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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 […]

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 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 […]

September 17, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Voorhees Selected For National Register

Voorhees School, the University of the Ozarks’ iconic rock-walled building that has anchored the southwest corner of campus for nearly eight decades, has been selected for inclusion into the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. Known as Voorhees Hall for much of the past 70 years, it was among 30 properties throughout the U.S. named […]

Paint the town purple
September 12, 2018 • Posted in , , , , ,

Homecoming 2018

Pre-registration is currently underway for a wide variety of events and gatherings that will make up the University of the Ozarks’ Homecoming 2018, scheduled for Oct. 25-28. Formerly known as Alumni Weekend, Homecoming 2018 is a weekend for alumni and current students, as well as their families, to share and celebrate the special bond that […]

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 […]