Athletic Awards Banquet Scheduled for May 5
U of O's Athletic Department will hold its annual
Athletic Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, in the Seay
All student-athletes are encouraged to attend.
Aldana Wins Prestigious Hurie Award
Jose Aldana, a senior chemistry major from Guatemala,
was named the recipient of the 1999 Hurie Award during the annual Awards
Convocation on April 27.
The Hurie Award is given each year to the university's
outstanding senior. The award goes to the student who has been an exemplary
scholar, a campus leader and a person of outstanding character.
Aldana has received a bio-chemistry fellowship to
Rice University, where he plans to pursue a doctorate.
Phi Beta Lamba Wins at Regionals
The University's Phi Beta Lamba team received many
awards at the recent regional conference, including second place Chapter
Community Service Project and Chapter Partnership with Business.
Many individuals also won awards. First place award
winners include: Iliana Rosales - Business Principles and Brian Muston-Job
Interview. Second place awards went to Sergio Quezada - Business Principles,
Eric Steinmiller - Impromptu Speaking, Silvia Arias - International
Business, Karen Hernandez - Management, Adiak Barahona - Marketing,
and Harold Villalobos - Mister Future Business Executive.
Ozarks Students Named to Who's Who
Twenty-seven U of O students were recently honored
with inclusion into Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges.
Those students include:
Jose Aldana, Silvia Arias, Richard Armstrong, Shawn
Beasley, Bryan Bishop, Matt Bradke, Leonel Cantu, Beth Carpenter, Frances
Ann Clark, Michael Compher, Elise Curtis, Kingsley Glasgow, Brianna
Greenemeyer, Maria Gregoriou, Manuel Guevara, Karen Hernandez, LaDonna
Jenkins, Adrian Lovenstein, Anna-Maria Myers, Heaven Oliver, Diane Pohlmeier,
Laura Alaina Richardson, Evike Soto, Luis Tamayac, Lisa Vandeveer, Harold
Villalobos and Matt Young.
Congratulations! Four U of O students have received
summer internships with assistance from the Career-Placement Office.
Melissa Goodner will be working for Beverly Enterprises in Fort Smith,
AR. Kelly Palmer will be working for Sherwin Williams in Tulsa, OK.
Christina Caple will be working for Regions Bank in Little Rock, AR.
And, Timbo Sykes will be working at
Entertainment Tonight in California.
Student Media Positions Announced
The Student Media Board recently appointed media
positions for the 1999-2000 school year.
Kingsley Glasgow was named producer of TV 6/Ozarks Today, and Jason
Chitwood and Andrew Skeates were named as co-associate producers for
the campus television station.
For the position of editor of the yearbook, Aerie, Cheryl Bartlett
and Kristiana Decker were chosen as co-editors.
Co-editors were also named for the campus newspaper,
The Mountain Eagle, Brian Cormack and Stephanie Cribbs will serve
Joshua Tabor Williams was appointed to serve as editor of Falstaff
for the second consecutive year.
SGA Election Results
Student Government Association elections were
held last week with Matt Young and Brian Owens winning re-election
as SGA president and vice-president, respectively.
Other officers for the 1999-2000 school year include Marcela Pang
as treasurer and Kendra Akin as secretary.
Senators for 1999-2000 will be Robert Cheatham,
David Simpson, Whit Klein, Ginny Leggett, Jennifer Thorpe, Leigh Ann
Finley, Carla King, Dennis Wright, Jennifer Kreienheder, Eric Steinmiller,
Sergio Quezada, Maria Tineda, Sonia Espino, Iliana Rosales, Jennifer
Mejia and Charles Hurley.
Last Chance Noonday
The last BSU Noonday of the semester will be held
Thursday, May 6, at 11:15 a.m. at the BSU building. Several groups
will be recognized during the program: the U of O golf team and coach
Jack Jones, BSU summer missionaries for 1999, seniors who have been
active in BSU, and next year's ministry teams and officers. Two valuable
door prizes will be awarded. Everyone is welcome for a time of home-cooked
food, fun, and relaxation before finals!
Dr. Cater Receives Award
Dr. Jane Cater received the H.R. Rich Award for
service involving youth at the Rotary District Conference on Saturday,
April 24. The award was based on the Rotaract Club here at U of O,
the first in the district. It is sponsored by the Arkadelphia Rotary
Relay For Life
The Third Annual Johnson County Relay for Life will
be held Friday, May 21, through Saturday, May 22. The relay is a fundraiser
for the American Cancer Society. The Survivors Lap will kick off the
evening at 7 p.m. If you would like more information on Relay for
Life, call Becky Dougan or Carol Martin at 754-2020.
Methodist Campus Ministry
The final luncheon meeting of the Methodist Campus
Ministry will be held Tuesday, May 4, following chapel in the President's
Dining Room. Bill Eakin will present the devotional.
The final event of the year for the Methodist Campus Ministry will
be a fish fry on Saturday evening, May 8th at 6:00 at the home of
Dr. Carol Yandell. Everyone is welcome, but please contact Brian Owens
or Julia Frost to sign up for this event and to get directions or
a ride to the Yandells.
BSU Summer Missionaries
This year eleven U of O students will be serving
through BSU state summer missions programs or the North American Mission
Board Innovator program in various locations:
Jose Aldana - Mexico; Franqua Bedell - Charleston, S.C.; Jared Cariker
- Charleston, S.C.; Josh Grasty - Yellowstone National Park; Carla
King - Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Brian Owens - Charleston, S.C.; Sarah Rosenberg
- Yosemite National Park; Erin Tobey - Charleston, S.C.; Meskerem
Tsegaye - New Orleans; and Matt Young - New Orleans.
PBL Receives Leadership Honor
Ozarks' Phi Beta Lamba chapter has received the
university's Organization of the Year Award. The presentation was
made during the Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony Thursday,
April 29 in the Munger Memorial Chapel. Congratulations to PBL!
Planning Committee Correction
In the last edition of the Communiqué, the Master
Planning Committee was listed as part of The President's Post. Dr.
Bruce Elmore's name should have also been included on the committee
for his help and input in the planning process.
Anita Morris Says Good-bye
Anita Morris left her position as Publications Assistant
for the university on April 30. She would like to share these final
"Farewell to Ozarks administration, faculty,
staff and students. Thank you for making my 19 years at Ozarks so
great. I will truly miss you all. I plan to travel with my husband
and children this summer and to pursue a business administration degree
in the fall."
An Anecdote on Courtesy:
The University's Board of Trustees meeting was held
on campus April 29- May 1, and an alumna and current member of the
board, Dr. Helen McElree, made an observation about students at Ozarks.
While she and a friend sat in her car behind the
library, a young female student approached the car and tapped on the
window. When Dr. McElree rolled down the window, the young lady said
she was leaving and offered her parking spot to the ladies. Dr. McElree
was very impressed by the gesture and said it was exemplary of the
quality of students at U of O. To all students, thank you for your
conscientiousness and for making Ozarks a truly special place. Have
a wonderful summer!!!