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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are also available
Seeing Stars in Dixie scheduled
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
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
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
Dr. Rick Niece
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
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.
KUOZ FM 100.5 Outback Guides:
Chad Bruce “Bruce’s Brand New Band Wagon”
Joe Southwell “Joe’s Night Owl Radio” Fridays
Ryan Rose “Music and Christian Inspiration” Wed.
Thomas Burke “Tunes From Goosecamp” Fridays 6 A.M.-9
Sam Ballard “Rebel Radio” Fridays 9 P.M.-Midnight
Taylor Emanuelson “College” Wednesdays 3 P.M.-5
Jeff Earnshaw “Beginning of a Legend” Mondays 4
Amy Kampfer “College” Tuesdays 4 P.M.-6 P.M.
Ally Conejo “College” Thursdays 5 P.M.-6 P.M.
CJ Smith “Blues” Thursdays 9 P.M.-Midnight
Diana Confer “College” Sundays 8 P.M.-10 P.M.
Travis George “T-Bone George’s Big Band Show”
Josh Edgmon “Mid-Morning Rush” Tuesdays 9-Noon
Tiffany Glidewell “Music and a Message” Tuesdays
7 P.M.-9 P.M.
Mark Allen “Power Hours of Music” Mondays 2 P.M.-4
Kayla Sparks “Evening of Jazz” and “Bluegrass
Mon. 6p-9p/Tues 6-9
Honey Verser “Americana/College” Thursdays Noon-2
Tim Servis “College” Wednesdays 5 P.M.-6 P.M.
Shannon Stickley “College” and “Bluegrass”
Tues. 3-4 & Thurs.6a-9a
Steve Askins “Jazz and Big Band” Fridays 6 P.M.-9
Sat. 12 P.M.-3 P.M.
Blake Rexroat “College” Thursdays 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
Katie Shay “College” Wednesdays 9 P.M.-Midnight
Patrick Melton “College” Tuesdays 9 P.M.-Midnight
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 email@example.com
... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 979-1320.