Welcomes New Faces
Several new faculty and staff members have joined
the Ozarks family in recent months.
Vickie Alston joins the Ozarks family as Information
Services Assistant. Vickie has a degree from Ozarks.
Kevin Dean is the new director of Aramark.
Brenda Harmon joins the Ozarks family as the
new assistant housekeeping supervisor.
Chad Harris, a 2001 Ozarks graduate, joins
us as Residence Hall Director.
Lisa Hollis joins Ozarks as an Admissions Counselor.
Lisa holds a bachelors degree from California State University
Trace Hollis, Lisas husband, joins Ozarks
as the assistant mens soccer coach.
Vanessa Hollowell joins the Ozarks family
as the new Business Office Assistant. Vanessa holds a bachelors
degree from Arkansas Tech University.
Dirk Hooiman is a new assistant womens
Brian Hull, a 2002 Ozarks graduate, joins us
as the coordinator of campus activities.
Martha Koestner joins us this fall as Program
Coordinator in the Jones Learning Center. Martha holds a masters
degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Samuel McLure joins the Ozarks family as the
new HVAC tech in Maintenance.
Marsha Tindell is the new director of field
experiences in Teacher Education. Marsha holds a masters degree
Charity Tyree-Ruley joins Ozarks as an Admissions
Counselor. Charity is also a 2002 graduate of Ozarks.
Jackie Whitson rejoins the Ozarks family as
secretary in International Studies.
New Faculty & Administration
Tammy Harrington joins Ozarks as an assistant
professor in art. Tammy earned her M.F.A. from Wichita State Univ. and
worked as an adjunct art instructor at Ozarks last year.
Dr. Jozsef Hunek joins Ozarks as an assistant
professor of chemistry. Jozsef earned his Ph.D. from the Technical University
of Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Phillip Kristiansen joins Ozarks as an
assistant professor of Spanish. Phillip earned his Ph.D. from University
Dr. Daniel Lackey joins Ozarks as an assistant
professor of English. Dan earned his Ph.D. from Boston University.
Dr. Gwenn Meredith is an assistant professor
of history. Gwenn earned her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney.
Dr. Matt Myers is an assistant professor in
mathematics. Matt earned his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University.
Dr. David Pusey joins Ozarks as an assistant
professor in physical education. David earned his Ph.D. from the University
of New Mexico.
Dr. Lynda Robinson joins Ozarks as an associate
professor in early childhood education. Lynda earned her Ph.D from the
University of Illinois.
Dr. Daniel Taddie joins the Ozarks administrative
staff as vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Taddie comes to us
from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus,
There will be a campus and community Sept. 11 Remembrance
and Flag Plaza Dedication at 9:45 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The
university will dedicate the new Broyles Flag Plaza and a memorial service
will be held to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The ceremony will last about 30 minutes. The 9 a.m. classes will dismiss
at 9:40 a.m. and the 10 a.m. classes will begin at approximately 10:20
a.m. that morning ... A four-on-four sand volleyball tournament will
be held this week by the Student Life Office. Contact Bo Funderburk
at Ext. 1426 for more information ... Hypnotist C.J. Johnson will perform
at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the Seay Student Center ... The Student
Life Office will present El Parian Night at 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept.
7. This annual event that includes an evening of great food and music
is one of the more popular events of the semester. Contact Student Life
for more information ... The International Studies Office will present
its annual fall International Festival from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday,
Sept. 14, in the Seay Cafeteria. Anyone interested in being a new host
parent for an international student is encouraged to attend the
event ... Several U of O students performed well in the 2002 Phi Beta
Lambda National Leadership Conference held this summer. Eric Safieh
and Rene Espinosa took second in team Emerging Business Issues; Rebeca
Aguilar and Maria Fernanda Reyna placed fourth in team Business Plan;
Suyapa Mansilla placed fifth in Management; Rob Reynolds was sixth in
Information Management; and Jose Urias placed ninth in Accounting for
Professionals ... James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told
Me will be the first performer in the 2002-03 Walton Arts
& Ideas Series. Loewen will present a lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday,
Sept. 12, in the Walton Center.
Ozarks Johnson County Alumni Chapter will hold
its annual Watermelon Party and Pie Auction at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug.
27, in the Seay Student Center.
Ice-cold watermelon will be provided by Mrs. Pearl
Whitson 35, and Denton Tumbleson 74 will serve as the auctioneer
for the pie auction. Proceeds from the pie auction will go towards scholarships
for Johnson County students. This year, the chapter was able to award
three $750 scholarships from the proceeds of last years auction.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
Please RSVP the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234.
Business earns accreditation
Ozarks Business Program was recently awarded
accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business
Education (IACBE), announced Dr. Daniel Taddie, vice president for academic
IACBE is based in Overland, Kan., and is the premier
accrediting body for teaching-oriented, four-year college and university
undergraduate business programs.
This special accreditation validates what we have known for some
time that we have a quality business program, Dr. Taddie
said. However, it also provides us with extra tools to enhance
the program and extra resources for faculty, students and alumni.
Ozarks Business Program offers bachelors
degrees in accounting, business administration, business education,
management and marketing. The IACBE accreditation is the first national
accreditation for U of Os business program. Only about one-third
of all business programs nationally have received national program accreditation.
Dr. Robert Hilton, chair of the Division of Business,
Government and Communications, said accreditation with IACBE will directly
benefit students in job placement and graduate school acceptance. Students
are going to be able to put on their resume and graduate school applications
that their degrees came from an externally accredited business program,
he said. Theres also an IACBE Web site that our students
and alumni can use to look for jobs around the world. Its going
to benefit our program in several ways.
Auditions for Blithe
The U of O Theatre Department will hold auditions
on Monday, Sept. 9, for two womens roles in the upcoming production
of Blithe Spirit.
The auditions will be at 6:30 p.m., in the Seay Theatre.
Bruce Brown, the director of the production, will hold an audition workshop
at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Seay Theatre for students interested
in the audition process. Blithe Spiritwill be performed
on campus Oct. 17 and 18. It will also be Ozarks entry in the
Arkansas College Theatre Festival later this fall. For more information,
contact Brown at Ext. 1336.