Volume 6 Issue # 14
Monday, April 5, 2004

Campus News
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 America’s 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 play’s 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 university’s 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.

Business programs accredited

    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 IACBE’s 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 university’s Alumni Weekend 2004.
   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 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.

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