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June 19, 2019 • Posted in

Dguidegue Joins Sociology Department

Dr. Yassine Dguidegue has joined the University of the Ozarks faculty as assistant professor of sociology, beginning the Fall 2019 Semester. Dguidegue completed his Ph.D. in rural sociology in May from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He has served as a graduate teaching and research assistant at Mizzou since 2014 and is also the […]

June 12, 2019 • Posted in

Education Program Receives Accreditation Through 2024

The University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program has been granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through 2024. U of O’s program was granted accreditation at the initial-licensure level and was one of 42 providers (colleges and universities) from 23 states and the District of Columbia that […]

June 11, 2019 • Posted in

Eubanks Named Director of Counseling Services

Matthew Eubanks will transition into the director of counseling services position at University of the Ozarks, effective August 1, 2019. Eubanks has served as the coordinator of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services in the University’s Jones Learning Center since 2016. The counseling services director position will be housed under the Office of Student Affairs and […]

June 7, 2019 • Posted in

Honor Lists Announced for Spring 2019

University of the Ozarks has announced its academic honor lists for the 2019 Spring Semester. To be included on the President’s List, a student must carry at least 12 hours and maintain a 4.00 grade point average. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must carry at least 12 hours and achieve between […]

June 7, 2019 • Posted in ,

Encinas Joins Ozarks Faculty as Instructor of Marketing

Jaime F. Encinas has joined the University of the Ozarks faculty as an instructor of marketing, beginning the Fall 2019 Semester. Encinas has 40 years of business and industry experience as well as teaching experience at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS). He served as a visiting and adjunct instructor of marketing at […]

Shelby Carlton
May 23, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Internship Has Carlton Prepared for Teaching Career

As Carlton was about to leave Beth Mayes’ second-grade classroom for the final time, she was quickly enveloped by a large number of children in a farewell group hug. It was a moving culmination of a rewarding and educational year-long internship for the elementary education major from Clarksville who graduate with honors in May. While […]

Hall of Fame
May 22, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Six To Be Inducted Into Sports Hall of Fame

Six alumni have been selected to be inducted into the University of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The University’s Sports Hall of Fame committee selected Bill Ballard ’56, Ronnie Cookson ’66, the late Charles Daniel ’71, Mandi (Carter) Koch ’07, Robby Finnell ’08 and Olivia (Fisher) […]

Dody Pelts
May 22, 2019 • Posted in , , , ,

Pelts Named Director Of JLC

Dody Pelts has been named as the new director of the Jones Learning Center at University of the Ozarks, effective July 1 Pelts has worked in the JLC for the past 18 years, including the last 12 as the center’s assistant director. She replaces Julia Frost, who announced her retirement in April after serving the […]

May 21, 2019 • Posted in ,

Campus Store, Learning Materials Program To Enhance Student Experience

University of the Ozarks officials are reimagining the campus bookstore in order to streamline the learning materials process, provide expanded inventory and offer additional programming. The University will take over management of the campus store beginning this summer. Valerie Hardesty will continue as the manager of the store and it will be housed under the […]

Class of 2019
May 20, 2019 • Posted in , ,

University Awards Degrees To Class of 2019

University of the Ozarks conferred bachelor degrees upon 131 graduating seniors during its 2019 Spring Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 18 on the campus mall. The Class of 2019 is the largest graduating class in the University’s 185-year history. More than 2,000 family members and friends attended the ceremony. The University awarded 92 bachelor […]