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99th Year

Feb. 18, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Lecture-Concert Series presents Charles Holt, Thursday, Feb. 19,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society hosts Louis Intres, "The Looting of Baghdad: Implications for Heritage Conservation,"
Feb. 19, 7 p.m.,
ASU Museum,
Room 182


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University Planning Committee meetings scheduled
The first meeting of the University Planning Committee is scheduled on Monday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m., followed by a second meeting on Friday, March 13, at 9 a.m. Discussion of fees will occur at the March 13 meeting. Both meetings will be held in the Library Board Room (8th Floor).   

Annual Soul Food Dinner will be held Feb. 19
Reminder: The fourth Annual Soul Food Dinner has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the ASU Armory. The theme for this year will be "Celebrating Our Roots: Reflecting on our Legacy in the ASU-Jonesboro Community." For details, contact Peggy R. Wright, Planning Committee, at ext. 2325.

Local author to sign book on campus
Robbie Lyle, emeritus associate dean, University College, and director emeritus, Trio programs, will sign copies of her book, "God's Amazing Grace, Mercy, and 'Black Gravy' Brought Me Through," on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m., in ASU's Dean B. Ellis Library. The book signing will take place on the library's third floor exhibitions and programs area. A reception will follow Ms. Lyle's program. Ms. Lyle is currently director of Jonesboro's African American Cultural Center (located in the E. Boone Watson Community Center). For details, contact April Sheppard, ext. 3077.

First Chancellor's Concert scheduled for Feb. 24
On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the ASU Concert Choir and University Singers will join the Wind Ensemble for the first Chancellor’s Concert in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Conductors Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities, and Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and percussion studies will lead the ensembles as they combine to perform works written for both choral and instrumental ensembles. Works by composers Anton Bruckner, David Mazlanka, and Howard Hanson will be featured, as will an arrangement of  “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Lloyd Pfautsch. For more information, contact the music department, ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

College of Business, students, host Barry Melancon
The College of Business and the Graduate Association of Business Students (GABS) will host a luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker BarBarry Melanconry Melancon, president and chief executive officer of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a national professional organization of more than 350,000 CPAs. The luncheon will be held at the Jonesboro Country Club, and tickets are $25 per person. Advance tickets may be purchased from Chris Collins in the College of Business dean’s office before Friday, Feb. 20. Locally, call Dr. William Roe, associate dean of the College of Business, ext. 3035, or see the NewsPage release  

Undergraduate Scholars Day deadline set
Undergraduate Scholars Day (USD) will be held on Tuesday, April 14, in the ASU Student Union. The Honors College is now accepting undergraduate abstracts for inclusion in this year’s program. To submit a presentation, students need to fill out the online form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 13th. Undergraduate Scholars Day is an annual program where students present and share their research or creative work in a professional setting. USD provides a unique opportunity for students to present their research projects in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This program also acts as a platform so that students from across the ASU-Jonesboro campus can learn more about the variety of research and projects occurring at ASU. For details, contact Rebecca Oliver, director, Student Services, the Honors College, at ext. 2308.

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