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First cohort of B.S.N. graduates at Ouachita Baptist University
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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.

Dr. Malcolm Rigsby
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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.

Ouachita student media awards winners
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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).

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

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate Tatman Corner apartments
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Ouachita dedicates newly-renovated Tatman Corner

May 05, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University welcomed community leaders to the newly-updated Tatman Corner student apartments April 15 for a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating completion of the renovation and honoring the Tatman family for whom the complex is named.

Dr. Allyson Phillips
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Ouachita adds undergrad programs in pre-counseling, Christian foundations

April 06, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University has approved new undergraduate degree pathways for fall 2022 to better support students seeking to pursue careers that invest in others. Ouachita faculty members approved the curriculum changes in a March 8 meeting; changes included adding a pre-counseling program of study, a Christian foundations co-major and new clinical and human services emphases within the community and family services major.

Dr. Terry DeWitt teaches a kinesiology class at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita introduces Master of Science degree in exercise science

April 05, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University will expand its kinesiology program to include a Master of Science degree in exercise science, expected to launch in fall 2023.

Tiger Serve Day volunteers, spring 2022
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Ouachita's Elrod Center hosts 50th Tiger Serve Day

April 05, 2022

The Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community at Ouachita Baptist University held its 50th Tiger Serve Day on Saturday, April 2, when 736 Ouachita students, faculty and staff gathered to complete 91 service projects at homes, non-profits and churches across Arkadelphia.

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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.

Jones Performing Arts Center at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Department of Theatre Arts to present "Godspell" from April 7-10

March 22, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present the 2012 revival of “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz from Thursday-Sunday, April 7-10, in Jones Performing Arts Center, 409 Ouachita Street. Shows begin April 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.; a matinee performance will be held April 10 at 2:30 p.m. The production is open to the public.

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