Ouachita Baptist University Career Services will host a Graduate and Professional School Fair on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Evans Student Center. There will be more than 20 graduate and professional schools from Arkansas, Texas and other states represented at the event.
“There are a lot of built-in benefits to grad school,” said Lauren Land, director of Ouachita Career Services. “If you’re thinking about it, go!”
Career Services provides this event as an opportunity for students to casually visit with different grad schools in which they have expressed interest. Land surveyed students to help form the list of schools invited to attend.
“It’s a good opportunity to ask questions,” Land said. Not only will students have the opportunity to discuss grad school face-to-face with the university representatives, but also to explore other available options.
The schools “are going to be really honest and open to help students figure some things out,” Land said. The fair will allow students to think about the options they have and help them to start planning ahead.
It is an opportunity that even freshman and sophomores can take advantage of by exploring their options, Land noted. It will provide them enough time to plan ahead for application deadlines, future tests, financial aid and work opportunities.
“If you’re a senior it’s still not too late,” Land said. “There are definitely options.”
Schools and organizations to be represented include: Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State National Guard/Army ROTC, Arkansas State University, Baptist Health Schools (Little Rock, Ark.), Baylor School of Law, Christian Brothers University – Physician Assistant Studies, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Criswell College, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Harding University – Education and Physician Assistant Programs, Henderson State University, John Brown University, Kaplan Test Prep, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), UAMS Boozman College of Public Health, University of Central Arkansas – MBA Program, University of Memphis and Wheaton College.
For more information about the upcoming Graduate and Professional School Fair, contact Lauren Land at email@example.com.
September 25th, Banned Books Week: Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Discussion will be led by Lacy Wolfe)
Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will sponsor the OBU Pastors’ Conference in Walker Conference Center Thursday, Sept. 26, as an opportunity for pastors from across Arkansas to get together for a time of learning and fellowship.
“Christ Is All You Need” serves as the theme for the conference this fall. Professors from the Pruet School of Christian Studies will teach four different sessions on the book of Colossians.
“Each year, the Southern Baptist Convention chooses a book of the Bible to study for a Winter Bible Study theme,” explained Dr. Danny Hays, dean of the Pruet School. “Most churches will study the book in January to March.”
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and brunch. At 9:30 a.m. worship will begin led by Dr. Rob Hewell, professor of worship arts, followed by two teaching sessions by Dr. C. Marvin Pate, the Elma Cobb Professor of Christian Theology, and Dr. Joey Dodson, assistant professor of biblical studies. After a lunch break, the final two teaching sessions will begin at 1 p.m. and will be led by Dr. J. Scott Duvall, the J.C. and Mae Fuller Professor of Biblical Studies.
“The pastors will receive a good overview of Colossians, along with a presentation of each chapter,” Dr. Hays explained.
Included in the $50 registration fee for the conference, attendees will receive the NIV Application Commentary on Colossians. The cost also includes the study material that is covered in the conference sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. The Pruet School professors will also offer books they have authored at a discounted price throughout the conference.
Monday-Wednesday, September 16-18, ESC Lobby & Commons Lobby
Yearbook Photos in Faculty Lounge
Thursday, September 19: 8-5
Friday, September 20: 8-3
Monday, September 23: 8-5
Tuesday, September 24: 8-5
Wednesday, September 25: 8-5
Thursday, September 26: 8-2
Ouachita Baptist University will present the Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir in concert Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Art Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Women’s Chorus includes 40 members who auditioned for the group. The choir will perform Jim Leininger’s “Deo Gracias,” “Winds of Peace” by Nancy Grundahl, “Old Joe Clark” by Mary Goetze, “Set Me as a Seal” by Richard Nance, Neil Ginsberg’s “Spinning Song,” Lloyd Pfautsch’s “Hello Girls” and “Prayer for the Gifts” by Kinley Lange.
Dr. Becky Morrison, assistant professor of music, is directing Women’s Chorus for the first time. “My favorite part of directing Women’s Chorus is getting to work with great musicians to create beautiful music and getting to know the girls and their stories,” she said.
Jordan Miller, a senior musical theatre major from Rockwall, Texas, has been a member of Women’s Chorus for three years and said, “Women’s Chorus gave me the opportunity to experience choir like I hadn’t before. The small setting creates an environment that caters to learning and the chance to have relationships with other choir members. Women’s Chorus has helped me to grow as a vocalist and I will be sad to leave when I graduate.”
Dr. Gary Gerber, professor of music and director of choral activities, will direct the 125-member Concert Choir for the 10th year. The choir is open to all students on campus, providing everyone an opportunity to participate in choir. “We have students who have never been in a choir before, students who don’t read music, and then we have students who have been in choir for 10 years and voice lessons for six to eight years,” said Gerber.
Concert Choir will perform “Hallelujah, Amen” by George Frederic Handel from his oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus”; “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal,” a traditional hymn arranged by Alice Parker; “Cry Out and Shout” by Knut Nystedt, a contemporary Norwegian composer; and Christopher Tin’s “Baba Yetu,” a Swahili adaptation of “The Lord’s Prayer” and also the theme song to the video game Civilization IV. Next, they will perform “Make Our Garden Grow,” the closing song in Leonard Bernstein’s operetta “Candide,” and the choir will close with Keith Hampton’s “True Light,” a spiritual based on “This Little Light of Mine.”
MaryLacey Thomson, a senior musical theatre major from Plano, Texas, has been a member of Concert Choir for three years and said she participates because of the diversity it offers. “Being a member of this ensemble not only gives us incredible choral direction and coaching but also gives us the opportunity to experience music with such a wide group of students and not just theatre or music majors.”
For more information, contact OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.