set for May 11
U of O will hold its 168th Commencement ceremonies
at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, on the campus mall. The university
will confer approximately 90 undergraduate degrees to its Class of 2002,
including 10 to students who completed degree requirements in December,
according to Registrar Wilma Harris.
The Commencement speaker will be Dr. Gerald Jerry
Carr of Huntsville, Ark., a former NASA astronaut and a current member
of the U of O Board of Trustees. While at NASA, Carr worked as a team
member for the Apollo 8 and Apollo 12 missions as well as the commander
of the Skylab 4 mission team.
He is also a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, having
received the National Defense Service Medal and the Marine Corps Expeditionary
Medal. A member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Carr currently serves
as vice president of CAMUS, Inc., which provides technical support in
the area of zero gravity engineering, including design and evaluation
of systems for the space station.
The Commencement will be preceded by a Baccalaureate
service at 9 a.m. in the universitys Munger Chapel. The service
will include special music by Ozarks organist Dr. Sharon Gorman, the
University Faculty and Staff Choir and Dr. David and Malea De Seguirant.
University Chaplain Rev. Bill Woodard will give the proclamation.
Anyone wanting to attend the lunch at Seay Cafeteria
following Commencement must RSVP to the Registrars Office by May
6. The cost of the lunch is $6 per person, payable at the door.
There will be a mandatory
Commencement rehearsal for graduating seniors
at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, on the campus mall. All graduating
seniors must attend.
Seniors can pick up their caps and gowns during the rehearsal.
Awards Convocation scheduled
The 46th annual Student Awards Convocation will be
held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, in Munger Chapel.
The annual event will include the presentation of
divisional and departmental awards as well as university-wide awards,
including the prestigious Hurie Award. The Hurie Award is given to the
top graduating senior each spring. Many of the universitys endowed
scholarships are also awarded during the Awards Convocation.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend
this exciting event, which is the culmination of and reward for a lot
of hard work throughout the academic year. |
PBL shines at state
The University of the Ozarks Phi Beta Lambda
(PBL) chapter recently took home several top honors in the PBL 2002
State Leadership Conference held in Little Rock.
Jose Urias, a senior accounting major from El Salvador,
won first place in the Accounting for Professionals category. Urias
teamed with Rebeca Aguilar and Maria Reyna to win top honors in Team
Business Plan. The team of Urias, Rene Espinosa and Eric Safieh won
first in Team Emerging Business Issues. Ozarks also won first in Team
Desktop Publishing with Veronica Garcia and Adrianna Jasso.
Ozarks second-place finishers included, Dewayne
Lambert in Business Law; Auxi Guerrero in Business Principles; Urias
in Finance; Sofia Avila in Hospitality Management; Rob Reynolds in Information
Management; Suyapa Mansilla in Management; and Julie Carlton in Word
Processing. The team of Marcos Gonzalez, Xochilt Ferrey and Maria Rodriguez
took second place in Team Business Decision Making. Ozarks third-place
finishers included, Julio Valdes in Hospitality Management and Eric
Safieh in Information Management. The university also took third in
the Largest Local Chapter Membership category among the more than 25
schools represented at the conference.
The top two finishers in each category qualify for
the National Leadership Conference, scheduled for June 23-26 in Nashville,
Tenn. Ozarks PBL chapter is under the direction of advisor Dr.
Study Night Breakfast May 7
The annual Study Night Breakfast will be held at 10
p.m., Tuesday, May 7, in the Student Center.
As usual, faculty and staff members provide students
a break from studying for exams by serving them an evening breakfast,
and there will be numerous door prizes and other gifts handed out. If
you are a faculty or staff member and would like to volunteer as a server,
please contact the Student Life Office.
Kappa Delta Pi
The University of the Ozarks chartered the Alpha Alpha
Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education,
during a special ceremony on Saturday, April 27.
Dr. Janet Rogers, International President of Kappa
Delta Pi and Professor of Education at Northeastern State University
at Tahlequah, Oklahoma, conducted the ceremony. Dr. George C. Stone,
Professor of Education at Ozarks and chapter counselor, assisted. Approval
for the chapter was granted by the Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council.
Membership in the honor society is by invitation only
and is extended to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and
professional educators who have demonstrated superior scholarship and
leadership achievements. The top 10 percent of those entering or working
in the field of education are members of the Society.
Kappa Delta Pi includes more than 60,000 members in
550 chapters in colleges and universities throughout the United States
and fourteen countries. The organization recognizes and promotes excellence
in education. Seventeen members were inducted as charter members of
Samantha Armstrong, Sarah Boen, Fiorella Bove, Martha
Caldwell, Audrey Crumbliss, Glenda Ezell, Cody Gebhart, Ashley Hauptman,
Amanda James, Kristin Martin, Regena Mason, Valerie McClaine, Leanitz
Pelts, Holly Rexroat, Dr. Betty Robinson, Misty Tanner and Miranda White.