for leading the church. Registration is $55 until June 1 and then increases to $75.   The 2018...

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Oklahoma Baptist University Confers Degrees Upon 288 Graduates
May21

Oklahoma Baptist University Confers Degrees Upon 288 Graduates

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 288 graduates during its 104th Spring Commencement Friday, May 18. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The graduating students took their symbolic final walk across the campus as OBU students when they filed into Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium for the 3 p.m. ceremony. The walk mirrored one of many of the graduates took during their...

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Mary Lou Retton to speak at OBU’s Gala March 8
Dec16

Mary Lou Retton to speak at OBU’s Gala March 8

SHAWNEE—Mary Lou Retton, one of America’s best-known Olympians, will be the featured speaker during the sixth annual Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Green and Gold Gala Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. The event raises funds for student scholarships at OBU. Retton catapulted to international fame by winning the All-Around Gold Medal in women’s gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los...

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OBU wide receiver studies to be compassionate caregiver
Dec09

OBU wide receiver studies to be compassionate caregiver

SHAWNEE—Cagney Roberson is a man on a mission. The junior natural science major from Coweta can be seen wearing number 15 on the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team on Saturdays in the fall. As a wide receiver, he makes an impact catching the football. Yet, that’s not the only impact he makes these days. As a student, Roberson has a passionate calling to one day become a primary care physician assistant working in a...

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