CI classes sponsor food drive
Critical Inquiry students are organizing a semester-long
food drive for the Clarksville Housing Authority to help replenish its
food pantry. ARVAC, the organization that has traditionally donated
soups and canned goods in the past, no longer has the resources to do
so, and the CHA has more than 80 elderly tenants on fixed incomes who
would have difficulty maintaining a healthy diet without the assistance
provided by this food pantry.
Whatever donation you can bring to this effort would
be greatly appreciated, whether it’s a single can or a bag of
groceries, a one-time contribution or a weekly/monthly donation. Whatever
our individual capacities, pooling our resources together we can make
a difference here.
* Beginning on September 13, donations can be delivered
to Room 111 in the Advancement Office and will be collected weekly and
delivered to CHA at their Lucas Circle address in Clarksville by Critical
* Please limit donations to non-perishable items only:
canned goods (canned fruit is particularly precious!), jars of tomato
sauce, boxes/bags of pasta or rice, boxed baking mixes and cereals,
canned or boxed soups, cereals, peanut butter, etc. Some toiletries
are also welcome: shampoo, toothpaste, and moisturizer, for example.
For more information, contact Dr. Sharon Gorman at Ext. 1343.
Fall Assessment Day will take place Tuesday, Sept.
14. The schedule and expectations for this day will differ from those
of the past Fall Assessment Day. MOST NOTABLY, ALL MORNING CLASSES WILL
MEET AS SCHEDULED, AND ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THOSE COURSES WILL BE
EXPECTED TO ATTEND.
Those sessions will be devoted to important assessment
activities. The Chapel service will also take place at 11 a.m., as is
our campus custom. During the afternoon, the Student Life Office will
provide a series of leadership development opportunities.
Students’ constructive participation in assessment
activities is important because it contributes directly to our efforts
to improve the quality of your educational experience. We set goals
for your learning that are based on Ozarks’ values, necessary
for constructive citizenship in the 21st century, and critical to your
success in your chosen career. Assessment helps us to measure how well
we are achieving those goals for your education. What we learn enables
us to make adjustments that will improve the quality of the education
that we deliver.
Around Campus ...
Intramural flag football
registration will run from Sept. 13-24. The season begins Sept. 26 ...
For information about current scholarships and upcoming scholarship
deadlines, please contact the Financial Aid Office or Debbie Pfeiffer
at Ext. 1447... The Young Democrats will be meeting on Sept. 13 at 5
p.m. in the Purple and Gold Room. For more information please contact
Kayla Todd at Ext. 2703... Planet Club will meet on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
in Angell Hall, located in Munger Chapel ... The following students
have been chosen as members of Golden Star Dancers for 2004-2005: Courtney
Frost, Captain; Jalena Nelson, Co-Captain; Cortney Lanphear; Linnea
Oosterman; Auxi Guerrero; Itzel Perez; Gabriela Reyes; and Alex Winn.
Congratulations to these young ladies ... PBL will host a picnic on
Thursday, Sept. 16, at Wolf Pen, Ozark National Forest. All students
are welcomed to attend. This is an opportunity to meet other students
and faculty, and learn more about the organization... Freshman Dinners
will continue through Sept. 20... Any students interested in joining
the Art Club are welcome to attend the first meeting on Sept. 15 at
3 p.m. in Walton Room 113. Club officers will be elected at this meeting.
For more information contact Tammy Harrington at Ext. 1347 ... Family
Weekend will be Oct. 15-17. More information about events and activities
planned for that weekend will be posted in future Communiques ...
Larson Bjorklund won the intramural ping pong singles title, while
Jose Barahona and Jerry Gamez took the doubles title. In intramural
tennis, Dr. Kendrick Prewitt won the singles championship and Chad Harris
and Leo Rivera won the doubles title ... The Health Services Office
will sponsor its annual Health Screening Day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Seay Student Center. The screening, which
is free and available to anyone from the campus community, will include
tests for blood pressure, cholesterol level, blood glucose level, pulse
oximetry, red blood cell count and vision. Contact Louan Pyron at Ext.
1201 for more info. ... The men and women soccer teams play conference
home matches Sept. 17 against LeTourneau and Sept. 18 against East Texas
Baptist. Matches begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Elections fill open positions
Elections for several
student organization positions for the 2004-2005 academic year were
held recentlly. The winners were:
SGA (Student Government Association)
Humanities and Fine Arts: Tiffany Griffin and Dan Benton
Education: Heather Seo
Undeclared/ General Studies: Monica Rios and Samantha Whitten
At large: Kendall Wagner, Matt Stagg, Ron Hogsett, and Gaby Reyes
King Hall Reps:Johnny Wong, Valerie Petty
Off Campus Reps: Tiffany Griffin, Matt Stagg
PJB (Peer Judicial Board)
King Hall Reps: Christy Edwards
Smith Hall Reps: Ember Smith
Apartment Reps: Erin Bailey
Off Campus: Matt Stagg, Jack Grimes
Muslim scholar sets visit
Dr. Izzuddin Musa, a professor of Islamic history
in Saudi Arabia, will spend six weeks at the university as a visiting
scholar, beginning Oct. 15.
Dr. Musa, who teaches at King Saud University in Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia, is coming to U of O as part of the Understanding Contemporary
Islam program, which is administered by the American University of Beirut
and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
While at Ozarks, Dr. Musa will teach classes and lead
public seminars to promote a deeper understanding of Muslim cultures.
“Most of us in Arkansas have little exposure to Muslims apart
from news reports, and the media focus on Islamic extremism can often
obscure the larger diversity of Islamic beliefs and attitudes toward
the West,” said Dr. David Daily, assistant professor of religion
at U of O. “This can create problems for us as Christians because
part of our task in loving our neighbors is knowing who they are and
understanding where they come from. Dr. Musa will be able to help us
gain a fuller grasp of the traditions, problems and aspirations that
shape Muslim cultures. And this, in turn, will make us better equipped
to serve God in the world that Christians and Muslims share together.”
Born in Sudan, Dr. Musa earned his doctorate from
the American University of Beirut in 1975. He has taught Islamic history
at King Saud University since 1983.
The Understanding Contemporary Islam program seeks
to expand the dialogue between East and West by sending scholars from
the Islamic world to universities and colleges in the United States.
Those scholars then serve as resources on Islam and life in contemporary
For more information on scheduling Dr. Musa for a
church or civic event during his time at Ozarks, please contact Daily
at 479-979-1456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.