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FrOm The PresidenT
Our JOurNEY bEgaN iN 1907 when the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma appointed an education commission to establish a Baptist university. Those pioneers envisioned a university grounded in the liberal arts – preparing students to integrate their Christian faith and disciplines as educators, doctors, lawyers, artists, musicians, missionaries, pastors, entrepreneurs, writers, poets, actors and economists. You might be wondering how your journey aligns with ours. We want to help you become the person God intends. We will prepare you to think critically about worldviews, values and truth by equipping you to do the following: • Pursue academic excellence • Integrate faith with all areas of knowledge • Engage a diverse world • Live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ Our master plan, OBU 2020, calls for the implementation of several strategic initiatives which will lead us to become a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence. These initiatives are focused on helping students, like yourself, become what God intends. Let us join you in your journey at Obu.
David W. Whitlock
President, Oklahoma Baptist University
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YOur JOurNEY STarTS HErE
WhErE dO YOU sEE YOUrsELF IN 10 YEars?
WE kNOW. iT’S a DifficuLT quESTiON – mainly because it’s about the future. But imagine there are no obstacles to your dream life or dream job. The usual deal-breakers (time, money, relationships) don’t apply. Now ask yourself again, “If I could do anything in the world, what would it be?” For more than 100 years, OBU has been helping individuals just like you answer that question. Last year, almost 1,800 students from more than 40 states and 20 countries chose OBU as the place to start their journey. They were drawn to OBU because of strong academics, spiritual passion, vibrant campus life and integration of faith and learning.
WE BELIEvE FaITh aNd kNOWLEdGE
WOrk TOgETHEr TO SHapE YOu.
Our core curriculum and exceptional faculty will help you develop strong communication skills, global awareness and the ability to think critically and creatively from a Christian perspective. Choosing a college is not just about choosing a future career path. It is an exhilarating and challenging journey of personal growth and preparation that begins right now. so whether you dream of being a hero, an artist, a healer, a thinker, a servant, a life changer, a community leader or just your personal best – your journey starts here.
Who are YoU?
You can choose from 10 bachelor’s degrees and 85 different majors. Most tracks are flexible and can be tailored to your strengths and interests. afTEr aLL, iT iS YOur JOurNEY.
PROFESSOR aRtiSt muSician ExPlORER hEalER lEadER cOmmunicatOR
CITIZEN THINKER AGENT sERvANT COUNsELOR sCIENTIsT pAsTOR
YOur cOLLEgE JOurNEY iS NOT a SOLO Trip. Everyone needs support, encouragement, and motivation. Engaging in a community like OBU provides you with opportunities to foster and build relationships, develop your leadership abilities, and create lifelong friendships through shared experiences.
OBU is a residential campus where you will experience living and learning among your peers. This creates a meaningful learning experience that does not end when class is over. You will find study partners, social activities, and genuine friendships in your residence hall. Living life together is community at its best.
We want you to make a difference. We want you to be a leader. OBU is intentional about helping you sharpen your God-given skills and abilities. Explore the 60-plus campus organizations and find the avenue to reach your full potential.
Intramurals is a great way to be active and involved! There is a balance of fun and competition and plenty of memories to be made. There are a variety of sports from which to choose, including flag football and ultimate Frisbee and lesser known sports like futsal and quidditch – yes, we have quidditch. You might even spot one of your professors among the competition.
ThE raWC: rECrEaTION aNd WELLNEss CENTEr
THE raWc iS ONE Of THE NEWEST and most popular buildings on campus. This state-of-the-art facility was built specifically with OBU students in mind. You will find the raWC is more than just a gym – it’s a community of sports fanatics, health enthusiasts and life adventurers.
The facility includes:
• 50 free-standing cardio and weight machines • 29-foot rock climbing wall • Indoor running track • Three basketball/volleyball courts • Three racquetball courts • Junior Olympic indoor pool and locker rooms • Fitness Classes • Qualified Instructional staff
gaTHEr up YOur friENDS, hit the court, and have a great time burning calories and relieving some of that college stress.
