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Chamber Winds at Ouachita Baptist University

Chamber Winds to feature student compositions during March 28 concert at Ouachita

March 22, 2023

The Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present its Chamber Winds spring concert Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital. The concert is free and open to the public.

Glow Party on the Plaza at Ouachita Baptist University

Falling in love with Ouachita

March 14, 2023

Let’s face it. Winter is tiring, and sometimes that can lengthen the second semester.

2023 Mary Shambarger Competition for Singers at Ouachita Baptist University

Isabella Owen wins 25th Shambarger Competition

March 13, 2023

Isabella Owen, a senior music major from Jonesboro, Ark., won the 25th Annual Mary Shambarger Competition for Singers held Tuesday, Feb. 21, in McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita Baptist University. Hosted by the Division of Music in Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts, the competition is named for the late Mary Shambarger, professor emerita of music at Ouachita. Shambarger served on the music faculty for 32 years, teaching voice and directing student choral groups until her retirement in 1998.

Dr. Jack's Coffee student leadership team at Ouachita Baptist University

Dr. Jack's business growing with a focus on missions

March 12, 2023

Since school began in August, students in Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business and Rogers Department of Communications have met on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. to relaunch the student-led Dr. Jack’s Coffee.

Moses-Provine Hall at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Adams Department of Art & Design to host guest exhibits through March

March 10, 2023

Two exhibits featuring a variety of media are on display through March 31 in Ouachita Baptist University’s Adams Gallery of Moses-Provine Hall. The exhibits feature work by guest artists Dean Dablow and Anne Greenwood and are hosted by the Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Art & Design. The exhibits are free and open to the public.

Courtney Ragsdell

Courtney Ragsdell receives BSN Leadership Award

March 10, 2023

Courtney Myers Ragsdell, a senior nursing major at Ouachita Baptist University, received the 2022 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Young Leadership Award as a part of the “40 Nurse Leaders Under 40” leadership program from the Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc.

OBU at Sundance 2023

Return to Sundance

March 10, 2023

Every other spring, Dr. Rebecca Jones, professor of communications at Ouachita, takes a group of students from the OBU at Sundance class to Park City, Utah, to experience the Sundance Film Festival. This was the first year for the trip since the COVID-19 pandemic. Jones and 12 students – some of whom experienced Sundance virtually in 2021 – spent Jan. 22-27 in Utah participating in the festival.

Ouachita Baptist University news

Ouachitonian yearbook honored for excellence

March 08, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s student yearbook the Ouachitonian received a 2022 National Yearbook Program of Excellence award from Jostens Company.

All-Night Theatre at Ouachita Baptist University

All-Night Theatre Festival to be held March 12

March 07, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present its 23rd annual All-Night Theatre: A 10-Minute Play Festival on Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Verser Theatre. Hosted by the Alpha Psi Omega national college honor society, the festival is entirely student-run. Admission is free.

Haley Shourd is crowned 2023 Miss OBU at Ouachita Baptist University

Haley Shourd crowned Miss Ouachita Baptist University

March 06, 2023

The Miss Ouachita Baptist Scholarship Competition took place Saturday, Feb. 4, in Jones Performing Arts Center where sophomore communications & media major Haley Shourd was crowned Miss Ouachita Baptist University. Shourd, 20, is a Conway, Ark., native.