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Jason Potts Named Winner Of Mcbeth Concerto Competition For 2nd Consecutive Year, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau Dec 2016

Jason Potts Named Winner Of Mcbeth Concerto Competition For 2nd Consecutive Year, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University senior Jason Potts was named this year’s winner of the W. Francis and Mary McBeth Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Dec. 9. He also took home first place in the competition last year. The competition is sponsored by Mary McBeth in honor of her late husband, W. Francis McBeth, former Arkansas composer laureate and Ouachita faculty member.


Ouachita's Pruet School Professors Publish Biblical Resources, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Dec 2016

Ouachita's Pruet School Professors Publish Biblical Resources, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Faculty members of Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies have had several books published in 2016. The professors with published books are Dr. J. Scott Duvall, Dr. Danny Hays and Dr. C. Marvin Pate.


Ouachita To Host Wind And Percussion Concerto Competition Dec. 9, Mattie Alexander, Ouachita News Bureau Dec 2016

Ouachita To Host Wind And Percussion Concerto Competition Dec. 9, Mattie Alexander, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host its 11th annual W. Francis and Mary McBeth Ouachita Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Friday, Dec. 9. The event is sponsored by Mrs. Mary McBeth in honor of her husband, W. Francis McBeth, who was Arkansas’ composer laureate and a long-time Ouachita faculty member. The competition will be held from 3-5 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus.


Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Concert Dec. 5, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau Nov 2016

Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Concert Dec. 5, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Tiger Steel in concert in Mabee Fine Art’s McBeth Recital Hall on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dr. Ryan Lewis, assistant professor of music, directs the steel drum ensemble. He said he seeks to celebrate the instruments’ history by ensuring that the ensemble “performs at least 50 percent Trinidadian calypso and soca as a way to honor the nation from which the instruments originated.”


Ouachita Seniors Kimberley Attaway And Alexis Morgan To Perform Recitals Nov. 18, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau Nov 2016

Ouachita Seniors Kimberley Attaway And Alexis Morgan To Perform Recitals Nov. 18, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Kimberley Attaway and Alexis Morgan for their senior recitals on Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The recitals are free and open to the public.


Ouachita Baptist University To Host Obu Percussion Ensemble In Concert Nov. 21, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau Nov 2016

Ouachita Baptist University To Host Obu Percussion Ensemble In Concert Nov. 21, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host the OBU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center, located on Ouachita’s campus. The concert is free and open to the public.


Ouachita Theatre Arts To Present "Billy Blythe" Modern Folk Opera Nov. 17-20, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau Nov 2016

Ouachita Theatre Arts To Present "Billy Blythe" Modern Folk Opera Nov. 17-20, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present “Billy Blythe,” a modern folk opera featuring music written by Bonnie Montgomery and libretto by Britt Barber, both Ouachita alumni. The opera will be performed Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 each, and admission is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.obu.edu/boxoffice.


Ouachita To Host Deborah Caldwell In Guest Trumpet Recital Nov. 20, Erin Jackson, Ouachita News Bureau Nov 2016

Ouachita To Host Deborah Caldwell In Guest Trumpet Recital Nov. 20, Erin Jackson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will host Ouachita alumna Deborah Caldwell in a guest trumpet recital Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus.

Caldwell graduated from Ouachita with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and studied trumpet under Dr. Craig Hamilton, Ouachita’s Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and director of bands. She has since earned her master’s degree in trumpet and currently is completing her doctorate in trumpet ...


Ouachita Chamber Ensembles To Perform Nov. 7, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Ouachita Chamber Ensembles To Perform Nov. 7, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

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The Ouachita Baptist University Chamber Ensembles will perform a concert on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the McBeth Recital Hall of the Mabee Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

This concert will feature performances by several ensembles playing a variety of instruments.


Ouachita Jazz Band To Perform Concert Nov. 8, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Ouachita Jazz Band To Perform Concert Nov. 8, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

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The Jazz Band at Ouachita Baptist University will perform Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus. The concert will be free and open to the public.

“Jazz is America's music. It was created here and has had an impact on both classical and popular music styles,” said Dr. Craig Hamilton, Ouachita’s Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and director of bands. “The Jazz Band at Ouachita is a lab for students to learn different styles of jazz and popular music as well as experiment with improvisation.”


Ouachita To Host Senior Art Exhibit By Lauren Teague Nov. 1-15, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Ouachita To Host Senior Art Exhibit By Lauren Teague Nov. 1-15, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts will host Lauren Teague in her senior art exhibit, “Converge.” The exhibit will be on display in Moses-Provine Hall’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery from Nov. 1-15. A reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m.