THiS iS YOur iNviTaTiON to join a community of sports lovers, a world-class coaching staff and committed athletes. Whether you want to scream like a maniac from the stands or stretch your athletic ability, OBU has a place for you on the team. We offer 21 varsity sports and eight junior varsity-level sports programs, making us one of the largest programs in the NaIa. Men’s and women’s swimming were added in 2011. The men’s team claimed the national title in their inaugural year. Women’s lacrosse will begin competition in the spring of 2013, and OBU’s football team takes the field in the the fall of 2013. Our athletes have claimed 142 all-america recognitions. When you join OBU athletics, you’re joining good company – the company of champions.
Men’s varsity recent athletic achievements
LadY BIsON indoor Track and field – 2010 and 2011 NaIa division I Championships volleyball – 2011-12 sooner athletic Conference Championship Outdoor Track and field – 2012 NaIa division I Championship Swimming – 2012 NaIa division I runners up BIsON basketball – 2010 NaIa division I Championship; 2012 runners up Soccer – 2010-11 sooner athletic Conference Championship baseball – 2011 NaIa College World series. Swimming – 2012 NaIa division I Championship COaChEs Bison basketball coach doug Tolin – 2010 NaIa Coach of the Year Bison baseball coach Bobby Cox – 2011 NaIa hall of Fame Track coach Ford Mastin – Five-time NaIa Coach of the Year
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Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field soccer swimming/diving Tennis Basketball Cross Country Golf Indoor Track & Field Lacrosse Outdoor Track & Field soccer softball swimming/diving Tennis volleyball
WE TakE aCadEMICs sErIOUsLY
aND iT SHOWS.
OBU is consistently listed among the top colleges and universities in the nation. Our students are thoroughly prepared for graduate school and frequently recognized for their accomplishments. • OBU graduates have a 90+ percent acceptance rate into medical school. • OBU business graduates have scored in the top 10 percent in the nation on major field exams. • recent OBU Teacher Education students passed their competency exams at a rate of 97 percent, and 99 percent are teaching full time. • OBU Music Education grads have recently enjoyed 100 percent job placement. • OBU has more graduates serving as missionaries with the southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board than any other university. • OBU graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at Princeton University, duke University, the Mayo Clinic, George Washington University, and many others.
u.S.News & World report Honors program
The honors Program is a community of OBU’s most outstanding students. honors students are afforded the opportunity to enrich their academic experience through participation in unique course offerings, invitations to special symposiums, and engagement in a research project culminating in the presentation of a thesis to their peers and faculty. Here is a sampling of recent honors theses: disunited and Preoccupied: The German Evangelical Church’s response to Nazism Everything is story: Tracing Narrative in Philosophy, Literature and Beyond human Trafficking and domestic violence: assessing Effective rehabilitation services “Is There an Elephant in Your Closet?:” The absence of Imagination in Parent-Child Communication OBU has been ranked as the only Oklahoma college or university on U.s.News & World report’s annual ranking of “Great schools, Great Prices” for 2012. OBU also has been listed as Oklahoma’s highest-ranked college in “Best regional Colleges” for the 18th consecutive year. OBU has made the news magazine’s “top 10” in its category for 20 consecutive years.
The princeton review
For the seventh consecutive year, OBU has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the western United states by The Princeton review.
qualifications to apply for the Honors program include the achievement of at least a 3.50 high school grade point average and a composite score of at least 29 on the aCT or 1300 on the saT (Critical reading and Math).
For the fourth year in a row, OBU is the highest-ranked university in Oklahoma in the latest Forbes.com listing of “america’s Best Colleges.”
OBU FaCULTY MEMBErs
THEY arE viSiONariES helping you imagine who and what you can become.
arE MOrE THaN prOfESSOrS.
