INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Student Receives 2 Commendation Register Online
Native American 2 Lit In Spring Great Hunt Results
Drama Club Presentation
This is the Final Edition of 2005 Lunch Served 11AM12:15PM Daily. Cost: $3.00 or $3.50 MENU: Mon 12/5 Chicken Fried Steak Tue 12/6 Roast Beef Plate Wed 12/7 Pork BBQ Thu 12/8 Chili Fri 12/9 Catfish
Mon 12/12 Beef Vegetable Soup & Sandwich Tue 12/13 Chicken Strips Wed 12/14 Mexican Plate Thu 12/15 Hamburgers Fri 12/16 Chef Salad
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Ozarka Board of Trustees Hires New President In a unanimous decision by the Ozarka College Board of Trustees, Ozarka will have a new President to begin January 3, 2006 for the new spring semester. Dr. Dusty Johnston of Mena was one of four potential presidents narrowed down from a nationwide search of over 90 applicants. Johnston has a doctorate from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
He brings 23 years of experience working in the community college setting to Ozarka, including six years as an instructor and 17 years as an administrator. Currently he serves as Dean of Instruction at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena, and has held that position since 1997. Johnston will officially begin his new career as Ozarka President on January 3, 2006, when the new Spring Semester begins and Ozarka welcomes him to the community and the college.
Fall Finals Schedule: If your class meets: MWF - 8:00 a.m. MWF - 9:00 a.m. MWF - 10:00 a.m. MWF - 11:00 a.m. MWF - 12:00 noon MWF - 1:00 p.m. MWF - 2:00 p.m. MWF - 3:00 p.m. MW - 8:00 a.m. MW - 9:30 a.m. MW - 11:00 a.m. MW - 1:00 p.m. MW - 2:00 p.m. MW - 2:30 p.m. MW - 4:00 p.m. MW - 4:30 p.m. T Th - 8:00 a.m. T Th - 9:30 a.m. T Th - 11:00 a.m. T Th - 12:00 noon T Th - 1:00 p.m. T Th - 1:30 p.m. T Th - 2:30 p.m. T Th - 3:00 p.m. T Th - 4:00 p.m. T Th - 4:30 p.m.
Then your final is: Mon, 12/ 12 - 8:00-10:00 a.m. Wed, 12/ 14 - 8:00-10:00 a.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wed, 12/ 14 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 12:00 -2:00 p.m. Wed, 12/ 14 - 12:00-2:00 p.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Wed, 12/ 14 - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 8:00-10:00 a.m. Wed, 12/ 14 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wed, 12/ 14 - 12:00-2:00 p.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Wed, 12/ 14 - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 4:00-6:00 p.m. Mon, 12/ 12 - 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tue, 12/ 13 - 8:00-10:00 a.m. Thu, 12/ 15 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. Tue, 12/ 13 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tue, 12/ 13 - 12:00-2:00 p.m. Thu, 12/ 15 - 12:00-2:00 p.m. Thu, 12/ 15 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tue, 12/ 13 - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tue, 12/ 13 - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Thu, 12/ 15 - 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thu, 12/ 15 - 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Final exams for any class that meets one (1) day per week are scheduled during finals week at their regular hour.
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Collegiate Ministry Meetings are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., in the Dining Hall with Brother Bob Stewart.
Student Council Meeting 12/6 @11AM in Compressed Video Rm (C116) Miller Complex. The Elves and The Shoemaker Dec 7th 10AM Miller Auditorium. Forestry Courses Dec. 8 & 9 See page 3 for details.
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FINALS WEEK Dec. 12-15
LPN Capping and Pinning December 12 @ 7PM Miller Auditorium Ozarka Employees, Board of Trustees and Foundation Board members. December 15th @ 2:30PM John E. Miller Auditorium Lobby. Board of Trustees Meeting December 15th @ 4PM in the Board Room of the Miller Bldg.
