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Freshmen find ‘home away from home’ on OBU’s Bison Hill
Oct14

Freshmen find ‘home away from home’ on OBU’s Bison Hill

SHAWNEE—Freshman year. When it comes to planning for college, the thought of being a freshman seems at once exciting and electric, while also yielding some anxiety and uncertainty. Adjusting to college life is a big step for all college-bound high school graduates. For the high school graduating class of 2020, this year held even more challenges, with adapting to the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic at both the end of high school as...

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Socially-distanced Saw You at the Pole rally in Durant draws online crowd
Oct09

Socially-distanced Saw You at the Pole rally in Durant draws online crowd

DURANT—An estimated 2,000 students gathered in person and online for the Saw You at the Pole rally Sept. 23 at Durant, First. The annual rally happened the evening after the student-led See You at the Pole gathering earlier that day, as students from around the state met at flag poles of their schools or online to pray for their teachers and classmates. Twenty area youth pastors coordinated the evening event that included worship led...

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OBU Announces Details, Speakers for Winter Commencement Nov. 21
Oct07

OBU Announces Details, Speakers for Winter Commencement Nov. 21

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) will host its Winter Commencement ceremony for fall 2020 graduates Saturday, Nov. 21. The ceremony will be divided into three separate events in order to facilitate social distancing. The first ceremony of the day will begin at 9 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium and will feature graduates from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The second ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in...

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Court vacancy puts spotlight on abortion again
Sep21

Court vacancy puts spotlight on abortion again

WASHINGTON (BP)—A sudden vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has thrust abortion even further into the spotlight for a deeply divided country facing a divisive election. Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer for government authorities even as another forecast an “epic battle” for the high court and the White House. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died Friday, Sept. 18, of complications from metastatic cancer after 27...

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Baptist Village ministry marches on—despite pandemic
Sep21

Baptist Village ministry marches on—despite pandemic

“Serving God…Serving you…Serving together.” This is Baptist Village Communities’ (BVC) unwavering theme. It is BVC’s calling—in spite of the challenges life presents. The COVID-19 virus has affected millions of people and numerous businesses. The aging services field has been greatly impacted. Now more than ever, senior adults need ministry. They need to have purpose. They need to know they are loved. Near the beginning of the...

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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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