Feb. 21, 2005

This week:

Middle East Studies Night,
Fowler Center, tonight @
6:30 p.m.

Pride Day
this Thursday

with Ian Hominick, Fowler Center, Thursday,
@ 7:30 p.m.

Crimes of the Heart,
Opens Friday

Board of Trustees,
Friday at 10 a.m.

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Middle East Studies Night this evening at Fowler Center
This evening, ASU will celebrate Middle Eastern culture with the annual Middle East Studies Night in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, the evening will follow with a 7 p.m. light dinner of Middle Eastern cuisine and presentations. It is free and open to the public. Visit the NewsPage for more details.

Dean Flores accepts deanship at Texas State
Dr. Hector Flores, inaugural dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, has accepted an appointment as dean of the College of Science at Texas State University in San Marcos, effective July 1. See details on the ASU NewsPage.

Scholarships for women working in higher education

The Arkansas Council of Women in Higher Education has several scholarships to award at the spring meeting. The scholarships will benefit women who are working in higher education and are seeking a master's or doctoral degree. Interested individuals may learn more about it and apply by going to the ACWHE web site, http://homes.hendrix.edu/acwhe. The application process is all electronic and very easy. The deadline is Tuesday, March 1.

Faculty Recital next Monday at Fowler Center
The Department of Music will present a Faculty Recital Series concert featuring Matthew Carey, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, and Dr. Tim Crist on Monday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. The concert will include Seven Gipsy Songs by Antonin Dvorak; Three Chansons de Don Quichotte a Dulcinee by Maurice Ravel; Deh, vieni alla finestra from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Molasses to Rum from the Broadway musical 1776, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards; Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, music by Claude-Michel Schoenberg; and Toreador Song from Bizet’s Carmen. Performing these pieces will be Carey on baritone and Clark on piano. There will also be three songs for guitar and voice by John Dowland performed by Carey with Crist on the guitar. The concert is free and open to the public.

Women in Science Workshop here on March 5
ASU's Women in Science will hold Women in Technology and Science Workshop Day on Saturday, March 5, for 5th and 6th grade girls to explore careers focused in science and mathematics. The workshop will be held in Lab Sciences from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for those who are not pre-registered. Pre-registration is available on-line at http://clt.astate.edu/WomenInScience/2005WITS.asp  Girls are asked to bring a sack lunch; a variety of snacks and drinks will be provided. There is a $5 fee for the workshop. For more details, contact Dr. Anne Grippo, associate professor of biology, at 870-972-3082.

Pianist Ian Hominick to present concert here on Thursday
Pianist Ian Hominick will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Fowler Center.
A soloist, accompanist, adjudicator and teacher, Hominick maintains a schedule of concerts across the United States and Canada. The next Lecture~Concert Series event will be on Wednesday, March 9, with a performance by the Prairie Wind Dancers. All Lecture~Concert programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the NewsPage

Public school personnel  on campus today
The 2005 Regional Conference for K-12 public schools relating to recent federal legislation and state initiatives will be held on campus today (Feb. 21), in the Student Union Auditorium. The conference will focus on the Arkansas Department of Education initiatives that address the No Child Left Behind Act, the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as the "Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Planning" process. Interested College of Education faculty members and students are welcome to attend. Sponsors are the School Psychology Program, the Department of Psychology and Counseling, the College of Education, the Arkansas School Psychology Association and the Northeast Arkansas School Psychology Association. More than 90 public school personnel have been invited.

Crimes of the Heart opens this Friday 
Crimes of the Heart
will be performed at Fowler Center at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 & 26, and Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1- 2. Tickets may be purchased (for reserved seating) in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also available online at tickets.astate.edu. Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Ticket Prices are $9 at the door and $7 in advance. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Latecomers will not be seated until intermission. This play is suitable for mature audiences only. Children under six years old are not admitted to the ASU Theatre. Read more . . .

2005 Fitness Challenge starts Feb. 28
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to enter the 2005 Arkansas Fitness Challenge, pitting the employees of St. Bernards Medical Center against ASU. The 2005 Fitness Challenge will officially kick off on Monday, Feb. 28, at the fountain on the west side of the new Student Union. The goal is to get ASU employees active and beat St. Bernards!  ASU and St. Bernards are the two largest employers in the area. Which one will be the first to walk around Arkansas? Learn more about the Arkansas Fitness Challenge.

Competitive high school students will visit campus
Once again this year, ASU will host a number of competitive events for talented high school students, such as Journalism and Broadcasting Day and the Future Farmers of America Judging Contests.  These events highlight talented students, and also present excellent recruiting opportunities for ASU.  The competitions and other public activities at ASU are listed in Upcoming Events, which is compiled by the University Communications Office. If your department or program will be hosting a competition for high school students and it is not listed in Upcoming Events, please provide information to University Communications, Administration Room 102, by fax to 972-3069, or by e-mail to asunews@astate.edu.

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