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
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 email@example.com. Registration
forms are also available at www.ozarks.edu.
Seeing Stars in Dixie scheduled
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
... 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.