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May 5, 2017 • Posted in

Commencement set for May 13

University of the Ozarks will award bachelor degrees to 87 graduating seniors during its 2017 Spring Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, on the campus mall. Doug Black, a member of the University’s Board of Trustees since 2010, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Spring Commencement on May 13. […]

Maria Corea
May 2, 2017 • Posted in

Corea wins twelfth Earth Day Essay competition

Maria Corea’s essay “Authority and Power: Government’s Integrative Role in Environmental Protection,” took the top honors during the twelfth annual Earth Day Essay contest. Corea, a sophomore business major from Honduras, won the $400 first-place Workman Award for her essay advocating that governments take a lead role in protecting the environment. Corea wrote: “Protecting the […]

Commencement Fall 2016
December 8, 2016 • Posted in

University to award degrees to 12 during 2016 Fall Commencement

University of the Ozarks will award bachelor’s degrees to 12 graduates during the 2016 Fall Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17, in Munger-Wilson Chapel. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a reception for family and friends in the Rogers Conference Center. Dr. Judy P. Boreham of Fort Smith, Ark., the chair of […]

November 21, 2016 • Posted in

Service of Lessons and Carols set for Dec. 8

The University of the Ozarks music department will present its annual Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Munger-Wilson Chapel. The concert will be preceded by a Community Christmas Reception featuring snacks and refreshments from 5-6:45 p.m. in the lower level of the Chapel. The public is invited to […]

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October 7, 2016 • Posted in

Homecoming 2016 begins new tradition

University of the Ozarks has combined its annual spring Alumni Weekend and the typical fall homecoming into one event, the new and improved U of O Homecoming celebration, scheduled for Oct. 14-16. The move was made so that alumni and current students would have more opportunities for interaction. “The transition of Alumni Weekend to coincide […]

July 11, 2016 • Posted in

FIRST Week 2016 to welcome new students to campus Aug. 14-21

University of the Ozarks will welcome its incoming freshman class to campus on Sunday, Aug. 14, for the start of FIRST Week 2016, an eight-day orientation program to help new students become acclimated to the university. FIRST Week 2016 will run from Aug. 14-21 and will include a mix of developmental, academic, social and engagement […]

May 17, 2016 • Posted in

Graduates from Class of 2016 receive diplomas

University of the Ozarks awarded 86 undergraduate degrees during its 2016 Spring Commencement ceremony, held Saturday, May 14, on the campus mall. Susan Smith Epperson, a 1962 Ozarks graduate and a chemistry and biology professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, was the keynote speaker during the event. Bristol Chilton, a biology major […]

May 3, 2016 • Posted in

Cantu takes top prize in Earth Day Essay contest

Janae Cantu's essay "Parks vs. Reserves: The Implications of a Name," took top honors in the University of the Ozarks' eleventh annual Earth Day Essay Contest, announced last week. Junior Janae Cantu won the university’s fourth-annual Earth Day Essay contest for her paper, "Parks vs. Reserves: The Implications of a Name." Cantu, a junior sociology […]

April 25, 2016 • Posted in

University honors faculty, staff at 2016 Trustees Awards Banquet

The University of the Ozarks Board of Trustees presented its annual faculty and staff awards during the 2016 Trustees Awards Banquet, held April 22 in the Rogers Conference Center. Among the recipients for 2016 were (pictured, from left) Donny Frost, assistant director of the physical plant; Dawn Holder, assistant professor of art; Susan Edens, assistant […]