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Black Liberation Theology In The Civil Rights Movement: Contextualizing The Works Of James H. Cone, Ella Cox Apr 2024

Black Liberation Theology In The Civil Rights Movement: Contextualizing The Works Of James H. Cone, Ella Cox

Honors Theses

In recent years, the need for racial reconciliation within the American Church has become increasingly apparent. In order to move toward justice and promote diversity, however, White Americans must first develop a greater understanding of the Black struggle for equality and equity, which has been largely shaped by liberation theology. James H. Cone, known as the Founder of Black Liberation Theology, has authored many books on this topic, but his works lack the understanding and attention they merit in predominantly White circles. This thesis seeks to shed light on the importance of liberation theology to the Black American experience by …


Short-Term Missions And Their Ethical Shortcomings, Breanna Watson Apr 2024

Short-Term Missions And Their Ethical Shortcomings, Breanna Watson

Scholars Day Conference

I wrote on "Short-Term Missions..." for my Christian Ethics class last semester. Short-Term Missions (STMs), while aiming to fulfill the Great Commission, often prioritize quick results over genuine relationship-building, diverting significant financial resources from sustainable solutions. They perpetuate power imbalances and fail to foster mutual understanding between "goers" and "receivers." STMs lack the long-term, selfless, culturally adaptive nature of true mission work, exemplified by early missionaries like Paul the Apostle. To mitigate their damaging effects, prospective participants should engage in informed cultural study, prioritize relational connections over task completion, and reconsider the economic impact of their involvement, seeking more ethical …


Spare The Rod, Spoil The Child?: The Christian Ethics Of Corporal Punishment, Brooke Wright Apr 2024

Spare The Rod, Spoil The Child?: The Christian Ethics Of Corporal Punishment, Brooke Wright

Scholars Day Conference

This paper seeks to answer the question of whether or not Christians should spank their children according to what the Bible and research says about a parent's duty to their children, the long term effects of spanking, and the efficacy of the practice.


The Religious Significance Of Ise Grand Shrine, Noah Embrey Apr 2024

The Religious Significance Of Ise Grand Shrine, Noah Embrey

Scholars Day Conference

This research paper will discuss the religious history of Ise, explain the beliefs of Shintoists, explore the rituals performed at the shrines, and explain why the Ise Grand Shrine is a sacred space.


The Survivors, Abigale Ralston Apr 2024

The Survivors, Abigale Ralston

Scholars Day Conference

Set over 100 years in the future, this story follows the lives of teenagers Alex, Leon, and Paige. The world has been destroyed. In order to survive, humanity has had to learn how to survive in space, in a vehicle called simply The Ship. Lately, however, Alex and his friends have noticed problems occurring on The Ship, indicating a disaster may be imminent. Alex, Leon, and Paige are now tasked with finding the causes of the problems and saving the last of humanity from extinction.


On Writing "Three Inches From Death", Hannah Smith Apr 2024

On Writing "Three Inches From Death", Hannah Smith

Scholars Day Conference

This presentation is a summary of my experience writing the first draft of a Young Adult fiction novel for my Honors Thesis over three semesters.


Buddhist Monasteries, Bella Rushing Apr 2024

Buddhist Monasteries, Bella Rushing

Scholars Day Conference

Buddhist monasteries are a foundational piece of the Buddhist tradition. These monasteries play an important role in shaping the lives of monks and laypeople alike. Purposefully designed to be both unique, as well as containing some of the same architectural and social aspects, these monasteries are the hub of cultural significance in Buddhism.

Monasteries serve as a home to monks, as well as a place of worship, education, and religious practice for Buddhists. Within each monastery is a hierarchy of monks, who collectively work to propagate the teachings of the Buddha. Because of their interdependent relationship with laypeople, the monastery …


Judaism: Comic Books, Cable Glenn Apr 2024

Judaism: Comic Books, Cable Glenn

Scholars Day Conference

This paper discusses the history of comic books, authors, and characters that are Jewish.


Russian Nationalism: Dmitri Shostakovich, Skylar Schaffer Apr 2024

Russian Nationalism: Dmitri Shostakovich, Skylar Schaffer

Scholars Day Conference

Born in the year 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia, was Dmitri Shostakovich. The son of a piano teacher and an engineer, Shostakovich began playing the piano early in childhood, during which he learned his love for learning music and his love for composition. Less than twenty years after his birth, Soviet control began, and by 1924 Joseph Stalin gained control over the Soviet Union. As Shostakovich rose as a composer, so did Stalinistic Russia. Soon World War II would begin, allowing Stalin and Adolf Hitler to rise higher in the midst of chaos and destruction. It was Shostokovich who stuck …


Black Liberation Theology In The Civil Rights Movement: Contextualizing The Works Of James H. Cone, Ella Cox Apr 2024

Black Liberation Theology In The Civil Rights Movement: Contextualizing The Works Of James H. Cone, Ella Cox

Scholars Day Conference

These slides are meant to provide a visual aid for the presentation given on my thesis, "Black Liberation Theology in the Civil Rights Movement: Contextualizing the Works of James H. Cone."


