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Ouachita's Dr. Jason Doroga gives presentation at University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 30, 2022

Dr. Jason Doroga, assistant professor of Spanish at Ouachita Baptist University, presented his paper “Negative Analogy: A New Direction for Analogical Change” as part of the Linguistics Friday Seminar Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in April. The paper analyzes the cycles of analogy and changing patterns of language use in the speech community, exploring the role of analogy in explaining changes in the form of Spanish-language past participles.

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Dr. Kevin C. "Casey" Motl named dean of Ouachita's Sutton School of Social Sciences

June 27, 2022

Dr. Kevin C. “Casey” Motl, the R. Voyt Hill Chair of History at Ouachita Baptist University, has been named dean of the university’s William H. Sutton School of Social Sciences. The Sutton School houses Ouachita’s departments of History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

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Grant remembered for dedication to integrating academic and Christian excellence

May 27, 2022

Dr. Daniel R. Grant, president emeritus of Ouachita Baptist University, died Wednesday, May 25. He was 98. Grant was Ouachita’s 12th president and held the office longer than anyone in the university’s history apart from Dr. J.W. Conger, founding president. Grant’s service to Ouachita was distinguished by his dedication to building a thriving, financially stable learning community in the liberal arts tradition, based on a commitment to rigorous academics and Christian excellence.

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Thirty students at Ouachita named to Who's Who

May 26, 2022

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

Friends, colleagues and civic leaders gathered at Ouachita to celebrate Robert S. Moore Jr. when he received Ouachita's Distinguished Alumni Award during a luncheon held in his honor.
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Robert S. Moore Jr. given distinguished alumni award

May 24, 2022

Arkansas Highway Commission Chairman Robert S. Moore Jr. received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service to the State of Arkansas from Ouachita during an August luncheon held on campus in his honor.

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Dr. Rickey Rogers named Ouachita's vice president for student development

May 24, 2022

Before he was Dr. Rogers, Ouachita’s dean of students, Rickey Rogers was an assistant football coach at Ouachita calling signals for the Tigers who played offensive skill positions.

Spring 2022 Commencement exercises at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita confers degrees on 360 students during May 14 Commencement

May 23, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University conferred degrees on 360 graduates during its 135th Spring Commencement held Saturday, May 14, on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. Graduates received Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship.

Miss Ouachita Baptist University 2022 Kaelin Clay
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Miss OBU Kaelin Clay to represent Ouachita in the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Competition

May 20, 2022

Miss Ouachita Baptist University Kaelin Clay, 19, will compete for the title of Miss Arkansas 2022 from June 11-18 during the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Competition at Robinson Center in Little Rock.

First cohort of B.S.N. graduates at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's first B.S.N. graduates honored during May 14 pinning ceremony

May 18, 2022

The first students to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ouachita Baptist University were honored Saturday, May 14, during a pinning ceremony in McBeth Recital Hall immediately following the university’s Commencement exercises.

Dr. Malcolm Rigsby
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Rigsby chosen to lead Ouachita's new criminal justice degree program

May 17, 2022

Dr. Malcolm L. Rigsby has been named professor of criminology and criminal justice and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Ouachita Baptist University. He brings more than 20 years’ teaching and research experience in higher education to the post, as well as a background in banking, private law practice and private-owned business.

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