Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
April 4, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* Assessment seminar today, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* "Twelfth Night,"
Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 7:30 p.m.

* Convocation of Scholars Week,
April 9-13


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Faculty Honors Convocation slated for next week
The Faculty Honors Convocation will be held Tuesday, April 10, 1-3 p.m., in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center. The event begins with a reception for retiring faculty at 1 p.m., followed by the Honors Convocation at 1:30 p.m. Activities will include recognition of retiring faculty, the presentation of Faculty Achievement awards, and the presentation of the Outstanding Advising award. Retiring faculty honorees are Dr. Cindy Albright, Physical Education, Dr. William Crumpton, Technology/Engineering, Dr. George Grant, Library/Information Resources, Dr. William Greenwald, History, Dr. Jerry Linnstaedter, Mathematics, and Dr. Dennis White, Speech Communication. The convocation is hosted by the Office of Research and Academic Affairs. Join with that office in celebrating the meritorious achievements of ASU-Jonesboro's faculty. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Research and Academic Affairs at ext. 2030.

Student Honors Convocation scheduled for next week
The 74th annual Convocation of Scholars begins Monday, April 9, at 3 p.m., with the Student Honors Awards Ceremony, held in the Student Union Auditorium.  The winner of the R. E. Lee Wilson Award will be announced, along with the winners of the Distinguished Service Awards. The Wilson Award and the Distinguished Service Award are the highest honors ASU bestows. The Student Honors Awards Ceremony begins a week-long celebration of ASU faculty and students, a celebration that includes college and departmental banquets, awards presentations, and recognitions of distinguished scholarship and service by the students and faculty of ASU.

ASU Bookstore spotlights faculty authors
The ASU Bookstore is proud to announce its spotlight on faculty authors. Books now in stock by faculty are, from English and Folklore, Dr. Gregory Hansen's "A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman," from Physical Education, Dr. Jim Stillwell's "The Physical Education Curriculum," from English, Dr. Rick Lott's "The Apple Picker's Children," from History, Dr. Clyde Milner II's "Major Problems in the History of the American West," and "The Oxford History of the American West," and from Political Science, Dr. Ross Marlay's "Patriots and Tyrants: Ten Asian Leaders." To join this august company, please send title of your book and publication information to Sara E. McNeil.

ASU Theatre presents 'Twelfth Night' Thursday
The ASU Theatre will perform William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. at Fowler Center. A "meet the company" dessert reception follows the 6 opening performance. "Twelfth Night," perhaps the greatest of Shakespeare's romantic comedies, centers around the mistaken identities of a set of twins, and raises questions about the basis of human identity and its relationship to gender and class status. Tickets are $10 ($8 in advance). Tickets may be purchased by calling 972-ASU1. Reservations are highly recommended.

Department of Music presents plethora of events
On Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., the Department of Music will present its annual Student Honors Recital in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. On Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., the department will present its Spring Choral Concert and silent auction, also in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. On Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band will perform in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. On Sunday, April 15, the Tribe and Jazz Lab Bands will perform at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. All events are free, and the public is welcome. For details, contact the Department of Music at ext. 2094.

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