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Naylor, renowned missionary surgeon, urges OBU students to impact world

November 11, 2008

When Dr. Rebekah Naylor answered God’s call to missionary service in India more than 30 years ago, she faced a number of cultural and spiritual barriers. In addition to being a woman and a surgeon, she was a Westerner and a Christian – in a predominantly Hindu nation.


Tom Greer remembered in "Faith and the Arts" celebration

November 10, 2008

Dr. Tom Greer, a longtime Ouachita Baptist University English professor, who died in 2006, is remembered by many former students and colleagues for his storytelling and his vigorous teaching style.


Ouachita Tigers beat rival Henderson State 43-36 in Battle of the Ravine

November 07, 2008

Capping their first seven-win season since 1985 in grand fashion, the Ouachita Tigers defeated rival Henderson State University 43-36 Nov. 6 in the 82nd Battle of the Ravine.


Seven OBU professors receive Faculty Growth Plan Grants

November 06, 2008

Seven Ouachita Baptist University professors received Faculty Growth Plan Grants this year to enhance their knowledge and instruction.


OBU Division of Music presents "The Pirates of Penzance"

November 05, 2008

The School of Fine Arts Division of Music at Ouachita Baptist University will present William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s opera in English “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20-22 and at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 23.


Baumgardner promoted to assistant to the director of campus safety

October 30, 2008

Campus patrol officer Deryl Baumgardner, 55, was recently promoted to the position of lieutenant with the added title of assistant to the director of campus safety after three years of service to Ouachita Baptist University.


OBU Department of Theatre Arts presents "Is He Dead?"

October 28, 2008

The Department of Theatre Arts in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present Mark Twain’s “Is He Dead?” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2.


Ouachita hosts AETN College Forum

October 27, 2008

Ouachita Baptist University hosted one of three AETN (Arkansas Educational Television Network) College Forums designed to engage college campuses in discussions about the upcoming elections.


Suzanne Spillyards named Ouachita development officer for NW Arkansas

October 27, 2008

Suzanne Spillyards, a 2005 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, has been named a Ouachita development officer for Northwest Arkansas.


Katelyn Cash crowned 2008 Ouachita Homecoming queen

October 20, 2008

Katelyn Cash from Southlake, Texas, was crowned 2008 Homecoming Queen during pre-game ceremonies at A.U. Williams Field last Saturday at Ouachita Baptist University.