Spring 2013 CHAPEL SCHEDULE
Ouachita Baptist University
- Dr. Rex Horne, Jr., OBU president
- Christian Focus Week, Rev. Shawn Barnard*, pastor,
- Dr Marva J. Dawn*, Teaching Fellow at Regent College
- Spring Break
- Rev. J.D. Payne*, pastor, The Church at Brook Hills, Missiologist
- Mr. Dan Jarboe, University Counselor
- Mr. Wesley Brainard*, Interpretative Actor,Dramatic presentation
- Rev. James Taylor, director, Campus Ministries
- A Final Word - President Rex Horne, Jr.
*Denotes Elma Cobb speakers
Please contact Ian Cosh, VP for Commuity and International Engagement, at 870-245-5320 if you have any questions regarding this schedule.
Chapel at Ouachita
All chapel programs are coordinated by the office of the assistant to the president for community development. The programs are designed to deepen the students’ spiritual lives, to broaden their cultural appreciation and to realize their roles as part of the Ouachita community. Thus, the values held dear at Ouachita since 1886 are transmitted to each student generation through worship, information and shared moments in time.
The Cordell Endowment was created by the generous contributions of Mr. and Mrs. “Cotton” Cordell of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and other donors. The purpose of the endowment is to provide funds to pay the cost for travel, honoraria and other expenses related to the chapel programs in order to maintain a high quality in the selection of speakers and other types of presentations. It is the hope of the donors that the programs will serve ultimately as a positive Christian influence upon the lives of many generations of students.
Miss Elma Cobb was a dedicated Christian who lived in Little Rock, Arkansas. She made a provision in her estate to support Ouachita’s efforts to bring Christian speakers to campus.
Chapel Attendance Requirements
Chapel attendance is required of every student each semester until seven credits have been accumulated or unless excused. Seven chapel credits are required for receiving a bachelor’s degree from Ouachita. In order to receive one chapel credit, a student must attend at least three-fourths of the regularly scheduled chapel services during a semester, or must be excused by the dean of students for absences in excess of one-fourth the total number. Provisions for applying the spirit of these regulations to transfer students and to special hardship cases shall be determined by the dean of students or, in some cases, the president.
Transfer or accelerated students who are unable to accumulate seven chapel credits are required to accumulate as many chapel credits as the number of regular semesters they are in residence for the Ouachita degree.