MABEE GROUNDBREAKING SCHEDULED
Students, faculty and staff are invited to a groundbreaking
ceremony at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, for the newest apartment-style
residence hall, J.E. and L.E. Mabee Hall. The ceremony will take place
on the southeast corner of College Ave. and Buchanan Street, across
from Mabee Gymnasium. Construction on the third apartment-style complex
is expected to begin later this month.
U OF O RANKS IN TOP TIER
For the second consecutive year University of the
Ozarks has been ranked in the top tier of Best Regional Liberal Arts
Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report in its 2001
guide to colleges and universities. Ozarks was ranked as the fourth-best
value among the 131 colleges and universities in the Southern Liberal
Arts Colleges category.
U.S News & World Report, in its annual America's
Best Colleges edition, ranked more than 1,400 schools nationally
based on such criteria as academic reputation, graduation and retention
rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and
U of O President Dr. Rick Niece said, “One of the
campus-wide goals we set three years ago was to increase our reputation
and people's awareness of us regionally and nationally. Being ranked
as a top tier university for the second consecutive year indicates that
we are well on the way to achieving that status. I continue to be extremely
proud of Ozarks and our exceptional progress.”
"HOMETOWN SATURDAY NIGHT"
The Walton Arts and Ideas Series (WAIS) is starting
a new year by celebrating the South. The series, which takes a look
at some Southern artists and thinkers, will kick off with “Hometown
Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band will
perform on Thursday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Walton Fine
Arts Center. The band is a recreation of an actual small town band from
Lynchburg, Tenn., at the end of the 19th Century.
Join a foot-tapping good time and watch the spirit
be recaptured by the band today. This is a convo credit opportunity.
Admission is $10 to the public and free to U of O students, faculty,
ENROLLMENT INCREASES 4.4%
University of the Ozarks officials have announced a fall
enrollment of 622 students. This is a 4.4 percent increase over the
fall 1999 number and the college’s largest enrollment since 1991 when
U of O also reported a fall count of 622.
This year’s enrollment includes 374 returning students
and 248 new students, 173 of whom are entering freshmen. In total, 579
are full-time students and 43 are part-time students.
Combined with last year’s increase of 12.2 percent,
Ozarks’ enrollment has grown almost 17 percent in the past two years.
U of O President Dr. Rick Niece said that the enrollment increase keeps
the college above pace with its 10-year plan, developed in 1998, to
reach an enrollment of 750 students.
SOCCER EAGLES DEFEAT HENDRIX, AC
The U of O men’s soccer team played their first home
games of the season last week and responded with a pair of big victories
— 3-1 over in-state rival Hendrix College and 5-0 over conference-foe
Austin College. The Eagles, 2-2 on the season, travel to Harding on
Tuesday before returning home to play East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau
on Friday and Saturday of this week.
IMPORTANT CAMPUS NOTES
* Ozarks’ e-mail can no longer be reached at http://mail.ozarks.edu.
The new site is now available at http://webmail.ozarks.edu/exchange/logon.asp
* Parking Tickets are now being issued! Please pick up
a parking decal in the Student Life Office.
HOST FAMILY FESTIVAL
U of O’s Walton Scholars and other international students
will be holding a festival for their host families on Friday, Sept.
15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Seay Student Center. Please note the time has
changed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The festival will include food tasting and a variety
of entertainments from 18 countries. For more information, contact the
Office of International Studies at Ext. 1232.
WA-PRESS FALL 2000
Are you feeling the need to get creative? Have a hidden
talent you want to expose? Ever just feel like listening to poetry and
music? If so, WA-Press has all those things and more to share with you!
The excitement begins with Brandon Stiemel’s Match
Game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the bottom of the Seay Student
Center. And, don’t think that is the only fun the club will be having
this year. There are many other exciting events, such as music, poetry
readings, and feature readings. Also, there will be painting and sculpture
displays for those interested. For more information, contact Trent Jones
or Jeff Blackard at Ext. 1408.
SPIN THE WHEEL FOR CASH
Get ready to spin the wheel and win cash and prizes!
The Real Deal Crazy Game Show is coming to U of O on Saturday, Sept.
16, at 8:00 p.m.
There will be non-stop fun and a chance to win “The
BIG Bucks” or a shot for “The GRAND Real Deal Prize.” Answer the question
and spin the wheel or miss the question, do the gag, THEN spin the wheel!
Contestants will be selected at random. All contestants will receive
a free t-shirt! Come out, participate and maybe you will be the next
ART CLUB TO MEET
Get out your paint and clay because the fall semester
has begun, and the Art Club is meeting! On Thursday, Sept. 14, in the
Walton Building, Room 119, the Art Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. If there
are any questions or more information is needed, contact Will Merriott
at Ext. 2713.
EXECUTIVE OUTREACH ASSOCIATION
A new organization has hit campus! The Executive Outreach
Association (EOA) wants to expand the classroom knowledge by inviting
business professionals on campus to speak about real-life experiences.
EOA’s mission is to bridge the gap between text materials and the business
environment. If you are interested in more information, please contact
Doug Dennett. Come and learn essential career skills through interaction.
A FEW GOOD MUSICIANS WANTED
Tennis Coach Sally Wood is organizing a pep band that
will perform during home basketball games this season. Anyone who can
play a musical instrument, especially the trumpet, trombone or saxophone,
please contact Coach Wood at Ext. 1332 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.