Open House is Saturday
Approximately 160 prospective students and parents
are expected on campus this Saturday, March 29, for Spring Open House
The day will begin with registration at 8:45 a.m.
and will include information sessions, lunch, a student discussion panel,
tours of campus and a closing reception in Walker Hall. The Admissions
Office would like to thank all faculty, staff and students who are playing
a role in this important event.
Agnes of God hits
The Theatre Department will present Agnes
of God at 7:30 p.m., April 11 and 12, in the Seay Theatre.
The play, written by John Pielmeier, centers around the discovery of
a dead baby found in a convent. A young nun, Sister Agnes, is accused
of murdering her child. Appearing on the surface as an old fashioned
whodunit, Agnes of God is really a thought-provoking
investigation of the relationship between faith and science, the soul
and the mind, and the miraculous and the ordinary.
The cast includes India Judd as Dr. Martha Livingstone,
Jessica Gay as Mother Miriam Ruth, and Diana Farrow as Sister Agnes.
The director is Dr. Pat Farmer and Professor Bruce Brown is the scenic
designer and technical director.
WAIS returns silent movie era
The final Walton Arts & Ideas Series event of
the academic year will take place on Sunday, April 13, as The Bijou
Players bring their unique brand of entertainment to the Ozarks campus.
The Bijou Players bring to life the classic movies
of the silent film era accompanied by authentic, live orchestral music
originally written for the films. This is a chance to experience an
American art-form that all but disappeared over 80 years ago. Bring
the whole family for an afternoon of old-fashioned entertainment just
like your grandparents enjoyed. The event begins at 2 p.m. on April
13 in the Walton Fine Arts Center. As always, admission is free for
students, faculty and staff.
Atlanta singer to perform
Singer and songwriter Deidre McCalla of Atlanta will
perform at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in Rowntree Auditorium as part
of the Womens History Month. McCallas performances have
been described as a melodic workout of tender ballads, politically progressive
thought and heartwarming humor. She has recorded three CDs in her brand
of urban acoustic pop/folk.
ARKLink cards now available
Robson Library has entered into a reciprocal
borrowing agreement with the ARKLink libraries listed below. If
you are thinking of doing research at one of these libraries during
this semester and would like to be able to check out materials while
you are at that library (rather than waiting to get them on interlibrary
loan), please come by the library and the staff will issue an ARKLink
card to you.
RECIPROCAL BORROWING AGREEMENT PARTICIPANTS:
Arkansas State University
Arkansas Tech University
Central Baptist College
East Arkansas Community College
Garland County Community College
John Brown University
Mississippi County Community College
North Arkansas College
Northwest Arkansas Community College
Pulaski Technical College
Rich Mountain Community College
Southeast Arkansas College
Southern Arkansas University
University of Arkansas Fayetteville
University of Arkansas Monticello
University of Central Arkansas
University of the Ozarks
Baseball, softball teams home
Both the Eagles baseball team and Lady Eagles softball
team return home for action this week. The Eagles (7-11) take on Elmhurst
College in a doubleheader Monday and then play conference-foe Austin
College on March 28 and 29. The Lady Eagles (8-6) are coming off a 3-1
road swing at LeTourneau and will take on Westminster College at 2 p.m.
on Monday before hosting conference rival Louisiana College on March
28 and 29.
Alumni Weekend 03 plans set
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to mark
their calendars as the University of the Ozarks begins preparations
to celebrate Ozarks Magic during Alumni Weekend 2003, scheduled
for April 10-13.
The magic theme will permeate the weekend with such
events as a family magic show following the alumni picnic on Friday.
Alumni Weekend 2003 will have several new twists this
year, starting with the golf tournament being moved from Friday to Thursday.
The change will allow golfers to participate in more Alumni Weekend
events. This years golf outing will be held in conjunction with
a dinner and roast that evening honoring former Ozarks President Dr.
Fritz Ehren 53.
Among the other new events this year will be a Saturday
afternoon reunion of alumni who have had careers in education. The reunion
will be held in Walker Hall, the impressive new home of the universitys
Dr. Wiley L. Hurie Teacher Education department.
Also new for Alumni Weekend 2003 is the Alumni Lecture
Series featuring Dr. David Hosley 59, who spent 11 years working
with the U.S. Space Shuttle program. Hosley will speak to the campus
community and alumni at 3 p.m. Friday in Walker Hall.
Saturday nights entertainment will include a
1970s-style dance with Ozarks business professors and brothers, Drs.
Robert and Randy Hilton, providing the music.
The classes of 1978 and 1993 will hold special reunions
during the weekend. One of the highlights of the reunions will be the
opening of a 25-year time capsule by the Class of 1978 on Saturday afternoon.
The Class of 1953 will be inducted into the universitys prestigious
50-Year Club during the traditional 50-Year luncheon on Friday.
Traditional events such as the 5K Run, Alumni Awards
Luncheon, Bridge Party, Presidents Reception, Pancake Breakfast
and Memorial Service also return this year.
Faculty and staff, as well as their families, are invited to join alumni
and students at the Alumni Weekend picnic and magic show on Friday evening.
Faculty and staff should register for the picnic with the Alumni Office
by April 7.
The University Theatres production of Agnes
of God will be performed at 7:30 Friday and Saturday evening in
the Walton Fine Arts Center. Anyone who plans to attend any of these
events is encouraged to register as early as possible. For more information
on Alumni Weekend activities, please contact the Alumni Office at Ext.