Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
March 7, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Leahy, and "New and Used," Thursday

*  "The Bartered Bride," Friday-Saturday

* Campus Quick 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m.

* Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, 2 a.m.


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Nominations sought for third annual advising award
The Wilson Center for Academic Advising and Learning Assistance is accepting nominations for the third annual Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award. This award recognizes the exceptional advising that takes place at ASU. The chosen faculty advisor will be honored at the faculty convocation during Convocation of Scholars with a plaque and a $2,000 stipend. Self-nominations are welcome. Applications and instructions are available on the advising center website. The Wilson Advising Center is at 107 N. Caraway. The award is co-sponsored by Research and Academic Affairs and the Academic Advising Council on Excellence (AACE). For details, contact Melissa Jackson at ext. 3001.

Weekend activities will attract future students
Several activities are being held on campus this weekend that will bring young visitors to ASU. The weekend events include the Model United Nations Annual Spring High School Conference, the NEA Regional Science Fair, and the Archaeology Fair, all Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.

ASU hosts Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair
On Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, ASU will host the Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair (NEARSF). Individual students and teams (grades 7-12) will be recognized for outstanding science fair projects. The top two winners qualify to compete in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Albuquerque. NEARSF is supported by the NEA Science Teachers' Association, ASU's College of Sciences and Mathematics, and private donations. For details, call Dr. Tillman Kennon at 972-3256.

Model United Nations holds annual conference at ASU
The ASU Model United Nations will host its annual Spring High School Conference Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, in ASU's Wilson Hall. Students will participate in meetings of the Security Council, the Model International Court of Justice, and the International Press Delegation. The Model International Court of Justice is a new event for the conference; it is co-sponsored by the ASU Pre-Law Club. For further details, contact ASU-MUN Under-Secretary-General Cindy Grisham.

Multicultural Week at ASU offers films, food, more
The International Student Association and the Student Activities Board will host Multicultural Week festivities. This year's theme is "Unity Through Diversity." The week kicks off Tuesday, March 13, at 5 p.m., with a reception in the Heritage Plaza lounge. Cultural Night events begin at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium, following the reception. Movie Night, Wednesday, March 14, features a 7 p.m. screening of "Lago Raho Munna Bhai" in the Student Union Auditorium, and the Multicultural Food Festival will be held Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall of the Student Union. Look for traditional garb, Latin dancing, and more. For details, call ext. 2055.

Music Department to hold drum set, marimba clinics
ASU's Department of Music, including faculty Craig Collison and Ron Horton, is partnering with Zildjian Cymbals and Innovative Percussion to host Dr. Thomas McCutcheon, Fulbright scholar and percussion coordinator for the University of Georgia School of Music. McCutcheon will offer drum set and marimba clinics beginning at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the band room of the Fine Arts Center. For details, contact the Department of Music at ext. 2094.

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