Feb. 2, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Craighead County Spelling Bee scheduled for today has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 9

* Lipizzaner Stallions, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Convocation Center

* ASU Theatre, "The House of Yes," Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10; Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 13-14, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center


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Honors College seeks a few good professors
The Honors College has 350 new honors students seeking new classes and the energetic and exciting professors required to teach them. Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean of The Honors College invites queries. Openings are available for honors sections of general education courses, upper-division courses, or the development of new courses. The Honors College is receptive to a multitude of ideas or interests. Professors teaching an honors course receive double the credit for the number of students in the section. For more information, contact Dr. Fowler or call ext. 2308. 

ASU partners to support North Delta Ag Expo 2007
The North Delta Ag Expo 2007 will be held Feb. 8-9 at the Craighead County Fairgrounds. Major sponsors of the expo's educational programming are the ASU College of Agriculture, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, which includes the Cooperative Extension Service, the Craighead County Farm Bureau, and the Arkansas Farm Bureau. The goal of the exposition is to combine a traditional farm expo with educational programs and to provide a showcase for new agri-technologies, according to Dr. Greg Phillips, dean of the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, and Sciences and Mathematics. Approximately 50 exhibitors are expected, and U of A Cooperative Extension scientists will present Restricted Use Pesticide Application training. Continuing professional education credits are also available. For details, see NewsPage.

Post-earthquake safety evaluation training at ASU
The beginning of February marks Seismic Awareness Week in Arkansas and surrounding states. On Feb. 9, ASU will host an Applied Technology Council seminar (ATC-20 Seminar) for post-earthquake safety evaluation of buildings training. The seminar runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and will be held in the College of Agriculture, Room 203, 119 South Caraway Road. Cost of the seminar is $25. Steve Sharp, of  the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., is the instructor. The seminar is open to engineers, engineering students, architects, building officials, emergency management personnel and building inspectors and contractors, particularly if such persons are willing to volunteer as state building inspectors in the event of a natural disaster. This seminar is co-sponsored by FEMA, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Arkansas Electrical Cooperative, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Derek Greenfield is 5th speaker in Leadership Series
Derek Greenfield, founder and senior consultant for VOICES (Visions for Organizations and Individuals to Create Effective Solutions), a motivational and educational consulting firm, is the fifth featured speaker in ASU's Leadership Development Series. His lecture, "What Happens to a Dream Deferred?" is Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. The Leadership Development Series is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. According to Jerrod O. Lockhart, assistant dean of students, "Greenfield is a wonderful lecturer who will discuss self-responsibility, hope, and the power of a dream. He has a remarkable ability to connect with an audience, to motivate and empower them." For details, contact Jerrod O. Lockhart at ext. 2055.

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