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OBU College of Nursing Hosts Prayer Ceremony for Junior Nursing Majors
Aug17

OBU College of Nursing Hosts Prayer Ceremony for Junior Nursing Majors

The OBU College of Nursing held a “Blessings of the Hands” ceremony Monday, Aug. 10, on the first day of the fall semester. The ceremony commissioned all junior nursing majors as they enter the nursing program of study. Dr. Robbie Henson, dean of the College of Nursing, described the ceremony as, “a time of recognizing their calling to be the hands and feet of Jesus as they learn to care for people who are at points of transition in...

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OBU welcomes students to campus, begins fall semester
Aug11

OBU welcomes students to campus, begins fall semester

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) welcomed new and returning students to campus last week ahead of the start of the fall semester. Upperclassmen Welcome Week Workers began moving in at the beginning of the week, with new students moving in Aug. 5-6. Welcome Week activities then ran through Aug. 9, before classes began Monday, Aug. 10. Welcome Week is a beloved tradition on Bison Hill, featuring the introduction of OBU...

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OBU hosts 106th Spring Commencement, honoring 288 graduates 
Aug02

OBU hosts 106th Spring Commencement, honoring 288 graduates 

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) conferred degrees upon 288 students during the University’s 106th Spring Commencement Saturday, Aug. 1. The ceremony took place on the south lawn of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus in Shawnee, beginning at 8:30 a.m. James Lankford, United States Senator from Oklahoma, delivered the address to graduates. The ceremony was moved outdoors to allow for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Petersen hired as OBU dean of students and VP of campus life
Jul11

Petersen hired as OBU dean of students and VP of campus life

SHAWNEE—Brandon Petersen, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) alumnus and director of consulting at JM2 Capital in Oklahoma City, has been hired as the dean of students and vice president of campus life at OBU. He will begin his duties on Bison Hill effective July 20. In his role, Petersen will be responsible for developing, cultivating and overseeing the transformational student experience on Bison Hill through leadership of campus...

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OBU to begin classes Aug. 10, end semester before Thanksgiving
Jun18

OBU to begin classes Aug. 10, end semester before Thanksgiving

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) has revised the fall calendar for academic year 2020-21. The Board of Trustees voted to move up the start of the fall semester, remove Labor Day and Fall Free Days, and conclude the fall semester before Thanksgiving. The move is part of the University’s COVID-19 response plan for the safe return to campus for students this fall. The first day of class for the fall semester will be Monday, Aug....

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