Feb. 28, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Spring Job Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Convocation Center

George Crumb, composer, and David Starobin, Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

* University Honors Scholarship Day, Saturday, March 3


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University Honors Scholarship Day competition slated
On Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., approximately 100 of Arkansas' top scholars will be on campus competing for 40 University Honors Scholarships, ASU's highest level scholarship. All participants are already recipients of the Chancellor's Scholarship. The students compete in two fields: they write a topical essay and have an interview with faculty members, staff members, and students. Interviews take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Lunch in the Acansa dining area is provided to all faculty, staff, and students who volunteer to help with interviews. For details, contact the Honors College at ext. 2308 or e-mail Robin Joslin.

ASU Foundation hosts Campus Quick 5K Run/Walk
The Arkansas State University Foundation is holding the Campus Quick 5K Run/Walk to benefit the general scholarship fund for students on Saturday, March 10, at 9 a.m. Registration takes place from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at the Chi Omega Fountain on Aggie Road west of the Student Union. The race will also begin there. Cost is $15 per person before Thursday, March 1, and $20 per person thereafter. Race participants receive a free t-shirt and a free pancake breakfast. The first 200 entries will receive an ASU fanny pack. All entries received by Thursday, March 1, are guaranteed correct t-shirt size and goody bag. Wear red and black. On Friday, March 9, registration packets may be picked up in front of the Cooper Alumni Center, corner of University Loop and U street, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m-6 p.m. For details, call the Development Office at ext. 3940 or see http://support.astate.edu.  

69th Journalism and Broadcasting Day to be held
ASU will host the 69th Journalism and Broadcasting Day contests on Saturday, March 3. Fourteen individual contests take place with awards for first, second, and third winners. Roy Ockert, vice president of the Arkansas Press Association and editor of the Jonesboro Sun, will present the sweepstakes plaques. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. An awards ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Radio-TV Studio of the Communications Building. For details, see NewsRelease.

American Cancer Society sponsors Daffodil Days
The Colleges Against Cancer organization is selling daffodils on campus to raise funds for the 6th annual ASU Relay for Life. Daffodil Days are Monday-Friday, March 5-9. A pre-sale is being held this year for the first time. Bundles of ten blooms are available for $5. Checks can be made out to the American Cancer Society and dropped off in Lab Sciences East, Room 202 (Biology office) or Lab Sciences East, Room 320 (Dr. Jeannette Loutsch's office). Pre-ordered bundles will be delivered on Tuesday, March 6, unless a different date is specified by the purchaser. Any remaining bundles will be for sale after pre-orders are delivered. For details, contact Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, ext. 3082.

Department of Art offers Visiting Artist Lecture
Artist Paul Villinski will present a public lecture on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Villinski is one of four artists featured in "New and Used," which opens Thursday, March 8, with a public reception at 5 p.m.-7 p.m. As a pilot of sailplanes and paragliders, Villinski creates art imbued with metaphors of flight as a central theme. "New and Used" features many pieces with flight motifs and elements, on view at the gallery through April 15. Villinski's lecture is presented by the Bradbury Gallery, with assistance from the Department of Art's Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series. Both the lecture and the exhibition are free and open to the public. For details, call the Bradbury Gallery, ext. 2567 or the Department of Art, ext. 3050.

Leahy to appear in Fowler Center Series
Arkansas State University’s 2006-2007 Fowler Center Series continues with the Canadian group, Leahy, performing Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr., Jonesboro. The eight Canadian siblings who are Leahy are known for their extremely eclectic and energetic shows. The group's musical influences include Quebecois, Celtic, pop, jazz, and bluegrass. Faculty and staff tickets to Leahy are $23 and $15; student tickets are $10 and $6.Tickets may be purchased by calling 972-ASU1. For online purchases, see http://tickets.astate.edu. For details, see NewsRelease.
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