News - Community Service

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 […]

April 4, 2013 • Posted in

Students spend afternoon assisting in wildlife rescue efforts

On Friday, March 29, an Exxon Mobil pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Ark., releasing thousands of barrels of Canadian Wabasca heavy crude oil into neighboring areas. Almost two dozen homes were evacuated following the spill, but the wild residents of the area had little chance to escape. Within hours, the first birds and animals caught in […]

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 […]