NEED INTERNET ACCESS?
Ozarks’ computer services department continues to
update the U of O computer network for efficiency, while maintaining
and ensuring security for all users. As most of you know, this work
has affected off-campus students, and some residence hall students,
with the discontinuation of their internet access through Ozarks’ networked
In response to students’ concerns and questions, a little
research has resulted in a way to provide access to the internet at
a minimal cost. Please remember that student tuition covers computer
software and hardware maintenance, network maintenance, and computer
services staffing. Student tuition does not cover internet access, although
if you are an on-campus resident with Ozarks’ network access, you receive
the added benefit of internet access at no cost. CSWnet.com can provide
to Ozarks an “educator’s rate” of $10 per month, per account. An account
consists of an account name and password holding five individual users
and their e-mail addresses. The cost per student is only $2.00 a month!
That is great deal! There is no connection fee, and the access allows
for 360 hours per month, approximately 12 hours per day. We can contract
for as many accounts as needed to accommodate the number of students
who need access.
If you are interested in this service, please call
the Academic Office at 979-1431, or come by the Academic Office and
sign-up. As soon as we have enough of a response to set up an account,
we will determine the procedure for arrangement of payment, and a time
frame for setting up the service. Thank you for your continued patience
with computer and internet access. The administration and computer services
staff work daily to find efficient solutions to the growing computer
needs of all students, faculty, and staff.
Dr. Caroline Whitson
The University of the Ozarks has partnered, effective
March 1, with Founders Bookstore Services from Bennet, Nebraska.
Founders is committed to small, private, Christian-affiliated
campuses. We have hired Kay Merritt as our manager, and the bookstore
will soon take on a new look and provide a variety of different products.
We are excited about this opportunity to have a broader
selection of merchandise, better values, and improved services to our
students and staff.
WORK IN PROGRESS
The campus bookstore is undergoing a new face lift
the week of April 3. The store will be open its normal business hours:
9 a .m. to 4 p.m.
New merchandise should start arriving in the next
few weeks. By the Fall Semester 2000, you will be able to tell a definite
change in the bookstore merchandise. Currently, there is an ongoing
greeting card sale of buy one get two free. Also, be watching for an
overstock sale coming soon. Stop in to see the new
arrivals and how the store is changing!
ALPHA CHI CONVENTION
Seniors Sylvia Arias and Aaron Windel presented papers
at the Alpha Chi National Honor Society Regional Convention in San Antonio,
Texas, on March 3 and 4.
Sylvia’s paper was entitled “A Study of Environmental
Practices Among Students and Faculty at the University of the Ozarks.”
The title of Aaron’s paper was “We Must Go Forward or We Will Go Back:
The POOM's Ideological Conflict with the Spanish Communists during the
Spanish Civil War.”
Both received excellent feedback on their presentations.
Dr. Robert Hilton, Alpha Chi sponsor, and Dr. Pat Farmer also attended
“CAREER FAIR 2000”
The Career-Placement Office announces “Career Fair
2000,” which will be held in Fort Smith on Thursday, April 6.
This event features many industrial, retail, and
service organizations, as well as school districts surrounding the Fort
Smith area. The Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn City Center and
is sponsored by the Southwest Times Record, Westark College,
and Fort Smith Public Schools.
If you would like to register for this event, please
contact Kimberly Spicer by
Monday, April 3.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
The John Gyles Education Fund is accepting applications
for a $3,000 scholarship. Students must be a United States or Canadian
citizen and have a minimum GPA of 2.7. Financial need will be considered.
To receive an application, send only a stamped, self-addressed, standard
letter size envelope to the following address: The John Gyles Education
Fund, Attention: The Secretary P.O. Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive, Frederiction,
New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5G4. Application deadline is April 1, 2000.
The John L. Cary Scholarship Program is accepting
applications for liberal arts students wishing to pursue graduate accounting
studies. Scholarships are given based on academic achievement, leadership
and future career interest and are contingent upon acceptance in a graduate
accounting program. Each year, up to five recipients are awarded $5,000
and are eligible for renewal for one more year. The deadline for submission
of applications is April 1, 2000. Applications may be obtained through
the Financial Aid Office.