Volume 6 Issue # 15
Monday, April 19, 2004

Campus News
Alumni Weekend ’04 successful

   The Alumni Office would like to thank the entire campus community for helping make Alumni Weekend 2004 a rousing success. More than 400 alumni and their families enjoyed the weekend’s events on campus. Kudos to the faculty, staff and students who helped us welcome back our alumni.

Guerrero elected SGA president
    Auxi Guerrero, a junior accounting major from Nicaragua, was elected Student Government Association president for the 2004-05 academic year during elections held recently.
   SGA Vice President is Shelly Muston; Treasurer is Carlos Bethancourt; and Secretary is Adam Ivy.
   The President for CAB is Rodnie Bohannon and the Vice President is Carola Dienemann.
   In RHA executive positions, President is Kristin Martinez; Vice President is Valerie Powell; and Peer Judicial Board Chair is Kevin Cheek. Senators at-large representatives are Hector Lara, Lucia Gomez, Alejandra Gomez, Kayla Todd, Leo Rivera, Kari Overton, Cristina Zavala, Alex Burgos, Jenni Gudahl, and William Rodriguez. Senator for Undeclared/General Studies is Valerie Powell. Senators for Sciences & Mathematics are Claudia Tovar, Rodnie Bohannon, and Ember Smith. Senator for Humanities & Fine Arts is Cody Bennett. Senators for Business, Communications, & Government are Tony Fug, Yon Jayo, and Alejandra Tabora..

Author, hostage Waite to speak

    Humanitarian and author Terry Waite, a former hostage negotiator who was once held hostage for nearly five years himself, will speak at Ozarks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20.
   Waite’s appearance is the final event of the university’s 2003-2004 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for the campus community.
   Waite’s lecture topic touches on humanitarian concerns, international relations and conflict resolution. He drew international attention in the 1980s by successfully negotiating the release of hostages in Iran and Libya. His life took a fateful turn in 1987, when, while negotiating for the release of Western hostages in Beirut, he was taken into custody. He spent five years in captivity, four of which were spent in solitary confinement.
   In the years that followed his ordeal, Waite has written three books, including a memoir of his detainment, “Taken on Trust” (Bantam Books, 1994). He lectures extensively and works with humanitarian groups striving for compassion and understanding around the globe.

Final Exam Schedule
Mon., 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 Classes                     6:00 - 8:30
Tues., 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 Classes                    6:00 - 8:30
Wed., 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 Sessions          2:00 - 4:30
                            (no Beginning or Intermediate Algebra)
                            Wednesday Night Classes              6:00 - 8:30
Thurs., 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.

Outback Challenge Weekend
The annual Ozarks Outback Challenge will be held Saturday, April 24, at Horsehead Lake. Each team must have at least four members for each event, and one member of the opposite sex must participate in each event.
   The hike will consist of each team member making it to the checkpoint and then returning to the starting line. In the bike competition, each participant must provide his or her own bike for the race. The canoe relay race will take place on Horsehead Lake. There must be two people per canoe, and one of the four people competing must be of the opposite sex. Teams will meet and register at 10 a.m. at the Mabee Sports Complex parking lot and then head out to Horsehead. The bike race will begin around 10:45 a.m., the hike will begin around 11:45 a.m., and the canoe race will begin around 12:45 p.m. At 2 p.m. there will be a cookout and the winner of the Ozark Outback Challenge will be announced.

Student leaders to be honored
The annual Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, in Munger Chapel. Please come and show your appreciation to all of your student leaders.

OSEA Raffle set for April 23
    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.

Around Campus ...
    The annual Study Night Breakfast, where faculty and staff serve students a hearty breakfast to keep them going during finals week, will be held at 10 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, in the student center. Numerous prizes will also be given out. Don’t miss this evening of food and fun ... U of O cheer-leading 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... The Awards Day Ceremony, which includes scholarship presentations, will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, in Munger Chapel ... The Alumni Office will sponsor the annual Graduation Luncheon for graduating seniors at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 29, at the President’s House. The deadline to sign up for the event is April 27. For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234. ... On April 22 Student Life will sponsor a canoe trip on the Buffalo River. Anyone wanting to attend should meet in front of the student center at 7:30 a.m. Lunch and transportation will be provided ... Commencement will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 8 on the campus mall. The commencement speaker is The Rev. Dr. Robert Bohl, a former board member and retired Presbyterian minister.

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