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Jan. 9, 2009

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2009 Soil and Water Conservation Conference program set
ASU's College of Agriculture and Technology will host the 2009 Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference, an all-day event that will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Convocation Center Meeting Room A, and is followed by a welcome in the Convocation Center auditorium at 8:15 a.m. and the opening session at 8:30 a.m. All sessions will be held in the Convocation Center auditorium. The conference is divided into three sessions focusing on the bioenergy outlook for eastern Arkansas, managing agricultural inputs to maximize profits, and climate change in Arkansas and its potential impacts on agriculture. The registration fee for the day-long conference is $20 and includes refreshments and a luncheon. Register online or contact Loretta Thornton at ext. 3364. For details on sessions and speakers, see the NewsPage release.

SBDTC offers seven seminars in January
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro will present seven three-hour seminars on various topics of interest to the small business owner and entrepreneur during the month of January.The first seminar, “Generational Marketing: Spanning the Generations,” is set for Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 9-noon at the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Hazel Street, Newport. The guest speaker is Susan Glasgow, ASU SBTDC training coordinator.  Seminar topics include marketing, web design, business planning, and business expansion. Advance registration is requested for all seminars. For details or to register, contact the SBTDC at ext. 3517, register online, or see the NewsPage release.  

Science Flicks Series resumes Tuesday, Jan. 20
“This Island Earth,” a 1955 movie known for its groundbreaking special effects, kicks off the 2009 “Science Flicks” film series presented by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State University. The film will be shown Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. Admission is open to ASU students and the general public and is free of charge. The movie, directed by Joseph M. Newman, is still hailed by critics for its special effects which were innovative for the time. The Science Flicks film series, launched in 2007, presents a different film each month portraying scientists and their work. The series is part of a new undergraduate/graduate course, “Science in the Cinema,” which is being offered this fall and also has an Honors option. View a full schedule of movies, or see the NewsPage release for details on "This Island Earth."

World-famous Lipizzaner stallions to appear
The Lipizzaner stallions, "horses of battle and horses of ballet," will perform aThe world-famous Lipizzan stallions will appear at the Convocation Center.t ASU's Convocation Center Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The world-famous white horses and their riders will perform the "Airs above the Ground," dressage, and more, in a 38th anniversary performance. Although the Lipizzaners star, the Spanish Andalusian, the ancestor of the Lipizzaner, also makes an appearance. Tickets can be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office (lower red entrance, Convocation Center), online, by telephone at
(870) 972-ASU1 or toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS.
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