Career Expo set for March 14
The annual spring Career
Expo, Networking Now, will be held Monday, March 14, from 10:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. in the Seay Student Center. Networking Now is vital to
obtaining a successful internship and developing a career path.
Job searching is more than checking ads in a newspaper
and applying to a few online sites. By attending the Career Expo, you
can build relationships with professionals, solicit advice, and distribute
resumes first-hand. It is the best strategy for marketing yourself,
whether it is to a corporation or a graduate program. In addition to
the advantage you will gain just by participating, convo credit will
be granted and door prizes will be given away. To learn more about the
event and to view a list of participating organizations, please visit
the brand new Career Expo Web site by clicking on the link on the U
of O homepage. Contact Kimberly Spicer at Ext. 1320 for more information.
Baseball team sweeps ASC foe
The Eagles baseball
team enjoyed one of its most memorable weekends in recent years with
a three-game home sweep of Hardin-Simmons this past weekend.
The Eagles defeated the ASC West Division preseason
favorites by scores of 13-3, 8-4, 12-10 to improve their season record
to 11-3 on the season, including 9-0 at home. The 11-3 start is the
best for the program since it joined the ASC in 1996. The Eagles are
hitting .384 and averaging more than 10 runs a game as a team. The Eagles
travel to Mississippi College this weekend for a three-game series before
returning home to face Austin College March 18-19.
Alumni Weekend is April 14-16
It's not too early to begin making plans
for this year’s Alumni Weekend, which will be held April 14-16.
This year’s theme will be “Brightest of the Shining Stars.”
The weekend will include a golf tournament; reception at the president’s
home; campus picnic; student theatre production of Seeing Stars
in Dixie; 5K race; art show and class reunions. The Alumni Association
will recognize Dr. Frank M. Cole ’50, Dr. Ralph Ehren ‘55,
and Jennifer Fisher Rowe ’93 during the Alumni Awards Luncheon.
For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Alumni
Relations at Ext. 1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms
are also avaiable at www.ozarks.edu.
Qualls Field to be dedicated
Ozarks will name its baseball field in honor
of former longtime coach and instructor Lonnie Qualls in a special dedication
ceremony on Friday, March 18.
The ceremony to name Lonnie R. Qualls Field will begin at 1:30 p.m.,
just before the Eagles’ 2 p.m. game with Austin College.
“Very few people have had the impact on Ozarks
that Lonnie Qualls has,” said Ozarks President Dr. Rick Niece.
“As a student, athlete, alumnus, coach and faculty member, Lonnie
has made a difference in thousands of lives. Currently, he seldom misses
an athletic event on campus, and his support of our programs means a
great deal to all of us. We are proud to honor him and his legacy in
this manner. I can think of no one who is more deserving.”
In the early 1950s, Qualls starred in three different
sports at Ozarks, including football where he earned All-Arkansas Intercollegiate
Conference honors for four years and Back of the Year in the conference
in 1953. After graduating from the university, he went on to coach at
Clarksville High School and led the Panther football team to an undefeated
season in 1961.
In 1962 Qualls was hired to coach football at Ozarks.
He coached the football program from 1962 until the college dropped
the sport in 1965. Over the next 30 years, Qualls coached baseball,
tennis, cross country, soccer and bowling as well as taught in the physical
He was named NAIA District 17 Baseball Coach of the
Year in 1976 and was elected to the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
He retired from Ozarks in 1995 after a 33-year career at the university.
Qualls and his wife Levada are both 1955 graduates of Ozarks.
For more information on the ceremony, please contact
Reba Pridgin at Ext. 1413.
Arts calendar busy for March
Arts in Action,
a program dedicated to promoting the arts in Johnson County, has a busy
schedule for March.
The schedule includes an Acrylic Painting class, sponsored
by Art Waves, which will start Tuesday, March 8. For more information,
please contact Jim Reasoner at 754-2399; Clarksville Fourth Grade Music
Program will be March 15 at 7 p.m.; Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen,
presented by Panther Theater will be March 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m., general
admission will be $5; Nate Theisen of Jackson, Mississippi, art exhibit
will be on display in the Stephens Gallery until March 31; Kindermusik
at U of O is a musical journey for babies and parents and is currently
enrolling for children from birth to three years; U of O Kids College,
“Acting, Musical Theater, Movement, Creative Writing, & More!”
is held after school, Saturdays, and summer classes available for K-12th
graders. For more information, please contact Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346
Around Campus ...
The 27th annual ACTM
regional math contest for high school students will be held on the Ozarks
campus on Saturday, March 12 ... The Womanless Beauty Pageant scheduled
for last weekend was cancelled ... For information on current scholarships
and approaching deadlines please contact the Financial Aid Office ...
OSEA and Kappa Delta Pi are having a book sale through March 8 to benefit
the Linda Carcamo Memorial and the Adopt A Classroom Project. Books
have been reduced to 5 cents each and are on sale in the NCATE Document
Room in Walker Hall ... New cafeteria hours for a full lunch are from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will no longer be a light lunch served until
2 p.m... Methodist Campus Ministries has two Habitat for Humanity work
days scheduled this semester: March 12 and April 2. The sign up sheet
for the March 12 event is in the Learning Center front office. They
will leave about 8 that morning and will return by 5 that afternoon...
On Saturday, March 19, “Project Kid Print” is looking for
volunteers to help measure height and weight, laminate cards, take pictures,
and translate for the Hispanic community. Anyone interested should contact
Tim Schmoker at 647-0402 ... The Lady Eagles softball team dropped four
games in the ASC Crossover Tournament in Irving, Texas, this past weekend.
They will try to get on the winning track this weekend in a four-game
series at Mississippi College before returning home to play UT-Dallas
March 25-26 ... The faculty/staff king and queen voting raised more
than $600 from the campus community for the Clarksville Housing Authority
Food Bank. Well done!