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Disabilities Awareness Week 2009 slated for March
Feb. 27, 2009 --
ASU's Office of Disability Services has set ASU's Disabilities Awareness
Week 2009 for Tuesday-Thursday, March 10-March-17.
Services is directed by
Dr. Jenifer Rice-Mason
(email@example.com). For more
information, contact Disability Services at (870) 972-3964.
Events of the week are listed below.
11 a.m.-12 noon, Riceland Hall,
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
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org), ext. 3964. The fair is sponsored by: Delta
Sigma Omicron, a student organization sponsored by Disability Services.
Wednesday, March 18
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.
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.
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
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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.