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100th Year

April 5, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Faculty Wall of Honor unveiling, Monday, April 5, 3-5 p.m., Centennial Hall

Delta Symposium XVI: Region and the Politics of Culture, Wednesday-Saturday, April 7-10, ASU Student Union



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Chinese professors visit local elementary school
Two visiting Chinese scholars at ASU recently visited students at Nettleton’s University Heights Elementary school to help them celebrate the Chinese New Year. ProfessorProf. Ping Xu Ping Xu teaches English at Jilin Normal University in Siping, China, and Professor Hongyan (Nancy) Yue teaches English at Yanbian University in Prof. Hongyan (Nancy) YueYanji, China. The pair visited UHE classrooms on Friday, Feb. 26, to see the traditional paper lanterns and dragons crafted by first graders. The students wore red clothing and were able to gather in the cafeteria to ask Dr. Xu and Dr. Yue questions about China. During their time speaking with the students, they taught them how to say “Xin nian kuai le!” which means “Happy New Year!” in Chinese. Later in the day, the students had a Chinese-style parade, with each class being led by a long dragon held up by sticks. The students followed in the parade with panda masks, fans, and lanterns, and afterwards returned to the cafeteria to eat friend rice and egg rolls with chopsticks and drink tea. Both professors are visiting ASU for a full year to learn more about the practice of teaching English.

Dr. Davis publishes work on ASU Rehab Counseling
Dr. Sharon Davis, program coordinator, Psychology and Counseling, recently published her work with the ASU Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling program in the winter 2009 edition of Rehabilitation Counselors and Educator Journal, a publication of the National Rehabilitation Association. Her article, “MRC Program at Arkansas State University,” details the Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling program. The MRC is program is nationally accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The mission of the MRC program is to provide educational and training experiences that will enable students to become qualified rehabilitation counseling professionals, thus ensuring that people with disabilities have access to qualified rehabilitation professionals. During the degree program, students have the opportunity to complete on-site practica and internships with local substance abuse and mental health agencies, public and private rehabilitation offices, university disability services, and the Beck PRIDE Center, which provides services to veterans. Upon graduation, MRC students are eligible to become Certified Rehabilitation Counselors. Since 1971, the MRC program has produced more than 450 graduates.

Distinguished Faculty Wall of Honor to be unveiled today
The centennial faculty wall to honor 100 distinguished faculty members throughout Arkansas State University’s history will be unveiled today during a 3-5 p.m. reception in Centennial Hall in the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. The wall is part of ASU’s continuing Centennial Celebration, and the reception is hosted by the ASU Faculty Association.

Send-off set Tuesday for Wind Ensemble New Mexico trip A special send-off ceremony for the ASU Wind Ensemble, open to the public, is scheduled Tuesday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m., in the parking lot behind the Fine Arts Center. The group is embarking on a week-long trip to Las Cruces, N.M., to perform in the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Performance and Tour, Saturday, April 10. The performance will take place at 2 p.m. at Atkinson State Hall on the campus of New Mexico State University. In addition to the performance at New Mexico State, the ensemble will make several stops along the way to perform. The ensemble is under of the direction of Dr. Tim Oliver. The CBDNA is one of the largest and most prestigious organizations for collegiate wind ensembles in the world.  Arkansas State University was the only university selected to perform from Arkansas.

ASU Days at Chili's are April 5-6  

ASU Days at Chili's of Jonesboro will be this coming Monday-Tuesday, April 5-6. Mark your calendar, and simply print and present the flyer to participate. Chili's will donate 10% of the meal check to an ASU scholarship fund for those presenting the flyer. Have a good time at Chili's on Stadium Blvd. in Jonesboro all day on Monday and Tuesday, enjoy a great meal, and help ASU students at the same time! For more information, contact alumni relations director Pat Edwards in the Alumni Office at ext. 2438.

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