News - Community Service

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 […]

November 27, 2012 • Posted in

Students “Close the Caf” for local charity

On Sunday, Nov. 24, more than 200 U of O students donated their evening meal in the Borck Dining hall as part of the "Close the Caf" campaign to benefit the Junior Auxiliary of Johnson County, a local charitable organization. Inspired by Oxfam, an international relief organization, Morgan O’Neil, a senior environmental studies/political science major, […]

November 20, 2012 • Posted in

New student advisory board hopes to make impact in community

Twelve Ozarks students, from all walks of life, have come together to form a community advisory board whose goal is to strengthen the relationship between University of the Ozarks and the surrounding community. Emma Bottorff, director of campus activities at Ozarks, put together the group of students based on recommendations from Ozarks faculty and staff. […]

November 14, 2012 • Posted in

UOW Christmas Angels heads into third decade

University of the Ozarks Women (UOW) is entering its third decade of bringing Christmas joy to underprivileged children in Johnson County. In 1992, Ozarks teacher education professor Dr. Carol Yandell encouraged members of University of the Ozarks Women to help out with a new community Christmas project. Partnering with Joy Wilson from Children and Family […]

November 2, 2012 • Posted in

Toombs goes from Science Day participant to organizer

Approximately 200 high school students are expected to attend University of the Ozarks' seventh annual Science Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14. Science Day is devoted to science competition for high school juniors and seniors from throughout the region. Emily Toombs, a junior biology major from Lamar, Ark., is president of the university’s Ozarks Biological […]

October 29, 2012 • Posted in

Ozarks professor, students introduce microscopy to fifth-graders

University of the Ozarks Biology Professor Dr. Sean Coleman and a group of his students recently shared the hidden world of microscopic particles with fifth-graders at Clarksville's Kraus Middle School. Biology Professor Dr. Sean Coleman and 10 of his students recently presented a special science lab to local fifth-graders. Coleman and 10 student volunteers from […]

October 15, 2012 • Posted in

Nov. 2 is deadline for UOW Community Birthday Calendar

Friday, Nov. 2, is the deadline to submit birthdays or anniversaries for the 2013 University of the Ozarks Women (UOW) Community Birthday Calendar. The cost to submit a birthday or anniversary is 25 cents each. The deadline to order a 2013 calendar is also Nov. 2. The calendars are $6 each. UOW, an organization made […]

October 3, 2012 • Posted in

Ozarks volunteers help in restoration project for wildlife habitat

A contingent of faculty members and students from University of the Ozarks joined several state and national organizations last weekend in a refreshing display of cooperation to restore Bearcat Hollow, a huge parcel of national forest in northern Arkansas dedicated for habitat restoration. Made up of several thousand acres of the Ozark National Forest, Bearcat […]