Teague is a senior graphic design major from Jonesboro, Ark. She describes her work as either bright and full of color or dark and twisted. For her senior show, Teague wanted to portray the two extremes as a spectrum.


Ouachita To Host "What Remains" Exhibit By Aaron Calvert Nov. 4-Dec. 2, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Ouachita To Host "What Remains" Exhibit By Aaron Calvert Nov. 4-Dec. 2, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts will host Aaron Calvert in a guest exhibit, “What Remains,” Nov. 4 through Dec. 2. The exhibit, which will be on display in Moses-Provine Hall’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery, is free and open to the public.

Calvert is professor of art and the director of the Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson State University. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.


Obu Wind Ensemble To Present Fall Concert Nov. 1, Erin Jackson, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Obu Wind Ensemble To Present Fall Concert Nov. 1, Erin Jackson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Jones Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

The ensemble is composed of 43 students and directed by Dr. Craig Hamilton, Ouachita’s Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and director of bands.


Ouachita To Present French Comedy The Learned Ladies Nov. 3-8, Mattie Alexander, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Ouachita To Present French Comedy The Learned Ladies Nov. 3-8, Mattie Alexander, Ouachita News Bureau

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The Ouachita Baptist University Department of Theatre Arts will present the fall play The Learned Ladies on Nov. 3-5 and 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The French comedy, written by Molière, is a satire on academic pretention, female education and precociousness. Written in the late 17th century, The Learned Ladies originally was written in French and later translated into English. The OBU production will feature a translation by Richard Wilbur. The play follows the story of two young lovers who must overcome the conflicting views of the young girl ...


Ouachita To Host Pianist Youmee Kim In Concert Nov. 3, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Ouachita To Host Pianist Youmee Kim In Concert Nov. 3, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Dr. Youmee Kim in concert on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Dr. Kim, an acclaimed pianist, is a specialist in American contemporary piano music. Currently an assistant professor of piano at Ohio University, she holds a Master of Music degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea; a Master of Music degree from Indiana University; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Ohio State University.


Metropolitan Opera Singer Arnold Rawls To Perform At Ouachita Nov. 10, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Metropolitan Opera Singer Arnold Rawls To Perform At Ouachita Nov. 10, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Arnold Rawls, a Metropolitan Opera tenor, in concert Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center in conjunction with the Southern Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) conference. Tickets for guests not attending the conference are $12 each.

Rawls is an internationally known singer with a reputation of entertaining audiences through his mix of vocal and dramatic skills. His Metropolitan Opera debut as Radamès in Aida captivated the audience in 2011.


New Biography, Giving Until It Feels Good, Details Lifelong Service Of Ouachita Chancellor Ben Elrod, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

New Biography, Giving Until It Feels Good, Details Lifelong Service Of Ouachita Chancellor Ben Elrod, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Dr. Ben Elrod, who served as Ouachita Baptist University’s 13th president from 1988 to 1998, recently was honored with the release of a biography titled Giving Until It Feels Good – Ben M. Elrod: Arkansas Educator and Fundraiser.

The 82-page biography, written by Rex Nelson and Ian Cosh, was published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. A book signing by Dr. Elrod will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community on the Ouachita campus in conjunction with Homecoming activities.


Ouachita Singers And Women's Chorus Concert Set For Oct. 18, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

Ouachita Singers And Women's Chorus Concert Set For Oct. 18, Stephanie Bell, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus fall concert will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall located on OBU’s campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The two groups also will release their new CD, “City Called Heaven,” for sale at the concert for $15 each.

Women’s Chorus meets to practice three times a week. In addition to performing in the fall concert, the Women’s Chorus travels to local churches to sing.


Ouachita Singers To Release New Cd Titled "City Called Heaven", Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2016

Ouachita Singers To Release New Cd Titled "City Called Heaven", Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

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Two Ouachita Baptist University choral groups, Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus, will release a CD on the evening of their Oct. 18 concert. The CD will cost $15, and all proceeds of this year’s CD will go toward the Ouachita Singers’ choir tour of Italy over spring break.


Ouachita's Jacob Hemsath To Perform Sophomore Recital Sept. 30, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2016

Ouachita's Jacob Hemsath To Perform Sophomore Recital Sept. 30, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Jacob Hemsath in his sophomore musical theatre recital on Friday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. The recital will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Ouachita’s Mabee Fine Arts Center and is free and open to the public.


