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Ouachita to add undergraduate degree program in criminal justice

November 02, 2021

Ouachita has established a residential undergraduate degree program in criminal justice, to be offered beginning in Fall 2022.

Dr. Myra Houser, associate professor of history at Ouachita Baptist University
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Dr. Myra Houser selected for Baptist International Scholars Roundtable

October 25, 2021

Dr. Myra Houser, associate professor of history at Ouachita Baptist University, was selected for the Baptist International Scholars Roundtable in Oxford, England, in the spring of 2020 for her paper discussing “Baptists and Social Concern.”

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History alumni profile: Kevin Jackson ('15)

May 25, 2021

What can you do with a history major? Kevin Jackson, a 2015 Ouachita graduate, currently works as an immigration lawyer to advocate for asylum seekers and trafficking victims, among others.

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Tara Pritchard named Ouachita's Support Staff Member of the Year

May 18, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University named Tara Pritchard, assistant to the dean in the Sutton School of Social Sciences, as the 2020-2021 Support Staff Member of the Year. Pritchard, who has worked at Ouachita for 16 years, was recognized on April 29 by Ouachita’s Staff Development Committee and President Dr. Ben Sells.

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Bryant Adams: Alumnus returns to complete degree after 20 years in politics

November 30, 2020

In 1999, Bryant Adams came to Ouachita as a theology and history double major. He would leave four years later – only six hours shy of his degree – for an opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks to Ouachita Online, Adams was able to pick up where he left off and now holds a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

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Crafting a kinder society: Getting started with social justice studies

July 22, 2020

This summer, millions of Americans and people from dozens of countries posted to social media, marched, and signed petitions against systematic racism. From the vantage point of a historian of social change, this is staggering.

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Ouachita faculty team selected for national disability inclusion grant

July 16, 2020

A team of Ouachita Baptist University faculty members has been selected as a recipient of the Accelerating Disability Inclusion Community-Based Micro-Grant by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability’s (NCHPAD) Inclusion: Community Micro-Grant Program.

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Ouachita's Myra Houser authors "Bureaucrats of Liberation" book on apartheid-era civil rights leaders

July 13, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Dr. Myra Ann Houser, assistant professor of history, has authored “Bureaucrats of Liberation: Southern African and American Lawyers and Clients During the Apartheid Era,” to be released in September 2020.

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Ouachita students Alexander, Slone receive "Best Delegate" awards at Midwest Model U.N.

March 05, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University students Cole Alexander and Rylie Slone were recognized with “Best Delegate” awards for their representation at the 60th annual Midwest Model United Nations Conference, which was held in St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19-22.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Janeeshia Dashaiye Harvell

March 02, 2020

Janeeshia Dashaiye Harvell stepped up to the red carpet donned in an Arkadelphia Badger blue cap and gown and her neck weighed down with honor cords and stoles.

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