Volume 4 Issue # 12
Monday, March 4, 2002

Campus News
Community workshops set
      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
         Arkansas artist Gloria Garrison will have her original watercolors on display in the Stephens Gallery as Artist of the Month for March.
   Garrison’s 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 honor

         Ozarks President 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. Niece’s 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 ...

         Amanda Alders, 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 men’s and women’s tennis teams play host to rival Hendrix College this week. The women’s 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

         The Admissions 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.
   Let’s 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.

Annual Spring Career Fair
         Ozarks’ Annual 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 kaspicer@ozarks.edu or 1320.

Scholarship Deadlines Approaching
         The Financial 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 master’s 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 Aid Office.

ASC recognizes U of O players
            Ozarks placed four players on the men’s and women’s 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.



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