Volume 2 Issue # 8   
Monday, December 6,1999

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Merry Christmas

Campus News


Ho! Ho! Ho!
   You are invited to the Presidentís house for a Christmas gathering! On Wednesday, Dec. 15, at anytime between 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Dr. Rick Niece and his wife, ShereJ, will be providing music, merriment and more.
   Come casually dressed, and make sure you bring an appetite! RSVP to Paula Wills at 1242 by Tuesday, Dec. 14. Everyone join in to celebrate the season. We look forward to seeing you there!

Faculty/Staff Campaign at 98%
   The U of O Faculty/Staff Campaign, which is a part of the Universityís PRIDE & PROMISE Campaign, has reached the 98% participation mark. The in-house campaign has raised more than $140,000 in pledges from faculty and staff, and this magnificent display of commitment from University employees will serve as a springboard as Ozarks heads into the heart of the PRIDE & PROMISE Campaign. Thanks to everyone who has participated!

Faculty Enrichment Award
   The Alumni Association will once again sponsor the Faculty Enrichment Award with a stipend of approximately $1,000.
    To apply, submit a letter/proposal that states the reason you need the award, indicating very specifically how you plan to use the stipend and how it will enrich you as a faculty member of University of the Ozarks. Please limit your proposal to two pages. The selection committee will review applications based on merit, but will also focus on how the proposal relates to the stated mission of the University.
    The Alumni Office is accepting applications for the award on behalf of the Alumni Association. We ask that you submit proposals no later than noon on Friday, Jan 28. The selection committee will meet Feb. 19 to select recipients. The winner or winners will be announced during Alumni Weekend, April 14-16. If you have any questions, contact Alumni Director Lori McBee at ext. 1237.

Caroling In The Park
   Mark you holiday calendars! Students, take a study break! Faculty and staff, gather
friends and family!
    The Johnson County Muliticultural Committee is sponsoring the 2nd annual Community Caroling Event, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 5:00 p.m. at the Gazebo in Cline Park.    So, bundle up, bring the family, and enjoy some Christmas cheer. Group performers and church choirs will be there to lead the event. Christmas sweets for the kids will be provided as well as hot chocolate for all. For more information, contact Dr. Elissa Heil.

View The Classroom
   The theatre directing class will be presenting their one-act plays on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Seay Theatre. Everyone is invited to the show.
    The plays were chosen by these student directors as a classroom project. The directors and their plays for Dec. 7th are Megann McManus, Laundry and Bourbon; and Jennifer Kreienheder, Impromptu. For Dec. 8th, Katari Hawthorne, Junk Yard; Cooper Mann, Who Made Robert Deniro King of America; and Rachel Pickett, Wanda's Visit.
    Countless hours of hard work and dedication were put into these shows, but now is the final moment of truth. Make sure that you do not miss it!

Studying+Breakfast=Success
    Too much studying? Need a break? Want to see your teachers serve you? Then it is time to head to the cafeteria!
    On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 10:00 p.m., U of O will be holding its annual Study Night Breakfast! Come prepared for lots of food, fun, and prizes. Thatís right, there will be prizes given away to some lucky winners! So, everyone put the books down and head out to the caf for a much-needed break.

Millennium Ski Trip
   Have no plans for the holidays? Well, here is your chance to enjoy the Christmas Break. Take a trip skiing in Sunlight, Colorado!
    The trip will be from January 8-14 and includes four fun-filled days of skiing. The total cost of the trip is about $300 and must be paid by Wednesday, Dec. 15. So, hurry and sign up today!

Get It Before Itís Gone
   Time is wasting, and students need to get it before it is gone. The Alumni Association is 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. So, hurry and go today!

Scholarships & Financial Aid
FAFSA
   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is used to determine how much your family can afford to pay toward college based on household income and other factors.
    A new FAFSA form must be filled out each year that you wish to be considered for financial aid. The information received will determine eligibility for Pell, SEOG, AR work study, and institutionally funded grants and scholarships.
    Renewal applications have been sent to home addresses by the Department of Education for each student who applied for aid during 1998-1999. If you have not received your renewal application by Jan. 10, come to the Financial Aid Office to pick one up. Priority deadline for optimal financial aid packages is Feb. 15.
Arkansas Police Corps.
  The Arkansas Police Corps is offering a scholarship to any person with the mental and physical capabilities needed to be effective as a police officer. The applicant may receive up to $30,000 in scholarship money and can obtain a major in any desired field as long as they graduate from a four year university.
    Also required is good character, sincere motivation and dedication to law enforcement and public service. The applicant must meet the standards of the police force to which they are assigned.
    In return for the scholarship, participants have to complete a rigorous residential training program and serve four years on community patrol with a police department or sheriff's office assigned by the state. Deadline is Jan. 15. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.
The National Security Education Program
   The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is addressing the need to increase the ability of Americans to communicate and compete globally by knowing the languages and cultures of other countries.
    Eligible are U.S. citizens enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at a college within the U.S. Applicants must design their own programs and may combine domestic language and culture study with overseas study. All fellowships must include formal study of a modern language other than English and the study of an area and culture. Consideration of applicants is done in a two-stage national merit review process.
    All NSEP fellowship recipients must agree to a service requirement. Deadline is Jan. 15. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office.
American Chemical Society
   The American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering a scholarship for an African -American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of U.S. and a full-time student.
    Also required is a financial need with high achievements in chemistry or science. All applicants need to be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
    For applications check out the web at http://www.acs.org/minorityaffairs/ or see the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is Feb. 15.
The Freedom Forum
   The NCAA Foundation is offering a scholarship for sports jounalism students. Eight $3,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2000-2001 academic year to outstanding journalism majors.    Candidates for these awards include only current full-time juniors. A selection committee determined by the Freedom Forum and the NCAA will choose the winners.
    Deadline is December 11, 1999 so contact the Financial Aid Office today!




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