to hit Walton stage
SwingDance America, a dance show featuring swing dance
styles spanning three generations, will perform at the University of
the Ozarks at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
SwingDance America, produced by the San Francisco-based
Gary Lindsey Artist Services (GLAS), includes 10-12 dancers and encompasses
regional variations of the dance from all across the United States.
The program includes the jitterbug, lindy, jive, Carolina shag and West
Coast swing, running the gamut from the roots of swing to todays
swing craze. SwingDance America demonstrates that swing lives not only
through music from the big band era, but through rhythm and blues, country
western, and even todays contemporary music.
SwingDance Americas dancers and choreographers
have demonstrated their performance, competition and choreographic expertise
in events such as the North Atlantic Dance Championship and the U.S.
Open Swing Dance Championship.
The Rocky Mountain News said of SwingDance
America: Ten flashy, fun-loving performers pranced their way through
an ambitious program surveying every imaginable style of swing dance.
Their energy was contagious, their technique jaw-dropping.
SwingDance America is a part of the U of Os
2002-2003 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. There is no admission charge
for Ozarks faculty, staff and students.
Lady Eagles blitz UT-Dallas
The U of O Lady Eagles five starters combined
for 76 of the teams 90 points in their 90-78 victory over University
of Texas-Dallas on Saturday afternoon in American Southwest Conference
East Division action.
Ozarks (8-9, 2-2) had four players in double figures,
led by junior forward Jenna Corbells 25 points. Freshman Mandi
Carter had her third consecutive game of 20-plus points after scoring
21 against the Lady Comets. Carter also snagged a game-high 15 rebounds.
Kristy Watts added 18 points and Jennifer Goodwin scored a season-high
12 points for the Lady Eagles.
The UT-Dallas Comets (5-12, 1-3) pulled off the upset
as they defeated the Eagles (10-6, 3-1) 83-75 in the afternoons
second game. It was a bittersweet day for senior guard Ricky Johnson,
who passed the 1,000 career point plateau and scored a team-best 20
points to lead Ozarks. The Lady Eagles and Eagles return to ASC action
Thursday, Jan. 30, when they host Louisiana College.
Junior biology major Amanda Hock has been named as
an outstanding student with an Arkansas Silo Undergraduate Research
Fellowship to study the relationship between genetic variation and variation
in growth of armadillos. The fellowship includes travel expenses for
her to present her findings at a national scientific conference. In
other biology news, students Silvia Zorrilla and Nathan Windel recently
attended the international meeting of the Society for Integrative and
Comparative Biology in Toronto. They presented two research poster reports
on armadillo behavior ... Community Service Inc. in Russellville, the
American Lung Association and the Student Life Office are sponsoring
a class to help anyone in the campus community stop smoking or using
other forms of tobacco. The first class meets at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan.
28, in Walker Hall. For more information, please contact George Pittenger
at Ext. 1400 ... The Board of Trustees annual Winter Retreat will
be Feb. 6-8 at The Peabody in Little Rock ... The Alumni Association
Board of Directors met last weekend and chose the 2003 alumni award
winners. The winners include: David Hosley 59 (Achievement); Bob
Harrison 50 (Merit); Shari Bauser Standridge 97 (Young Alumni
Service); May Taylor 37 (Legacy) and Ernest King 41 (Legacy).
The awards will be given out during the awards ceremony during Alumni
Weekend, April 10-13.
President Niece reminds everyone that weekly
chapel services at Ozarks are encouraged but not mandatory. Offices
will not be officially closed during Chapel, but anyone who wishes
to attend is encouraged to do so. In situations where all office
personnel wish to attend Chapel, employees should see their supervisors
about making arrangements to cover the office. No campus sponsored
organizational events or meetings are to be scheduled during Chapel,
except in extraordinary circumstances. In these instances, the
Chaplain and the President should be consulted in advance.
Knight named division chair
Biology Professor Dr. Frank Knight has been named
the new chair of the Division of Sciences and Mathematics at the University
of the Ozarks, effective Jan. 1.
In addition to his new administrative duties, Knight
will continue to teach zoology and biology courses, which he has done
since joining the university in 1990. A native of Columbia, S.C., Knight
earned his bachelors degree in zoology from Clemson University,
a masters in zoology from Michigan State and a Ph.D. in biology
from Indiana University.
I am looking forward to helping our science
and math faculty and students achieve their professional goals and receive
the recognition they deserve for their scholarly successes, Knight
said. My job will be easier because our faculty members are outstanding
and they demonstrate every day that students life-long learning
is our mission. As our teaching and scholarship efforts become more
integrated across programs, our multi-disciplinary division will become
a novel model of exciting, student-centered learning.
Knight is considered one of the leading experts in
the region on the physiology and behavior of armadillos and directs
numerous undergraduate research projects on the mammals.
Dr. Knight is a highly respected teacher and
faculty leader, said Dr. Daniel Taddie, vice president for academic
affairs at Ozarks. His vision for the teaching and learning process
and his fairness in dealing with colleagues will serve the faculty and
students of the division well and will, in turn, contribute to the strengthening
Scholarship deadlines nearing
The Financial Aid Office has information on numerous scholarships
that are available for the 2003-2004 academic year. Following are a
few of the scholarships, their application deadline and contact information.
For more information on these and other scholarships, please contact
*James Madison Memorial Fellowship for masters
level graduate study in American history. www.jamesmadison.com.
*The American Chemical Society Scholars program for
chemistry majors (Feb. 15). www.acs.org.
*Talbots Womens Scholarship for undergraduate
women (March 1). www.talbots.com/about/scholar/asp.
*Arkansas Press Womens Organization scholarship
for journalism students (March 1). Contact Financial Aid.
*National Federation of the Blind scholarships for
legally blind, full-time students. (March 31). Contact Financial Aid
*The Thomas Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Scholarship
for sophomores with at least 3.2 GPA. 606-452-7007.
*John Gyles Education Fund for post-secondary education
majors (April 1). Contact Financial Aid Office.
*AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Program for accounting.
*Ronald King Laster Scholarship for Johnson County
Ark., high school graduates. (March 1). Contact Financial Aid Office.