|Volume I Issue # 1|
|Monday, August 24,
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Campus NewsThe University theatre department will be producing “Aesop: Fables for Our Time” during Parent’s Weekend, October 17.
Students wishing to tryout for the production should memorize a story or joke that is one-minute in length for auditions. Jugglers, gymnasts, comics and various other acts are needed for the show and may be presented in a one-minute audition piece. Please come prepared to display a variety of talents. Auditions are scheduled for Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seay Theatre.
The campus television station produces a weekly news show which can be seen each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on cable access Channel 6.
Tryouts for this year’s on-camera positions will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, beginning at 2 p.m in the lower level of the Walton Fine Arts Center. Positions include news anchors, movie reviewer, commentator and campus field reporters. For more information, contact Dr. Jane Cater at 979-1352. Newscasts will begin airing Sept. 23.
Physicals for all Ozarks athletes will be Tuesday, Aug. 25. Athletes will need to meet in the gym at 4:30 p.m.
Coach Bill Mueller will hold a meeting for all baseball players on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the gym
The University’s Student Life Office will be holding an Organizational Fair for students and organizations on campus, Thursday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. in the Seay Student Center.
Any organization wishing to participate should contact Sue Johnson in the Student Life Office at 979-1322. The fair will give students an opportunity to see what clubs and organizations are available on campus.
Soccer Midnight Madness
The men’s soccer team will be holding their second Annual Midnight Madness scrimmage on Friday morning, Aug. 21. The games begin at midnight Thursday night and will be played until a champion is determined. Door prizes will be given in drawing for students in attendence.
Theatre Students Work Across the Nation
The University theatre department sent seven students across the states to work in summer theatre programs. Senior theatre majors Jennifer Penka and Trillian Stevenson along with Assistant Theatre Professor Bruce Brown worked at the Summerstock Theatre Festival at University of Findlay in Ohio. Cooper Mann also traveled to Ohio to the Showboat Becky Thatcher where he served as associate executive producer.
Chad Cox spent eight weeks in Jekyll Island, Ga., where he served as set carpenter for the Georgia State Musical Theatre Festival. C.J. Ellis worked at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Mich., as the assistant for scenic design. Recent graduates Abby Archer and Becky Guillot traveled to New Harmony, Ind. to work in summer theatre.
Communications Keeps Busy
Students in the department of communications and radio/television/film kept busy this summer in various avenues of movie making, news and performing.
Eric Burks worked at AETN in Conway and learned about satellite uplink and downlink transmissions. Luis Caceres worked at Channel 5 in Ft. Smith in news and production. Dana Groff worked in Memphis at radio station WREC.
Rachel Moore and Brad McLelland were employed for six weeks as production assistants by a locally shot independent film, “The Crown.”
Brandy Rhodes competed in the Miss Arkansas pageant where she finished in the top ten and won a preliminary swimsuit award. She is currently working on the filming of a new Billy Bob Thorton “Sling Blade and Armeggedon” movie, “Daddy and Them,” as Laura Dern’s “Jurassic Park” stand-in.
Scott “Timbo” Sykes worked in the news and production departments at KATV, Channel 7 in Little Rock, and has also been modeling in Little Rock with recent feature shots for Dillard’s Department Stores.
PBL Performs well at Nationals
The U of O Phi Beta Lambda chapter received the Hollis and Kitty Guy Seal Chapter Award of Merit at the National PBL convention in Orlando, Fla. this summer.
Individual honors were also awarded to Luis Tamayac, second in marketing and Hiram Palomino, 10th in human resource management. And team awards went to Melissa Worm, Deborah Ford and Eric Steinmiller for placing fourth in parliamentary procedure, and Cinthia Lopez, Yahaira Chue, and Manuel Reverte who placed sixth in business decision making.
BSU Events Scheduled
U of O Baptist Student Union will be very active this fall, beginning with two get-acquainted events. Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. will be a Welcome Cookout and Volleyball Party, and Friday, Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m. will be a Pizza and Karaoke Party, both at the BSU building, 407 N. Johnson Street behind King Hall.
The first weekly Noonday of the semester will be Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m. including free lunch and a short program. During some of the Noondays, the eight BSU summer missionaries from U of O will be sharing their experiences. Freshmen Family Groups, Bible studies, trips and other events are also planned for the year.
Students, faculty and staff of all denominations are invited to participate! For more information, contact Matt Young, President; Winnie Kinsey, advisor; or any active BSU student.
Discover Your Future!
Go by the Career-Placement Office to make an appointment to use the DISCOVER program, a computer-based system that assists you with career planning. It can help you learn about work-related interests, skills, values, investigate occupations you may be considering, decide on a career, and research graduate and professional schools.
To make an appointment, contact Kimberly Spicer at 979-1320 or go by the Career-Placement Office, located on the first level of the Robson Library in Student Services.
Computer Literacy Sessions Scheduled
Free computer literacy sessions are scheduled throughout the semester on the Windows NT 4.0 operating system and the Lotus SmartSuite 97 program group currently used at University of the Ozarks. The sessions are available to teach you any or all of the skills for operating these software programs and will also prepare you for passing the computer literacy exam.
Sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays (2:30-4:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (11:00-11:50 a.m.) beginning with File/Prg Mgmt/HO, Sept. 3; Computers/Windows NT 4.0, Sept. 9; E-Mail/WWW, Sept. 10 and 16; WordPro I, Sept. 17 and 23; WordPro II, Sept. 24 and 30; WordPro III, Oct. 1; Approach I, Oct. 7 and 8; Approach II, Oct. 14 and 15; Lotus 1-2-3 I, Oct. 21 and 22; Fall Break, Oct. 28 and 29; Lotus 1-2-3 II, Nov. 4 and 5; Lotus 1-2-3 III, Nov. 12; CL Exam, Nov. 11 and 18, as well as, Nov. 19 (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
There are also some Saturday sessions scheduled for 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. which are for those who already know how to work in Windows and are familiar with a word processing program. These sessions will begin with Word Pro/Windows NT 4.0/E-mail/WWW, Sept. 12; Approach, Sept. 19; and Lotus 1-2-3, Sept. 26.
Contact Elaine Contant at ext.1417 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for attending these sessions. Also, watch the campus bulletin board for additional dates for sessions and exams.
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