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Feb. 2, 2009

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Dr. Johnson nominated for Inspire Integrity Award
Dr. Ronald Johnson, Zoology, has been recently nominated for the Inspire InDr. Ronald Johnsontegrity Award by his students. This competitive award is offered by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). The Inspire Integrity Award is the nationís only collegiate student-nominated award. The NSCS, with a focus on scholarship, leadership and service, has more than 625,000 members and 233 active chapters.
Dr. Ronald Johnson was also named recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award for 2008, given by the Wilson Center for Academic Advising and Learning Assistance.

Middle East Studies night at Fowler Center Feb. 3
The Middle East Studies Committee and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host the annual Middle East Studies night at Fowler Center on Feb. 3. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a short program will commence at 7 p.m. A selection of free Middle Eastern cuisine will be served to attendees, and there will be a chance to win door prizes. Also, during the program, recipients of grants from the Middle East Studies Committee for 2009-2010 will be announced. For more information, contact Dr. Gloria Gibson, dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and chair of the Middle East Studies Committee, ext. 3973.

Professor Peggy Wright to speak at Soul Food Day
The fourth annual Soul Food Day will be held on Feb. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the ASU Armory. The theme for this year will be "Celebrating Our Roots: Reflecting on our Legacy in the ASU-Jonesboro Community." Peggy Robinson Wright, Geography, and director, the Delta Studies Center, was chosen to speak. A short program will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served thereafter. Sponsors for the event include the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter of the ASU Alumni Association, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Delta Studies Center. For details, or to sign up to bring a dish, contact Peggy R. Wright, Planning Committee, at ext. 2325.

Renowned scholar Dr. Cornel West to offer public lecture
Arkansas State University-Jonesboroís Office of Multicultural Affairs announces a key event in ASUís celebration of Black History Month 2009. Distinguished scholaDr. Cornel Westr Dr. Cornel West will present a public lecture Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. West, who earned two bachelor's degrees magna cum laude from Harvard, earned his PhD at Princeton, where he was described by his professor Martin Kilson as "the most intellectually aggressive and highly cerebral student I have ever taught." Dr. West's lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on Dr. Cornel West’s lecture, call Kimberley Johnson, assistant dean of students, at ext. 2055, or see the NewsPage release.

Deadline for National Student Exchange fast approaching
Rebecca Oliver,  the Honors College, announces that the application deadline is nearing for 2009-2010 exchanges with the National Student Exchange (NSE). Deadline is Friday, Feb. 6. Students seeking information about NSE should visit Rebecca Oliver, NSE Coordinator. NSE is an organization of 200 member colleges and universities that participate in student exchanges in Canada and the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. Virgin Islands. Any ASU student with at least 30 hours has the opportunity to study at another university for up to a year while continuing to pay ASU tuition. ASU is the only school in the state of Arkansas that is a member of this program. For details, contact Rebecca Oliver, director, Student Services, the Honors College, at ext. 2308.

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