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Dr. Lei Cai at Ouachita Baptist University
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Dr. Lei Cai inducted into Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame

December 08, 2023

Dr. Lei Cai, professor of piano in the Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Performing Arts, has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. He was recognized during a ceremony held at the historic Steinway piano factory in New York City in October.

Addie Woods
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The journey to graduation

November 04, 2023

This year marks my fourth and final year of college. It seems just like yesterday I was walking up the stairs of Francis Crawford Hall, too many bags in hand, to embark on my educational journey.

An early photo of Cone-Bottoms Hall at Ouachita Baptist University
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The Legend of the Lady in Black: 100 years later

October 31, 2023

As Cone-Bottoms Hall celebrates its centennial birthday, stories arise that were passed down from generation to generation surrounding the iconic building on campus. One urban legend follows the story of Jane and her mysterious death.

Dr. Johnny Wink
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Ouachita's Dr. Johnny Wink to be honored for 50 years of service

September 15, 2023

The Department of Language & Literature at Ouachita Baptist University will honor Dr. Johnny Wink, Betty Burton Peck Professor of English, during a campus reception Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. in McClellan Hall’s Green-Blevins Rotunda. Open to the public, the party will begin with a brief ceremony to be followed by an informal gathering celebrating Wink’s 50 years on the Ouachita faculty.

Jones Science Center at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presents research at ACS national meeting

May 17, 2023

During the American Chemical Society national meeting, held March 26-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presented findings based on her research using polymers to prepare core-shell nanofibers.

2022-23 Ary Student Investment Fund team at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita finance students earn national award for management of Ary Student Investment Fund

May 15, 2023

A team of finance students from Ouachita Baptist University placed second at the annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum held March 30-31 in New York City. Ouachita was awarded second place in the undergraduate core portfolio category for 2022 risk-adjusted return on the group’s management of the Ary Student Investment Fund, a $2 million stock portfolio.

Annie Abrams Award
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Naturi Harris and Marcus McGahee receive Ouachita's Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award

May 10, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University students Naturi Harris and Marcus McGahee have been named the recipients of the 2023 Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award for Black student leaders. They both will receive $2,500.

Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita students earn top honors at Governor's Cup

May 05, 2023

Students from Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business placed first and second in the small business division and first in the elevator pitch competition during the 23rd annual Arkansas Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on April 7 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University
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Madison Melcher wins $5,000 in annual Ouachita Business Plan Competition

May 04, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business hosted its 13th annual Business Plan Competition in December. Madison Melcher, a senior business administration major from Rockwall, Texas, placed first in the competition with her business plan, Covered by Grace, and received a $5,000 cash prize. Melcher was advised by Johan Eriksson, visiting instructor of business administration and director of entrepreneurship programs.

Jones Science Center at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita senior Joshua Spiva publishes research paper in "Polymers"

May 03, 2023

Joshua Spiva, a senior biomedical sciences and chemistry double major from Magnet Cove, Ark., published a research paper in the scientific journal, “Polymers.”

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