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,
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
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
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.