Orchestra celebrates Hansford’s final concert before retiring

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor The OBU Division of Music will soon bid farewell to one of its longest-serving individuals. Dr. Jim Hansford has already been retired from his role as of Burton H. Patterson Professor of Music for quite some time. However, this spring the OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra’s spring concert marked Hansford's retirement from … Continue reading Orchestra celebrates Hansford’s final concert before retiring

D’Emilio to complete debut year as full-time faculty

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor Newly hired as a full-time assistant professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University, Kelsey D’Emilio has set up her office to be nearly as soothingly cheerful as she is. Visitors and students stepping into the office are greeted by the sight of soft pastel paintings, a large pastel floral painting … Continue reading D’Emilio to complete debut year as full-time faculty

OBU hosts spring University Chorale concert, bids Ballweg farewell

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor OBU Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities Dr. D. Brent Ballweg directed his final University Chorale concert Apr. 16. Ballweg will retire from higher education this summer, to take up a position as associate director and conference liaison for the American Choral Directors Association in … Continue reading OBU hosts spring University Chorale concert, bids Ballweg farewell

OBU to host annual Symphonic Winds, Bison Jazz Orchestra concert March 11

By Chelsea Weeks, Editor-In-Chief As the spring semester brings deadlines and due dates, to also brings a variety of beneficial events. Oklahoma Baptist University's College of Fine Arts hosted the annual Symphonic Winds and Bison Jazz Concert Monday, March 11 at 7:30 in Potter Auditorium in Raley Chapel. The concert is free to attend and … Continue reading OBU to host annual Symphonic Winds, Bison Jazz Orchestra concert March 11

Bisonette Glee Club to tour Oklahoma, Texas

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor OBU’s Bisonette Glee Club will head out on tour for the first time in three years Thurs. March 7.  “The Bisonettes take their music on the road to share it with a wider audience by singing at out-of-state churches and schools,” senior English major and president of Bisonette Glee Club Melody Pierce said.  “We haven't been … Continue reading Bisonette Glee Club to tour Oklahoma, Texas

Dr. Coley guest-directs Three Sisters at OBU

By Olivianna Calmes, Assistant Arts Editor OBU Theatre department’s next show of the season is coming up at OBU, and auditions have already taken place.   Three Sisters is guest directed by Dr. David Coley, who used to work at St. Gregory’s University.  The cast consists of 12 and will be performed April 25th through the 28th.  Dr. David … Continue reading Dr. Coley guest-directs Three Sisters at OBU

Senior show displays different aspects of art

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor “My show I hope proves that graphic art and graphic design is not boring commercial art work,” senior graphic design major Caleb Cole said. Cole presented his senior art show at a reception February 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The show will remain on display through March 17 in Oklahoma Baptist University’s Art Building. … Continue reading Senior show displays different aspects of art

Opera Scenes: ‘Laugh It Is’ to run Feb. 21-22

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor Some performances are born out of the performer’s passion for their work.   Opera Scenes: Laugh It Is will present three opera scenes in Yarborough auditorium 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22.  While the opera scenes performance was originally for a grade, it remains because students volunteer their time to continue the tradition.  “In the past it … Continue reading Opera Scenes: ‘Laugh It Is’ to run Feb. 21-22