Volume 7 Issue # 3
Monday, September 27, 2004

Campus News
Family Weekend ’04 nears

   Family Weekend 2004 is shaping up to be an exciting time as a myriad of events are scheduled on campus throughout the Oct. 15-17 weekend.
On Friday, Oct. 15, registration will kick off the weekend, followed by a Jones Learning Center Open House and cookout, an art gallery reception and the University production of Wilde Tales in the Walton Fine Arts Center. Family members can visit classes as well throughout the day.
   On Saturday, Oct. 16, a full day of activities will include a residence hall open house, the annual parade of beds and Great Bed Race, a Fall Festival Fundraiser on the campus mall, awards ceremony, lunch on the mall and a baseball game. The President's Home will be the site of the President’s Picnic from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The final production of Wilde Tales will be held that evening.
   On Sunday, Oct. 17, the weekend will conclude with a service in Munger Chapel at 10 a.m., a brunch in the student center and an alumni baseball game at 1 p.m.
   For more information on Family Weekend, please contact the Student Life Office.

Wilde Tales coming to stage
    The U of O Theatre will open its fall schedule with two performances of Wilde Tales, Oct. 15-16 in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
  The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15 and 16, in Seay Theatre. Tickets are free for the university community. Wilde Tales is an adaptation of short stories by Oscar Wilde; including The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and His Soul, and The Young King which are brought to life by a cast of 10, playing 100 different roles. This adaptation by Pat Farmer features six songs by Gilbert and Sullivan that comment upon the action of each tale. This is Ozarks’ entry into the American College Theatre Festival competition.
  The production is directed by Ozarks Theatre Professor Dr. Pat Farmer. Professor Bruce Brown is the scenic, costume and lighting designer, Shelly Muston is the stage manager, and Saul Palencia is graphic designer and sound board operator. The cast includes U of O students Nathan Hoffman, Alisha Jones, Leah Short, Jamey Pritchett, Garrett Kilgore, Diana Farrow and Dane Sanders. The cast also includes three local junior high students: Hannah Eakin, Robert Frost, and Lauren Nelson.
   The crew includes Mandi Asmussen, Michael Greenlee , Jessica Gay, Ashley Broomfield, Lacey Kennedy, Rose Southwell, Frank Weskamp, Al Berry, Kristina Davenport, Danielle Stover, Canton Brenneman and Katie Mobley.

Around Campus ...
    Auditions for the Advanced Directing one act plays will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, in Seay Theatre. The four student directors and their plays are Shelly Muston (The Wreck on the 5:25 by Thorton Wilder), India Judd (The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden by Thornton Wilder), Jessica Gay (This is the Rill Speaking by Lanford Wilson) and Diana Farrow (The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeline George). All auditionees must present a memorized one minute monologue. Scripts are on reserve in the library. For more information, please email Pat Farmer at pafarmer@ozarks.edu ... Career Services will be offering students interested in biomedical sciences the opportunity to visit the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on Nov. 4. The annual career day allows students the opportunity to learn about graduate programs, as well as career options in academic research and teaching, pharmaceutical and biotech research, patent law, nursing, and pharmaceutical/medical liaison. The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and a limited number of hotel rooms are available for Wednesday night. To register, contact Career Services by Friday, Oct. 1...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... Intramural Flag Football begins this week and runs through Oct. 21 ... Student organizations that are interested in setting up a booth for Fall Festival during Family Weekend should inform the Student Life Office by Oct. 8... Oct. 1 is the last day to vote for your “favorite” professor for the “Pie a Professor” fund raiser. All donations will go to the March of Dimes ... Contact the Financial Aid Office for information about current scholarships, interns and up-coming deadlines ... Any students interested in going to the Charleston Paintball Field for a paintball outing should contact David Pridgin at dpridgin@ozarks.edu no later than Oct. 1 ... Student Services will be hosting a nation-wide video conference for International Students at 4 p.m., Sept. 29, in the Walker Hall Screening Room. Convo is offered to everyone who attends this event... Sign-up sheets for Ms. U of O, scheduled for Nov. 6, and the Talent Show, Oct. 22, are now available in the Student Center next to the CAB Office ... OSEA is offering a chance to win an Ozarks tapestry style throw, which can be viewed in the Ozarks Bookstore. The drawing will be held on Oct. 16 in Walker Hall. OSEA officers for 2004-2005 year are President, Candice Vergara; Vice President, John Schillinger; Secretary, Elizabeth Hays; Treasurer, Annie Wheeler; and Historian, J.C. Gabriel ... Rotaract will have a booth set up outside of the cafeteria for students to vote for the “The Hunks of 2004-2005” calendar.

Religion professor pens book
    Dr. David Daily, assistant professor of religion at U of O, is the author of a recently published book titled, Battle for the BIA: G.E.E. Lindquist and the Missionary Crusade Against John Collier.
   Published by the University of Arizona Press, the book is about an intensely personal and high-stakes battle for control over the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the direction of federal Indian policy. Pitting G.E.E. Lindquist, an influential Protestant missionary, against John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1933-1945), this battle ultimately changed the shape of Protestant support for Indian assimilation, according to Dr. Daily. The University of Arizona Press said Daily’s “survey of Lindquist’s career raises important issues regarding tribal rights and the place of Native peoples in American society. It offers new insights into the domestic colonialism practiced by the United States as it tells of one of the great untold battles in the history of Indian affairs.”
   A copy of the book is available to be checked out at Robson Library.

Taddie attends program
    Dr. Dan Taddie, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Ozarks, recently attended the Harvard Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
   Dr. Taddie was one of 94 higher education senior leaders chosen from across the United States and five other countries to attend the two-week program. The program was taught by Harvard professors as well as administrators from throughout the country.
   Topics included internal and external leadership, developing and working with senior leadership teams, governance, finance, assessment, campus community, innovation and change in a changing environment, technology, transformational learning, planning, vision and values.


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