Oklahoma Baptist University

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  1. Thankful

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    Our granddaughter has finally decided on a University....Oklahoma Baptist University.

    I am so glad. She can live in the dorm, but still be close enough to visit or come home.

    Our pastor, youth director, youth director's wife graduated from there.

    Saggy, Didn't You?

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    I grew up 22 miles from OBU and played in a concert in the Raley Chapel. In fact, I originally intended to attend OBU but later decided on a small school in Norman.

    Have you had the opportunity to hear the Bison Glee Club? Awesome.
     
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    No, I haven't. I really thought she would go to OU, but she didn't want to live at home. I think that might have been the reason. Actually, her parents wanted her to go to OBU.
     
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    Well, it's a very good school and has won praise from those who make it their business to evaluate such things.

    Sometimes, mostly late at night, I wonder what would have happened should I have gone to OBU instead of that obscure college in Norman.

    Shawnee is a nice town (not as nice as it was when I was growing up and Main Street was really Main Street, to show my age). Make sure you check out Immanuel Baptist for its architecture (awesome and on Main Street) and St. Gregory's, as well as the old Santa Fe depot downtown. (Wonderful architecture, exhibits aren't bad.)

    St. Gregory's actually began as a Benedictine mission at Sacred Heart (near Konawa) and was later moved to Shawnee. The old cemetery, dating from the 1880s (I believe) is still at Sacred Heart.

    Shawnee, BTW, came in third in voting for the state capital; that's why OBU ended up in Shawnee. The town had offered land for the capital, and after it was turned down, it was available for a college.

    Pardon the trivia. When I get close to home, I tend to blather.
     
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    I appreciate that information. I have seen the Santa Fe Depot, but somehow missed Immanuel Baptist Church. I usually look up the Baptist churches wherever I go if I get a chance.

    When we travel, I always feel that a Baptist Church would be a place of comfort if needed.

    My hobby used to be taking photos of old and/or unusual churches. I might take that up again with the digital camera.

    Now I'm babbling on....
     
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    Since I'm babbling, First Baptist has purchased the old AME church a block north of Main Street and is using is for ministry ...

    GASP! I see that the Immanuel Baptist Church site is for sale ...

    FOR SALE

    Better get your pictures while you can.
     
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    Can you give me 5 reasons WHY your daughter opted for this school? With so MANY choices, it would be good to see what motivated this selection!

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Dr. Bob, it is my granddaughter, therefore, I need to ask her and my son the reasons because she was accepted to several universities.

    My answers might sound rather superficial since I have not been involved in the actual decision process.

    I really wanted her to go to the University of Oklahoma, but I am happy with this choice.

    Some reasons that I have picked up on are:

    1. Baptist, Christian Environment

    2. Close to Home but far enough that she may stay in the dorm.

    3. Small Class Size

    4. Graduates are usually accepted to the OU Med School. (Granddaughter wants to be a doctor)

    5. Oh yes, she has scholarships and can get another from her church.

    I am guessing that she will have friends going there also.

    I do know that my son mentioned that even though Nicole is used to a large high school that he thinks she will do better in a smaller university setting.

    I will try to get more definite information for you from the family as there may be others on this board interested in this university.
     
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    Thanks. It sounds like a good school for your granddaughter and that will be a blessing to her AND you.

    We have a missionary supported by our church that has a daughter there and I no nothing about it, so appreciated your good recommendation.
     
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    I was getting ready to post the link. Thank you, rsr.

    Our pastor, youth director and wife received their degrees there. They highly recommended it.
     
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    Uh, like, I am way behind.

    Yes, I graduated from OBU--I loved my time there, some because of the school, some, because I grew tremendously.

    But don't be fooled. Just because it is Baptist doesn't mean everyone is baptist, or are believers. There are partiers, etc, etc, etc, and, I know, I will save all the details.
     
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    OBU--OLD BAGGY UNDERWEAR-- has a good pre med school, a good pre law school, a good nursing school, and a good teacher education school.

    OBU, all hail thy name
    Sons and daughters honor thee.....


    Makes me want to break out into Ka-rip!

    Hey, Thankful, a good friend of mine teaches there, now that I think about it. Is she going to be an education major? My friend is Dr. Genia James--tell your grand daughter to get in touch with her.
     

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