Volume 7 Issue # 9
Monday, January 24, 2005

Campus News

Miss Ozark Highlands Feb. 19
    The Miss and Teen Ozark Highlands pageants will be Feb. 19 at the Clarksville High School Auditorium. The Miss Ozark Highlands area includes Conway, Crawford, Johnson, Franklin, Logan, Newton, Pope, Yell and Boone counties. The pageant is open to single young women, ages 17-24, who are employed full-time or are full-time students. Contestants will be judged in private interview, talent, swimsuit, evening wear and on-stage interview. The pageant offers the opportunity to compete for scholarships offered by U of O and other gifts. For entry forms or more information, mail to P.O. Box 288, Clarksville, AR 72830, or call Carol Martin at 754-2988.

“Greg Brady” to visit campus
    The University of the Ozarks will present an evening with Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady in the 1970s television series The Brady Bunch, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
   The event is part of the university’s 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are free for the campus community.
   Williams gained fame by playing the oldest son on the hit series The Brady Bunch, which aired 117 episodes from 1969 to 1974. The series became even more popular in rerun syndication in the 30 years since it ended and has become a classic of American pop culture. It remains one of the highest rated syndicated shows of all time.
   During his presentation, Williams teaches Brady choreography on stage to audience members, wears authentic Brady stage clothes, dishes the dirt on inter-Brady dating, narrates Brady classic clips and answers questions such as “What ever happened to Tiger the dog?”
   Williams is the author of “Growing Up Brady/I was a Teenage Greg,” which sold more than 300,000 copies and was later turned into a highly rated television movie. Williams has also recorded a pop CD entitled The Return of Johnny Bravo and has appeared in more than 75 theatrical productions.

Kids College classes are set
    Several Kids College programs are scheduled for this semester.
   Classes will include On Broadway! which will concentrate on singing and dancing for musical theater performance. It is open to 6-12th graders on Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., from Feb. 3 to March 17. Play Time is an introduction to acting for K-2nd graders on Mondays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Feb. 28, March 14 and April 11. Rising Stars is open to 3rd-5th graders on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from Feb. 1 to March 15. It will introduce the art of theater and concentrate on the fundamentals of acting and performing. Show Time is open to 6th-12th graders on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a performance. Other classes include Play Days, and Festival of Poetry: A Celebration of Words!
   As always, children of faculty and staff will receive a discount to register for the classes. For information on these classes or to sign up, please contact Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346.

Around Campus ...
   Intramural indoor volleyball will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Signups are currently taking place in the Student Life Office ... The Alumni Association is currently taking proposals for the Faculty Enrichment Award of $1,000. To apply, please submit a letter/proposal of no more than two pages that states the reason you seek the award, indicating very specifically how you plan to use the stipend and how it will enrich you as a faculty member of Ozarks. Please submit your proposal to the Alumni Office no later than Wednesday, January 26 ... The Pope County K-9 Unit is looking for workers on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30. The training weekend for the search and rescue dogs will need 2-3 people on Saturday and 6-7 people on Sunday to get “lost” and have the rescue dogs find them. If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Erin Yancey at eyancey@ozarks.edu or at 479-774-2797 ... Singer John Rush will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Student Center as part of the OCHOs event of the semester ... The first Chapel service will be Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. Dr. Bill Eakin will provide the message for the service ... The Athletic Department along with the Alumni Office will present the 2005 Sports Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 5. The three newest inductees are former football standouts from the 1950s, Ray Basinger and Fletcher Lowry, and early 1980s women’s basketball standout Marilyn Bauer ... The men’s and women’s basketball teams return home next week for a pair of American Southwest Conference games. The Eagles and Lady Eagles will host Mississippi College at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, and will play Louisiana College at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 ... President and First Lady Rick and Sherée Niece will host a Super Bowl party on Sunday, Feb. 6, at the President’s Home. The party starts at 4 p.m. Make plans to attend and enjoy the food, fellowship and FOOTBALL!!!

Time to think scholarships
    The deadlines are fast approaching to apply for several local and national scholarships on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applications are currently being taking for scholarships such as the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship for students who plan a career in foreign serice, American Cancer Society scholarships for cancer survivors pursuing an undergraduate degree, the Arkansas Press Women scholarships for women pursuing degrees in mass communication, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship for graduate study in American history, and Presbyterian scholarships for full-time students who are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
   For information on these and other scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office, located in the Mabee Administration Building.

Islamic scholar visits campus
   Ozarks will be hosting Dr. Oussama Arabi, a visiting Islamic scholar, until March 10th. If you would be interested in hosting Dr. Arabi in any of your Ozarks classes, at a civic club or organization you are involved with, at your church, or anywhere else, please contact Ginny Sain at Ext. 1346.
   Some of Dr. Arabi’s possible lecture topics include:
* Religious and Legal Aspects of Contemporary Islam
* The Qur’anic View of the Soul
* The Islamic View of Jesus
* Recent Developments in Islamic Family Law
* The Rise of Islam and its Basic Articles of Faith
* The Formation and Development of Islamic Law
   Dr. Arabi is also willing to speak more personally and informally about his own interesting background, experiences, culture, faith, etc. This is a really unique opportunity for us to come to a greater understanding of the traditions, history, culture, and beliefs that have shaped the Muslim world.
   Dr. Arabi’s residence at Ozarks is sponsored by the American University of Beirut, with funding provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

President Niece and Sherée would like to invite all Ozarks faculty and staff to join them for a reception at their home on Tuesday, January 25th, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ,to honor and welcome Dr. Oussama Arabi, our visiting Islamic scholar.

We hope you will drop by for a bite to eat and a chance to meet Dr. Arabi and talk with him informally as he begins his residency on campus.

Hope to see you there!


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