Miss Arkansas Makes Top Ten
Miss Arkansas, and U of O's own, Brandy Rhodes
spent September 16-18 competing in the Miss America pagent.
The competition was composed of four levels; interview,
talent, swim wear, and evening gown. It also was made of two rounds,
the preliminary and the finals.
On Saturday, September 18, on National Television,
the top ten finalists were announced and Brandy's name was among them.
After another grueling review of the swim suit and evening wear the
top five were chosen.
Although Brandy was not part of this five it was
quite an accomplishment to go to Miss America and then to make the
top ten. Congratulations Brandy, we are very proud of you!
Mitchell Schedules Lectures
Dr. Holly Mitchell has been invited to lecture on
"August Tholuck as an Interpreter of the Bible" in October of 1999.
The lecture will be held at the Martin Luther University of Halle
in Eastern Germany. These lecturors will be part of the three-day
celebration of Tholuck's 200th birthday in Germany.
In the United States, Dr. Mitchell will once again
present the Tholuck lectures at the American Academy of Religion meeting
on November 20-23 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Mitchell is director of the research project
to assess the life and work of Tholuck (1799-1877). The project has
grown out of Dr. Mitchell's Ph.D. studies at the Universities of Edinburgh,
Scotland, Goettingen, Germany, Basel, Switzerland, Princeton Seminary
Johns Hopkins University.
Russian Children's Art
The University of the Ozarks is presenting
Art Without Frontiers. The exhibit contains selections of Russian
All the exhibited work was created at Children's
Art School #1, Nabereijny Chelny, Tartarstan, Russia. The after-school
art program, which involves 300 children and 10 to 25 art teachers,
allows young artists to watercolor, draw, compose, or sculpt for one
to five hours a week. The exhibit focuses on traditional subject matter,
including landscape, family, home and pets. Several pieces illustrate
Russian folk tales, and space exploration/fantasy.
Allen Parker, who develops cultural exchanges with
schools in Arkansas and Russia, facilitated the exhibit that was sponsored
by the UCA Foundation. The exhibit will be free and open to the public
from October 1 thru October 31 in the Stephens Gallery of Walton Fine
RHA is sponsoring laser tag on October 2 from noon
to 6:00 p.m. U of O students can come out and gear up to fight an
The challenge comes from the props and barriers
set up to make winning difficult. Computerized scoring tallies the
hits to decide the victor.
Come on out and see if you can survive a zap attack.
Theatre's "Killing" Production
University Theatre's fall production, THE
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE,
will run Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Seay
Sister George is a famous character in a BBC radio
soap opera series. She is a nurse who cycles about singing hymns,
doing good deeds, and spreading cheer. Because of declining ratings,
and because of notoriety in the personal life of the actress who plays
her, the BBC decides to "kill her off." Although filled with hilarious
dialogue, the play's dark side forces the audience to confront the
duality of a celebrity's public and personal reality.
The cast of the play consists of Megann McManus,
Misti Ponder, Jennifer Kreienheder, and Liz Tomlinson. Ginny Myers
is the Stage Manager, with Dustin Campbell serving as Assistant Stage
Admission is free to Ozarks' students, faculty,
and staff. The cost to the public is $5.00. The box office will open
at 6:30 p.m., and students may pick up one ticket per student ID.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Convocation credits
will be given.
The Clarksville Kiwanis Club is accepting applications
until November 1 for the Kiwanis Student Leadership Scholarship. Applications
may be picked up in the Financial Aid Office.
The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries,
Inc. is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Scholarship
Program for persons who work, or plan to work, directly with children.
Instructions and official application forms
are available through Nov. 15 from the NAJA web site: http://www.tecinfo.com~najanet/
If you have questions, please contact Sheree Niece
Board of Trustees weekend is October 8 and 9.
Let's make all of our Trustees welcome. On family weekend, October
15-16, a talent show is being held. There will be prizes for 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place. Anyone who is interested can sign up in the Student
Life Office. The deadline is October 1. Dr. David De Seguirant's vocal
recital originally scheduled on Tuesday, September 21, has been rescheduled
for Tuesday, October 12. Dr. Sharon Gorman's organ recital scheduled
on Thursday, October 21, has been rescheduled for February 29, 2000.
To Preserve the Pride, To Keep the Promise Campaign, as of September
27, has risen. The Uof O has reached the 85 percent mark. Of the University's
137 employees 117 have contributed to the campaign, making the total
number of pledges and gifts more than $128,000! A special thanks goes
to everyone who is contributing to the campaign.
Religion Field Trip To Hendrix
A field trip is scheduled to Hendrix College
on Thursday, September 23, to see
An Evening with Robert Fulghum.
Robert Fulghum is a Unitarian minister, and the
author of the book All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
The vans will leave from the Walton Center parking
lot at 5:30 p.m. and return at about 10-10:30p.m. For more information
contact Rev. Bill Woodard, Mr. John Frost, or Dr. Holly Mitchell.