Volume 5 Issue # 16
Monday, April 28, 2003

Campus News
Election results announced

   Students went to the polls last week and voted for officers for the 2003-04 year in the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board and Resident Housing Association.
   In SGA elections, Sam Fincher was elected as president, Alejandra Polanco as vice president, Auxi Guerrero as treasurer and Shelly Muston as secretary. In CAB elections, Aisha Dillard was voted president and Candyce Waters as vice president. In RHA elections, Jessi Kidwell was named president and Christina DuCharme vice president. In addition, Kevin Cheek was elected chair of the peer judicial board.

Commencement set May 10
   The U of O will confer degrees upon its largest graduating class since 1991 during its 169th Commencement ceremonies at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 10, on the campus mall.
   The Class of 2003 is made up of 119 graduating seniors, the university’s largest since 147 graduated in 1991.
   The 2003 Commencement speaker will be Julio Echegoyen of Fayetteville. A native of El Salvador, Echegoyen is the International Finance Manager for Procter & Gamble’s Wal-Mart Global Customer Team. In his current position, he is responsible for the financial management of the Procter & Gamble business with Wal-Mart International, which encompasses nine countries around the world. He earned his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from John Brown University, where he was a Walton Scholar. The day will begin with a Baccalaureate service at 9 a.m. in Munger Chapel.

Twenty-eight are “Who’s Who ”
   Twenty-eight Ozarks students have been named to the latest edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,” which recognizes outstanding leaders on campus. Those named included, Samantha Armstrong, Maria Barrios, Sarah Boen, Fiorella Bove, Martha Caldwell, Dustin Campbell, Kara Carlson, Julie Carlton, Aaron Coats, Candace Furniss, Tania Gundale, Ashley Hauptman, Narissa Hutchinson, John Manning, Christa Lanphear, Marguerite McDonald, Regena Mason, Kristi Miner, Shelly Muston, Euticha Pennington, Deidre Pfeiffer, Kari Pridgin, Holly Rexroat, Debbie Shuffield, Jason Small, Nakia Smith, Rhashaun Trammell and Selam Yeshitla.

SIFE, PBL excel in competitions
   The U of O SIFE and PBL teams excelled in recent competitions. In the PBL state conference, Ozarks students recorded 11 first-place, nine second-place and four third-place finishes. Among the PBL students who took first place were Anne Obermueller, Alvaro Duron, Nelson Munoz, Yessica Ayala, Julie Carlton, Malynda Kerr, Ana Saldivar, Carol Zuniga, Sarah Houston, Katherine Melindez, Xochilt Ferrey, Rachael Marble, Gabriela Flores, Dewayne Lambert, Christa Lanphear, Kelly Johnson, Travis Tarkinton, Kayla Todd and Erin Yancey. Dr. Robert Hilton is the PBL advisor. The PBL team is now off to nationals in Dallas.
   In regional competition in New Orleans recently, SIFE placed first in its division and will advance to the national competition in Kansas City in May. Ozarks’ SIFE team was the only one in the country to finish among the top 15 in four different events in regional competition.

Around Campus ...
   The 2003 Student Awards Convocation will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, in Munger Chapel. Among the awards that will be presented include division honors and the Hurie Award, which is voted on by the faculty and is one of the most presitigious honors a student can receive ... Thanks to all who participated in and attended the Leadership Awards Ceremony. Our student leaders put in a lot of time and effort and rarely get much acknowledgement for what they do. When you see a student leader say “thank you.” Rotaract was named by SGA as Organization of the Year and The Planet Club and Heather Pinckard were recognized by the state as Volunteers of the Year ... The 2003-04 cheerleading squad has been announced. It includes Julie Carlton, Aundi Ponder, Sommer Umholtz, Mandy Pyron, Christina DuCharme, Megan Binkley, Rachael Blanchard, Malea McCollom, Tabitha Reed, Christie Fitzpatrick and Jai Fults ... The annual Study-Night Breakfast is scheduled for 10 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, in the Seay Student Center ... The Lady Eagles tennis team advanced to the American Southwest Conference postseason championships this past weekend for the first time in the program’s history. The Lady Eagles compiled an impressive 8-3 record and finished second in the ASC East Division. The team members include Julie Richardson, Jessica Bush, Kim Jacky, Holly Rexroat, Mandy Hock and Karie Allen ... Team Pink Flamingos — made up of Taylor Magee, Cliff Cotrell, Daniel Faires and Kara Carlson — won the four-event Ozarks Outback Challenge, held this past weekend. The challenge was made up of hiking, wall climbing, biking and rafting ... Faculty members Dr. Bill Eakin and Stacy Key were honored with the Bagwell Outstanding Faculty Awards during the annual Board of Trustees’ Awards Dinner, held April 25. Printer Arnie Sims won the Broyles Outstanding Professional Staff Award and Mike Qualls of maintenance won the Broyles Outstanding Support Staff Award. Congratulations to all of the recipients.

De Hart named new AD
   Ozarks men’s soccer coach and assistant athletic director Dave De Hart will become the new athletic director at the university, replacing Jack Jones, who is resigning his administrative duties to focus on coaching and to spend more time with his family. The move will become effective July 1.
   “I’m excited about this new challenge and getting into a new phase of athletics,” said De Hart, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from La Salle University in Louisiana. “I think this position plays into my strengths of organization and attention to detail. Despite being the smallest university in the conference, Ozarks has proven it can be competitive in athletics and I’d like to continue to build on that success. I feel like I can provide a new and different energy, new ideas and new enthusiasm to the program.”
   Jones, who has been the university’s top athletic administrator since 1987, will continue to coach women’s basketball and men’s golf at Ozarks.
“After 16 years of doing both coaching and administrating, I felt like it was time to put my energy into my passion, which is coaching,” said Jones, who has a 358-266 record in 24 seasons as head coach of the Lady Eagles. “I feel like we’ve been able to do some good things in the athletic department during the past 16 years, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished. Now I can turn my full attention to my family and to coaching and let somebody else handle the administrative duties.”.

Final Exam Schedule
May 5 - 9, 2003
Day Class Time Test Time
Monday, May 5 Period 1(MWF 8:00-8:50) 8:00-10:30
  Period 6 (MWF 2:00-2:50) 11:00-1:30
  Period 2 (MWF 9:00-9:50) 2:00-4:30
  Monday Night Class 6:00-8:30
Tuesday, May 6 Period 1A (TR 8:00-9:15) 8:00-10:30
  Period 3A (TR 1:00-2:15) 11:00-1:30
  Period 4 (MWF 11:00-11:50) 2:00-4:30
  Tuesday Night Class 6:00-8:30
Wednesday, May 7 Period 8 (MWF 4:00-4:50) 8:00-10:30
  Period 5A (TR 4:00-5:15) 11:00-1:30
  All College Algebra Sections
(no Beginning or Intermediate Algebra)
  Wednesday Night Classes 6:00-8:30
Thursday, May 8 Period 2A (TR 9:30-10:45) 8:00-10:30
  MWF 12:00-12:50 11:00-1:30
  Period 5 (MWF 1:00-1:50) 2:00-4:30
  Thursday Night Classes 6:00-8:30
Friday, May 9 Period 3 (MWF 10:00-10:50) 8:00-10:30
  Period 4A (TR 2:30-3:45) 11:00-1:30
  Period 7 (MWF 3:00-3:50) 2:00-4:30
The schedule is to be followed without exception. Students who have four examinations on a single day may petition the Vice President for Academic Affairs about taking one of the examinations on a different day.


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