Volume 4 Issue # 3
Monday, September 24, 2001

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Wiley and the Hairy Man

            The University Theatre will be holding auditions Monday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seay Theatre for the short play, “Wiley and the Hairy Man.” The play is set in the woods and swamps of central and southern Arkansas. The Theatre is seeking performers who are outgoing, energetic, and flexible who enjoy improvisation and creative expression. While the play only features roles for six performers, students who can play the acoustic guitar, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica, mandolin, and other musical instruments are also needed.
   To audition for the play, students should prepare a one-minute memorized anecdote, story, or narrative joke to recite at auditions. They should also wear clothes that allow flexibility so that they are able to move about while prerforming. Also, readings from the script will be part of the audition. Scripts are available from Dr. Pat Farmer who can be reached at Walton #171, by calling Ext. 1341, or via E-mail pafarmer@ozarks.edu.

LC to Present Conference

        The Jones Learning Center will present a one-day learning disabilities conference for the public on Thursday, Sept. 27, on the Ozarks campus.
   The conference, which is open to educators, parents and students, will be presented by JLC staff members and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Jones Learning Center. The pre-registration cost for the conference is $60, and on-site registration is $70. The sessions are open to all Ozarks' faculty, staff and students free of charge. Please contact Shannon Rutledge at Ext. 1403 if you would like to attend.
   There will be four sessions during the day, with participants having a choice of five different workshops per session. Emphasized in the presentations will be ways to better understand students with disabilities and attention deficit disorders, as well as strategies to ensure their success in education and life. Among the 20 workshops that will be offered are “Growing up with ADD,” “Building Study Skills for College,” and “Tutoring Students with Learning Disabilities.”.

Time for a Health Checkup.

                  Representatives from the Johnson County Regional Hospital will be in the student center from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, to provide free health screenings for students and staff. Among the services they will be providing are blood pressure checks and cholesterol and glucose tests.

Around Campus ...
         Individual photos for the Aerie Yearbook will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Seay Student Center ... The men’s soccer team is off to its best start in the program’s history, 6-0-1, following a hard-fought 2-2 tie with East Texas Baptist on Saturday at Hurie Field. The Eagles play host to Harding at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 ... Registration for intramural football, which begins Oct. 2, is currently underway. Also, free bowling for students will be available after 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday this weekend at Clarksville’s Sherwood Bowl. See Bo Funderburk in the Student Life Office for more information on both football and bowling ... Ozarks students Fiorella Bove, Dwayne Lambert, Jessica Musselmann and Jason Small have been selected by the faculty to attend the Arkansas Student Leadership Forum ... Claudia Woodard in the Student Life Office is now in charge of scheduling events for the Chapel. She can be reached at Ext. 1322.

Scholarship Information

   Hispanic Scholarship Fund
   The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. These awards generally range from $1,000 to $3,000. To be eligible, students must: be of Hispanic heritage (one parent must be fully Hispanic or both parents must be half Hispanic); be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident (with permanent resident card); and must have earned at least 15 undergraduate college credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
   Applications are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement; letter of recommendation; personal statement; and financial need. The application deadline is October 15, 2001. Applications are available at http://www.hsf.net/scholarship/CollegeRetention.htm.
Welfare to Work Scholarship
   The Welfare to Work Scholarship is a one-time scholarship that is going to be given for the Spring 2002 semester. Four hundred scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded. Priority for these scholarships will be given to TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients. Applications can be picked up from Financial Aide Director, Jana Hart. The deadline for the scholarship is Nov. 1, 2001.
Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society
   The Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Grants-In-Aid applications are now available. The recipient of this scholarship must be a female majoring in education, who has completed the general education requirement, and has a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the School of Education or Head of Specialized Department verifying the above-mentioned criteria and providing qualifications of the student for receiving the grant is required. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2001 and applications can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office.

Ozarks Abroad Going to Spain
         Ozarks Abroad is looking for students, faculty and staff interested in studying and living in Alicante, Spain for a month next summer. Courses in intensive language will range from the beginning to advanced levels, and six hours of university credit is offered. The trip also provides excellent living conditions and exciting excursions at a great price. Come find out about this exciting opportunity during an information session Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 8:00 p.m. in Walton basement LL3. For more information, contact Dr. Heil at Ext. 1338 or eheil@ozarks.edu..

Words of Wisdom...
      “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”



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