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Warren Sconiers
June 23, 2020 • Posted in , , ,

Sconiers Publishes Paper on Insect Herbivores and Plant Drought

Dr. Warren Sconiers, assistant professor of biology at University of the Ozarks, is the lead author of a newly published research article in the May/June 2020 edition of Crop Science. The article is titled, “Pulsed Drought: The Effects of Varying Water Stress on Plant Physiology and Predicting Herbivore Response.” Diane L. Rowland and Micky D. […]

Jake Sawyer

Sawyer Named 2020 Hurie Award Recipient

“Each man is the bard of his own existence.” – Cormac McCarthy In describing University of the Ozarks senior Jake Sawyer, one professor said, “If you combined his love of learning, writing, nature, and filmmaking, you would have Ken Burns, Walden and Thoreau with a camera.” Sawyer, an English and environmental studies major and communication minor […]

Erika Henderson

Henderson Ready To Assist In World Food Security

As the demand for food increases and climate change and ecosystem degradation impose new challenges, the field of horticulture will be an important future career track to help ensure the world’s food security. University of the Ozarks senior Erika Henderson is ready to play her part in helping take on these issues. The environmental studies […]

Natty Parks Landscape
September 27, 2018 • Posted in , , , ,

Weiss’ “Natty Parks” Film To Premiere Oct. 3

University of the Ozarks Professor Dr. Jesse T. Weiss will premiere his documentary, “Natty Parks,” on the Ozarks campus at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Rogers Conference Center’s Hanna Room. The film was written, directed, filmed and edited by Weiss, professor of sociology and environmental studies. The documentary chronicles the journey that capped […]

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 […]

Earth Day Essay Winners 2018

Huckaba Wins Earth Day Essay Contest

University of the Ozarks senior Jae Lynn Huckaba’s essay titled, “Regnant Populus,” took top honors in the University’s 13th annual Earth Day Essay competition, announced during Honors Day. Huckaba, an English and Spanish major from Forrest City, Ark., won the $400 first-place Workman Award for her essay. Prizes for the top four places were donated […]

Dr. Sean Coleman

Newly Appointed Division Dean

Dr. Sean Coleman, professor of biology, has been appointed dean of the Division of Sciences and Mathematics at University of the Ozarks, effective June 1, 2018. Coleman replaces Stacy Key, associate professor of practice of mathematics, who has served as dean since 2012. “I am thrilled that Dr. Coleman has accepted the position of dean […]

Madidi Group

A South American Adventure

With colorful macaws flying in formation overhead, the growls of howler monkeys echoing through the jungle and surrounded by walking palms — Tolkienesque trees that get its name from its tall, spiny root system that looks like multiple legs — Cherokee Gott found herself in disbelief as she stood in the rainforest of the Bolivian […]