Faculty Members

Dr. Jeff Root, Dean, School of Humanities,
and The Signal Newspaper Adviser

Dr. Deborah Root, Chairperson, Department of Mass Communications,
and The Signal Newspaper Assistant Adviser

Jackson Carter, Professor, Department of Mass Communications, The Signal Online Adviser

About Us

The Signal is the award-winning student newspaper of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. The newspaper and multimedia teams produce a two print editions each month and update the online content on a weekly basis.

Ouachita was established in 1886, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Ouachita offers undergraduate programs of study in the liberal arts. Small classes are the norm, not the exception, and Ouachita’s student to faculty ratio is approximately 13:1. Ouachita is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. To learn more about the university, click here.

The Signal is one of the student publications within the mass communications department at the university. For more information about the department, click here.

Ouachita is located in Arkadelphia, Ark. (65 miles southwest of Little Rock) near scenic Lake DeGray State Park, Hot Springs, Ark., and Hot Springs National Park.

Contact The Signal

We’d like to hear from you! If you want to provide a news tip, offer a suggestion on a story we should write or provide any other kind of feedback, there are several ways to do that. To reach The Signal:

  • E-mail the staff at signal@obu.edu.
  • Mail us at The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University, OBU Box 3759, Arkadelphia, AR, 71998.
  • Fax us at 870.245.5209.

If you want to submit a letter to the editor for publication in the print edition, please mail or fax the letter since we require a signed letter for such submissions. Additionally, please include a telephone number where we can reach you to discuss your letter and confirm its authenticity.


The Signal accepts advertising for both the print and the online edition. For more information, please email us.

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