Landscapes of the West
University of the Ozarks faculty member Dr. Sharon
Gorman will display her exhibition of landscape photography during the
month of February in the Stephens Gallery.
Entitled Landscapes of the West, the exhibit
features photographs from the southwestern deserts of the United States
as well as the desert, mountains, and coastal regions of California.
Dr. Gorman took up hiking while living in California and from this activity
grew her passion for photography.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception
at which members of the community may meet the photographer will be
held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the gallery.
Jim Lucas: Keeper of the Dream
The Walton Arts and Ideas Series will be presenting
Jim Lucas: Keeper of the Dream at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in Walton
Theatre. Lucas presentation is entitled, Reflections:
Dr. Martin Luther King Remembered. Lucas is nationally recognized
for his stirring and dramatic recitations and readings portraying the
life and times of The Rev. Martin Luther King.
His resemblance to and interpretation of Dr. King
have been called remarkable and uncanny. Reflections
showcases many of Dr. Kings most famous and moving speeches during
the Civil Rights Movement, including I Have a Dream, and
I Have Been to the Mountaintop.
Echoes Of The Past
On Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in Rowntree Theatre,
Maxine Maxwell will be giving a theatrical presentation called, Echoes
of the Past. Maxwell is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of
Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts. The presentation will
explore the turning points in the lives of five African and African-American
women: Henrietta King, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Elizabeth Eckford,
and Winnie Mandela.
The dramatic performance shows the strength and courage
of black women and takes a look at what it has been like to be black
and female over the last 150 years. The event is a convocation credit
for students. For more information, please contact Student Life (1322).
Basketball Teams Tourney-bound
For the first time ever, the U of O mens and
womens basketball teams have advanced to the American Southwest
Conference postseason tournaments in the same season. The Eagles (17-7),
who secured their second consecutive ASC Tournament spot by winning
their final four games, will meet McMurry in a semifinal matchup at
8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Mississippi College. The Lady Eagles (15-8)
will meet Hardin-Simmons at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in a womens
semifinal game being played at Hardin-Simmons. The championship games
for both tournaments are set for 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24.
Summer Study In Latin America
Learn Spanish or continue with your Spanish studies!
If you are interested in studying Spanish this summer in Latin America,
visit with Dr. Elissa Heil about some of the exciting opportunities
available to you. You may earn up to eight academic credits for summer
study. Dr. Heil can be reached at Ext. 1338 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Attention, Accounting Majors
University of the Ozarks will not be removing the
accounting major from its curriculum. If there are any questions or
comments, please contact Dr. Randy Hilton at Ext. 1293.
Also, the National Society of Accountants Scholarship
Foundation Board of Trustees awards an average of 30 scholarships per
year in the amount of $1,000 to each accounting student entering his/her
third or fourth year of study, and approximately $500 each to students
entering their second year of studies. Applications and appraisal forms
may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office or by logging in at the
Web site www.nsacct.org.
Applications are due no later than March 10.
Celebrate Thinking Day
On Friday, Feb. 23, Girl Scouts will celebrate Thinking
Day on the Ozarks campus from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thinking
Day is a celebration that all members of the World Association
of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts share annually for the joint birthday
of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.
Lord Baden-Powell founded Boy Scouts and his sister,
Lady Baden-Powell, founded Girl Guides. Juliette Gordon-Low was one
of their friends. She founded Girl Scouts of America. This is a perfect
time for girls to think about how girls in other countries
live and play.
International students will set table displays, cook
traditional food, and wear traditional clothing from their countries.
This event will provide an excellent learning tool for our young girls.
The event is limited to registered Girl Scouts. If you are interested
in becoming a Girl Scout, or an adult volunteer, please contact Rhonda
Stephens at 754-3121 or Sara Stucky at Ext. 1361.
Both the U of O baseball team and new womens
softball team will play their season home openers this week. The Eagles
baseball team, which lost a close 6-4 decision at rival Arkansas Tech
on Saturday, plays a doubleheader against Central Baptist College at
1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, and will host UA-Monticello at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Feb. 20. The Lady Eagles softball team will open its season against
Hendrix College in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 20 ... Two
movies will be shown in Boreham 120 this month in celebration of Black
History Month. Malcolm X (Feb. 21) and Tuskegee Airmen (Feb.
28) are the featured films ... The intramural indoor volleyball tournament
will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in Mabee Gym ... Tonya
Bibee and Michael Coffey were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during
ceremonies held in Mabee Gym on Feb. 10 ... Daniel Sigala was named
Mr. U of O in the annual event held Saturday. Matt David was named first
runnerup and Fuyei Xaykaothao was second runnerup ... There is still
room on the Spring Break trip to Mexico. If interested, contact Sarah
Clary by Wednesay, Feb. 21.
2001 Scholarship Opportunities
Ronald King Laster Scholarship
Ronald and Marian Laster choose one U of O student
to receive a $250 scholarship. The student must have a minimum grade
point of 2.5 and 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
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is sponsoring
a Grant-in-Aid Award of $500. To be eligible, the applicant must be
female, have earned 30 semester hours, and have exhibited an aptitude
and desire for teaching. Applications are due on March 1, 2001.
For more information call 979-1221 or come by the financial aid office
for an application.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation makes
available at least one fellowship worth up to $24,000 in each state
for masters level graduate study of framing, principles and history
of the Constitution by current and prospective secondary school teachers
of American history, American government and social studies. For additional
information and detailed regulations, please visit the Foundation's
or write directly to the James Madison Fellowship Program: 2201 North
Dodge Street, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030. Toll-free telephone:
1-800-525-6928. Applications are due March 1 annually.
Arkansas Press Womens Organization
The Arkansas Press Womens Organization is offering
a $450 scholarship to a student seeking a degree in journalism. Interested
students should submit a completed application form, a copy of his/her
transcript, three letters of recommendation, three work samples and
a short statement of professional goals. For more information or an
application come by the financial aid office or call 979-1221. Applications
are due March 1.
Talbots Womens Scholarship Fund
Talbots is offering a scholarship to women applicants
currently residing in the U.S., who have earned a high school diploma
or GED, and have at least two full-time semesters remaining to complete
their undergraduate degree. For more information or an application come
by the financial aid office or visit the Talbots website at www.talbots.com/about/scholar/asp.
Applications are due March 1.
Single Parent Scholarship
The Johnson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund
provides assistance up to $500 per semester to those single parents
who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning
potential. Parents selected must be residents of Johnson County, a single
parent with custody of children under 18 years, an undergraduate student
either part or full-time, low income and a recipient of the Pell Grant.
Application deadline is March 1.
Tyson Foundation Scholarship
Tyson Foundation Scholarships are available to U.
S. citizens who are living in the vicinity of a Tysons operation,
are employees of Tyson, or are dependents of employees or growers. Applicants
must be majoring in business, agriculture, nursing, engineering, or
computer science fields. The applicant must also be a full-time student
who demonstrates financial need. Requests for applications need to be
made to the Tyson Foundation by Feb. 28th at 800-643-3410, Ext.