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Jan. 2, 2008

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Welcome back to new year, new semester
ASU welcomes back all faculty, staff, and students for the beginning of a new semester. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 14, and spring break is Monday-Friday, March 17-21. Spring Commencement will be held Saturday, May 10.

Center for Economic Development heads up delegation
Alan McVey and Frankie Gilliam of ASU's Delta Center for Economic Development recently led a delegation to Cheyenne, Wyo., on a city planning study trip. Findings will be used to support Project ADAPT, a web-based economic development analysis tool. The project is a partnership between ASU's Delta Center, the East Arkansas Planning and Development District, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Institute for Economic Advancement. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Hanrahan to serve on Governor's Roundtable
Dr. Susan Hanrahan, Nursing and Health Professions, is among 30 Arkansans who have agreed to serve on the Governor's Roundtable on Health Care. Gov. Mike Beebe announced the formation of the panel in August, and the recently named roundtable members include consumers, business representatives, health care representatives, and community leaders. The roundtable seeks new approaches and strategies for improving health and health care for Arkansans.

Professor Rowe to mentor two SURF recipients
Bill Rowe, Art, and students Leah Chunestudy and Joey Chunestudy were recently notified that their proposal, "Investigating Native American Pottery along the St. Francis River," was awarded two Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants for the 2007-08 academic year by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). Rowe will serve as faculty mentor for the project. The SURF program allows undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research in their fields of study with a faculty mentor's assistance. Winners must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 30 or more credit hours in a degree program at the time of funding, and a faculty mentor.

Deadline for Middle East Studies Committee Grants looms
The deadline is rapidly approaching for submission of grant proposals to the Middle East Studies Committee for faculty, staff, and students. The Committee welcomes grant applicants from all disciplines and from all ASU-Jonesboro colleges. Applicants should submit two copies of the completed proposal to the Office of International Programs by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14. For details, contact Dean Gloria Gibson, Sue Marlay, call ext. 2329, or click here for proposal requirements.

Luna Nova to perform in Lecture-Concert Series
Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, a group of contemporary musicians, will be the featured performers in the eighth event of Arkansas State University’s 2007-2008 Lecture-Concert Series. Luna Nova will present a concert of the works of George Crumb, Toru Takemitsu, Chinary Ung, and others, on  Monday, Jan. 14, 7:30  p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, the Honors College, at ext. 2308. All Lecture-Concert Series events are free and open to the public.

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