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December 1, 2011 • Posted in

UOW Christmas Angels Project in its final days

Clarksville, Ark. --- 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 Services, and with the Helping Hands organization, UOW helped make that a brighter Christmas for 30 children in the […]

November 12, 2011 • Posted in

Volunteers help restore tree population at local park

Clarksville, Ark. --- Around 40 volunteers from Ozarks and the Clarksville community turned out on Saturday, November 12, to help with a tree restoration project in Clarksville's Cline Park. Cline Park is a community-friendly park, with ball fields, play areas, a tennis court, and a small golf course. A tree-shaded trail meanders through the park, […]

November 1, 2011 • Posted in

Governor recognizes two employees for volunteer efforts

Clarksville, Ark. --- Two University of the Ozarks staff members have received letters of commendation from Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe for their volunteer service to the Ozark Rape Crisis, Inc., in Clarksville. Kerry Taylor, a development officer for the University, and Karla Holt, administrative assistant and special projects manager for the University’s Advancement Office, were […]

December 2, 2010 • Posted in

Sears to donate percentage of sales to Christmas Angels

Clarksville, Ark. --- Sears is teaming up with the University of the Ozarks Women (UOW) to help ensure that Christmas is a little more enjoyable for families in need throughout Johnson County. The Clarksville Sears store has committed to donate 2 percent of net sale proceeds from Saturday, Dec. 4, to UOW’s Christmas Angels project. Christmas […]

November 11, 2010 • Posted in

Christmas Angels project currently underway

Clarksville, Ark. --- The annual University of the Ozarks Women (UOW) Christmas Angels Project is currently underway to help families in need throughout Johnson County have a more enjoyable Christmas. The UOW Christmas Angels project, in coordination with the Department of Human Services (DHS), has been in existence for 17 years. The project provides gifts […]

December 8, 2009 • Posted in

University of Ozarks Women Wrap Up Christmas Angel Project

Clarksville, Ark. --- Thanks to the University of Ozarks Women (UOW), 883 children from 370 families will not go without presents this Christmas. For the 16th year in a row, the UOW has orchestrated its annual Christmas Angels project. In coordination with the Department of Human Services (DHS), the UOW provides gifts of toys and […]

November 17, 2009 • Posted in

UOW kicks off Christmas Angels project

Clarksville, Ark. --- Christmas is just around the corner, but for some families in the community, the holiday season can be a bleak one. For 16 years, the University of the Ozarks Women (UOW) has brought Christmas to those who might not otherwise experience it with their Christmas Angels project. “Christmas Angels is a wonderful […]

November 10, 2009 • Posted in

Student volunteers hammer away at housing project

Clarksville, Ark. --- As Margaret Mead put it, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." For student volunteers from the U of O, a Saturday trip to 505 N. 23rd in Ft. Smith to help build a house through Habitat […]

February 10, 2009 • Posted in

Campus raises money for American Heart Association

The University of the Ozarks campus community recently raised a total of $1026.81 for The American Heart Association during its 2009 Faculty/Staff Homecoming King and Queen competition. The event was sponsored by the Student Life Office and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Student Life Office Manager Glenda Gibson was voted as Faculty/Staff Queen and Dean […]