UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS NEWS



April 27 concert kicks off three-state tour for Chamber Singers
The University of the Ozarks music program will embark on its first week-long regional choral tour in almost a decade this spring when it presents six concerts in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.


U of O art professor named award recipient
University of the Ozarks Professor of Art Tammy Harrington, along with her husband Neal, will be the recipients of the prestigious Beaux Arts Academy Award as the Visual Artists of the Year from the River Valley Arts Center in Russellville, Ark.


Alumni Board begins strategic plan initiative
The University of the Ozarks' Alumni Association Board of Directors approved an initiative to create a strategic plan for the representative body during its Feb. 18 meeting on campus.


Stiner's research probes effects of caffeine on memory
A love of coffee and an ongoing quest to improve study habits led Victoria Stiner directly to her psychology senior capstone project.


Johnson County Imagination Library sees "tremendous" growth
After tremendous interest in a new county-wide free book program for preschool children, organizers are inviting additional partners to help grow the program and support literacy in Johnson County.


Communication students bringing TEDx to campus March 31
TEDx is coming to University of the Ozarks thanks to the efforts and ingenuity of three senior communication majors.


In Memoriam: Debbie Williams
The University family mourned the passing Friday morning of beloved friend and colleague Debbie Williams, an academic support coordinator in the Jones Learning Center.


Mansur ready to put her Spanish degree to work
Meghan Mansur had never traveled outside the United States before she enrolled at University of the Ozarks. Now the soon-to-be graduate is a seasoned traveler who can't wait to begin her professional career abroad.


U of O town hall to discuss future athletics affiliation
University of the Ozarks will hold a town hall meeting about the future affiliation of its athletics program at 7 p.m., Monday, March 27, in the Rogers Conference Center.


Payton takes second in River Valley art event
Ten University of the Ozarks art students had the opportunity to have their works on display at the 2017 Collegiate Art Competition, held March 5, 2017, at the River Valley Arts Center in Russellville, Ark.


Foley to show, discuss "The First Boys of Spring" on April 5
Award-winning Arkansas documentary filmmaker Larry Foley will present and discuss his film, "The First Boys of Spring," at University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m., April 5.


Healthy Ozarks Health Fair set for March 15
The University of the Ozarks' Health Planning and Promotion Class will present the third-annual Healthy Ozarks Health Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, in the Rogers Conference Center.


University Theatre's performance of "Shooting Star" set for Feb. 23-25
University of the Ozarks Theatre will present three performances of the romantic comedy "Shooting Star," Feb. 23-25 in the Walton Fine Arts Center's Seay Theatre.


KU professor to present art installation in Stephens Gallery
Sarah Gross, assistant professor of art at the University of Kansas, will present her exhibit, "Continental Drift," in the University of the Ozarks' Stephens Gallery from Feb. 27 to March 31 as part of the university's Artist of the Month Series.


Irish surfer, scientist to speak at U of O March 1
Internationally renowned big-wave surfer, artist, scientist and explorer Dr Easkey Britton will speak at University of the Ozarks on Wednesday, March 1, as part of the University's 2016-17 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.


Rev. White selected for Pastoral Study Leave Program
The Rev. Scott White, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Ada, Okla., will visit University of the Ozarks during the week of Feb. 20-24 as part of the University's Pastoral Study Leave Program.


Dr. Scully named new faculty athletics representative
Dr. Mark Scully, assistant professor of political science at University of the Ozarks, has been appointed the university's new faculty athletics representative (FAR).


Frost to present at international learning disabilities conference
Julia Frost, director of the University of the Ozarks' Jones Learning Center, will make several presentations at the 2017 Learning Disabilities Association of America's (LDAA) international conference in Baltimore, scheduled for Feb. 16-19.


University launches #AllAreWelcomeHere campaign
University of the Ozarks has launched a new semester-long awareness campaign, #AllAreWelcomeHere, to celebrate its legacy of being a university that embraces inclusion, equality and justice.


Stephens Gallery to host Arkansas Women to Watch exhibit
The Stephens Gallery at University of the Ozarks will host the opening of the state touring exhibit, "Organic Matters: Arkansas Women to Watch," from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16.


Academic honorees announced for 2016 Fall Semester
University of the Ozarks has announced its academic honor students for the 2016 Fall Semester.


Sports photographer Strohmeyer will showcase work on Feb. 7
Damian Strohmeyer, a Boston-based photographer whose work has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated more than 70 times, will speak at University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7.


Six new trustees named to University's board
Six new members have been selected to join the University of the Ozarks' Board of Trustees. The nominations were approved during the board's annual fall meeting on Oct. 8.


U of O adopts test-optional admission policy
University of the Ozarks has adopted a test-optional admission policy following a study that showed there was no direct correlation between academic success at Ozarks and standardized testing.


Brooks to present Senior Exhibit, "Welcome to the Glass House"
University of the Ozarks senior art major Angie Brooks of Phoenix, Ariz., will present her Senior Exhibit, "Welcome to the Glass House" from Dec. 9-17 in the Stephens Gallery.