Volume 3 Issue # 7
Monday, November 20, 2000

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Long Named Miss U of O

   On Saturday, November 11, the annual Miss U of O was held in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
    Victoria "Tori" Long, a senior psychology major from Pryor, Okla., was crowned the 2000-2001 Miss University of the Ozarks. Sandy Short, a freshman theatre major from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was first runner-up and Christine Cameron, a junior psychology major from Clarksville, was second runner-up. Mitzi Volgamore of Clarksville, and Debbie Giesecke of Claremore, Oklahoma, were each selected Miss Congeniality.
    The competition included categories of talent, interview, sports wear, formal wear, and on-stage questions. Congratulations, everyone!

A Reminder From SGA

   The Student Government Association has been working very hard this semester for the students. It is a very exciting year because this is the largest SGA in recent years, with 28 senators representing each academic division. Every student is considered a member of the Student Government Association.
    The SGA is a tool that students and student organizations can use to their advantage. It is your government for campus life. If you have issues dealing with buildings and grounds, student affairs, academic affairs, or any other issue relating to campus life, please contact your division Senator.    Also, SGA funds student events and student organizations. If you are in need of funding for an event or a trip, contact an SGA senator. The SGA meeting times are printed on your student calendar. You may find out who represents you by picking up a list in your division office or the student life office.
    The SGA hotline is 979-1440 (leave a message). Please alert your senators to your needs in campus life. I hope you are enjoying the semester!!!

Brian Owens
Student Government President.

“Nunsense” Hits the Stage

   On Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walton Fine Arts Center, U of O Theatre will be presenting its second production of the season, “Nunsense.”
    “Nunsense” is a hilarious musical comedy about the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who operate Mount Saint Helen's School in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Sisters and Mother Superior find themselves facing a problem when 52 of the Sisters die under unfortunate circumstances, but they only have enough money to bury 48 of the sisters. They decide to stage a talent show to raise money, and “Nunsense” is the talent show. The New York Times described the show as “wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything-goes sense of fun.”
    The show features cast members Ginny Myers, Mandy Creed, Megann McManus, Elizabeth Okey, and April James. Stage direction, costume and scenic design for the play will be done by Mr. Bruce B. Brown. Dustin Campbell will serve as stage manager and Katari Hawthorne will do the lighting design. Dr. Sharon L. Gorman will provide music direction with the accompaniment by Rebeca Aguilar, and Loren Barden.
    “Nunsense” is sure to leave all audiences with a song in their hearts and a smile on their faces. Go and enjoy the show! General Admission is $5 and U of O students, faculty and staff will be admitted free of charge. For more information, please call 979-1349.

Basketball Season Underway

   The U of O Eagles will play their first home game of the 2000-01 season at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, against Arkansas Baptist at Mabee Gymnasium. The Eagles are off to a good start, winning both of their games last weekend in the Hendrix Classic to open the year 2-0. Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles will play at home against Central Baptist College on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Faculty Enrichment Award
   The Alumni Association will sponsor the Faculty Enrichment Award with a stipend of approximately $1,000.
    To apply, submit a letter/proposal that states the reason you seek the award, indicating very specifically how you plan to use the stipend and how it will enrich you as a faculty member of Ozarks. Please limit your proposal to two pages and include letters of recommendation from a student and your division chair. The selection committee will review applications based on merit, but will also focus on how the proposal relates to the stated mission of the university.
    Please turn in your letter/proposal to the Alumni Office no later than January 31, 2001.

Frank Jones: Storyteller
   Storyteller Frank Jones will be visiting the U of O campus on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Rowntree Auditorium at the Walton Fine Arts Center. Mr. Jones is part of the Walton Arts and Ideas Series: Celebration of the South 2000-2001.
    Frank Jones has lived all his life in the shadow of the Ozark Mountains. He is a fourth generation storyteller. He brings a warm understanding of human nature to the stories he tells. As part poet, part historian, part humorist, and part entertainer, he spins unforgettable tales and happenings.
    This is an event that the whole family can enjoy together. Take a break and hear the stories of Frank Jones. Admission is $10 to the public and free to students, faculty and staff. A convocation credit is available for U of O students.

Scholarships Available
   Applications for the Ronald King Laster Scholarship are available. The student chosen will receive $125 for the Fall semester and $125 for the Spring semester.
    The recipient must be a graduate of a Johnson County High School or have been born in Johnson County. He/she must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 based on a 4.0 point scale. If the recipient does not maintain the minimum grade point average for the Fall semester, he/she will not be eligible for the Spring semester. Each year, Ronald and Marian Laster review applications and pick the recipient. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2001 and applications can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office.
    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering grants that range from $2,000-$8,000 for work towards a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, or specialized training in a technical or professional field. The application deadline is December 15, 2000. For more information or an application, contact www.aauw.org.

SIFE Travels to Chicago
    The U of O SIFE group went to Chicago on Nov. 9 for the Student Career Opportunities Entrepreneurship Expo. During the exposition, the group had the opportunity to interview for internships with companies such as Office Depot, Wal-Mart, Radio Shack and Newell Rubbermaid. The group heard numerous speakers from international companies and took part in various business workshops. Two members of the U of O group won door prizes: Fernando Rivera, a tape recorder; and Sergio Quezada, two round-trip air tickets.

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