Volume 7 Issue # 12
Monday, March 7, 2005

Campus News

Career Expo set for March 14
    The annual spring Career Expo, Networking Now, will be held Monday, March 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Seay Student Center. Networking Now is vital to obtaining a successful internship and developing a career path.
   Job searching is more than checking ads in a newspaper and applying to a few online sites. By attending the Career Expo, you can build relationships with professionals, solicit advice, and distribute resumes first-hand. It is the best strategy for marketing yourself, whether it is to a corporation or a graduate program. In addition to the advantage you will gain just by participating, convo credit will be granted and door prizes will be given away. To learn more about the event and to view a list of participating organizations, please visit the brand new Career Expo Web site by clicking on the link on the U of O homepage. Contact Kimberly Spicer at Ext. 1320 for more information.

Baseball team sweeps ASC foe
    The Eagles baseball team enjoyed one of its most memorable weekends in recent years with a three-game home sweep of Hardin-Simmons this past weekend.
   The Eagles defeated the ASC West Division preseason favorites by scores of 13-3, 8-4, 12-10 to improve their season record to 11-3 on the season, including 9-0 at home. The 11-3 start is the best for the program since it joined the ASC in 1996. The Eagles are hitting .384 and averaging more than 10 runs a game as a team. The Eagles travel to Mississippi College this weekend for a three-game series before returning home to face Austin College March 18-19.

Alumni Weekend is April 14-16
   It's not too early to begin making plans for this year’s Alumni Weekend, which will be held April 14-16. This year’s theme will be “Brightest of the Shining Stars.” The weekend will include a golf tournament; reception at the president’s home; campus picnic; student theatre production of Seeing Stars in Dixie; 5K race; art show and class reunions. The Alumni Association will recognize Dr. Frank M. Cole ’50, Dr. Ralph Ehren ‘55, and Jennifer Fisher Rowe ’93 during the Alumni Awards Luncheon. For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at Ext. 1234 or alumnioffice@ozarks.edu. Registration forms are also avaiable at www.ozarks.edu.

Qualls Field to be dedicated
    Ozarks will name its baseball field in honor of former longtime coach and instructor Lonnie Qualls in a special dedication ceremony on Friday, March 18.
The ceremony to name Lonnie R. Qualls Field will begin at 1:30 p.m., just before the Eagles’ 2 p.m. game with Austin College.
   “Very few people have had the impact on Ozarks that Lonnie Qualls has,” said Ozarks President Dr. Rick Niece. “As a student, athlete, alumnus, coach and faculty member, Lonnie has made a difference in thousands of lives. Currently, he seldom misses an athletic event on campus, and his support of our programs means a great deal to all of us. We are proud to honor him and his legacy in this manner. I can think of no one who is more deserving.”
   In the early 1950s, Qualls starred in three different sports at Ozarks, including football where he earned All-Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference honors for four years and Back of the Year in the conference in 1953. After graduating from the university, he went on to coach at Clarksville High School and led the Panther football team to an undefeated season in 1961.
   In 1962 Qualls was hired to coach football at Ozarks. He coached the football program from 1962 until the college dropped the sport in 1965. Over the next 30 years, Qualls coached baseball, tennis, cross country, soccer and bowling as well as taught in the physical education program.
   He was named NAIA District 17 Baseball Coach of the Year in 1976 and was elected to the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. He retired from Ozarks in 1995 after a 33-year career at the university. Qualls and his wife Levada are both 1955 graduates of Ozarks.
   For more information on the ceremony, please contact Reba Pridgin at Ext. 1413.

Arts calendar busy for March
   Arts in Action, a program dedicated to promoting the arts in Johnson County, has a busy schedule for March.
   The schedule includes an Acrylic Painting class, sponsored by Art Waves, which will start Tuesday, March 8. For more information, please contact Jim Reasoner at 754-2399; Clarksville Fourth Grade Music Program will be March 15 at 7 p.m.; Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen, presented by Panther Theater will be March 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m., general admission will be $5; Nate Theisen of Jackson, Mississippi, art exhibit will be on display in the Stephens Gallery until March 31; Kindermusik at U of O is a musical journey for babies and parents and is currently enrolling for children from birth to three years; U of O Kids College, “Acting, Musical Theater, Movement, Creative Writing, & More!” is held after school, Saturdays, and summer classes available for K-12th graders. For more information, please contact Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346 or gsain@ozarks.edu.

Around Campus ...
   The 27th annual ACTM regional math contest for high school students will be held on the Ozarks campus on Saturday, March 12 ... The Womanless Beauty Pageant scheduled for last weekend was cancelled ... For information on current scholarships and approaching deadlines please contact the Financial Aid Office ... OSEA and Kappa Delta Pi are having a book sale through March 8 to benefit the Linda Carcamo Memorial and the Adopt A Classroom Project. Books have been reduced to 5 cents each and are on sale in the NCATE Document Room in Walker Hall ... New cafeteria hours for a full lunch are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will no longer be a light lunch served until 2 p.m... Methodist Campus Ministries has two Habitat for Humanity work days scheduled this semester: March 12 and April 2. The sign up sheet for the March 12 event is in the Learning Center front office. They will leave about 8 that morning and will return by 5 that afternoon... On Saturday, March 19, “Project Kid Print” is looking for volunteers to help measure height and weight, laminate cards, take pictures, and translate for the Hispanic community. Anyone interested should contact Tim Schmoker at 647-0402 ... The Lady Eagles softball team dropped four games in the ASC Crossover Tournament in Irving, Texas, this past weekend. They will try to get on the winning track this weekend in a four-game series at Mississippi College before returning home to play UT-Dallas March 25-26 ... The faculty/staff king and queen voting raised more than $600 from the campus community for the Clarksville Housing Authority Food Bank. Well done!

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