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Latina Robinson, Dietetic Internship graduate student at Ouachita
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Robinson named Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year in Dietetic Internship

April 13, 2022

Latina Robinson of North Little Rock, Ark., a Dietetic Internship graduate student at Ouachita Baptist University, has been named the 2021-2022 Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year in Dietetic Internship by the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was selected from among students in all of Arkansas’ dietetic internship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Applied Behavior Analysis session at Pediatrics Plus
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What is autism? What is ABA? Building understanding in Autism Awareness Month

April 11, 2022

April has traditionally been known worldwide as Autism Awareness Month, and is a time to focus on increasing understanding and awareness of people with autism. In 2021, the Autism Society of America changed the designated terminology to Autism Acceptance Month. Regardless of which name you use, I hope you’ll take time this month to become educated on autism and help to create a more inclusive and accepting world for the autism community. Here is some introductory information to get you started.

Latina Robinson
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A vision for change energizes DI grad student Latina Robinson

April 05, 2022

In March 2016, Latina Robinson, a Dietetic Internship graduate student from North Little Rock, Ark., lost her grandmother to Type 2 diabetes—a deadly disease that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, affects 37.3 million people in the United States

Harvey Jones Science Center at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita chemistry students Clower, McCoy named Arkansas Academy of Science grant recipients

March 07, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University chemistry students Cori Clower and Aiiryel McCoy, both of Little Rock, have been chosen as two of the four students statewide to receive undergraduate student research grants from the Arkansas Academy of Science (AAS). AAS funds grants of up to $1,000 each spring to assist students with purchasing supplies for their research projects.

students in Ouachita's Department of Nursing
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Ouachita receives initial approval for 4-year BSN program in Arkadelphia

January 14, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Nursing has been initially approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) to begin recruiting and admitting students to its 4-year, residential Bachelor of Science in Nursing pre-licensure program option. The first cohort will start the program at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester.

Dr. Nathan Reyna, associate professor of biology at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Dr. Nathan Reyna receives national Innovation in Education Award

December 15, 2021

Dr. Nathan Reyna, associate professor of biology at Ouachita Baptist University, has won the first Innovation in Education Award from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).

Department of Nursing at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Department of Nursing receives grant from Blue & You Foundation

December 09, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Nursing is among 41 recipients of a grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. Totaling $3,360,327, the grant will fund health initiatives in 71 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.

Dr. Kevin Cornelius, professor of physics at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita preparing to launch new engineering program

December 07, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University is preparing to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering as early as Fall 2022, pending approval from the university’s institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The new 4-year program is being designed to meet standards set by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) and will be housed in the J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences at Ouachita.

Latina Robinson
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Ouachita student awarded Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship

November 22, 2021

Latina Robinson, a Dietetic Internship graduate student at Ouachita Baptist University, is one of two recipients a $25,000 Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Foundation.

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr
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Dr. Julyse Horr: A scientist-practitioner shaped by faith

November 22, 2021

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr, Ouachita’s new director of applied behavior analysis, credits her faith with bringing her to where she is today.

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