Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia, which debuted on campus in 1994, will mark its 20th year on Aug. 20.
The community and service fair is scheduled on the first day of the 2013 fall semester. It will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Heflin Plaza and the Student Village circle.
The annual event draws hundreds of Ouachita students, faculty and staff, providing area businesses, churches and organizations the opportunity to interact with the Ouachita community. It is co-hosted by the OBU Office of Campus Activities and Office of Communications.
“We are excited to host the 20th annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia this year,” said Brooke Zimny, assistant director of communications. “Our students always appreciate the time and effort the Arkadelphia community contributes to the event. It makes for a special introduction for our new students and a great opportunity to welcome returning students back to town each year.”
Approximately 80 to 90 vendors typically set up booths for Spotlight. Community participants provide free samples, coupons, brochures and other giveaways during the festival-style event.
Ouachita Baptist University, a private Christian liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, is ranked nationally among “America’s Best Colleges” by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes magazines. Serving since 1886 as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita seeks to foster a love of God and a love of learning.
For information about Spotlight on Arkadelphia, including registration information, visit www.obu.edu/spotlight or contact the OBU Office of Communications at 870-245-5208.
By Trennis Henderson, OBU Vice President for Communications