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Ouachita Baptist University's 2023 delegates to the Midwest Model United Nations
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Ouachita students win multiple awards at Midwest Model United Nations conference

March 10, 2023

Seven students from Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Political Science participated in the Midwest Model United Nations, held Feb. 22-25 in St. Louis, Mo. Each received recognition for excellence.

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Three Ouachita seniors intern for U.S. Sen. Boozman

January 19, 2023

Three students from Ouachita Baptist University completed a five-week congressional internship for U.S. Sen. John Boozman this summer. Noah Sanders, a senior political science and Christian studies double major from Little Rock, Ark., and Sarah Spakes, a senior political science and public history double major from Benton, Ark., interned in Boozman’s Washington, D.C., office while Kathryn Totty, a senior political science and communications & media double major from Camden, Ark., interned in Boozman’s El Dorado office.

Ouachita Ethics Bowl Team, 2022-23
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Ouachita team places in regional ethics bowl

December 08, 2022

A team of Ouachita Baptist University students earned fifth place in the 25th Annual Texas Regional Ethics Bowl on Friday, Nov. 12, in San Antonio.

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Matthew Shepherd ('98)

November 18, 2022

There are a few things that seem to be in Matthew Shepherd’s DNA—politics, law, Arkansas and Ouachita. He is a fifth-generation Ouachitonian, a family legacy starting with his great-great-grandfather, who attended Ouachita in the 1890s.

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Ouachita junior Izzy Baughn wins award at Midwest Model United Nations conference

March 10, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University student Izzy Baughn, a junior communications & media/strategic communications and political science double major from Jonesboro, Ark., earned an award for Best Position Paper in the United Nations Environmental Assembly during the Midwest Model United Nations, held Feb. 23–26 in St. Louis, Mo. Ouachita’s team also earned an honorable mention award for Best Delegation.

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Six Ouachita students recognized at virtual Midwest Model United Nations

March 05, 2021

Six Ouachita Baptist University student delegates attended and received recognition for their respective roles at the Midwest Model United Nations simulation, held virtually Feb. 19-21. All six participants received recognition this year, either through individual award or as part of a delegation; Ouachita’s delegates included Cole Alexander, Taryn Bewley, Faith Moore, Anna Roussel, Rylie Slone and Spencer Worth.

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Bryant Adams: Alumnus returns to complete degree after 20 years in politics

November 30, 2020

In 1999, Bryant Adams came to Ouachita as a theology and history double major. He would leave four years later – only six hours shy of his degree – for an opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks to Ouachita Online, Adams was able to pick up where he left off and now holds a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

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Ouachita students Alexander, Slone receive "Best Delegate" awards at Midwest Model U.N.

March 05, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University students Cole Alexander and Rylie Slone were recognized with “Best Delegate” awards for their representation at the 60th annual Midwest Model United Nations Conference, which was held in St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19-22.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders returns to alma mater for lecture March 2

February 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia announced today that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will speak on March 2 as part of the university’s Birkett Williams Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus.

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When I grow up: How my passions inspired me to study political science

January 21, 2020

What do you want to be when you grow up? The question we have all been asked. As a child, this question allows you to dream. You could be a rock star, an astronaut or maybe even the president of the United States! When you are asked this question going into college, the reality may be very different.

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