Volume 2 Issue # 13  
Monday, March 27, 2000

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   Ozarks’ computer services department continues to update the U of O computer network for efficiency, while maintaining and ensuring security for all users. As most of you know, this work has affected off-campus students, and some residence hall students, with the discontinuation of their internet access through Ozarks’ networked system.
   In response to students’ concerns and questions, a little research has resulted in a way to provide access to the internet at a minimal cost. Please remember that student tuition covers computer software and hardware maintenance, network maintenance, and computer services staffing. Student tuition does not cover internet access, although if you are an on-campus resident with Ozarks’ network access, you receive the added benefit of internet access at no cost. CSWnet.com can provide to Ozarks an “educator’s rate” of $10 per month, per account. An account consists of an account name and password holding five individual users and their e-mail addresses. The cost per student is only $2.00 a month! That is great deal! There is no connection fee, and the access allows for 360 hours per month, approximately 12 hours per day. We can contract for as many accounts as needed to accommodate the number of students who need access.
    If you are interested in this service, please call the Academic Office at 979-1431, or come by the Academic Office and sign-up. As soon as we have enough of a response to set up an account, we will determine the procedure for arrangement of payment, and a time frame for setting up the service. Thank you for your continued patience with computer and internet access. The administration and computer services staff work daily to find efficient solutions to the growing computer needs of all students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Caroline Whitson


    The University of the Ozarks has partnered, effective March 1, with Founders Bookstore Services from Bennet, Nebraska.
    Founders is committed to small, private, Christian-affiliated campuses. We have hired Kay Merritt as our manager, and the bookstore will soon take on a new look and provide a variety of different products.
    We are excited about this opportunity to have a broader selection of merchandise, better values, and improved services to our students and staff.

   The campus bookstore is undergoing a new face lift the week of April 3. The store will be open its normal business hours: 9 a .m. to 4 p.m.
    New merchandise should start arriving in the next few weeks. By the Fall Semester 2000, you will be able to tell a definite change in the bookstore merchandise. Currently, there is an ongoing greeting card sale of buy one get two free. Also, be watching for an overstock sale coming soon.    Stop in to see the new arrivals and how the store is changing!

   Seniors Sylvia Arias and Aaron Windel presented papers at the Alpha Chi National Honor Society Regional Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on March 3 and 4.
    Sylvia’s paper was entitled “A Study of Environmental Practices Among Students and Faculty at the University of the Ozarks.” The title of Aaron’s paper was “We Must Go Forward or We Will Go Back: The POOM's Ideological Conflict with the Spanish Communists during the Spanish Civil War.”
    Both received excellent feedback on their presentations. Dr. Robert Hilton, Alpha Chi sponsor, and Dr. Pat Farmer also attended the conference.

   The Career-Placement Office announces “Career Fair 2000,” which will be held in Fort Smith on Thursday, April 6.
    This event features many industrial, retail, and service organizations, as well as school districts surrounding the Fort Smith area. The Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn City Center and is sponsored by the Southwest Times Record, Westark College, and Fort Smith Public Schools.
    If you would like to register for this event, please contact Kimberly Spicer by
Monday, April 3.

   The John Gyles Education Fund is accepting applications for a $3,000 scholarship. Students must be a United States or Canadian citizen and have a minimum GPA of 2.7. Financial need will be considered. To receive an application, send only a stamped, self-addressed, standard letter size envelope to the following address: The John Gyles Education Fund, Attention: The Secretary P.O. Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive, Frederiction, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5G4. Application deadline is April 1, 2000.
    The John L. Cary Scholarship Program is accepting applications for liberal arts students wishing to pursue graduate accounting studies. Scholarships are given based on academic achievement, leadership and future career interest and are contingent upon acceptance in a graduate accounting program. Each year, up to five recipients are awarded $5,000 and are eligible for renewal for one more year. The deadline for submission of applications is April 1, 2000. Applications may be obtained through the Financial Aid Office.

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