Convocation of Scholars deadlines are approaching
case you missed the announcement in the Daily Digest, Convocation of Scholars
2005 will be in April. Nomination forms for the Wilson Award and Distinguished
Service Awards are on the Convocation of
Scholars web site. In addition, those academic units and organizations
that will host events during this time need to make arrangements with the venue
of their choice. Calendar information is needed in University Advancement
by Monday, Feb. 21. For more details and deadlines, see the web site.
Delta Blues Symposium XI: Imagining
In conjunction with
the "Delta Blues Symposium XI: Imagining the Delta," the Department of English
and Philosophy will sponsor two creative writing workshops for fiction writers
and poets on the morning of Saturday, April 9. The fiction workshop will be
conducted by award winning writer John Dufresne, who teaches in the MFA program
at Florida International University. Delta native Jo McDougall will direct the
poetry workshop. She has won the prestigious Porter Prize, among others, and has
also published five books of poetry. Participation in either workshop will be
limited. For details to enroll, see DBS. Friday, April
8, Dufresne and McDougall will read from their work at 7 p.m. in the Fowler
This event is free and open to the public. Delta Blues Symposium XI is
sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy with assistance from the
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Lecture-Concert Series, the
Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program, the Department of Art, the Department of Music,
the Department of Theatre, and the Office of Diversity Initiatives.
Financial Aid staff to assist students
The Office of Financial
Aid and Scholarships is teaming up to help students put “money where their heart
is.” Financial aid staffers are offering their services to students in the area
this weekend at the new Jazzman’s Hardwired Café. With Tuesday, Feb. 15, as the
priority filing date for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid),
representatives will be on hand from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, and 4-7 p.m. on
Monday, Feb. 14, and Tuesday, Feb. 15. No reservations are needed and assistance
will be provided to parents and their families of prospective students whether
attending ASU or not. Current ASU students are also invited. For more see the
Major gift to Cooper Alumni Center
The Alumni Association announced a major
gift on Friday from Betty Jackson of Conway in honor of her late husband, former
State Banking Commissioner Marlin Jackson. The contribution was given toward the
$5 million, 20,000 square-foot Cooper Alumni Center. It will contain a room
dedicated to ASU history that will be named the Marlin D. Jackson History Room.
Read more on the NewsPage.
Agri-Business Conference features Farm Bureau head
Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau
Federation, will give his organization's view of trade policy issues at
the 11th annual Agri-Business Conference coming up next week, Wednesday, Feb. 16.
He will be a panelist at a general session, the he will deliver the luncheon
address on "American Agriculture: Do We Have a Vision."
See Agri-Business for more details about the
department to present "winds" concert
The Department of Music
the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic
Winds in concert on Monday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland
Hall. This concert will be under the direction of Ed Alexander and Dr. Kenneth
D. Carroll. The concert will include “Windsprints” by
Richard Saucedo; “Of Honor, Joy and Celebration” by Jared Spears; “Whatsoever
Things” by Mark Camphouse; “Shortcut Home” by Dana Wilson; “Grant Them Eternal
Rest” by Andrew Boysen; “Ritual Dances” by Shawn E. Okepebholo; “Symphonic
Episodes” by Brian Balmages; “Concert Variations” by Claude T. Smith; “Dusk” by
Steven Bryant and “Grace Praeludium” by Francis McBeth.
Renowned biologist Dr. John Todd here for Lecture~Concert
Dr. John Todd, internationally recognized
biologist, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Fowler Center.
Todd’s presentation, What Can Be Destroyed Can Be Healed: The Promise of
Ecological Design will be the third event of the 2004-05 Lecture~Concert
Series. It is presented with the support of the College of Agriculture, the
College of Sciences and Mathematics, the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program
and the Judd Hill Foundation. This presentation is held in conjunction with the
2005 Agri-business Conference slated for earlier in the day, where
Todd will be
a featured speaker.
Day set for Feb. 24
The Spirit Club and Student Activities
Board (SAB) will host the 8th annual Pride Day celebration on
Thursday, Feb. 24. J
udging of the
Office Decoration Contest
will kick off Pride Day at 9 a.m. The Pride
Day Awards Reception will be held in the Student Union Auditorium at 2 p.m. The
proclamation from Governor Mike Huckabee declaring ASU Pride Day an official day
of celebration will be read by SGA President Jake Hampton. The Princess, Indian
Brave, and Chief Big Track awards will be presented along with the Lt. Col.
Barney Smith Award and the Outstanding Student Organization Awards. Everyone is
encouraged to wear scarlet and black to the men’s basketball game against
Louisiana-Lafayette that evening.
For an award application or for more information, call the SAB
Office at 972-2055.
Judd Hill Foundation has new web page for
A new interactive web page
has been launched featuring 10 years of cotton growing research results from
trials using the latest advanced agricultural technology at the Judd Hill
Plantation in Poinsett County. The new web page is located at
gives a detailed account of cotton growing research history on the 4,000-acre
farm and provides specific results for yield, length, strength, uniformity and
turnout percentage. Judd Hill Foundation Trustee Mike Gibson, a member of the
ASU Board of Trustees, said the new web page is in keeping with the Annual Judd
Hill Field Day Committee’s commitment to use the latest technology for the
benefit of cotton growers across the country. Last year, the Judd Hill
Foundation gave $1 million to provide the Judd Hill Chair of Agricultural
Biotechnology at ASU.
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