Volume 3 Issue # 10
Monday, February 12, 2001

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Spring Break 2001!!!

   Looking for some fun in the sun? U of O’s 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!

It’s 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 Theatre’s 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 year’s 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, Boreham 120;
* Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Malcom X, Movie Night & Discussion, Boreham 120;
* Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Jim Lucas, MLK Presentation (WAIS), Rowntree Recital Hall;
* 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
(www.defenselink.mil/pubs/nsep) Sponsored by the U.S. government and is available to undergraduates.
The International Rotary Organization
(www.rotary.org/programs/amb_schol/index.htm) The Rotary club sponsors Ambassadorial Scholarships for civic-minded students who want to broaden their horizons.
Institute of International Education
(www.iie.org/pgms/) Provides descriptions of different careers, educational requirements, working conditions and compensation, as well as fast-growing careers.
The Council-International Study Program

(www.ciee.org/lsp/index.htm) The C-ISP supports a number of programs including the Bowman Travel grant.

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 Building.

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