From the "Ouachitonian": Mattie MotlMay 10, 2021
For many students, college was a time when an abundance of new opportunities were in their grasp. Mattie Mae Motl, a senior English major from Arkadelphia, took advantage of one such opportunity when she applied for a travel grant through Ouachita's Honors Program.
5 tips to get ahead if you plan to study two (or three!) college majorsApril 01, 2021
If you are scanning the multiple academic schools and academic programs offered at Ouachita, you are likely to come across several that may pique your interest. You probably have several passions and talents already, so declaring one major over another may be a difficult challenge. Thankfully, having more than one major is an option!
Ouachita's Carl Goodson Honors Program awards research grants, inducts new members at annual Black and White CeremonyMarch 12, 2021
Ouachita Baptist University’s Carl Goodson Honors Program hosted its annual Black and White Ceremony on Wednesday, March 3, awarding three honors students with thesis research grants, inducting 123 new members and presenting 63 students with badges for their successful thesis proposals.
Grasping a unique opportunity: Ouachita honor students Zoom with "The Good Place" actress D'Arcy CardenJune 09, 2020
The ending of this spring semester was anything but a typical Ouachita finals week. Instead of studying with friends and late night cinnamon rolls in the caf, students were preparing for tests from their childhood bedrooms and chatting with classmates over Zoom.
Ouachita honors student achievements in 2020 Virtual Academic AwardsMay 27, 2020
Ouachita Baptist University recently recognized students for outstanding academic, leadership and civic achievements during the 2019-2020 academic year with its annual Academic Awards honors.
Ouachita's Carl Goodson Honors Program awards grant recipients, inducts new membersMarch 11, 2020
Ouachita Baptist University’s Carl Goodson Honors Program and Alpha Tau honors society hosted the annual Black and White Reception on Thursday, Feb. 20, awarding five student research travel grants and inducting approximately 120 new members.
I recently read “The Coddling of the American Mind,” a book as dismaying as it is excellent. It was a painful reminder to me of just how alive and well and ubiquitous is the censorious mind these days.
While I may disagree, should I not have empathy?September 24, 2019
The first book I remember being scandalized by is Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple,” which I first read my junior year of high school. We had read other previously banned books in class, but none that I actually thought merited being banned.
In the fall semester of 2018, Dr. Wink and I taught again a seminar for the Honors Program that we had first offered some fifteen years before: Banned Books. Just a few weeks before the semester was to begin, The New York Times published a story that let us know how deeply vital the subject remained, that it was a far more pressing issue for the current age than it had been when we had offered the seminar years before.
It's been an honor: How Ouachita's Honors Program led me to pursue law and serve ArkansasJune 19, 2019
When I was 14 years old, I knew I had to go to a place that I had only just heard of: Ouachita Baptist University. Over the course of a summer, I realized I felt called to go into ministry. I only knew a few others who shared my call, and each one of them desired to go to “OBU.” I saw spiritual leader after spiritual leader attend Ouachita, and my own path was made clear. While my academic numbers made any college in the country an option, my heart only chose one: Ouachita.