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Ouachita students receive seven national awards in Columbia Scholastic Press Association yearbook competition

May 13, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University students recently were awarded seven Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Circle awards for their work on the Ouachitonian yearbook’s 2018-2019 edition, “Untold.”

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Ouachita students earn three of seven top awards in 2020 Arkansas College Media Association competition

May 12, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University students earned 36 awards at the recent Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA) conference, three of which were awards in General Excellence for Yearbook of the Year, Yearbook Editor of the Year and Website Editor of the Year.

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Why you should choose a college that supports your dreams

March 12, 2020

“You’ll never find a job. You’ll have to forge your own connections, which are hard to make in that world.” As a young senior in high school in search of where I would spend the next four years of my life, these weren’t the words I was expecting to hear from my potential professors and deans about my wanting to study English.

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Roaring into view

February 27, 2020

It's the morning of the 2019 Battle of the Ravine football matchup, a tiebreaker year. A Henderson State win will force a shared Great American Conference (GAC) title; a Ouachita win will mean an outright championship for the Tigers, their third consecutive GAC title.

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Why Read C. S. Lewis?: Literature both sweet and useful

November 12, 2019

Like so many readers, I first encountered C. S. Lewis’ books as a child: one summer, I stashed a copy of The Chronicles of Narnia in my suitcase before a family vacation and, after staying up far later than I should’ve to discover how Shasta and Bree, Aravis and Hwin would end their adventures in The Horse and His Boy, I devoured the rest of the series in days.

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Ouachita to host "More Than History, More Than Land" photography exhibit through Dec. 6

October 28, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts and Rogers Department of Communications are co-hosting the exhibit "More Than History, More Than Land," photographed by Chris Ocken, through Friday, Dec. 6, in the Hammons Gallery located in Mabee Fine Arts Center.

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Ouachita's Carvajal-Villamar presents paper at Society for Amazonian & Andean Studies meeting

October 28, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Dr. Jerusa Carvajal-Villamar, assistant professor of Spanish, recently presented a paper at the biennial meeting of the Society for Amazonian & Andean Studies (SAAS). The conference was held Oct. 5-6 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and was hosted by the University of Alabama.

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Ouachita to host author, retired Lt. Col. Mark McGraw for memoir reading on Nov. 5

October 24, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Language and Literature will host author Dr. Mark McGraw in a debut reading of his newly published memoir, Behind Friendly Lines: Memoirs of a U.S. Marine in Chile, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. The event will be held in room 200 of Hickingbotham Hall and is free and open to the public. There also will be time for questions from the audience after the reading.

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The summer of a lifetime

September 17, 2019

A few years ago, sitting in Evans Student Center, I overheard someone say, “It’s a lot easier to live the life of your dreams than you think.” This idea set me free and opened a whole world that dared me to dream big and work harder. This summer I got to live my dream job: I was a videography intern for a nonprofit’s cross-country bike adventure.

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Eleven Ouachita students published in Assayers 28

September 03, 2019

Eleven Ouachita student essays were chosen by Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Language and Literature for publication in Assayers, the department’s annual publication.