Student Receives Commendation Ozark a Recognizes Outstanding
Faculty, Staff, Student & Alumnus
Ozarka College student, John “Dusty” Goff is a student in the Automotive Service Department. He has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal as follows:
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kindness with everyone. No Ozarka College is a member Alumnus, Peggy Lashley rewhat anyone needs, of the Arkansas Association“Meritorious ceived herservice Associate of Arts while serving matter with the Headquarters Trish is there helpFreethem of Two-Year College degree at Ozarka College in Section, B Co 3-153IN, in support of OperationtoIraqi (AATYC), which is com1999, and then continued dom II. Spc. Goff is a true example of the Army values and Chaney Coleman of Melprised of two-year colleges her education at Arkansas his situational awareness of the highest standards. bourne was selected His to across the State. The State University whereisshe dedication to duty and to his fellow soldiers brings great serve as Outstanding Staff AATYC holds an annual con- earned a Bachelor of Arts in Person for the ference every October with Shehis currently creditsocial uponwork. himself, Country, the infantry, andcollege. the Coleman has been with each college selecting an United works forArmy.” the Arkansas DeStates Ozarka College for four outstanding student, staff partment of Children and years. He was recently promember, faculty and alumnus Family Services. Her title is Dusty Goff AlongFamily with Service being aWorker, fulltimeand students pursuing his Assomoted to Computer Technito be recognized at the conciate of Applied Science she Degree in Automotive at cian II.Technology Chaney is in charge of ference. is the assessment unit Service of the distance education the children all of Army all Ozarka, Specialist Goff isforcurrently aninactive National Guardsman Ozarka College student, Sharp located County. in HerBatesville. job is to equipment on Ozarka’s two serving with the B Company learning centers in Ash Flat Nancy Niswonger of Poughcheck on children who are and Mt. View. He makes sure keepsie was selected by the suspected of being abused. Dusty servedas six in makes Egypt,certain then that six more inthe Iraq. He re- and that all of computers faculty of Ozarka the monthsShe the months ceived the Commendation on Sunday, December 4th. video equipment are in great 2005-06 Academic All-Star. children get the help they working order and also Niswonger is described as an need to be safe and helps maintains Ozarka’s web page, outstanding scholar and hundreds of children a year which he has completely rededicated volunteer by the in Sharp County. Peggy also vamped. Chaney is always faculty of Ozarka. Whether volunteers for Ozark Family available to help anyone with she is supporting the student Development Center for technical problems. Chaney council or volunteering as a Domestic Violence, and she enjoys his job at Ozarka betutor for other students, on as Online registration for cur- presents tration workshops process as well Students should meet with does something Nancy always students busy helping and Violence area rentisOzarka has Teens ensuring students to they will cause their he academic advisor day. online. others. is a member of schools. been She available for several get their choice of days and different prior toevery registering Phi weeks. Theta Kappa, a national This service will times for particular classes. The AATYC 17th Annual Fall honor society for January students3,in Trish Miller of Melbourne continue until two2006. year colleges. has was selected by her Ozarka isShe encouragFor a complete listpeers of as Conference was held at the served as secretary to the Outstanding Faculty member ing current students to take courses, log onto Ozarka’s Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs on student council cur- in forwebsite: 2005-06.ozarka.edu, She has been advantage of and this isservice or October 16-18. Each of the rently president of that orwith Ozarka College since order to expedite the regis- my.ozarka.edu. ganization. Nancy is also the 1989 and manages the learn- representatives was honored at an Awards Ceremony mother of five, and is actively ing lab. Along with assisting during the conference. Aninvolved in their activities, students who use the comother member of Ozarka’s including the county’s 4-H puters in the learning lab, faculty, Arts and Humanities chapter. Her future plans Miller teaches GED and deChair,states, Judy Cannady are toOzarka transferEnglish to Arkansas velopmental classes. Receiverature. Students will focus Division Instructor, Thornsberry “Anyone served as President the Tech University and receive ing her Business Education on several contemporary who is also a member of the who is interested in on a better of Directors the a degree in education and degree from novels, but the will University also explore Board Cahuilla Band of Mission understanding of thefor indigeAATYC for this year. AmerSevhopes to teach at a two-year of the Arkansas at Fayetteville, oral tradition of myths nous people of North Indians, will again offer a and went tales. on Additionally, other Ozarka ica should take thisCollege class!” college in the future. She Trish to receiveconher eral course entitled Native temporary Native Contact at faculty, staff Thornsberry, and administrasays, “I want to help strugin the samefilms fieldwill American Literature during master’s be viewed to invoke discus870-269-5600 ext.confer5003 OR tion attended the glingthe college in their from Arkansas State UniverSpringstudents 2006 semester. sion email for further information, ence. searchThis for course higher education.” as and wellunderstanding as becoming of will examine sity, the Native traditions and [email protected]
the common themes found certified in Adult Education. struggles of various tribes in contemporary Native Trish is known around the both past and present. NorthasAmerican Indian Lit- campus Chosen Outstanding for her patience and
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All the Academic AllStars, Nancy is fourth from left, back row.
