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Ouachita's 2018-2019 yearbook named Pacemaker Finalist by Associated Collegiate Press

June 16, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ouachitonian yearbook has been named a Pacemaker Finalist by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) for its 2018-2019 edition, “Untold.” The Ouachitonian is one of seven finalists from around the country to be eligible for the Pacemaker Award, which will be announced in October.

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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.

Sports media students and Chris Babb
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Roaring into view

February 27, 2020

It's the morning of the 2019 Battle of the Ravine football matchup, a tiebreaker year. A Henderson State win will force a shared Great American Conference (GAC) title; a Ouachita win will mean an outright championship for the Tigers, their third consecutive GAC title.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders returns to alma mater for lecture March 2

February 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia announced today that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will speak on March 2 as part of the university’s Birkett Williams Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus.

Caroline Derby crowned Miss OBU 2020
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Caroline Derby crowned Miss OBU 2020

February 05, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University hosted the 53rd annual Miss OBU Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 1, and crowned Arkadelphia native Caroline Derby Miss OBU 2020.

Chris Ocken's photograph of Israel
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Ouachita to host "More Than History, More Than Land" photography exhibit through Dec. 6

October 28, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts and Rogers Department of Communications are co-hosting the exhibit "More Than History, More Than Land," photographed by Chris Ocken, through Friday, Dec. 6, in the Hammons Gallery located in Mabee Fine Arts Center.

Phoebe with the biking team
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The summer of a lifetime

September 17, 2019

A few years ago, sitting in Evans Student Center, I overheard someone say, “It’s a lot easier to live the life of your dreams than you think.” This idea set me free and opened a whole world that dared me to dream big and work harder. This summer I got to live my dream job: I was a videography intern for a nonprofit’s cross-country bike adventure.

Bill Downs in his office
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Remembering Bill Downs

April 24, 2019

Bill Downs didn’t always tell the truth. I have proof of it. In 2004, Downs wrote a book called “The Fighting Tigers: The Untold Stories Behind the Names on the Ouachita Baptist University World War II Memorial." I asked him to autograph the book for me in December of that year, and this is what he wrote: “To Rex Nelson, the only OBU student I have ever had who wrote so beautifully that I never found anything to correct.”

Ouachita yearbook one of five to receive national CSPA Crown Award.
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Ouachita yearbook one of five to receive national CSPA Crown Award

March 08, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s yearbook, the Ouachitonian, was one of five universities in the nation to receive a Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold or Silver Crown Award for its 2017-2018 edition yearbook, “Timeless,” at the 2019 Crown Awards held in New York City on Friday, March 8.

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