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More Than 760 Ouachita Volunteers Mobilize For 51st Tiger Serve Day, Julie Shands, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

More Than 760 Ouachita Volunteers Mobilize For 51st Tiger Serve Day, Julie Shands, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

The Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community at Ouachita Baptist University held its 51st Tiger Serve Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, with 763 Ouachita students, faculty and staff completing 74 projects at area homes, non-profit organizations and designated trash pickup sites across Arkadelphia. Volunteers represented this semester’s theme, “PurposeTSD.”

“This theme encompasses so much of the day and all that goes into it,” said Judy Duvall, Elrod Center director. “There is purpose in the practical work that is done throughout our community, in the community that is formed as teams serve together and in the relationships that ...


Ouachita's Department Of Art & Design Hosting Two Exhibits Through Sept. 30, Abigail Gaddis, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Department Of Art & Design Hosting Two Exhibits Through Sept. 30, Abigail Gaddis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

The Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Art & Design in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts is hosting exhibits featuring paper-mache and screen prints through Sept. 30 in the Adams Gallery of Moses-Provine Hall. Admission is free and open to the public, and after-hours access is available by appointment.

“Germinal,” a sculptural installation exhibit by Kara Gunter, is found on the first floor, while “Estamos Aqui,” an exhibit of prints by Latino artists curated by Brad Cushman, is located in the second-floor gallery.


Scholarship Endowed At Ouachita To Honor David Sharp, Julie Shands, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Scholarship Endowed At Ouachita To Honor David Sharp, Julie Shands, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

An endowed athletic scholarship has been established at Ouachita Baptist University in honor of David Sharp, the university’s director of athletics, and his more than four decades of service to Ouachita.

“I’m not sure there’s a better feeling than being recognized by your teammates, peers, colleagues, fellow alumni and friends,” said Sharp. “I am so honored that all these people had a part in establishing this endowed scholarship. It’s quite humbling, and it’s good to know that we’ll be able to assist future Ouachita football players in pursuing their dream of playing college football ...


The Great Resignation Among Restaurant Workers: A Content Analysis Of News Sources’ Portrayals Of The Covid-19 Labor Shortage, Mackenzie M. Williams 2022 University of Louisville

The Great Resignation Among Restaurant Workers: A Content Analysis Of News Sources’ Portrayals Of The Covid-19 Labor Shortage, Mackenzie M. Williams

The Cardinal Edge

When workers left the labor market in large numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic, proclamations of a labor shortage emerged extensively throughout the news. In this study, I analyze the coverage of the worker shortage among three news sources with different political orientations. Several themes emerged from analyzing a total of 75 articles. The findings showed that the perspective shown in the article, the cause of the labor shortage, restaurant worker portrayal, support of solutions, and opinion of the labor shortage all differed based on the political identity of the news source. This research supports previous findings that show there is ...


Ouachita's Division Of Music To Host Seraph Brass In Concert Sept. 20, Kaelin Clay, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Division Of Music To Host Seraph Brass In Concert Sept. 20, Kaelin Clay, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host the all-female Seraph Brass ensemble in concert Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Seraph Brass features Mary Elizabeth Bowden and Raquel Samayoa on trumpet, Rachel Velvikis on horn, Victoria Garcia on trombone and Cristina Cutts Dougherty on tuba. Winners of the Silver Medal Global Music Award for their 2018 debut album “Asteria,” The group performs a broad range of music and has toured throughout the United States, China, Mexico and Europe ...


Ouachita's Fall 2022 Enrollment Growth Reflects University Momentum, Felley Lawson, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Fall 2022 Enrollment Growth Reflects University Momentum, Felley Lawson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Enrollment continues to grow at Ouachita Baptist University, where a Fall 2022 headcount of 1,784 is the university’s highest in 56 years.

Total enrollment, up 17.6% since 2016, includes a cohort of 445 first-time freshmen that has distinguished itself academically. Half earned a high school grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher, 23 graduated first in their high school class and 36 are Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholars.


Soche Honors Cedarville’S Public Relations Director, Mark D. Weinstein 2022 Cedarville University

Soche Honors Cedarville’S Public Relations Director, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) has presented Cedarville University’s Mark D. Weinstein, executive director of public relations, with a Staff Excellence Award for September 2022.


Is Genesis History? Documentary Focuses On Post-Flood World, Cedarville University 2022 Cedarville University

Is Genesis History? Documentary Focuses On Post-Flood World, Cedarville University

News Releases

Senior professor of geology Dr. John Whitmore will join film director Thomas Purifoy for a sequel to the 2017 documentary “Is Genesis History?,” highlighting historical evidence for the biblical Flood.


Ouachita Student-Athlete Clark Yarbrough Remembered As A Humble Leader, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Student-Athlete Clark Yarbrough Remembered As A Humble Leader, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University senior Clark Yarbrough, 21, of Rowlett, Texas, died Sept. 4. A business administration/sport management major and starting defensive lineman for the Tiger football team, Yarbrough was the son of Mattie Yarbrough of Rowlett. He is remembered on campus for the example he set as a leader, a scholar-athlete, a friend and a man of faith.

“Clark was an exemplary student – academically, athletically and spiritually,” said Dr. Rickey Rogers, vice president for student development at Ouachita. “He held strongly to his Christian faith, and it was evident in the way he lived his life and led his ...


