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Madison Cresswell

O.C. Bailey Residence Hall on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University
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Behind the names: O.C. Bailey

August 16, 2022

More than a century ago, in 1911, a Ouachita freshman was falsely accused of trespassing on a farmer’s land across the Ouachita River. Since the university lacked men’s dormitories, the student was served a warrant of arrest on the front porch of his rooming house. Luckily, his Latin professor, Mr. Gaines, dismissed his classes the day of the student’s trial and went to the courthouse to testify on behalf of this student, resulting in the charges being dropped.

Students take photographs in front of a mural in downtown Arkadelphia
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Small town, shmall town

July 19, 2022

Growing up in North Little Rock, Ark., I was concerned about moving to a small town like Arkadelphia. Will I ever get out of my room? What would I do on the weekends?

Dr. Wesley Kluck
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From the "Ouachitonian": Dr. Wesley Kluck

December 22, 2021

After moving back to Arkadelphia, his hometown and town of his alma mater, following his time in medical school and residency, Dr. Wesley Kluck was asked what his dream job was while playing a newlywed game at church.

Kyleigh Stevens
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From the "Ouachitonian": Kyleigh Stevens

July 05, 2021

Being the new kid can be intimidating, but also overwhelmingly exciting. Kyleigh Stevens, a freshman music major from Hot Springs, Ark., knew this feeling all too well after she moved to Serbia when she was only 8 years old.

Carter Wade pitching
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Ouachita baseball's Carter Wade on playing college sports: "It doesn't matter what division you are in"

May 27, 2021

In choosing a college to further his education and baseball career, Carter Wade, a senior accounting major from Little Rock, Ark., first decided to attend a Division I university. After a year of playing baseball at another Arkansas university, Wade said knew he was meant to attend Ouachita.

Ouachita News
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Tara Pritchard named Ouachita's Support Staff Member of the Year

May 18, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University named Tara Pritchard, assistant to the dean in the Sutton School of Social Sciences, as the 2020-2021 Support Staff Member of the Year. Pritchard, who has worked at Ouachita for 16 years, was recognized on April 29 by Ouachita’s Staff Development Committee and President Dr. Ben Sells.

Ouachita News
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Ouachita's Beaumont and Fisher only Arkansas dietetics students to present at Posters on the Hill

April 30, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Jorie Beaumont and Cannon Fisher were the only nutrition & dietetics students selected to present their research at Posters on the Hill, an event where state legislators learn about current undergraduate research. They were among the 60 researchers who were selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in the virtual event, which was held April 27-28.

Cancer Bio Portal video screenshot
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Senior Chassidy Barnes authors paper in "Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education" and creates bi-lingual tutorial videos

April 26, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Chassidy Barnes, a senior biology major from Little Rock, Ark., is the lead scientist on a collaborative scholarly paper titled “Gene Expression and Data Analysis Pipeline Using Cancer BioPortal in the Classroom” published this month by the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE), a national peer-reviewed science education journal.

Able Kusaloka
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From the "Ouachitonian": Able Kusaloka

April 19, 2021

Growing up in Zambia, Able Kusaloka, a sophomore business administration major from Garneton, Zambia, never could have imagined leaving his home and one day returning to serve the community that served him his entire life.

McBeth Recital Hall
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Letcher and Stevens to present sophomore voice recitals April 9

April 06, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Julia Letcher and Kyleigh Stevens in their sophomore voice recitals Friday, April 9, at 2 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. Seating is limited to current students, faculty and staff due to continued COVID-19 precautions; the recital will be available at no cost to the general public via www.livestream.com/obu.

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