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3Dprinter printing ear guards
April 9, 2020 • Posted in ,

Innovation Hub Producing Ear Guards for Healthcare Workers

University of the Ozarks is utilizing its Innovation Hub to help provide relief to local healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ethan Hefley, information technology network manager, is leading the University’s efforts in producing ear guards for masks on four 3-D printers in the Innovation Hub, which was established last semester. The […]

Marketing Class
December 18, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Students Create Marketing Plans for Local Businesses

Four local Johnson County business owners recently received marketing and promotion recommendations for their businesses, courtesy of University of the Ozarks students in Marketing Instructor Jaime Encinas’ Promotion Strategies class. As part of a semester-long class project, students were divided into small groups to work with the local business owners to create ways to help […]

Alumni Board Community Project
July 29, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Alumni Board Adds Community Service Component

The University of the Ozarks’ Alumni Association Board of Directors mixed business with a dose of community service during its recent board meeting on July 27 in Clarksville. Following its annual summer meeting, several board members took part in a community service project to paint the outside store front of a downtown business, Master Printing […]

AWF Trophy

AWF Recognizes University’s Conservation Volunteerism

The Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) recognized University of the Ozarks for the conservation volunteerism of its faculty, staff and students during the organization’s 2018 Conservation Achievement Awards ceremony, held July 28 in White Hall, Ark. The AWF presented U of O representatives with a Special Conservation Award for the University’s almost decade-long assistance in the […]

June 10, 2016 • Posted in

U of O bringing preschool book program to Johnson County

University of the Ozarks is helping to bring free books to preschool children in Johnson County. The University is sponsoring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program that provides preschool children a brand new, age-appropriate book per month from birth to the fifth birthday. In addition to U of O sponsoring the Imagination Library’s Johnson […]

July 21, 2014 • Posted in

Professor helps secure NASA grant for Lamar first-graders

University of the Ozarks Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Salomón Itzá has teamed with teachers from the Lamar (Ark.) School District to secure a space science grant that will benefit the school's first-graders. Itzá and Lamar first-grade teachers Deanna Bates, Amy Hamlett and Brandy Freyaldenhoven received a NASA-Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (ASGC) grant to develop […]

April 28, 2014 • Posted in

U of O serving as drop site for tornado relief efforts

The University of the Ozarks community is joining several local organizations to aid the victims of Sunday's tornadoes in central Arkansas. The University’s Student Life Office is spearheading the University’s relief efforts, joining the City of Clarksville and Johnson County as well as the local Wal-Mart and The Journey Church. Among the most immediate donations […]

November 26, 2013 • Posted in

JC Sheriff’s Office aids Christmas Angels

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office recently donated $1,212 to the University of the Ozarks Women's (UOW) Christmas Angels project, which provides clothing and toys to needy children in Johnson County. The donation came from money collected during the Johnson County Sheriff Office’s annual Poker Run, held in June. Members of UOW who joined Sheriff Jimmy […]