Volume 5 Issue # 4
Monday, October 7, 2002

Campus News
Classical pianist Walker plans concert at Ozarks

   Classical concert pianist Rosilee Walker will present an evening of American piano novelty music of the 1920s at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at the University of the Ozarks.
   The performance is part of the university’s 2002-03 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for U of O students, faculty and staff and $10 each for the public.
   Walker is an artist-in-residence and director of keyboard activities at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Her performance of 1920s American music borrows from jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. Her performance will also include the works of some well-known European composers like Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy.
   Walker has toured extensively throughout Arkansas and the region, and her guest appearances include performances in the Arkansas governor’s home and the White House.
   This past summer she served on the faculty at the Master Works Festival 2002, an international music festival that seeks to train future generations of professional classical performing artists. She recently released a new CD titled, “Cool Classics,” which is a collection of her classical favorites from the past 10 years of concerts.

Sports psychologist to speak
   Dr. Richard Gordin, one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of sports psychology, will be a guest lecturer at the University of the Ozarks from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10.
   Dr. Gordin, a sports psychologist at Utah State University, will present “Applied Sport Psychology: The Final Domain of Performance Enhancement.” The lecture, sponsored by the U of O Psychology Department, will be held in the Boreham Business Building on the Ozarks campus.
   Though there is no charge for admission, pre-registration for the lecture is encouraged due to limited seating. Please call the U of O Psychology Department at 979-1361 to pre-register.

Religious imagery exhibited

    Alabama artist Miriam McClung will present her paintings and drawings based on religious imagery at the exhibit “Jesus & Beyond,” scheduled to show the month of October in the Stephens Art Gallery at the University of the Ozarks.
   McClung’s work, which is primarily in pastel, oil, watercolor and mixed media, has been exhibited throughout the country, including in the Biblical Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from the University of Alabama and has also studied at the Farnsworth School of Art in Sarasota, Fla. The exhibit will be shown throughout October at the gallery, located in the Walton Fine Arts Center on campus. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited.

Yearbook photos scheduled

   Yearbook photos are scheduled to be taken Wednesday, October 16, and Thursday, October 17, in the Cumberland Room in Seay Student Center.
On October 16, photos will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on October 17 they will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Don’t be left out of this year’s Aerie! .

Family Weekend ’02 planned

   The Student Life Office has scheduled three fun-filled days of activities and events for students and their families as Family Weekend 2002 “Yabba-Dabba-Doo & Ozarks Too!” hits the campus Oct. 11-13.
   The events actually start Wednesday, Oct. 9, with residence hall decorating parties. The weekend includes open houses, receptions, soccer matches, a pottery workshop, and lunch on the mall. Other highlights are a talent show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Parade of Beds and Great Bed Race at 10 a.m. Saturday, and illusionist Brian Brushwood at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Seay Student Center. The weekend concludes with a chapel service and brunch Sunday morning.
   For more information on Family Weekend 2002, please contact the Student Life Office.

“Blithe Spirit”
makes return
   After a successful run last April, the University of the Ozarks Theatre will revive its production of Blithe Spirit on October 17 and 18 in the Walton Fine Arts Center on campus.
   Show times are 7:30 p.m. each day, and there is no admission charge for faculty, staff and students. Blithe Spirit will be the U of O Theater Department’s entry in The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, scheduled for October 29 through November 2 on the campus of Arkansas State University at Beebe.
   “The American College Theatre Festival provides students all over America with the opportunity to exhibit their work and see the work of other university theatre programs,” said Ozarks Theatre Professor Bruce Brown, director of Blithe Spirit. “We have never presented a revival of a previously produced work, and Pat Farmer and I decided that doing so would provide our students a unique learning experience. These two campus performances will prepare us for our Festival performance in Beebe. We need audience reaction to help strengthen our production.”
   Walton Professor of Theatre Pat Farmer will once again play Charles Condomine. Appearing alongside Farmer will be Ginny Sain in the role of Madam Arcati. Other cast members include Jessica Gay as Edith; April James as Ruth Condomine; Doc Harper as Dr. Bradman; Diana Farrow as Mrs. Bradman; and Misti Nicole Ponder as Elvira. Brown will serve as director as well as scenic and costume designer; Nathan Sain is the guest sound designer; Dustin Campbell is stage manager; Sacha Fincher is the lighting designer and light board operator; Amelia Friedman will serve as sound board operator; and properties crew head will be Shelly Muston. Other crew members include Angela Payne, India Judd, Chad Draper, Maria Jose, Katari Hawthorne, Sam Fincher, Steve Landrum, Jon Soos and Carrie Taylor.
   For more information on Blithe Spirit, please call Ext. 1349.



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