Volume I  Issue # 7   
Monday, November 23, 1998

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Campus News

Assessment Information

The university community, led by the Assessment Steering Committee, is engaged in activities designed to answer the question, "How can we effectively demonstrate that we teach what we say we teach and our students learn what they say they learn?"
One of the first steps in this process was pilot tests taken last spring. More than 50% of the student body took one or both parts of the test. The results found: Students take almost all core courses at U of O; writing skills should be reinforced to upperclassmen not just in core curriculum; and consideration should be given to administering the test to a particular classification (entering freshmen, rising seniors, etc.) because not all students had taken the core courses covered in the test.
In addition, the committee noted that scoring tests, manipulating data sets, performing statistical analysis, and interpreting data should be completed by and presented at the annual fall workshop to the entire faculty and staff to allow for indicated responses to the information provided.

Basketball Season Tips Off
The Eagles and Lady Eagles will open the 1998-99 home basketball season on Monday, Nov. 23, against Arkansas Baptist in Mabee Gymnasium.
The Eagles, coming off a 17-7 season, will play at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Eagles, with head coach Jack Jones closing in on the career 300-win plateau, will tip-off at 5:30 p.m.
The two teams also play home games on Dec. 3, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 before breaking for the holidays.

Congratulations: New Arrival
Dr. Greta Marlow and her husband Jeff gave birth to a baby girl, Tuesday, Nov. 10. The newborn, named Lily Lorraine, weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

Arkansas Student Congress
The annual session of the Arkansas Student Congress was held November 8-10 at the State Capitol Building in Little Rock. Dr. Greta Marlow took seven students from Ozarks to the meeting, which is designed to give students the opportunity to research legislation, present it in committee, make decisions concerning the priority of bills, and bring them to the floor of the Senate for discussion.
Sophomore Matt David was elected as President of the Senate and chaired the entire two-day proceedings. Receiving "Excellent" awards for committee debate were Eric Steinmiller, Kendra Akin, and David Simpson.
Also attending the conference were Debbie Ford, Melissa Worm, and Joni Marvel. This was Ozarks' second year to attend the conference.

Service of Lessons and Carols
This year's Service of Lessons and Carols will be celebrated in two performances: Sunday, December 6 at 4 p.m. and an abbreviated version Tuesday, Dec. 8 during 11 a.m. chapel service. Both performances will be held in the Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel.
This year marks the beginning of a new addition to the service: local churches and ensembles have been invited to join University Chorus for the musical portions of the service.
This year our guests will be the Sanctuary Choir and Handbell Choir of First Baptist Church, the Joyful Sound Handbell Choir of First United Methodist Church and the Brass Ensemble of Clarksville High School.

Computer Literacy Sessions
A computer literacy session will be offered the three days prior to regular classes starting the Spring Semester, if at least ten students sign up to attend. You must e-mail, phone, or write Elaine Contant to register.
The sessions are free and will offer you the opportunity to learn computers with a hands-on approach and take the exam to meet the Computer Literacy requirement while not having other classes going on.
The session will be held: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Jan. 12, 13, and 14 in the Smith-Broyles Computer Lab from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Elaine Contant at econtant@ozarks.edu or call 979-1417.

Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break begins the afternoon of Tuesday, November 24. There will be no classes on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week.
The dormitories close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
All students are reminded to check out of their dorm room before leaving campus. Work study checks will be available after 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 24.

Scholarship Corner
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society Scholars Program is sponsoring scholarships for qualified applicants who are pursuing the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or toxicology. The programs encourage African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students to pursue undergrad degrees in the chemical sciences and technology fields.
For more information, contact the American Chemical Society Web site at www.acs.org or call 1-800-227-5558 ext. 6250. Deadline for applications is February 15.
Alumni Association
The U of O Alumni Association will be offering three scholarships of $500 each to returning Ozarks students for the 1999-2000 academic year. Applications should be turned in to the Alumni Office in the Mabee Administration Building. For more information, call 979-1234.
Samuel Robinson Award
Competition for the $1,000 Samuel Robinson Scholarship is open to full-time juniors and seniors as Presbyterian-related universities. The competition includes a test portion and a 2,000 word essay. All students interested should contact Jana Hart in the Finacial Aid Office.
Financial Planning 1999-2000
It is that time to start thinking about and planning for financial aid to help with the 1999-2000 school year expenses. The Arkansas Student Loan Authority has a Web site -- www.asla.state.ar.us -- that will provide infor-mation on financial aid planning, links to on-line scholarship searches and other great education resources. You may also complete an on-line entry form for a scholarship.

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