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March 10, 2008

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Disability Awareness Week, Tuesday-Thursday, March 11-13

Multicultural Celebration 2008,   Tuesday-Thursday, March 11-13

Mascot Rollout,
March 13, 11 p.m.


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Dr. Potts decides on Red Wolves as new ASU mascot
In the Friday, March 7, meeting of the ASU Board of Trustees, ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts announced his decision that "Red Wolves" will be the new athletics mascot of ASU. His decision was ratified by the board. Potts based his decision on a number of factors, among them the uniqueness of the name. ASU's athletic teams will begin competing as Red Wolves next fall, at the start of the academic year. A rollout ceremony, introducing new imagery for the new mascot, will be held Thursday, March 13, beginning at 11 a.m. on the east side of the Student Union. Dr. Potts will unveil the new imagery, and speakers will include SGA President Morgan Pippin and football team quarterback Corey Leonard. Students. Alumni, staff and friends of ASU are welcome. For details, see the NewsPage release.

ASU Pre-Law Center celebrates grand opening
ASU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the ASU Pre-Law Club will hold the grand opening of the newly completed ASU Pre-Law Center on Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m., in Wilson Hall, Room 206. The Pre-Law Center is located next door in Wilson 207A. Dr. Glen Jones, Academic Affairs and Research, will launch the evening's event with a keynote address, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow. Refreshments will be served. A faculty/staff open house will be held Tuesday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m., preceding the grand opening. LaQuita Saunders, History, and Dr. Hans Hacker, Political Science, are co-directors of the center. For details, contact LaQuita Saunders, ext. 2697, Dr. Hans Hacker, or see the NewsPage release.

Eastern District FFA events bring students to campus
ASU's College of Agriculture is again hosting the Eastern District Future Farmers of America (FFA) Career Development Events (CDE), Wednesday, March 12. Events begin with a 9 a.m. welcome session, featuring ASU Chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts and Dr. Greg Phillips, Dean of the College of Agriculture. Dr. Kevin Humphrey, Agricultural Education, reports that the total number of high school students who will visit the ASU campus for FFA Career Development Events on Wednesday is 1,480. This year, the event registered 73 high schools and 370 teams, bringing approximately 580 more students to campus than last year's event. This year's program will also include a district-wide food drive, with all attending FFA chapters invited to participate. Each year, the College of Agriculture sponsors various FFA events throughout the year, bringing more than 2,100 high school students to ASU. For details, contact Dr. Kevin Humphrey, FFA event supervisor, ext. 2203.

SAB's Multicultural Celebration 2008 opens with debate
The ASU Student Activities Board and the Office of Multicultural Affairs present two prominent national speakers in this year's annual spring lecture, "Same-Sex Marriage: Civil Debate," Tuesday, March 11, at 6 p.m., in Centennial Ballroom. The presenters are Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. John Corvino. Dr. Corvino, professor of philosophy at Wayne State University, Detroit, is the editor of "Same Sex: Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality," and his work has appeared in regional and national media and in various scholarly anthologies. Stanton is senior analyst for marriage and sexuality and director of social research and cultural affairs at Focus on the Family. Stanton is an author of and contributor to several books on social issues and has been featured on C-SPAN BookTV and in the PBS documentary, "Affluenza." For details, contact Jerrod O. Lockhart, ext. 2055.

Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching offers workshop
The Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching offers duplicate session workshops on Active Learning on Tuesday, March 11, at 12 noon-1 p.m., and Wednesday, March 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Osage Room, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. All those who teach are invited to attend, including full-time faculty, adjunct/temporary faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students. While walk-ins are always welcome, an rsvp guarantees refreshments. For details or to rsvp, contact Dr. Karen Yanowitz at ext. 3064, or the Faculty Center.

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