fills VPAA position
President Dr. Rick Niece announced to the University
Senate last week that Dr. Daniel Taddie has been named the universitys
new vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Taddie is currently the director of the Schwob
School of Music and a professor of music at Columbus State University
in Columbus, Ga. He has also taught at Maryville (Tenn.) College, Bethel
College in McKenzie, Tenn., and Mississippi County Community College
in Blytheville, Ark.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Marycrest
College in Iowa before earning his graduate degrees from the University
of Iowa. His Ph.D. is in musicology. His wifes name is Ann. Dr.
Taddie will begin his new duties at Ozarks on July 1.
The Jones Learning Center and Student Support Services
are sponsoring a national teleconference entitled Improving the
Quality of Education for Students with Disabilities: A Shared Responsibilityon
Thursday, April 25, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., in Rowntree Recital Hall.
The purpose of this teleconference is to share cost-effective
and meaningful strategies for improving collaboration among administrators,
faculty, disability service providers, staff, and students on diversity
and disability issues and classroom access. These strategies revolve
around the teaching-learning process, the provision of accommodations,
and the fostering of institutional commitment to greater access and
disability awareness. Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited
University faculty, staff and students are encouraged
to take part in the myriad events planned for Alumni Weekend 2002, April
Among the activities scheduled are a golf tournament,
alumni picnic, 5K run/walk, Awards Luncheon, Memorial Service, Spirit
Reunion, Math/Science Reunion, Presidents Reception, and the Theatre
Departments production of Blithe Spirit.
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.
Around Campus ...
The U of Os Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)
team won the Regional Championship in New Orleans last week and was
selected one of 15 finalists in the United States for its Make
A Difference project. The team will now compete in the national
competition in Kansas City on May 13-16 ... Vickie Alston, a 1986 graduate
of Ozarks, has been hired as the new information services assistant
in computing services. Alston, who most recently worked for Counseling
Associates in Russellville, will begin her duties at Ozarks on April
29 ... Daniel Faires, a freshman from Springdale, took home top honors
in the annual Womanless Beauty Pageant, held April 6 in the Student
Center ... Junior Julie Richardson was named American Southwest Conference
East Division Womens Tennis Player of the Week following her performance
in a recent conference victory over Austin College ... The Eagles baseball
team upset ASC East leader University of Texas-Dallas 8-6 on Saturday
in Richardson, Texas. The Eagles, whose 11 victories this year is already
the programs most since 1997, play their home finale at 1 p.m.
on Tuesday, April 16, against Henderson State ... The annual Board of
Trustees Awards Banquet is set for 6 p.m., Friday April 26, in
the Student Center. There will be a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in the
Robson Library rotunda and a dessert reception following the banquet
in the Walton Fine Arts Center ... Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) recently won
several top honors in the 2002 State Leadership Conference. Those taking
first place included: Jose Urias in Accounting for Professionals; Rebeca
Aguilar, Maria Fernanda Reyna and Jose Urias in Team Business Plan;
Veronica Garcia and Adriana Jasso in Desk Top Publishing; and Rene Espinosa,
Eric Safieh and Jose Urias in Emerging Business Issues.
The music departments annual Spring Choral
Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, in the Walton
Fine Arts Center.
This years Spring Concert, under the direction
of Music Professor Dr. David De Seguirant, will feature both of Ozarks
vocal ensembles: the University Chorus and Ozarks Vocal Persuasion (OVP).
The University Chorus will perform sacred choral selections from this
years Spring Tour. In contrast, OVP will be singing arrangements
of some of the more popular tunes from Broadway musicals such as Fiddler
on the Roof, My Fair Lady, and Phantom of the
Opera. Malea De Seguirant accompanies both ensembles at the piano.
The concert, which will take place in the Rowntree Recital Hall in the
Walton Center, is open to the public and admission is free.
to hit Walton 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.
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.
Pi coming to Ozarks
The University of the Ozarks Education Division
is proud to announce that Kappa Delta Pi is establishing a charter here
at Ozarks. Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education,
is one of the oldest and most prestigious honor societies in America.
In order to become a charter member, one must be an education major
or minor and maintain at least a 3.00 grade point. If you are interested
in joining Kappa Delta Pi or learning more about this organization,
please contact Dr. George Stone, professor and chair of the Education
Pardi Gras Week
set for April 22-28
In honor of the annual Pardi Gras Week, April 22-28,
Student Life has created a fun and exciting week of activities and events
sure to take a students mind off the pressure of homework. Among
some of the events planned include: Toilet Bowl, Scavenger Hunt, Karaoke
Night, Casino Night, Water Gun Fight, Lip Sync contest, Sand Volleyball
Tournament, and the Last Chance Dance. For more information and to sign
up for events, contact the Student Life Office at Ext. 1322.