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Ouachita enters partnership with Leeds United College

December 17, 2020

Ouachita has begun a working partnership with Leeds United College and Longford International College to explore collaborative educational opportunities ranging from guest speakers to internships to full degree programs. LUC and LIC are included in the educational division of Leeds United Football Club, which is based in Leeds, England.

Class of 2020 commencement

Ouachita honors 309 graduates during 133rd commencement

December 09, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University celebrated 309 graduates from the classes of 2019 and 2020 during its 133nd commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5. The ceremony, which was rescheduled from its original date in May due to COVID-19, was held outdoors at Cliff Harris Stadium on Ouachita’s campus.

McBeth Concerto winners

Cross Brandon named winner of Ouachita's 2020 McBeth Concerto Competition

December 01, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Cross Brandon was named the winner of the 2020 W. Francis and Mary McBeth Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Nov. 20. Brandon is a junior music industry major from Little Rock, Ark.

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Ouachita faculty, staff honored for combined 780 years of service

November 18, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University recently recognized 36 faculty and staff members in celebration of their milestone anniversaries working for the university. Together they have served a total of 780 years at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, with six faculty and staff members celebrating 35 years or more.

Students in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences

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.

Holly Shipp crowned Ouachita's Homecoming Queen

Ouachita crowns Holly Shipp as 2020 Homecoming Queen

November 10, 2020

Holly Shipp, a senior Christian studies/Biblical studies, Christian missions and Christian ministries triple major from Arlington, Texas, was crowned Ouachita Baptist University’s 2020 Homecoming Queen on Thursday morning in Evans Student Center surrounded by her peers. Shipp represented the Pruet Sisterhood. She is a member of Tri Chi women’s social club and involved in Campus Ministries.

Dr. Sharon Hamilton works with Ouachita chemistry students

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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Ouachita surprises students by canceling classes Oct. 16, declaring Student Catch-Up Day

October 16, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University surprised its students today, Oct. 16, by declaring it Student Catch-up Day and canceling classes in an effort to encourage self-care. The unplanned break was largely in response to a survey of students conducted last weekend to check in on their academic and personal well-being in the midst of an unprecedented semester.

Tiger Serve Day Fall 2020

Ouachita's Fall 2020 Tiger Serve Day sees strong turnout despite pandemic

October 02, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community held its Fall 2020 Tiger Serve Day event on Saturday, Sep. 26, with 116 teams and 850 total volunteers participating. A total of 112 projects also were completed around the Arkadelphia community, despite changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ouachita awarded $37,000 NetVUE development grant to encourage discovery through reflective writing

October 01, 2020

Earlier this year, Ouachita Baptist University was awarded a $37,000 program development grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) for its proposal “Discerning Vocation Through Writing.” The two-year grant is intended to equip faculty to better assist students in discerning their vocation through reflective writing exercises.