|Volume I Issue # 8|
|Monday, December 7, 1998
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Christmas Decorating Contest
Several divisions and departments have already agreed to participate in the fourth annual Christmas Decorating Contest on campus. Judging will be based on overall appearance, creativity, student participation, and whether or not the decoration follows a theme for the division/department. Judging will be held Friday afternoon, December 11th. The winner will be announced at the Study Night Breakfast on December 15.
University Handbell Ensemble
If you play an instrument and would like to have an outlet for your musical abilities, the U of O music department has an opportunity for you! We are trying to build a handbell program back into our list of performing ensembles on campus. Apparently, the time the course was to be offered next semester conflicted with too many schedules. If you are interested in learning a new and easy instrument, please contact Dr. De Seguirant either by email or by phone (1342) with days and times which you would be available for rehearsal.
AMU 1700/01 "Handbell Choir" is available on a credit/ no credit, pass/fail basis.
Faculty Enrichment Award
The Alumni Association will once again sponsor the Faculty Enrichment Award with a stipend of approximately $1,000. To apply, submit a two-page letter/proposal that states the reason you seek the award, indicating very specifically how you plan to use the stipend and how it will enrich you as a faculty member of the University of the Ozarks. The selection committee will review applications based on merit, and how the proposal relates to the stated mission of the University.
The Alumni Office is accepting applications for the award on behalf of the Alumni Association. Please submit proposals no later than noon on Thursday, Jan. 28. The selection committee will meet Feb. 19-20 to select recipients. The winner or winners will be announced during Alumni Weekend. If you have any questions contact, Lori McBee at 979-1237.
The Career-Placement Office just received three new books that profile over 5,100 job opportunities with America's top company leaders in Health & Science, Technology, and Business. To check out any of these books visit the Career-Placement Office in the Student Support Center.
Service of Lessons and Carols
The Service of Lessons and Carols is a time of song and celebration of the Christmas Season. The service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. during chapel service in the Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel.
This performance will be abbreviated from the full performance given earlier this week on Sunday, Dec. 6.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-1417.
Winter break begins on Friday, December 18, following finals. Classes and registration for the Spring 1999 semester will begin on Friday, January 15. Season's Greetings to the entire campus community and a Happy New Year.
Final Exam Schedule
The Institute of Paper Science and Technology, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is currently accepting applications for the Undergraduate Summer Research Program. This program runs for eight weeks starting June 21, 1999 and ending August 13, 1999. Applicants should be interested in Chemistry and Biology, as well as Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Paper Science, and Physics. Accepted candidates will receive $2,350 plus housing allowance of $1,200. For an application and further details, contact the Career-Placement Office as soon as possible.
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.
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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