Volume 5 Issue # 13
Monday, March 10, 2003

Campus News
Berner’s art is March display

   The Stephens Art Gallery will present the recent sculptures and prints of Russellville artist Virginia Berner during the month of March. A former nurse practitioner, Berner earned a degree in art from Arkansas Tech in 1997. She says her art comes from “delving into a person’s innerspace. The way life’s small and large hurdles are revealed in a person’s face or their posture, or in the way they hold their hands is what I like to show in my work.

Alumni Weekend ’03 plans set
   Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to mark their calendars as the University of the Ozarks begins preparations to celebrate “Ozarks Magic” during Alumni Weekend 2003, scheduled for April 10-13.
   The magic theme will permeate the weekend with such events as a family magic show following the alumni picnic on Friday.
   Alumni Weekend 2003 will have several new twists this year, starting with the golf tournament being moved from Friday to Thursday. The change will allow golfers to participate in more Alumni Weekend events. This year’s golf outing will be held in conjunction with a dinner and roast that evening honoring former Ozarks President Dr. Fritz Ehren ’53.
   Among the other new events this year will be a Saturday afternoon reunion of alumni who have had careers in education. The reunion will be held in Walker Hall, the impressive new home of the university’s Dr. Wiley L. Hurie Teacher Education department.
   Also new for Alumni Weekend 2003 is the Alumni Lecture Series featuring Dr. David Hosley ’59, who spent 11 years working with the U.S. Space Shuttle program. Hosley will speak to the campus community and alumni at 3 p.m. Friday in Walker Hall.
   Saturday night’s entertainment will include a 1970s-style dance with Ozarks business professors and brothers, Drs. Robert and Randy Hilton, providing the music.
   The classes of 1978 and 1993 will hold special reunions during the weekend. One of the highlights of the reunions will be the opening of a 25-year time capsule by the Class of 1978 on Saturday afternoon. The Class of 1953 will be inducted into the university’s prestigious 50-Year Club during the traditional 50-Year luncheon on Friday.
   Traditional events such as the 5K Run, Alumni Awards Luncheon, Bridge Party, President’s Reception, Pancake Breakfast and Memorial Service also return this year.
   The University Theatre’s production of “Agnes of God” will be performed at 7:30 Friday and Saturday evening in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
   Anyone who plans to attend any of these events is encouraged to register as early as possible. For more information on Alumni Weekend activities, please contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234.

Around Campus...
   Division of Sciences & Mathematics secretary Sara Stucky is resigning later this month to accept a position with the Clarksville Housing Authority. The division is currently accepting applications until March 21 to fill the position. We wish Sara the best of luck in her new career ... The Student Life Office will sponsor the lecture, “Generation NeXt Gets High: Understanding Alcohol and Drug Use Choices” by Mark Taylor at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 in Baldor Auditorium. Convo credits will be awarded ... The Lady Eagles softball team went 2-2 in the ASC Crossover Tournament in Dallas this past weekend. The Lady Eagles will travel to Ouachita Baptist on March 12 ... The Eagles baseball team lost all three of its games at Concordia-Austin this past weekend to fall to 4-7 on the season. The Eagles will try to get back on the winning track with home games against Hendrix at 1 p.m., March 11, and against Louisiana College on March 14-15 ... Kay Merritt of U of O’s Founder’s Bookstore recently won first place in the category of in-store promotions during the company’s annual national meeting. It is the second consecutive year for Kay and the bookstore to win the honor. Congratulations, Kay!

Alumni Race adds new twist
   The annual Alumni Reunion Weekend 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 12. All ages can participate in this run/walk through the streets of Clarksville. Each participant will receive a shirt designed especially for this event. Individual awards will be presented in gender age categories.
   The regular registration fee for this event is $15, but a special offer is being made to the campus community. Groups of five or more who register together by April 1 can enter for $10 each. A special team award will be given for the team that has the best time based on the average of the team members. Teams may be composed of any combination of students, faculty, staff, or immediate relatives of any of these groups. Contact the Alumni Office for more information.

   This summer, Ozarks plans an expanded array of summer school courses, including PR Writing & Design (Dr. Marlow), Immersion French (Dr. Strain), Immersion Spanish (Dr. Kristiansen), Movie Music Studies (Dr. Gorman), UN Conflict-Resolution Law (Dr. Parks), American Experience through Film (Dr. French), Hollywood Films of the 60s & 70s (Dr. Prewitt), Biology Concepts (Dr. Jeffries), Business Statistics I and Principles of Macroeconomics (Mr. Wofford), The Art of Watching Film (Dr. Cater), Composition I (Ms. Amy Oatis), American History I (Dr. Oatis), City in History (Dr. Walden), College Algebra and Calculus I (Dr. Smith), Computer Architecture & Literacy (Dr. Myers), American National Government (Dr. Dippel), and Old Testament (Ms. O’Connor).
   Free housing will also be available. For details, see the full schedule of summer courses, which will be published on March 24, and will be available from the Office of the Registrar.
   Questions regarding the housing benefit should be directed to the Dean of Residential and Campus Life.

Six players named All-ASC
   U of O senior forward Michael Bollman was named the American Southwest Conference Men’s Basketball East Division Co-Player of the Year and was one of six players who received conference honors from the league’s 15 head coaches.
   Bollman, a 6-7, 235-pound native of Clarksville, becomes the first Ozarks men’s basketball player to be named ASC Player of the Year. Bollman also garnered a spot on the All-ASC Team and the ASC All-East Division First Team. Bollman was runner-up in the league scoring crown after finishing with a 20.2 per game scoring average. Bollman proved to be a dominant inside force, ranking ninth in the conference in rebounding (7.3) and 11th in field goal percentage (55%).
   Junior guard Mandrell Howell of North Little Rock was named to the All-East division second team for the second consecutive year while senior guard Ricky Johnson of North Little Rock was an honorable mention All-East Division pick for the second straight year.
   Junior forward Jenna Corbell was named to the All-ASC Team and All-ASC East Division First Team. Corbell, a 5-10 native of Ashdown, finished second in the conference in scoring (20.3) and rebounding (9.9), fifth in field goal percentage (51%) and ninth in assists per game (3.6).
Freshman center Mandi Carter of Clarksville was named to the All-East Division second team while senior guard Kristy Watts of Waldron was an All-East Division honorable mention pick for the second consecutive season. Both the Lady Eagles (12-13, 6-6) and Eagles (14-10, 7-5) finished third in the conference.

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