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99th Year

March 20, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Spring Break is Monday-Saturday,
March 23-28

National Symphony Orchestra in Concert Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Ozark Jazz Orchestra in concert Friday,
March 27, 7 p.m., Walnut Ridge Community Center


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Office of Diversity Initiatives issues call for proposals
The ASU Office of Diversity Initiatives announces a call for proposals for curriculum or research innovation projects promoting inclusive excellence. The major goals of this initiative are to infuse diversity into the undergraduate curriculum and to support diversity-based research. Full-time faculty members are eligible to apply for grants that will be utilized to provide faculty reassignment for summer 2009, fall 2009, or spring 2010. Deadline for proposals is Monday, April 13. For project goals and guidelines, see the NewsPage posting. For details, contact Dr. Lillie M. Fears, Journalism, ext. 3210.

KASU's Bluegrass Monday presents South 14
Radio station KASU 91.9 FM presents Bluegrass Monday, featuring South 14, on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m., at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 S. Pruett, Paragould. Admission is free, but KASU literally passes the hat to pay the musicians.
A $5 donation per person is suggested. Based in Yellville, South 14 plays traditional bluegrass music heavily influenced by the early masters of the music such as Jimmy Martin, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. South 14 performs a mixture of familiar bluegrass songs, traditional tunes, and gospel numbers. Bluegrass Monday concerts are typically held on the fourth Monday of the month. For details, contact Marty Scarbrough, KASU program director, ext. 236, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Horner wins best paper award at annual meeting
Dr. Stephen V. Horner, Management, recently received an award for the Best Paper in the Business Policy and Strategy, Public and Nonprofit Issues, Research MeDr. Stephen V. Hornerthods, and Healthcare Management track at the annual meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management in Oklahoma City, Okla. His paper, "Board Power and Corporate Focus: Board Monitoring Capacity," grew out of Dr. Hornerís dissertation, in which he examined the impact of corporate boards of directors on firm performance. The paper is among the first scholarly investigations of the antecedents and consequences of board power. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Horner plays a leadership role in the Southwest Academy of Management, having served previously as session chair and track chair and having most recently been elected to the Academyís board. He will serve on the Academy's board until 2012.

Centennial Stationery now available at Printing Services
Want to help focus attention on ASUís 100th Birthday? Consider ordering a special commemorative letterhead and envelope from ASU Printing Services. Available for the next 18 months, the package features the Centennial Celebration logo. If you choose to use your existing stationery, contact Cassia Craig in the Centennial Office, ext. 2803, for a supply of free Centennial seals. 
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