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Behind the Names

Ouachita Singers and Rachel Fuller amphitheater

Behind the names: Rachel Fuller & Ouachita Singers Memorial Amphitheater

February 06, 2020

Pep rallies, classes, the freshman beanie ceremony – these are a few of the many Ouachita events held in the ampitheater outside of McClellan Hall. Often called “the amp” by current students, the Rachel Fuller and Ouachita Singers Memorial Ampitheater has great significance to Ouachita’s recent history.

Cone-Bottoms Hall

Behind the names: Cone-Bottoms Hall

August 13, 2019

Sitting squarely behind a carpet of grass that some call “Ouachita’s front lawn” and shaded by oaks and loblolly pine trees is historic Cone-Bottoms Hall, a landmark of campus since it was built in 1923.

Frances Crawford Hall

Getting to know Frances Crawford

July 30, 2019

As I walked through the doors to the lobby on my freshman move-in day, I knew something was different about Frances Crawford Hall. When you live in Frances Crawford Hall, often referred to as “Francie,” you learn the phrase, “It’s not about where you live, it’s about who you live with.” I began to understand what that meant on the first day. The Residence Life staff were welcoming and warm, and I couldn’t help but wonder if there was more to the story.

Berry-Peeples Bible Building

Behind the names: Berry-Peeples Bible Building

June 24, 2019

For nearly 60 years, Berry Bible Building has been the academic home for countless Ouachita Christian studies students and professors, as well as the rest of the student body, who complete foundational Christian studies classes there.

Berry Chapel

Behind the names: Berry Chapel

June 20, 2019

With its large, symmetrical windows and white steeple stretching high, Berry Chapel has served as a campus landmark since 1962. It is a favorite sketch subject for Ouachita’s aspiring artists, but it is also a place – more than a building – etched in the memories of countless Ouachita students.


Behind the names: Flippen and Perrin may not be who you think

December 04, 2018

It might be surprising to learn that the residence hall that has housed Ouachita freshman men for the past 10 years does not actually bear the names of two men or even one, but of a lady: Mrs. Jane Conger Flippen Perrin.

JPAC and Verser Theatre

The history behind Jones Performing Arts Center and Verser Theatre

April 30, 2018

This year, two facilities that play a large role on Ouachita’s campus are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Verser Theatre is celebrating its 50th year on Ouachita’s campus and houses Ouachita’s theatre program and many of Ouachita’s student productions. Jones Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is another building that has a huge role in every Ouachitonian’s college career.

Moses Provine

Behind the names: The history behind Moses-Provine Hall

April 06, 2018

Being a graphic design major, much of my time is spent on the second floor of Moses-Provine Hall (or as most students call it, MoPro). That being said, many students, along with myself, are not aware of who the building that they spend so much time in is named for. Who were Moses and Provine and why is this building named for them?