WAIS presents bluegrass band
The 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series kicks
off this month with the The Old School Bluegrass Band performing at
the university at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Walton Fine Arts
The Old School Bluegrass Band celebrates “traditional”
bluegrass, with most of their selections coming from the masters of
the early to mid-20th Century, including Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs,
and the Stanley Brothers. The band invites you to join them as they
embrace the delightful sounds of this original mountain music, which
has, in recent years, enjoyed a new popularity. Whether it’s the
bright tinkling strum of fingers playing a banjo or the blend of voices
in multi-part unity, the sound of bluegrass is bright, timeless and
full of rejoicing. This will be an evening for the whole family to enjoy!
Tickets for the event are $10 for the general public.
Tickets for university students, faculty and staff are free.
Wilde Tales set for Oct. 15-16
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.
SIFE schedules Tyson official
Dr. Janice Barnsley,
ethics director for Tyson Foods, Inc., will speak at Ozarks at 11 a.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 21, as part of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Distinguished Speaker Series.
Dr. Barnsley will address the topic “Business
Ethics in the Wake of Enron.” The event will be held in Baldor
Auditorium in the Boreham Business Building.
Exam prep sessions are set
Career Services is offering
Grad School Test Preparation Sessions for current juniors and seniors
who are planning to pursue graduate studies. The sessions will focus
on the components of the General Record Exam (GRE) and the General Management
Admissions Test (GMAT). Students interested in the sessions should contact
Kimberly Spicer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Verbal Review will be held on Oct. 13 at 6:30
p.m. and Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The Math Review will be held on Oct. 20 at
6:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Kimberly
Spicer at ext. 1320.
Around Campus ...
The Planet Club will
present guest speaker Barry Weaver from the Sierra Club at 6:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Baldor Auditorium. Weaver will speak on the topic
of passive solar energy. Everyone is invited to attend ... The Health
Services Office will sponsor its annual Health Screening Day from 8
a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, 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 ... Contact the Financial Aid Office
for information about current scholarships, internships and up-coming
deadlines ... 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 is sponsoring a “Cute
Kids” Photo Contest for its booth during Family Weekend. The contest
is open to children of students, faculty, and staff or children who
are family members of students, faculty and staff . Please include the
following information on the back of the photo: child’s name,
age, and your name and phone number with the photo entries. Please submit
photos no later than Thursday, October 14. First place winners will
be awarded in the age divisions of Birth to age 3; Ages 4 to 6; and
ages 7-10... December and May graduating seniors please bring pictures
of yourself and your friends to the Student Life Office. Be sure to
have your name, c-box # and a short description with the picture ...
Baseball fans can get their first look at the 2005 Eagles baseball team
on the weekend of Oct. 15-17. On Oct. 16, the Eagles will play Carl
Albert State at Hurie Field beginning at noon. On Oct. 17, the Eagles
will play an alumni game against former players at 1 p.m ... Senior
dinners will be Nov. 8, 10, and 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the President's Home.
Invitations went out last week and RSVPs are required by Oct. 27. Seniors
who have not received an invitation should contact the Alumni Office
at Ext. 1234.
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. 15-17 weekend.
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 the day.
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.