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Stories From Elsewhere: A Novella, Andrew Cook Jan 2019

Stories From Elsewhere: A Novella, Andrew Cook

Honors Theses

It's certainly rare to see people with animal heads while walking down the street, but it has been known to happen. On the occasions when a person does see someone with an animal head, they think something along the lines of, "Oh, what a quaint performer!" or something equally as posh and oblivious. Peter, however, was a man who didn't trust his own reasoning. Not if he could help it. So, when he happened to see a person with an animal head while walking down the street one fine Saturday, he paid attention. There it was, down the ...


Crafting Comics: My Journey Through The Creative Process, Carrie Hill Jan 2019

Crafting Comics: My Journey Through The Creative Process, Carrie Hill

Honors Theses

When I was 12 years old, I drew a short, goofy comic book that followed the adventures of Carrie Hill and her wacky friends. Now as a 22-year-old graphic design student, I've continued to draw comics because they can tell stories with great depth using only a sequence of images. Whenever I read Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl or Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant, I dream of publishing a graphic novel or comic strip. This dream prompted me to create several comics for my thesis, exploring different genres and styles. My original intention was to develop several ...


Once The Ashes Settled, Brittany Parker Jan 2019

Once The Ashes Settled, Brittany Parker

Honors Theses

She grabbed her ballcap that she had worn almost every day for the last thirteen years and started the short walk. A three blocks jaunt had its advantages on days like today, especially this morning. He promised he would pick up the roses and meet her here at eight which hopefully allowed them enough time to have a private moment before people started moving about. As she waited, she stole a few glances at the space around her, the water a constant reminder of what all had been taken in the background. It had changed so much over the years ...


Scholars Day Program Of Events 2018, Carl Goodson Honors Program Apr 2018

Scholars Day Program Of Events 2018, Carl Goodson Honors Program

Scholars Day

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Notes From Kilroy: A Collection Of Stories Inspired By The Lives Of Arkansas Wwii Veterans, Victoria Anderson Jan 2018

Notes From Kilroy: A Collection Of Stories Inspired By The Lives Of Arkansas Wwii Veterans, Victoria Anderson

Honors Theses

No history is far from static, not even mine. Some people may think history is stuck in the past, along with the lives that have come before, but if that were the case, there would be no point in studying or even recording history. If it is truly something that dwells only in the past, unmoving, then it would not affect anyone--but it does. As William Faulkner said, "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."

It is the same with God. God is not confined to a certain time or place. He surrounds his sons and daughters ...


The Game Warden's Gun, S. Ray Granade Nov 2017

The Game Warden's Gun, S. Ray Granade

Creative Works

Growing up in 1950s Evergreen, Alabama, meant more than growing up in a small, South-Alabama county-seat town. It meant growing up in a rural environment where hunting and fishing were never more than a few minutes away. Field and stream activities lured mostly males above the age of eight, and generous game laws did not obviate a brisk business in poaching. Since it was a poor county, Conecuh had its share of those who poached to put meat on the table as well as those who poached because they did not believe that game laws applied to them. Some prime ...


Scholars Day Program Of Events 2017, Carl Goodson Honors Program May 2017

Scholars Day Program Of Events 2017, Carl Goodson Honors Program

Scholars Day

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Ouachita Senior Wins Runner-Up Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita Senior Wins Runner-Up Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University senior Shelby Spears won first runner-up for Best Creative Non-fiction Essay in the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention’s Isabel Sparks President’s Awards. The convention was held March 29-April 1 in Louisville, Ky.

Spears, a senior English and Spanish double major from El Dorado, Ark., is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta international English honors society. His creative essay titled “Do You Make Your Own Tortillas?” tells the story of his grandmother’s passing.


