Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admissions Counseling will welcome prospective students and their families to campus for a Tiger Day on Friday, Oct. 21. In addition to traditional Tiger Day events, a morning Keyboarding Day will be held for students interested in majoring in piano.
“It is a great way for students to get to see campus, attend a class or two and visit with deans and professors,” said Lori Motl, Ouachita’s director of admissions counseling. “It’s a snapshot into the life of a student at Ouachita.
“I think it’s important for prospective students to have the chance to attend a class and see what campus life is like for students,” Motl added. “They are looking for a place to spend four years of their life.”
For students interested in majoring in piano, Keyboarding Day begins with registration and welcome from 8:30-8:50 a.m. at McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. After the welcome ceremony, there will be a master class at 8:55 a.m., two presentations discussing literature and pedagogy at 9:35 a.m., a faculty and student performance at 10:15 a.m. and a tour of the Mabee Fine Arts Center at 10:45 a.m.
Keyboarding Day will conclude with lunch in the alumni room at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will feature a roundtable discussion with current keyboard students. Mallory Moddelmog, Ouachita’s director of career services, will also discuss careers in music, and scholarship information will be available. Students may then move on to Tiger Day registration at 12:30 p.m.
The Tiger Day check-in begins at 12 noon in Hickingbotham Hall. The opening session at 12:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium will offer prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn about the university and introduce specific admissions counselors. The opening session is immediately followed by an opportunity for students to attend a class of their choosing at 1 p.m. Parents are invited to visit with administrators for a question-and-answer session in Young Auditorium. At 2 p.m., students and their families will have an opportunity to meet with OBU’s academic deans and then take a campus tour. The Tiger Day will conclude with a closing session at 3:30 p.m.
For more information about Tiger Days or to schedule a personal campus visit, see www.obu.edu/admissions or contact Lori Motl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5110.
By Lara Overman