Feb. 7, 2005

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Convocation of Scholars deadlines are approaching 
In 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 the Delta
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 Center.
  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 this weekend

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 NewsPage.

Major gift to Cooper Alumni Center announced Friday
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 conference.

Music department to present "winds" concert
The Department of Music will present 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.        

Pride 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. Judging 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 Field Day
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 www.juddhillplantation.org and 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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