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Science dr. Murimi is using common technology to battle a global health risk. she received a $100,000 grant from the bill and Melinda gates foundation to fund a low-cost cell phone application targeting mosquitoes that spread yellow and dengue fever. The innovative research will develop a cell phone application which plays sound waves that Murimi believes will interfere with the aedes aegypti mosquito’s navigation system, preventing them from feeding and spreading disease.
Dr. renita Murimi
THEY arE ScHOLarS challenging you to align your passions with worldclass instruction and training in a variety of fields. ask our current students or alumni about the most significant part of their OBU journey. The answer is sure to include an OBU professor.
Associate Professor of History dr. raney has been invited to participate in the highly prestigious and selective fulbright Scholar program. Participants are chosen based on academic merit and leadership potential and challenged to study, teach, and collaborate with scholars from around the world to address shared global concerns. Only 1,100 U.s. faculty and professionals were awarded this honor for 2012-13. This grant will allow dr. raney to teach a course in “European Women’s history” at Bashkir state Pedagogical University in russia this year.
Dr. Sherri raney
Assistant Professor of New Testament dr. Bandy has quickly earned respect among New Testament theologians and is recognized as a published authority on the Book of revelation. Because of his expertise, he is often invited to be a contributing author for various journals, books, and articles. dr. Bandy received OBU’s promising Teacher award in May 2012, indicating his commitment to excellence in the classroom and the fulfillment of the university’s mission of transforming lives.
Dr. alan bandy
Associate Professor of Business dr. rudebock brings 28 years of business experience in sales, management, and training into the classroom. he continues to lead workshops and seminars for businesses on a regular basis.
Dr. rich rudebock
cOLLEgE Of buSiNESS
Forecasters predict that degrees in accounting, finance, computer science and business administration will be among the top five bachelor’s degrees demanded by employers.
Can you imagine having one of the most sought-after degrees upon graduation? after graduating from OBU’s Paul dickinson College of Business, not only will you be sought by employers, you will also be equipped to make a difference in the world. In fact, you’ll make a difference while you are pursuing your degree. accounting majors earn credit for work in an actual firm. Finance majors manage portfolios and provide investment analyses for off-campus clients. International business majors complete market research for companies expanding their markets in places such as Brazil, dubai and Malaysia. You’ll also learn to connect your skills through community service. recently, students conducted employability workshops for residents of a women’s shelter. The College of Business is excited to offer a new social Entrepreneurship major. students will not only learn how to start and lead a business, they will also explore ways their business can give back to society. They will practice what they’re learning in either a domestic or international Field Experience designed to prepare them to launch their own business after graduation. What an exciting way to be on mission for God! Business graduates from OBU become more than the next generation of professionals. THEY bEcOME iNNOvaTOrS.
cOLLEgE Of fiNE arTS
STuDYiNg iN THE WarrEN M. aNgELL cOLLEgE of Fine arts, you will learn to express your God-given gifts and reflect his glory through the arts. Our unique studio space in the division of art and design is equipped for graphic design, ceramics, stained glass, weaving, printmaking and painting. The OBU division of Music develops artists and scholars uniquely positioned to thrive in the 21st century by integrating exceptional performance, academic and service opportunities with a solid Christian liberal arts foundation. Take a class, or major in theater, digital media arts, journalism, public relations or applied communication in the division of Communication arts. The most recent Oklahoma Broadcast Education association annual competition included 200 entries from universities across the state, including the state’s largest universities. OBU students placed first in six of the 20 categories: Tv feature story, Tv entertainment short, Tv video essay, radio entertainment narrative, radio Psa and radio entertainment short.
Join a community of artists eager to become what God intends. Expand your imagination. Study the arts at Obu.
cOLLEgE Of HuMaNiTiES aND SOciaL SciENcE
god desires to change your life and, through you, change the lives of others.
