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OBU Moves to Online Learning for Minimum of Two Weeks Following Spring Break
Mar13

OBU Moves to Online Learning for Minimum of Two Weeks Following Spring Break

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) has moved to online learning for a minimum of two weeks in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. OBU goes on Spring Break from March 16-20 and will then deliver all courses online from March 23-April 3, with a decision coming by March 27 on whether to extend that period of time. Heath A Thomas, OBU president, issued the following statement through email Friday, March 13, regarding...

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OBU honors 110 Graduates during Winter Commencement Dec. 13
Dec16

OBU honors 110 Graduates during Winter Commencement Dec. 13

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) conferred degrees upon 72 undergraduate and 38 graduate students during the Winter Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Heath Thomas, president-elect of OBU and current dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, delivered the address. Graduates took their ceremonial final walk across campus as OBU students before filing...

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Hobby Lobby and Green family donate campus to OBU
Dec11

Hobby Lobby and Green family donate campus to OBU

  SHAWNEE—Hobby Lobby and the Green family formally announced their donation of the former St. Gregory’s University campus to Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) during a special event Wednesday, Dec. 11. The event took place at the Rockwood Center on the campus of the former SGU, now the OBU Green Campus. Hobby Lobby purchased the property last year following SGU’s bankruptcy proceedings, after St. Gregory’s closed its doors in...

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Thomas, OBU president-elect, to speak at Winter Commencement Dec. 13
Nov25

Thomas, OBU president-elect, to speak at Winter Commencement Dec. 13

SHAWNEE—Heath Thomas, Oklahoma Baptist University’s president-elect, will deliver the address during the OBU’s Winter Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13. The commencement will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Thomas was recently elected by the OBU Board of Trustees as the University’s 16th president after a nine-month national search process. He will assume the role of president Jan. 1, 2020. He currently...

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Jeremy and Caleb Freeman deliver inspirational OBU chapel message Nov. 20
Nov20

Jeremy and Caleb Freeman deliver inspirational OBU chapel message Nov. 20

SHAWNEE—Jeremy Freeman and his son, Caleb, delivered the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The Freemans shared Caleb’s story and how God miraculously healed him following a tragic car accident in December 2017. Jeremy Freeman graduated from OBU in 1999. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion. He then received his M.Div. from Southern Seminary in 2008. He has...

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