Release Date: 3/30/2001
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. --- Daily devotions, Christian concerts and special guest speakers are some of the highlights of the first University of the Ozarks Spirituality Week, scheduled for April 4 through April 11 on the Ozarks campus.
The theme of the week-long event is "Heat Wave: We're HOT," which is an acronym for Hearts Overflowing Together. It is sponsored by U of O's Campus Ministries, an organization made up of the university's various denominational groups, including Baptist Student Union, Chi Alpha, Alpha & Omega, Methodist Campus Ministries, Catholic Campus Ministries and the Presbyterian organization The Gathering.
"We were looking for a way to bring all the religious organizations on campus together and have an event where the entire university as well as the community could unite in fellowship," said Holly Houser, a senior history major from Scranton and one of the event's organizers. "We wanted to have several different things going on that might appeal to a wide range of people and I think we'll have that."
The event will begin with a community blood drive in the Seay Student Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Later that day there will be a "Blastoff" celebration at 9:30 p.m. in Munger Chapel to kick the week off.
There will be daily "Noon Toons" on the campus mall featuring Christian music as well as daily evening "Devotion Motion" in Munger Chapel with guest speakers and performers. The Russellville Christian music group Malachi will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, in Munger Chapel. Campus Ministries will sponsor a car wash from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, with donations going to mission projects.
All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the chaplain secretary Monica Frizzell 979-1349.