Volume 7 Issue # 14
Monday, April 11, 2005

Campus News

Speakers highlight AW events
    Two of the university’s most distinguished alumnus will offer presentations for the campus community on Friday, April 15, as part of Alumni Weekend 2005. Susan (Smith) Epperson ’62 will speak at 11 a.m. and Dr. Charles Liston ’65 will speak at 2 p.m. Both presentations will be held in Room 133 of Walker Hall.
   Epperson, who is a college professor in Colorado, made national headlines in the mid-1960s when she was the plaintiff in the landmark 1968 U.S. Supreme Court case that got Arkansas’ 1928 anti-evolution statute declared unconstitutional.
   Liston is a retired aquatic research scientist who spent more than 15 years working with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.
   The weekend will also 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.
   For more information or to register, please contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 1234 or alumnioffice@ozarks.edu. Registration forms are also available at www.ozarks.edu.

Seeing Stars in Dixie scheduled
    The university’s Theatre Department will present Rob Osborne’s play Seeing Stars in Dixie, a gentle portrait of Southern eccentricities, stereotypes and traditions, at 7:30 p.m., April 14 and 15 in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
   The director is Pat Farmer; scenic, lighting and costume designer is Bruce B. Brown; and stage manager is Lacey Kennedy. The cast includes James M. Pritchett as Glease, Shelly D. Muston as Tootie, Ashley Broomfield as Clemmie, Leah Short as Marjorie and Diana Farrow as Jo Beth.
   Seeing Stars in Dixie is set in Natchez, Miss., in 1956. Hollywood and some of its brightest stars have arrived to film Raintree County and competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best, and worst, of the town’s memorable characters.

Alumni Weekend Campus Picnic
   The campus community is invited to attend the Alumni Weekend Picnic on the campus mall on the evening of Friday, April 15. Students should use their meal tickets and can begin going through the lines at 5:30 p.m. Alumni and the rest of the campus community will begin eating at 6 p.m. University employees and their families can pick up free tickets for the picnic by registering at the Alumni Office.

McGovern to visit Ozarks
    Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern will speak at Ozarks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
The speech is the final event of the university’s 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for the campus community and $15 for the general public.
   McGovern, who will turn 83 in July, served as a Democrat U.S. Senator from South Dakota from 1963 to 1981. He ran for president in 1968, 1972 and 1984. His humanitarian efforts on behalf of American farmers and hungry children throughout the world have earned him global admiration.
Running on a platform to end the Vietnam War and on instituting guaranteed minimum incomes for the nation’s poor, McGovern was elected the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1972 and lost to Richard Nixon, 62 percent to 38 percent.
   McGovern, a B-24 bomber pilot during World War II who began his professional career as a college history professor, represented South Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms before beginning an 18-year stint in the U.S. Senate in 1963. He was a vocal opponent of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, often criticizing the policies of fellow Democrat President Lyndon Johnson.
   McGovern served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Agencies in Rome from 1998-2001 and was appointed United Nations Global Ambassador on World Hunger in 2001. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.

Alumnus to present art work
   U of O, will present a two-day art show, April 15 and 16, on the Ozarks campus as part of Alumni Weekend 2005.
   Leonard’s work will be featured in the rotunda of Robson Library. The art show is free and open to the public. There will be a Meet-the-Artist reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the library. Leonard, of St. Charles, Mo., is known for his welded metal sculptures and abstract and impressionistic paintings. His art is expressed in wood, steel, copper, brass, and on stretched canvas with acrylic paints, inks, watercolors and copper enamels. His work can be seen on his Web site, www.fraserleonard.com.

KUOZ Channel 6 to air show
   The Communications Department and KUOZ Channel 6 will present The Review, a show that will highlight many of the events of the Spring 2005 Semester, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, on Channel 6. The show will include reports on the Johnson County assaults, the Juvenile Diabetes Benefit, the Qualls Baseball Field dedication and much more. The show will also be re-aired on April 15 and 16.

Around Campus ...
   Acoustic pop and rock artist Matt Jones of New Mexico will perform at The College Avenue Coffee House at 8 p.m., Friday, April 15 ... National Student Employment week will begin Monday, April 11. All workstudy students are encouraged to go to the Financial Aid Office for a chance to win some gifts... To celebrate National Poetry Day with Sigma Tau Delta, there will be poetry reading on the campus mall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. To volunteer to read, please contact AnnaJo Terrill at aterrill@ozarks.edu ... Seniors interested in attending the Alumni Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon must contact the Alumni Relations Office by Wednesday, April 13... On Sunday, April 24, Amanda Alders will be hosting an art auction and exhibit at the College Avenue Coffee House. Alders is a senior at Ozarks. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. There will be live music and dancing. The main event will be the distribution of artwork to final bidders... Dr. Jesse Weiss' research methods class will be conducting a survey on Ozarks students to study college students and credit card debit. An e-mail will be sent on Sunday, April 10, and the questionnaire will be due on Wednesday, April 13. All students who participate in the survey will be given a convocation credit. Participation is on a volunteer basis only and all instructions will be provided in the e-mail ... Cross Country Coach Kelly Stutz is encouraging anyone interested in competing in cross country next fall to attend a meeting at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in Mabee Gym ... The Ozarks baseball team won one of three games against Texas-Tyler this past weekend to stay in contention for a spot in the American Southwest Conference postseason tournament. The Eagles (17-14) travel to Hendrix on Tuesday before returning to conference play this weekend at LeTourneau.

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