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.
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
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.
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.
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.