Ouachita To Host Andy Davidson In Fiction Reading Sept. 29, Brooke Zimny, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2016

Ouachita To Host Andy Davidson In Fiction Reading Sept. 29, Brooke Zimny, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Language and Literature will host author Andy Davidson in a reading of his debut novel, In the Valley of the Sun, on Thursday, Sept. 29. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in Hickingbotham Hall’s Young Auditorium on Ouachita’s campus.


Ouachita And Henderson Collaborate To Perform To Kill A Mockingbird Sept. 29-Oct. 10, Mattie Alexander Sep 2016

Ouachita And Henderson Collaborate To Perform To Kill A Mockingbird Sept. 29-Oct. 10, Mattie Alexander

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The Ouachita Baptist University and Henderson State University theatre programs are partnering to produce and perform To Kill a Mockingbird. The play is adapted by Christopher Sergel from the classic novel by Harper Lee. The show will be performed Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in OBU’s Verser Theatre and Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in HSU’s Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre.


Ouachita To Host Arkadelphia Chamber Players Sept. 18, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2016

Ouachita To Host Arkadelphia Chamber Players Sept. 18, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host the Arkadelphia Chamber Players on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. The concert will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center, and a reception will follow.


Ouachita To Host "Emanate: A Fragrant Installation" Exhibit By Stephen Watson Sept. 10-Oct. 17, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2016

Ouachita To Host "Emanate: A Fragrant Installation" Exhibit By Stephen Watson Sept. 10-Oct. 17, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

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The Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts at Ouachita Baptist University will host Stephen Watson in a guest exhibit, “Emanate: A Fragrant Installation,” Sept. 12- Oct. 17. The artist invites the public to installation viewings of Sept. 10-11. An opening reception and artist lecture will be held Monday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in Moses-Provine Hall’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery, where the exhibit will be displayed. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


National Award-Winning Guest Artist Matthew Lipman To Perform At Ouachita Sept. 12, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2016

National Award-Winning Guest Artist Matthew Lipman To Perform At Ouachita Sept. 12, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will host NFMC Young Artist competition winner Matthew Lipman, a violist, in concert on Monday, Sept. 12. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita. A reception following the concert will be hosted by the Arkadelphia Philharmonic Club, a local chapter of the NFMC.


Ouachita To Host Opera Singer Amy Pfrimmer In Concert With John Alec Briggs Sept. 8, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2016

Ouachita To Host Opera Singer Amy Pfrimmer In Concert With John Alec Briggs Sept. 8, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Fine Arts will host world-renowned opera singer, Amy Pfrimmer, in a collaborative concert with Ouachita’s John Alec Briggs on piano. The recital will be held on Sept. 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public


The Best You Can, S. Ray Granade Aug 2016

The Best You Can, S. Ray Granade

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Mary Washington taught History at what was then Howard College while I was a student. Possessed only of an MA, she epitomized the best of the “junior lecturer” tradition. She was widely read and traveled and displayed a love of learning on the one hand and an iron will that balanced that love on the other. Students found her immensely accessible while immensely knowledgeable—a powerful combination. Perhaps most significantly of all, she wedded her equanimity to the most pleasant of personalities. To contact her was to feel bathed in grace. To see her anywhere on campus was to see ...


Russell To Present Senior Vocal Performance Recital At Ouachita May 3, Anna Hurst, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2016

Russell To Present Senior Vocal Performance Recital At Ouachita May 3, Anna Hurst, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present Seth Russell in his senor voice recital Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. A reception will follow the recital in Hammons Gallery.

Russell, a senior vocal performance major from Crossett, Ark., is a three-time National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) regional finalist and a two-time NATS state finalist. He has held three lead roles in the Ouachita opera performances and is a young artist for The ...


Ouachita To Present One-Act Play Festival May 5-6, Ali Robinson, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2016

Ouachita To Present One-Act Play Festival May 5-6, Ali Robinson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will host its student-directed One-Act Play Festival on Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, at in Verser Theatre. Thursday’s performances will begin at 8 p.m., and Friday’s performances will begin at 7 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.

The One-Acts are a project for students enrolled in a directing course who are working to complete a theatre degree. Ten one-act plays will be performed over the two-day festival.


Ouachita Singers And Women’S Chorus To Perform At Ouachita May 2, Elizabeth Baker, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2016

Ouachita Singers And Women’S Chorus To Perform At Ouachita May 2, Elizabeth Baker, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host the Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus in concert on Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The concert will be free and open to the public and will be professionally recorded for a new CD due for release in the fall.

Ouachita Singers includes 39 students who rehearse three times weekly to prepare for their performances. The group is under the direction of Dr. Gary Gerber, dean of the School of Fine Arts.