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Matter + Spirit Exhibit at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Adams Department of Art & Design to host "Matter + Spirit" through Dec. 13

November 21, 2023

The Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Art & Design at Ouachita Baptist University will host “Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/American Exhibition” through Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Adams Galleries 1 & 2 of Moses-Provine Hall and Hammons Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

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Ouachita's Dr. Johnny Wink to be honored for 50 years of service

September 15, 2023

The Department of Language & Literature at Ouachita Baptist University will honor Dr. Johnny Wink, Betty Burton Peck Professor of English, during a campus reception Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. in McClellan Hall’s Green-Blevins Rotunda. Open to the public, the party will begin with a brief ceremony to be followed by an informal gathering celebrating Wink’s 50 years on the Ouachita faculty.

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Ouachita students honored for their work published in "Assayers 31"

April 24, 2023

The Department of Language & Literature in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Humanities honored nine students for their academic and creative writing featured in “Assayers 31,” the department’s annual academic journal used for instruction in all Composition I classes. The students were recognized during a fall awards ceremony at the Elrod Center for Family & Community.

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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.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Drs. Amy and Doug Sonheim

October 17, 2022

The infectious laughter of Dr. Amy Sonheim and the careful clicking of a keyboard from Dr. Doug Sonheim would help fill the Language and Literature department for years before their combined retirement from Ouachita in Spring 2022. In the years that they have worked at Ouachita, the couple has made some amazing changes to the university.

Alex Moore (left) and Dr. Johnny Wink
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Moore named first recipient of Wink Scholarship at Ouachita

July 22, 2022

Alex Moore, a junior English and philosophy double major from Gulfport, Miss., was named Ouachita Baptist University’s inaugural Johnny and Susan Wink Scholarship Award winner. He was recognized during an April ceremony in Ouachita’s Young Auditorium.

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Ouachita sophomore Sydney Motl wins Alpha Chi scholarship

July 11, 2022

Sydney Motl, a sophomore English major from Arkadelphia, Ark., won the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Alfred H. Nolle scholarship at the 2022 National Scholarship Competition, held in March in Austin, Texas.

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Ouachita's Dr. Jason Doroga gives presentation at University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 30, 2022

Dr. Jason Doroga, assistant professor of Spanish at Ouachita Baptist University, presented his paper “Negative Analogy: A New Direction for Analogical Change” as part of the Linguistics Friday Seminar Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in April. The paper analyzes the cycles of analogy and changing patterns of language use in the speech community, exploring the role of analogy in explaining changes in the form of Spanish-language past participles.

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Ouachita students honored for their work published in "Assayers 30"

November 17, 2021

Three Ouachita students received awards for their nonfiction work featured in “Assayers 30,” the annual publication by Ouachita’s Department of Language and Literature.

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Susan Wink's "Ben Kimpel" biography published posthumously

May 19, 2021

The late Dr. Susan Wink, professor emerita of English at Ouachita Baptist University, authored Ben Kimpel, a biography of the longtime chairman of the English Department at the University of Arkansas. The book was posthumously published earlier this year and is available at on Amazon.com.

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