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99th Year

Feb. 27, 2009

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Fine Arts Center Printmakers Gallery presents Eric Watercotte,
March 2-30 (See College of Fine Arts Calendar of Events)



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Science Flicks presents 'Volcano'
“Volcano,” a 1997 disaster movie packed with special effects, is the 18th movie set for the 2009 “Science Flicks” film series presented by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Physics at ASU. The film will be shown Tuesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. Admission is free to ASU students and the general public. A second movie is scheduled for the month of March with “Fat Man and Little Boy” scheduled for Tuesday, March 24. View a full schedule of science flicks, or see the NewsPage release for more on "Volcano."

College of Agriculture and Technology sets Costa Rica trip
The College of Agriculture and Technology at ASU is planning an Agricultural and Environmental Study tour to Costa Rica, Monday-Sunday, May 11-17. The cost will be between $1500 and $1700, not including tuition (graduate or undergraduate). An information session regarding this trip will be held on Monday, March 9, at 12 noon in the Choctaw Room of the Student Union. Contact Dr. David Agnew, ext. 2453 for more information or visit the trip webpage. Information about this trip, and study abroad information in general, can be obtained from the ASU Study Abroad office, Room 104 of the Administration Building, 2105 Aggie Road, Jonesboro, by contacting Study Abroad advisor Carl Lindquist, ext. 3259. For details, see the NewsPage release.

ASU Museum to offer HiStory Time
The ASU Museum's stagecoach will provide a vehicle by which youngsters can travel back in time and explore the history of this region when the museum launches HiStory Time, Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. By reading a different history-based children's story each month and viewing the objects on exhibition, children can learn about the history that happened here. Every session will feature a hands-on activity, including songs, games, and crafts, that will vary according to the story. Children from ages 2-8 are invited, and adults are asked to remain for the session. For details, contact Lenore Shoults,ext. 2074, visit the ASU Museum online, or see the NewsPage release.

University College announces creation of new department
University College announces the creation of a new department, Learning Support Services (LSS). Under the direction of Julie Thatcher, Learning Support Services has launched two programs this semester: the Learning Support Center (LSC) and Structured Learning Assistance (SLA). Both services, SLA and tutoring in the LSC, are FREE for ASU students. The LSC offers peer tutoring in almost all 1000 and 2000 level general education courses, as well as some upper-division core courses.  Tutoring is available by appointment, on a drop-in basis, and online through an LSC Blackboard 8 course. Additionally, students in Hawkes-based algebra courses have the opportunity to work with tutors in the LSC’s Math Lab. Spring semester hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The LSC is located in the Dean B. Ellis Library, Room 100. Students can make appointments by calling ext. 3451, emailing or visiting the center. For more information, contact Julie Thatcher, coordinator, at ext. 3474, or see the NewsPage release for more in-depth information.

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