Native American Literature Offered Again in the Spring
Ozarka’s Great Hunt Results Six individuals won the Great Hunt and were awarded Ozarka College camouflage caps. The winners were: Nathon Shultz, Lea Whited, Janette Shultz, Ruth Skrapates, Wanda McConnaughhay, and Nancy Niswonger. Thank you for your participation and hopefully each one had fun while learning something new about Ozarka College and/or other facts. The answers that were required to win are included. 1. What word was misspelled on the front page of the last edition of Ozarka College Connection (11/7/2005)? “Ozaka” 2. What year did Ozarka open its doors? 1975. 3. Which Ozarka instructor is certified in blasting dynamite? Bettie Estes 4. Which database does the Ozarka Library have available in print and electronically through the website? SIRS 5. The Diversity Soap Box Talk Series is Nov. 22nd. Where did the term “Soap Box” come from, such as, someone “getting on their soap box”? The literal use of a soap box as a platform for a stage for a someone to speak during the 19th Century. 6. Which Ozarka Instructor has a pink flamingo obsession? Judy Cannady 7. Which celebrity’s picture appears on the Ozarka College website? Robin Williams (under Culinary Arts) 8. What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated? 1607 or 1621, depending on the source. 9. Which Ozarka instructor is a member of the Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians? Samantha Thornsberry 10. When is the next scheduled student council meeting? December 6th
Forestry Class Available In conjunction with the Arkansas Forestry Commission Urban and Community Forestry Assistance grant which was awarded to Ozarka College for the third consecutive year, Ozarka is offering a continuing education course on December 8th and 9th. The course is set up to benefit arborists, foresters, master gardeners, or those who have homes or business property joining forested areas. This course will allow for two hours of continuing education credit for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, the International Society of Arboriculture, or as two learning hours for the Master Gardeners program. Since this is offered through a grant project, there is no cost to attend. The class will be offered at each Ozarka College location as follows: December 8 in Ash Flat in the lecture hall from 6:00 p.m. until 8:05 p.m.; December 9 at Ozarka’s main campus in Mel-
bourne in the lecture hall from 9:00 a.m. until 11:05 a.m.; and December 9, in Mountain View, room 102 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:05 p.m. Director of Planning and Special Projects, Joan Stirling gives an overview of the context of the class. “In north central Arkansas, most of us live in or around wooded areas and the guest arborists will educate participants in several concepts including: care and maintenance of healthy forests; the impact of weather, insects, and disease on forests; protection against forest fires; and many other aspects of forestry.” The lecture will be comprised of two expert guests in forestry. Dr. Tamara Walkingstick, an Extension Specialist in Forestry with the University of Arkansas Extension Service will present a one hour lecture entitled “Keeping Your Forest Healthy.” Laurie Pierce, Information Officer with FireWise will offer her lec-
ture entitled “Fire Safety at Arkansas’ Wildland-Urban Interface: Living with the Natural State at Your Door.” FireWise is a cooperative effort among federal, state, and private agencies to certify communities as “FireWise Communities” and promote fire safety in the wildland/urban interface.
“In north central Arkansas, most of us live in or around wooded
This project is supported in part by the Arkansas Forestry Commission’s Urban Forestry Program and the U. S. Forest Service.
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No pre-registration is required to attend the lecture, but attendees should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event time for registration. CEU certification will be available at the conclusion. For further information, contact Ozarka College at 870-368-7371.
guest arborists will educate
several concepts .” -Joan Stirling
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Drama Club to Present The Elves and the Shoemaker The Ozarka College Drama Club is proud to present the Arkansas Arts Center TellA-Tale Troupe’s production of The Elves and the Shoemaker, on Wednesday December 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Speech and Theater Instructor, Judy Cannady talks about this holiday event, “This play is adapted from the fairytale told by the Brothers Grimm. It is the classic story of a poor cobbler with a good heart and a grateful spirit. The shoe-
maker and his wife receive a magical gift from strange visitors in the night. When they gratefully return the gesture, they are doubly blessed with a long and happy life.” She goes on to say, “This traditional favorite is ideal for the holiday season of giving and self-sacrifice.” The play will take place at Ozarka in Melbourne, in the John E. Miller auditorium. Ticket prices are $2.00 for students. The production will last approximately an hour. A talk back session with the ac-
tors will be held after each production and everyone is invited to stay. Teachers and bus drives get in free! A study guide for the play can be found at this website: http://www.arkarts.com/ touring_programs/tell-a-tale/ For further information, contact Judy Cannady at 870368-2073 or 800-821-4335 or email me at [email protected]