Ho! Ho! Ho!
You are invited to the Presidentís house for
a Christmas gathering! On Wednesday, Dec. 15, at anytime between 2:30
p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Dr. Rick Niece and his wife, ShereJ,
will be providing music, merriment and more.
Come casually dressed, and make sure you bring an
appetite! RSVP to Paula Wills at 1242 by Tuesday, Dec. 14. Everyone
join in to celebrate the season. We look forward to seeing you there!
Faculty/Staff Campaign at 98%
The U of O Faculty/Staff Campaign, which is a part of the
Universityís PRIDE & PROMISE Campaign, has reached the 98% participation
mark. The in-house campaign has raised more than $140,000 in pledges
from faculty and staff, and this magnificent display of commitment from
University employees will serve as a springboard as Ozarks heads into
the heart of the PRIDE & PROMISE Campaign. Thanks to everyone who has
Faculty Enrichment Award
The Alumni Association will once again sponsor the
Faculty Enrichment Award with a stipend of approximately $1,000.
To apply, submit a letter/proposal that states the
reason you need the award, indicating very specifically how you plan
to use the stipend and how it will enrich you as a faculty member of
University of the Ozarks. Please limit your proposal to two pages. The
selection committee will review applications based on merit, but will
also focus on how the proposal relates to the stated mission of the
The Alumni Office is accepting applications for the
award on behalf of the Alumni Association. We ask that you submit proposals
no later than noon on Friday, Jan 28. The selection committee will meet
Feb. 19 to select recipients. The winner or winners will be announced
during Alumni Weekend, April 14-16. If you have any questions, contact
Alumni Director Lori McBee at ext. 1237.
Caroling In The Park
Mark you holiday calendars! Students, take a study
break! Faculty and staff, gather
friends and family!
The Johnson County Muliticultural Committee is sponsoring
the 2nd annual Community Caroling Event, which will be held on Sunday,
Dec. 12, at 5:00 p.m. at the Gazebo in Cline Park. So,
bundle up, bring the family, and enjoy some Christmas cheer. Group performers
and church choirs will be there to lead the event. Christmas sweets
for the kids will be provided as well as hot chocolate for all. For
more information, contact Dr. Elissa Heil.
View The Classroom
The theatre directing class will be presenting their
one-act plays on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m.
in the Seay Theatre. Everyone is invited to the show.
The plays were chosen by these student directors
as a classroom project. The directors and their plays for Dec. 7th are
Megann McManus, Laundry and Bourbon; and Jennifer Kreienheder,
Impromptu. For Dec. 8th, Katari Hawthorne, Junk Yard;
Cooper Mann, Who Made Robert Deniro King of America; and Rachel
Pickett, Wanda's Visit.
Countless hours of hard work and dedication were
put into these shows, but now is the final moment of truth. Make sure
that you do not miss it!
Too much studying? Need a break? Want to see your
teachers serve you? Then it is time to head to the cafeteria!
On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 10:00 p.m., U of O will be
holding its annual Study Night Breakfast! Come prepared for lots of
food, fun, and prizes. Thatís right, there will be prizes given away
to some lucky winners! So, everyone put the books down and head out
to the caf for a much-needed break.
Millennium Ski Trip
Have no plans for the holidays? Well, here is
your chance to enjoy the Christmas Break. Take a trip skiing in Sunlight,
The trip will be from January 8-14 and includes four
fun-filled days of skiing. The total cost of the trip is about $300
and must be paid by Wednesday, Dec. 15. So, hurry and sign up today!
Get It Before Itís Gone
Time is wasting, and students need to get it before
it is gone. The Alumni Association is offering several scholarships
for approximately $500 each to returning Ozarks students for the 2000-2001
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. So, hurry and go today!
Scholarships & Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
form is used to determine how much your family can afford to pay toward
college based on household income and other factors.
A new FAFSA form must be filled out each year that
you wish to be considered for financial aid. The information received
will determine eligibility for Pell, SEOG, AR work study, and institutionally
funded grants and scholarships.
Renewal applications have been sent to home addresses
by the Department of Education for each student who applied for aid
during 1998-1999. If you have not received your renewal application
by Jan. 10, come to the Financial Aid Office to pick one up. Priority
deadline for optimal financial aid packages is Feb. 15.
Arkansas Police Corps.
The Arkansas Police Corps is offering a scholarship
to any person with the mental and physical capabilities needed to be
effective as a police officer. The applicant may receive up to $30,000
in scholarship money and can obtain a major in any desired field as
long as they graduate from a four year university.
Also required is good character, sincere motivation
and dedication to law enforcement and public service. The applicant
must meet the standards of the police force to which they are assigned.
In return for the scholarship, participants have
to complete a rigorous residential training program and serve four years
on community patrol with a police department or sheriff's office assigned
by the state. Deadline is Jan. 15. Please contact Financial Aid for
The National Security Education Program
The National Security Education Program (NSEP)
is addressing the need to increase the ability of Americans to communicate
and compete globally by knowing the languages and cultures of other
Eligible are U.S. citizens enrolled in or applying
to a graduate degree program at a college within the U.S. Applicants
must design their own programs and may combine domestic language and
culture study with overseas study. All fellowships must include formal
study of a modern language other than English and the study of an area
and culture. Consideration of applicants is done in a two-stage national
merit review process.
All NSEP fellowship recipients must agree to a service
requirement. Deadline is Jan. 15. For more information contact the Financial
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering a
scholarship for an African -American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian.
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of U.S. and
a full-time student.
Also required is a financial need with high achievements
in chemistry or science. All applicants need to be a high school senior,
college freshman, sophomore, or junior intending to or already majoring
in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related
science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
For applications check out the web at http://www.acs.org/minorityaffairs/
or see the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is Feb. 15.
The Freedom Forum
The NCAA Foundation is offering a scholarship for
sports jounalism students. Eight $3,000 scholarships will be awarded
for the 2000-2001 academic year to outstanding journalism majors. Candidates
for these awards include only current full-time juniors. A selection
committee determined by the Freedom Forum and the NCAA will choose the
Deadline is December 11, 1999 so contact the Financial
Aid Office today!