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Book featured at Riley-Hickingbotham Library during Hispanic Heritage Month

Ouachita's La Fuerza and Riley-Hickingbotham Library Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month, held Sept. 15-Oct. 15 annually, honors Hispanic and Latin Americans’ histories, cultures and contributions in the United States. This year’s campus-wide celebration kicks off with a luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. at Ouachita Commons, hosted by Ouachita’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and La Fuerza, Ouachita’s Latino student organization. La Fuerza’s Fiesta Mesa is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24, at noon in Evans Student Center, followed by Tiger Serve Day on Saturday, Sept. 25.

McBeth Recital Hall

Barger to perform senior French horn recital Sept. 24

September 17, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Holli Barger in her senior French horn recital Friday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. in McBeth Recital Hall.

Jana Hardage and her parents

A Ouachita story comes full circle

September 17, 2021

God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good. I was fortunate to grow up in a home where we were taught about Jesus and grew to love Him. My parents are both pillars of faith in the foundation of my life, and for that I am grateful.

Pruet School of Christian Studies Fall Pastors' Conference information graphic

Ouachita's Pruet School of Christian Studies to co-host annual Pastors' Conference Sept. 23

September 16, 2021

In partnership with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will host its annual Pastors’ Conference Thursday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Walker Conference Center on the Ouachita campus.

Verser Theatre at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Department of Theatre Arts presents "Into the Breeches!"

September 16, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present George Brant’s “Into the Breeches!” Thursday-Monday, Sept. 23-27, in Verser Theatre. Performances will be held Thursday-Saturday and Monday at 7:30 p.m., with a matinée performance on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Students and Dr. Tim Knight in Ouachita's Patterson School of Natural Sciences

Ouachita receives prerequisite approval for 4-year BSN program in Arkadelphia

September 10, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University received prerequisite approval this week from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to establish a 4-year, residential pre-licensure program offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Freshman orientation 2021

Ouachita posts highest enrollment in 55 years and other records

September 09, 2021

Ouachita has set several enrollment records for the Fall 2021 semester, including the school’s highest total enrollment in 55 years as well as the largest freshman class, best freshman-to-sophomore retention rate and highest four-year graduation rate on record.

Dr. Ben R. Sells addresses students, faculty and staff during the 2021 convocation service.

Casting a vision for a race run well

September 07, 2021

Each year we select a theme to help us focus on Ouachita’s essential purpose. That theme is based on our university’s vision, mission and value statements. This year’s theme is: “Vision, Integrity, Service.” Each year, my convocation remarks introduce the theme. This morning, I want to spend a few moments to offer one perspective on the idea of “vision.”

Treslyn Shipley's exhibit titled

Ouachita hosts "Crowded Spaces" art exhibit by Treslyn Shipley Aug. 24-Oct. 3

September 02, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Art & Design is hosting “Crowded Spaces,” an exhibit by Arlington, Texas, artist Treslyn Shipley Aug. 24 through Oct. 3 in the Adams Gallery in Moses-Provine Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Master of Education

Ouachita Baptist University to launch new Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction in January 2022

August 25, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University will launch a new Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction in January 2022. The 12-month program, designed to help teachers enhance skills and increase earning potential, prepares educators to become curriculum specialists and instructional coordinators as well as grow their skills in the classroom.