The U of O Community Service Program
will present two upcoming workshops: Beginning Scrapbooking
and Writing and Marketing Your First Novel.
Beginning Scrapbooking will be
led by Dr. Greta Marlow and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday,
March 9. The enrollment fee is $15 and includes all supplies needed
for the class.Writing and Marketing Your First Novel
will be conducted by Anna Myers, an award-winning author of more than
12 books for children and young adults. The workshop, which is free
to U of O students, faculty and staff, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30
p.m., Thursday, March 14.
For more information on either workshop, please contact
Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346.
Garrison is artist of month
Gloria Garrison will have her original watercolors on display in the
Stephens Gallery as Artist of the Month for March.
Garrisons love of the technique of water color
is evident in the exciting flow of color and form over the paper, achieving
effects that range from realism into the abstract. Her works have appeared
in the Arkansas Art Center, Fort Smith Art Center and the Arkansas River
Valley Art Center. Gloria and her husband Bill were selected as the
first Artists-in-Residence for the Buffalo National River by the National
Park Service in 1996.
Dr. Niece receives
Dr. Rick Niece was named Arkansas 2001 Nonprofit Executive of
the Year during the 14th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
ceremony held Feb. 21 at The Peabody in Little Rock.
The state-wide awards competition, sponsored by the
Little Rock-based Arkansas Business Publishing Group, honors
top businesses, nonprofit organizations and executives throughout Arkansas.
Dr. Niece was recognized for helping U of O exceed
the $55 million Pride & Promise capital campaign that went to improve
facilities, academic programs and student services. Under Dr. Nieces
tenure, Ozarks has seen a 23 percent increase in enrollment from
530 in 1998 to 654 in 2001 and its endowment has grown from $28
million to $70 million. Ozarks has also been ranked as a top tier
university in the Southern Region by U.S. News & World Report
each of the past three years.
I am always privileged to represent the University
of the Ozarks, and being named Nonprofit Executive of the Year is another
honor for Ozarks and for Clarksville, Dr. Niece said. Executives
are successful because of the people around them, and I am no exception.
Our recent phenomenal achievements at Ozarks are the result of the planning
and hard work of so many people. I am proud to be a part of the team.
Around Campus ...
a freshman art major from Carrollton, Texas, was recently awarded a
third place and two honorable mentions for her ceramic sculptures and
drawings at the 15 annual Collegiate Competition at the River Valley
Art Center in Russellville ... The Mr. U of O Contest, scheduled for
March 2, was postponed because of weather. The makeup date has yet to
be determined ... There will be an OCHOS open mike night at 8 p.m. March
5, at C.J.s Cuisine in downtown Clarksville ... The home softball
games scheduled for this past weekend were cancelled because of the
weather and will be made up at a later date. The 8-0 Lady Eagles will
travel to Dallas March 8-9 to compete in the prestigious Dallas Fast-Pitch
Tournament ... The Eagles baseball team dropped a pair of games at Howard
Payne last Friday, 8-4 and 12-0. The Eagles will be home this weekend
for a three-game series against LeTourneau University ... The Student
Government Association is sponsoring Movie Night this weekend. Students
can drop off canned goods at the Student Life Office this week and receive
a free movie ticket ... The U of O mens and womens tennis
teams play host to rival Hendrix College this week. The womens
match will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, while the men play at 3 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 6 ... Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) held a Teach-A-Child-About-Business
week recently. SIFE members helped educate more than 300 Westside School
students about how local businesses operate.
Spring Open House
on March 9th
Office is once again gearing up for Spring Open House, scheduled from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 9.
The day will begin with registration and welcoming
remarks and will include information sessions with faculty and staff,
a question and answer session with a student panel, a chance to watch
the Eagles baseball team play, tours of campus, and a closing reception.
Lets put our best foot forward on this day and
show the parents and prospective students that warm Ozarks hospitality.
For more information on Spring Open House 2002, contact the Admissions
Office at Ext. 1227.
Spring Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 10:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. in the Seay Student Center. This year an astonishing 38
organizations will be participating in the event. Recruiters will represent
summer camps, graduate schools, school districts, state/federal agencies,
corporations, non-profit organizations, and military and law enforcement.
A showcase of organizations participating can be found on bulletin boards
in the Seay Student Center and Student Support Services.
Students should dress professionally and bring resumes!
Many awesome door prizes will be given away, and the first 150 students
through the door will receive a free surprise gift pack. For more information,
contact Kimberly Spicer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1320.
Aid Office would like to remind students who are looking for financial
help to stop by the office and pick up applications numerous scholarships
that are available. Among some of the scholarships that have deadlines
rapidly approaching are the Tylenol Health Education Scholarship, Wilson
Memorial Education Grants, the AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship, and
the John Gyles Education Fund.
The Tylenol Brand Scholarship Fund will be offering
160 grants for those students in health-related careers. The Wilson
Memorial Education Grants offers $500 to women college graduates who
desire to further their education by acquiring a masters or a
doctorate degree. The John L. Carey Scholarship is given to a liberal
arts student wishing to pursue graduate accounting study. The scholarship
is worth $5,000. The John Gyles Education Fund provides assistance to
Canadian and American full-time students both male and female in all
areas of post-secondary education. The deadline for the Tylenol Health
Scholarship is April 30th and the other deadlines are April 1. Applications
for these and many more scholarships can be picked up in the Financial
U of O players
placed four players on the mens and womens American Southwest
Conference All-East Division basketball teams, which were selected by
conference coaches and announced by the league office last week. Senior
center Christie Shuffield of Dover and junior forward Mandy Thomas of
Lamar earned first team All-East Division honors, while sophomore forward
Jenna Corbell of Ashdown earned second team All-East Division. Sophomore
guard Mandrell Howell of North Little Rock was named to the All-East
Division second team. Junior guard Kristy Watts, sophomore guard Brent
Johnson of Ozark and junior guard Ricky Johnson of North Little Rock
were named honorable mention All-ASC.