Volume 7 Issue # 11
Monday, February 21, 2005

Campus News

Rockabilly group to perform
    Rockabilly Hall of Fame artists Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers will bring their brand of pioneer rock and roll music to U of O for a performance on Tuesday, March 1.
The performance, which is part of the Walton Arts & Ideas Series, is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Walton Fine Arts Center. Tickets are free for the campus community.
   Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers have been playing music for 50 years, since the band was formed in 1955 in Newport, Ark. An original Sun Records recording artist, Burgess and his band members were considered bold pioneers of rock and roll, putting on legendary energy-filled performances throughout the Delta in the 1950s and 1960s.
   Burgess’ early performances combined the country sounds of the white South with the R&B, blues and shout gospel sounds of the black community. He is often credited with playing a role in the creation of rockabilly music. Burgess and the Pacers were inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Jackson, Tenn., in 2002.
   Songs such as “We Wanna Boogie” and “Red Headed Woman” helped make Burgess and the Pacers a household name throughout the South in the 1950s. Burgess, along with other performers such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Billy Lee Riley and Charlie Rich, toured high school gyms in the South, playing their music and promoting their releases on Sun Records.

Basketball team makes playoffs
    The men’s basketball team defeated East Texas Baptist 88-79 in overtime on Saturday to advance to the American Southwest Conference Tournament in Clinton, Miss. The Eagles (12-13, 10-12) will play Hardin-Simmons (18-7, 16-6) at 8 p.m., Friday in a first-round game of the ASC Tournament on the Mississippi College campus. Hardin-Simmons defeated Ozarks 70-66 earlier in the season. The Eagles have advanced to the ASC Tournament two of the past four years.

Opportunity Day set for Feb. 28
   Opportunity Day will be held on Monday, Feb. 28, in Little Rock. There are 43 interview spots available for full-time, part-time and internship positions. Some of the companies with positions open include AFLAC, Arkansas Department of Education, FBI, Hibbett Sporting Goods, NW Mutual Fin Network, State Farm Insurance, Tyson Foods and USA Truck.
   For more information or to schedule your interview, please contact Kimberly Spicer at Ext. 1320 or via e-mail at kaspicer@ozarks.edu.

Around Campus ...
    The Womanless Beauty Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5 ... Visiting Islamic professor Dr. Oussama Arabi’s “Exploring Islam” class will be held on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., 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 ... Dr. Arabi will present the regular Chapel service on Tuesday, Feb. 21 ... The Lady Eagles’ softball team opens its season Feb. 24 at Hendrix College ... Sign ups for five-on-five intramural basketball will continue through Feb. 24... For information on current scholarships and approaching deadlines please contact the Financial Aid Office ... OSEA and Kappa Delta Pi are having a book sale from Feb. 28 through March 12 to benefit the Linda Carcamo Memorial and the Adopt A Classroom Project. Books are 10 cents each and are on sale in the NCATE Document Room in Walker Hall ... For those interested in taking a Spanish immersion class in Mexico this summer, Dr. Elissa Heil will have an information session at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in Walton 222 ... Starting March 1, the new cafeteria hours for a full lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will no longer be a light lunch served until 2 p.m. ... There will be a free piano rock concert featuring Michael Post and Jack Rossmaier at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 22, at The College Avenue Coffee Shop ... The Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals who can play an instrument and is interested in being involved with a community band. There will be a brief organizational meeting on Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion “Fort.” For more information contact Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346. .

Belhaven professor to show art
   Nate Theisen, an assistant professor of art at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss., will have his art exhibit entitled The Figurative and the Concrete on display at Ozarks as the university’s featured Artist of the Month for March.
   Theisen earned his BFA in painting from the University of South Dakota and an MFA in painting from Wichita State University. He describes his paintings and sculptures as allegorical as well as a narration that relates personal experiences.
   There will be a reception to meet the artist from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Stephens Gallery, located in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the U of O campus. The exhibit will run from March 1 to March 31.

Outback Guides lineup set
   KUOZ 100.5 spring semester Outback Guide roster includes “Bruce’s Brand New Band Wagon” on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, “Joe’s Night Owl Radio” on Fridays from midnight to 6 a.m., “Tunes from Goosecamp” on Fridays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., “Rebel Radio” will air on Fridays from 9 p.m. to midnight, “Jeff Earnshaw: The Beginning of a Legend” will air on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., “Mid-Morning Rush” with Josh Edgmon will air on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and “Peace and Chicken Greece” will air on Fridays from noon to 3 p.m.

Baseball team opens year 6-0
   The Eagles baseball team defeated Westminster College 10-8 on Sunday to improve its record to an impressive 6-0 on the season.
   The Eagles are averaging more than 10 runs a game and have a team batting average of higher than .400 in getting off to their best start in recent years. Ozarks will play at Oklahoma Wesleyan on Tuesday before opening conference play this weekend with a three-game series at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. The next home series is March 4-5 against Hardin-Simmons.




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