The ladies of Frances Crawford and Maddox are hosting a night of trick or treating for all of YOUR kids! Doesn’t that sound like a blast?!
It will be held on October 31, which is a Thursday from 6-7pm.
1. Make sure to bring you kids with the best and brightest costume!
2. There will be signs in front of people’s dorm rooms so that you will know which girls will be participating.
3. The same sign will be posted in the Frances Crawford and Maddox lobby so that you will know what it looks like.
Ouachita Baptist University students are preparing for the annual Battle of the Ravine Week starting Monday, Nov. 11. After the week full of activities on and off campus, the Ouachita Tigers and the Henderson State University Reddies football teams will square off in the Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at OBU’s A.U Williams Field.
The Battle of the Ravine rivalry football game dates back to 1895, one of the oldest rivalries in the NCAA. Many clubs and organizations host events and traditions that make the week memorable, including each class taking turns guarding Ouachita’s tiger statue in the middle of campus around the clock.
“I think Battle of the Ravine is a great week because it allows every student to come together for the common purpose of supporting our school,” said Gracie Lundstrum, a junior mass communications major from Springdale, Ark. Lundstrum also serves on Student Senate, which will coordinate many of the activities throughout the week.
Monday, Nov. 11, EEE women’s social club and Beta Beta men’s social club will host a chili dinner and will be playing Monday night football in the middle of campus starting at 7 p.m. The senior class will guard the tiger beginning at 7 p.m.
During chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 12, students will receive ribbons to raise awareness and cultivate spirit for the Tiger for Life campaign, a project of the OBU Office of Development. The juniors will begin guarding the tiger at 10 p.m. following the AfterDark concert hosted by Kanakuk Kamps and OBU Campus Ministries in Jones Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. The concert will feature music artists such as Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors as well as FEDEL, a hip-hop artist. Joe White will speak on the topic “Is Jesus Relevant Today?” The event is free and open to the public.
“AfterDark is far more than a concert; it’s a catalyst for conversation, investigation and a night that offers authentic hope,” said Jeremy Dixon, a junior mass communications and Christian studies major from Benton, Ark. “It has reached over 400,000 students across the nation, and I am excited to see this event come to Arkadelphia.”
Kappa Chi men’s social club will sponsor a car bash on Wednesday, Nov. 13, starting at 8 p.m., and Eta Alpha Omega men’s social club will provide refreshments. The junior class will guard the tiger starting at 8 p.m.
Rho Sigma men’s social club will host a pep rally starting at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Rachel Fuller & Ouachita Singers Memorial Amphitheatre followed by a bonfire. Refuge, Ouachita’s student-led worship service, will meet at Second Baptist Church at 9 p.m. Tri Chi women’s social club will serve s’mores and hot chocolate in the middle of campus beginning at 10:30 p.m. Freshmen will guard the tiger starting at 10 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15, KATV Channel 7 will broadcast a live Battle of the Ravine pep rally from A.U. Williams Field during its 6 a.m. “Daybreak” show. Students and supporters from both universities are invited to attend. Rho Sigma men’s social club will guard the tiger that night.
That evening, Rally on the Ravine will begin throughout the Arkadelphia community. Carnival rides, a zipline and a photo booth will open at 5 p.m., and a powder puff football game and a Baggo tournament will kick off at 6 p.m. The night will close with a Backroad Anthem concert at 8 p.m. All rally events are held at the Henderson State intramural fields.
Saturday, Nov. 16, will start with the Battle Bash Color Dash 5K at 8 a.m., followed by the Andy Allison Fun Run at 9 a.m. Carnival games, rides and a zipline will also open at 9 a.m. Tailgating will begin at 11 a.m., and the Shari Bales Band will perform at 12 noon. Then to climax the week’s festivities, the Ouachita Tigers will kick off at 2 p.m. against the Henderson Reddies at A.U. Williams Field on Ouachita’s campus.
“My favorite part about the Battle of the Ravine week is definitely the actual showdown of the football game,” said Justin Young, a senior business administration and management major from Springdale, Ark. “The intense rivalry adds to my support for the OBU football team; I want to see them dominate and bring Ouachita a victory.”
For more information on Battle of the Ravine events at Ouachita, contact Gracie Lundstrum from OBU Student Senate at email@example.com. For information on Battle of the Ravine Rally events, visit www.facebook.com/battleoftheravine.
11/11 through 11/15- Tiger For Life Week
Monday, 11/11- Bowing Day, every building is a gift!
Tuesday, 11/12- Ribbon Day, get your ribbon in chapel!
Wednesday, 11/13- Twitter Takeover, huge prizes on Wednesday @ OBUsenate!
Thursday, 11/14- Lights Out, what does your tuition pay for?
Friday, 11/15- Tiger Pride Day, T4L wear your T4L shirt with pride!
AfterDark is coming to Ouachita Baptist University on Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will lead worship and Joe White will speak on “Is Jesus Relevant Today?”
“Afterdark is a free night of worship, where music and message meet,” said Jeremy Dixon, a junior mass communications major and one of two coordinators for the event. “This isn’t just a normal worship service; it’s a catalyst for conversation, investigation and a night that offers authentic hope.”
The featured speaker, Joe White, has written more than 20 books and is the current president of Kanakuk Kamps. In addition to AfterDark and Kanakuk, White is the founder of ministries including Men at the Cross, Pure Excitement, Kanakuk Haiti and Kids Across America.
White and AfterDark have reached more than 400,000 students across the nation since its creation in 2000.
“Usually, AfterDark visits bigger schools like Arkansas or Texas A&M, so when I got a call asking if they could come, I was ecstatic,” Dixon said. “I began working with Tim Harrell, James Taylor and Joey Licklider to see if we could take advantage of this opportunity.”
“AfterDark brings a specific evangelistic thrill to worship,” said James Taylor, OBU director of campus ministries. “I’m excited to have them on campus. The event is designed for students to bring other students that normally wouldn’t come to an event like Refuge.”
Taylor said that the event provides students a chance to come to a free concert with a great message.
AfterDark has featured well-known athletes and guest appearances at various locations as part of its events, including Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy and Gerald McCoy. It has also featured worship artists from Needtobreathe to Ben Rector, Kris Allen, Dave Barnes and Lecrae.
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will be leading worship at the Ouachita event on Tuesday. Their music has been featured on various TV shows including Lifetime’s “Army Wives,” Showtime’s “United States of Tara” and A&E’s “The Cleaner.”
Holcomb’s wife, Ellie Holcomb, joined the band in 2008 and has been helping him lead ever since. They are both involved in Nashville YoungLife and have played all over the country at various YoungLife camps.
“Along with Drew Holcomb, they’re bringing in FEDEL, who is an up-and-coming Christian hip-hop artist,” Dixon said.
Taylor said that the event is open to all college students from Ouachita and Henderson as well as area residents.
“We are looking to get as many people to JPAC on Tuesday as possible,” Dixon said. “The more people who get to experience this event, the better. Big schools bring hundreds of people to these events, so it’d be cool if we had a large gathering as well.”
For more information, visit http://whatsafterdark.wordpress.com or contact OBU’s Campus Ministries office at (870) 245-5536.