From the field: missions is realistic

By Jessa Chadwick, Arts Editor OBU alum Dillon and Rachael Sain discuss what missions is and how it looks in a realistic, daily routine. The Sains are working towards leaving for the field in Japan; until then, they are working in their church, workplaces and hosting international students in their home. “I never really stopped … Continue reading From the field: missions is realistic

God uses family to show us love

By Jessa Chadwick, Arts Editor Family is meant to show people what true love, God’s love, looks like. For professor of communication arts and chair of division of communication arts Dr. Vickie Ellis’s half-sister Barbara Ann Johnson, reconnecting with her biological father’s family deepened their understanding of God’s love and care for them. Johnson and … Continue reading God uses family to show us love

From the field: OBU students encourage Kimbroughs in Zambia

By Jessa Chadwick, Faith Editor It is common in OBU culture for students to go on GO trips. Blake and Dawnya Kimbrough worked on the field in Zambia for the past eleven years. They planted multiple churches and brought many nationals to Christ. Through short-term GO trips, students have encouraged and helped on the family. … Continue reading From the field: OBU students encourage Kimbroughs in Zambia

Faculty discusses the significance of practicing rest in daily devotion

By Jessa Chadwick, Faith Editor It is too easy to become worn out. Between school, work, friends, extracurricular activities and church, all of which expect full participation and excellence, young adults quickly become exhausted. “Rest clears you mentally,” assistant professor of nursing and MSN RN Jennifer Sharma said. “It helps increase your mental capacity. It … Continue reading Faculty discusses the significance of practicing rest in daily devotion

Snapshot of community, local art: Japanese garden mirrors sister city across the globe

By Jessa Chadwick, Assistant Arts Editor  (Photos by Jonathan Soder/The Bison) “To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.” This is the mission statement of the program Sister Cities. As many know, the Japanese garden by the airport track is in honor of Shawnee, Okla.’s Sister City, Nikaho … Continue reading Snapshot of community, local art: Japanese garden mirrors sister city across the globe

Creative blocks impact more than just artists: How to take a break, push through, find hope to create

By Jessa Chadwick, Assistant Arts Editor You do not have to be an artist to experience a creative block; it could be writer’s block when it comes to composing a paper for school or a professional block for a project for work. Wherever it may be, everyone has experienced a creative block at some point … Continue reading Creative blocks impact more than just artists: How to take a break, push through, find hope to create

Art therapy has historical roots, modern benefits: Certified counselors focus on art today to aid patients

By Jessa Chadwick, Assistant Arts Editor  (Courtesy photo/The Bison) Art is more than a trip to the localmuseum. However, art also gives individuals the ability to process through traumatic experiences. It can bring healing and beauty to a broken life, a broken world or a broken person. Specifically, art therapy is the use of art … Continue reading Art therapy has historical roots, modern benefits: Certified counselors focus on art today to aid patients