African-American exhibit set
A selection of drawings and prints inspired by the
Arkansas Arts Center exhibit entitled People and Faces: Images
by African-Americans will be displayed in Ozarks Stephens
Art Gallery through Feb. 27.
The exhibits purpose is to demonstrate the divergent
manner in which African-Americans have chosen to portray themselves
across several decades. Many of the exhibitions artists have enjoyed
high levels of national fame, including Jacob Lawrence, whose narrative
painting style has captured the history and events of African-Americans
for more than a half a century. Other artists whose works are included
in the exhibit are Kerry James Marshall, John Biggers, Minnie Evans,
Clementine Hunter and A.J. Smith.
The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, contact
the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at 979-1349.
hits the air waves
The Universitys new radio station, KUOZ 100.5 FM,
went on the air just before Christmas, concluding a three-year effort
by faculty and administrators to bring back a radio station to the university.
The low-power station (100 watts) will operate under
a community radio format, meaning it will be a non-profit entity. Advertising
will not be aired on the station, which will operate with the support
of businesses and individuals.
The seven-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day station will play
a variety of music, including bluegrass, jazz, blues, new age, easy
listening and big band. The on-air talent will initially consist of
students enrolled in the radio production course. On-air spots will
eventually be open to other faculty, staff, students and community members
after they are trained. Susan Edens is the stations general manager
and program director. Students on staff include, student manager Dustin
Parsons, fund raiser and office manager Sarah Morgan and talent Nick
Courtney. University staff members Amber Sharp and Bo Funderburk have
also played roles in the early operation of the station.
Opportunity Day, an interview fair sponsored by the
Arkansas Independent Colleges & Universities, will be held in Little
Rock on March 1. These are serious interviews for full-time positions
for companies throughout the region.
Students must pre-register and submit resumes to the
Career Services Office. There are a limited number of interview slots
available, so students are encouraged to sign up as early as possible.
The following organizations will be interviewing students:
New York Life Insurance Company, Edward Jones, Brookshire Grocery Company,
Arkansas Department of Human Services, U.S. Postal Inspection Service,
Mutual of Omaha, American Express Financial Advisors, Enterprise Rent-A-Car,
FBI, Hibbett Sports, Morgan Stanley, AFLAC-Little Rock, AFLAC-Russellville,
CINTAS, Sherwin Williams, USA Truck, Cornell Co./Alexander Youth Services,
Tyson Foods, and possibly several other companies.
For more information or to sign up for Opportunity
Day, please contact Kimberly Spicer, career services coordinator, at
Around Campus ...
The annual campus Super Bowl party will
be held Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Seay Student Center. Make plans to enjoy
the fun, food and fellowship as you cheer on the Panthers or the Patriots
... The education computer lab in Walker Hall will have the following
hours during the Spring 2004 Semester: Monday Friday: 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday nights: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday
and Thursday nights: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m ... Student Life will present
self-improvement workshops from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 3, for effective
communication and personality identification ... The yearbook staff
is requesting students help in finding photos of graduating seniors.
Contact Jenny Shaw or George Pittenger in the Student Life Office for
more information. ... The Planet Club will have a pizza party for its
members at 6 p.m., Jan. 21, in Angell Hall, located in Munger Chapel
... Students interested in public speaking for SIFE at the regional
competitions should contact Carlos Bethancourt ... The deadline for
submittals to the Falstaff is Feb. 13. For more information, contact
Jennifer Cleveland at Ext. 1349.
Taddie to present recital
Mezzo-soprano Ann Killebrew Taddie of
the U of O music faculty will present a voice recital at 3 p.m., Sunday,
Jan. 25, in Rowntree Recital Hall. Accompanying on the piano will be
Sharon Gorman and Ann Shields, also members of the university music
Featured on the program will be arias from operas
and operettas and art songs by Italian, German, and American composers.
The middle of the program will consist of art songs from the late 19th
century by Stefano Donaudy and Richard Strauss and settings of some
Emily Dickinson poems composed by Aaron Copland, one of the great American
composers of the 20th century.
Taddie has performed as a soloist in operas, oratorios,
concert works, and recitals. Gorman teaches organ and classes in music
history, humanities, and freshman studies at Ozarks. Shields teaches
piano at the university.
FAFSA renewal applications
The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA)
form is used to determine how much your family can afford to pay toward
college, based on household income and other factors.
A new FAFSA form must be filled out each year that
you wish to be considered for financial aid. The information received
will determine eligibility for Pell, SEOG, Ark. work-study, and institutionally
funded grants and scholarships.
Renewal applications have been sent to home addresses by the Department
of Education for each student who applied for financial aid during the
2003-2004 year. If you have not received your renewal application come
to the Financial Aid Office to pick one up. Priority deadline for optimal
financial aid packages is Feb. 15. For more information contact Debbie
Pfeiffer at Ext. 1447.
Scholarship deadlines near
The Financial Aid Office has information on numerous
state and national scholarships available in its office.
One of those is the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Foundation which provides undergraduates and graduates funding to prepare
academically and professsionally to enter the United States Department
of State Foreign Service. The American Cancer Societys Mid-South
Division is awarding college scholarships to young cancer survivors
pursuing an undergraduate degree. The National Federation of the Blind
will award 30 scholarships to high-achieving legally blind students
ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship
Foundation is worth up to $24,000 in each state for masters level
graduate study of History, American History, American government and
social studies. Medical Studies provides funding to students enrolled
full-time pursuing a medical profession.
Native American Education Grant is for Alaska Natives and Native Americans
pursuing full-time post-secondary education. Samuel Robinson Award is
available to undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled full-time in
one of the colleges related to the Presbyterian Church.
For information on these and other scholarships, please contact the
Financial Aid Office, located in the Mabee Administration Building.
Miss Ozarks Highland set
The 8th annual Miss Ozark Highlands scholarship pageant
is scheduled for Feb. 21, at the Clarksville High School Auditorium
in Clarksville. The Miss Ozark Highlands area of eligibility has been
expanded to include Boone County, in addition to Johnson, Franklin,
Logan and Newton, Pope and Yell counties.
The pageant is open to single young women who are
citizens of the United States and are residents of, are employed full-time,
or are a full-time student in the eligible counties for a period of
six months or longer preceding the date of the pageant. The pageant
is a preliminary to the Miss Arkansas Pageant in June. For more information,
contact Tammy Warren (754-8067) or Carol Martin (754-2988).