Ouachita honors student achievements at annual Academic Awards Banquet

More than 100 students from Ouachita Baptist University were recently honored at the university’s 2016 Academic Awards Banquet. The event recognized various academic and leadership achievements of the students throughout the past academic year. The annual banquet is sponsored by Ouachita’s Student Senate. Student Senate President Josh Rubin, a senior biology major from Dallas, Texas, […]


Ouachita biology students represent Arkansas on Capitol Hill

A Ouachita Baptist University research team presented their findings to members of Congress at the 20th annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. Heidi Hughes and John Givler represented OBU on Capitol Hill among 60 undergraduate research groups from across the nation. Nearly 400 schools nationwide applied to attend the event, and Ouachita […]


Ouachita to hold 2016 spring commencement ceremony May 14

Ouachita will hold its 129th spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the university’s historic Cone-Bottoms Hall. The ceremony will honor 331 graduates earning degrees including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees as well as […]

Dr. Hall Bass. Photo courtesy of Katie Jo Henley.

“It’s been a great ride.”

Dr. Hall Bass plans to retire from his job as professor of political science at Ouachita Baptist University after the spring ’16 semester. Bass has worked at OBU for forty years, but plans to bring it all to an end after this year. After working here since 1978, there are many things that Bass said […]

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Sells ready to bring new initiative to Ouachita

Grace Finley The Signal

Nine Months. Over 70 candidates. One New President. When Dr. Ben R. Sells began feeling the call to become the president of a Christian college in the fall of last year, little did he know that just nine months later, he’d be sitting in a conference room talking to press as the new President of […]

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Humans of OBU


“I think over the past year I’ve just learned the value of relationships and working hard to keep those relationships quality. For instance, Tuesday night when I was stressing about my final I just went into Kelsey and Erin’s room and we sang hymnals and laughed about it the whole time. It was like a […]

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Humans of OBU


    “One time there was this girl that I was interested in and there was a big group of us sitting at the lunch table. It’s a big lunch table, lots of people laughing and giggling. I was complaining about the fact I’d never gone on a date before and everyone around was saying how […]

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Humans of OBU


Erin: “First time we held hands it was at a movie and we held hands the whole time. Both our hands were sweaty but neither one of us wanted to let go because we didn’t know what to do. It wasn’t that we wanted to hold hands the whole time, we just felt awkward. We weren’t […]

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Eta Alpha Omega’s and Sigma Alpha Sigma’s First Annual Hungry Games Achieved Great Success

By: Emma Seay Ouachita has its share in terms of its unique and playful traditions. From Tigers and Torches to Tiger Tunes to coffeehouse performances every Friday, this campus goes above and beyond to ensure a creative, unique and fun atmosphere, while also enforcing academic success. Therefore the first annual Hungry Games event put on […]

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Humans of OBU: Seniors


  “So Michael and I were with this teammate through the IMB, his name was Tristan and he liked to abbreviate a lot of words, and we were also with two other American girls. Conversation gets going, where we just start abbreviating words. We’re going to eat some food and were thinking what should we eat. […]

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Humans of OBU: Seniors


  “In Flippen-Perrin, one time we blew up like 500 balloons and we somehow convinced this guy to let us use his room to do it. So we left the balloons in there and then when the RA was gone we filled his room with the 500 balloons. There were so many you couldn’t move. […]

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OBU students win agriculture award at Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup

Agriculture award

L.B. Hudson and Evan McKinnon took first place in the agricultural division of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition with their entry AGcorp. The competition was held March 31-April 1, with an awards ceremony in Little Rock Tuesday, April 19. Two other Ouachita teams also competed at the statewide competition. Hudson, […]

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Student Leader Highlight: Grace Finley


Grace Finley, a senior business administration major and mass communications minor from Bryant, Ark. is the lead photographer and editor of the Ouachita photo lab, which supplies photos for all of Ouachita’s major student publications. This is her story about how she came to this position. “My older sister was a photographer for the Bryant […]

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