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98th Year

Jan. 30, 2008

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Mascot Selection Steering Committee meets today, 9 a.m., Chickasaw Room, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union

Faculty Recital Series concert, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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2008 Agribusiness Conference slated for Feb. 13
ASU's College of Agriculture will host the 14th annual Agribusiness Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Fowler Center and Convocation Center. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. at Fowler Center. Admission is free, but luncheon reservations are limited to the first 500. The luncheon address will feature Mark Drabenstott, director of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Regional Competitiveness in Columbia, Mo., on "How Rural Economies Can Compete in the Global Economy." The afternoon program features five special interest sessions, including speakers Dr. Gauri Guha, Economics, and Dr. Kim Pittcock, Horticulture. The complete conference program and registration forms are available online. For details, contact Dr. Bert Greenwalt at ext. 2085, or see the NewsPage release.

Spring semester enrollment is up significantly
As of late Tuesday, the 11th day of classes, the preliminary and unofficial spring semester enrollment stood at 10,369. This number, which exceeds last year's total by more than 360, represents the "unduplicated headcount" at all instructional sites associated with the Jonesboro campus. More details will be announced.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Anders Miolin
Anders Miolin, legendary 13-string guitar virtuoso, will be the featured performer in the 10th event of ASU's Lecture-Concert Series. Miolin's concert "A Fantastic Journey," is Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Miolin's concert is co-sponsored by the ASU Guitar Guild and is free and open to the public. The Swedish-born Miolin performs music from the Renaissance to the contemporary era. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler at ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Howard to inaugurate Hall of Science exhibition
Dr. Dan Howard, ASU's new vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, will officially dedicate a new science exhibit in the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing, at ASU on Monday, Feb. 11, at 12 noon. The opening of "The Hall of Science"  is the official start of the "Week of Science" festivities planned through Friday, Feb. 15. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome. "The Hall of Science" will encompass features like marine skeletons, a marine aquarium, a vivarium, a meteorological station, a mineral collection, and much more, including exhibits demonstrating ongoing research being conducted at ASU. For details, contact Dr. Aldemaro Romero, ext. 3082, or see the NewsPage release.
Middle East Studies Night to be held Monday, Feb. 11
ASU's Middle East Studies Committee will present its annual Middle East Studies Night on Monday, Feb. 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center. The evening will begin with a buffet of Middle Eastern cuisine. A short program will follow, given by last year's Middle East Studies Committee study and research grant recipients. The evening will culminate in the announcement of grant recipients for 2008. The event is free and open to the public. For details, contact Dr. Tom Fiala at 680-8429.

Wilson/Distinguished Service Awards nominations due
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 R. E. Lee Wilson Citizenship Award and the Distinguished Service Awards. The deadline for application is Friday, Feb. 22. Incomplete or late nomination/applications will not be considered. Forms are available online and by request in all deans' offices, the offices of Student Affairs (Administration, Room 228), University Advancement (Administration, Room 104), and the Tribal Leadership Center in the Student Union. Packets should be submitted to University Advancement's Jill Bristow, Administration Building, Room 104, or mailed to Bristow at University Advancement, P.O. Box 1990, State University, Ark. 72467. For details, contact Bristow at ext. 3362. The Wilson and Distinguished Service Awards are presented during ASU's Convocation of Scholars week, set for April 7-13.

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