Student-Athlete Perspective

My name is Stephanie Alderson and I am a Senior Elementary Education major and Cross-Country runner. When coming to Ozarks as a Freshman, I was nervous that being an athlete would be difficult in terms of keeping up with my academics and homework. I was scared that my sport would feel like a job more … Continue reading Student-Athlete Perspective

5 Reasons to Transfer

 Hospitality: Ozarks has been immensely helpful when I was moving here. Faculty were there for me to ask questions, even though I was a very late transfer. Joey and Reggie brought me in and rushed things to get me into the system and had me sit down with an advisor the next day for a … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Transfer

A Local Perspective

As a local student, it has been a great experience going to my hometown’s college. It allows me to show new students the amazing things we can do in town. People come to me and ask questions about Clarksville that only a local could answer, and that has allowed me to make more friends. I’ve … Continue reading A Local Perspective

Annie Goes to Ireland

"Going to Ireland to study education is a dream come true! I am so thankful for the education department that I am a part of here at the University of the Ozarks because they have all been so supportive and have cheered me on through the whole process, always looking for ways they can aid … Continue reading Annie Goes to Ireland

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 … Continue reading Six Memorable Moments from the Ultimate Class Trip

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 … Continue reading Five Fascinating Facts About Armadillos

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 … Continue reading Dog’s Favorite Organization

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 … Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls

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 … Continue reading Alumnus Wins Madden World Title

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 … Continue reading National Champion