Volume 7 Issue # 13
Monday, March 28, 2005

Campus News

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 is “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 Lecture Series on Friday afternoon will feature alumnus and leading aquatic research scientist Dr. Charles Liston. The Alumni Association will recognize Dr. Frank M. Cole ’50, Dr. Ralph Ehren ‘55, Jennifer Fisher Rowe ’93, Susan Epperson ’62 and Dr. Helen McElree ’47 during the Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday. For more information or to register, please contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234 or alumnioffice@ozarks.edu. Registration forms are also available at www.ozarks.edu.

Seeing Stars in Dixie scheduled
    The university’s Theatre Department will present Rob Osborne’s play Seeing Stars in Dixie, a gentle portrait of Southern eccentricities, sterotypes and traditions, at 7:30 p.m., April 14 and 15 in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
   The director is Pat Farmer, scenic, lighting and costume designer is Bruce B. Brown and stage manager is Lacey Kennedy. The cast includes James M. Pritchett as Glease, Shelly D. Muston as Tootie, Ashley Broomfield as Clemmie, Leah Short as Marjorie and Diana Farrow as Jo Beth.
   Seeing Stars in Dixie is set in Natchez, Miss. in 1956. Hollywood and some of its brightest stars have arrived to film Raintree County and competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best, and worst, of the town’s memorable characters. Tickets for the production are free for the campus community and $5 for the general public.

New Executive Assistant to President named
   As many of you know, Paula Wills is retiring at the end of the academic year. Paula has been an Ozarks’ employee for 20 years. I am appointing Connie Booty to replace Paula as Executive Assistant for the President. Please join me in congratulating Connie on her new position and Paula for her many years of loyal service to Ozarks.

Dr. Rick Niece
President

McGovern to visit Ozarks
    Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern will speak at Ozarks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
   The speech is the final event of the university’s 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for the campus community and $15 for the general public.
   McGovern, who will turn 83 in July, served as a Democrat U.S. Senator from South Dakota from 1963 to 1981. He ran for president in 1968, 1972 and 1984. His humanitarian efforts on behalf of American farmers and hungry children throughout the world have earned him global admiration.
   Running on a platform to end the Vietnam War and on instituting guaranteed minimum incomes for the nation’s poor, McGovern was elected the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1972 and lost to Richard Nixon, 62 percent to 38 percent.
   McGovern, a B-24 bomber pilot during World War II who began his professional career as a college history professor, represented South Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms before beginning an 18-year stint in the U.S. Senate in 1963. He was a vocal opponent of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, often criticizing the policies of fellow Democrat President Lyndon Johnson.
   McGovern served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Agencies in Rome from 1998-2001 and was appointed United Nations Global Ambassador on World Hunger in 2001. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.

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Around Campus ...
   Brandy Cox, the university’s new Director of Alumni Relations and a 1999 Ozarks graduate, officially started her new job at Ozarks on Monday, March 28 ... The signup sheet for Mr. U of O is located in the CAB office ... Signups are currently underway for intramural softball ... Ozarks Net is now available to the campus community and can be viewed at http://on. The Mountain Eagle, the student online newspaper, is located on Ozarks Net. The staff for the newspaper includes 17 students who are currently enrolled in Dr. Greta Marlow’s news writing course. The Mountain Eagle is updated every Monday. For more information or suggestions for current stories please contact Dr. Marlow or Angie Forrest at aforrest@ozarks.edu ... Brian McFarland has been hired as an assistant professor of chemistry, beginning in August. McFarland is completing his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he is doing research, teaching as a graduate assistant and working as a National Science Foundation Fellow with teachers and students in the public schools. He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Mississippi College ... The Disney College Program will be interviewing students for semester long internships on Tuesday, March 29. This internship gives students the opportunity to spend an entire semester at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. If you are interested you must contact Career Services to set up an interview. You can drop by Robson 106, email kaspicer@ozarks.edu or call 979-1320.



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