Volume 6 Issue # 5
Monday, October 27, 2003

Campus News
Halloween at the Niece’s home

   The seventh annual Pumpkin Carving and Scary Movie Night is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the President’s Home.
   Hosted by President and First Lady Dr. Rick and Shereé Niece, the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with pumpkin carving. The scary movies begin at 6:45 p.m. It promises to be a great way to kick off the Halloween week.

Fall Open House is Nov. 1
   The annual Fall Open House will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. The event is one of the biggest opportunities of the year for prospective students to visit campus. In 2002, 65 prospective students and a total of more than 150 people attended Fall Open House. The Admissions Office encourages the entire campus community to get involved in making our guests feel welcomed. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at Ext. 1227.

Habitat for Humanity program

    The Methodist Campus Ministry (MCM) will sponsor an information luncheon on Habitat for Humanity at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Jones Learning Center conference room. Dr. Elissa Heil will present the program and a home-cooked lunch will be provided.
   The luncheon will explain the Habitat for Humanity program and how students, faculty and staff can get involved. Convo credits will be awarded. MCM is also sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity outing in Fort Smith for Saturday, Nov. 1. You can sign up in the Learning Center if you would like to help.

Halloween Organ concert set
Ozarks’ Division of Humanities and Fine Arts will present its third annual Halloween Organ Concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in Munger Chapel. Convo credits will be given.
   The one-hour concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature Associate Professor of Music and University Organist Dr. Sharon Gorman performing on Munger Chapel’s Great Hosanna, a 39-rank Reuter pipe organ.
   Dr. David De Seguirant and Sally Wood will also perform during the Halloween-themed event. The concert will include music by J.S. Bach, Janet Correll, P.D.Q. Bach and Louis Vierne.

RHA plans haunted tours
The University of the Ozarks’ Residential Hall Association (RHA) will present its annual evening of Haunted Housing for the local community starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, on the Ozarks campus.
   The event, which is free and open to all area children ages 12 and under, will include trick-or-treating tours of four of the university’s residential halls. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and parents can accompany their children on the tours. The escorted tours of the Halloween-decorated halls will begin in the Seay Student Center. The candy that will be passed out by students will be purchased by U of O officials.
   The tours will run until approximately 8 p.m. For more information on the Haunted Housing, please contact the Student Life Office at 979-1322.

Around Campus ...
TThe Alpha Chi installation will be October 28 during Chapel. All faculty and staff members of Alpha Chi are encouraged to attend the ceremony and to have lunch with the members afterwards in the President’s Dining Room ... The last day to drop a class is Nov. 4 ... Dr. Judy Walden and Dr. Sean Coleman will provide groundbreaking research during a Faculty Research Presentation at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Rowntree Recital Hall ... There will be a Halloween dance and costume ball at 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the student center ... The last home soccer match of the season is Sunday, Nov. 2, when the Eagles take on Rhodes College at 1 p.m. ... The Ozarks men’s basketball team opens the 2003-2004 season in the UCA Alltel Classic on Nov. 21, while the Lady Eagles open at home on Nov. 24 against Central Baptist College. .

English ensemble Red Priest brings unique style to Ozarks
The English group Red Priest will bring its unique and creative style of Baroque music to the University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, as part of the Walton Arts & Ideas Series.
   Named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, this extraordinary English ensemble has redefined the art of Baroque music performance, combining extensive research with swashbuckling style, creative re-composition, tremendous emotion and exciting staging.
   International critics have described their style as “electrifying,” “daring,” “supercharged,” “brilliant,” and “utterly inspired.”
Formed in 1997, Red Priest gives more than 50 concerts a year throughout Europe and the United States.
   The Washington Post wrote: “For people who appreciate classical music but have a little secret — it bores them — the answer is Red Priest. The four flamboyantly dressed British musicians mug, throw funny lines at us and make us laugh. But something important is going on, and it happens fast… the process is effortless, a barrel of fun and almost invisibly subtle… immaculately forged and cunningly phrased… legitimately Baroque and thoroughly musical. An electrified audience shouted and cheered.”
   Tickets for the concert are $10 each and can be purchased at the box office on the night of the performance or by calling 979-1349. UofO faculty, staff and students are provided one free ticket each.

Scholarship deadlines near
   The Financial Aid Office has information on numerous state and national scholarships available in its office.
   One of those is the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship, which is available to African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans or Native Americans who are United States citizens or permanent resident aliens and who are enrolled in a teacher education program. Deadline for the scholarship is Nov. 15.
   The National Science Foundation has graduate research fellowships available for science, math and engineering. The deadlines to apply are in early November. More information can be found on-line at www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm.
   Eleven $5,000 scholarships from Liberty Mutual are available for students who are juniors and who are interested in business-related fields. Students must have at least a 3.4 GPA. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1.
   For information on these and other scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office, located in the Mabee Administration Building.

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