Volume 5 Issue # 14
Monday, March 24, 2003

Campus News
Open House is Saturday

   Approximately 160 prospective students and parents are expected on campus this Saturday, March 29, for Spring Open House 2003.
   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 stage
   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 Women’s History Month. McCalla’s 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
ASU-Beebe
ASU-Mountain Home
ASU-Newport
Arkansas Tech University
CCCUA
Central Baptist College
East Arkansas Community College
Garland County Community College
Harding University
Hendrix College
John Brown University
Lyon College
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
UALR Law
UAMS
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 year’s 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 university’s 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 night’s 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 university’s prestigious 50-Year Club during the traditional 50-Year luncheon on Friday.
   Traditional events such as the 5K Run, Alumni Awards Luncheon, Bridge Party, President’s 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 Theatre’s 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. 1234.



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