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Ouachita's virtual AR-CURE Synthetic Biology Workshop equips faculty around the country

July 16, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Biological Sciences virtually hosted 45 faculty members from 38 colleges and universities last month in its fourth annual AR-CURE Synthetic Biology Workshop, an academic initiative to train institutions to incorporate semester-long research in undergraduate classrooms.

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Nursing students are first to advance in dual enrollment program

July 14, 2020

This fall, 15 Ouachita students are the first to move into the dual enrollment portion of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and will be studying at Baptist Health College Little Rock. The recent partnership between our institutions addresses the shortage of nurses in the state of Arkansas.

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Introducing Patterson School of Natural Sciences Blogger Savannah Stacks

July 09, 2020

My name is Savannah Stacks, and I am a recent honors graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. I spent my three years of college immersed in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences, where I was not only given the best biology education but also cherished memories and relationships.

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A complementary career: How nutrition & dietetics pairs perfectly with a love for community

May 21, 2020

I didn’t think I’d still be here. Arkadelphia, that is. When I decided to go to school at Ouachita, I thought I’d spend four years here getting my undergraduate and leave for bigger and better things. It felt like almost anywhere was bigger than Arkadelphia, and if the place was so small, it couldn’t be that great. I was wrong.

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Ouachita team wins two first place prizes and $30,000 in Arkansas Governor's Cup business plan competition

April 21, 2020

Four Ouachita Baptist University seniors earned the top awards for undergraduates in the 20th annual Arkansas Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition for their plan, ImmunoSense. Ouachita seniors Olivia Brown, Savannah Edwards, Brandon Matros and Sheldon McCown and their faculty advisor, Dr. Blake Johnson, won first place in the overall undergraduate division as well as the undergraduate innovation award.

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Alumni profile: Alice (Evans '45) Brooks

February 27, 2020

Alice Brooks is not the kind of person you would expect to leave behind a million-dollar estate gift. A hardworking schoolteacher in rural Arkansas, the impression she left on her students was undeniable. Thanks to her generous gift, her dedication to education will live on at Ouachita, as well.

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Developing students into scientists

February 27, 2020

The faculty in Ouachita’s Department of Biological Sciences are not only providing a valuable learning experience for students each day in Jones Science Center, they are setting a new standard for teaching science that is catching on across the nation.

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Ouachita and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education sign Affiliation Agreement

February 11, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University recently signed an Affiliation Agreement with Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) in Fort Smith, Ark., streamlining the admission process for Ouachita’s highest academic performers.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Jaret Webb

December 23, 2019

Anyone associated with Ouachita is familiar with Tiger Tunes and the dedication of those who participate in and direct it, including the men and women of the Ouachita Student Foundation (OSF). Jaret Webb, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Memphis, Tenn., was past the point of familiarity. Tiger Tunes was like family to him.

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Ouachita's Blake Johnson receives $75,000 grant from UAMS' Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program

September 18, 2019

Dr. Blake Johnson, assistant professor of biology at Ouachita Baptist University, has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program (ABCRP).