Feb. 6, 2006

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Black History Month continues

Middle East Studies Night, tonight

Preview Day, Wednesday 

Heritage Studies Public Lecture,

Sideman opens,

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Dr. Cundall publishes two articles
Dr. Michael Cundall, Philosophy, has published two articles: Autism’s Relation to Theory of Mind, Executive Control and Simulation Theory in the “Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies” and How to Develop and Promote an Undergraduate Research Day in “Honors in Practice." For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, go to Campus News. 

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Last Friday, Feb. 3, at the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board's quarterly meeting, ASU was approved for a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. The proposed 33-credit hour master's program in criminal justice will complement the bachelor's program, which began in 1985. The master's program will be implemented next fall.

Jordanian and Israeli scholars on campus
The Department of Political Science and the Middle East Studies Committee will host two scholars from Jordan and Israel this week.  In addition to their scholarly achievements, both have served as cabinet ministers in their respective national governments.  The guests will speak to several classes today through Thursday and attend Middle East Studies Night activities this evening.  They also will be guests of honor at a reception in the Political Science Department student lounge today from 3:15 until 4:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.  For details, contact Dr. Charles Hartwig in Political Science.

Mardi Gras Madness: Thursday in Greene County
ASU will host Mardi Gras Madness at the Paragould Chamber of Commerce this Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The drop-in will include plenty of festive food, giveaways, prizes, and even a scholarship. Representatives from ASU will be available to answer questions and accept applications for scholarships, admissions, and residence life. The event is free. For more details, contact Jake Hampton at 972-3024 or via email at jhampton@astate.edu.

Scholarship deadline is Feb. 15
Wednesday, Feb. 15, is the priority deadline for all ASU scholarships. All students applying for scholarships should submit a scholarship application and complete the admissions requirements prior to that date.

Heritage Studies presents public lecture, Thursday
Digital Archives, Oral History and The Civil Rights Movement will be presented by the Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program at 4 p.m. this Thursday in room 157 of the ASU Museum. The public lecture will be given by Dr. Douglas A. Boyd, program manager for the Kentucky Oral History Commission of the Kentucky Historical Society. Boyd has served as the senior archivist for the oral history and folklife collections at the Kentucky Historical Society, where he managed an archive of more than 8,000 interviews.  Boyd has designed the Civil Rights portion of the Kentucky Oral History Project’s online digital media database. For more details, see the NewsPage.

First Friday, report from Dr. Wyatt
This month's First Friday report by ASU President Dr. Les Wyatt was distributed to all faculty and staff on Friday, Feb. 3. This month's report included the university's plan and action steps to hire a chancellor for the ASU-Jonesboro campus. To see First Friday, click here.

Sideman opens Friday
The Theatre Department will open the third production of the 2005-06 season this Friday with the Tony Award-winning drama Sideman by Warren Leight. Sideman will be performed in the Drama Theatre at Fowler Center. Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday, and Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15, all at 7:30 p.m. For more details, see the NewsPage.

King's Singers here for pre-Valentine's concert
The King’s Singers will perform at Fowler Center next Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Performance tickets may be purchased by calling 972-2781 or at the ASU Central Box Office. Prices are $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff, with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6. For more information, call the Fowler Center at 972-3471 or see the news release.

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