Commencement set for May 14
Ozarks will confer degrees
to approximately 130 graduates during the 171st Commencement ceremony
at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, on the campus mall.
Paul Greenberg, a Pulitizer Prize winning journalist
and the editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
will be the featured speaker during Commencement. Kevin Cheek will present
the greetings from the senior class and Dr. Stewart Dippel will present
greetings from the faculty.
The day will begin with a Baccalaureate Service in
Munger Chapel beginning at 9 a.m. Several graduating seniors will serve
as liturgists during the service. The Rev. Dr. James Struthers will
provide the proclamation.
There will be a mandatory rehearsal for all graduating
seniors at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, on the campus mall. Caps and
gowns will be distributed during this time.
Students elect ’05-06 officials
Lucia Gomez, a sophomore
marketing and business administration major from Nicaragua, has been
elected Student Government Association president for 2005-2006. Also
elected to SGA positions were David Hamilton for vice president and
Kari Overton for treasurer. Also winning were Tiffany Griffin as president
of CAB, Chad Milligan as president of RHA and Valerie Powell as peer
judicial board chair.
Study Night Breakfast May 9
The annual Study Night Breakfast, where
faculty and staff serve students a hearty breakfast to keep them going
during finals week, will be held at 10 p.m., Monday, May 9, in the Student
Center. Numerous prizes will also be given out. Don’t miss this
evening of food and fun.
Student Awards ceremony set
The 49th annual Student Awards Convocation
will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Munger Chapel.
The Student Awards Convocation will include the awarding
of honors in each of the University’s four academic divisions
as well as the Jones Learning Center and athletics. Scholarship recipients
will also be announced and some of the University’s donors will
be recognized. During the event, the Hurie Award winner will be announced.
The Hurie Award is voted on by the faculty and is given to the outstanding
senior of the graduating class.
SIFE qualifies for Nationals
After presenting a report
of their year-long community outreach projects to a panel of business
leaders, the University of the Ozarks’ SIFE Team was named a SIFE
USA Regional Champion in the overall competition and a finalist in the
SIFE USA National Personal Financial Success Skills Competition sponsored
by the HSBC Education Trust and the Corporate, Investment Banking and
Markets Division of HSBC. The team will now advance to the national
level of SIFE competition, at the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-24
in Kansas City, Mo.
During the current year, U of O’s SIFE executed
33 projects. They were able to reach 622,773 people by contributing
2,574 hours of hard work and enthusiasm with a total gross impression
of 1,418,292 people. Their team reached new heights, impacting lives
in several communities in the state of Arkansas and abroad (Panama,
Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.)
PBL receives recognition
Phi Beta Lambda organization has been featured on the “Fire Corps”
Web site for its recent community service project to aid Johnson County
RFD #1 in fire prevention and safety. The initiative also won Ozarks’
PBL organization first place in the community service project category
of the 2005 Arkansas PBL State Leadership Conference, held April 19th
in Little Rock.
U of O students volunteered almost 100 hours to help
fill “goody bags” for Fire Prevention Week, work with the
department’s smoke installation program, and assist with “Kidsfest,”
the county’s fire and life safety fair.
In addition to winning the community service project
award at the PBL State Conference, the U of O organization won 18 first-place
awards, 20 second-place awards and 16 third-place awards and was named
the largest overall chapter and overall winner of the conference.
PBL was named the Ozarks’ Organization of the
Year during the Student Leadership Ceremony on April 21.
IACBE recognizes three
Three people associated
with Ozarks took home awards recently at the International Assembly
for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) 2005 annual meeting in San
Antonio. U of O lifetime board of trustee member Dr. Rollie Boreham
of Fort Smith was named the 2005 Business Leader of the Year. Ozarks
President Dr. Rick Niece was given the organization’s 2005 Leadership
in Education Award. Niece is the first recipient of the Leadership in
Education Award, a new annual award presented by IACBE.
Dr. Robert Hilton, chair of the university’s
Business, Communications and Government Division, received a plaque
for exemplary leadership and service in his role as chairman of the
board of IACBE during the past year. During the 2005-2006 year, Hilton
will serve as IACBE past chair and member of the board of directors,
chair of the audit committee and member of the IACBE presidential search
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