Whether encouraging an individual through the implementation of your psychology degree, influencing future generations in an elementary classroom, or improving someone’s quality of life as a physical therapist, the College of humanities and social sciences will prepare you for life as a change agent. The college contains four divisions of study: division of Behavioral and social sciences division of kinesiology and Leisure studies division of Language and Literature division of Teacher Education One of our fastest growing areas of academic study is the division of kinesiology and Leisure studies (kaLs). students are being prepared for careers in physical therapy, camp administration, sports management and wellness. OBU is also home to the National sports and recreation Ministry Center, led by dr. Bill Buchanan, arguably the nation’s leading expert in the field. The division of Teacher Education takes a back seat to no one. recent graduates passed their competency exams at a rate of 97 percent, and 99 percent are teaching full time. Our Psychology program can either prepare you for graduate work or move you further toward the goal of licensed counseling.
cOLLEgE Of NurSiNg
Obu was the first university in the state to offer the bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
When you study in the College of Nursing at OBU, you will benefit from more than 50 years of experience in training nurses and learn to demonstrate the compassion of Christ in your profession. OBU nursing graduates are in high demand by major healthcare systems and community hospitals alike. Why should you study nursing at OBU? Nursing at a four-year liberal arts university will provide you a much broader and deeper education than you will receive at other institutions. 90+ percent of OBU nursing graduates pass the NCLEX. You will take your first nursing class in your first semester at OBU. You will interact with actual patients during your second year. There is no “split-campus approach.” You can start and finish all of your coursework on our campus. You can experience your rotations in major hospitals. If you begin in the College of Nursing and maintain an acceptable grade point average, you are guaranteed a spot in the nursing program.
cOLLEgE Of SciENcE aND MaTHEMaTicS
god is a god of order, not chaos, and nowhere is that more evident than in the disciplines of science and mathematics.
OBU professors in the James E. hurley College of science and Mathematics teach from a Christian worldview. They prepare you to change the world by challenging you to think critically and integrate your faith with what you learn. Imagine transforming the world by researching cures for disease. Imagine discovering unidentified species. Imagine investing your life in the explorers of the future. OBU’s science and mathematics program offers you training in natural science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. OBU can help you make a difference in the world as an explorer, a visionary and a critical thinker. Far from staying cooped up in the laboratory, our students participate in regional conferences and perform independent senior research projects. For example, you will have the opportunity to complete field research around volcanoes in Costa rica and hawaii. OBU graduates have a 90+ percent acceptance rate into medical school.
cOLLEgE Of THEOLOgY aND MiNiSTrY
god intends for all of us to serve our fellow man as followers of Christ, but some he calls to serve in a ministry vocation.
The faculty of the herschel h. hobbs College of Theology and Ministry will help you deepen your faith, explore your calling and prepare for a life of service. all OBU students have the opportunity to interact with the faculty in this area through Common Core requirements in religion and Philosophy. students are impacted by the content of the courses and even more so by the character of the professors. students majoring in the hobb’s College have a variety of paths from which to choose. Opportunities are available to study in religion, Philosophy, applied Ministry and Biblical Languages. Graduates are equipped for careers on a local church staff, on the mission field or continued study in a graduate level program. Many OBU students select a minor in the hobb’s College to increase their Biblical knowledge and equip themselves to serve in a variety of ministry venues. OBU has more graduates serving as missionaries with the southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board than any other university.
hOW YOU sTUdY as WhaT YOU sTUdY.
iS JuST aS iMpOrTaNT
Learning takes place best in community. OBU offers multiple avenues for students to engage with others as they pursue academic excellence. Learning communities
a Learning Community is comprised of twenty freshmen that take three or four courses in common. This experience accelerates a new student’s transition into university life and encourages academic success. approximately 35 percent of our recent freshman class was involved in a Learning Community.
