Volume 3 Issue # 2
Monday, September 11, 2000

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MABEE GROUNDBREAKING SCHEDULED

   Students, faculty and staff are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, for the newest apartment-style residence hall, J.E. and L.E. Mabee Hall. The ceremony will take place on the southeast corner of College Ave. and Buchanan Street, across from Mabee Gymnasium. Construction on the third apartment-style complex is expected to begin later this month.

U OF O RANKS IN TOP TIER

   For the second consecutive year University of the Ozarks has been ranked in the top tier of Best Regional Liberal Arts Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report in its 2001 guide to colleges and universities. Ozarks was ranked as the fourth-best value among the 131 colleges and universities in the Southern Liberal Arts Colleges category.
    U.S News & World Report, in its annual America's Best Colleges edition, ranked more than 1,400 schools nationally based on such criteria as academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
    U of O President Dr. Rick Niece said, “One of the campus-wide goals we set three years ago was to increase our reputation and people's awareness of us regionally and nationally. Being ranked as a top tier university for the second consecutive year indicates that we are well on the way to achieving that status. I continue to be extremely proud of Ozarks and our exceptional progress.”

"HOMETOWN SATURDAY NIGHT"

    The Walton Arts and Ideas Series (WAIS) is starting a new year by celebrating the South. The series, which takes a look at some Southern artists and thinkers, will kick off with “Hometown Saturday Night.”
    Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band will perform on Thursday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The band is a recreation of an actual small town band from Lynchburg, Tenn., at the end of the 19th Century.
    Join a foot-tapping good time and watch the spirit be recaptured by the band today. This is a convo credit opportunity. Admission is $10 to the public and free to U of O students, faculty, and staff.

ENROLLMENT INCREASES 4.4%

  University of the Ozarks officials have announced a fall enrollment of 622 students. This is a 4.4 percent increase over the fall 1999 number and the college’s largest enrollment since 1991 when U of O also reported a fall count of 622.
    This year’s enrollment includes 374 returning students and 248 new students, 173 of whom are entering freshmen. In total, 579 are full-time students and 43 are part-time students.
    Combined with last year’s increase of 12.2 percent, Ozarks’ enrollment has grown almost 17 percent in the past two years. U of O President Dr. Rick Niece said that the enrollment increase keeps the college above pace with its 10-year plan, developed in 1998, to reach an enrollment of 750 students.

SOCCER EAGLES DEFEAT HENDRIX, AC
   The U of O men’s soccer team played their first home games of the season last week and responded with a pair of big victories — 3-1 over in-state rival Hendrix College and 5-0 over conference-foe Austin College. The Eagles, 2-2 on the season, travel to Harding on Tuesday before returning home to play East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau on Friday and Saturday of this week.

IMPORTANT CAMPUS NOTES

  * Ozarks’ e-mail can no longer be reached at http://mail.ozarks.edu. The new site is now available at http://webmail.ozarks.edu/exchange/logon.asp
   * Parking Tickets are now being issued! Please pick up a parking decal in the Student Life Office.

HOST FAMILY FESTIVAL

   U of O’s Walton Scholars and other international students will be holding a festival for their host families on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Seay Student Center. Please note the time has changed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    The festival will include food tasting and a variety of entertainments from 18 countries. For more information, contact the Office of International Studies at Ext. 1232.

WA-PRESS FALL 2000
   Are you feeling the need to get creative? Have a hidden talent you want to expose? Ever just feel like listening to poetry and music? If so, WA-Press has all those things and more to share with you!
    The excitement begins with Brandon Stiemel’s Match Game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the bottom of the Seay Student Center. And, don’t think that is the only fun the club will be having this year. There are many other exciting events, such as music, poetry readings, and feature readings. Also, there will be painting and sculpture displays for those interested. For more information, contact Trent Jones or Jeff Blackard at Ext. 1408.

SPIN THE WHEEL FOR CASH
   Get ready to spin the wheel and win cash and prizes! The Real Deal Crazy Game Show is coming to U of O on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8:00 p.m.
    There will be non-stop fun and a chance to win “The BIG Bucks” or a shot for “The GRAND Real Deal Prize.” Answer the question and spin the wheel or miss the question, do the gag, THEN spin the wheel! Contestants will be selected at random. All contestants will receive a free t-shirt! Come out, participate and maybe you will be the next BIG winner!

ART CLUB TO MEET
   Get out your paint and clay because the fall semester has begun, and the Art Club is meeting! On Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Walton Building, Room 119, the Art Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. If there are any questions or more information is needed, contact Will Merriott at Ext. 2713.

EXECUTIVE OUTREACH ASSOCIATION
   A new organization has hit campus! The Executive Outreach Association (EOA) wants to expand the classroom knowledge by inviting business professionals on campus to speak about real-life experiences. EOA’s mission is to bridge the gap between text materials and the business environment. If you are interested in more information, please contact Doug Dennett. Come and learn essential career skills through interaction.

A FEW GOOD MUSICIANS WANTED
   Tennis Coach Sally Wood is organizing a pep band that will perform during home basketball games this season. Anyone who can play a musical instrument, especially the trumpet, trombone or saxophone, please contact Coach Wood at Ext. 1332 or via e-mail: swood@ozarks.edu.




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