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OBU student serves her home with DR
Sep17

OBU student serves her home with DR

LAKE CHARLES, La.—Hurricane Laura had a major effect on many people earlier this month, including those who were not directly in the hurricane’s path. Kiana Wray from Sulphur, La. is beginning her freshman year at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). She was in Shawnee a couple of weeks before the hurricane reached landfall. Though she was miles away, her heart was with her family and friends in Louisiana. Through OBU connections, Wray...

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OBU student wins Heartland Emmy Award
Sep12

OBU student wins Heartland Emmy Award

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) student Victoria Coolidge was recently awarded the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Regional Emmy Student Scholarship. She is a sophomore from Mesquite, Texas, majoring in journalism and mass communication with a media emphasis. The scholarship is considered a prestigious and highly selective honor exclusively for Oklahoma college students majoring in a...

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Baptist roots run deep for musician and Baptist Village resident Richard Huggins
Sep09

Baptist roots run deep for musician and Baptist Village resident Richard Huggins

From Oklahoma Baptist University to Falls Creek, and Billy Graham ministries to Baptist Village, the talented Richard Huggins is a well-traveled Southern Baptist. Huggins, 72, is a music arranger, producer and music editor. He grew up in Oklahoma City, the son of the late James Huggins and Lois Hopper. He was the middle child of five siblings. Though his father was a physician, he never pressured his children to follow in his...

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Dilbeck Delivers OBU Chapel Message Aug. 26
Aug26

Dilbeck Delivers OBU Chapel Message Aug. 26

SHAWNEE—Hance Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer for Oklahoma Baptists, delivered the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) chapel message Wednesday, Aug. 26. The message was delivered online due to OBU’s modifications this semester resulting from COVID-19. Students accessed the message inside the Canvas learning management system, on the University website and via the school’s social media channels. Dilbeck’s message came from Mark...

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OBU Earns Seven ‘Colleges of Distinction’ Honors for 2020-21
Aug22

OBU Earns Seven ‘Colleges of Distinction’ Honors for 2020-21

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) has been named as a College of Distinction in seven categories for 2020-21. Colleges of Distinction is a nationally recognized and prestigious designation for universities whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of well-rounded, individualized engagement. Colleges of Distinction are schools that have excelled at equipping graduating students to enter the workforce with...

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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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