Volume 5 Issue # 7
Monday, November 18, 2002

Campus News
Regional watercolors on display

   An exhibition of watercolors from regional artists will be on display throughout the month of November in the Stephens Art Gallery. The show is a part of the Arkansas Art Center’s traveling exhibition. It will include works by well-known Arkansans such as George Dombek and Al Allen, as well as regional artists like Zuleyka Vargas Benitez, Lillian Brown and Frederick Conway.
   The show includes art that spans seven decades, from “Market Day Quebec” (1929) to “Peppers/Pears” (2001).

Twelve inducted into Alpha Chi
   Twelve U of O students were inducted into the prestigious academic honor society, Alpha Chi, during a special ceremony held Nov. 12 in Munger Chapel.
   The newest members of the university’s Alpha Chi chapter include: Samantha Armstrong, Yessica Ayala, Sarah Boen, Wilma Harris, Jessica Musselman, Jonathan Vance, Kelli Woodard, Fiorella Bove, Tish Pennington, Debbie Shuffield, Nakia Smith and Fernando Rivera. Current Alpha Chi members Anneke Bollman, Audrey Crumbliss, Narissa Hutchinson, Zuri Ramirez and Sharon Schulte were also recognized. Alpha Chi is a national honor society that promotes academic excellence and exemplary character and is open to the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes. It recognizes previous accomplishments and provides opportunities for continued growth and service. The Alpha Chi sponsors at Ozarks are Dr. Pat Farmer and Dr. Tim Edwards.

Judd crowned Miss U of O

    India Judd, a freshman theatre major from Sapulpa, Okla., was crowned the 2002-2003 Miss University of the Ozarks during the annual pageant held Nov. 9 in the Walton Center.
   During the talent portion of the pageant, Judd sang “Miss Celie’s Blues” from the movie “The Color Purple.” The contestants were also judged on formal wear and casual wear.
   Judd, who is pursuing a minor in music at Ozarks, won a $200 cash prize for her first-place finish. The first runner-up was freshman Courtney Frost; second runner-up was junior Lindsay McEuen and Miss Congeniality was senior Tish Pennington.

Basketball teams open Nov. 22

   The Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball teams open their respective seasons on Friday, Nov. 22.
   The Lady Eagles will play at home at 6 p.m. against NAIA powerhouse College of the Ozarks out of Point Lookout, Mo. C of O returns three starters from last year’s team that went 30-3 and advanced to the round of 16 in the NAIA Division II national tournament.
   The Eagles will play in the four-team North Central College Tournament in Naperville, Ill. The Eagles open at 4 p.m. against Bluffton (Ohio) College, an NCAA Division III program that returns three starters from a 10-17 season. If the Eagles win, they will play in Saturday’s 8 p.m. championship game against either North Central College or North Central University.

Around Campus...

   Aramark Food Services will offer its annual Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, in the cafeteria. The lunch will include ham, turkey, dressing and many of the other traditional holiday trimmings and side dishes. Cost of the meal is $5 plus tax. Students on meal plans will be able to use their meal tickets ... Solo acoustic guitarist and vocalist Mike Gulezian of Nashville will perform during OCHOS at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Seay Student Center ... The campus community is invited to watch a short video on Friday, Nov. 22, entitled “We Respond” that will feature the bagpipe music of alumnae Dayna Hilton, the wife of Business Professor Dr. Robert Hilton. The motivational video will be shown to emergency first responders throughout the United States. The video will be shown at 12:15 p.m., Nov. 22, in the Walker Hall film screening room on the first floor ... Rotaract is hosting a Hunger Banquet in the Seay Student Center at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25. The purpose of the Hunger Banquet is to bring awareness to world poverty and hunger. The event is free, but seating is limited. See a Rotaract member for more information ... The Ozarks Alumni Association is announcing its continuing commitment of offering scholarships to returning students. Applications for the 2003-04 academic year are available in the Alumni Office located in the Advancement Suite of the Mabee Administration Building. Scholarship applications must be returned to the Alumni Office by Jan. 15, 2003, to be considered for awards for the 2003-04 school year. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.

Theatre to present one-act plays
  
The University Theatre and the advanced directing class will present four evenings of one-act plays Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 6-7 in Seay Theatre. On Dec. 3-4, Lord Byron’s Love Letter, directed by Sacha Fincher, and The Actor’s Nightmare, directed by April James, will be presented. On Dec. 6-7, Approaching Lavender, directed by Misti-Nicole Ponder, and Visitor from Forest Hills, directed by Dustin Campbell, will be performed. The plays begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

Students fare well at SC event
   U of O students received numerous individual honors during the annual Student Congress competition held earlier this month in Little Rock.
   Jason Small won superiors in both Caucus and Floor Debate and won an excellent in Parliamentary Procedure; Robert Hines, Kayla Todd and Katrina Vaughn won an excellent in Committee Work; Elizabeth Drye won an excellent in Caucus and in Parliamentary Procedure; Vaughn won an excellent in Floor Debate and Parliamentary Procedure; Parisa Kiani won a superior in Caucus; and Cody Bennett won an excellent in Floor Debate.
   Two bills written by Hines and Small and submitted by the U of O delegation went on to become “Laws of Congress.”

SIFE speaker draws big crowd
   
More than 150 students, faculty and staff gathered in Baldor Auditorium on Oct. 31 to listen to Proctor & Gamble executive Julio Echegoyen talk about business ethics.
   Echegoyen, a native of El Salvador and former Walton Scholar at John Brown University, was a part of the U of O Students-In-Free-Enterprise’s (SIFE) Distinguished Speaker Series. Echegoyen, whose brother David is a student at Ozarks, is the international finance manager for Proctor & Gamble and is based out of Fayetteville. He spoke on the importance of business ethics and how they relate to real-life business practices.
   SIFE’s next guest in the Distinguished Speaker Series will be Andy Murray of the Thompson & Murray advertising agency in Fayetteville. It is scheduled for sometime in February.

Soccer players earn ASC honors
   Seven U of O men’s soccer players and three women’s soccer players received American Southwest Conference honors, announced recently by the league office.
   Senior defender Aaron Coats and senior midfielder Will Masterson along with junior forward Ricky Herrera and sophomore goalkeeper Chris Schultz were named to the All-ASC squad.
   Freshman forward Ron Hogsett was named the ASC East Division Offensive Freshman of the Year. Hogsett, Coats, Masterson, Herrera and Schultz earned a spot on the ASC All-East Division first team. Sophomore midfielder Daniel Faires was named to the ASC All-East Division Second Team and freshman defender Lars Nyberg received ASC All-East Division Honorable Mention.
   Senior defender Kara Carlson, senior midfielder Kim Jacky and sophomore forward Lindy Swatzell were named to the ASC All-East Division Second Team.





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