Volume 6 Issue # 12
Monday, March 1, 2004

Campus News
Irish music set for March 16

   The University of the Ozarks will present an evening of Irish music and dance on Tuesday, March 16, as the group Banish Misfortune performs in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the Clarksville campus.
   The performance, which is a part of the university’s 2003-2004 Walton Arts & Ideas Series, was originally scheduled for March 9, but was moved to March 16 because of a scheduling conflict. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.
   Banish Misfortune takes audiences on an ancient journey home through the rich cultural heritage of traditional Celtic music. Their concert repertoire covers a collage of tunes gathered from around the British Isles & America. This musical map provides a diverse range of styles guaranteed to stir the heart, soul & spirit. Sweet ballads, melodic airs and lyrical waltzes lend a romantic quality to the more lilting tunes.
   As always, faculty, staff and students can receive one free ticket each for the performance.

Benefit livestock show planned
  PBL will be hosting a Benefit Livestock Show, on Saturday, March 6, with proceeds going to the March of Dimes. PBL is looking for volunteers to help with this event.
   PBL is also looking for donations of: cash (to help cover expenses, so more money can go to March of Dimes.); bake sale items (can be delivered to PBL office or can be picked up by any PBL member.); and items for concession stand (chips, cokes, hot dogs, coffee, etc.). Donations can be mailed to C-Box 7342.
   If any one is interested in helping or for more information, please contact Natalie Gack, PBL community service director, at 705-1066 or 264-2226.

SIFE schedules dessert auction

    Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) will hold a dessert auction fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in the lower level of the student center. Ozarks First Lady Sherée Niece will serve as hostess of the event. Proceeds will go toward SIFE’s trip to regional competition.

MCM plans community service
   
The Methodist Campus Ministries is sponsoring Habitat for Humanity work days on March 6 and March 27 in Fort Smith. Make plans to help out this worthwhile endeavor. For more details, please contact Julia Frost at Ext. 1401.

Reading program honors alum
   
The Division of Education and the Robson Library are sponsoring the Linda Grace Carcamo Memorial Junior Great Books Reading Program, to be housed in the Robson Library. The Junior Great Books are the classics in Children’s Literature, including both English and Spanish selections.
   Carcamo, a 2001 graduate of Ozarks’ pre-school through fourth grade teacher education program, was an elementary teacher in San Salvador, El Salvador. She died in a swimming accident last year in El Salvador.
   The Linda Grace Carcamo Memorial Committee believes that she would be pleased with this tribute to her memory. Several people have asked whether they might make a contribution to a memorial in her name. Approximately $900 worth of books have already been ordered in Linda’s honor and we will be adding to the selection in the future. Any person or group wishing to make a contribution to the fund may contact George Stone, professor and chair of the Division of Education, at Ext. 1410 or Stuart Stelzer, director of Robson Library, at Ext. 1381.

Spring Career Fair on March 8
   
Ozarks’ Spring Career Fair will be held on Monday, March 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Robson Library rotunda.
   Representatives from summer programs, corporations, state and federal government agencies, graduate programs, law enforcement, and the local community will be on-hand to discuss career opportunities with you. Bring your resume and dress professionally! Door prizes will be given away and convo credit is pending. Take advantage of this opportunity and Connect With the Network!
   For more information, contact Kimberly Spicer at Ext. 1320. Some of the more than 25 participants include, Arkansas Tech University, U.S. Army, FBI, Hastings Entertainment, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Marines and the Walt Disney World College Program.

Softball, baseball teams shine
   The U of O softball and baseball teams had strong showings this past weekend as their respective seasons get well underway.
   The Eagles baseball team continued its best start in at least seven years by winning two of three games against American Southwest Conference foe Schreiner University. The Eagles swept the visitors on Saturday, 5-4 and 8-7, to improve their record to 6-4 on the season. The Eagles will host Lyon College at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, before traveling to Mary Hardin-Baylor this weekend.
   The Lady Eagles softball team improved to 4-0 on the young season with a doubleheader road sweep of Westminster College on Saturday. The Lady Eagles will play four games this weekend in the ASC Crossover Tournament in Irving, Texas.

Around Campus ...
   Make your plans for Alumni Weekend 2004, scheduled for April 15-18. Now is the time to get your registration forms to the Admissions Office to secure your spot in this fun-filled weekend. ... The Mr. U of O contest will be held on March 6 ... Signups for intramural softball will be held from March 2-24 in the Student Life Office. There must be at least three members of the opposite sex in the batting lineup and two in the field at all times ... The 26th annual ACTM Regional Math Contest will be held on campus Thursday, March 4 ... Remember to tune in on Wednesdays between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to view “Beyond the Lens.” A new "Beyond the Lens" will be shown every two weeks. The program is also looking for musicians to appear on the show. For more information, contact Susan Edens at Ext.1450 or Nick Courtney at 705-8420... If any students have photographs of seniors (graduating Dec. 2003, Spring 2004 or Summer 2004) for the yearbook, send the pictures to Jenny Shaw C-Box 7133 or give them to George Pittenger in the Student Life Office. Remember to include your name and C-Box number/address on each photograph... Tune in to KUOZ 100.5 for “4-1-1 @ 5” for information about Amnesty International and Human Rights on March 1.



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