Volume 7 Issue # 10
Monday, February 7, 2005

Campus News

Three Viewings scheduled
    The University of the Ozarks’ Theatre Department production of Three Viewings will be held on Feb. 17, 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
   Three Viewings consists of three monologues set in a mortuary: Tell Tale, The Thief of Tears and Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti. In the solo performances, Al Berry will play the role of “Emil” in Tell Tale; Kristina Davenport will play the role of “Mac” in The Thief of Tears; and Lacey Kennedy will play the role of “Virginia” in Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti. The actors directly address the audience and each monlogue lasts approximately 30 minutes.
    The play is directed by Dr. Pat Farmer; scenic and lighting design by Bruce Brown; costume design by Diana Farrow and stage manager is Rose Southwell. Other crew members include, Garrett Kilgore, India Judd, Dane Sanders, Annie Mitchell, Ryan Ramsey, Leah Short, Danielle Stover, Jamey Pritchett, Ashley Broomfield, Meiko Sagor and Michael Greenlee. There is no admission cost for the U of O community. Tickets are $5 for the general public.

Cox named alumni director
    Brandy (Rhodes) Cox has been named the university’s new director of alumni relations. Cox, who graduated from Ozarks in 1999 and is in the process of completing a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas, will begin her new duties in the Advancement Office at Ozarks in March. A native of Jessieville, Ark., Cox most recently served as a district executive for the Boys Scouts of America, a public relations coordinator for GWL Advertising in Little Rock and director of communications for the Arkansas Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign. She was the 1999 Miss Arkansas.
   Cox, whose husband Chad is also an Ozarks alumnus, replaces Reba Pridgin, who was recently named director of development at the university.

Business conference a success this semester.
   The Division of Business, Communications and Government would like to thank everyone who helped make the first Future Business Leaders of America business conference on Jan. 22 a huge success.
   More than 60 area high school students took part in the event, which was sponsored by the university’s Epsilon Si chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. The conference was meant to give students a competitive edge for FBLA District Competition. The Business Division hopes to make this an annual event to showcase the university and the business program.

Around Campus ...
   Intramural basketball signups will begin on Mon. Feb. 14... Tuesday, Feb. 8, is Assessment Day on campus. Please check with your professors for the status of classes and other activities ... The Student Support Services computer lab will now be open on Saturdays from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to midnight... There is a signup sheet outside the CAB office for the Womanless Beauty Pageant, which will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5 ... Once again the campus community will vote for a Faculty/Staff homecoming King and Queen. The money raised this year will go to the Clarksville Housing Authority food bank. The university will present the Housing Authority with a check at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 17, around 8 p.m. There will also be a blood drive on Wednesday Feb. 16 in the bottom of the Student Center. “Votes” (10 cents a vote) for the King and Queen are currently being accepted in the Student Life Office ... The Student Life Office will be sponsoring a trip to Memphis to tour the Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, Feb 12. If you are interested in attending, please come by the Student Life Office and sign up. Seating will be limited. The cruiser will be leaving at 8 a.m. The Student Life Office will pay for your admission into the museum and will pay for your dinner. You will be responsible for paying for your lunch. If you have any questions about the trip, come by the Student Life Office...RHA’s Dating Challenge is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center... For information about new scholarships or approaching deadlines please contact Financial Aid. ... The Miss Ozarks Highlands scholarship pageant will be held on Feb. 19 at the Clarksville High School Auditorium ... Visiting Islamic professor Dr. Oussama Arabi’s “Exploring Islam” class will be held on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 7 through March 7, in the Rowntree Recital Hall in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The classes are free and the public is invited to attend ... The Eagles baseball team pounded out 35 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Mid-America Christian University on Saturday. The Eagles won the games 12-3 and 16-1 to open the season with a 2-0 record. They will play again at home on Saturday, Feb. 12, against Brescia University ... The Lady Eagles’ softball team opens its season Feb. 24 at Hendrix College ... The university will host the Arkansas Presbytery Feb. 18-19.

Alders wins art competition
    Senior art major Amanda Alders won first place for her painting in the recent 18th annual River Valley Art Center Collegiate Competition in Russellville. Gina O’Connor won an honorable mention for a bronze sculpture. Other Ozarks’ students who competed in the event were Laura Hill, Susan Walker, Kyle Dennis, Lauren Bishop and Italo Sanchez.
I   n other art news, the Stephens Gallery will host a touring exhibit titled, “Images of the South” this month in recognition of Black History Month. The exhibit will be on display in the Gallery through Feb. 28.

Homecoming set for Feb. 19
   The men’s and women’s basketball teams will play their final two home games on Feb. 17 against LeTourneau and Feb. 19 against East Texas Baptist. The Feb. 19 game will also be the university’s homecoming game as well as Senior Day. The Eagles, coming off Saturday’s win against Louisiana College, are still battling for a playoff spot in the American Southwest Conference.
   The senior basketball players who will be honored during Senior Day will be Brent Johnson and Deanna Miller.


New women’s coach named
   Justin Neese has been named head women’s soccer coach at the Ozarks. Neese, 24, was the assistant women’s soccer coach at University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, last season where he helped the Lady Crusaders reach the NCAA III national championship tournament for only the third time in school history.
   A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Neese graduated from University of Dallas where he earned an undergraduate degree in political philosophy and his master’s in American studies. He earned four letters on the men’s soccer team at University of Dallas. He holds a coaching license with the United States Soccer Federation.
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