Volume 6 Issue # 7
Monday, November 24, 2003

Campus News







Ensemble to perform

   The Scholars of London, a chamber music ensemble, will perform at the University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The event is part of the 2003-2004 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for university faculty, staff and students.
   The Scholars of London have performed more than 2,500 concerts in more than 50 countries. Using period instruments, this sparkling performance, enlivened by humorous commentary, will lighten your mood and set your spirit soaring.
Established in 1970, the name “Scholars” comes from the fact that the original members of the group all won scholarships to Cambridge University to sing in the famous choir of King’s College Chapel.

Lessons & Carols on Dec. 7
   One of the holiday’s most anticipated events, the annual Lessons and Carols Service, is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, and 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Munger Chapel.
   The service will feature scripture readings and songs by the University Chorus, under the direction of Dr. David De Seguirant.

Christmas Angels Program

    The Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage the support of everyone for the Christmas Angels Program, a program to help provide Christmas gifts for children from low-income families. The program is sponsored by the University of the Ozarks Women (UOW).
   Angel gifts should be returned to the Christmas tree no later than Dec. 8. Gifts will be distributed on Dec. 15-16 at the Johnson County Fair Building between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The angels, which have information such as the child’s age, gender and types of gift they desire, can be picked up on the Christmas tree located in the Mabee Administration Building.

Basketball season begins
   
The Lady Eagles basketball team opens the season at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, at home against Central Baptist College.
   The men’s team opened its season last weekend in the UCA Alltel Classic against a pair of NCAA Division II schools. The Eagles fell to Southern Arkansas in overtime and to Central Arkansas. Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles go on the road this weekend — to Hardin-Simmons on Nov. 29 and McMurry on Dec. 1.

Faculty Enrichment Award
   
The Alumni Association is currently taking proposals for the Faculty Enrichment Award of $1,000. To apply, submit a letter/proposal that states the reason you seek the award, indicating very specifically how you plan to use the stipend and how it will enrich you as a faculty member of Ozarks. The proposal should be limited to two pages and include letters of recommendation from a student and division chair. The selection committee will review applications based on merit, but will also focus on how the proposal relates to the stated mission of the university. Please submit your proposal to the Alumni Office no later than December 18, 2003. For more information contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234.

SIFE busy during October
   
The Ozarks SIFE Team recently completed several community projects in the month of October.
SIFE team members taught fourth graders from Westside Elementary School the importance of ethics in different aspects of our lives: school, home, and the business environment. Clarksville High School students met with SIFE team members to discuss issues concerning ethics and to determine unethical issues in different case scenarios. SIFE also visited the students in seventh grade at Scranton High School to play Ethics Bingo. SIFE team members discussed how ethical standards vary from culture to culture. Ozarks’ students were invited to participate in an ethical survey with the purpose of measuring student’s ethical behavior. SIFE created an advertisement campaign called “Awareness in Action.” The posters were placed in local banks, businesses, and restaurants. On October 30, two guest speakers from ThompsonMurray visited the campus to talk about the importance of ethics in today’s advertising industry. The attendance at the seminars exceeded 250, including students, faculty, and staff.

Around Campus ...
   
Ozarks recently received official notification from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) that the university’s Dr. Wiley Lin Hurie Teacher Education center has been accredited for at least five more years. Congratulations to the faculty, staff and students of the Education Division. ... The Community Service Program will present a Spanish for Business class for the community during the spring semester. Call Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346 for more information ... The College Republicans are sponsoring a Christmas Card drive for the troops. There are drop boxes located in the Seay Student Center, Boreham, and in the Robson Library... There will be auditions for “The Indian Wants The Bronx” on Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Seay Theatre. There are roles for three men. Auditioners should be prepared to memorize a one minute monologue. Contact Dr. Pat Farmer for more information... The SIFE “Kiss the cow” fundraiser will take place on Dec. 5. Vote for your “favorite” before Dec. 5 ... Dates to take the Computer Literacy Exam are Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 ... Nov. 1 through Dec. 12 there will be selections from the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 33rd Annual Exhibition in Stephens Gallery in the Walton Fine Arts Center ... Aramark food service will serve a Thanksgiving buffet on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Cost is $5.50 for faculty and staff or two meal tickets from the faculty/staff meal plan.

Scholarship deadlines near
   The Financial Aid Office has information on numerous state and national scholarships available in its office.
   One of those is the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation worth up to $24,000 in each state for master's level graduate study of History, American History, American government and social studies.
   Arkansas Geographic Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship recipients must be an African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, or Native American United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
   Talbots Women’s Scholarship is available for non-traditional women, who have earned a high school diploma or a GED at least 10 years ago and have at least two full-time semesters remaining. Applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church and demonstrate financial need.
   Native American Education Grant is for Alaska Natives and Native Americans pursuing full-time post-secondary education.
   Samuel Robinson Award is available to undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled full-time in one of the colleges related to the Presbyterian Church. Loan Program applicants much demonstrate financial need, be enrolled full-time, and be a member of the Presbyterian Church.
   For information on these and other scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office, located in the Mabee Administration Building.



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