Middle East Studies Award recipients announced
On Feb. 5, the Middle East Studies Committee announced the recipients of
this year's awards. The awards support academic research focused on
Middle Eastern culture. This year's recipients include Kristin Walker, an undergraduate psychology major
with a music minor, who will participate in a thirty-day study
abroad course of Arabic culture in Jordan, Nicole Jones, an
undergraduate journalism major, who will participate in an
eight-week study abroad program at the American University in Cairo, Fatme Myuhtar-May,
a doctoral student in Heritage Studies, who will conduct
ethnographic research for her dissertation in Turkey, and faculty
member Dr. Gilbert Fowler,
professor of journalism, who will study media in the Middle East,
primarily in Kuwait. For details, see
ASU closer to acquisition of
U.S. Army Reserve Center
ASU has moved closer to acquiring the U.S. Army
Reserve Center property on Caraway Road. On Jan. 10, the Board of
Trustees adopted a resolution to make application to the Secretary
of Education for the federal government surplus property to be used
by the university for the building of a Math/Science Academy.
has now been approved by the U. S. Department of Education and the
ARC Jonesboro Local Redevelopment Authority.
According to Dr. Cynthia Miller, director of the Delta Institute for
Math and Science Education, “The Math/Science Academy, planned for
the Army Reserve building, will be a huge asset for math, science,
technology, and engineering students, teachers, and faculty." For
details, see NewsPage release.
Counseling Center to hold screening,
The ASU Counseling
Center announced its Healthy Relationship Screening Day and "Love on
the Rocks" lecture series. Dr. Rafik S. Jacob of the Counseling
Center says, "It is a wonderful opportunity for students (and perhaps faculty
and staff) to consider the health of their relationships, including those
with friends, lovers, spouses, and roommates." The Healthy Relationship Screening
will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Counseling Center (Student Union, Room 2203). The screenings will
provide tips on relationship enhancement. All lectures in the "Love
on the Rocks" lecture series will be held in the Student Union Osage Room.
Dates for individual lectures are Feb. 13, 14, and 20, and
Mar. 1, 5, and 27. For details, contact the Counseling Center at ext.
2318 or see the NewsPage
ASU Museum screens two documentary films
In recognition of
Black History Month, on Saturday, Feb. 10, the ASU
Museum is sponsoring “In Our Own Backyard: History in the Making,” in
Museum Room 182. The program will feature two documentary films, both
focusing on historic events in small Arkansas Delta towns. At 1 p.m.,
Dr. Robert Franklin’s “Reconciliation and the Elaine, Arkansas Race Riot
of 1919: Forgive or Forget” will be featured. This award-winning film
traces the history and legacy of the Elaine, Arkansas race riot of 1919.
Free popcorn and drinks will be served at intermission. At 2:30 p.m.,
David Appleby’s “Hoxie: The First Stand” will be shown. Appleby’s film
tells the story of one town’s early efforts at integration and the
ensuing controversy. Admission is free, and the running time for each
film is one hour. For more information, contact Stephanie Pointer at
972-2074, or see release on NewsPage.
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