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98th Year

March 7, 2008

Calendar highlights:

70th annual Journalism and Broadcast Day, Saturday, March 8,
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair, today and Saturday, March 8

Regional High School Mathematics Contest Saturday, March 8,
9 a.m.-12 noon.

'Die Fledermaus,' Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8,
7:30 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center

"Passport to Patterns of the Past," March 8,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Main Gallery

ASU Choir with Florida College Chorus, Sunday, March 9,
 3 p.m.



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ASU Board of Trustees meeting slated for Friday
The ASU Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. today will be conducted by telephone conference call. Interested individuals in the Jonesboro area may monitor the call at the ASU System Office, 2400 E. Highland, third floor.

Dr. Williams receives Patterson Education Award
Dr. Lonnie R. Williams, Student Affairs, received the Dr. Lonnie R. WilliamsThomas E. "Pat" Patterson Education Award at the annual King/Kennedy dinner hosted by the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus, an auxiliary of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. The award is bestowed upon individuals who work for equality of educational opportunity for students, employees of color, and employees who are financially challenged. Governor Mike Beebe, State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, State Treasurer Martha Shoffner, and State Land Commissioner Mark Wilcox were also in attendance.

Education faculty present paper at annual conference
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregoDr. Loretta Neal McGregorr, PsychDr. Dianne Lawler-Princeology and Counseling, Dr. Dianne Lawler-Prince, Teacher Education, and Dr. Don Maness, Education, recently presented a paper, "How Two Novice Department Chairpersons Learn to Become Effective Leaders," at the Academic Chairpersons annual conference in Orlando. Drs. McGregor and Lawler-Prince both serve as department chairs in the College of Education; Dr. Maness is associate dean.

Dr. Jones-Branch publishes article
Dr. Dr. Cherisse Jones-BranchCherisse Jones-Branch, History, has published "May We Pray that We Be Given Strength and Faith to Stand Together": Conflict, Change, and the Charleston, South Carolina YWCA, 1940s-1960s, in the 2008 issue of The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association. The article examines the possibilities and limitations of racial and interracial activism among black and white women in the Charleston YWCA during World War II, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Multicultural Affairs sets Multicultural Celebration 2008
ASU's Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Student Activities Board announce Multicultural Celebration 2008, "Celebrating Differences, Creating Diversity," Tuesday-Thursday, March 11-13. Events begin with the SAB-sponsored lecture "Same-Sex Marriage: Civil Debate," on Tuesday, March 11, at 6 p.m., Centennial Ballroom, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. On Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m., the International Food Festival will be held in Centennial Ballroom. On Thursday, March 13, at 6 p.m., the Women in Leadership Women's History Month Banquet will feature keynote speaker Dr. Gloria Gibson, dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Rsvp to Kimberley Johnson, 680-4058, by March 12. Multicultural Celebration 2008 concludes with Cultural Night, Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m., Student Union Auditorium. For details, call Jerrod O. Lockhart, ext. 2055.

Disability Services announces Disability Awareness Week
Disability Services will celebrate Disability Awareness Week 2008, Tuesday-Thursday, March 11-13, with various seminars, lectures, and a performance and symposium. Lecture topics include "Opportunities to Earn a Substantial Salary," Tuesday, March 11, in the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union's Pine Tree Room, and "Alternative Testing: What You Should Know," on Thursday, March 13, from 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Pine Tree Room. A highlight of the week's activities is a choral performance by the Miracles, a group of musically gifted adults from the Baddour Center in Senatobia, Miss. The Miracles will perform Wednesday, March 12, at 12 noon in the center court area of the Student Union and follow their performance with a three-hour symposium. For event details, contact Dr. Jenifer Rice-Mason, ext. 3964.

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