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Friday, April 11, 2014
Overflow Area for Inauguration Ceremony
When: 3:00-6:00pm
Where: Walker Hall 133 and Community Rooms
Inauguration Ceremony
When: 4 pm
Where: Munger Chapel
Contact: Larry Isch    Email:   Telephone: 479-979-1420
The Inauguration of the University's 25th president, Richard L. Dunsworth
Inauguration Dinner
When: Following Inauguration Ceremony
Where: Rogers Conference Center
Contact: Larry Isch    Email:   Telephone: 479-979-1420
Celebration dinner honoring the Inauguration of the University's 25th president, Richard L. Dunsworth
Inauguration Reception
When: Following inauguration dinner
Where: Downstaris in the Seay Student Center
Contact: Larry Isch    Email:   Telephone: 479-979-1420
Join us for dessert and greet President Dunsworth at the Inauguration Reception
Alumni Lecture Series with Sylvester Benson *
When: 1:30 pm
Where: Walker Hall, Community Rooms
Contact: Michelle Loving    Email:   Telephone: 479-979-1230
Lecture Speaker Sylvester Benson (Class of 67) who is a retired educator who enrolled at Ozarks in 1963 and because the first African-American student to complete for an intercollegiate team in Arkansas. He was inducted into the U of O Hall Of Fame in 2004 and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees
Professions with a Purpose *
When: 2:15 pm
Where: Boreham; Baldor Auditorium
Contact: Michelle Loving    Email:   Telephone: 479-979-1230
Lecture Panel with Young Alumni to address the Ozarks community on the work they do
Ms. U of O
When: 7:00pm
Where: Rogers Conference Center
Advising and priority pre-registration
When: 8 am until 6 pm
Where: Walton Fine Arts Building
Contact: Michelle Loving    Email:   Telephone: 479-979-1230
Registration will be in the Walton Fine Arts Center in the Rotunda/Lobby
University Theatre: The Cover of LIFE *
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center
Contact: Bruce Brown    Email:   Telephone: 479-979-1336

In April, we turn back the clock to 1943 and focus on the lives of three lonesome brides living in rural Louisiana during World War II.  Their husbands, all brothers, are off at war.  In R. T. Robinson’s THE COVER OF LIFE, when the editor of LIFE magazine decides to send a reporter to develop a story on this unique American family, they find that, surprisingly, they may all just end up on THE COVER OF LIFE.

By: R.T. Robinson
Directed by Bruce B. Brown
Dramatic Comedy
April 10, 11 & 12** (April 12 Matinee Show Only – House opens at 2:30 pm Box office open at 2:00 pm)
Walton Seay Theatre
Box Office Opens at 6:30 pm (Thursday & Friday Shows Only)
House Opens at 7:00 pm (Thursday & Friday Shows Only)
Ticket: General Admission $8.00
Students/Faculty/Staff receive one free ticket at the door (while tickets last) for personal use with their U of O identification.
Buy tickets online starting on March 15, 2014
(Content Advisory: Limited mature language. Children five years of age and under, including babes in arms will not be admitted.)

Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover LIFE Magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career set back, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face to face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, THE COVER OF LIFE is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.

"The kind of roles actresses dream of. Robinson's writing has a warm, rural flavor and [the] conflicts are laced with a poignant urgency." - Variety

"Vivid." - Newark Star Ledger

"Stirring and funny." - Teaneck Daily Record

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