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McBeth Concerto winners

Cross Brandon named winner of Ouachita's 2020 McBeth Concerto Competition

December 01, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Cross Brandon was named the winner of the 2020 W. Francis and Mary McBeth Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Nov. 20. Brandon is a junior music industry major from Little Rock, Ark.

Holly Shipp crowned Ouachita's Homecoming Queen

Ouachita crowns Holly Shipp as 2020 Homecoming Queen

November 10, 2020

Holly Shipp, a senior Christian studies/Biblical studies, Christian missions and Christian ministries triple major from Arlington, Texas, was crowned Ouachita Baptist University’s 2020 Homecoming Queen on Thursday morning in Evans Student Center surrounded by her peers. Shipp represented the Pruet Sisterhood. She is a member of Tri Chi women’s social club and involved in Campus Ministries.

Dr. Sharon Hamilton works with Ouachita chemistry students

Hamilton awarded $297,000 Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence grant

November 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded $297,431 in funding over the next two and a half years by the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to support her research of incorporating proteins into novel modern wound dressings.

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Ouachita awarded $37,000 NetVUE development grant to encourage discovery through reflective writing

October 01, 2020

Earlier this year, Ouachita Baptist University was awarded a $37,000 program development grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) for its proposal “Discerning Vocation Through Writing.” The two-year grant is intended to equip faculty to better assist students in discerning their vocation through reflective writing exercises.


Ouachita's Riley-Hickingbotham Library receives copy of Arkansas' Porter Fund Literary Prize Collection

October 01, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library is among five Arkansas universities, as well as only one of two private libraries, chosen to receive a copy of the Porter Fund Collection, a curation of works by award-winning Arkansas writers. The collection will be available for Ouachita students, faculty and staff to read virtually, and an exhibition is to be held in the spring of 2021.

Student juried art show

Student Juried Art Show on display through Oct. 4, Jones wins first place

October 01, 2020

Earlier this month, Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts announced Sollie Jones, a 2020 communications & media/film studies graduate from Livingston, Texas, as the winner of its annual Student Juried Art Show. The exhibit, which features an array of art pieces created by students across campus, currently is on display on the first floor of the Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery in Moses-Provine Hall and is free and open to the public through Oct. 4.

Elrod Center

Ouachita's Elrod Center receives Celebrate Literacy Award by Arkansas Literacy Association

September 04, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community received the Arkansas Literacy Association’s (ALA) Celebrate Literacy Award this summer for its America Reads/America Counts, Peake Partnership and Homeschool/After-School tutoring programs in Arkadelphia.

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Ouachita honors student achievements in 2020 Virtual Academic Awards

May 27, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University recently recognized students for outstanding academic, leadership and civic achievements during the 2019-2020 academic year with its annual Academic Awards honors.

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Ouachita students receive seven national awards in Columbia Scholastic Press Association yearbook competition

May 13, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University students recently were awarded seven Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Circle awards for their work on the Ouachitonian yearbook’s 2018-2019 edition, “Untold.”

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Ouachita students earn three of seven top awards in 2020 Arkansas College Media Association competition

May 12, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University students earned 36 awards at the recent Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA) conference, three of which were awards in General Excellence for Yearbook of the Year, Yearbook Editor of the Year and Website Editor of the Year.