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Ouachita's Fall 2023 enrollment highest in 57 years

September 07, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University has reported its highest enrollment in 57 years, with a Fall 2023 headcount of 1,815.

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Ouachita to host Called to Teach Conference on July 21

June 23, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Huckabee School of Education will host its annual Called to Teach Conference on Friday, July 21, in Walker Conference Center, 485 Campus Drive. Called to Teach is open to the public; attendees can receive six hours of professional development credit through the Arkansas Department of Education.

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Ouachita names 40 students to Who's Who

June 20, 2023

Forty students at Ouachita Baptist University have been named to the latest edition of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.

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Ouachita names more than 420 students to President's List for spring semester

June 14, 2023

More than 420 students were named to the President’s List for the Spring 2023 semester at Ouachita Baptist University.

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Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presents research at ACS national meeting

May 17, 2023

During the American Chemical Society national meeting, held March 26-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presented findings based on her research using polymers to prepare core-shell nanofibers.

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Seth McDowell remembered for authenticity, kindness, inclusivity

August 04, 2023

Seth McDowell, 22, of Benton, Ark., died July 30. A graduate of Bauxite High School, McDowell was working toward an English and secondary education double major at Ouachita Baptist University and was a 4-year member of the Tiger football team. His authenticity, sense of humor and genuine interest in others made an indelible impact on those who knew him.

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"Stepping Up" luncheon to honor Huckabee women in November

June 21, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development has announced its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon, presented by Simmons Bank, will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. The event will recognize its first mother-and-daughter honorees, former Arkansas First Lady Janet Huckabee and Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Ticket and sponsorship information is available at obu.edu/steppingup.

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Ouachita names more than 350 students to Dean's List for spring semester

June 14, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University has named more than 350 students to its Dean’s List for Spring 2023.

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Ouachita recognizes graduates during Commencement exercises May 13

May 22, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University honored more than 400 students during its 136th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 13, on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. Graduates earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as Master of Science degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship and the university’s first Master of Education degrees in curriculum & instruction and Master of Science degrees in nutrition.

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Ouachita finance students earn national award for management of Ary Student Investment Fund

May 15, 2023

A team of finance students from Ouachita Baptist University placed second at the annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum held March 30-31 in New York City. Ouachita was awarded second place in the undergraduate core portfolio category for 2022 risk-adjusted return on the group’s management of the Ary Student Investment Fund, a $2 million stock portfolio.

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