Writing With Light: Analyzing The Technical And Creative Significance Of Light In Photography, Sarah Dean Apr 2024

Writing With Light: Analyzing The Technical And Creative Significance Of Light In Photography, Sarah Dean

Scholars Day Conference

Light is an important aspect of photography. This thesis explores the use of light, and how it is used technically as well as creatively by photographers.


Creating Immersive Worlds: Applying Scenic Design Techniques In 'Eurydice' By Sarah Ruhl, Brynlee Beams Apr 2024

Creating Immersive Worlds: Applying Scenic Design Techniques In 'Eurydice' By Sarah Ruhl, Brynlee Beams

Scholars Day Conference

This presentation accompanies the thesis of the same title. It discusses the scenic design process and its application to the play Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.


Music Recital Program, Ouachita Baptist University Apr 2024

Music Recital Program, Ouachita Baptist University

Scholars Day Conference

The following students performed during the Scholars Day recitals (in order of appearance): tenor Logan Babel, assisted by Kristen La Madrid on piano; clarinetist Lane Dunman, assisted by Kristen La Madrid on piano; pianist Jenna Barnes; mezzo-soprano Annsley Clay, assisted by Kristen La Madrid on piano; pianist Andrew Pierce; timpani player Micah West; soprano Kieran Malmer, assisted by Susan Monroe on piano; pianists Jenna Barnes, Noah Canon, and Owen Dodd; and timpani player Carter Smith.


Under The Sun: Songs From Ecclesiastes, Emma Kay Smith Apr 2024

Under The Sun: Songs From Ecclesiastes, Emma Kay Smith

Scholars Day Conference

Historically, artists in all spaces have gleaned inspiration from the text of the Bible in order to communicate meaningful stories. The book of Ecclesiastes is particularly rich in its images and themes, and it warrants profound creative contemplation. This project documents the process of crafting 1960s-style folk songs based on this often confounding and ever-beautiful text. This process included close, meditative listening to the works of great songwriters from the 1960s folk era such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and culminated in the live recording of four folk songs, compiled in the demo-EP Under the Sun: Songs from Ecclesiastes. …


Freesia: How I Wrote My First Short Play, Abby Burlison Apr 2024

Freesia: How I Wrote My First Short Play, Abby Burlison

Scholars Day Conference

Freesia follows Marlowe, the first mate of the Siren Song, and an unlikely crew of pirates who band together and try to uncover the mystery behind a captain’s secret dealings. The crew is brought together through different trials and are forced to determine what loyalty means to them. This presentation follows the background of Freesia, my writing process, how I organized a staged reading of my play, and my final insights after completing the script.


Liberating The Woman: Feminism In Korean Dramas, Emma Mackey Apr 2024

Liberating The Woman: Feminism In Korean Dramas, Emma Mackey

Scholars Day Conference

In my ventures throughout Korean dramas, or k-dramas as they are less formally known, I’ve noticed how poorly many of the female characters are treated in their romantic relationships, depictions of violence being glorified as something the male characters are doing out of love rather than selfishness. These abusive behaviors have waned out of popularity in recent years, though there are still underlying elements of patriarchal values in modern k-dramas, the female characters having to adhere to strict societal standards like chastity, modesty, beauty, and so on to be deemed worthy of a man’s love. I explored these themes in …


Rex And Root: An Original Documentary, Chase Hartsell Apr 2024

Rex And Root: An Original Documentary, Chase Hartsell

Honors Theses

Two iconic voices. Four decades on the air. Hundreds of games. One unforgettable friendship.

"Rex and Root" details the broadcasting partnership of the Ouachita Football Network's Rex Nelson and Dr. Jeff Root: best friends who grew up together on the same street in the small college town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

This film was completed as part of a thesis project for the Carl Goodson Honors Program at Ouachita Baptist University.


'Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Gazer'?: Beauty, Power, And Disability Examined Critically In Jane Eyre And Other Classic Literature, Abigail Powers Apr 2024

'Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Gazer'?: Beauty, Power, And Disability Examined Critically In Jane Eyre And Other Classic Literature, Abigail Powers

Honors Theses

This thesis shares how the desire to read classic texts like Jane Eyre more critically inspired the creation of a reading guide that walks through the process for those who are interested, but not necessarily trained, in analyzing classic literature, promoting active consumers and, ultimately, enriched lives.


Lost At Sea, Izzi Breaux Apr 2024

Lost At Sea, Izzi Breaux

Spanish Class Publications

Los hispanos vienen a Estados Unidos en busca de nuevas oportunidades, pero luego son excluidos de su tierra natal y son discriminados en los Estados Unidos.

In English: Hispanics come to America for new opportunities, but are then shut out by their homeland and are discriminated against in America.


