Volume 4 Issue # 13
Monday, April 1, 2002

Campus News
Blithe Spirit to hit the stage
   Described by author Noel Coward as “an improbable farce in three acts,” Blithe Spirit is the perfect play for a spring evening. Full of witty dialogue and banter, vivid and colorful characters, and hilarious and zany situations, Blithe Spirit has been a popular production since it was written to cheer up England during the Blitz.
   Unique among most University Theatre productions, Blithe Spirit will feature Walton Professor of Theatre Pat Farmer in the role of Charles Condimine. After directing 28 plays at Ozarks, Farmer is returning to acting for the first time since 1983. Appearing alongside Farmer will be Ginny Sain in the role of Madam Arcati. Sain graduated with a theatre major from Ozarks in 1995 and is currently the director of the Walton Arts and Ideas Series and the Kids College programs.
   The performances of Blithe Spirit will take place on April 19th and 20th at 7:30 p.m. General Admission is $5 and Uof O students, faculty, and staff will be given free admission. For more information, please call 979-1349.

The Aerie needs club info
   Do you want your club or organization in the yearbook? The Aerie needs your help. We would like as much information and pictures that you have to show off U of O’s great clubs. Please contact Maggie McDonald at 705-3338 or George Pittenger in the Student Life Office at Ext. 1400.

Alumni Weekend welcomes all

   University faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take part in the myriad events planned for Alumni Weekend 2002, April 19-21. Among the activities scheduled are a golf tournament, alumni picnic, 5K run/walk, Awards Luncheon, Memorial Service, Spirit Reunion, Math/Science Reunion, President’s Reception, and theatre production.
   If you plan to participate in any of these activities, you are encouraged to register early in the Alumni Office. Faculty and staff can pick up their complimentary tickets to the alumni picnic by calling Lisa Casey in the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234.

Danz Team tryouts scheduled

   Tryouts for next year’s U of O Danz Team will be held April 19-21. The tryouts will include several practices over the three days and will conclude with the closing session from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. For more information, contact Danz Team sponsor Cindy Lanphear at 979-1470 or 979-7160 or Christa Lanphear at 979-2748.

Around Campus ...

   Amber Lollar is the new secretary in the International Studies Office. Amber, a native of Clarksville, most recently worked at Nite Lite Co. Amber replaces Leah Rogers, who resigned last summer ... Registration for intramural softball is currently underway. Contact Bo Funderburk in the Student Life Office to sign up for the upcoming action-packed season ... The U of O Cheerleading squad is holding a mini-cheer camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade this week. The camp is from 4-6 p.m. daily in Mabee Gym ... The International Studies Office will present a Host family Cookout on the campus mall at noon on Saturday, April 13. For more information, contact Deborah Estep at Ext. 1443 ... The Ozarks baseball team, which won one of three at Austin College this past weekend, will play Central Baptist College in a home doubleheader on April 2 and then meet East Texas Baptist in a three-game series on April 5 and 6 ... U of O tennis players Zach Schiff and Karie Allen were recently named American Southwest Conference players of the week. The tennis team plays two home matches this week — April 1 against John Brown University and April 2 vs. Lyon College ... Men, get out your lipstick and panty hose! The Campus Activities Board (CAB) has scheduled the annual Womanless Beauty Pageant for 8 p.m., April 6, in the Student Center. There will be competition in formal, casual, and athletic wear. See Franqua Bedell in Student Life for more info ... The Student Life Office is coordinating a paintball outing for April 13. Contact Bo Funderburk for additional information ... There will be a fiction and poetry reading at 4 p.m., April 3, in MacLean Hall lounge. Convo credits will be given and refreshments will be served ... The Lady Eagles softball team continues to battle for a spot in the postseason conference tournament. The 14-9 Lady Eagles return home on April 9 against Williams Baptist College in a 2 p.m. doubleheader.

Spring Concert set for April 25
     The U of O music department’s annual Spring Concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25, on the U of O campus.
   The concert, which will include the University Chorus, Handbell Ringers and the Ozarks Vocal Persuasion, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rowntree Recital Hall in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The concert had originally been scheduled for April 9. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited.

Tarvin named Queen’s Scholar
   Amanda Tarvin, a sophomore English major from Claremore, Okla., has been accepted into the Irish/American scholars program at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland. Ozarks nominated Amanda for the program, which is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA).
   An international committee selected Amanda as a scholar from a pool of very competitive nationwide applicants. Amanda will spend her entire junior year studying at Queen’s, an internationally recognized institution that offers programs of study in all disciplines.

Ozarks Abroad in Alicante, Spain
   This summer, Ozarks Abroad is taking 20 students (19 from Ozarks and one from Ouachita Baptist University) to Alicante, Spain for a month of immersion study. Students will earn six hours of credit through the program. All levels of Spanish study are offered. For students interested in participating in Ozarks Abroad Summer 2003, contact Dr. Elissa Heil at Ext. 1338 for details.

Scholarship deadlines near
   The Financial Aid Office would like to remind students that deadlines for many scholarships are quickly approaching. Three scholarships with approaching deadlines include: The Mickey and Ross Kelder Scholarship, the Arkansas Bankers Association Scholarship, and the Mid-America Science Museum Volunteer Scholarship.
   The Mickey and Ross Kelder Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is pursuing study in foreign languages. Scholarship applications are available at www.fnbmh.com. The deadline is April 12.
   The Arkansas Bankers Association will award a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student enrolled in a four-year college or university who is majoring in business, finance, or banking. The deadline for this scholarship is April 12.
   The Mid-America Science Museum Volunteer Association is offering $1,500 to a qualified college junior or senior majoring in a science discipline. The deadline is May 31.
   Information on these and many more scholarships can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office, located in the Mabee Administration Building.

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