Student Success center
The student success Center focuses on three areas of academic enrichment: One-on-one tutoring Group study sessions Writing Center a staff of more than 40 students, who have successfully navigated the core curriculum, are hired on the recommendation of faculty to serve their peers as tutors. They are available to assist students of all majors, classifications and academic needs with comprehension of course material as well as in the development of study, research, analytical, reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
LIsT OF MaJOrs BY COLLEGE
paul Dickinson college of business
accounting Computer Information systems Computer science
• data Management • Interdisciplinary
college of Humanities and Social Sciences
anthropology athletic Coaching Certificate Early Childhood Education Elementary Education English English Education, secondary Exercise and sports science
• Exercise Physiology and Wellness • Personal Training / strength and Conditioning • Pre-allied health and rehabilitation services
James E. Hurley college of Science and Mathematics
• Forensic Emphasis
• Forensic Emphasis
Finance International Business Management Marketing social Entrepreneurship
Mathematics Mathematics Education, secondary Natural science Physics science Education, secondary
Family and Community services
Warren M. angell college of fine arts
applied Communication art Church Music digital Media arts Graphic design Music Music Composition Music Education
• Instrumental Certificate, P-12 • vocal Certificate, P-12
• Community services • Family Life
health and Physical Education, P-12 history Leisure services Management
• Camp administration • sports and recreation Management • sports Ministry
Herschel H. Hobbs college of Theology and Ministry
• • • • • Children’s Ministry Cross-Cultural Ministry (Missions) Educational Ministry Pastoral Ministry Youth Ministry
Multilingual Communication Political science
• International relations
Musical arts News and Information (Journalism) Piano Performance
recreation and Exercise science Psychology
Orality studies Philosophy religion
• Bible • Biblical Languages ______________________
strategic Communication (Public Relations) studio art Theatre vocal Performance Worship arts
sociology social sciences Education, secondary spanish special Education, P-12
Pre-dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy
college of Nursing
BECOMING GLOBaLLY ENGaGEd
Whatever career you choose, God desires you to reach out to others and engage the world. Your journey to becoming the person God intends will include fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. You do not have to look far to find ways to engage a diverse world while you are at OBU. Your classmates will come from 40 states and 20 nations. You’ll be surrounded by opportunities to interact with people from near and far and experience other cultures.
If you’re looking for a more intense international experience, you might consider our study abroad programs. Imagine soaking up world history in Germany, switzerland and austria. Imagine practicing your Italian over authentic pizza and cappuccinos in Italy’s patio cafés. Imagine absorbing C.s. Lewis’ Mere Christianity or The Chronicles of Narnia on the literary giant’s home turf in Belfast and Oxford. Imagine catching the sights and sounds of London on an iconic double decker bus while experiencing British culture. World discovery and cultural engagement fall squarely in line with OBU’s commitment to engaging a diverse world. Our study abroad program gives you real-life tools to integrate your faith with knowledge. studying overseas will also enhance your career opportunities. reports indicate employers look for graduates who have international study experience. DarE TO iMagiNE. Imagine who you could become while discovering world cultures through a Christ-centered perspective. The possibilities are endless.
Through the avery T. Willis Global Outreach Center you can participate in exciting GO Trips that combine hands-on missions experience with your course of study. On previous GO Trips, OBU students have: • Engaged the kai people of southeast asia (OBU’s adopted people group) • Established relationships with south americans in the amazon basin • Conducted English-as-a-second-language classes with college students in East asia • Provided medical assistance in Mexican villages and the Middle East arE YOu rEaDY TO bEcOME gLObaLLY ENgagED? Find out more about GO Trips and how to receive academic credit for your missions experiences by visiting okbu.edu/go.
Find out more about becoming globally engaged through OBU’s study abroad program by visiting okbu.edu/academics/studyabroad.
On your journey at OBU, you will find a network of encouraging mentors among our faculty, staff and upperclassmen. The student Ministry Office at OBU presents you with an array of opportunities to worship, serve and engage the local community and the world. god is calling you to a deeper relationship with Him. Through student Ministry you will be challenged to grow in your understanding of scripture and to put it into action. Within the first few weeks of your arrival on campus you will have the chance to join a small discipleship group and begin a semester-long discussion about leadership, relationships, social responsibility, conflict resolution and other real-life topics. You’ll also find community at OBU through service projects and worship experiences.
