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TWIRP, Tunes, Dr. Jack? Decoding everyday Ouachita life #askingforafriend

August 13, 2019

We know you have questions about life in general at Ouachita. So, we’ve put together some common questions and answers to give it to you straight. You’ll start-off your freshman year with a few nuggets of knowledge to navigate this new world of Ouachita, complete with it’s own distinct culture and lingo – with no need to ask for your friends.

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How to survive the first day of freshman year

August 06, 2019

The first day of freshman year can be a scary thought. You are walking into a new place, with new people at your new home, and you have no clue how to take it all in. The best part of being a freshman is that everyone else in your class is right there with you, and the people who aren’t were there at one point. After talking to fellow students, I came up with a few tips to help you survive the first day of freshman year.

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Thirty-three Ouachita students named to Who's Who

July 18, 2019

Thirty-three students from Ouachita Baptist University will be included in the latest edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Melissa Lee (back row, second from left) was named first place winner in the recent Virginia Queen Piano Competition at Ouachita. She is pictured here with contestants (front row, left to right) Felicity Johnson, Anna Weyenberg, Logan Moore and Josh Conard and (back row) Isabel Dodds, Tyler Sanders and Sam Youmans. Youmans won second place, Johnson won third and Weyenberg earned honorable mention.
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Melissa Lee wins Ouachita's 2019 Virginia Queen piano competition

May 13, 2019

Melissa Lee, a sophomore music major from Singapore, won first place in Ouachita Baptist University’s 2019 Virginia Queen Piano Competition on May 3.

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Still trying to decide which college is best for you? Do these three things.

April 26, 2019

It’s been four years, but I remember how stressed I felt when I was trying to decide between my top two college choices. I was torn and wanted to make sure that I picked the perfect home for the next four years of my life. My Ouachita admissions counselor made sure I knew everything I needed to know while choosing between OBU and another school, but she also shared some advice that was thoughtful, gave me more to consider and, in the end, helped me make my decision.

Virginia Queen Piano Competition performers are all piano majors or minors.
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Ouachita to host Virginia Queen Piano Competition May 3

April 24, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host its annual Virginia Queen Piano Competition Friday, May 3, at 3 p.m. The competition will be held in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center, and admission is free and open to the public.

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Ouachita to host pianist Dr. Kiu Tung Poon May 2

April 24, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host pianist Dr. Kiu Tung Poon in a solo recital Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center.

Ouachita to host clarinetist Chelsea Villanueva in concert April 17.
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Ouachita to host clarinetist Chelsea Villanueva in concert April 17

April 10, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host clarinetist Chelsea Villanueva in concert on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center.

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Ouachita Student Foundation named district Outstanding Student Advancement Organization, Selby Tucker named Outstanding Student Leader

March 08, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ouachita Student Foundation (OSF) recently was recognized as the Outstanding Student Advancement Organization for District 4 by the national Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP). OSF’s vice president, Selby Tucker, also was recognized as Outstanding Student Leader for the district.

Ouachita Wind Ensemble to present spring concert March 4.
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Ouachita Wind Ensemble to present spring concert March 4

March 04, 2019

The Ouachita Baptist University Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert on Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus.

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