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Campus Photo
September 12, 2022 • Posted in ,

U.S. News Ranks Ozarks No. 2 Best Value in South

University of the Ozarks has been ranked the No. 2 Best Value and No. 6 overall in the South in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings. In the 2023 edition of Best Colleges, released this week, U of O ranked second in the “Best Value Schools” category among the nearly 100 […]

May 25, 2022 • Posted in ,

Spring 2022 Academic Honor Lists Announced

University of the Ozarks announced its academic honor students for the 2022 Spring Semester on Wednesday. To be included on the University’s President’s List, a student must carry at least 15 hours and maintain a 4.00 grade point average. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must carry at least 15 hours and […]

Hurie Award 2022
May 4, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Vasquez Named 2022 Hurie Award Recipient

University of the Ozarks senior Vicente Vasquez Velasquez, an environmental studies major from Chitre, Panama, is the recipient of the 2022 Hurie Award, given to the outstanding member of the senior class. The award was presented during the University’s annual Honors Day ceremony, held Wednesday, May 4, in the Walton Fine Arts Center. University President […]

ARCH 2022
May 4, 2022 • Posted in ,

A.R.C.H. Symposium Winners Announced

The winners of the University of the Ozarks’ 2022 A.R.C.H Symposium were announced during Honors Day on Wednesday, May 4. More than 30 students took part in the annual A.R.C.H. competition, which stands for Advanced Research and Creative Highlights and features student research and visual art projects from throughout the year. The four categories were, […]

Honors Day 2022
May 4, 2022 • Posted in ,

Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Day

University of the Ozarks administrators and faculty presented the University’s top academic and division awards during the 65th annual Honors Day ceremony, held Wednesday afternoon in the Walton Fine Arts Center. Vicente Vasquez Velasquez, an environmental studies major with minors in sustainable agriculture, sociology and art from Chitre, Panama, was the recipient of the 2022 […]

Board of Trustees Awards
May 3, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Trustees Honor Faculty and Staff at Awards Banquet

The University of the Ozarks’ Board of Trustees presented its annual faculty and staff awards during the 2022 Trustees Awards Banquet, held April 29 in the Rogers Conference Center. Among the recipients for 2022 were (pictured, from left) Albert Leding, Mary Jane Spillers, Sara Warren, Lisa Gruben-Inness, Alicia Nowotny-Stewart, Dr. Derek Warren and Dr. Nathan […]

Dr. Steve Oatis
April 20, 2022 • Posted in ,

Dr. Steve Oatis Named Associate VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Steve Oatis has been named as the new associate vice president for academic affairs (AVPAA) beginning June 1, University of the Ozarks officials announced this week. Oatis, who has taught at Ozarks since 1999, will remain a professor of history at the University and will continue to teach a couple of classes each semester. […]

Torie Parsons
March 24, 2022 • Posted in , ,

JLC Graduate Joins Alumni Board

Part of the Ozarks mission statement is to prepare students to live life fully and our students are given the space to discover what that phrase means to them. For Jones Learning Center alumni Torie Parsons, living life fully is a life of giving back to Ozarks. In a testament to that goal, Parsons was […]

Sports Medicine Conference
March 11, 2022 • Posted in , , , ,

Duncan, Maltez Shine at Sports Medicine Conference

University of the Ozarks students Andrew Duncan and Maria F. “Mafer” Maltez each gained invaluable experience recently by presenting research data at a sports medicine academic conference. Duncan, a sophomore health science major from Alma, Ark.,  and Maltez, a sophomore biology major from Nicaragua, presented data with their professor, Dr. Steven Machek, assistant professor of […]

Stuart Stelzer
February 21, 2022 • Posted in ,

Robson Library Director Stelzer to Retire in June

Stuart Stelzer, who has led the University of the Ozarks’ library services for the past 39 years, has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2022. Shortly after earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Stelzer joined Ozarks in May of 1983, at the time of President Dr. […]