Volume I  Issue # 15   
Monday, May 3, 1999

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Campus News

Athletic Awards Banquet Scheduled for May 5

   U of O's Athletic Department will hold its annual Athletic Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, in the Seay Student Center.
   All student-athletes are encouraged to attend.

Aldana Wins Prestigious Hurie Award

   Jose Aldana, a senior chemistry major from Guatemala, was named the recipient of the 1999 Hurie Award during the annual Awards Convocation on April 27.
   The Hurie Award is given each year to the university's outstanding senior. The award goes to the student who has been an exemplary scholar, a campus leader and a person of outstanding character.
   Aldana has received a bio-chemistry fellowship to Rice University, where he plans to pursue a doctorate.

Phi Beta Lamba Wins at Regionals
   The University's Phi Beta Lamba team received many awards at the recent regional conference, including second place Chapter Community Service Project and Chapter Partnership with Business.
   Many individuals also won awards. First place award winners include: Iliana Rosales - Business Principles and Brian Muston-Job Interview. Second place awards went to Sergio Quezada - Business Principles, Eric Steinmiller - Impromptu Speaking, Silvia Arias - International Business, Karen Hernandez - Management, Adiak Barahona - Marketing, and Harold Villalobos - Mister Future Business Executive.

Ozarks Students Named to Who's Who

   Twenty-seven U of O students were recently honored with inclusion into Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges. Those students include:
   Jose Aldana, Silvia Arias, Richard Armstrong, Shawn Beasley, Bryan Bishop, Matt Bradke, Leonel Cantu, Beth Carpenter, Frances Ann Clark, Michael Compher, Elise Curtis, Kingsley Glasgow, Brianna Greenemeyer, Maria Gregoriou, Manuel Guevara, Karen Hernandez, LaDonna Jenkins, Adrian Lovenstein, Anna-Maria Myers, Heaven Oliver, Diane Pohlmeier, Laura Alaina Richardson, Evike Soto, Luis Tamayac, Lisa Vandeveer, Harold Villalobos and Matt Young.

   Congratulations! Four U of O students have received summer internships with assistance from the Career-Placement Office. Melissa Goodner will be working for Beverly Enterprises in Fort Smith, AR. Kelly Palmer will be working for Sherwin Williams in Tulsa, OK. Christina Caple will be working for Regions Bank in Little Rock, AR. And, Timbo Sykes will be working at
Entertainment Tonight in California.

Student Media Positions Announced
   The Student Media Board recently appointed media positions for the 1999-2000 school year.
Kingsley Glasgow was named producer of TV 6/Ozarks Today, and Jason Chitwood and Andrew Skeates were named as co-associate producers for the campus television station.
For the position of editor of the yearbook, Aerie, Cheryl Bartlett and Kristiana Decker were chosen as co-editors.
   Co-editors were also named for the campus newspaper, The Mountain Eagle, Brian Cormack and Stephanie Cribbs will serve as co-editors.
Joshua Tabor Williams was appointed to serve as editor of Falstaff for the second consecutive year.

SGA Election Results
    Student Government Association elections were held last week with Matt Young and Brian Owens winning re-election as SGA president and vice-president, respectively.
Other officers for the 1999-2000 school year include Marcela Pang as treasurer and Kendra Akin as secretary.
    Senators for 1999-2000 will be Robert Cheatham, David Simpson, Whit Klein, Ginny Leggett, Jennifer Thorpe, Leigh Ann Finley, Carla King, Dennis Wright, Jennifer Kreienheder, Eric Steinmiller, Sergio Quezada, Maria Tineda, Sonia Espino, Iliana Rosales, Jennifer Mejia and Charles Hurley.

Last Chance Noonday
   The last BSU Noonday of the semester will be held Thursday, May 6, at 11:15 a.m. at the BSU building. Several groups will be recognized during the program: the U of O golf team and coach Jack Jones, BSU summer missionaries for 1999, seniors who have been active in BSU, and next year's ministry teams and officers. Two valuable door prizes will be awarded. Everyone is welcome for a time of home-cooked food, fun, and relaxation before finals!

Dr. Cater Receives Award
   Dr. Jane Cater received the H.R. Rich Award for service involving youth at the Rotary District Conference on Saturday, April 24. The award was based on the Rotaract Club here at U of O, the first in the district. It is sponsored by the Arkadelphia Rotary Club.

Relay For Life
   The Third Annual Johnson County Relay for Life will be held Friday, May 21, through Saturday, May 22. The relay is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Survivors Lap will kick off the evening at 7 p.m. If you would like more information on Relay for Life, call Becky Dougan or Carol Martin at 754-2020.

Methodist Campus Ministry
   The final luncheon meeting of the Methodist Campus Ministry will be held Tuesday, May 4, following chapel in the President's Dining Room. Bill Eakin will present the devotional.
The final event of the year for the Methodist Campus Ministry will be a fish fry on Saturday evening, May 8th at 6:00 at the home of Dr. Carol Yandell. Everyone is welcome, but please contact Brian Owens or Julia Frost to sign up for this event and to get directions or a ride to the Yandells.

BSU Summer Missionaries
   This year eleven U of O students will be serving through BSU state summer missions programs or the North American Mission Board Innovator program in various locations:
Jose Aldana - Mexico; Franqua Bedell - Charleston, S.C.; Jared Cariker - Charleston, S.C.; Josh Grasty - Yellowstone National Park; Carla King - Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Brian Owens - Charleston, S.C.; Sarah Rosenberg - Yosemite National Park; Erin Tobey - Charleston, S.C.; Meskerem Tsegaye - New Orleans; and Matt Young - New Orleans.

PBL Receives Leadership Honor
   Ozarks' Phi Beta Lamba chapter has received the university's Organization of the Year Award. The presentation was made during the Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony Thursday, April 29 in the Munger Memorial Chapel. Congratulations to PBL!

Planning Committee Correction
   In the last edition of the Communiqué, the Master Planning Committee was listed as part of The President's Post. Dr. Bruce Elmore's name should have also been included on the committee for his help and input in the planning process.

Anita Morris Says Good-bye
   Anita Morris left her position as Publications Assistant for the university on April 30. She would like to share these final comments:
   "Farewell to Ozarks administration, faculty, staff and students. Thank you for making my 19 years at Ozarks so great. I will truly miss you all. I plan to travel with my husband and children this summer and to pursue a business administration degree in the fall."

An Anecdote on Courtesy:
   The University's Board of Trustees meeting was held on campus April 29- May 1, and an alumna and current member of the board, Dr. Helen McElree, made an observation about students at Ozarks.
   While she and a friend sat in her car behind the library, a young female student approached the car and tapped on the window. When Dr. McElree rolled down the window, the young lady said she was leaving and offered her parking spot to the ladies. Dr. McElree was very impressed by the gesture and said it was exemplary of the quality of students at U of O. To all students, thank you for your conscientiousness and for making Ozarks a truly special place. Have a wonderful summer!!!

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