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 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 mens and womens 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
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.
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.
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.