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March 28, 2013 • Posted in

PCM, Young Democrats provide Easter baskets for underprivileged children

In the spirit of the Easter season, members of the student organizations Presbyterian Campus Ministries (PCM) and Young Democrats put together dozens of Easter baskets for underprivileged children in the community. Cameron Coker, a junior history major from Russellville, Ark. and president of both PCM and Young Democrats, organized the donation and delivery process. "We […]

March 5, 2013 • Posted in

Dr. Itza introduces physics to preschoolers

Not every university professor of physics would consent to teach a preschool class, but Dr. Salomón Itzá, associate professor of physics at Ozarks, jumped at the chance to present to the students at a local preschool on Feb. 19. Itzá spoke to the students, who range in age from 2-5 years old, at KidsCare, a […]

February 13, 2013 • Posted in

SAAC event benefits local crisis center

University of the Ozarks students and officials recently presented a check for $636.89 to the Interfaith Service Network of Clarksville. The funds were raised during a campus-wide competition sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Student Life Office. The campus community donated money during voting for the 2013 faculty/staff king and queen for […]

January 17, 2013 • Posted in

Students log over 2000 hours of community service

Teaching students to be good stewards of their communities has always been an important facet of an Ozarks education. During the Fall 2012 semester, the fruits of those lessons were evident. From August to December, Ozarks students logged more than 2,200 hours of community service at various organizations all around the River Valley. Organizations included Helping […]

December 21, 2012 • Posted in

Glasscock Brings Holiday Cheer To Clarksville Retirement Center

Clarksville, Ark.-U of O women's tennis and basketball player Chelsea Glasscock wanted to do something to bring a little holiday cheer to the Clarksville Retirement Center. Glasscock, a senior from Prairie Grove, and roommate Erin Heim decided to collect items for stockings. Glasscock took advantage of facebook to spread her idea and was able to […]

November 30, 2012 • Posted in

Helping Hooves

This Saturday, Dec. 1, an entire semester's worth of planning will reach fruition when Dr. Brian Hardman's Critical Inquiry (CI) class puts on a Walk/Trot 5K and 1K Fun Run as a fundraiser for Equestrian Zone in Russellville, Ark. Equestrian Zone is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of persons with special needs/disabilities […]

November 29, 2012 • Posted in

CI classes go “back to the beginning”

This past September, two freshman Critical Inquiry classes traveled to Cane Hill, Ark., to visit the historical community where University of the Ozarks was born as Cane Hill School in 1834. Dr. Heather McFarland, assistant professor of communication, and Dr. Dave Daily, professor of religion, are both Critical Inquiry (CI) instructors this fall, which means […]