Volume 4 Issue # 4
Monday, October 8, 2001

Campus News

Family Weekend 2001

               Family Weekend will be held October 12th-14th. The weekend will offer many exciting and entertaining opportunities for students and their families.
   Friday’s events begin with registration in Seay Student Center at 8:00 a.m. Families are encouraged and invited to attend classes with their students throughout the day. The Jones Learning Center will hold an open house from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There will be soccer games at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively, at Hurie Field. Dinner will be served at Hurie Field at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. there will be a Host Family Reception in the Art Gallery, followed by the University Theatre production of “The Glass Menagerie” at 7:30 in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
   Saturday morning begins with a continental breakfast in the Seay Student Center at 9 a.m. The residence halls will have an Open House starting at 8:00 a.m., followed by preparation of the parade of beds and the fierce competition in the Bed Race. Fall Festival and lunch will immediately follow. The President’s Reception will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. in the President’s Home. The Arkansas Arts Center Exhibit will begin at 6 p.m. in the Art Gallery, followed by another showing of
“The Glass Menagerie”
at 7:30 p.m.
   Sunday morning begins with a special chapel service in the Raymond Munger Chapel beginning at 10 a.m. Brunch will be in the Seay Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are soccer games at Hurie Field at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
   Several area hotels are offering special U of O discounts for this event-filled weekend. If you have not already made plans to attend or have any questions, please contact the Student Life Office at ext. 1322.

“The Glass Menagerie”

           The University of the Ozarks Theatre will be performing one of the world’s best-loved plays, Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” on October 12th and 13th in the Seay Theatre in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The play is a moving and poetic story of the Wingfield family, which is caught in the economic grip of The Great Depression. The main character of the play, Amanda Wingfield, struggles with her unrealized dreams and fights to give her adult children, Tom and Laura, a better life. “The Glass Menagerie” is a modern American classic filled with great tenderness, charm, and beauty. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. each night, and admission is free to U of O students, faculty, and staff. For more information about the play, please call 979-1349.

Around Campus ...

                     Anyone interested in participating in a Special Studies/Ozarks Abroad course on Irish history and culture in the spring needs to attend an information session at 6 p.m., Oct. 8, in Walton 222. The course will culminate in a 12-day trip to Ireland in May ... If you’re interested in spending your junior year at Lancaster University in England, please attend an information session at 8 p.m., Oct. 18, in Walton 222 or contact Dr. Elissa Heil at Ext. 1338 ... Individual photos for the Aerie Yearbook will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Seay Student Center ... Faculty and staff volunteers are needed as pushers for the faculty/staff team in the annual Family Weekend Bed Race on Oct. 13. Dust off the sneakers and contact George Pittenger at Ext. 1400 to join the cause ... The men’s soccer team continues to shine! After weekend road victories against East Texas Baptist (1-0) and LeTourneau (5-2), the Eagles are 11-0-1 overall and sitting alone in first place in the American Southwest Conference’s East Division ... Former U.S. Congressman and current U of O Trustee John Paul Hammerschmidt was named a lifetime trustee by the board during its Oct. 6 meeting.

Drug Education Fall Conference
            The Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee is holding its annual Fall Conference on October 18th from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The purpose of the Fall Conference is to teach students how to identify substance abuse, as well as how to prevent it. The conference will also focus on education/leadership development. All students are invited and welcome to attend. A van will leave U of O Thursday the 18th at 7 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact George Pittenger in the Student Life Office at Ext. 1400 or e-mail him at gpitten@ozarks.edu. A T-shirt and lunch will be provided to those who attend the conference.

Graduate School/GRE Workshop

   A graduate school/GRE information workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Robson Room 112. The discussion will include information on how to register for admissions tests (GRE, GMAT, etc.), what to expect on the tests, fee waivers, test preparation and how to find the right school for you. RSVP’s MUST be made to Ms. Kimberly Spicer. She can be reached by e-mail at kaspicer@ozarks.edu or by calling her at Ext. 1320. If the workshop interferes with a class, please feel free to leave the session early or come late, but it is preferred that attendance is for the entire workshop. Free pizza will be provided for those who attend the workshop.

Senior Registration Week
            Senior Registration Week will be held October 8th through the 12th in the Career Services Office, Robson 106. Registration gives students the opportunity to explore what services U of O can offer to help them for life after graduation. Many rewards are offered for those who register:
1. Sign up of special events
2. Pre-Register for Interview Events
3. Subscribe to job listings by e-mail
4. Receive an “Everything You Need to Know Packet”
5. Pickup passwords to “subscription only” web job listings.
   Also, students who register will receive a free gift and will be included in drawings for cash and prizes.
   Also, there will be a Job Search Skills Workshop on Thursday, October 11th at 4:30 in Robson 112. Students will learn what types of resources the Career Services Office has to offer, how to network, and obtain passwords to access subscriptions and on-line bulletins. All students are invited to RSVP for this event by calling Ext. 1320 or e-mailing kaspicer@ozarks.edu. Pizza will be provided for those who attend this event.

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PR office at (479)-979-1420, Larry Isch

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