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99th Year

Feb. 13, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States, Friday, Feb. 13,
8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Convocation Center Auditorium and
Meeting Room A

ASU Theatre presents "Talk Radio," Friday-Saturday, Feb. 13-14, Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 17-18, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

Lecture-Concert Series presents pianist Joel Fan, Monday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center


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Lecture-Concert Series presents Charles Holt Feb. 19
Musician, storyteller, and multifaceted entertainer Charles Holt is the featured performer in the next event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Charles HoCharles Holtlt will present “A Journey through an American Quilt of Songs: ‘Sole’ Music Featuring Charles Holt” on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Holt, who acts, sings, writes, and produces, grew up in Nashville, Tenn., and is an alumnus of Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity at ASU and is free and open to the public. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.
School Psychology track is awarded national approval
ASU’s Department of Psychology and Counseling, College of Education, recently received national approval. The School Psychology track of the Educational Specialist degree program in Psychology and Counseling was designated  “Nationally Approved-Conditional” by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. John D. Hall, Psychology and Counseling, coordinates the track. National approval came as part of seeking reaccreditation for the teacher education programs at ASU by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Approval provides graduates the opportunity to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP). The track itself prepares students to become licensed School Psychology Specialists (SPS). For details, contact Dr. John D. Hall, ext. 3064, or see the NewsPage release.

Davis bowls perfect game, is awarded ring
Rodney J. Davis, Student Union, recently bowled a perfect 300 game at the Jonesboro Bowling Center and was awarded his 300 ring from the U.S. Bowling CongreRodney J. Davisss Thursday, Feb. 5. The 1984 ASU graduate also rolled a 226, 217, and 257 on the same night in December during the Commercial Doubles League. Mr. Davis, who began bowling in 2002, has several awards, including League Game Award as well as 600 Series, 700 Series, 750 Series, and a 299 game for which he also received a ring. Mr. Davis has held a 200+ average on several leagues since 2005. His current averages on the five leagues he bowls in range from 204-228. He is also a member of the Arkansas Senior Scratch Bowling Tour. Mr. Davis has worked for Facilities Management and Residence Life.

ASU employees invited to sign up for fitness challenge
ASU employees are invited to join the Blue and You Fitness Challenge, a three-month contest (March 1-May 31) developed to encourage physical activity among employees by exercising through checkpoints on a virtual map of the United States. The deadline to sign up is Saturday, Feb. 28. Participants are challenged to log physical activity over the course of the program. ASU will compete locally with St. Bernards and with other entities nationwide. To sign up for the fitness challenge, click here. Enter "ASU" as the group code on the lower right side of page and click "register." Fill out registration page with an ID and password of your choosing. This year, participants are also invited to create teams within the organization. To do so, check the “I would like to for a team” box on the registration page. Beginning March 1, participants are encouraged to exercise and log it on the website. For details, contact Chris Enger at ext. 3974.

KASU presents Valerie June at Blue Monday-Paragould
KASU 91.9 FM presents Valerie June at the next Blue Monday-Paragould onValerie June Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Red Goose Deli, 117 N. Pruett Street, downtown Paragould. Valerie June performed live at the first National Women in Blues Festival in Wilmington, N.C., in 2006. Admission to the Blue Monday-Paragould concert featuring Valerie June is free, thanks to sponsors MOR Media, Inc. and KASU, but seating is limited. KASU is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of ASU. For details, contact Todd Rutledge, KASU’s development director, at ext. 2807.

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