Six Memorable Moments from the Ultimate Class Trip

University of the Ozarks senior Jae Huckaba, an English and Spanish major from Forrest City, Ark., recently spent 21 days in Europe with eight of her classmates as part of the Learning and Culture in Europe class, led by Dr. Allison Freed, assistant professor of education/science education. The class visited historical sites and educational institutions [...]

Five Fascinating Facts About Armadillos

University of the Ozarks Biology Professor Dr. Frank Knight is considered one of the leading scholars in the country on armadillos. Since 1990, Dr. Knight and his U of O students have helped advance both the academic and scientific communities with the capture and study of armadillos. The nine-banded armadillo — the most wide-ranging of [...]

Dog’s Favorite Organization

If dog is man’s best friend, than the University of the Ozarks' Humane Society Club may just be dog’s favorite organization. One of the more than 45 student clubs on campus, the Humane Society Club is made up of students, faculty and staff who have a love for our four-legged friends. The club was even named [...]

Chasing Waterfalls

Spring is a great time for pulling out the hiking boots and taking off in search of some of the hundreds of waterfalls that proliferate the Ozark Mountains landscape. In April, a group of students from the hiking class — yes, that’s an actual class — joined forces with an Ozarks Outdoors group to visit several breath-taking [...]

Alumnus Wins Madden World Title

2015 Ozarks graduate Michael Skimbo never played video games in high school. Today he is a world champion gamer. The Claremore, Oklahoma, resident won the EA Sports Madden 17 Championship final in Los Angeles on May 14, outlasting the field of 32 to take home the $155,000 first prize and earn the title of world [...]

National Champion

Inside the classroom, Grace Brown is a mild-mannered honors student who is pursuing her long-time ambition of becoming a classroom teacher, like her mother. Outside the classroom, Grace is a dead-eye national champion clay target shooter. She won the distinction of becoming the University's first individual national champion in any sport by out-shooting the competition in international [...]

5 Reasons You Can’t Afford Ozarks

Ozarks is Too Affordable. Ozarks hasn’t increased its tuition in the last five years. An education from Ozarks costs one-third of the national average to attend a private, nonprofit university. Ozarks Provides Too Much Financial Aid. 98% of Ozarks students receive financial aid. Ozarks distributed $8.8 million in institutional financial aid in the 2015-2016 academic [...]

Business Excellence

Two of the most active and acclaimed collegiate student business organizations in the region are located right here at University of the Ozarks. The University's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and Enactus chapters each have a long and distinguished legacy of excellence, in both academics and community service. The PBL team recently captured a total of [...]

Strawberry Bluff (Forever)

Did you know that one of the best places in Arkansas to view a spectacular sunset or watch a storm roll in is on Strawberry Bluff, just 15 minutes north of campus? This popular hangout for U of O students provides vistas of the scenic River Valley up to 40 miles away. Whether it's the [...]

The Trail for Literacy

Freshman English major Jake Sawyer of Mena, Arkansas, will spend this summer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, doing two of his favorites things — reading and hiking. Sawyer was recently selected to participate in a summer internship program with TrailBooks, a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and outdoor experiences for youth. An avid reader and outdoorsman, Sawyer [...]