Volume 2 Issue # 14  
Monday, April 10, 2000

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Campus News

GRADUATION NEWS

   The university will hold Commencement for the Class of 2000 at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, on the campus mall. The Commencement speaker will be Joe Hoing, dean of students at Ozarks. Baccalaureate will be held earlier that morning at 9 a.m. in Munger Chapel. A dutch-treat lunch will follow Commencement in Seay Cafeteria. Please let the Registrar's Office know how many people you expect to attend the luncheon.
    Commencement rehearsal will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 11, on the campus mall. Seniors who have financial aid are reminded that they must complete an exit interview with the Financial Aid Office before graduation. Caps and gowns will be available for pick up during the week of May 8-12.

MAN'S BEST FRIEND

    University Theatre will present SYLVIA, a comedy about man's best friend. The play will perform on Thursday and Friday, April 13th and 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Walton Fine Arts Centerís Seay Theatre.
    This warm and funny play is centered around a married couple, Greg and Kate, who have moved to Manhattan after 22 years in the suburbs. Greg's career on Wall Street is winding down, while Kate's career as a public school teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. Soon, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.
    The cast includes, junior Megann McManus as Sylvia; freshman Johnny Waldrop, as Greg; freshman Misti-Nicole Ponder, as Kate; freshman April James, as Phyllis; senior Cooper Mann, as Tom; and freshman Matt Yetter, as Leslie. The artistic staff includes, professor Bruce B. Brown, scenery and costume; Katari Hawthorne, lighting design; Jennifer Kreienheder, graphic design; Nathan Sain, sound design; and Dustin Campbell, stage manager. The production, written by A.R. Gurney, Jr., will be directed by Dr. Pat Farmer, Walton Professor of Theatre at Ozarks.    General admission is $5.00. Tickets are free to U of O students faculty, and staff. Convocation credit is available. For more information, contact Mr. Bruce Brown or Dr. Pat Farmer.

BASEBALL SUCCESS
   The U of O baseball team had a pair of impressive American Southwest Conference victories recently, defeating East Texas Baptist 8-7 on the road and then beating Mississippi College 9-7 in the second game of a doubleheader this past Saturday. During the MC series, the Eagles' lone senior, Lee Beshoner of Scranton, was recognized during Senior Day activites.
    The Eagles will play their final home game of the 2000 season on Tuesday, April 11, against long-time rival Arkansas Tech. Game time is 2 p.m. at the U of O field. Come out and cheer on the Eagles one last time this season.

SIFE GOES TO MEMPHIS
   University of the Ozarksí Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) turned in a strong performance in Regional Competition in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 5.
    SIFE took 15 of its 32 members to present their annual report and presentation to regional judges. The report consisted of projects for community service, promotion of free enterprise and partnerships with businesses.
    U of O SIFEís presentation earned an average of 95 percent from the judges and the team will move on to Nationals in Kansas City, Mo. Congratulationsto SIFE!

PBL STATE CONFERENCE
   Arkansas Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) held its 38th annual Leadership Conference on April 4-5 in Little Rock and U of O's PBL team produced another strong outing.
    U of O's first place finishers included Taylor Dodds in Job Interview, Veronica Garcia in Business Principles and Roxanna Brooks, Brian Muston, Eric Steinmiller and Melissa Worm in team Parliamentary Procedure. Ozarks also had numerous other individuals who finished among the top three in competition. The U of O chapter earned the Arkansas Silver Chapter Award, which recognizes outstanding local chapters. The National competitions will be held in Long Beach, California. Lots of time and effort were given by all participants. Thank you for representing U of O!

SENIOR ART EXHIBIT
   U of Oís Beth A. Jensen will have her paintings and drawings on display during the month of April as part of her Senior Art Exhibit in U of Oís Stephens Gallery. Jensen is a senior social sciences major from Russellville.
    There will be a reception to meet the artist at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in the Stephens Gallery, located in Walton Fine Arts Center. The gallery exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

SCHOLARSHIP OFFERINGS
   CBS Foundation Scholarship Program is offering $2,500 to students who are: minority, junior or senior, pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Applications are available in the financial aid office and must be received by the Foundation no later than April 15. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.
    The American Scholars National Honor Society is offering up to $19,000 in scholarships. Apply on-line: www.AmericanScholars.org.

SENIOR LUNCHEON
   The U of O Alumni Association will sponsor a Senior Luncheon at the Presidentís Home at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 13. The luncheon is free for seniors who will graduate either this May or in December of 2000. The guest speaker will be Denton Tumbleson, a 1974 Ozarks alumnus and the executive vice president at Simmons First Bank in Clarksville. If you would like to attend the luncheon, please RSVP the Alumni Office (ext. 1234) by Wednesday.

ALUMNI WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
   Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in Alumni Weekend activities this weekend on campus. Among the highlights will be a golf tournament on Friday, a picnic on the campus mall Friday evening, and a 5K run/walk Saturday morning. Students are encouraged to attend the picnic and visit with alumni of the university. A U of O meal ticket is required. For more information on any of the Alumni Weekend events, call the Alumni Office at ext. 1234.




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