Family Weekend 2001
Weekend will be held October 12th-14th. The weekend will offer many
exciting and entertaining opportunities for students and their families.
Fridays events begin with registration in Seay
Student Center at 8:00 a.m. Families are encouraged and invited to attend
classes with their students throughout the day. The Jones Learning Center
will hold an open house from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There will be soccer
games at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively, at Hurie Field. Dinner will be
served at Hurie Field at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. there will be a Host Family
Reception in the Art Gallery, followed by the University Theatre production
of The Glass Menagerie at 7:30 in the Walton Fine
Saturday morning begins with a continental breakfast
in the Seay Student Center at 9 a.m. The residence halls will have an
Open House starting at 8:00 a.m., followed by preparation of the parade
of beds and the fierce competition in the Bed Race. Fall Festival and
lunch will immediately follow. The Presidents Reception will be
held from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Presidents Home. The Arkansas Arts
Center Exhibit will begin at 6 p.m. in the Art Gallery, followed by
another showing of
The Glass Menagerie at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday morning begins with a special chapel service
in the Raymond Munger Chapel beginning at 10 a.m. Brunch will be in
the Seay Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are soccer games
at Hurie Field at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Several area hotels are offering special U of O discounts
for this event-filled weekend. If you have not already made plans to
attend or have any questions, please contact the Student Life Office
at ext. 1322.
University of the Ozarks Theatre will be performing one of the worlds
best-loved plays, Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie,
on October 12th and 13th in the Seay Theatre in the Walton Fine Arts
Center. The play is a moving and poetic story of the Wingfield family,
which is caught in the economic grip of The Great Depression. The main
character of the play, Amanda Wingfield, struggles with her unrealized
dreams and fights to give her adult children, Tom and Laura, a better
life. The Glass Menagerie is a modern American classic
filled with great tenderness, charm, and beauty. The play begins at
7:30 p.m. each night, and admission is free to U of O students, faculty,
and staff. For more information about the play, please call 979-1349.
Around Campus ...
interested in participating in a Special Studies/Ozarks Abroad course
on Irish history and culture in the spring needs to attend an information
session at 6 p.m., Oct. 8, in Walton 222. The course will culminate
in a 12-day trip to Ireland in May ... If youre interested in
spending your junior year at Lancaster University in England, please
attend an information session at 8 p.m., Oct. 18, in Walton 222 or contact
Dr. Elissa Heil at Ext. 1338 ... 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 ...
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed as pushers for the faculty/staff
team in the annual Family Weekend Bed Race on Oct. 13. Dust off the
sneakers and contact George Pittenger at Ext. 1400 to join the cause
... The mens soccer team continues to shine! After weekend road
victories against East Texas Baptist (1-0) and LeTourneau (5-2), the
Eagles are 11-0-1 overall and sitting alone in first place in the American
Southwest Conferences East Division ... Former U.S. Congressman
and current U of O Trustee John Paul Hammerschmidt was named a lifetime
trustee by the board during its Oct. 6 meeting.
Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee is holding its annual Fall
Conference on October 18th from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the University
of Arkansas at Little Rock. The purpose of the Fall Conference is to
teach students how to identify substance abuse, as well as how to prevent
it. The conference will also focus on education/leadership development.
All students are invited and welcome to attend. A van will leave U of
O Thursday the 18th at 7 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please
contact George Pittenger in the Student Life Office at Ext. 1400 or
e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. A T-shirt and lunch will be provided
to those who attend the conference.
A graduate school/GRE information workshop will be
held Monday, Oct. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Robson Room 112. The discussion
will include information on how to register for admissions tests (GRE,
GMAT, etc.), what to expect on the tests, fee waivers, test preparation
and how to find the right school for you. RSVPs MUST be made to
Ms. Kimberly Spicer. She can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com
or by calling her at Ext. 1320. If the workshop interferes with a class,
please feel free to leave the session early or come late, but it is
preferred that attendance is for the entire workshop. Free pizza will
be provided for those who attend the workshop.
Registration Week will be held October 8th through the 12th in the Career
Services Office, Robson 106. Registration gives students the opportunity
to explore what services U of O can offer to help them for life after
graduation. Many rewards are offered for those who register:
1. Sign up of special events
2. Pre-Register for Interview Events
3. Subscribe to job listings by e-mail
4. Receive an Everything You Need to Know Packet
5. Pickup passwords to subscription only web job listings.
Also, students who register will receive a free gift
and will be included in drawings for cash and prizes.
Also, there will be a Job Search Skills Workshop on
Thursday, October 11th at 4:30 in Robson 112. Students will learn what
types of resources the Career Services Office has to offer, how to network,
and obtain passwords to access subscriptions and on-line bulletins.
All students are invited to RSVP for this event by calling Ext. 1320
or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Pizza will be provided for those who
attend this event.