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Barnes' composition performed at national conference

February 21, 2024

A composition by Ouachita Baptist University student Jenna Barnes was presented at the 66th College Music Society National Conference held Oct. 26-28 in Miami, Fla. Barnes is a senior music industry major from Sheridan, Ark.


Ouachita students named to Fall 2023 Dean's List

January 12, 2024

Ouachita Baptist University has named more than 395 students to its Dean’s List for Fall 2023.


Georgia Hickingbotham remembered for generous investment in Ouachita students

December 11, 2023

Residence living helps give Ouachita Baptist University its uniqueness. And Georgia Hickingbotham was a friend of Ouachita who helped give residence living its heart.


Ouachita Student Foundation sets new Tiger Tunes fundraising record

November 16, 2023

The Ouachita Student Foundation raised more than $205,000 during Tiger Tunes 2023, surpassing its $200,000 goal and securing the most money raised in one year by the event. Held each year in Jones Performing Arts Center during the university’s Homecoming weekend, Tiger Tunes is a song and dance production that parodies popular music as a competition among student organizations.


Ouachita to begin construction on track & field complex

October 30, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University will begin construction on an NCAA-compliant track & field complex to serve as a home venue for its thriving cross country and track & field teams. Scheduled to be completed by Summer 2024, the complex will occupy land on the north side of campus adjacent to the cross country course and along the Ouachita River.


Ouachita announces another increase for Spring '24 enrollment

February 08, 2024

Ouachita Baptist University has reported its highest spring enrollment in more than 40 years with a total Spring 2024 headcount of 1,722.


Ouachita students named to Fall 2023 President's List

January 12, 2024

Ouachita Baptist University has named more than 425 students to its Fall 2023 President’s List.


Dr. Lei Cai inducted into Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame

December 08, 2023

Dr. Lei Cai, professor of piano in the Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Performing Arts, has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. He was recognized during a ceremony held at the historic Steinway piano factory in New York City in October.


Dr. Kathy Collins remembered for investing in students

November 07, 2023

Dr. Kathy Collins, associate professor and chair of the Department of Education at Ouachita Baptist University, died Sunday, Nov. 5. She was 69. Known as an educator who regarded teaching as a calling, Collins prioritized experiential learning and invested personally in her students to offer them the best preparation for careers in the classroom.


Ouachita's Elrod Center hosts 53rd Tiger Serve Day

October 18, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ben M. Elrod Center for Family & Community held its 53rd Tiger Serve Day on Saturday, Sept. 23. More than 800 Ouachita students, faculty and staff completed 83 projects at area homes, non-profits, churches and designated trash pickup sites across Arkadelphia and DeGray Lake.



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