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Parsons wins first place in Student Juried Art Show at Ouachita

August 26, 2022

Jill Parsons was named winner of the 2022 Student Juried Art Show sponsored by the Art Club at Ouachita Baptist University. An exhibit featuring works created by students and entered in the juried competition is on display in the Hammons Art Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct. 8.

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Destiny Diaz named winner of Ouachita's first David Glaze Music Competition

August 19, 2022

Destiney Diaz won the first David Glaze Music Competition, held Thursday, April 28, at Ouachita Baptist University. Sponsored by the Division of Music in Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts, the competition featured performances from outstanding students in vocal and instrumental music performance programs at Ouachita.

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Moore named first recipient of Wink Scholarship at Ouachita

July 22, 2022

Alex Moore, a junior English and philosophy double major from Gulfport, Miss., was named Ouachita Baptist University’s inaugural Johnny and Susan Wink Scholarship Award winner. He was recognized during an April ceremony in Ouachita’s Young Auditorium.

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Pierce wins Ouachita's 2022 Virginia Queen Piano Competition

July 21, 2022

Andrew Pierce, a freshman music and biology double major from Benton, Ark., won first place in the 2022 Virginia Queen Piano Competition presented in May by the Division of Music in the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University.

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Jana Hardage named Ouachita's Support Staff Member of the Year

July 14, 2022

Jana Hardage, gifts processor in the Office of Development at Ouachita Baptist University, has been named the university’s 2021-22 Support Staff Member of the Year. Hardage was recognized in March by the university’s staff development committee and Dr. Ben R. Sells, Ouachita’s president.

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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.

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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.

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Ouachita student media earn top national, state awards

May 10, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University student media have earned three national awards and a Gold Medalist rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the Ouachitonian yearbook and 64 state awards for the Ouachitonian, Signal newspaper and Ouachita Digital Sports Network, as well as online and television coverage, from the Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA).

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Ouachita student achievers honored May 5

May 10, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University students were honored for scholastic achievement Thursday, May 5, in Jones Performing Arts Center during an academic awards ceremony sponsored by Ouachita’s Student Senate.

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Ouachita wins national first prize at Baptist Communicators Association awards

May 05, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Communications and Marketing won a national first prize for “A Ouachita Christmas Special 2021” at the Baptist Communicators Association’s (BCA) 2022 W.C. Fields Awards.

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