Volume 2 Issue # 11  
Monday, February 21, 2000

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Campus News

STATE TOURNAMENT

    U of O will host the Arkansas Class AAA State Basketball Tournament, Feb. 29 through March 4, in Mabee Gymnasium. Sixteen boys’ and 16 girls’ teams from throughout the state will compete for the championship.
    Let’s put our best foot forward to showcase our campus.

“LITTLE ROCK NINE”

    Ernest Green will be speaking at U of O on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Seay Theatre in the Walton Fine Arts Center, at 7:00 p.m.
    Green is one of the “Little Rock Nine” who helped integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957. He was the first African-American to graduate from Central. This integration was a great moment in the Civil Rights Movement and in helping overcome legal segregation.
    Green has served under President Jimmy Carter as Assistant Secretary of Labor and was appointed by President Bill Clinton as Chairman of the African Development Foundation. He is currently an investment banker and managing director of Lehman Brothers in Washington, DC.         The presentation is free of charge and open to everyone. Convocation credits will be available.

REGIONAL MATH CONTEST
   University of the Ozarks will sponsor the 22nd annual Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) Regional Mathematics Contest. The contest will be held on Saturday, March 4, in the Smith-Broyles Science Center.
    The contest consists of six different categories: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Advanced Mathematics and Computer Science. The top 3 winners will receive trophies and advance to state. The top 3 state winners will receive scholarships.
    Entry fee is $2 per student. Deadline to enter is Thursday, March 2. Registration will begin Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., testing will start at 10:00 a.m., and grading will begin at 11:00 a.m. Once grades have been figured, there will be an awards ceremony.
    For more information on the contest, contact Dr. Buddy Smith at 1358 or by e-mail at blsmith@ozarks.edu.

COFFEE, ANYONE?
   OCHOs (Ozarks Coffee House Ordeal), will be open and serving on Tuesday, February 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Seay Student Center’s lower lounge.
    This month’s guest will be award-winning performer Magda Hiller. Hiller’s performance will include comical insight and a won-derful mix of jazz and blues guitar playing.
    Come relax, drink some coffee, color and listen to the sounds of Magda Hiller. Best of all, there is no charge!

GET FREE MONEY
   How would you like a $10,000 scholarship? Well, it could be yours, if you log on.
    The site is Freescholarships.com and everyday it gives away a scholarship with no good grades, essays, or demonstrable need required. In addition to the $10,000 scholarship, the site awards a $25,000 prize each month and a $50,000 prize four times per year. Freescholarships.com also offers information about choosing a college, completing the admission process, and paying for higher education.
    All prizes can be applied to just about any kind of formal education including undergraduate and graduate programs. So, visit the site today and maybe you will be today’s winner.

GOING AND IT’S GONE
   The CLEP tests will ONLY be given this semester on Wednesday, March 29. Students who need to take a CLEP test must have approval from the chair of the division in which that test is placed. Students can obtain approval and registration forms from the Career-Placement Office. The deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 25. Please contact Kimberly Spicer for more information.

COGNITIVE ILLUSION
   There will be a Religion Field Trip to Hendrix College on Thursday, February 24. Dr. Michael Tye, Professor of Philosophy at Temple University in Philadelphia will be giving a lecture. The lecture will be on “Consciousness: The Explanatory Gap as a Cognitive Illusion.” Anyone interested should meet at the Walton drive-thru at 5:15 p.m. for departure at 5:30 p.m. Return to campus should be about 10:00 p.m. Convocation credit will be given. See Rev. Bill Woodard or Dr. Holly Mitchell for more information and to reserve a seat in the van.

“THINKING DAY”
    Johnson County's Peachtree Service Unit and Brownie Troop #213 are sponsoring a muliticultural event at the U of O campus. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m., in the lower level of the Seay Student Center.
    Dr. Rickey Casey is coordinating volunteers from Ozarks’ International Program to participate in this event. Volunteers will have tables displaying photos, coins, food, and trinkets from their homelands. Later, Girl Scouts will get to learn and think about life in other countries.
    This event is in honor of “Thinking Day” that was established to show Girl Scouts’ appreciation and friendship. The date also honors the founder, Lord Baden-Powell, and the World Chief Guide, Lady Baden-Powell.

LET’S GO FOR A RIDE
    Climb in for a crash course in driving drunk on February 21st through the 24th.
    Whitson-Morgan and Clarksville's Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sponsoring a drinking and driving simulator program. The program starts by entering the driver’s weight and the hypothetical number of drinks into the computer. Then, the instructor and the driver take off on a course with orange cones and pop-up pedestrian figures to avoid.
    The course should be easy for a driver with no drinks, but with a computed number of drinks, it is a different story. So, come out and take a drive and learn why not to drive drunk. It could save your life.

GET A JOB
    Need a summer job? How about out-of-state? Well, Silver Dollar City theme park, located in Branson, Missouri, is now hiring for summer positions.
    They are looking for people who have a genuninely friendly and caring attitude. Also, they would like people who are team orientated, have a customer-service focus, are safety conscious, and have strong work ethics.
    The job offers excellent pay and benefits. An added plus in this program allows students to participate in leadership training classes and to work on special projects and assignments.            Contact the Career-Placement Office for more information.

ASC TOURNAMENT-BOUND
    The U of O men's basketball team qualified for its first-ever ASC Tournament on Saturday with an 83-60 victory over East Texas Baptist. The Homecoming victory secured second place in the ASC East for the Eagles (16-8). The Eagles will play in the four-team ASC Tournament Feb. 25-26 in Abilene, Texas. Congratulations Eagles!

U OF O KING & QUEEN
    Brian Owens, a senior political science major from Texarkana, Texas, and Meskerem “Mimi” Tsegaya, a senior business administration major from Ethiopia, were crowned U of O King and Queen during the 2000 Homecoming, held Saturday in Mabee Gymnasium.

BITS AND PIECES
    The Arkansas Public Health Association is taking applications for a $1,000 scholarship. You must be an Arkansas resident; be enrolled, or plan to enroll in a field of public health. Also, all applicants must be at least a sophomore in college; have at least a 2.5 GPA; and demonstrate financial need. Students who are planning to attend graduate school are also eligible. Applications are available in the Career-Placement Office.
    The Ronald King Laster Scholarship is available to a graduate from Johnson County High School or to a student who was born in Johnson County. The student should have a 2.5 GPA. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is March 1st.
    Women who have completed at least one semester of college work at least 5 years prior to September 2000 may compete for a scholarship ranging $1,000-$10,000 from Talbots. Application deadline is March 6th. More information may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office.     Undergraduates majoring in accounting may apply for $500-$1,000 scholarship. Application material can be found at www.nsacct.org. Deadline for applications is March 10.
    Are you reporting your scholarships on your federal tax return? Undergraduates may only exclude the amount of scholarship and grant awards up to the amount of tuition and required fees, books and equipment. This does not include amounts charged for room and board or living expenses. Awards in excess of this amount are subject to federal income tax. The law places upon the student the obligation to determine the taxable amount, by offsetting tuition and allowable expenses against the total of all grants received. Loans are not considered scholarships or grants and are not considered income for federal tax purposes. University of the Ozarks suggests that you contact a professional accountant to determine if you should be reporting your grants and scholarships on the tax return.



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