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Ozarks Graduates
3 days ago • May 12, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Spring Commencement to Honor Largest Class in University History

University of the Ozarks will graduate the largest class in its 187-year history during the 2021 Spring Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 15. The in-person ceremony, which is limited to ticketed guests, will begin at 10 a.m. on the University’s soccer field. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will be livestreamed on […]

chapel
4 days ago • May 11, 2021 • Posted in ,

Virtual Baccalaureate Set for May 14

University of the Ozarks will present a virtual Baccalaureate service at 5 p.m., Friday, May 14, as part of its Spring 2021 Commencement Week events. The service will be livestreamed and available for viewing on the University’s Facebook page and Youtube channel. A long-standing tradition at Ozarks, Baccalaureate is a one-hour service honoring the graduating […]

Bagwell award recipients
5 days ago • May 10, 2021 • Posted in ,

Dguidegue, Hunter Named Outstanding Faculty for 2021

University of the Ozarks faculty members Dr. Yassine Dquidegue and Dr. Isaac Hunter have been selected as the recipients of the 2021 Bagwell Outstanding Faculty Awards, it was announced Monday. The awards were announced during the weekly campus-wide President’s Standup meeting via Zoom. The Bagwell Awards are named in memory of long-time University trustee Richard […]

Diploma
May 16, 2020 • Posted in , ,

115 Candidates for Graduation in Class of 2020

The University of the Ozarks’ Class of Spring 2020 consists of 115 candidates for graduation. Students who graduate with Cum Laude honors have cumulative grade point averages between 3.25 and 3.49, those with Magna Cum Laude honors have grade point averages between 3.50 and 3.84, and those with Summa Cum Laude honors have grade point […]

Honors Day 2020
May 7, 2020 • Posted in , , ,

Students Recognized During 63rd Honors Day

University of the Ozarks administrators and faculty presented the University’s top academic and division awards during the 63rd annual Honors Day ceremony, held Thursday afternoon via Zoom. Jake Sawyer, an environmental studies and English major from Mena, Ark., was the recipient of the Wiley Lin Hurie Memorial Award, presented to the outstanding senior in the […]

2020 Bagwell Award Winners
April 27, 2020 • Posted in ,

Eakin, Brown Receive 2020 Bagwell Awards

University of the Ozarks faculty members Dr. William “Bill” Eakin and NaLisa Brown have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Bagwell Outstanding Faculty Awards, it was announced Monday. The awards were announced Monday morning during the weekly campus-wide President’s Standup meeting via Zoom. The Bagwell Awards are named in memory of long-time University trustee […]

Campus
April 9, 2020 • Posted in , , ,

U of O Cancels Spring Commencement

In response to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, University of the Ozarks has cancelled its Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony that was scheduled for mid-May, University officials announced this week. In making the announcement to the campus community, University President Richard Dunsworth called Commencement “a special and sacred tradition in higher education and in […]

Homecoming

Homecoming 2018 To Welcome Alumni & Families

University of the Ozarks is expected to welcome more than 500 alumni, friends and family members to campus for a variety of events and reunions during Homecoming 2018, scheduled for Oct. 25-28. In recent years, the University has combined its traditional alumni weekend with homecoming to make one larger campus-wide celebration. This year, family weekend […]

All Hallows Eve
October 18, 2018 • Posted in , , ,

All Hallows Eve Concert Oct. 27

University of the Ozarks’ music department will present the 18th annual All Hallows Eve Concert in Munger-Wilson Chapel, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The All Hallows Eve Concert is traditionally one of the University’s most popular musical events of the year and will feature music by the U of O music ensembles, […]

Alumni Honors
September 19, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Alumni Association To Honor Five

The University of the Ozarks’ Alumni Association will recognize four distinguished alumni as well as a family with deep ties to the University during its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, scheduled to take place during Homecoming 2018, Oct. 25-28. The awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in the Rogers Conference […]