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Tiger for Life Podcast: Sara Wheeler McDaniel ('98) Spreading Joy & Hope While Reclaiming Her Life & Restoring Her Home

November 09, 2020

After teaching elementary students for 10 years and later working in education sales and consulting, Sara Wheeler McDaniel ('98) moved home to Louisiana and restored a cottage. Her beautiful home has now been featured in magazines and on social media accounts like "Better Homes and Gardens," "Southern Living," "Cottages and Bungalows" and more.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Anna Lloyd ('00), Back to School

September 24, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast we hear from Ouachita alumna Anna Lloyd ('00), who serves as principal at Pulaski Heights Elementary in Little Rock. Anna shares about leading through the pandemic, how she prepared to open her school for on-campus instruction, what she learned surviving the crash of American Airlines flight 1420 as a Ouachita student, and her favorite Ouachita memories.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Stephen ('15) and Abby Curry ('17)

September 15, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast we hear from teachers Stephen Curry ('15) and his wife Abby Root Curry ('17). The Currys share about teaching online this spring and the hybrid in-person and online theater and choir programs at Little Rock Christian Academy, settling in to their new home in Little Rock, and their favorite Ouachita memories.

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Ouachita faculty team selected for national disability inclusion grant

July 16, 2020

A team of Ouachita Baptist University faculty members has been selected as a recipient of the Accelerating Disability Inclusion Community-Based Micro-Grant by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability’s (NCHPAD) Inclusion: Community Micro-Grant Program.

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Game-changing community: How Ouachita offers student-athletes balance

February 18, 2020

“The Lord loves to surprise us.” I overheard these six words several years ago, and I don’t think a quote has ever resonated with my time at Ouachita as much as this one. I never could’ve dreamed up what all the Lord had in store for my four years as a student-athlete. I entered my freshman year as a student

Dr. Terry DeWitt (center) accepts Ouachita’s first Gold Status credential for its Exercise is Medicine (EIM) program during the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual meeting in Orlando this summer. Bob Sallis, past-president of ACSM and EIM founder, and Renee Jeffries Heil, current EIM Committee chair, presented the award.
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Ouachita is first university in Arkansas to earn Gold Status credential from American College of Sports Medicine

July 29, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University recently became the first university in Arkansas to earn a Gold Status credential from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for its participation and excellence in the organization’s Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) program.

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Teaching science meets Doctor Who

May 09, 2019

In March, the Patterson School of Natural Sciences hosted an event for local fourth through sixth grade girls called Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Saturday event was led by our class, Science for Elementary Teachers, and was an awesome chance for us to engage girls in the community and to help them feel empowered in male-dominated STEM fields.

Ouachita received Gold Status credential, national recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine.
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Ouachita receives Gold Status credential, national recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine

May 02, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University recently received the credential of Gold Status from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for its Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies’ participation and excellence in the organization’s Exercise Is Medicine® (EIM) program.

Ouachita hosted Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine for the Birkett Williams Lecture on April 2. Following her lecture, Beals signed books for attendees.
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Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine presents Birkett Williams Lecture at Ouachita

April 26, 2019

Melba Pattillo Beals visited Ouachita Baptist University on April 2 as part of the university’s Birkett Williams Lecture Series, hosted this semester by Ouachita’s Huckabee School of Education.

Ouachita will host Melba Pattillo Beals, a member of the Little Rock Nine, for a lecture on Tuesday, April 2, in Jones Performing Arts Center. Beals is an American journalist and author.
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Ouachita to host Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine on April 2 for Birkett Williams Lecture

March 13, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University will host Melba Pattillo Beals, who is widely known as a member of the Little Rock Nine, for a lecture on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center.

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