Volume 6 Issue # 13
Monday, March 22, 2004

Campus News
Ozarks announces Who's Who

   Twenty-seven University of the Ozarks students have been named to the 2004 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges as national outstanding leaders on campus. Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
   Students from U of O named to 2004 Who’s Who include: Amanda Alders, Adam Askins, Dan Benton, Carlos Bethancourt, Michael Bollman, John Cooper, Holly Cornell, Nick Crider, Amanda Erisman, Sam Fincher, Melissa Francis, Debbie Giesecke, Jack Grimes, Mandy Hock, Jessica Kidwell, Rachel Marble, Sarah Morgan, Christine Patton, Leanita Pelts, Carrie Rogers, Ana Saldivar, Jennifer Shaw, Kayla Todd, Lindsey Turnbow, Shonda Walters, Miranda White, and Caroline Woodell.

Rexroat named Mr. U of O
    On March 6, the Mr. U of O pageant was held. Blake Rexroat, a sophomore communications major from Gordon, Texas, was crowned Mr. U of O. Brett Fletcher, a senior religion/philosophy major from Garland, Texas, was awarded second place, and Tye Smith, a freshman from Poteau, Okla., finished in third place.
   Congratulations to Blake, Brett, and Tye, along with Sam Fincher and Kendall Wagner, who also participated in the event. Aisha Dillard and Dustin Parsons provided entertainment for the evening. Members of CAB helped with decorations and with the contestants.

Soderquist to speak March 25

    Donald G. Soderquist, the retired vice chairman of Wal-Mart, will be the featured speaker at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 25, during the Students in Free Enterprise’s Distinguished Speaker Series in Baldor Auditorium.
   Soderquist will address the topic, “The Impact of Wal-Mart in Today’s Globalization.” The campus community is invited and convo credit will be awarded.

Benefit livestock show nets $500
The Ozarks' campus was able to come together and reach a goal recently. The PBL’s March of Dimes Benefit Livestock Show on March 6, helped raise $500 for the March of Dimes. There were 40 exhibitors and 77 head of livestock.

Alumni Weekend on April 15-18
More than 500 alumni, family members and friends of the university are expected to converge on Clarksville during the weekend of April 15-18 for the university’s Alumni Weekend 2004.
   One of the biggest annual events on the Ozarks campus traditionally draws back alumni from throughout the United States as well as other countries. Last year, alumni came from Virginia, California, Indiana, Kansas, Tennessee, Arizona, New York, Florida, El Salvador and Panama.
   The event will begin on Thursday, April 15, with the annual golf tournament at Chamberlyne Golf Course in Danville. Later that evening, the golf tournament awards dinner will take place on the Ozarks campus. The awards dinner speaker will be 1942 alumnus Bob Fulton, who spent more than 50 years as a sports broadcaster, including stints as the voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
   Also on April 15 there will be a Vistas & Vineyards event that will feature a tour of Altus and Post Familie winery and vineyards as well as lunch at Wiederkehr Village.
   On Friday, April 16, the Ozarks Class of 1954 will be honored with a luncheon and induction into the university’s 50-Year Club. Later that afternoon, the Alumni Lecture Series will feature Leonard C. Pardue, a 95-year-old alumnus who founded one of the largest masonry businesses in the Pacific Northwest, Pardue, Inc. Pardue first got interested in masonry while helping build Munger Chapel on the Ozarks campus in the early 1930s.
   Other events on Friday include a reception at the home of Jack and Ann Phillips, a President’s Reception at the home of President and First Lady Rick and Sheree Niece, a campus picnic and a student theatre production of Quilters.
   Saturday, April 17, will begin with the annual 5K run/walk through the streets of downtown Clarksville. A Memorial Service honoring those alumni, trustees and staff members who passed away in the last year will be held Saturday morning, followed by the Alumni Awards Luncheon at Noon in the Seay Student Center.
   The Achievement Award for outstanding career accomplishments will go to Bob Fulton ’42 of Cayce, S.C. The Merit Award for outstanding service contributions and excellence in leadership on behalf of Ozarks will be presented to Denton Tumbleson ’74 of Clarksville.
   The Young Alumni Award recipient is Elyse (Baretz) Reece ’94 of Fayetteville. Six people will receive the 2004 Legacy Award, presented to alumni who have given unselfishly of their resources throughout their lifetime to support Ozarks. Those receiving the Legacy Award are Roger ’43 and Kathryn ’43 Bost of Little Rock; Roy ’48 and Lura ’49 Gillispie of Branson, Mo.; Dorothy Kelly ’51 of Tulsa, Okla.; and Wayne W. Workman ’44 of Little Rock. In addition, Greta Marlow ’84, a communications professor at Ozarks, will be presented the Faculty Enrichment Award for 2004.
   Other events on Saturday will include an alumni art show, reunions for the classes of 1979 and 1994, a PBL reunion, a young alumni reunion and another production of Quilters.
For more information on Alumni Weekend activities, please contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234.
Around Campus ...
The Eagles baseball team fell to 10-11 overall and 1-5 in the ASC after losing three games to Mississippi College over the weekend. The Eagles will play at home against Elmhurst College on March 22 before traveling to Austin College for a three-game series on March 26-27 ... The Lady Eagles softball team will try to get back on the winning track with home games against Westminster College on March 23 and Mississippi College on March 26-27. The Lady Eagles (15-7, 7-5 in the ASC) went 2-2 in a tournament in Pensacola, Fla., before losing four games at Louisiana College over the weekend ... Signups for intramural softball will be held from March 2-24 in the Student Life Office. There must be at least three members of the opposite sex in the batting lineup and two in the field at all times ... The Chaplain’s Office will present a public forum on the movie, “The Passion of the Christ”at 7 p.m., March 25, in the MacLean Formal Lounge ... ... Any males on campus interested in signing up for the Womanless Beauty Pageant — date and time to be announced — needs to go by the CAB office for more information. This event is open to students and faculty.

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