Volume 2 Issue # 6   
Monday, October 25, 1999

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Campus News

Stop The Virus!
   Winter is coming and so is cold and flu season. Yes, it’s that time of year when everyone starts to get sick. Don’t be one of the victims this year.
    U of O will have flu shots available on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The shots will be given from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Just come by the nurse's station, on the lower level of Seay Student Center, and schedule a shot for you. The cost will be $10 per person.

Gonzalez Gets VP At PBL
   Marcos Gonzalez was elected vice president of the Arkansas chapter of Phi Beta Lamda during the PBL Leadership Conference held over the weekend in Little Rock.
    Gonzalez is a sophomore business management major from Georgetown, Texas. He is the second consecutive U of O student to be elected vice president in the state organization. Melissa Worm, a junior from Perryville, Arkansas was elected to the position last year.

A Bleeding Success
   Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) helped sponsor a successful American Red Cross Blood Drive at the university on Oct. 13.
    The Red Cross collected 62 units of blood, which represented a 24 percent increase over the organizer's goal of 50 units. More than 10 percent of the student body gave blood. This is one of the highest donor rates among colleges and universities in the state, according to the blood drive's director, Robert Wofford.
    A note of appreciation and special thanks to all who donated and helped organize as well as run this year’s blood drive.

Batter Up
   The University of the Ozarks Board of Trustees last week approved a proposal to add women's fastpitch softball to the university's athletic program.
    The program should help gender equity in the athletic department, according to Ozarks Athletic Director Jack Jones. Currently, 69 percent of U of O's student-athletes are men. The addition of women's softball will help Ozarks meet an NCAA requirement that its member institutions have five female varsity athletic programs by the 2000-2001 academic year.
    U of O will become the 12th member of the 16-school American Southwest Conference to play women's fastpitch softball. Eight universities in Arkansas currently play the sport, including University of Central Arkansas, Williams Baptist College, Arkansas Baptist College, Henderson State University, Southern Arkansas University and UA-Monticello. The plan is for Ozarks to begin women's softball competition for Spring of 2000.

$2 Million Bequested to Ozarks
    The late Vera M. Pfeffer of Bella Vista has established the Eugene A. and Vera M. Pfeffer Student Loan Trust through a $2 million bequest to Ozarks.
    The fund provides low interest loans to “worthy” students seeking financial assistance to cover their education cost. Mrs. Pfeffer modeled the bequest on an educational loan she was given by a former employer. Steve Edmisten, vice president for university advancement, said, “Mrs. Pfeffer’s gift reveals a special, elegant wisdom in that current recipients pay back their loans and thus replenish the fund for future generations of students.”
    Mrs. Pfeffer was first elected to the Ozarks' Board of Trustees in 1971 and was named lifetime member of the board in 1989. She died Sept. 12, 1998, in Bella Vista at the age of 97. There are 92 students participating in the Pfeffer Loan program this semester.

Alumni Has Opportunity For Y2K
    The Alumni Association will be offering several scholarships for approximately $500 each to returning Ozarks students for the 2000-2001 academic year.
    Interested students must be individuals exemplifying good moral character, with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. The completed application must be submitted with two letters of recommendation (one from an Ozarks faculty member) and received in the Alumni Office before Jan. 14, 2000. Applications are available in the Alumni Office in the Mabee Administration Building.

Smoke Dogs Smoke Go-Deep
   Intramural flag football has left many U of O students black and blue as they battled each other for their chance at being the champs.
    This past week two teams, Smoke Dogs and Go-Deep, went head to head to see who was best. After a great game that included overtime, the team on top was Smoke Dogs,
winning 20-14.
    Thanks to everyone who came out and played or just gave their support to the teams. The next intramural sport is bowling, Oct. 26.

Check It Out In Financial Aid
   The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Grant-in-Aid Award is available for a female graduating senior, who exhibits an aptitude and desire for teaching.
     Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is offering a scholarship to a female student majoring in education, who has completed the general education requirements and has a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Applications are due Nov. 1 in the Financial Aid Office.
     Single Parent Scholarship for a resident of Johnson County who is an economically disadvantaged single parent with custody of children under the age of 18, and has a high school diploma or the equivalence of one. Deadline is Nov. 1.
    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is looking for a citizen of the U.S. or a permanent resident of the U.S., who is doing graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, math, and engineering. Deadline is Nov. 4th.
    John Gyles Education Fund is available for a full-time Canadian or American citizen student in any areas of post-secondary study, who has a minimum GPA of 2.7. Deadline is Nov. 15.
    For more information on these opportunities please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Faculty/Staff Campaign reaches 94%

   The faculty/staff campaign has reached the 94 percent participation rate, with just a handful of people remaining who have not contributed. Thanks to all of you who have helped make this a rousing success so far. Remember, it’s not how much you give that’s important, but that we get 100 percent participation.

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