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Ashly Stracener

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Why you should choose a college that supports your dreams

March 12, 2020

“You’ll never find a job. You’ll have to forge your own connections, which are hard to make in that world.” As a young senior in high school in search of where I would spend the next four years of my life, these weren’t the words I was expecting to hear from my potential professors and deans about my wanting to study English.

2020 Honors grant recipients

Ouachita's Carl Goodson Honors Program awards grant recipients, inducts new members

March 11, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Carl Goodson Honors Program and Alpha Tau honors society hosted the annual Black and White Reception on Thursday, Feb. 20, awarding five student research travel grants and inducting approximately 120 new members.

Tiger Serve Day 2019

Ouachita's Elrod Center for Family and Community celebrates 23 years, announces Feed Arkadelphia

March 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community hosted its annual Elrod Family Foundation board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to celebrate 23 years of the foundation and its mission of serving the community.

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Ouachita students Alexander, Slone receive "Best Delegate" awards at Midwest Model U.N.

March 05, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University students Cole Alexander and Rylie Slone were recognized with “Best Delegate” awards for their representation at the 60th annual Midwest Model United Nations Conference, which was held in St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19-22.

McBeth Recital Hall

Cain to perform sophomore recital on March 6

March 04, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Mallory Cain in her sophomore recital on Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m.

Sports media students and Chris Babb

Roaring into view

February 27, 2020

It's the morning of the 2019 Battle of the Ravine football matchup, a tiebreaker year. A Henderson State win will force a shared Great American Conference (GAC) title; a Ouachita win will mean an outright championship for the Tigers, their third consecutive GAC title.

McBeth Recital Hall

Ouachita to host performer & vocal instructor Robert Edwin in Birkett Williams Lecture March 5

February 18, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music and Vocal Studies Program will host professional singer and actor Robert Edwin for a lecture and performance on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The event is part of Ouachita’s Birkett Williams Endowed Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.


From the "Ouachitonian": Danielle Hall

February 17, 2020

Unbeknownst to many this school year, royalty was on Ouachita’s campus. While they may not have been legitimate rulers, princesses had indeed walked on school grounds. Danielle Hall, a sophomore musical theatre major from Prairie Grove, happened to be a part of the princess club.

Caroline Derby crowned Miss OBU 2020

Caroline Derby crowned Miss OBU 2020

February 05, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University hosted the 53rd annual Miss OBU Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 1, and crowned Arkadelphia native Caroline Derby Miss OBU 2020.

Miss OBU 2019, Julie Williams, celebrates her win in 2019 and waves to the crowd

Ouachita to host 53rd Miss OBU Scholarship Pageant Feb. 1

January 22, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University will host the 53rd Miss Ouachita Baptist University Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center. Sixteen contestants will compete for the crown.