Yo Soy Un Mix, Alfonso Gonzalez Gomez Apr 2024

Yo Soy Un Mix, Alfonso Gonzalez Gomez

Spanish Class Publications

Yo naci a diferente cuturas, y este poema describe mis sentimicutos.

In English: I was born in different cultures, so this poem describes my feelings about it.


La Lucha De Ser Mexican, Rachel Del Angel Apr 2024

La Lucha De Ser Mexican, Rachel Del Angel

Spanish Class Publications

Being Mexican in the U.S. is not easy sometimes, even friends can make it hard, but we stand strong and show love.


Scholars Day 2024 Program Of Events, Carl Goodson Honors Program Apr 2024

Scholars Day 2024 Program Of Events, Carl Goodson Honors Program

Scholars Day

This is the program of events for the 2023 Scholars Day Conference, where undergraduates across disciplines present their scholarly and creative works.


Rethinking Apologetics As An Entry Strategy For Missions In Europe, Katelyn Brown Apr 2024

Rethinking Apologetics As An Entry Strategy For Missions In Europe, Katelyn Brown

Honors Theses

“Does apologetics play a role in modern-day missions at all?” When discussing this question with current missionaries, the answer became apparent: apologetics can be an effective tool to aid in missions, but it does not prove effective or even beneficial in every cultural context. This realization begs the following question: “In what kind of cultural context can apologetics help rather than hinder missions?” Through my research, I found that the post-modern, secular context of Europe provides a ripe harvest for apologetics in missions. Throughout my paper, I explore a broad biblical framework for apologetics in missions then expound specifically on …


Cuarenta Segundos, Breanna Watson Apr 2024

Cuarenta Segundos, Breanna Watson

Spanish Class Publications

Este poema expresa los desafios y penas perias asociadas con el proceso de la visa estadounidense para los Latinoamericanos.

In English: This poem expresses the challenges and heartbreaks associated with the U.S. Visa process for Latino Americans.


Un Obituario De Sonadoras, Jacie Sellars Apr 2024

Un Obituario De Sonadoras, Jacie Sellars

Spanish Class Publications

Una poema sobre la vida de bailarinas y soñadoras y las dificultudes a las que se enfrentan.

In English: A poem about dancers and dreamers and the difficulties that they face.


The Survivors, Abigale Ralston Apr 2024

The Survivors, Abigale Ralston

Honors Theses

Set over 100 years in the future, this story follows the lives of teenagers Alex, Leon, and Paige. The world has been destroyed. In order to survive, humanity has had to learn how to survive in space, in a vehicle called simply The Ship. Lately, however, Alex and his friends have noticed problems occurring on The Ship, indicating a disaster may be imminent. Alex, Leon, and Paige are now tasked with finding the causes of the problems and saving the last of humanity from extinction.


Under The Sun: Songs From Ecclesiastes, Emma Kay Smith Apr 2024

Under The Sun: Songs From Ecclesiastes, Emma Kay Smith

Honors Theses

Historically, artists in all spaces have gleaned inspiration from the text of the Bible in order to communicate meaningful stories. The book of Ecclesiastes is particularly rich in its images and themes, and it warrants profound creative contemplation. This project documents the process of crafting 1960s-style folk songs based on this often confounding and ever-beautiful text. This process included close, meditative listening to the works of great songwriters from the 1960s folk era such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and culminated in the live recording of four folk songs, compiled in the demo-EP Under the Sun: Songs from Ecclesiastes. …


The Trial Of Jesus: A Historical Look At The Jewish And Roman Trial Proceedings, Vivian Pryor Apr 2024

The Trial Of Jesus: A Historical Look At The Jewish And Roman Trial Proceedings, Vivian Pryor

Honors Theses

The death of Jesus Christ is an event that sets Christianity apart from other religions. A blameless savior, believed to come and conquer all evil on earth, was killed before the eyes of his followers. At the seeming end of the story of Jesus’s life, there was unimaginable confusion. Though the Scripture foretold the fate of Jesus, many followers of Christ felt as if their Savior had been defeated. For Christians, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the source of salvation. The death of an innocent man paid for the sins of those truly guilty. For self-proclaiming 2.38 billion people …


Creating Immersive Worlds: Applying Scenic Design Techniques In 'Eurydice' By Sarah Ruhl, Brynlee Beams Apr 2024

Creating Immersive Worlds: Applying Scenic Design Techniques In 'Eurydice' By Sarah Ruhl, Brynlee Beams

Honors Theses

Stage Design is an essential part of the art of theatre, it is the way in which the world in which the actors perform is created. This thesis aims to work as a case study of the processes involved in stage design as well as working as a resource for those looking to learn more about the scenic design process.


Writing With Light: Analyzing The Technical And Creative Significance Of Light In Photography, Sarah Dean Apr 2024

Writing With Light: Analyzing The Technical And Creative Significance Of Light In Photography, Sarah Dean

Honors Theses

Light is an essential part of photography. It's technical and creative use contribute to the creation of images as well as their mood, narrative, and aesthetic. This thesis dives into the importance of light and how I have used it in my personal work.