Soccer teams begin season
The university’s men’s and women’s
soccer teams will open the home season on Friday, Sept. 3, with matches
against Oklahoma City University at Hurie Soccer Field. The women’s
match begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s match.
The Eagles, who begin the season on Sept. 1 at Rhodes
College in Memphis, are coming off a conference championship season
and the school’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA postseason
tournament. The Lady Eagles are under the direction of a new head coach,
Adam Nirenberg, a former assistant at Concordia University in Illinois.
Come out and support both the Eagles and Lady Eagles.
U of O’s new faces,
Ramona Cogan joins us this fall as the new Public Relations
office manager in the Advancement Office. She previously worked for
the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.
Cindy Cunningham joins us as Office of Admissions secretary
after previously working at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
Kelly Stutz is the new head women’s basketball
and cross country coach. Kelly earned her M.B.A. from West Virginia
Wesleyan College (WVWC). She has eight years of coaching experience
at the NCAA level with stints at WVWC, Ashland, and Muskingum College
Adam Nirenberg is the new women’s soccer coach.
Adam earned his M.A. from Concordia University. He has been the assistant
men’s and women’s soccer coach at Concordia University in
Luc Godin is the new head men’s and women’s
tennis coach. He was the assistant men’s and women’s coach
at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, during its 2001-2002 national
Scott Smith is the new assistant tennis coach.
Katie Lien is the new assistant women’s soccer
Andrea Dewey is the new assistant softball coach.
LaTaryl Williams is the new assistant men’s basketball
Christina Jost is the new assistant women’s basketball
Don Cunningham joins Ozarks working in Security.
Todd Russell joins us this fall working in Security.
Diana Schneider joined the Ozarks family last September
as tutor coordinator in Student Support Services.
Bill Farley joined Ozarks in September working in Maintenance.
Elaine Dodson has joined Ozarks in housekeeping.
Teresa Conquest has joined the Aramark staff as assistant
food service director. She will oversee the catering service.
Chivon Cogan, a 2003 Ozarks graduate, is a new admissions
counselor in the Office of Admissions.
Debbie Eldridge is the new secretary for Humanities
and Fine Arts.
Hunter Jackson, a 2003 Ozarks graduate, is a new admissions
recruiter for the Jones Learning Center.
Jesse Weiss, who earned his Ph.D. from Utah State University,
is a new assistant professor of sociology and environmental studies.
Cynthia Lanphear is now a full-time instructor of marketing.
Cindy earned her M.B.A. at the University of Central Arkansas.
Jeff Scaccia is the new chief financial officer in
the Business Office. He comes to us from Lake Hamilton Enterprises in
Changes to Positions or Titles
Glenda Gibson is now the Student Life office manager.
Glenda was most recently the secretary in the Office of Admissions.
Kerry Lunn is a development officer in the Office of
Advancement after serving as Public and Church Relations office manager.
Steve Edmisten is now the University’s executive
For the sixth consecutive year Ozarks has been ranked
as a “top tier” university in the U.S. News & World
Report’s annual late summer publication that analyzes institutions
of higher education.
In the 2005 edition of “America’s
Best Colleges,” released on Aug. 20, Ozarks was ranked in
a tie for ninth overall among 106 universities in the category of Comprehensive
Colleges (Bachelor’s) in the South Region. The ninth-place ranking
is the highest ever for U of O, which was ranked No. 12 in the South
in 2004 and No. 14 in 2003.
In the annual “America’s Best Colleges”
edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 1,400
accredited schools nationally, based on such criteria as academic reputation,
graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity,
financial resources and alumni giving.
In the magazine’s “Great Schools,
Great Prices” category, Ozarks ranked third overall among
the South’s 106 Comprehensive Colleges (Bachelor’s). Ozarks
has been ranked in the South Region’s top five “Best Values”
by the magazine in each of the past six years. The value rankings evaluate
the cost of attending a college or university relative to the quality
of the institution, according to the magazine’s ranking system.
Around Campus ...
Regular Chapel Service
will begin Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. President Dr. Rick Niece will
be the featured speaker for the first service ... Intramural sand volleyball
begins Aug. 31 on the court north of MacLean Hall. Flag football registration
will run from Sept. 13-24. The season begins Sept. 26 ... Ozarks tragically
lost a member of its campus community over the summer when sophomore-to-be
Andrea Fancher of Kingston, Ark., was killed in a car accident in Kansas
on Aug. 8 ... There will be no classes and campus offices will be closed
on Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day ... Publications Coordinator
Vinnie Tran and husband Cody welcomed a new baby girl, Sydney, to their
family on Aug. 25 ... Faculty and staff members interested in teaching
adult community service classes or workshops through the University’s
Community Service program should contact program coordinator Ginny Sain
at Ext. 1346 ... Humanities Professor Dr. David Strain is gauging interest
in a study-abroad program on Italy for the Spring Semester. Those students
who would be interested in taking a course on Italy that culminates
with a trip to that country should contact Dr. Strain ... Freshman dinners
at the President’s Home will begin Sept. 7 and run through Sept.
20 ... The Public Relations Office is currently working on the 2004-2005
Campus Directory. Those faculty and staff members who need to change
directory information from last year should contact Ramona Cogan at
McGovern to visit Ozarks
Former U.S. Senator
George McGovern, who was the 1972 Democratic nominee for president,
and Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady on the 1970s hit television
show “The Brady Bunch,” will speak at Ozarks during
the school year as part of the 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.
This year’s theme for the annual series is “Looking Back
at the 20th Century.” Six events will make up this year’s
series, beginning on Oct. 23 with The Old School Bluegrass Band.
All events will be held in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the U of O
campus in Clarksville.
McGovern, who will speak at Ozarks on April 19, served
as a senator from South Dakota from 1963-1981. He ran for president
in 1968, 1972 and 1984. Running on a platform to end the Vietnam War
and on instituting guaranteed minimum incomes for the nation’s
poor, McGovern was the Democratic nominee for president in 1972. He
lost to Richard Nixon, 62 percent to 38 percent, one of the biggest
landslides in American history.
Williams, who will speak at Ozarks on Feb. 1, is best
known for his portrayal of Greg Brady in the popular TV show “The
Brady Bunch.” His bestselling book, “Growing Up
Brady/I was a Teenage Greg,” sold more than 300,000 copies
and was turned into a television movie. He has starred in more than
100 television, film and Broadway productions, and recently released
a pop music CD, “The Return of Johnny Bravo.”
On Nov. 9, Elena Dodd will present “Meet
Eleanor Roosevelt,” an historical portrayal of the former
first lady. On Jan. 16, Ozarks will present “Keep on the Sunny
Side,” a musical tribute to the Carter Family, one of the
most famous and historically significant families in country music.
On March 1, the Newport, Ark.-based rock and roll band Sonny Burgess
and the Legendary Pacers will perform. The band, in its 49th year,
was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002.
As always, tickets for the campus community are free.