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Felley Lawson

McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita Baptist University

Cordell Hufstedler to perform junior recital at Ouachita

February 28, 2023

The Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present Cordell Hufstedler in his junior vocal recital on Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's spring enrollment highest in 26 years

February 13, 2023

Following record fall enrollment, Ouachita Baptist University has reported its highest spring headcount in more than 26 years with a total Spring 2023 enrollment of 1,682.

Spring 2022 Commencement exercises at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita reports 99% placement rate for 2022 grads

February 07, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University reported that 99% of its 2022 graduates are employed or furthering their education, repeating a career outcomes rate that exceeds the national average and reflects the university’s sustained momentum in equipping students for postgraduate success.

Justin Hardin

Dr. Justin K. Hardin named Ouachita's vice president for academic affairs

November 18, 2022

Ouachita alumnus Dr. Justin K. Hardin has been named Ouachita’s vice president for academic affairs (VPAA), effective July 2022. He brings a strong background in teaching, scholarship and administration to his new role as the university’s chief academic officer.

Dr. Casey Motl with students

Motl takes on new mission as Sutton School dean

November 18, 2022

When classes at Ouachita resume in August, Dr. Kevin C. “Casey” Motl will have a cool story to share about what he did during his summer vacation: He flew the Millennium Falcon.

Nursing students

Learning to serve

November 18, 2022

Equipping students to integrate faith and career as they build lives of meaningful work is a priority at Ouachita. And this fall, brand-new tools will be available to help them.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Ouachita to offer Master of Arts degree in applied behavior analysis

November 08, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University is preparing to offer Arkansas’ first Master of Arts degree program in applied behavior analysis – an additional option to the university’s existing Master of Science degree. The M.A. program will launch in Fall 2023, pending Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Verified Course Sequence (VCS) approvals.

Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business to launch MBA program

October 27, 2022

The Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University is preparing to launch a fully-online Master of Business Administration degree program, set to begin in Fall 2023 pending approval from institutional accreditors.

2022 Alumni Milestone Award honorees

Outstanding alumni honored during Ouachita's Homecoming festivities Oct. 8

October 12, 2022

Five Ouachita Baptist University graduates received the university’s Alumni Milestone Award on Saturday, Oct. 8. Based on their professional achievements, community service and dedication to their alma mater, the honorees were selected by a committee of Ouachita faculty and staff and Ouachita President Ben Sells.

students on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Fall 2022 enrollment growth reflects university momentum

September 12, 2022

Enrollment continues to grow at Ouachita Baptist University, where a Fall 2022 headcount of 1,784 is the university’s highest in 56 years.