Volume 4 Issue # 2
Monday, September 10, 2001

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Ozarks Ranked by U.S. News

         University of the Ozarks has been ranked as the second-best value in the South among Comprehensive Colleges (Bachelor’s) by U.S. News & World Report in its 2002 guide to colleges and universities, announced last week.
   Ozarks was also ranked for the third straight year as a “top tier” university in its Southern regional category. U.S. News ranks the colleges and universities in tiers, with the top 25 percent of the schools in each category placed in the top tier.
   In its annual “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which is scheduled to hit the newsstands on Monday, U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 1,400 accredited schools nationally based on such criteria as academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
   In the previous two years, Ozarks ranked in the top tier in the category of Regional Liberal Arts Colleges. In the 2002 “America’s Best Colleges,” Ozarks was placed in a new category: Comprehensive Colleges (Bachelor’s). U.S. News defines Comprehensive Colleges (Bachelor’s) as institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs, both in the liberal arts, which account for fewer than half of their bachelor’s degrees, and in professional fields such as business and education. There are 322 colleges in the nation that fall under this category, according to the magazine.

Smith Kicks Off Walton Series

     It is time once again for the beginning of the Walton Arts & Ideas Series. This year the events will kick off September 11th at 7:30 p.m. with Anna Deavere Smith presenting “Snapshots: Glimpse of America in Change.”
   Ms. Smith is an activist, performance artist, and a playwright who uses the art of theater to explore issues of race, community, and character in America. She is best known as the playwright and performer of two award-winning shows about racial tensions in American cities — “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” and “Fires in the Mirror.” During her performance, Smith will present selected characters from her plays and discuss the changing attitudes of ordinary citizens toward race, class, and gender issues.
   Tickets for the performance are $10 each, but students, faculty, and staff can pick up their one free ticket at the box office the night of the performance.

Around Campus ...

               The men’s soccer team is off to a 3-0 start following a 3-1 victory over Mary-Hardin-Baylor on Saturday. On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Eagles will open conference play and the Lady Eagles will play their first match of the season when the two teams travel to Mississippi College ... During a ceremony on Sept. 4 in Mabee Administration Building, the university announced that the Dr. Robert H. Basham Micro Teaching Labortaory would be located in the currently under construction Walker Hall. The lab will be named in honor of the former Ozarks professor who taught social sciences at the university from 1963-84 and who is still an avid supporter of his alma mater ... A representative from Walt Disney World will be on campus Sept. 27 to interview for summer internships. Call Kimberly Spicer at Ext. 1320 in Career Placement for details ... Artist of the Month for September in the Stephens Gallery is Arkansas Tech professor Ty Brunson, who will present his clay and glass works.

Ozarks to host Mayoral Candidates Forum
      University of the Ozarks’ TV 6 and the Clarksville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2001 will sponsor a live Clarksville Mayoral Candidates Forum on the U of O Campus at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20th. The forum will include Clarksville's three mayoral candidates: Charles Callahan, Dave DeVazier, and Bob Norris. The forum will be held in the TV 6 studio in the basement of the Walton Fine Arts Center. There will also be a classroom available near the studio with a closed-circuit monitor for the public to watch the event. Questions for the candidates will be taken from the public during the forum either by telephone, or in written form in the classroom.
   The public can phone in questions during the forum by calling either 979-1450, 979-1461 or 979-1354.

Yearbook Picture Notice

   This year’s yearbook pictures will be taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18. Pictures will begin Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., and they will continue on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please plan time to stop by and get your picture taken so that you can be forever immortalized in the Aerie.

Give UOW a Try
      The University of the Ozarks Women (UOW) invites any interested female faculty and staff members on campus to join the university organization that is renowned for its service to the community for 25 years.
   Since 1976, UOW has been involved in such worthwhile projects as the Community Birthday Calendar, the Angel Tree Project and Breast Cancer Awareness. UOW is not only open to female faculty and staff on campus, but also to wives of faculty and staff. The organization is having its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more information about UOW, please contact UOW President Jana Hart in the Admissions Office at Ext. 1221.

Campus Directory
      The Public Relations Office is preparing to print the 2001-02 Campus Directory. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the PR Office this week to make any changes in their directory information from last year. Contact Kerry Lunn at Ext. 1433 to request any change in information.

Any information to be included in the Campus Communique can be done by calling the
PR office at (479)-979-1420, Larry Isch

Public Relations Office,
Mabee Administration Building,
Unversity of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR 72830.
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