|Volume 2 Issue # 11|
|Monday, February 21, 2000
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GET FREE MONEY
The CLEP tests will ONLY be given this semester on Wednesday, March 29. Students who need to take a CLEP test must have approval from the chair of the division in which that test is placed. Students can obtain approval and registration forms from the Career-Placement Office. The deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 25. Please contact Kimberly Spicer for more information.
There will be a Religion Field Trip to Hendrix College on Thursday, February 24. Dr. Michael Tye, Professor of Philosophy at Temple University in Philadelphia will be giving a lecture. The lecture will be on “Consciousness: The Explanatory Gap as a Cognitive Illusion.” Anyone interested should meet at the Walton drive-thru at 5:15 p.m. for departure at 5:30 p.m. Return to campus should be about 10:00 p.m. Convocation credit will be given. See Rev. Bill Woodard or Dr. Holly Mitchell for more information and to reserve a seat in the van.
Johnson County's Peachtree Service Unit and Brownie Troop #213 are sponsoring a muliticultural event at the U of O campus. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m., in the lower level of the Seay Student Center.
Dr. Rickey Casey is coordinating volunteers from Ozarks’ International Program to participate in this event. Volunteers will have tables displaying photos, coins, food, and trinkets from their homelands. Later, Girl Scouts will get to learn and think about life in other countries.
This event is in honor of “Thinking Day” that was established to show Girl Scouts’ appreciation and friendship. The date also honors the founder, Lord Baden-Powell, and the World Chief Guide, Lady Baden-Powell.
LET’S GO FOR A RIDE
Climb in for a crash course in driving drunk on February 21st through the 24th.
Whitson-Morgan and Clarksville's Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sponsoring a drinking and driving simulator program. The program starts by entering the driver’s weight and the hypothetical number of drinks into the computer. Then, the instructor and the driver take off on a course with orange cones and pop-up pedestrian figures to avoid.
The course should be easy for a driver with no drinks, but with a computed number of drinks, it is a different story. So, come out and take a drive and learn why not to drive drunk. It could save your life.
GET A JOB
Need a summer job? How about out-of-state? Well, Silver Dollar City theme park, located in Branson, Missouri, is now hiring for summer positions.
They are looking for people who have a genuninely friendly and caring attitude. Also, they would like people who are team orientated, have a customer-service focus, are safety conscious, and have strong work ethics.
The job offers excellent pay and benefits. An added plus in this program allows students to participate in leadership training classes and to work on special projects and assignments. Contact the Career-Placement Office for more information.
The U of O men's basketball team qualified for its first-ever ASC Tournament on Saturday with an 83-60 victory over East Texas Baptist. The Homecoming victory secured second place in the ASC East for the Eagles (16-8). The Eagles will play in the four-team ASC Tournament Feb. 25-26 in Abilene, Texas. Congratulations Eagles!
U OF O KING & QUEEN
Brian Owens, a senior political science major from Texarkana, Texas, and Meskerem “Mimi” Tsegaya, a senior business administration major from Ethiopia, were crowned U of O King and Queen during the 2000 Homecoming, held Saturday in Mabee Gymnasium.
BITS AND PIECES
The Arkansas Public Health Association is taking applications for a $1,000 scholarship. You must be an Arkansas resident; be enrolled, or plan to enroll in a field of public health. Also, all applicants must be at least a sophomore in college; have at least a 2.5 GPA; and demonstrate financial need. Students who are planning to attend graduate school are also eligible. Applications are available in the Career-Placement Office.
The Ronald King Laster Scholarship is available to a graduate from Johnson County High School or to a student who was born in Johnson County. The student should have a 2.5 GPA. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is March 1st.
Women who have completed at least one semester of college work at least 5 years prior to September 2000 may compete for a scholarship ranging $1,000-$10,000 from Talbots. Application deadline is March 6th. More information may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. Undergraduates majoring in accounting may apply for $500-$1,000 scholarship. Application material can be found at www.nsacct.org. Deadline for applications is March 10.
Are you reporting your scholarships on your federal tax return? Undergraduates may only exclude the amount of scholarship and grant awards up to the amount of tuition and required fees, books and equipment. This does not include amounts charged for room and board or living expenses. Awards in excess of this amount are subject to federal income tax. The law places upon the student the obligation to determine the taxable amount, by offsetting tuition and allowable expenses against the total of all grants received. Loans are not considered scholarships or grants and are not considered income for federal tax purposes. University of the Ozarks suggests that you contact a professional accountant to determine if you should be reporting your grants and scholarships on the tax return.
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