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International Food Festival at Ouachita Baptist University

Creating community, one amazing dish at a time

February 08, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University has been a home away from home for students from all over the world. Although Ouachita was founded in 1886, the first international student only stepped onto campus in 1923 and came all the way from China. In 2023, we have reached 100 celebratory years since Ouachita’s first international student arrived, and our campus continues to value the attendance and presence of international students.

Dr. Daniel R. Grant, president emeritus at Ouachita Baptist University

Remembering President Emeritus Dr. Daniel Grant

June 03, 2022

Dr. Daniel R. Grant “retired” from a distinguished career at Ouachita in 1988, just before I arrived on campus as a freshman in 1989. But we all know he didn’t really retire; he just stopped taking a paycheck. Dr. Grant advocated for his beloved Ouachita and its people for the rest of his life.

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Grant remembered for dedication to integrating academic and Christian excellence

May 27, 2022

Dr. Daniel R. Grant, president emeritus of Ouachita Baptist University, died Wednesday, May 25. He was 98. Grant was Ouachita’s 12th president and held the office longer than anyone in the university’s history apart from Dr. J.W. Conger, founding president. Grant’s service to Ouachita was distinguished by his dedication to building a thriving, financially stable learning community in the liberal arts tradition, based on a commitment to rigorous academics and Christian excellence.

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Dr. Lewis Shepherd Jr. named Ouachita's VP for Community and Intercultural Engagement

November 11, 2021

Dr. Lewis Shepherd Jr. has been named vice president for community and intercultural engagement at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

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International Club presents International Food Festival, "Dorm Edition"

February 11, 2021

Ouachita’s International Club and Grant Center for International Education have reinvented this year’s International Food Festival in order to continue celebrating the many countries and cultures of its students! New on the blog, senior João Rodrigues shares about the Feb. 16 virtual event.

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Betty Jo Grant, wife of Ouachita President Emeritus Daniel Grant, remembered for life of service

September 08, 2019

Betty Jo Grant, who served 18 years as First Lady of Ouachita Baptist University, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, at age 92. She is survived by her husband of 72 years.