Volume 7 Issue # 5
Monday, October 25, 2004

Campus News
Fall Open House set for Nov. 6

   U of O will hold its annual Fall Open House for prospective students and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 6.
   Fall Open House 2004 will begin at 8:45 a.m. with registration in the Seay Student Center. The day of activities will include information sessions on academics, student life, athletics, admissions, financial aid and the Jones Learning Center. There will be numerous opportunities for high school students and their parents to visit with faculty, staff and current U of O students.
   Other activities include lunch, a student panel, and guided tours of campus. For more information on the Open House or to learn how you can play a role in this all-important day, please contact the Admissions Office.

Halloween events planned
    U of O will offer two on-campus events in the spirit of Halloween for the community on Monday, Oct. 25. Music professor and organist Dr. Sharon Gorman will present the fourth annual Halloween organ concert at 7 p.m. in Munger Memorial Chapel. Also, the annual Residential Hall Association Haunted Housing for children 12-and-under will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
   The organ concert will include musical tricks and treats both scary and comical. It opens with the traditional Toccata and Fugue in D minor of J. S. Bach, made famous as a theme from Phantom of the Opera. Featured also are selections by John Williams from the Harry Potter films and an arrangement of Gounod’s Funeral March of the Marionette, as well as works by Lefebure-Wely, Vierne, and Utterback.
   The concert is open to the public and free of charge, although donations of canned goods for a food drive to benefit the Clarksville Housing Authority will be gratefully accepted at the door. Dr. Gorman holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford University as well as two organ performance degrees from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.
   The Haunted Housing event will include trick-or-treating tours of four of the university’s residential halls. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and parents can accompany their children on the tours. The escorted tours will begin in the Seay Student Center.

Don’t Be Left Out!
    The last opportunity to get your photo taken for the yearbook will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 in the Student Center. If you haven’t had your photo taken yet, please make plans to be there!

Soccer teams honor seniors
    The Eagles soccer team won a pair of home matches over the weekend, defeating Mary Hardin-Baylor 3-0 and Concorida 6-0. The Lady Eagles split their matches, defeating Concordia 3-0 before falling to MHB 2-1. The matches were the last home games of the season for the soccer teams.
   A ceremony between matches Saturday honored nine senior student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to the university. The seniors were Marissa Andrade, Will Brahic, Justin Goodman, Ryan Pierson, Carrie Rogers, Chris Schultz, Lindy Swatzell, Letty Trevino and Lindsey Turnbow.

President hosts carving night
    The eighth annual Pumpkin Carving Party at the President’s House is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26. This event is always one of the most enjoyable outings of the Fall Semester. Come and show off your artisitic skills or just come out and enjoy the festivities.

Hoops Madness set for Nov. 2
    The U of O basketball teams will hold “Hoops Madness” on Tuesday, Nov. 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Gym.
   Both the men’s and women’s teams will hold a 20-minute scrimmage during the event. Different activities, including a player dunk contest and fan shooting competition, will take place throughout the evening. Door prizes will be given away. The public is encouraged to attend and admission will be free.

“Meet” Eleanor Roosevelt
    Meet Eleanor Roosevelt, a one-woman theatre performance depicting the life of the former First Lady, will be held at U of O at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9.
   The event is part of the 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for the campus community. Meet Eleanor Roosevelt is performed by Boston-based actress Elena Dodd and directed by Josephine Lane. The performance will include two stages of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life, 1905-1945: Wife, Mother and First Lady and 1945-1962: Private Citizen and First Lady of the World.

Students attend conference
    U of O students particpated in a State Leadership Conference in Little Rock held on Saturday, Oct. 23. The students were Auxi Guerrero, Gabriel Ramirez, Jorge Dieguez, Katie Shay, Jacobi Hampton, Blake Rexroat, Kendall Wagner and Carlos Bethancourt. Dr. Rickey Casey served as a facilitator at the conference.

Theatre Department honored
    Several students and faculty brought home awards from the Oklahoma 1 Pre-lim Festival for the American College Theatre Festival, held in Tulsa recently. Students Diana Farrow, Dane Sanders and Kristina Davenport won Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominations; Saul Palencia won a graphics design award, Professor Bruce Brown won a scenic design award and Professor Dr. Pat Farmer won a script adaptation award. Congratulations to our Theatre Department.

Around Campus ...
    Fall Break for faculty and students will be held Oct. 28-29. There will be no classes held on those days .... There will be a small graduation ceremony for December graduates at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 14, in Walker Hall ... The Ms. U of O pageant is scheduled for Nov. 6 ... Senior dinners will be Nov. 8, 10, and 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the President's Home. Invitations went out recently and RSVPs are required by Oct. 27. Seniors who have not received an invitation should contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234 ... For information about new scholarships and deadlines please contact the Financial Aid Office... Sign-ups for intramural bowling will go through Nov. 4. There is a one-time entry fee of $5, due the first night. Maximum number of people on a team is five ... Ozark’s Casino Night will be in Maclean formal lounge on Nov. 13... PBL’s “Mentor a Student” will be held Nov. 11-12... Graduating seniors have until Nov. 15 to turn in photos to the yearbook.... There will be two other informational meetings next week on the Spring Semester’s Study Abroad in Italy: Monday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. Both will be in Walton 222 ... On Monday, Oct. 25, Ozarks will host Career Expo, where recruiters from corporations, non-profit organizations, state and government agencies, the military and graduate schools will be on campus to recruit students. You can drop in at the fair between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Cumberland and Cane Hill Rooms in the Seay Student Center Cafeteria. Convo Credit is available.



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