"What Is Wrong With You?": Culturally-Shaped Interpretations Of Professional Identity In International Organizations, Valentina Maria Isabella Rathmann 2022 University of Portland

"What Is Wrong With You?": Culturally-Shaped Interpretations Of Professional Identity In International Organizations, Valentina Maria Isabella Rathmann

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study argues that globalization is an organizational communication process, which embodies the constant tension between homogenization and uniqueness of cultures in the global business context. The tension of globalization emerges through intercultural communication processes between professionals with different symbolic understandings and taken-for-granted assumptions of what it means to be a professional and act professionally. In order to navigate these different understandings, professionals need to negotiate “boundary tensions” or different assumptions about the “right way” to be a professional. Extending the conversation on identity, this study argues that all the different fragments of identities interact in the discursive mediation and ...


Raj Soin College Of Business Newsletter - September 2022, Raj Soin Collge of Business, Wright State University 2022 Wright State University

Raj Soin College Of Business Newsletter - September 2022, Raj Soin Collge Of Business, Wright State University

Raj Soin College of Business Newsletter

A four-page newsletter created by the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. This newsletter includes a upcoming events, message from the dean, and more.


Parsons Wins First Place In Student Juried Art Show At Ouachita, Abigail Blankenship, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Parsons Wins First Place In Student Juried Art Show At Ouachita, Abigail Blankenship, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Jill Parsons was named winner of the 2022 Student Juried Art Show sponsored by the Art Club at Ouachita Baptist University. An exhibit featuring works created by students and entered in the juried competition is on display in the Hammons Art Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct. 8.

Parsons is a junior graphic design and communications & media/strategic communications double major from Celina, Texas. She earned first-place honors in the competition for her ceramics piece “Hercules and Hydra,” which features an octopus encompassing a coil ...


Building Belonging, Jacob M. Ross 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Building Belonging, Jacob M. Ross

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

This project comes from a deep love of the idea of creating cultures of belonging, originating from my own relationship with community, in which my life was saved by the loving generosity of the 12-step community. This connects to contemporary research on both the nature of, and need for, a sense of belonging to something bigger than oneself. This project begins with a review of current literature on the experience of belonging in the workplace, and the influence that feeling a sense of belonging within one’s organization has on well-being. It then goes into an exploration of current interventions ...


Cedarville University Presented With $8 Million Gift, Mark D. Weinstein 2022 Cedarville University

Cedarville University Presented With $8 Million Gift, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Cedarville University’s $125 million comprehensive campaign, One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville, continues to generate momentum. Recently, an anonymous donor gave an $8 million gift toward the campaign. This gift moves the campaign total to $114.5 million.


Destiny Diaz Named Winner Of Ouachita's David Glaze Music Competition, Abigail Blankenship, Ouachita News Bureau 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Destiny Diaz Named Winner Of Ouachita's David Glaze Music Competition, Abigail Blankenship, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Destiny Diaz won the first David Glaze Music Competition, held Thursday, April 28, at Ouachita Baptist University. Sponsored by the Division of Music in Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts, the competition featured performances from outstanding students in vocal and instrumental music performance programs at Ouachita.

Diaz is a senior instrumental music education major from Malvern, Ark. She received a $1,000 award for her winning performance on flute of “Allegretto Malincolico” by Francis Poulenc and “Fantasie, Op. 79” by Gabriel Fauré.


Higher Education Social Media: Student Perceptions Of University’S Covid-19 Crisis Communication, Bailey Cormier 2022 Bridgewater State University

Higher Education Social Media: Student Perceptions Of University’S Covid-19 Crisis Communication, Bailey Cormier

Honors Program Theses and Projects

This study, as stated, is aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences of full-time undergraduate students of the university’s social media crisis communication. These students, the stakeholders of BSU, have followed Instagram accounts and have both accessed and been the audience of during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is a novel health crisis, the findings of this study have significance and can provide insights into effective crisis communication strategies that organizations and crisis communicators can implement in the current pandemic and future health crises. Experiences with different aspects during the pandemic such as participating in education online ...


Cedarville Professor Studies Thriving In Students Of Color In Doctoral Dissertation, Mark D. Weinstein 2022 Cedarville University

Cedarville Professor Studies Thriving In Students Of Color In Doctoral Dissertation, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Cedarville University’s Rebecca Kuhn has completed an eight-year journey to receive her Ph.D., shining a light on thriving students of color and demonstrating the value of higher education at any age.


The Aspiring Entrepreneur Model For Flourishing - A Model Designed To Keep Aspiring Entrepreneurs Engaged, Committed, And Flourishing, Aaron Marcum 2022 University of Pennsylvania

The Aspiring Entrepreneur Model For Flourishing - A Model Designed To Keep Aspiring Entrepreneurs Engaged, Committed, And Flourishing, Aaron Marcum

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The entrepreneurial experience is not for the faint of heart. Due to the stress associated with starting a new business, it can challenge the well-being of even the best intended entrepreneurs, especially those early on in their journey, whom I call aspiring entrepreneurs (AE). It is possible for an AE to flourish, where they thrive and continue to grow through the experience, as long as they invest in certain key well-being dimensions that positive psychology researchers and practitioners have identified as foundational to entrepreneurial flourishing. This paper explores three of these dimensions, (1) purpose in life, (2) autonomy, and (3 ...


Life-Saving Measures Gives Guatemalan New Life, Mark D. Weinstein 2022 Cedarville University

Life-Saving Measures Gives Guatemalan New Life, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

While on a medical mission trip to Guatemala with Cedarville University’s Global Outreach department, nursing alumna Kelly Weeks helped keep a man alive for 90 minutes following a brutal machete injury, leading to saving more than just his earthly life.


New $8 Million Facility Officially Opens At Cedarville University, Mark D. Weinstein 2022 Cedarville University

New $8 Million Facility Officially Opens At Cedarville University, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Sixteen months after Cedarville University broke ground on the $8 million Callan athletic and academic expansion, the university officially opened the facility at a dedication program on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The ceremony was held at 10 a.m. inside the facility's new weight room.


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