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Memorial gift honors Ouachita student Charlee Morrison, invests in cancer research at Ouachita

November 16, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University has received a gift from Russell and Patti Morrison in memory of their daughter, Charlee Morrison, a former Ouachita student who passed away in 2000 during her senior year at Ouachita. The gift will be used to enhance Ouachita’s first undergraduate research laboratory dedicated to cancer cell biology.

Dr. Sharon Hamilton works with Ouachita chemistry students
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Hamilton awarded $297,000 Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence grant

November 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded $297,431 in funding over the next two and a half years by the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to support her research of incorporating proteins into novel modern wound dressings.

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Raising scientists: Patterson School students benefit from undergraduate research

August 31, 2020

Research is a defining aspect of a science education, and Ouachita Baptist University’s J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences encourages its students to gain research experience at the undergraduate level in a variety of ways. Looking back on my own research experiences, I have great appreciation for the opportunities I had through the Patterson School.

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Ouachita's Patterson School of Natural Sciences continues Summer Research Program, celebrates 20 years despite pandemic

August 25, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences Summer Research Program celebrated 20 years of student research this year with 26 students and 12 participating faculty members.

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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.

Savannah Stacks at graduation
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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.

Dietetics students conducting lab
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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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