Taddie attends program
Family Weekend ’04 nears
Family Weekend 2004 is shaping up to be an exciting
time as a myriad of events are scheduled on campus throughout the Oct.
On Friday, Oct. 15, registration will kick off the weekend, followed
by a Jones Learning Center Open House and cookout, an art gallery reception
and the University production of Wilde Tales in the Walton
Fine Arts Center. Family members can visit classes as well throughout
On Saturday, Oct. 16, a full day of activities will
include a residence hall open house, the annual parade of beds and Great
Bed Race, a Fall Festival Fundraiser on the campus mall, awards ceremony,
lunch on the mall and a baseball game. The President's Home will be
the site of the President’s Picnic from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The
final production of Wilde Tales will be held that evening.
On Sunday, Oct. 17, the weekend will conclude with
a service in Munger Chapel at 10 a.m., a brunch in the student center
and an alumni baseball game at 1 p.m.
For more information on Family Weekend, please contact
the Student Life Office.
Wilde Tales coming to stage
The U of O Theatre will
open its fall schedule with two performances of Wilde Tales,
Oct. 15-16 in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15 and 16,
in Seay Theatre. Tickets are free for the university community. Wilde
Tales is an adaptation of short stories by Oscar Wilde; including
The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and His Soul, and The
Young King which are brought to life by a cast of 10, playing 100
different roles. This adaptation by Pat Farmer features six songs by
Gilbert and Sullivan that comment upon the action of each tale. This
is Ozarks’ entry into the American College Theatre Festival competition.
The production is directed by Ozarks Theatre Professor Dr.
Pat Farmer. Professor Bruce Brown is the scenic, costume and lighting
designer, Shelly Muston is the stage manager, and Saul Palencia is graphic
designer and sound board operator. The cast includes U of O students
Nathan Hoffman, Alisha Jones, Leah Short, Jamey Pritchett, Garrett Kilgore,
Diana Farrow and Dane Sanders. The cast also includes three local junior
high students: Hannah Eakin, Robert Frost, and Lauren Nelson.
The crew includes Mandi Asmussen, Michael Greenlee
, Jessica Gay, Ashley Broomfield, Lacey Kennedy, Rose Southwell, Frank
Weskamp, Al Berry, Kristina Davenport, Danielle Stover, Canton Brenneman
and Katie Mobley.
Around Campus ...
Auditions for the Advanced
Directing one act plays will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, in
Seay Theatre. The four student directors and their plays are Shelly
Muston (The Wreck on the 5:25 by Thorton Wilder), India
Judd (The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden by Thornton
Wilder), Jessica Gay (This is the Rill Speaking by
Lanford Wilson) and Diana Farrow (The Most Massive Woman Wins
by Madeline George). All auditionees must present a memorized one minute
monologue. Scripts are on reserve in the library. For more information,
please email Pat Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org ... Career Services will
be offering students interested in biomedical sciences the opportunity
to visit the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on Nov. 4. The annual
career day allows students the opportunity to learn about graduate programs,
as well as career options in academic research and teaching, pharmaceutical
and biotech research, patent law, nursing, and pharmaceutical/medical
liaison. The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and
lunch will be provided and a limited number of hotel rooms are available
for Wednesday night. To register, contact Career Services by Friday,
Oct. 1...The Health Services Office will sponsor its annual Health Screening
Day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Seay Student Center.
The screening, which is free and available to anyone from the campus
community, will include tests for blood pressure, cholesterol level,
blood glucose level, pulse oximetry, red blood cell count and vision.
Contact Louan Pyron at Ext. 1201 for more info... Intramural Flag Football
begins this week and runs through Oct. 21 ... Student organizations
that are interested in setting up a booth for Fall Festival during Family
Weekend should inform the Student Life Office by Oct. 8... Oct. 1 is
the last day to vote for your “favorite” professor for the
“Pie a Professor” fund raiser. All donations will go to
the March of Dimes ... Contact the Financial Aid Office for information
about current scholarships, interns and up-coming deadlines ... Any
students interested in going to the Charleston Paintball Field for a
paintball outing should contact David Pridgin at email@example.com
no later than Oct. 1 ... Student Services will be hosting a nation-wide
video conference for International Students at 4 p.m., Sept. 29, in
the Walker Hall Screening Room. Convo is offered to everyone who attends
this event... Sign-up sheets for Ms. U of O, scheduled for Nov. 6, and
the Talent Show, Oct. 22, are now available in the Student Center next
to the CAB Office ... OSEA is offering a chance to win an Ozarks tapestry
style throw, which can be viewed in the Ozarks Bookstore. The drawing
will be held on Oct. 16 in Walker Hall. OSEA officers for 2004-2005
year are President, Candice Vergara; Vice President, John Schillinger;
Secretary, Elizabeth Hays; Treasurer, Annie Wheeler; and Historian,
J.C. Gabriel ... Rotaract will have a booth set up outside of the cafeteria
for students to vote for the “The Hunks of 2004-2005” calendar.
Religion professor pens book
Dr. David Daily, assistant
professor of religion at U of O, is the author of a recently published
book titled, Battle for the BIA: G.E.E. Lindquist and the Missionary
Crusade Against John Collier.
Published by the University of Arizona Press, the
book is about an intensely personal and high-stakes battle for control
over the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the direction of federal Indian
policy. Pitting G.E.E. Lindquist, an influential Protestant missionary,
against John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1933-1945), this
battle ultimately changed the shape of Protestant support for Indian
assimilation, according to Dr. Daily. The University of Arizona Press
said Daily’s “survey of Lindquist’s career raises
important issues regarding tribal rights and the place of Native peoples
in American society. It offers new insights into the domestic colonialism
practiced by the United States as it tells of one of the great untold
battles in the history of Indian affairs.”
A copy of the book is available to be checked out
at Robson Library.
Dr. Dan Taddie, vice president
for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Ozarks, recently attended
the Harvard Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University
in Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Taddie was one of 94 higher education senior leaders
chosen from across the United States and five other countries to attend
the two-week program. The program was taught by Harvard professors as
well as administrators from throughout the country.
Topics included internal and external leadership, developing
and working with senior leadership teams, governance, finance, assessment,
campus community, innovation and change in a changing environment, technology,
transformational learning, planning, vision and values.