Theatre to present musical
The Theatre Department will present the play Quilters
at 7:30 p.m., April 16 and 17, in the Walton Fine Arts Center on campus.
Tickets for the campus community are free.
Written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek,
Quilters is a joyous musical celebration
of Americas women pioneers. Combining music, dance and scenes
of vivid drama, the play is presented in a series of interrelated scenes
represented by various blocks of a quilt. Such familiar quilting blocks
as The Tree of Life, Log Cabin, and Four Doves in a Window are represented
as stories of manhood, marriage, childbirth, twisters and fire unfold
on the stage.
The cast includes Barbara Manning as Sarah McKendree
Bonham, India Judd as Jenny, Mandy Myers as Margaret, Diana Farrow as
Lisa, Jessica Gay as Dana, Mandi Asmussen as Jody and Misti-Nicole Ponder
as Jane. Professor Bruce B. Brown is the plays director and will
also handle set design and technical responsibilities. Vice President
for Academic Affairs Dr. Daniel Taddie is the musical director, Shelly
Muston is the stage manager and lighting design director, Ryan Fox is
the pianist, Ponder is costume design, Saul Palencia is sound board
operator, Farrow is graphic design, Gay is light board operator, and
Maria Jose Garcia is house manager. The wardrobe crew includes Ponder,
Lacey Kennedy, Dane Sanders and Al Berry.
SIFE team wins regional title
The universitys SIFE team won the Regional
Competition held in Birmingham, Alabama. The team will be traveling
to Kansas City in May for the National Competitions. The team placed
in the top 15 in the following special competitions: National Fiscal
Fitness Month; Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Assistance Competition;
National Free Market Economics Month; and National Business Ethics Month.
This year the team contributed over 2,050 hours of community service.
This past weekend the International Assembly for
Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) accredited Ozarks Bachelor
of Arts in Business Administration as well as Bachelor of Science degrees
in accounting, business administration, business education, economics,
management and marketing. The programs are accredited for 10 years.
In addition, Dr. Robert Hilton, Ozarks chair
of the Business, Communications and Government Division, was named the
chair of the IACBEs Board of Directors for 2004.
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 universitys Alumni Weekend
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 universitys 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
Other events on Friday include a reception at the
home of Jack and Ann Phillips, a Presidents Reception at the home
of President and First Lady Rick and Sherée 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.
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.
Writing workshop set April 5
A writing workshop will be held at 2 p.m.,
April 5, in Walton 222. Everyone is invited to attend. Individuals from
the MFA Program in Writing at the University of Arkansas will conduct
the workshop. This session will be provided to improve fiction and/or
poetry writing skills, and to support creativity on campus. Anyone who
is interested in attending the workshop should contact the Division
of Humanities and Fine Arts. After the workshop there will be a Reading
Series at 4 p.m. in MacLean Formal Lounge.
Newscast to premier April 8
Dr. Cater's Television Production/Beginning
News Practicum class will be producing a new newscast program for the
surrounding community. Eagle Eye News at 7 will first air on
April 8, 2004 at 7 p.m. The program will feature four segments, including
campus and community news; entertainment; sports; and weather.
Around Campus ...
For any information
on scholarships or the STAR (State Teacher Assistance Resource) Program,
please contact the Financial Aid Office... CAB, RHA & SGA election
dates are: April 8 candidates meeting; April 9 petitions are due; April
12 candidates open forum; April 13-14 elections; April 20-21 run-off
elections; and April 22 swearing-in ceremonies at Awards Day ... The
annual Ozarks Orations speech contest will be held on April 15 at 11
a.m. in Boreham 120. For more information, contact Greta Marlow at Ext.
1204... U of O cheerleading tryouts for the 2004-2005 school year will
be held on April 24. For more information, please contact Lisa Hollis
in Admissions ... Room Selection Week will be April 19-21. Information
will be available outside the Student Life Office beginning April 5.
If you have any questions, please contact the Student Life Office...
Tuesday, April 13, Campus singles waiting list sign-up begins in Student
Life; April 19 Current room sign-up begins for upperclass students in
Smith & MacLean; April 20, Campus lottery by seniority at 9 p.m.
in the Student Center for the Community Apartments & Houses and
current room sign-up continues for MacLean & Smith; and April 21,
Current room sign-up ends for MacLean & Smith at 4:30 p.m., and
Campus lottery by seniority for males at 8 p.m.and females at 9 p.m.
in MacLean Hall Formal Lounge... Photography Club meeting will be held
April 5 at 5 p.m., outside if weather permits or in Walton 222... April
5-8 is National Student Employment week ... OSEA election applications
are due April 8. For more information, contact Amanda Austin.