Volume 2 Issue # 4   
Monday, September 27, 1999

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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 and
Johns Hopkins University.

Russian Children's Art
    The University of the Ozarks is presenting Art Without Frontiers. The exhibit contains selections of Russian children art.
   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 Arts Center.

Zap Attack
   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 opposing team.
    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 Theatre.
    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 Manager.
    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.
Scholarships Available
   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 at 979-1242.

Campus Announcements
   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.

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