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Vivien Wambugu

Wambugu Named University’s 2021 Tutor of the Year

Recent graduate Vivien Wambugu has been named the University of the Ozarks’ 2021 Tutor of the Year by the University’s academic services program. The outstanding tutor awards were announced in May and given by academic services based on several factors, including evaluations from students receiving tutoring, GPAs, and staff members’ interactions and observations. Academic services […]

Honors Day

Outstanding Students Recognized During Honors Day Ceremony

University of the Ozarks administrators and faculty presented the University’s top academic and division awards during the 64th annual Honors Day ceremony, held Wednesday afternoon via Zoom. Petron Brown, a theatre and environmental studies major from Nassau, The Bahamas, was the recipient of the 2021 Wiley Lin Hurie Memorial Award, presented to the outstanding senior […]

Maddy

Windel Planning to Make Impact Through Environmental Law

University of the Ozarks senior Maddy Windel is passionate about making a difference in the environment and she believes the best way to do that is through a career in law and policy. The political science and philosophy major and environmental studies minor from Deer, Ark., plans to pursue a career in environmental administrative law […]

Science Center

Construction Begins on Wilson Science Center

Construction began this week on the University of the Ozarks’ new $18.1 million science center, the largest single capital construction project in University history. The Thomas and Frances Wilson Science Center is expected to be completed by next January, in time for the Spring 2022 Semester. The project includes a complete renovation of the current […]

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 […]