Berners 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 persons innerspace. The way lifes small and large hurdles
are revealed in a persons face or their posture, or in the way
they hold their hands is what I like to show in my work.
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 years 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 universitys
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 nights 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 universitys prestigious
50-Year Club during the traditional 50-Year luncheon on Friday.
Traditional events such as the 5K Run, Alumni Awards
Luncheon, Bridge Party, Presidents Reception, Pancake Breakfast
and Memorial Service also return this year.
The University Theatres 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.
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 Os Founders Bookstore recently won first
place in the category of in-store promotions during the companys
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
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.
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. OConnor).
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 Mens Basketball East Division Co-Player
of the Year and was one of six players who received conference honors
from the leagues 15 head coaches.
Bollman, a 6-7, 235-pound native of Clarksville, becomes
the first Ozarks mens 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
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.