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98th Year

Jan. 23, 2008

Calendar highlights:

SAB presents
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 21-23

Beck PRIDE Center drop-in, Thursday,
Jan. 24, 2-4 p.m., Chickasaw Room, Student Union

Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference, Thursday, Jan. 24


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Dr. Cooksey wins national award for student advocacy
Dr. Lynita Cooksey, University College, is one of 10 nationwide recipients, selected from more than 100 nominees, of the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award. This award, presented by the University of South Carolina's National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and Houghton Mifflin Publishing, honors faculty, administrators, staff, and students for outstanding work on behalf of first-year students and for the impact their efforts have had on their institutional cultures. Recipients will be formally honored in San Francisco at the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience. Dr. Cooksey, who currently serves as interim dean, University College, is also associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research at ASU.

Fowler Center Series presents Time for Three in concert
Time for Three, the eclectic, dynamic genre-bending trio of classically trained string musicians, takes the stage of Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. For details, call Fowler Center at ext. 3471, or see the NewsPage release. To purchase tickets, call the Central Box Office at ext. 2781 or go online to

ASU's Double Reed and Piano Trio to perform in Florida
The ASU Double Reed and Piano Trio will be guest artists at University of Florida in Gainesville on Saturday-Monday, Jan. 26-28. The members, Dr. Dan Ross, oboe, Dr. Dale Clark, bassoon, and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, piano, will perform a recital on Sunday, Jan. 27. Dr. Ross and Dr. Dale Clark will also teach reed-making classes on Monday, Jan. 28.

Rehearsals begin for performance of Handel's 'Messiah'
The ASU/Community Chorus will begin rehearsals on Monday, Jan. 28, for the joint performance of Handel's "Messiah" with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The performance will take place Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, as part of the Fowler Center Series. Joining the chorus may be counted for undergraduate or graduate credit. For details, contact Dr. Dale Miller at ext. 3841.

Summer in Australia still within reach
Information sessions for the Summer in Australia program will be held today at 12 noon in the Office of International Programs Lounge (Room 200 in the International Student Center). This program is offered June 2-24, 2008. Visits to Sydney and the nationís capital of Canberra are planned, and there are opportunities to see Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef. For details, contact Dr. Amy Pearce, faculty leader, at ext. 3282, or
Carl Lindquist, Study Abroad advisor, at ext. 3168.

Deadline extended for study abroad in Florence
The deadline for application and $200 deposit for the College of Fine Arts Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy, has been extended to Thursday, January 31. The program, which runs Wednesday, May 28-Sunday, June 29, is open to all ASU students and non-ASU students. See the College of Fine Arts in Italy web page, or call Renee O'Connor, ext. 3050, for details.

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