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Students and Dr. Tim Knight in Ouachita's Patterson School of Natural Sciences
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Ouachita receives prerequisite approval for 4-year BSN program in Arkadelphia

September 10, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University received prerequisite approval this week from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing to establish a 4-year, residential pre-licensure program offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Freshman orientation 2021
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Ouachita posts highest enrollment in 55 years and other records

September 09, 2021

Ouachita has set several enrollment records for the Fall 2021 semester, including the school’s highest total enrollment in 55 years as well as the largest freshman class, best freshman-to-sophomore retention rate and highest four-year graduation rate on record.

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Ouachita Baptist University to launch new Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction in January 2022

August 25, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University will launch a new Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction in January 2022. The 12-month program, designed to help teachers enhance skills and increase earning potential, prepares educators to become curriculum specialists and instructional coordinators as well as grow their skills in the classroom.

New Ouachita Apartments
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Ouachita to build 144-bed student apartment complex for Fall 2022

August 20, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University will break ground on a 144-bed, $12.6 million student apartment complex this month, with plans for it to be open for the Fall 2022 semester.

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Tiger Tunes REWIND wins national CASE ASAP award

August 18, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s 2020 production of Tiger Tunes REWIND has won a national Pivot Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Affiliated Student Advancement Program (CASE ASAP).

Graduates honored during the inaugural ABA Hooding Ceremony
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Ouachita honors 30 graduates in inaugural Applied Behavior Analysis Hooding Ceremony

August 17, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University honored 30 graduates during the inaugural Applied Behavioral Analysis Hooding Ceremony on Aug. 7 at Walker Conference Center with Dr. Stan Poole, vice president for academic affairs, presiding. The ceremony recognized the university’s first class of master’s degree recipients since the 1990s by presenting them with their traditional academic regalia.

Harvey Jones Science Center at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita receives part of $6.1 million grant establishing institute focused on virus research

August 16, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University is one of five partner institutions benefiting from a $6.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the study of viruses and viral ecology. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville leads the effort.

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Ouachita graduate named Alpha Chi H.Y. Benedict Fellowship fourth alternate

August 10, 2021

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society named Sidney Salyers the $3,000 H.Y. Benedict Fellowship fourth alternate at the Alpha Chi National Convention in April. Salyers graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication sciences and disorders from Ouachita Baptist University in May.

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Ouachita announces students named to Spring 2021 Dean's List

July 01, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University has named 409 students to its Spring 2021 Dean’s List. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours and have no incomplete or failing grade for the semester.

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Ouachita announces students named to Spring 2021 President's List

July 01, 2021

To be named to the President’s List, a student must compile a 4.0 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours and have no incomplete or failing grade for the semester.

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