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Dan Turner

Dan Turner '94: Partnering Through Prosecution

January 23, 2024

When Dan Turner ’94 was preparing for law school as a political science student at Ouachita, he never would have predicted using campus as a makeshift courthouse – a pivot during the pandemic to accommodate social distancing requirements – or being honored on campus for his work prosecuting one of the most notorious sex offenders in the state.

2023 Tiger Tunes

Ouachita Student Foundation sets new Tiger Tunes fundraising record

November 16, 2023

The Ouachita Student Foundation raised more than $205,000 during Tiger Tunes 2023, surpassing its $200,000 goal and securing the most money raised in one year by the event. Held each year in Jones Performing Arts Center during the university’s Homecoming weekend, Tiger Tunes is a song and dance production that parodies popular music as a competition among student organizations.

Stepping Up for Ouachita

"Stepping Up" luncheon to honor Huckabee women in November

June 21, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development has announced its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon, presented by Simmons Bank, will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. The event will recognize its first mother-and-daughter honorees, former Arkansas First Lady Janet Huckabee and Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Ticket and sponsorship information is available at obu.edu/steppingup.

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Ouachita names 40 students to Who's Who

June 20, 2023

Forty students at Ouachita Baptist University have been named to the latest edition of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.

Chris Babb

Chris Babb '99

April 24, 2023

As a senior communications major at Ouachita, Chris Babb ’99 sat across the desk from his advisor, Dr. Bill Downs, and told him he might want to teach. He was not sure what was pulling him in that direction but knew his future job also would involve sports.

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Tips to make the most of Early Registration

April 18, 2023

Early Registration (ER) is a key step in becoming a Ouachita Tiger. If you’re new to Ouachita – or just new to this experience – here are some helpful tips to make the most of ER:

McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita Baptist University

Hardin and Holloway to perform sophomore recitals March 31

March 28, 2023

The Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present Amaya Hardin and Brandon Holloway in their sophomore voice recitals Friday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall.

Wade Wilson

From the "Ouachitonian": Wade Wilson

December 22, 2021

Wade Wilson, a Christian studies major from Springdale, was one of only two sophomores to be selected as a Tiger Tunes Rewind host. Prior to being selected, Wilson loved to sing and play guitar but did not have an outlet to do so. After seeing that sign-ups had opened for Tunes host, several friends encouraged him to take a chance. He decided to try out.

Ben Blocker, Greg Bryant, James Renshaw and Sean McKinney

From the "Ouachitonian": Ben Blocker, Greg Bryant, Sean McKinney and James Renshaw

December 22, 2021

While most people were stuck in quarantine for the summer, a few students opted to spend their time in the last frontier.

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Leading and learning in a pandemic year - and beyond

December 14, 2021

Navigating college always has its unique challenges, but doing so in the midst of a global pandemic is a feat that seemed nearly impossible a year ago.



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