Winter is coming and so is cold and flu season.
Yes, it’s that time of year when everyone starts to get sick. Don’t
be one of the victims this year.
U of O will have flu shots available on Tuesday,
Oct. 26. The shots will be given from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Just come
by the nurse's station, on the lower level of Seay Student Center,
and schedule a shot for you. The cost will be $10 per person.
Gonzalez Gets VP At PBL
Marcos Gonzalez was elected vice president of the Arkansas
chapter of Phi Beta Lamda during the PBL Leadership Conference held
over the weekend in Little Rock.
Gonzalez is a sophomore business management major
from Georgetown, Texas. He is the second consecutive U of O student
to be elected vice president in the state organization. Melissa Worm,
a junior from Perryville, Arkansas was elected to the position last
A Bleeding Success
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Phi Beta
Lambda (PBL) helped sponsor a successful American Red Cross Blood
Drive at the university on Oct. 13.
The Red Cross collected 62 units of blood, which
represented a 24 percent increase over the organizer's goal of 50
units. More than 10 percent of the student body gave blood. This is
one of the highest donor rates among colleges and universities in
the state, according to the blood drive's director, Robert Wofford.
A note of appreciation and special thanks to all
who donated and helped organize as well as run this year’s blood drive.
The University of the Ozarks Board of Trustees last
week approved a proposal to add women's fastpitch softball to the
university's athletic program.
The program should help gender equity in the athletic
department, according to Ozarks Athletic Director Jack Jones. Currently,
69 percent of U of O's student-athletes are men. The addition of women's
softball will help Ozarks meet an NCAA requirement that its member
institutions have five female varsity athletic programs by the 2000-2001
U of O will become the 12th member of the 16-school
American Southwest Conference to play women's fastpitch softball.
Eight universities in Arkansas currently play the sport, including
University of Central Arkansas, Williams Baptist College, Arkansas
Baptist College, Henderson State University, Southern Arkansas University
and UA-Monticello. The plan is for Ozarks to begin women's softball
competition for Spring of 2000.
$2 Million Bequested to Ozarks
The late Vera M. Pfeffer of Bella Vista has
established the Eugene A. and Vera M. Pfeffer Student Loan Trust through
a $2 million bequest to Ozarks.
The fund provides low interest loans to “worthy”
students seeking financial assistance to cover their education cost.
Mrs. Pfeffer modeled the bequest on an educational loan she was given
by a former employer. Steve Edmisten, vice president for university
advancement, said, “Mrs. Pfeffer’s gift reveals a special, elegant
wisdom in that current recipients pay back their loans and thus replenish
the fund for future generations of students.”
Mrs. Pfeffer was first elected to the Ozarks' Board
of Trustees in 1971 and was named lifetime member of the board in
1989. She died Sept. 12, 1998, in Bella Vista at the age of 97. There
are 92 students participating in the Pfeffer Loan program this semester.
Alumni Has Opportunity For Y2K
The Alumni Association will be offering several
scholarships for approximately $500 each to returning Ozarks students
for the 2000-2001 academic year.
Interested students must be individuals exemplifying
good moral character, with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. The
completed application must be submitted with two letters of recommendation
(one from an Ozarks faculty member) and received in the Alumni Office
before Jan. 14, 2000. Applications are available in the Alumni Office
in the Mabee Administration Building.
Smoke Dogs Smoke Go-Deep
Intramural flag football has left many U of
O students black and blue as they battled each other for their chance
at being the champs.
This past week two teams, Smoke Dogs and Go-Deep,
went head to head to see who was best. After a great game that included
overtime, the team on top was Smoke Dogs,
Thanks to everyone who came out and played or just
gave their support to the teams. The next intramural sport is bowling,
Check It Out In Financial Aid
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Grant-in-Aid Award is available for a female graduating senior, who
exhibits an aptitude and desire for teaching.
Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is offering
a scholarship to a female student majoring in education, who has completed
the general education requirements and has a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Applications are due Nov. 1 in the Financial Aid Office.
Single Parent Scholarship for a resident
of Johnson County who is an economically disadvantaged single parent
with custody of children under the age of 18, and has a high school
diploma or the equivalence of one. Deadline is Nov. 1.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Program is looking for a citizen of the U.S. or a permanent resident
of the U.S., who is doing graduate study leading to research-based
master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, math, and engineering.
Deadline is Nov. 4th.
John Gyles Education Fund is available for a full-time
Canadian or American citizen student in any areas of post-secondary
study, who has a minimum GPA of 2.7. Deadline is Nov. 15.
For more information on these opportunities please
contact the Financial Aid Office.
Faculty/Staff Campaign reaches 94%
The faculty/staff campaign has reached the 94 percent
participation rate, with just a handful of people remaining who have
not contributed. Thanks to all of you who have helped make this a
rousing success so far. Remember, it’s not how much you give that’s
important, but that we get 100 percent participation.