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Ouachita's Riley-Hickingbotham Library receives copy of Arkansas' Porter Fund Literary Prize Collection

October 01, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library is among five Arkansas universities, as well as only one of two private libraries, chosen to receive a copy of the Porter Fund Collection, a curation of works by award-winning Arkansas writers. The collection will be available for Ouachita students, faculty and staff to read virtually, and an exhibition is to be held in the spring of 2021.

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Ouachita ranked "#2 Regional College in the South" and more by "U.S. News & World Report"

September 25, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University has been named “#2 Best Regional College in the South” for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. The university landed high honors in other categories in the region, as well, including #4 rankings for “Most Innovative” and “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and #5 for “Best Value.”

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Ouachita's Elrod Center receives Celebrate Literacy Award by Arkansas Literacy Association

September 04, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community received the Arkansas Literacy Association’s (ALA) Celebrate Literacy Award this summer for its America Reads/America Counts, Peake Partnership and Homeschool/After-School tutoring programs in Arkadelphia.

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Ouachita's fall 2020 enrollment grows amid pandemic, highest since 2000

September 02, 2020

Even amid the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ouachita's fall 2020 enrollment has grown to 1,704, a 4% increase from fall 2019 and the highest headcount the university has seen since 2000. Newly released data also reflect a strong academic profile for incoming Ouachita freshmen as well as standout retention and graduation rates.

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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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Thirty-two Ouachita students named to Who's Who

August 18, 2020

Thirty-two students from Ouachita Baptist University will be included in the latest edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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Ouachita hires Shepherd in full-time role to support students, faculty and staff of color

August 03, 2020

Dr. Ben Sells, president of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, announced today that Dr. Lewis Shepherd, Jr., will join the school’s executive leadership team as special assistant to the president.

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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 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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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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