Pardi Gras hits Ozarks
Spring is in the air and Pardi Gras is
on the U of O campus! Our version of Pardi Gras will be
held the week of April 23 through April 28.
The week starts on Monday with the Womanless Beauty
Pageant. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be located in the Seay
Student Center. The event contains casual, sports and evening wear.
Money prizes go for first and second place in the student category and
for the faculty/staff category. On Tuesday, April 24, OCHOS will be
holding a Lip Sync Contest, which starts at 8:00 p.m. Money prizes will
be awarded for first, second, and third places. The event will take
place in the Seay Student Center. Casino Night will also take place
in the Seay Student Center on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Students
get the chance to win great prizes with the money they win! A drive-in
movie will be held on the campus mall on Friday, April 27. A Bikini
and Board Shorts Dance will take place Saturday, April 28, at 9:00 p.m.
in the Student Center.
Good Year for SGA
TThe Student Government Association has done its best
this year to represent the interest of the students. I am very proud
of the 27 students who represented the student body this year. We have
been able to support student organizations and create more student activities
for the student body. If you want to make a difference or a change at
U of O, then get involved in your Student Government Association for
next year. The SGA Elections are April 24th and 25th.
Student Body President
University of the Ozarks music professor Dr. Sharon
Gorman will play a faculty organ recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April
24, in Munger Memorial Chapel. The concert is free of charge and open
to the public. The program will include the following works: Nicolaus
Bruhn's Praeludium in E minor; chorale works by Heinrich Scheidemann,
Goerge Boehm and J.S. Bach; a suite of dances by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault;
four short, mystical works by 20th Century composers, Jean Langlais
and Olivier Messiaen; a set of concert variations on The Star
Spangled Banner by 19th Century American composer, John Knowles
Paine; and Felix Mendelssohns Organ Sonata No. 1.
Alpha Chi Inducts Eight
Eight University of the Ozarks students were inducted
into the Arkansas Delta chapter of Alpha Chi, a national honor scholarship
society, in Chapel services April 17.
Membership in Alpha Chi is limited to no more than
10 percent of the junior and senior classes. At the University of the
Ozarks, students must have earned at least a 3.7 grade point average
to be eligible for membership, and have demonstrated leadership, service,
integrity and character.
The new members include: Matt David, Rene Espinosa,
Jennifer Foote, Cara Holmes, Clay Manning, Eric McGehearty, Christie
Shuffield, and Christie Toland.
Officiating at the initiation were chapter sponsors,
Dr. Pat Farmer and Dr. Robert Hilton. Assisting the sponsors were Gabby
Franco, chapter president; Maria Pineda, chapter vice president; Elizabeth
Schimberg, chapter secretary-treasurer; and members Sean Heyliger, Ben
Matson, and Jessica Real. Dr. Rick Niece gave the proclamation; and
Piper Dayna Hilton led the processional with the bagpipes.
Around Campus ...
The annual Board of Trustees Awards Banquet will be held
at 6 p.m., Friday, April 27, in Seay Student Center. Faculty and staff
are encouraged to RSVP to Paula Wills in the Presidents Office
by Monday, April 23 ... There will be a dedication for the Mabee Residence
Hall at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 27. All are invited! ... Dr. Jane Cater
was presented the Faculty Enrichment Award by the Alumni Association
during the Alumni Awards Banquet on April 21 ... The U of O Rotaract
Club helped secure 167 childrens books during a book drive to
benefit Johnson County Head Start/Child Development, Inc.
Ozarks Vocal Persuasion and University Ringers Present the........
Spring Gallery Gig
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Walton Fine Art Center
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