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Dr. Malcolm Rigsby

Rigsby chosen to lead Ouachita's new criminal justice degree program

May 17, 2022

Dr. Malcolm L. Rigsby has been named professor of criminology and criminal justice and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Ouachita Baptist University. He brings more than 20 years’ teaching and research experience in higher education to the post, as well as a background in banking, private law practice and private-owned business.

Dr. Ben Sells addresses students during ceremony honoring academic achievers

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.

Spring Commencement on the lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall at Ouachita

Ouachita to honor more than 350 graduates during May 14 Commencement

May 06, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University will hold its 135th Spring Commencement Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. The ceremony honors more than 350 graduates who have earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees, as well as those who have earned post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship. The nursing graduates, a cohort of 19, are the university’s first-ever B.S.N. degree recipients.


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.

Applied Behavior Analysis session at Pediatrics Plus

What is autism? What is ABA? Building understanding in Autism Awareness Month

April 11, 2022

April has traditionally been known worldwide as Autism Awareness Month, and is a time to focus on increasing understanding and awareness of people with autism. In 2021, the Autism Society of America changed the designated terminology to Autism Acceptance Month. Regardless of which name you use, I hope you’ll take time this month to become educated on autism and help to create a more inclusive and accepting world for the autism community. Here is some introductory information to get you started.

Members of Ricercata Winds woodwind quintet

Ouachita's Guest Artist Series presents Ricercata Winds in concert April 5

March 29, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Guest Artist Series presents Ricerata Winds woodwind quintet in concert Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall, 455 Campus Drive. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Dr. Justin K. Hardin named Ouachita's vice president for academic affairs

March 29, 2022

Dr. Justin K. Hardin has been named Ouachita Baptist University’s vice president for academic affairs, effective in summer 2022. He brings a strong background in teaching, scholarship and administration to his new role as the university’s chief academic officer.

Drs. Carlos Feller and Mary Chung

Ouachita to host faculty recital featuring Drs. Chung and Feller on March 14

March 08, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will host Dr. Mary Chung, pianist, and Dr. Carlos Feller, flutist, in concert on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Dr. Natilan Crutcher conducts the Women's Chorus at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Dr. Natilan Crutcher releases album of original compositions

February 24, 2022

Dr. Natilan Crutcher, visiting assistant professor of music at Ouachita Baptist University, released an album of original instrumental compositions in November titled “Awakening.” The album was composed, recorded and edited by Crutcher.

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Ouachita recognizes faculty, staff for combined 720 years of service to the university

February 16, 2022

Faculty and staff marking from 10 to 40 years of service to Ouachita Baptist University were recognized during a January 18 meeting on campus. Service awards were presented by Jason Tolbert, chief financial officer; Sherri Phelps, director of human resources; and Kathy Green, payroll & fringe benefits specialist.