St. Gregory’s campus gets a new name

By Jacob Factor, News Editor OBU’s newest addition has a new name. The former Saint Gregory’s University campus, which OBU is leasing from Hobby Lobby, is now called the “OBU Green Campus.” Paula Gower, Associate VP for Marketing and Communications, said the new name draws inspiration from a few sources. “The name carries a double … Continue reading St. Gregory’s campus gets a new name

Student overcomes childhood trauma

By Jacob Factor, News Editor During her fourth, fifth and sixth grade years, junior nursing major Jillian Murphy was sexually assaulted by someone close to her family. “I don’t even know how many times over the three years it happened,” she said. She said she was scared to go forward and tell anyone because he … Continue reading Student overcomes childhood trauma

JMAS students win, meet governor at OAB conference

By Jacob Factor, News Editor For journalism students, college years are spent perfecting portfolios and learning on the job. For many, part of that learning and portfolio building comes from the on-campus broadcast network, The Okay Show. Students who work for the show won several awards April 4 at the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters 2019 … Continue reading JMAS students win, meet governor at OAB conference

Long-lost first edition Tolkien books returned to OBU

By Jacob Factor, News Editor After 47 years, three first-edition “Lord of The Rings” trilogy books have returned to OBU’s library. Originally published in 1962 and 1963, the books were apparently stolen and replaced in 1972 by an anonymous thief. The stolen books were first American unrevised editions, thirteenth printings of “The Fellowship of the … Continue reading Long-lost first edition Tolkien books returned to OBU

Mission Shawnee’s The Summit has first meeting April 8

By Jacob Factor, News Editor Mission Shawnee exists to educate, equip and dignify marginalized individuals in the Shawnee community through relationships rooted in the love of Jesus Christ. The Summit is a ministry of Mission Shawnee. It’s a mentorship program in which Mission Shawnee trains students to create and sustain relationships. The Summit mentors students … Continue reading Mission Shawnee’s The Summit has first meeting April 8

Professors discuss voting, politics from a Christian perspective

By Jacob Factor, News Editor Politics has saturated much of today’s mainstream social media and news outlets. It’s almost impossible to have no opinion on current issues, policies or lawmakers, but how does a Christian decide on these things? Five OBU faculty gathered in Upper GC last Tuesday for a “Let’s Talk” discussion about this … Continue reading Professors discuss voting, politics from a Christian perspective

Professor to speak at TedX Forum March 26

By Jacob Factor, News Editor TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon of thought-provoking conferences, “Talks,” and community events, “to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.” TED is global, but even here at OBU, people are helping advance their mission. Scot Loyd, assistant professor of communication arts, will be speaking … Continue reading Professor to speak at TedX Forum March 26