News - WAIS

Kim Phuc
February 17, 2022 • Posted in ,

Napalm Girl to Share Story of Survival, Faith

“Forgiveness made me free from hatred. I still have many scars on my body and severe pain most days, but my heart is cleansed. Napalm is very powerful, but faith, forgiveness, and love are much more powerful.” — Kim Phuc Phan Thi Kim Phuc Phan Thi, best known as the 9-year-old child running away from […]

Lynn Nottage
January 3, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Pulitzer Prize Playwright Nottage to Speak Feb. 10

University of the Ozarks will present two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Nottage will give a talk at 7 p.m. in the Walton Fine Arts Center as part of the University’s 2021-22 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. The event is open to the public and there is no […]

For the Win Project
November 8, 2021 • Posted in ,

U of O to Present For the Win Creators Nov. 29

Because everyone deserves a chance to win, be awesome, and feel awesome.” That’s the motto of the For the Win Project, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that helps transform seriously ill and disabled children into super heroes. Two of the co-founders of the project will speak at University of the Ozarks on Monday, Nov. 29, as […]

WAIS event postponed to April
September 21, 2021 • Posted in ,

October WAIS Event Postponed to April

The University of the Ozarks’ Walton Arts & Ideas Series event scheduled for October featuring author Kim Ruehl has been postponed to April. The event will now take place on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Ruehl is a writer, editor and folk music advocate from Asheville, N.C.  Her 2021 book, “A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and […]

WAIS Lineup for 2021-22
August 18, 2021 • Posted in , ,

University Announces 2021-22 WAIS Lineup

The co-creator of a popular podcast about prison life, a two-time Pulitzer winning screenwriter and a woman whose Vietnam War-era picture as a little girl is one of the most iconic photographs in U.S. history highlight the University of the Ozarks’ 2021-22 Walton Arts & Ideas Series (WAIS). WAIS is made possible by an endowment […]

Brenda Romero
February 24, 2021 • Posted in ,

Video Game Designer Romero to Give March 11 Presentation

University of the Ozarks will host a virtual presentation by renowned video game designer and developer Brenda Louise Romero on Thursday, March 11, as part of the University’s Walton Arts & Ideas Series. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will held on the Zoom platform. There is no cost to view the event and […]

Ebrin Stanley
February 2, 2021 • Posted in ,

Hamilton Artist to Give Virtual Performance on Feb. 18

University of the Ozarks will present an evening of storytelling with performing artist Ebrin R. Stanley at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, as part of the University’s 2020-21 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. The event will be held via Zoom and the public is invited to tune in. The link for the event is […]

Foley
September 21, 2020 • Posted in , , ,

Foley to Present Documentary on Hangin’ Judge

Award-winning Arkansas filmmaker Larry Foley is partnering with University of the Ozarks to present a live virtual screening of Foley’s new documentary “Indians, Outlaws, Marshals & the Hangin’ Judge,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The event, which is part of the University’s 2020-21 Walton Arts & Ideas Series, will be presented via Zoom. […]