Feb. 16, 2006

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Political science professors publish refereed article
Dr. William McLean, Political ScienceDr. Patrick Stewart, Political ScienceDr. Patrick Stewart and Dr. William McLean, Political Science, recently published an article titled Public Opinion Toward the First, Second and Third Generations of Plant Biotechnology in “In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant.” This refereed article was in the November-December 2005 issue.
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Dr. Bob Franklin honored for his documentary
Dr. Bob FranklinDr. Bob Franklin, KASU, was recognized earlier this month by the Accolade Competition with an honorable mention for his work on the documentary, Reconciliation and the Elaine, Arkansas, Race Riot Of 1919:  Forgive Or Forget. The Accolade Competition honors and gives recognition to outstanding craft and creativity in film, video, television and commercials.

9th annual Pride Day is today
The Spirit Club and the Student Activities Board (SAB) will host the 9th annual Pride Day celebration today. The Pride Day Awards Reception will be at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. The Princess Award will be given to Andrea Ball-Scott, Athletics, the Indian Brave Award will be given to Dr. Herman Strickland, University College, and Chief Big Track will be given to Coach Steve Roberts and the football team. These awards will be presented along with the Lt. Colonel Barney Smith Award and the Outstanding Student Organization Awards. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Music & art departments collaborate this Sunday
The Department of Music will present the fourth concert in the 2005-06 Faculty Recital Series this Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bradbury Gallery of Fowler Center. The faculty recital is the first collaboration between the music department and the art department. Feb. 19 will be the last day of the Faculty Biennial Exhibition in the Bradbury Gallery. The program for the afternoon will include Impromptu in B-flat, Op. Posth. 142, D. 935, No. 3 for solo piano, performed by Dr. Lauren Schack Clark. She will then be joined by Matthew Carey to perform Schubert’s Schwanengesang (Swan Song).
Black History Month: featured speaker is Tuesday
The highlight of Black History Month will be a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium featuring Ms. Deborah Mathis, author of Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don’t Feel at Home. Mathis, a professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Washington, D.C. program, is a former news anchor for the Little Rock television station KATV. For more details, contact Jerrod Lockhart at 972-2055 or via email at jlockhar@astate.edu or see the NewsPage for details.

Mardi Gras Celebration hosted by SAB
The Student Activities Board (SAB) will host a Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Student Union from 6 to 10 p.m. Activities will begin on the first floor with a palm reader, caricature artist, and a tattoo artist. Party-goers will also have the chance to make their own Mardi Gras mask. Live music will be in the center court. On the third floor, prizes will be awarded to the winners of the pool tournament, the Texas Hold’em tournament, and a Blackjack tournament. The movie Rent will be shown in the Auditorium. The cafeteria will feature a Cajun-theme meal, complete with “King Cake” and non-alcoholic daiquiris. This event is free for students, who will need to bring their ID’s. For more details, refer students to the SAB office at 972-2055.

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