OBU’s University Concert Series is bringing the group The New Respects to campus Saturday, Oct. 26. The concert will start at 8 p.m. and The New Respects will perform at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Students tickets are $10 and tickets for the public are $25. The event is part of the University's homecoming weekend.

Students will also have the chance for a free ticket to the concert, with 300 tickets being given away for free beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, by coming to the Student Development Office in the Geiger Center.

The New Respects are a band from Nashville, Tennessee. Members include Jasmine Mullen, Lexi Fitzgerald, Zandy Fitzgerald and Darius Fitzgerald. Jasmine is the daughter of Christian singer Nicole C. Mullen. The band released their debut EP “Here Comes The Trouble” in March 2017. Their full-length debut album “Before The Sun Goes Down” was released in 2018.

University Concert Series serves the student body of OBU by providing events that integrate the arts, particularly music related, with faith in Christ. UCS has brought names like Ben Rector, Switchfoot, NeedtoBreathe, King's Kaleidoscope, and many more to campus. UCS’s mission is to serve as a reminder that everyone is created as imaginative and innovative people intended to master and utilize their abilities for the glory of the Creator.

To purchase tickets, visit www.okbu.edu/alumni/homecoming.

With its campus located in Shawnee, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 88 fields of study and five master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,868, with students from 37 states and 40 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 28 consecutive years and Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 25 consecutive years. OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. The Wall Street Journal ranks OBU second in the nation for student engagement among all U.S. colleges and universities. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for 15 consecutive years.