Release Date: 4/11/2008
Clarksville, Ark. --- A lecture series that will feature two of the university's integration pioneers and a ceremony recognizing the 75th anniversary of Munger Memorial Chapel are two highlights of the University of the Ozarks' Alumni Weekend 2008, scheduled for April 17-19.
More than 500 alumni, family members and friends of the university are expected to be on campus for a number of events throughout the weekend. One of the biggest annual events on the Ozarks campus traditionally draws alumni from throughout the
The topic of the annual Alumni Lecture Series will be Integration Pioneers at Ozarks and will feature Dr. Jon Dodson, a 1961 graduate who is a radiologist in
The university will recognize the 75th anniversary of Munger Chapel during the annual Memorial Service in the chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The Memorial Service recognizes those alumni, faculty and staff members who have passed away over the last year.
Alumni Weekend officially begins on Thursday, April 17, with the University Theatre’s production of The Mousetrap at 7:30 a.m. in the
The weekend will include numerous opportunities for current students to interact with alumni, including a career networking event and an alumni panel program called Inter-ACT (Alumni Career Talks) with former U of O fine arts students at 3 p.m. on April 18 in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
On Friday, April 18, the Ozarks Class of 1958 will be honored with a luncheon and induction into the university’s 50-Year Club. Other events on Friday include a reception at the home of Jack and Ann Phillips, and the popular Alumni and Campus Community Picnic, which begins at 6 p.m. on the campus mall.
Saturday, April 19, will begin with the annual 5K run/walk through the streets of downtown
Other events on Saturday will include the Alumni Awards Luncheon, women’s softball games, a President’s Dessert Reception and the annual All-Alumni and Friends Reunion at the Clarksville Country Club.
Registration is currently underway and anyone who plans to attend any of these events is encouraged to register as early as possible. For more information on Alumni Weekend activities, please contact the Alumni Office at (479) 979-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on the university’s Web site, www.ozarks.edu.