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98th Year

Feb. 6, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Museum, Cultural Diversity Celebration, Thursday, Feb. 7,
3-6 p.m.

Soul Food Community Festival, Thursday,  
Feb. 7, 5:30-8 p.m., ASU Armory

"Week of Science" begins Monday, Feb. 11, 12 noon, Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing



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'Science Flicks' to present 'The Andromeda Strain' Dr. David Gilmore
This week, the "Science Flicks" series, sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Physics, presents the movie "The Andromeda Strain," on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing, Room 219. The featured panelist will be Dr. David Gilmore, Environmental Biology. Admission is free. For details, contact the Department of Biological Sciences, ext. 3082.

Dr. Stillwell wins national physical education award
Dr. Jim Stillwell, Physical Education, was recently selected as winner of the Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Service Award by the board of directors of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). This award is one of the most prestigious awards given by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), the largest national association of those involved in physical education. The Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Service Award is given to honor professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of physical education for children at state, district and national levels. Stillwell will receive his award in April at NASPE's national convention in Fort Worth.

'Icebreakers for the University Classroom' slated, Feb. 13
The Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching will present a free workshop, "Icebreakers for the University Classroom," Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12 noon, in the Mockingbird Room, ASU Student Union. The guest speaker will be Dr. Allen Seed of the University of Memphis, who will present ideas for getting to know students better and helping students in a given class work together as a cohesive group. For details, contact Dr. Ruth Owens, ext. 3481, or Dr. Karen Yanowitz, ext. 3064.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to present Jeff Johnson
In honor of Black History Month, ASU's Office of Multicultural Affairs presents Black Entertainment Television (BET) host and producer Jeff Johnson on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Johnson will present a lecture, "Leadership in the 21st Century." Admission is free. For details, contact Kimberley Johnson, ext. 2055, or see the NewsPage release for a link to additional information on Jeff Johnson.

Dr. Drabenstott to speak at Agribusiness Conference
Dr. Mark Drabenstott, director of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Regional Competitiveness at the University of Missouri, will be the luncheon speaker for the 14th annual Agribusiness Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Convocation Center. Drabenstott's topic is, "Can Rural Regions Compete in the Global Economy?" He will also speak in an afternoon session, "Helping Rural Regions Compete: Innovation and Entrepreneurship." Alan McVey, ASU's Delta Center for Economic Development, will also participate in this session. For details on the Agribusiness Conference, contact Dr. Bert Greenwalt, ext. 2085. For more on Dr. Drabenstott and RUPRI, see the NewsPage release.

Get tested on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, on Thursday, Feb. 7, the Student Health Center will host a free HIV testing clinic from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic is open to all students, faculty, and staff of all nationalities, genders and races.

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