|Volume I Issue # 4|
|Monday, October 12, 1998
||Back to Main...|
Students Become Members of NAP
Three Ozarks students have recently received notification that they have been accepted as members of the National Association of Parliamentarians. These students are Melissa Worm, a sophomore communications major from Perryville; Eric Steinmiller, a sophomore English and Art major from Arkadelphia; and Debbie Ford, a sophomore political science major from Benton.
These students took the NAP entrance exam this summer at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference in Orlando, Fla. Each student scored high enough on the exam to garner an invitation to become a member of the NAP organization. In April, Ford scored the highest in the Arkansas Parliamentary Procedure Event and now serves as the 1998-99 PBL State Parliamentarian. Ozarks is one of the few colleges in the area to offer a class in parliamentary procedure.
Hull named Runner of the Week
Ozarks cross country runner Brian Hull ran a personal best 26:44 during the Lyon College Invitational last week and was selected as the ASC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week. Hull, a sophomore from Eureka Springs, finished fourth overall in the race, but was first among all Division III runners.
Men's Soccer Receives Regional Respect
The Ozarks men's soccer team is off to its best season in its three year history. With a recent six-game winning streak, the men have been rewarded with recognition by the NSCAA Regional Rankings. The NSCAA coaches' poll, which ranks collegiate soccer teams in all divisions, included Ozarks as a team "on the bubble," the first ASC men's soccer team to receive votes in the ranking.
Scholarships Available for Graduate Study
The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.is currently accepting applications for scholarships for graduate study in special areas such as Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Speech Pathology, Remedial Skills Development, Deaf Education, Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented, and related fields.
Scholarship grants are awarded each year to persons who work, or plan to work directly with children. Instructions and official application forms are available only from Sept. 1 through Nov. 15 at the following web site: http://www.tecinfo.com/-najanet/schapp.html
Aesop's Fables Coming to Ozarks' Stage
The Ozarks Theatre department will be presenting its first production of the semester, "Aesop: Fables for Our Times," on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seay Theatre. This is the only performance for the public. The production will be seen by over 2,000 area elementary students during matinee performances starting Oct. 14.
Also appearing in the Seay Theatre is comic soprano Colleen Mallette who will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the Walton Arts and Ideas Series. Tickets are free to university students, faculty, and staff. General admission is $10.
"A Service of Vespers"
The University Chorus' fall concert, "A Service of Vespers," will be presented Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel. The event is said to be quite different from previous concerts, and promises to be a moving experience.
The choral selections, readings, and prayers will all focus on the stillness of night and God's presence that shines even in the darkness. The choral repertoire ranges from chant and Renaissance polyphony to the works of more recent composers. Admission is free and convocation credit may be earned.
BSU Retreat Scheduled
The Baptist Student Union International Retreat will be held October 16-17 in Siloam Springs. The theme is "Uniting the Nations," and activities will include a campfire and cookout, talent show, group obstacle course, and seminars. Cost is just $7 ($12 including a T-shirt). If you are interested in attending, please contact Luis Tamayac at 979-2783 or Winnie Kinsey at 979-1410.
The BSU will also be holding a Cookie Night on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to help make and eat cookies and relax to celebrate the mid-term.
Career-Placement Offering Programs
The Career-Placement Office will be hosting two more "Programs on the Run" during the month of October. "Job-Winning Resumes" will be on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and "Job-Winning Strategies" will be on Wednesday, Oct. 21. From 11 a.m. to noon on both days, you can pick up information just inside the main entrance to the Seay Student Center. Then, from noon to 1 p.m. the group will move into the President's Dining Room. Juniors and seniors should especially take note of this event in preparation for the upcoming Career Fair on Nov. 5.
Scholarship Opportunities for 1999-2000
The Alumni Association will be offering three scholarships of $500 each to returning Ozarks students for the 1999-2000 academic year. Application deadline is Jan. 15. For more information, contact Ozarks' Alumni Office at 979-1234.
If the sky is favorable on Saturday, Oct. 17, the Astronomy Club will set up a telescope or two on the sidewalk in front of the Smith-Broyles Science Building so that students and parents can have the opportunity to see Jupiter and Saturn. The telescopes will be set up by 8 p.m., and everyone is invited to stop by.
Religion Field Trips
Two field trips are scheduled to Hendrix College on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13. The first trip will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Walton Center drive-through and that group will attend a seminar by Rev. Dr. Elena Stepanova entitled "What Russia Believes In." The second trip, entitled "Images of Aging: Stereotypes & Health Care Ethics," will leave at 5 p.m. on Tuesday from the Walton Center. For more information contact Rev. Woodard or Dr. Mitchell.
Residence Hall Improvements
During the budget process last year the students representatives thought that any increase in the room rate should go into a residence hall contingency fund. The students were then surveyed by the Student Life Office as to how the money should be spent. The following items have been completed:
-Purchased additional exterior lighting for King Hall
-Re-keyed all exterior entrances
-Re-keyed and replaced hardware on one floor of King Hall
-Purchased 50 new mattresses
-Re-placed floor coverings in the north basement of MacLean
-Added new towel dispensers
-Added new adjustable shower heads and extensions
-Painted Smith Hall first floor restroom
Public Relations Office,