Volume 3 Issue # 12
Monday, March 5, 2001

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Pulitzer Prize Author

   U of O will present “An Evening with N. Scott Momaday,” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8, in the Walton Fine Arts Building as part ofthe Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Momaday is a Native American poet, novelist, playwright, painter, storyteller and professor of English and American literature. He was born a Kiowa in the Oklahoma Dustbowl and was raised on reservations in the Southwest. His primary interests include Native American art and oral traditions.
The New York Times called him, “the Dean of American Indian writers.” He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn. The event is a convocation credit and free to U of O students, faculty and staff.

Holocaust Survivor

   Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin will speak at 8 p.m., Monday, March 5, in Rowntree Recital Hall. Ms. Godin is a Holocaust survivor of the Shanuliai, Lithuania Ghetto, the Stutthof Concentration Camp, four labor camps and a death march. She has dedicated her adult life to teaching and sharing memories of the Holocaust. She has the ability to translate the Holocaust into a personal glimpse of this enormous and horrifying human drama for variety of audiences. Ms.Godin is co-President of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Greater Washington. She is also a founding member of several survivor groups. For more information about the event, please contact the Student Life Office at 1322. The event is a convocation credit for students.

Tennis Teams Thrive

   The men’s and women’s tennis teams are off to a strong start this season. The Eagles have already recorded a pair of impressive 7-0 sweeps of University of Texas-Dallas and Lyon College. In the ASC Individual Invitational last week, Peter Maxwell and doubles partner Luke Griffin reached the quarterfinals of the No. 1 doubles draw. Fuyei Xaykaothao and Taylor Dodds also advanced to the quarterfinals in the No. 2 doubles draw. In singles, Griffin reached the quarterfinal round in the No. 2 singles bracket and Xaykaothao rebounded from a tough first-round loss to win the No. 2 singles consolation championship. Also, Reggie Brasfield reached the semifinals of the No. 3 singles consolation draw. The Lady Eagles also won their match with UTD behind the play of Julie Richardson, Mary Bales, Debbie Giesecke, Julie Parr, Jessica Bush and Liza Talley. Both teams will be in action at home on Tuesday, March 6, against John Brown University.

Spring Career Fair
   The U of O Career Placement Office will present the Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7. A wide variety of organizations are planning to attend, including non-profit organizations, retail representatives, industry, graduate schools, military, school districts and state agencies. Students should dress business casual and bring their resumes. Take advantage of this great opportunity to market yourself. For more information, contact Career Placement Coordinator Kimberly Spicer.

Ozarks’ Students Study Abroad!

   Congratulations to Jon Vance! Jon has been accepted in to the Irish/American scholars program at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland. Ozarks nominated Jon for the program, which is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA). An international committee selected Jon for acceptance to Queens from a pool of nationwide applicants. Jon will spend his entire junior year studying at Queens. Congratulations to Dewayne Lambert! Dewayne has been accepted to Lancaster University in England. This semester, Dewayne is enrolled in Literary England, and he will be going to England in May with Ozarks Abroad. As a junior next fall, he will continue his studies in business at Lancaster for a full year. Lancaster University and Queens University are internationally recognized institutions that offer programs of study in all disciplines.

SFB Accepting Applications

  Applications for Student Foundation Board (SFB) will be available Monday, March 26 and due no later than April 6. You may pick up an application in the Student Life Office. Students who apply will have an interview and are required to conduct a short tour of a building of their choice on campus. Interviews are scheduled for April 9-12. Applications from current SFB members are due by April 12. SFB members will need to schedule an interview with sponsors Sherry Arey, Susan Dorney or George Pittenger. Officer applications will be available March 26 in the Student Life Office and are due by April 5. Positions available are president; vice-president of admissions, advancement, and student life. Please see one of the sponsors if you have any questions.

Around Campus...
   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.

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