Feb. 13, 2006

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Black History Month continues

Sideman continues

The King's Singers, today

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band, Tuesday

AgriBusiness Conference,

* Brown Bag Lecture,

* Pride Day,


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Town Hall Forums, reservations due at noon today
The process for selecting a chancellor for the Jonesboro campus
will include a series of Town Hall Forums where students, faculty, staff and other interested individuals may provide input into the selection. Interested persons should register by 12 noon today for one of 17 Town Hall Forums scheduled for this Wednesday through Friday. Click on Chancellor Search to access the web page to register; click on NewsPage to review a news release about the process. 

Chancellor Search Advisory Committee named
Members of the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee are being announced today. Academic representatives are: Dr. Chuck Carr, department chair, English and Philosophy;
Dr. Jerry Farris, associate dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics; Dr. Dick Freer, vice president of the Faculty Senate and associate professor of social work; Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Delta Heritage Initiatives; Dr. Veda McClain, department chair, Teacher Education; Dr. Jeff Pittman, associate professor of accounting and law; Dr. Andy Sustich, dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Tina Teague, professor of entomology and plant science; and Nonie Wiggins, assistant professor of nursing and faculty athletics committee representative; Staff representatives are Tammy Fowler, interim director of admissions, Victor Hill, president of Staff Senate and counselor in Financial Aid, and Dr. J. W. Mason, associate vice chancellor for finance and administration.  Student representatives are Tiffany Frazier, vice president of the SGA, and Jason Smith, a master's program student. Community representatives are Rosalie Barber, Marilyn Hummelstein, Ben Owens and Harold Perrin.  Dr. Glen Jones, assistant to the president for diversity initiatives, is serving as chair.

Dr. Gail Hudson named department chair

Dr. Gail Hudson
Dr. Gail Hudson, professor of marketing, has been named department chair for marketing and management in the College of Business. Dr. Hudson came to ASU in 1985 as a marketing professor, after a couple of years at Freed Hardeman College in Tennessee. She teaches marketing, marketing research, health care and direct marketing, several Internet courses as well as an occasional statistics course. In addition, she has served on numerous university and search committees. Dr. Hudson holds a bachelor's degree in economics, an MBA from ASU and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Alabama. Congratulations to Dr. Hudson! 

Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) tickets on saleGen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
The Liberty Bank Distinguished Lecture Series will present a lecture by Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) on Thursday, April 13. His 7:30 p.m. address on Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust, and Values will be in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Tickets are now on sale for the lecture at $50 each. They may be purchased by calling University Advancement at 972-3362. In addition, a limited number of seats are available for the VIP dinner, which will be held from 5:15 6:15 p.m. prior to the lecture. Tickets for the VIP dinner include dinner, the lecture and a copy of his book My American Journey. Tickets are $100 for the VIP dinner, which will be held in the Hames Room of the Convocation Center.
For a news release about Powell's visit, see the NewsPage.

Brown Bag Lecture is Wednesday
The College of Humanities and Social Science will kick off the 2006 Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in room 216 of Wilson Hall. The lecture, What to do with Inappropriate, Racist and Ethnic Humor, will be presented by Dr. Michael Cundall, Philosophy.

Preview Day deemed a huge success
Last Wednesday, ASU hosted Preview Day for high seniors and their parents with more than 550 students attending, along with nearly 200 parents. These students were from Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri and as far away as Illinois. They attended sessions on financial aid, scholarships, residence life, and admissions, in addition to browsing through the academic and student life expo. The last Preview Day will be held on Thursday, March 30.
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.

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