Volume 4 Issue # 1
Monday, August 27, 2001

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Summer Vacation Stories Wanted

      Did you have an interesting or unusual summer vacation experience? If so, let us know in the Public Relations Office. We are planning to publish an article about Ozarks students’ interesting summer vacations in the upcoming edition of the “Today” magazine. Don’t be left out! E-mail us your story at laisch@ozarks.edu.

New Names at Ozarks

  Rhonda Akins is the new assistant director of Aramark .
  Steve Clayborn joins us as a new groundskeeper.
  Mike Qualls is a new electrical technician for the physical plant.
  Melody Johnson is now our financial aid counselor and joined us in December 2000.
  Kathryn “Kacy” Heinmiller joins us as a new admissions counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University.
  Matt O’Connor joins us as the new head men’s basketball coach. Matt earned his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee.
  Jeremey Bernard is the new head women’s soccer coach and men’s assistant soccer coach. He is currently working toward his bachelor’s degree at Ozarks.
  Franqua Bedell is coordinator of campus activities. He is an Ozarks graduate. Franqua earned his master’s degree from Hardin-Simmons.
  Reba Pridgin is now directing Alumni Relations through the Advancement Office. Reba, an Ozarks alumna, holds a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
  Bonnie Starkey is the new instructor/liaison for students with disabilities in Student Support Services. She earned her master’s degree from Arkansas State University and holds a specialist’s degree in community college from Arkansas State University.
  Jimmy Clark is the new head baseball coach. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Arkansas and a master’s from UALR.
  Dody Pelts is working three days per week in the Learning Center doing psychological testing. Dody earned her master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas.
  Cara Flinn is the director of academic computing and joined us in Spring 2001. Cara is an Ozarks alumna and earned her master’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
  Connie Booty is the administrative assistant to the Academic Offices. Connie holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University.
  Angela Wheeler, instructor of business, married this summer and will now use the name Angela Wheeler Spencer.
  Ginny Myers, director of Walton Arts & Ideas Series, married this summer and will now use the name Ginny Myers Sain.
  Andrew Smallwood is Ozarks’ new instructor of mathematics. Andrew is an Ozarks’ graduate and is in the process of earning his master’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
  Misty Knight has joined Ozarks as an instructor of communications. She previously taught in an adjunct position with the Division of BCG.. Misty holds her B.A. and M.A. from West Texas A&M University and is completing her Ph.D. from Southern Mississippi.
  Craig Martin is a new instructor of business. Craig holds a B.IE. from Georgia Tech and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
  David Trostel is a new instructor of business. David earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

Community Service Hours

            Looking for ways to fullfil your community service hours? Cris McCormick, Computer Lab Coordinator for the Clarksville Housing Authority, is offering a program called the “After School Club” for children who are residents of the Housing Authority. Volunteers are needed to listen to children read and to help with elementary and junior high homework. If you would like to help “make a difference” in a child's life while earning community service hours, please contact Cris at 705-1203.

Documentary Film Fans
   The Outreach Documentary Film Festival from the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute will be held at Arkansas Tech University, in Russellville, Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th. There will be a reception and
Q & A session with the filmmakers directly following the films. An invitation is extended to all those interested.
The 10th annual Documentary Film Festival will be held in Hot Springs October 12-21. More than 60 films and numerous filmmakers will be present to discuss their films.
If you have any questions, please contact the Documentary Film Institute at 479-321-4747, www.docufilminst.org or hsdff@docufilminst.org.

Soccer Season Kicks Off

   The 2001 soccer season begins Saturday, Sept. 1, as the highly touted Eagles open at home against Bartlesville (Okla.) Wesleyan College at 4 p.m. at Hurie Field. The Eagles, coming off the best season in the program’s history, are the preseason favorites in the American Southwest Conference East Division. The Eagles will also play at home on Tuesday, Sept. 4, against Rhema Bible College at 5 p.m. The Lady Eagles, under new head coach Jeremey Bernard, open their season on Sept. 13 at Mississippi College. Come out and support the soccer programs!

Parking Restrictions
   Starting this week, all campus parking rules will be strictly enforced. Parking in handicapped, visitor, or designated “No Parking” zones will now result in a parking ticket.

Check Out the Bookstore!
   Founders Bookstore is carrying a wide range of new products this year. This new inventory includes items such as magazines, pre-played video games, The New York Times’ Top Ten best sellers in paper back, and many new Christian CDs and books. Also, new items are arriving daily. There is free delivery on campus. Don't forget to stop by and check it out!

U of O Discounts
Students, faculty and staff can receive a discount at the
following businesses if they present their U of O IDs.
Sonic Ole South Pancake House
Taco Bell Kentucky Fried Chicken
Subway Emerald Dragon
Morgan’s Fashions Helen’s Kitchen
Pizza Hut El Parian
Pizza Pro Waffle House



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