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Felley Lawson

Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Fall 2023 enrollment highest in 57 years

September 07, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University has reported its highest enrollment in 57 years, with a Fall 2023 headcount of 1,815.

Called to Teach Conference at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita to host Called to Teach Conference on July 21

June 23, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Huckabee School of Education will host its annual Called to Teach Conference on Friday, July 21, in Walker Conference Center, 485 Campus Drive. Called to Teach is open to the public; attendees can receive six hours of professional development credit through the Arkansas Department of Education.

2023 candidates for graduation at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita recognizes graduates during Commencement exercises May 13

May 22, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University honored more than 400 students during its 136th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 13, on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. Graduates earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as Master of Science degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship and the university’s first Master of Education degrees in curriculum & instruction and Master of Science degrees in nutrition.

Engineering classroom at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's engineering program receives approval from Higher Learning Commission

May 11, 2023

The Bachelor of Science degree program in engineering at Ouachita Baptist University has been approved by the university’s institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.

Elrod Center student volunteers at Ouachita Baptist University

Volunteers recognized for service through Ouachita's Elrod Center

May 09, 2023

Volunteers who serve through the Ben M. Elrod Center for Family & Community at Ouachita Baptist University were recognized Tuesday, April 18, during the center’s annual University Community Service Awards banquet in Walker Conference Center on the Ouachita campus.

Dr. Caroline Taylor, dean of the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University

Dr. Caroline Taylor named dean of School of Fine Arts

April 26, 2023

Dr. Caroline B. Taylor, professor of music and interim chair of the Division of Music at Ouachita Baptist University, has been named dean of Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts. She will provide leadership starting June 2023 to the school’s divisions of and Applied Arts in pursuing their goal of producing artists and scholars who integrate their intellect and faith with their art, and their art with their worldview.

Quantel Williams

Quantel Williams

April 24, 2023

Hang out in Evans Student Center awhile with Quantel Williams, and it soon becomes obvious why this is his favorite place on campus.


Reflections on the X factor

April 24, 2023

When Ouachita turned 100, the marketing around the 1986 centennial celebration promised that the university offers The Best of Life – an audacious claim, if you think about it. As a student, though, I wouldn’t have pushed back on it. Life on campus was the best I could imagine right then, or ever.


Honoring firsts

April 24, 2023

Carolyn Jean Green and the late Gustine Blevins, who in 1966 became the first African American graduates in Ouachita’s history, were celebrated Nov. 12 when the Green-Blevins Rotunda was dedicated in their honor.

Ann Chami

Ann (Owen) Chami '83

April 24, 2023

It’s often been said that you can’t kid a kidder. Ann Chami ’83 would say that you can’t kid a kid.