Ozarks Ranked by U.S. News
the Ozarks has been ranked as the second-best value in the South among
Comprehensive Colleges (Bachelors) by U.S. News & World
Report in its 2002 guide to colleges and universities, announced
Ozarks was also ranked for the third straight year
as a top tier university in its Southern regional category.
U.S. News ranks the colleges and universities in tiers, with the top
25 percent of the schools in each category placed in the top tier.
In its annual Americas Best Colleges
edition, which is scheduled to hit the newsstands on Monday, U.S.
News & World Report ranked more than 1,400 accredited schools
nationally based on such criteria as academic reputation, graduation
and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial
resources and alumni giving.
In the previous two years, Ozarks ranked in the top
tier in the category of Regional Liberal Arts Colleges. In the 2002
Americas Best Colleges, Ozarks was placed in
a new category: Comprehensive Colleges (Bachelors). U.S. News
defines Comprehensive Colleges (Bachelors) as institutions that
focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs,
both in the liberal arts, which account for fewer than half of their
bachelors degrees, and in professional fields such as business
and education. There are 322 colleges in the nation that fall under
this category, according to the magazine.
Smith Kicks Off
It is time once again for the beginning
of the Walton Arts & Ideas Series. This year the events will kick
off September 11th at 7:30 p.m. with Anna Deavere Smith presenting
Snapshots: Glimpse of America in Change.
Ms. Smith is an activist, performance artist, and
a playwright who uses the art of theater to explore issues of race,
community, and character in America. She is best known as the playwright
and performer of two award-winning shows about racial tensions in American
cities Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and Fires
in the Mirror. During her performance, Smith will present
selected characters from her plays and discuss the changing attitudes
of ordinary citizens toward race, class, and gender issues.
Tickets for the performance are $10 each, but students,
faculty, and staff can pick up their one free ticket at the box office
the night of the performance.
Around Campus ...
mens soccer team is off to a 3-0 start following a 3-1 victory
over Mary-Hardin-Baylor on Saturday. On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Eagles
will open conference play and the Lady Eagles will play their first
match of the season when the two teams travel to Mississippi College
... During a ceremony on Sept. 4 in Mabee Administration Building, the
university announced that the Dr. Robert H. Basham Micro Teaching Labortaory
would be located in the currently under construction Walker Hall. The
lab will be named in honor of the former Ozarks professor who taught
social sciences at the university from 1963-84 and who is still an avid
supporter of his alma mater ... A representative from Walt Disney World
will be on campus Sept. 27 to interview for summer internships. Call
Kimberly Spicer at Ext. 1320 in Career Placement for details ... Artist
of the Month for September in the Stephens Gallery is Arkansas Tech
professor Ty Brunson, who will present his clay and glass works.
host Mayoral Candidates Forum
University of the Ozarks TV
6 and the Clarksville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership
Class of 2001 will sponsor a live Clarksville Mayoral Candidates Forum
on the U of O Campus at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20th. The forum will
include Clarksville's three mayoral candidates: Charles Callahan, Dave
DeVazier, and Bob Norris. The forum will be held in the TV 6 studio
in the basement of the Walton Fine Arts Center. There will also be a
classroom available near the studio with a closed-circuit monitor for
the public to watch the event. Questions for the candidates will be
taken from the public during the forum either by telephone, or in written
form in the classroom.
The public can phone in questions during the forum
by calling either 979-1450, 979-1461 or 979-1354.
This years yearbook pictures will be taken Wednesday,
Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18. Pictures will begin Wednesday at 7:30
a.m. and end at 4 p.m., and they will continue on Thursday from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Please plan time to stop by and get your picture taken so
that you can be forever immortalized in the Aerie.
Give UOW a Try
The University of the Ozarks Women
(UOW) invites any interested female faculty and staff members on campus
to join the university organization that is renowned for its service
to the community for 25 years.
Since 1976, UOW has been involved in such worthwhile
projects as the Community Birthday Calendar, the Angel Tree Project
and Breast Cancer Awareness. UOW is not only open to female faculty
and staff on campus, but also to wives of faculty and staff. The organization
is having its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more
information about UOW, please contact UOW President Jana Hart in the
Admissions Office at Ext. 1221.
The Public Relations Office is preparing
to print the 2001-02 Campus Directory. Faculty and staff are encouraged
to contact the PR Office this week to make any changes in their directory
information from last year. Contact Kerry Lunn at Ext. 1433 to request
any change in information.