Some Student Ministry Opportunities at Obu
New Student Ministry (NSM) Hub refuge discover your God–given gifts and passions while connecting with others in their walk with Christ. Grow spiritually through discipleship, worship and campus–oriented service. This time of worship and Bible study for women is a special place where you can focus on the Lord and be accepted as yourself. don’t miss this free lunch and devotion event sponsored by a local church each week. This is a mid-week time of inspiring worship and biblical instruction for faculty, staff and students. This is a downtown shawnee worship event incorporating creative arts and community outreach. Bridge the age-gap by providing nursing home residents with opportunities to worship and fellowship. Engage new cultures each week while helping international students assimilate to the U.s. hang out with high-risk youth at a shawnee youth shelter. share hope with Oklahoma City children through games and Bible stories. help refugees adjust to the U.s. by teaching conversational English and basic american life skills.
Noonday chapel Services canterbury age2age philos Hope House Mission center Spero project
Take a closer look at your campus ministry opportunities online at okbu.edu/campuslife/ministry.
Before OBU was established, Bison hill was well-known bison territory. Bison provided food and clothing to the Native americans. OBU chose the bison as its mascot, in the hope graduates would also help meet the world’s needs.
The freshman beanie, worn during Welcome Week, bonds past and present generations at OBU.
hey Bison! Go with ka-rip! ka-rip ka-rap ka-riplo typlo tap Oh! Oh! rincto lincto hio-totimus hopula scipula copula gotimus Chink-to-lack Chink-to-lee ka-willa, ka-walla, ka victory – Oh! Oh! hoogula choogula choogula can ragula tagula melican man Let’er go rip, let’er go ruse Tingula Tangula, turn’em a-loose – Zip! Bang! OBU!
The Walk (above) represents a student’s full journey at OBU. Conducted the night before your first day of classes and the day you graduate, it begins at the Oval and ends at raley Chapel.
The green & gold
In the early days, Oklahoma wildflowers provided a sea of green and gold on Bison hill when they bloomed in the spring. Thus, green and gold were adopted as the official school colors.
ThE BIsON PLEdGE
graDuaTE iN fOur!
More than half of all college students take six years to earn their “four-year” degree. We pledge to actively collaborate with you and help you graduate in four years, allowing you to begin graduate studies or secure your dream job sooner. This is The bison pledge. 1. OBU will offer all required courses necessary for you to complete an undergraduate degree and graduate with a single major within four years. 2. OBU will provide a qualified faculty advisor to assist you in scheduling your classes and keeping you on track to graduate within four years. 3. OBU will provide academic support services to assist you in successfully completing your degree and graduating within four years. 4. If you keep your part of The bison pledge and you are unable to complete your degree within four years, OBU will provide the additional course(s) you need to complete your degree at no tuition cost or offer acceptable substitute courses.
Obu campus Map
1. shawnee hall 2. Thurmond hall 3. W.P. Wood science Building 4. art department 5. art annex 6. Ford Music hall 7. Bailey Business Center
13. sarkeys Telecommunication Center 14. Geiger Center 15. kerr residence hall 16. stubblefield Chapel 17. Midland apartments 18. Campus safety 19. Burns/Cobbs apartments 20. devereaux East apartments 21. devereaux West apartments 22. howard residence Complex 23. raley Chapel Potter auditorium (Upper Level) Yarborough auditorium (Lower Level) 24. Jent alumni Center 25. Taylor residence Center 26. Millennium Park
JV Baseball Field Under Construction
8. Montgomery hall 9. WMU residence Center 10. Owens hall 11. Mabee Learning Center 12. President’s house
FRANK BUCK DRIVE
27. Faculty housing 28. soccer Complex 29. Bison Field at Ford Park
30. Coates Baseball/softball Building
33 39 AIRPORT DRIVE 40
31. Lady Bison softball Park 32. Macarthur drive apartments 33. agee residence Center
34. athletic administration Offices
(Baxter Lower Level)
9 15 41 38 35
