Spring Break 2001!!!
Looking for some fun in the sun? U of Os Student
Life Office has been busy putting together a Spring Break outing in
sunny Mazatlan, Mexico.
The trip is scheduled for March 17-24. The price of $652 per person
includes seven nights lodging, airfare, free club cover charge, two
meals per day and much more! There will be a meeting to answer questions
about the trip at 9:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, in the Board of Trustees
Room in Robson Library. For more info. contact Sarah Clary, Ext. 1448.
He Said - She Said
On Monday, Feb. 5th, at 7 p.m., in Munger Chapel,
Katie Koestner and Brett Sokolow will present a program for students
on sexual assault called He Said-She Said.
The program will start with Ms. Koestner sharing the story of her experience
with sexual assault as a first-year college student. Then, Mr. Sokolow
will present a cognitive approach to sexual assault. The audience will
have the opportunity to think critically about sexual assault as they
play jury members during an interactive exercise concerning a difficult
sexual assault case. It is estimated that a sexual assault occurs on
every college campus an average of once every 21 hours. Everyone is
encouraged to attend!
Its Show Time!
If you want to try out for a part in the next theatrical
production, the time to act is now! Auditions for University Theatres
Spring production, Lovers: Winners, will be held on Monday,
Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seay Theatre.
Those auditioning need to prepare a one-minute monologue from an Irish
play and should use an Irish dialect.Irish dialect workshops are scheduled
for 6:30 p.m.on Feb. 5, in the makeup room of the Walton Fine Arts Center.
For more information or to check out a copy of the play, contact Pat
Farmer (Walton 171), Ext 1341.
Black History Month
African-American culture, art and history have contributed
greatly to the growth and development of our country and are an important
part of American History. Please join Ozarks in the celebration of bridging
the gap and uniting as one. Convo credit is available for the events.
This years theme is WE ARE ONE! The events include:
* Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. "We Are One" Kick-Off Party in MacLean;
* Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. Chapel, Black History Month Celebration;
* Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m. The Hurricane, Movie Night &
Discussion, Boreham 120;
* Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Separate but Equal, Movie Night & Discussion,
* Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Malcom X, Movie Night & Discussion, Boreham
* Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Jim Lucas, MLK Presentation (WAIS), Rowntree
* Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. Maxine Maxwell, Theatrical Presentation, Rowntree;
* Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Black History Month Conclusion, Chapel;
* Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Tuskegee Airmen, Movie Night & Discussion.
Spring Sports Underway
The U of O baseball team will open its season
at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at home against Harding University.
The tennis team opens home play on Feb. 16, and the new softball program
takes the field on Feb. 20, against Hendrix College. Come out and support
the Eagles & Lady Eagles!
2001 Scholarship Opportunities
The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation
The Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides undergraduate
and graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically
and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign
Service. Applicants must be in their sophomore year of undergraduate
study with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2. The deadline for
receipt of application materials is Feb. 16, 2001. For more information
please come by the Financial Aid office; or contact Sylvia Sheridan,
Assistant Director of Public Policy and International Affairs Programs
at 609-452-7007; or visit the website at http://www.woodrow.org.
Are You Reporting Aid on Your Federal Tax Return?
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 has made certain changes
to the treatment of scholarships and grants, including those awarded
on the basis of financial need. Undergraduates may only exclude the
amount of scholarship and grant awards up to the amount of tuition and
required fees, books and equipment. This does not include amounts charged
for room and board or living expenses. Awards in excess of this amount
are now subject to federal income tax. Awards, which are specifically
restricted to expenses other than tuition and required expenses, may
not be excluded. U of O suggests that you contact a professional accountant
to determine if you should be reporting your grants and scholarships
on the tax return.
Ronald King Laster Scholarship
Ronald and Marian Laster will choose one U of O student
to receive a $250 Scholarship. The student must have a minimum grade
point of 2.5 and either be a graduate of a Johnson County High School
or born in Johnson County. For more information or an application, come
by the financial aid office or call 979-1221. Application deadline is
March 1, 2001.
Financial Aid for Studying Abroad
National Security Education Program
Sponsored by the U.S. government and is available to undergraduates.
The International Rotary Organization
The Rotary club sponsors Ambassadorial Scholarships for civic-minded
students who want to broaden their horizons.
Institute of International Education
Provides descriptions of different careers, educational requirements,
working conditions and compensation, as well as fast-growing careers.
The Council-International Study Program
The C-ISP supports a number of programs including the Bowman Travel
Work Study Opportunity
The Advancement Office has a work study position open this semester
in the Printing Department. Applicants must be able to lift semi-heavy
loads and not mind getting a little dirty. If interested, please see
Kerry Lunn in the Public Relations Office in the Mabee Administration