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Janzen goes the distance for the hungry
Jan14

Janzen goes the distance for the hungry

SHAWNEE—When most 16 year-olds get a driver’s license, the first thing they might think about is all the places they can go with their friends. Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) sophomore biochemistry major Jacob Janzen, however, decided to use his license to help others. Janzen came to OBU on a track scholarship where he runs in long distance events. This year Janzen made All-Great American Conference and NCCAA All-American. When...

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Edmond pastor uses CrossFit to connect with community
Jan07

Edmond pastor uses CrossFit to connect with community

EDMOND—It’s the New Year. Many people make all kinds of resolutions, but most of these promises involve improving one’s health and fitness. Blake Gideon would be an example of not only health improvement but also applying this personal goal with ministry and outreach. The pastor of Edmond, First has been doing CrossFit training for a few years and has expanded his involvement in the competitive fitness sport as a way to connect with...

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OBU Cross Country: 2016 in Review
Dec31

OBU Cross Country: 2016 in Review

SHAWNEE—The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) cross country teams capped a successful season with strong finishes at the NCCAA National Championships in November. The Lady Bison repeated as national runner-up and the OBU men placed fourth—a move up from last year. Jacob Janzen led the Bison with a ninth-place finish, capturing NCCAA All-America honors. Janzen also earned First-Team All-Great American Conference with freshman DeAngelo...

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Four former OBU swimmers compete at World Championships
Dec28

Four former OBU swimmers compete at World Championships

WINDSOR, Ontario—Four former Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) swimmers competed recently in the FINA World Swimming Championships. A.J. Barbar, Greg Penny, Daniel Ramirez and Ines Remersaro were among the participants in Ontario. Ramirez represented Mexico and finished 14th in the 50 meter butterfly Friday, Dec. 9, after qualifying that morning for the semifinals in the event at 22.89. His semifinal time Friday night was 22.96....

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The Bowden Dynasty’ shown one night only in theaters Jan. 8
Dec17

The Bowden Dynasty’ shown one night only in theaters Jan. 8

LifeWay Films declares, “This story is TOO BIG for the small screen!” The movie “The Bowden Dynasty” shares the life and times of Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden. It is promoted as a film that “extends beyond football and shows the world how one man’s commitment to Jesus affected all his decisions. Coach Bowden’s unyielding faith inspired acts of courage and grace while changing the lives of everyone around him.” “The Bowden...

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Football film ‘Greater’ released on DVD Dec. 20
Dec17

Football film ‘Greater’ released on DVD Dec. 20

“Rudy,” “Remember the Titans,” “Facing the Giants” and “Woodlawn”—if you liked all of these movies, you are sure to like “Greater,” which will be released on DVD Dec. 20. According to the film’s website, the based-on-a-true-story movie goes like this: “Brandon Burlsworth is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was told he wasn’t good enough to play...

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