35. Noble Complex for athletics 36. West University apartments 37. Tennis Courts 38. recreation and Wellness Center 39. Intramural Fields 40. hurt Memorial Track Complex
4 37 21 20 19 18 17 MIDLAND 5
41. J. P. Chance Track Building
42 (FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
$1.50 Theatre, downtown Shawnee
Serve Shawnee, Welcome Week
Mabee-gerrer Museum, Shawnee
Spotlight on Shawnee
LOcaTED iN THE HEarT Of OkLaHOMa, shawnee is a great place for you to call home. You get the best of both worlds – a small-town feel close to metropolitan areas – 35 miles from Oklahoma City, 90 miles from Tulsa and 200 miles from dallas-Fort Worth. Grab some friends and catch a movie at the $1.50 theatre downtown or at one of our two multiplex theaters. Get a snow cone, or play Ultimate Frisbee at a local park. Each year, shawnee businesses prepare for your arrival to campus and host spotlight on shawnee. It’s really a big downtown block party where they give away great free stuff! Choosing OBU means you have plenty of space to roam. so head down the road to Oklahoma City where you can cheer on the Thunder as they battle NBa foes. visit one of the museums, catch a Broadway show, enjoy a redhawks baseball game or eat at a great restaurant in Bricktown. Plan a road trip to the Wichita Mountains to hike, camp and climb, or head to another corner of the state and float the river. You’ll find the nearby urban areas are close enough to enjoy cultural events or to complete an internship.
WELCOME WEEk ____ J-TErM
WELcOME WEEk is designed to get you acclimated to your new environment. We promise that our Tri-Ws will make you feel at home at OBU by the end of the week. Tri-Ws (Welcome Week Workers) are upperclassmen who return to campus early just to show you the ropes. You’ll feel welcomed from the moment you pull onto Bison hill as they descend on your car, unload all your earthly possessions and carry it all to your new room. Your parents will be particularly glad about that! For the next four days you’ll be engaged in high-energy activities and meaningful experiences that will teach you everything from how to “go with ka-rip” and how to serve shawnee, to how to pursue scholarship through a Christian worldview. Welcome Week is where your journey truly begins. It’s fun. It’s crazy. It’s challenging. and, well … it’s welcoming! Check out a Welcome Week schedule at okbu.edu/campuslife/welcomeweek.
January term (J-term)
a three-week mini-term is offered in January, right before the spring semester begins. J-term is mandatory for new freshmen, but you would want to take it anyway. housing is free if you lived in a residence hall during the fall semester, and some J-term courses are tuition-free. OBU provides unique course offerings, and there is still plenty of activity on campus. Continue building the relationships you established in the fall, and maintain progress on your degree.
Unity Gathering, Welcome Week
aDMiSSiONS EvENT DaYS
2012 Fall Preview day september 22 October 15 November 4 & 5 december 5
rEaDY TO bEgiN YOur JOurNEY? These are your first steps: apply for admission online beginning June 1 after your junior year in high school (okbu.edu/apply). ask your guidance counselor to send us a copy of your transcript (with your aCT or saT scores). Fax it to 405.878.2068. schedule a campus visit online at okbu.edu/visit.
Be a Bison day Night on the hill Be a Bison day 2013
Winter Preview day February 2 Be a Bison day Night on the hill spring Preview day Be a Bison day February 15 March 3 & 4 april 6 april 15
FINaNCIaL aId 101:
DrEaMiNg big DOESN’T MEaN a big pricE Tag
Our admissions counselors will guide you through the journey. call us at 800.654.3285.
We think you will be surprised at how affordable OBU truly is. In fact, 99 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. This year, we provided $12.9 million in scholarships to individuals just like you. We offer grants based on financial need and academic, athletic and talent scholarships. Check out the online academic scholarship calculator at okbu.edu/ scholarships. Just plug in your high school GPa and aCT/saT test score, then see what pops up! Learn about additional opportunities for scholarships and financial aid on our website.
As a christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence,
the high calling of God in christ.
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