Feb. 5, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* Leadership Development Series, Derek Greenfield, Tuesday, Feb. 6,
6 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* 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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Identity Solutions Symposium and Workshop to be held
ASU-Jonesboro will host the Identity Solutions Symposium and Workshop on Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 21- 22, 2007. The symposium brings together more than 30 experts from academia, industry, and government to address various aspects of implementing automatic identification technologies. Speakers will include Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Dr. Richard Nader, National Science Foundation, Dr. John Sanders, Food and Drug Administration, and Jennifer Barrett, Acxiom Corp., among many others. Topics will include ID Technologies, ID Management, Quality, and Security, ID Socioeconomic Issues and Impact, ID Applications and Practices, and ID Parallel Workshops. As Dr. Farhad Moeeni, Business, notes, "The socioeconomic, legal and Identity Solutionsethical issues of implementing these auto-id technologies are among the most complex and least understood subjects in identity solutions. Auto-id technology is used to regulate efficiency, transparency, safety, and security. Auto-id technology will affect everyone." Registration closes Feb. 15. For details, contact Dr. Moeeni or see the NewsPage release or the symposium website.

Agribusiness Conference slated for February
Arkansas State University will host the 13th annual Agribusiness Conference on Feb. 14, 2007, at the Fowler and Convocation Centers. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. at Fowler Center. The conference focuses on bioenergy technology and its impact on producers, consumers, and agribusiness. The conference also includes updates on agricultural policy, commodity-specific market information, and a presentation on the new Southern Tenant Farmers Museum. The general session speakers are Sam Dortch, chemical engineer/manager of research and development, FutureFuel Chemical Company, on biofuel production, Spencer Swayze, manager, business development, Ceres, Inc.,  on biotechnology and dedicated energy crops, and attorney/agribusinessman Cal McCastlain on biofuel production impact. James R. Wiesenmeyer, vice president of Informa Economics, and Richard E. Bell, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, will also speak. The luncheon address will feature ASU alumnus J. B. Penn, Deere & Company's chief economist and former U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture. For a complete conference program and on-line registration, see http://agri.astate.edu.

ASU Department of Music offers Singing Valentines
Quartets from the Arkansas State University Concert Choir and University Singers Men’s and Women’s Choirs will deliver Singing Valentines on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, to patrons within a 20-mile radius of Jonesboro. Singing Valentines must be ordered in advance by Monday, Feb. 12, and will be $20 each. Additional songs may be performed for $10 each. The valentine songs will be delivered with a card and a carnation, and may be purchased from any ASU choir member, or by calling 870-972-3841. Proceeds will benefit the ASU Choir’s performance tour to Carnegie Hall in January 2008.
The ASU choirs are under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities, assisted by Justin Register, graduate choral conducting student. Project chair for the Singing Valentines fundraiser is Katie Willeford. Patrons may select from the following songs: “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “In the Still of the Night,” “Hello, Mary Lou,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “When I Fall in Love.”

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