Volume 6 Issue # 9
Monday, January 20, 2004

Campus News
African-American exhibit set

   A selection of drawings and prints inspired by the Arkansas Arts Center exhibit entitled “People and Faces: Images by African-Americans” will be displayed in Ozarks’ Stephens Art Gallery through Feb. 27.
   The exhibit’s purpose is to demonstrate the divergent manner in which African-Americans have chosen to portray themselves across several decades. Many of the exhibition’s artists have enjoyed high levels of national fame, including Jacob Lawrence, whose narrative painting style has captured the history and events of African-Americans for more than a half a century. Other artists whose works are included in the exhibit are Kerry James Marshall, John Biggers, Minnie Evans, Clementine Hunter and A.J. Smith.
   The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, contact the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at 979-1349.

KUOZ hits the air waves
  The University’s new radio station, KUOZ 100.5 FM, went on the air just before Christmas, concluding a three-year effort by faculty and administrators to bring back a radio station to the university.
   The low-power station (100 watts) will operate under a community radio format, meaning it will be a non-profit entity. Advertising will not be aired on the station, which will operate with the support of businesses and individuals.
   The seven-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day station will play a variety of music, including bluegrass, jazz, blues, new age, easy listening and big band. The on-air talent will initially consist of students enrolled in the radio production course. On-air spots will eventually be open to other faculty, staff, students and community members after they are trained. Susan Edens is the station’s general manager and program director. Students on staff include, student manager Dustin Parsons, fund raiser and office manager Sarah Morgan and talent Nick Courtney. University staff members Amber Sharp and Bo Funderburk have also played roles in the early operation of the station.

Interview fair scheduled

    Opportunity Day, an interview fair sponsored by the Arkansas Independent Colleges & Universities, will be held in Little Rock on March 1. These are serious interviews for full-time positions for companies throughout the region.
   Students must pre-register and submit resumes to the Career Services Office. There are a limited number of interview slots available, so students are encouraged to sign up as early as possible.
   The following organizations will be interviewing students: New York Life Insurance Company, Edward Jones, Brookshire Grocery Company, Arkansas Department of Human Services, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Mutual of Omaha, American Express Financial Advisors, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, FBI, Hibbett Sports, Morgan Stanley, AFLAC-Little Rock, AFLAC-Russellville, CINTAS, Sherwin Williams, USA Truck, Cornell Co./Alexander Youth Services, Tyson Foods, and possibly several other companies.
   For more information or to sign up for Opportunity Day, please contact Kimberly Spicer, career services coordinator, at Ext. 1320.

Around Campus ...
   
The annual campus Super Bowl party will be held Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Seay Student Center. Make plans to enjoy the fun, food and fellowship as you cheer on the Panthers or the Patriots ... The education computer lab in Walker Hall will have the following hours during the Spring 2004 Semester: Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday nights: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday nights: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m ... Student Life will present self-improvement workshops from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 3, for effective communication and personality identification ... The yearbook staff is requesting students’ help in finding photos of graduating seniors. Contact Jenny Shaw or George Pittenger in the Student Life Office for more information. ... The Planet Club will have a pizza party for its members at 6 p.m., Jan. 21, in Angell Hall, located in Munger Chapel ... Students interested in public speaking for SIFE at the regional competitions should contact Carlos Bethancourt ... The deadline for submittals to the Falstaff is Feb. 13. For more information, contact Jennifer Cleveland at Ext. 1349.

Taddie to present recital
   
Mezzo-soprano Ann Killebrew Taddie of the U of O music faculty will present a voice recital at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, in Rowntree Recital Hall. Accompanying on the piano will be Sharon Gorman and Ann Shields, also members of the university music faculty.
   Featured on the program will be arias from operas and operettas and art songs by Italian, German, and American composers. The middle of the program will consist of art songs from the late 19th century by Stefano Donaudy and Richard Strauss and settings of some Emily Dickinson poems composed by Aaron Copland, one of the great American composers of the 20th century.
   Taddie has performed as a soloist in operas, oratorios, concert works, and recitals. Gorman teaches organ and classes in music history, humanities, and freshman studies at Ozarks. Shields teaches piano at the university.

FAFSA renewal applications
   
The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) form is used to determine how much your family can afford to pay toward college, based on household income and other factors.
   A new FAFSA form must be filled out each year that you wish to be considered for financial aid. The information received will determine eligibility for Pell, SEOG, Ark. work-study, and institutionally funded grants and scholarships.
Renewal applications have been sent to home addresses by the Department of Education for each student who applied for financial aid during the 2003-2004 year. If you have not received your renewal application come to the Financial Aid Office to pick one up. Priority deadline for optimal financial aid packages is Feb. 15. For more information contact Debbie Pfeiffer at Ext. 1447.

Scholarship deadlines near
   The Financial Aid Office has information on numerous state and national scholarships available in its office.
One of those is the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Foundation which provides undergraduates and graduates funding to prepare academically and professsionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division is awarding college scholarships to young cancer survivors pursuing an undergraduate degree. The National Federation of the Blind will award 30 scholarships to high-achieving legally blind students ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is worth up to $24,000 in each state for master’s level graduate study of History, American History, American government and social studies. Medical Studies provides funding to students enrolled full-time pursuing a medical profession.
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.
For information on these and other scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office, located in the Mabee Administration Building.


Miss Ozarks Highland set
   The 8th annual Miss Ozark Highlands scholarship pageant is scheduled for Feb. 21, at the Clarksville High School Auditorium in Clarksville. The Miss Ozark Highlands area of eligibility has been expanded to include Boone County, in addition to Johnson, Franklin, Logan and Newton, Pope and Yell counties.
   The pageant is open to single young women who are citizens of the United States and are residents of, are employed full-time, or are a full-time student in the eligible counties for a period of six months or longer preceding the date of the pageant. The pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Arkansas Pageant in June. For more information, contact Tammy Warren (754-8067) or Carol Martin (754-2988).



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