Dr. Doug Hofstadter, a University of Indiana professor and Pulitzer Prize winner, will share his research in literary translation and how it relates to his universal love of learning. With expertise in physics, cognitive science, linguistics, mathematics, and art, it’s obvious why his last name was borrowed for the Big Bang Theory character you’re thinking of. Help us celebrate his return to campus and get inspired for your own intellectual pursuits!
Worshipping the Message
Whilst Walloping the Medium:
This is called Translation ???
Cognitive Science and Comparative Literature
Presented by Sigma Tau Delta and the English Department
Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will co-host the fourth annual Conference on Christian Counseling on Friday, Feb. 28, in Ouachita’s Walker Conference Center. The conference theme will focus on “Anxiety” and related issues.
“We pick a theme that’s relevant to what’s going on in the world today,” explained event coordinator Dr. Bill Viser, associate professor of Christian ministry at Ouachita. “I think anybody would recognize that there is a lot of anxiety in people’s lives these days and we want to talk about ways of reducing and understanding anxiety better.”
Ouachita partners with Henderson State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to bring in counseling professionals to teach large group and breakout sessions throughout the conference.
Breakout sessions include “Dealing with Anxiety: Observations & Contributions from Scripture & the Christian Faith Traditions,” “Reducing Your Anxiety through Self Care,” “Eight Steps to Controlling Anxiety in Your Life,” “Anxiety: Clinical Practice, Community Interventions and the Spiritual Factor,” “Cultural & Social Construct Influences on Anxiety & Individual Responses,” “A Non-Clinical Approach to the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Physical Fitness, Diet and Sleep Pattern Modification as an Alternative or Adjunct to Traditional Treatments,” “Calm in the Chaos,” “Victims No More: Using Faith-Integrated Form of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment of Child Survivors of Abuse and Violence” and ”Co-Morbid Anxiety & Substance Use Disorders: Exception or Expectation?”
The conference is open to mental health professionals, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, pastors and students.
“I want it to be an opportunity for professionals, whether they are nurses, license therapist, social workers, counselors or pastors, to come under one roof united together to learn skills that can translate into making someone’s life better and more manageable,” said Viser.
Viser said he also hopes students will take advantage of the on-campus opportunity. “It’s a blessing to get to host this every year, and an awesome opportunity for students interested in a related career to hear outstanding speakers and maybe come to understand that God could be calling them into a profession like these,” he noted.
For mental health professionals, nurses and social workers, the registration fee is $100 and includes snacks, a catered lunch, all written material, certificate of attendance and eight CEUs are available. Pastors can register for $70 or $90 with a spouse with registration costs including snacks, lunch, materials and certificate of attendance. Students have two options; option one is free and includes attendance only at sessions. Option two is $20 and includes snacks, lunch, written materials and certificate of attendance.
Register online at www.obu.edu/iccconf. For more information, contact Tracey Knight at (870) 245-5599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
guest speaker- Doug Hofstadter
Ouachita Baptist University will host the 2014 Miss Ouachita Baptist University Pageant Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center. The 12 students competing for the crown will be judged on talent, evening gown, onstage questions, private interviews and fitness.
The pageant is directed by OBU alumnus Justin Harper and is hosted by Ouachita’s Student Senate and Office of Campus Activities. Lacy Glover, a former Miss OBU and Miss Arkansas, will serve as emcee. Ouachita alumnae, business professionals and pageant directors from the surrounding region will serve as judges for the event.
The Miss OBU Pageant, a longstanding tradition at Ouachita, is an affiliate of the Miss America Organization. According to Harper, Miss America is the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.
“It’s more than just a beauty pageant,” Harper explained. “The focus is not centered around beauty, but is instead based around the scholarships the girls can receive.”
“Miss OBU sends young women out into the world who are self aware, confident, caring and determined to make a difference,” added Miss OBU 2013 Kiley Wright.
The winner of Miss OBU will represent Ouachita at the Miss Arkansas Pageant where Ouachita students “have a long history of performing well,” Harper said. “We have finished in at least the top 15 for the last six years,” including 2011 when Miss OBU Kristen Glover was crowned Miss Arkansas.
The 12 contestants competing for this year’s crown include:
Students serving on the Court of Honor as entertainment during the pageant include: Nicole Mattson, a senior musical theatre major from Rowlett, Texas; Molly Salmon, a senior music major from Henderson, Texas; Carli Sasser, a senior choral music education major from Hamburg, Ark; and MaryLacey Thomson, a senior musical theatre major from Plano, Texas.
Stacy Hawking, a sophomore musical theatre major from Sherwood, Ark., will serve as choreographer for the Court of Honor.
Tickets are $11 each for the general public and $6 each for current Ouachita students with a valid OBU ID. Tickets are available at the Jones Performing Arts Center Box Office from 1-5 p.m. weekdays or online at www.obu.edu/boxoffice. For more information, contact the box office during office hours at (870) 245-5555