Ouachita Baptist University seniors Ashley Briggs and Amanda Nitcher will perform their senior recital on Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. in Mabee Fine Art Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.
“I’m excited to share the stage with one of my best friends and also my little brother who will be accompanying us for one song,” said Ashley Briggs, a senior music and worship arts major from Little Rock, Ark. “They are two people I have enjoyed singing with and leading worship with for years.”
“I too am so happy to sing and perform with one of my best friends,” said Amanda Nitcher, a senior music education major from McKinney, Texas. “This recital will be one where we have fun with the music because we are well prepared and love to sing and work together.”
“As my Ouachita career is coming to a close, I am thankful above all for what I have learned here,” Nitcher added.
Briggs also commented on her time at Ouachita and what is coming next, saying, “I’m looking forward to continuing to develop as a worship leader and musician. I’m excited to see the opportunities God will provide for my future.”
Briggs, who received a vocal scholarship to come to Ouachita, is a member of the Ouachita Student Foundation, was on the 2011 Homecoming court and is a recipient of the James Harrison Scholarship. She has performed in Concert Choir as well as Ouachita Singers.
Nitcher also received a vocal scholarship to attend Ouachita and has been named to OBU’s President’s and Dean’s Lists. Nitcher is also a member of Concert Choir as well as Ouachita Singers.
Briggs and Nitcher will open and close the recital singing together. The opener is “Barcarolle” by Jaques Offenbach from The Tales of Hoffman, and the finale is “Standing on the Promises (medley)” arranged by Jason Kyle Saetvit, Todd Smith, Amy Perry and Allan Hall. Briggs’ brother, Jake, a sophomore music major, will join them for the closing song.
The selections Briggs will perform include: “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings” from The Messiah by George Frederic Handel, “The Twenty Third Psalm” by Albert Hay Malotte, “Che faro senza Euridice” from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald, “Im Kahne, Op. 60 No. 3” by Edvard Grieg, “Crucifix” By Jean-Baptiste Faure and “The Crucifixion, Op. 29 No. 5” by Samuel Barber.
Nitcher will perform “O del mio amato ben” by Stefano Donaudy, “Zeignung” by Richard Strauss, “La Mandoline“ by Claude Debussy, “La maja dolorosa” from Colección de Tonadillas by Enrique Granados, “Something’s Gotta Give” from Daddy Long Legs by Johnny Mercer and “The Hill” from Once by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
Tau Beta Sigma formal rush.
Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admission Counseling will host a Tiger Day specifically for students interested in OBU’s School of Education on Monday, Nov. 11, and a Preview Day for all students on Saturday, Nov. 16.
On Nov. 16, prospective students will have the opportunity to attend a Preview Day. This semester’s Preview Day corresponds with the Battle of the Ravine rivalry football game against Henderson State University. Students will get to meet with academic deans, tour campus and join Tiger Nation in cheering on the Tigers.
“Preview Day is a day that shows off our tradition and rivalry surrounding the Battle of the Ravine,” said Motl. “It’s one of the oldest, most intense rivalries in the NCAA.”
Check in on Nov. 16 will begin at 9 a.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center, followed by an opening program at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., students will have the opportunity to attend academic sessions in various locations on campus. At 10:30 a.m., a campus tour will be provided. At 12 noon, students and parents are invited to join the Tiger Tailgate at A.U. Williams Field, and at 2 p.m. the Battle of the Ravine game will begin.
For more information, visit www.obu.edu/admissions or contact the Office of Admissions Counseling at (870) 245-5110.
Ouachita Baptist University’s TRIO programs will host a variety of events this fall to help prospective first-generation college students prepare to pursue higher education.
TRIO’s two programs, Classic Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search, are federally funded for students whose parents did not graduate from four-year universities and also meet income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO’s main objective is to “create a real opportunity in society to address class, social, cultural and academic barriers,” said Brenda-Bradley Philson, director of OBU’s TRIO programs.
Classic Upward Bound at Ouachita is currently funded to serve 88 high school students by offering tutoring sessions in most core subjects. Participants of this program are required to attend one Saturday session per month during the academic school year. Terrence Carter, director of Ouachita’s Upward Bound program, said these meetings provide students “academic and social enrichment” by hosting college prep workshops and speakers from various fields of study. Saturday sessions for the current semester are scheduled for Oct. 5, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7.
Educational Talent Search, currently funded to serve 860 participants, provides counseling and admissions information to students grades six through 12. This fall, Talent Search will take students on College Hops (college visits) to the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Pulaski Technical College.
Additional “tech-torial” workshops throughout the year will focus on providing students with technology information and training. One of the final TRIO events of the semester, Talent Search Day, will be held Dec. 6 on Ouachita’s campus. It will allow students to ask any remaining questions and see firsthand what college life is like.
Other events this fall include:
Sept. 27: ACT Registration Deadline for October Test
Oct. 1: Talent Search Tutoring Begins
Oct. 8: University of Central Arkansas College Hop
Oct. 10: OBU Tiger Tunes
Oct. 15: Talent Search Applications Due
Oct. 26: ACT Test
Oct. 28-31: Tech-torial Workshop
Nov. 8: ACT Registration Deadline for December Test
Nov. 12: University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Pulaski Tech College Hops
Nov. 16: TRIO Parent Informational Session: Scholarships and Financial Aid
Nov. 16: Battle of the Ravine at OBU
Nov. 25-29: Tech-torial Workshop
Dec. 6: Talent Search Day
Dec. 14: ACT Test
Dec. 9-13: Tech-torial Workshop
Dates are subject to change and additional activities may be announced. For more information, contact OBU’s TRIO Programs at (870) 245-5158.
vs Henderson State University- Arkadelphia, AR
Come help recognize our football seniors this Saturday, November 16, 2013. The recognition ceremony will begin around 1:45 pm before kickoff. Come show your support and thank our student-athletes as they finish out their 2013 season. And in case you need reminding, they’ll be taking on that school across the street.