Volume 3 Issue # 11
Monday, February 19, 2001

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“Landscapes of the West”

   University of the Ozarks faculty member Dr. Sharon Gorman will display her exhibition of landscape photography during the month of February in the Stephens Gallery.
   Entitled “Landscapes of the West,” the exhibit features photographs from the southwestern deserts of the United States as well as the desert, mountains, and coastal regions of California. Dr. Gorman took up hiking while living in California and from this activity grew her passion for photography.
   The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception at which members of the community may meet the photographer will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the gallery.

Jim Lucas: Keeper of the Dream

   The Walton Arts and Ideas Series will be presenting Jim Lucas: Keeper of the Dream at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in Walton Theatre. Lucas’ presentation is entitled, “Reflections: Dr. Martin Luther King Remembered.” Lucas is nationally recognized for his stirring and dramatic recitations and readings portraying the life and times of The Rev. Martin Luther King.
   His resemblance to and interpretation of Dr. King have been called “remarkable” and “uncanny.” “Reflections” showcases many of Dr. King’s most famous and moving speeches during the Civil Rights Movement, including “I Have a Dream,” and “I Have Been to the Mountaintop.”

“Echoes Of The Past”

   On Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in Rowntree Theatre, Maxine Maxwell will be giving a theatrical presentation called, “Echoes of the Past.” Maxwell is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts. The presentation will explore the turning points in the lives of five African and African-American women: Henrietta King, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Elizabeth Eckford, and Winnie Mandela.
   The dramatic performance shows the strength and courage of black women and takes a look at what it has been like to be black and female over the last 150 years. The event is a convocation credit for students. For more information, please contact Student Life (1322).

Basketball Teams Tourney-bound
   For the first time ever, the U of O men’s and women’s basketball teams have advanced to the American Southwest Conference postseason tournaments in the same season. The Eagles (17-7), who secured their second consecutive ASC Tournament spot by winning their final four games, will meet McMurry in a semifinal matchup at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Mississippi College. The Lady Eagles (15-8) will meet Hardin-Simmons at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in a women’s semifinal game being played at Hardin-Simmons. The championship games for both tournaments are set for 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24.

Summer Study In Latin America
   Learn Spanish or continue with your Spanish studies! If you are interested in studying Spanish this summer in Latin America, visit with Dr. Elissa Heil about some of the exciting opportunities available to you. You may earn up to eight academic credits for summer study. Dr. Heil can be reached at Ext. 1338 or via e-mail at eheil@ozarks.edu.

Attention, Accounting Majors

  University of the Ozarks will not be removing the accounting major from its curriculum. If there are any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Randy Hilton at Ext. 1293.
   Also, the National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees awards an average of 30 scholarships per year in the amount of $1,000 to each accounting student entering his/her third or fourth year of study, and approximately $500 each to students entering their second year of studies. Applications and appraisal forms may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office or by logging in at the Web site www.nsacct.org. Applications are due no later than March 10.

Celebrate “Thinking Day”
   On Friday, Feb. 23, Girl Scouts will celebrate “Thinking Day” on the Ozarks campus from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Thinking Day” is a celebration that all members of the World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts share annually for the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.
   Lord Baden-Powell founded Boy Scouts and his sister, Lady Baden-Powell, founded Girl Guides. Juliette Gordon-Low was one of their friends. She founded Girl Scouts of America. This is a perfect time for girls to “think” about how girls in other countries live and play.
   International students will set table displays, cook traditional food, and wear traditional clothing from their countries. This event will provide an excellent learning tool for our young girls. The event is limited to registered Girl Scouts. If you are interested in becoming a Girl Scout, or an adult volunteer, please contact Rhonda Stephens at 754-3121 or Sara Stucky at Ext. 1361.

Around Campus...
   Both the U of O baseball team and new women’s softball team will play their season home openers this week. The Eagles baseball team, which lost a close 6-4 decision at rival Arkansas Tech on Saturday, plays a doubleheader against Central Baptist College at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, and will host UA-Monticello at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Lady Eagles softball team will open its season against Hendrix College in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 20 ... Two movies will be shown in Boreham 120 this month in celebration of Black History Month. Malcolm X (Feb. 21) and Tuskegee Airmen (Feb. 28) are the featured films ... The intramural indoor volleyball tournament will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in Mabee Gym ... Tonya Bibee and Michael Coffey were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during ceremonies held in Mabee Gym on Feb. 10 ... Daniel Sigala was named Mr. U of O in the annual event held Saturday. Matt David was named first runnerup and Fuyei Xaykaothao was second runnerup ... There is still room on the Spring Break trip to Mexico. If interested, contact Sarah Clary by Wednesay, Feb. 21.

2001 Scholarship Opportunities
  Ronald King Laster Scholarship
   Ronald and Marian Laster choose one U of O student to receive a $250 scholarship. The student must have a minimum grade point of 2.5 and be a graduate of a Johnson County High School or born in Johnson County. For more information or an application come by the financial aid office or call 979-1221. Application deadline is March 1, 2001.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
   The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is sponsoring a Grant-in-Aid Award of $500. To be eligible, the applicant must be female, have earned 30 semester hours, and have exhibited an aptitude and desire for teaching. Applications are due on March 1, 2001. For more information call 979-1221 or come by the financial aid office for an application.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
   The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation makes available at least one fellowship worth up to $24,000 in each state for master’s level graduate study of framing, principles and history of the Constitution by current and prospective secondary school teachers of American history, American government and social studies. For additional information and detailed regulations, please visit the Foundation's website: www.jamesmadison.com or write directly to the James Madison Fellowship Program: 2201 North Dodge Street, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030. Toll-free telephone: 1-800-525-6928. Applications are due March 1 annually.
Arkansas Press Women’s Organization
   The Arkansas Press Women’s Organization is offering a $450 scholarship to a student seeking a degree in journalism. Interested students should submit a completed application form, a copy of his/her transcript, three letters of recommendation, three work samples and a short statement of professional goals. For more information or an application come by the financial aid office or call 979-1221. Applications are due March 1.
Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
   Talbots is offering a scholarship to women applicants currently residing in the U.S., who have earned a high school diploma or GED, and have at least two full-time semesters remaining to complete their undergraduate degree. For more information or an application come by the financial aid office or visit the Talbots website at www.talbots.com/about/scholar/asp. Applications are due March 1.
Single Parent Scholarship
   The Johnson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund provides assistance up to $500 per semester to those single parents who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential. Parents selected must be residents of Johnson County, a single parent with custody of children under 18 years, an undergraduate student either part or full-time, low income and a recipient of the Pell Grant. Application deadline is March 1.
Tyson Foundation Scholarship
   Tyson Foundation Scholarships are available to U. S. citizens who are living in the vicinity of a Tyson’s operation, are employees of Tyson, or are dependents of employees or growers. Applicants must be majoring in business, agriculture, nursing, engineering, or computer science fields. The applicant must also be a full-time student who demonstrates financial need. Requests for applications need to be made to the Tyson Foundation by Feb. 28th at 800-643-3410, Ext. 4955.
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