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Disabilities Awareness Week 2009 slated for March 10-17

Feb. 27, 2009 -- ASU's Office of Disability Services has set ASU's Disabilities Awareness Week 2009 for Tuesday-Thursday, March 10-March-17. ASU Disability Services is directed by Dr. Jenifer Rice-Mason ( For more information, contact Disability Services at (870) 972-3964.

Events of the week are listed below.

Tuesday, March 10
The Miracles In Concert
11 a.m.-12 noon, Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center
The Miracles will be in concert with the ASU Choir.The Miracles, a group of musically-gifted adults, live at The Baddour Center in Senatobia, MS. The center is a residential community that is designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. The choir performs 30 weekends out of the year. They have performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the White House. This concert is sponsored by the ASU Music Department, ASU Disability Services, JHDC Volunteer Council, Baptist Collegiate Ministries. For more information, see the NewsPage release.

Monday, March 16
Overview of ASAP (Academic Success Access Program)
1-2 p.m., Student Union, Pine Tree Room. Disability Services introduces its newest program that provides mentoring, tutoring, and guidance for students until students are admitted in a permanent program. Aretha Fulcher is the program's presenter.

Tuesday, March 17
Exhibit and Technology Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dean B. Ellis Library, first floor lobby
The Technology Fair will display state-of-the-art computer technology, software, equipment, and adaptive technology, as well as showcasing services for persons with disabilities provided by organizations in the area. For more information, contact Vaneta Harvey (, ext. 3964. The fair is sponsored by: Delta Sigma Omicron, a student organization sponsored by Disability Services.

Wednesday, March 18
Iraqi Veteran’s Compelling Story of Struggles and Triumph
11 a.m.-12 noon, Student Union, Mockingbird Room
Anthony Smith, retired U.S. Army Major is this event's presenter. Wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade and flat-lined by the time the medics reached him, this ex-Army Major beat all of the odds and has a compelling story of courage and trials to share. His struggles and successes are an inspiration to all.
Delta Sigma Omicron sponsors this presentation.

Student Forum
12 noon-2 p.m., Student Union, Mockingbird Room
A panel of students with disabilities will discuss the challenges of college life and how they cope with transitions from high school to college and to the work place. Anthony Smith, retired U.S. Army Major will be one of the panelists. For more information, contact Sondra Sims.

Study Skills
2 p.m.-3 p.m., Student Union, Mockingbird Room
ASU students share their unique approaches to proven methods for exam preparation, testing, and issues of focus and concentration. Jane Coburn, Tracy Coburn, and Whitney Collins present this session.

Thursday, March 19
Performance by musical group Image
12 noon, Student Union Center Court
(Alternate Location: Student Union Courtyard)
Four brothers express their love for God through song and with hearts full of gratitude and grace.




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