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
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.
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.