Feb. 14, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* Agribusiness Conference today, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Convocation and Fowler Centers

* Relationship Screening today, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Counseling Center, Student Union, Room 2203

"Food for the Soul" Soul Food Dinner, Thursday, Feb. 15, 5-7 p.m., ASU Armory

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Deadline looms for Wilson, Distinguished Service award
The deadline to submit nominations/applications for the 2007 R. E. Lee Wilson Citizenship and Distinguished Service Awards is Friday, Feb. 16. Nomination forms are available online at http://events.astate.edu/scholars/Wilson-DSAAward.htm.  Incomplete or late nomination/application packets will not be considered. Packets should be submitted to Jill Bristow, University Advancement, Room 104,  Administration Building. For details, e-mail Jill Bristow or call ext. 3362.

Counseling Center sponsors national Save A Life Tour
On Thursday, Feb. 15, and Friday, Feb. 16, the national Save A Life Tour will come to ASU's Student Union Center Court from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The tour, a high impact alcohol awareness program, reflects ASU's concern for student safety. For details, call the Counseling Center, ext. 2318 or see http://www.savealifetour.net/default.htm

Deadline for Fine Arts annual juried student show set
The Art Student Union at ASU will be accepting artwork from current ASU students for the annual juried student show. Participants may bring ready-to-hang artwork to the Fine Arts Center Gallery in the Fine Arts Center on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-  16, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All entries are $5 per work, with no limit to the number of pieces entered. This year's juror is Helena Reckitt, senior curator of programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. For details, contact Shannon Smithee. 

Brain Bee regional winners go to state competition
The ASU Society for Neuroscience hosted a regional Brain Bee on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Jonesboro Area Technical Center (JATC) on the campus of Jonesboro High School. Nine 11th- and 12th-grade students from Bay, Westside, and Jonesboro participated in the first run-off competition in Northeast Arkansas. Sondra Smith, a teacher at JATC, was a co-coordinator of the event, along with ASU-SFN faculty co-sponsors Dr. Malathi Srivatsan and Dr. Amy R. Pearce, and ASU-SFN student members Jonathan Treece and Justin Yancey. Participants completed a written exam followed by an oral round, testing knowledge of the brain and central nervous system. The winners in the regional competition were Aziah Hellums of Westside, in first place, Anne Marie Mathis of Jonesboro, in second place, and Jessica West  of Jonesboro, in third place and Amber Hunter of Westside, alternate. The students and Smith will travel to Little Rock, where the students will represent Northeast Arkansas in the state Central Arkansas Brain Bee competition at the Peabody Hotel today. Travel funding was provided by ASN-SNF.

ASU to honor El Dorado Promise Scholarship
Seniors at El Dorado High School who are recipients of the El Dorado Promise Scholarship, sponsored by Murphy Oil Co., will be able to attend ASU, according to Chancellor Robert L. Potts. ASU admissions counselors will attend the College Program at El Dorado High School on Thursday, Feb. 22, to explain the opportunities offered by ASU. ASU has extended its scholarship application deadline to March 1 this year for El Dorado seniors. For details, see NewsPage release.

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