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Ouachita launches graduate Dietetic Internship during pandemic

December 14, 2021

To say you started anything new in 2020 would, well, raise eyebrows – especially launching something as involved and hands-on as an academic program including clinical healthcare. But that’s exactly what Ouachita did during the 2020-2021 academic year, launching its first graduate programs in more than 20 years.

Latina Robinson

Ouachita student awarded Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship

November 22, 2021

Latina Robinson, a Dietetic Internship graduate student at Ouachita Baptist University, is one of two recipients a $25,000 Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Foundation.

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr

Dr. Julyse Horr: A scientist-practitioner shaped by faith

November 22, 2021

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr, Ouachita’s new director of applied behavior analysis, credits her faith with bringing her to where she is today.

Freshman orientation 2021

Ouachita posts highest enrollment in 55 years and other records

September 09, 2021

Ouachita has set several enrollment records for the Fall 2021 semester, including the school’s highest total enrollment in 55 years as well as the largest freshman class, best freshman-to-sophomore retention rate and highest four-year graduation rate on record.

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Ouachita Baptist University to launch new Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction in January 2022

August 25, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University will launch a new Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction in January 2022. The 12-month program, designed to help teachers enhance skills and increase earning potential, prepares educators to become curriculum specialists and instructional coordinators as well as grow their skills in the classroom.

Graduates honored during the inaugural ABA Hooding Ceremony

Ouachita honors 30 graduates in inaugural Applied Behavior Analysis Hooding Ceremony

August 17, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University honored 30 graduates during the inaugural Applied Behavioral Analysis Hooding Ceremony on Aug. 7 at Walker Conference Center with Dr. Stan Poole, vice president for academic affairs, presiding. The ceremony recognized the university’s first class of master’s degree recipients since the 1990s by presenting them with their traditional academic regalia.

Meaghan Wall video

Theology of disability and the church

April 12, 2021

Part of Ouachita’s mission is to serve local churches, Arkansas Baptists and churches of Ouachita’s alumni and friends – which includes individuals with special needs. Ouachita’s master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) aims to do just that. Hear from Meaghan Wall with Stonebriar Community Church's special needs ministry for a biblical perspective of why this is so important.

Applied Behavior Analysis graduate student

Ouachita's new M.S. progam in applied behavior analysis addresses critical needs

March 12, 2021

Establishing the first full master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) in Arkansas is a significant milestone for Ouachita as well as for families across the state. The university’s Master of Science degree in ABA officially launched in May and is designed to address a critical shortage of trained Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) throughout the region. Graduates will be equipped to provide therapy options to treat such issues as autism, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Leeds United College

Ouachita enters partnership with Leeds United College

December 17, 2020

Ouachita has begun a working partnership with Leeds United College and Longford International College to explore collaborative educational opportunities ranging from guest speakers to internships to full degree programs. LUC and LIC are included in the educational division of Leeds United Football Club, which is based in Leeds, England.

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Ouachita's fall 2020 enrollment grows amid pandemic, highest since 2000

September 02, 2020

Even amid the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ouachita's fall 2020 enrollment has grown to 1,704, a 4% increase from fall 2019 and the highest headcount the university has seen since 2000. Newly released data also reflect a strong academic profile for incoming Ouachita freshmen as well as standout retention and graduation rates.