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The Gosser siblings

August 03, 2018

From the earliest years of their lives, Jenny (’82), Bobby (’83), John (’84), Leigh Anna (’89) and April (’94) were immersed in all that is Ouachita. Their parents, Marianne (’55) and Bob (’56), made sure that they were well acquainted with the small-town college in Southern Arkansas.


Tips for visiting campus: Make the most of your college visit

June 18, 2018

Visiting campus is a huge part of the college selection process. It gives you a glimpse into campus life and allows you to physically see all that the school has to offer. My first campus visit to Ouachita was my deciding factor in choosing to attend school here. It felt like home from the moment I stepped onto campus.


Behind the names: The history behind Moses-Provine Hall

April 06, 2018

Being a graphic design major, much of my time is spent on the second floor of Moses-Provine Hall (or as most students call it, MoPro). That being said, many students, along with myself, are not aware of who the building that they spend so much time in is named for. Who were Moses and Provine and why is this building named for them?

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The entangling trap of fear

August 02, 2018

“Did we get everything?,” my father asked. With soft tears in my eyes, I said, “Yes, I think it’s time to go.” I remember move-in day like it was yesterday. I’m the oldest of three kids, and I’ve always been close to my family. Living in Louisiana, I felt that I would be so distant from my family when I left for Ouachita – so distant from what I always knew as home.


The history behind Jones Performing Arts Center and Verser Theatre

April 30, 2018

This year, two facilities that play a large role on Ouachita’s campus are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Verser Theatre is celebrating its 50th year on Ouachita’s campus and houses Ouachita’s theatre program and many of Ouachita’s student productions. Jones Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is another building that has a huge role in every Ouachitonian’s college career.


7 ways parents and students can team up in the college search

November 16, 2017

It may feel like there are so many questions to ask, and you and your student are on two different pages about what to look for in “a good college experience.” Such a big decision may be difficult to talk through for some families, but deciding on the best college for your student should be a family decision that is met with open communication and an understanding of each other’s perspectives.


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