Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia community and service fair is set for Tuesday, Aug. 26, the first day of the 2014 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.
“Our students always enthusiastically support Spotlight on Arkadelphia,” said Trennis Henderson, OBU vice president for communications. “It’s a fun way to kick off the new school year with an evening of celebration and fellowship. We invite local businesses and organizations to help welcome our students back to campus and let them know all the great things our community has to offer.”
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. Area businesses and organizations may register to participate through Tuesday, Aug. 19, at www.obu.edu/spotlight.
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.