Walker plans concert at Ozarks
Classical concert pianist Rosilee Walker will present
an evening of American piano novelty music of the 1920s at 7 p.m., Thursday,
Oct. 10, at the University of the Ozarks.
The performance is part of the universitys 2002-03
Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for U of O students,
faculty and staff and $10 each for the public.
Walker is an artist-in-residence and director of keyboard
activities at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Her performance
of 1920s American music borrows from jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues.
Her performance will also include the works of some well-known European
composers like Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy.
Walker has toured extensively throughout Arkansas
and the region, and her guest appearances include performances in the
Arkansas governors home and the White House.
This past summer she served on the faculty at the
Master Works Festival 2002, an international music festival that seeks
to train future generations of professional classical performing artists.
She recently released a new CD titled, Cool Classics, which
is a collection of her classical favorites from the past 10 years of
Sports psychologist to speak
Dr. Richard Gordin, one of the nations leading
experts in the field of sports psychology, will be a guest lecturer
at the University of the Ozarks from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Dr. Gordin, a sports psychologist at Utah State University,
will present Applied Sport Psychology: The Final Domain of Performance
Enhancement. The lecture, sponsored by the U of O Psychology Department,
will be held in the Boreham Business Building on the Ozarks campus.
Though there is no charge for admission, pre-registration
for the lecture is encouraged due to limited seating. Please call the
U of O Psychology Department at 979-1361 to pre-register.
Alabama artist Miriam McClung will present her paintings
and drawings based on religious imagery at the exhibit Jesus &
Beyond, scheduled to show the month of October in the Stephens
Art Gallery at the University of the Ozarks.
McClungs work, which is primarily in pastel,
oil, watercolor and mixed media, has been exhibited throughout the country,
including in the Biblical Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas. She earned
a bachelors of fine arts degree from the University of Alabama
and has also studied at the Farnsworth School of Art in Sarasota, Fla.
The exhibit will be shown throughout October at the gallery, located
in the Walton Fine Arts Center on campus. There is no charge for admission
and the public is invited.
Yearbook photos scheduled
Yearbook photos are scheduled to be taken Wednesday,
October 16, and Thursday, October 17, in the Cumberland Room in Seay
On October 16, photos will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on
October 17 they will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment
is necessary. Dont be left out of this years Aerie! .
The Student Life Office has scheduled three fun-filled
days of activities and events for students and their families as Family
Weekend 2002 Yabba-Dabba-Doo & Ozarks Too! hits
the campus Oct. 11-13.
The events actually start Wednesday, Oct. 9, with
residence hall decorating parties. The weekend includes open houses,
receptions, soccer matches, a pottery workshop, and lunch on the mall.
Other highlights are a talent show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Parade of
Beds and Great Bed Race at 10 a.m. Saturday, and illusionist Brian Brushwood
at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Seay Student Center. The weekend concludes
with a chapel service and brunch Sunday morning.
For more information on Family Weekend 2002, please
contact the Student Life Office.
After a successful run last April, the University
of the Ozarks Theatre will revive its production of Blithe Spirit
on October 17 and 18 in the Walton Fine Arts Center on campus.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. each day, and there is no
admission charge for faculty, staff and students. Blithe Spirit
will be the U of O Theater Departments entry in The Kennedy Center
American College Theatre Festival, scheduled for October 29 through
November 2 on the campus of Arkansas State University at Beebe.
The American College Theatre Festival provides
students all over America with the opportunity to exhibit their work
and see the work of other university theatre programs, said Ozarks
Theatre Professor Bruce Brown, director of Blithe Spirit. We
have never presented a revival of a previously produced work, and Pat
Farmer and I decided that doing so would provide our students a unique
learning experience. These two campus performances will prepare us for
our Festival performance in Beebe. We need audience reaction to help
strengthen our production.
Walton Professor of Theatre Pat Farmer will once again
play Charles Condomine. Appearing alongside Farmer will be Ginny Sain
in the role of Madam Arcati. Other cast members include Jessica Gay
as Edith; April James as Ruth Condomine; Doc Harper as Dr. Bradman;
Diana Farrow as Mrs. Bradman; and Misti Nicole Ponder as Elvira. Brown
will serve as director as well as scenic and costume designer; Nathan
Sain is the guest sound designer; Dustin Campbell is stage manager;
Sacha Fincher is the lighting designer and light board operator; Amelia
Friedman will serve as sound board operator; and properties crew head
will be Shelly Muston. Other crew members include Angela Payne, India
Judd, Chad Draper, Maria Jose, Katari Hawthorne, Sam Fincher, Steve
Landrum, Jon Soos and Carrie Taylor.
For more information on Blithe Spirit, please call