Little Rock Celebration To Honor Ouachita Professors Johnny And Susan Wink April 1, Kacy Earnest, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

Little Rock Celebration To Honor Ouachita Professors Johnny And Susan Wink April 1, Kacy Earnest, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Honoring the influence and impact of longtime Ouachita Baptist University English professors Johnny and Susan Wink, Ouachita’s Department of Language and Literature will host a celebration recognizing the couple on Saturday, April 1. “An Evening with Johnny Wink: Stories and Poems” will be held in the Darragh Center Auditorium of the Little Rock Main Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


La Bete Noire Et Le Beau, Hannah Wright Jan 2017

La Bete Noire Et Le Beau, Hannah Wright

Honors Theses

Betrayed by the one who is supposed to care for her most Marceline must find a way to reverse her curse before she loses everything that makes her human and her mind reverts to that of a beast.


Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers Dec 2016

Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers

English Class Publications

Washington Irving has often been revered as the father of American literature, and, more specifically, the father of the American myth. He was one of the first American writers to make a real living off his writing, and as such was considered to be America’s personal declarer of independence within the literary world. Having been viewed as so undoubtedly American in his writings, one might find interest in the fact that Irving drew very heavily on European sources in his inexplicable creation of this nation’s fiction, as it appears “he was not all that at ‘home’ with American ...


The Uses Of Disease, S. Ray Granade Nov 2016

The Uses Of Disease, S. Ray Granade

Creative Works

Our library occupied the end of one east-pointing wing in the old Evergreen High School building. In furnishings it resembled nothing as much as the traditional reading room: bare rectangular wooden tables surrounded by straight-backed hard-oak wooden chairs. Windows pierced the outside walls that bounded it on the south, east, and north sides. Around the walls rose short semi-full shelves of books that I never saw taken down in my years of occupying the building. No periodicals sat in sight, nor did any traditional finding aids for books or periodicals. At the room’s east end stood an elevated desk ...


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

Press Releases

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 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

Press Releases

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.


The Best You Can, S. Ray Granade Aug 2016

The Best You Can, S. Ray Granade

Creative Works

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 ...


Obu Professor Margarita Pintado Wins International Poetry Award, Anna Hurst, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2016

Obu Professor Margarita Pintado Wins International Poetry Award, Anna Hurst, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Dr. Margarita Pintado, assistant professor of Spanish at Ouachita Baptist University, recently won first prize in the poetry category of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture’s (ICP) 2015 Literature Awards for her manuscript “A Girl Who Looks Like Me.”


Ouachita To Host Poet George Drew For Reading April 4, Rachel Gaddis, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2016

Ouachita To Host Poet George Drew For Reading April 4, Rachel Gaddis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Language and Literature will host poet George Drew on Monday, April 4, for a reading beginning at 6 p.m. in Hickingbotham Hall’s Young Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Drew is an author and poet originally from Mississippi whose work has been published in journals across the country. His poetry has recently been anthologized in “The Southern Poetry Anthology, II: Mississippi,” and his collection “American Cool” won the Adirondack Literary Award for the best poetry book of 2009.


Yo Soy Verde / I Am Green, Ellie Quick Jan 2016

Yo Soy Verde / I Am Green, Ellie Quick

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Imposible, Hannah Hart Jan 2016

Imposible, Hannah Hart

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The Not So Unseen, Tyler Lewis Jan 2016

The Not So Unseen, Tyler Lewis

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El No Tan Invisible, Vanja Bogetic Jan 2016

El No Tan Invisible, Vanja Bogetic

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Simply Words, Ash Farrer Jan 2016

Simply Words, Ash Farrer

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Simplemente Palabras, Shelby Spears Jan 2016

Simplemente Palabras, Shelby Spears

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Ve Las Memorias Perdidas, Shelby Spears Jan 2016

Ve Las Memorias Perdidas, Shelby Spears

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We Move On, Sarah Engbrecht Jan 2016

We Move On, Sarah Engbrecht

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Seguimos, Hannah Hart Jan 2016

Seguimos, Hannah Hart

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I, For One, Welcome Our New Overlords, Shelby Spears Jan 2016

I, For One, Welcome Our New Overlords, Shelby Spears

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Amor Subacuatico, Mark D. Mcgraw Jan 2016

Amor Subacuatico, Mark D. Mcgraw

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Higher Limb Jan 2016

Higher Limb

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Reflejo, Lizzie Hall Jan 2016

Reflejo, Lizzie Hall

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