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Celebrating OBU@125: Trennis Henderson, vice president for communications, shares a few excerpts from the new university history, Ouachita Voices: Celebrating 125 Years of Academic & Christian Excellence.

Exploring the world of 1886: Dr. Jeff Root, dean of the School of Humanities, takes a look at life in 1886—including the debut of Coca-Cola, the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and the founding of Ouachita.

Presidential reflections: As Ouachita celebrates its 125th anniversary, President Rex Horne is marking his fifth anniversary of university leadership. He reflects on both milestones in a Q&A session.

Commencement celebration: University officials conferred 263 degrees on Ouachita’s graduating class of 2011. The May 14 commencement on the lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall featured more than 100 honor graduates.

From Miss OBU to Miss Arkansas: Miss Ouachita Baptist University Kristen Glover, a 2011 OBU graduate, was crowned Miss Arkansas 2011 this summer. Her platform highlights the importance of mentoring.

Sports Update: Dennis Nutt is on the job as Tigers’ new men’s basketball head coach

Campus Update: More than 50 Arbor Day volunteers help spruce up the ravine

Class Notes: Thirty-nine Ouachita students earn annual Who’s Who recognition

Faculty Profile: Education Dean Merribeth Bruning heads pilot study abroad program

Staff Profile: Coach Todd Knight leads football team to three straight winning seasons

Closing Thoughts: President Horne affirms Ouachita is standing strong at 125

Publication Date

Summer 2011

The Ouachita Circle Summer 2011



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