Center cohort sets educational symposium for April 10
The 17th cohort of the Center for
Excellence in Education will present a symposium, “Education for a
Global Society,” Saturday, April 10, from 1-4 p.m. in the
Mockingbird Room of ASU's Student Union. This presentation will
synthesize the cohort members’ research on the educational systems
of nations around the world and will consider the significance of
global education for public schools and universities in the United
States. The university community is cordially invited to attend and
participate in the dialogue.
rom 1-4 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room of
ASU's Student Union. For details, contact
Dr. Amany Saleh,
Education, ext. 2984.
ASU Museum offers HiStory Time
The ASU Museum invites parents and grandparents to bring children to HiStory
Time on Saturday, April 10th, at 10:30 a.m. A
history-based story and a hands-on activity provide family fun and educational opportunities
for free. Older brothers and sisters can
participate or explore the many exhibits the Museum has to offer. HiStory
Time is open to the university community and
the general public. For details, visit the
ASU Museum online or
call ext. 2074.
Convocation of Scholars Week
begins April 12
The 32nd annual Convocation of Scholars Week activities at
ASU-Jonesboro, which highlight the university's
academic achievements, include a series of special events and awards
ceremonies. Activities this year run from Monday, April 12, through
Tuesday, April 27. Events include the Student Honors Awards, culminating
with the presentation of the Wilson Award, ASU's highest student honor;
the Faculty Honors Convocation announcing retiring faculty and award
winners; the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter's achievement ceremony, and
events sponsored by the various colleges at ASU-Jonesboro.
As part of the ongoing Centennial Celebration, ASU is launching a
new student tradition with the burial of a time capsule from the
Centennial Graduating Class of 2009. The burial takes place Monday,
April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Arch in the Historic Quadrangle. Each year,
members of the graduating class will select items symbolic of their time
on campus for placement in a sealed time capsule. The time capsule,
inscribed with the appropriate class year, will be buried in one of 25
concrete benches surrounding the Historic Arch in the center of campus.
Convocation of Scholars Week kicks off on Monday, April 12, at 3
p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium, when the
Student Honors Awards, including the R. E. Lee Wilson Award and
Distinguished Service Awards, will be announced.
The Wilson Award is presented annually to the university's outstanding
graduating senior, with the recipient selected on the basis of
character, determination, involvement and academic achievement.
The honor is conferred in memory of R. E. Lee Wilson, a member of the
Arkansas State University Board of Trustees from 1917 until his death in
1933. Presentation of the Wilson Award began in 1934. Perry Wilson, an
attorney from Little Rock, will be present at the event to bestow the
award. On Tuesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., the Faculty Honors Convocation will be held in the
Student Union's Centennial Hall. This event includes recognition of retiring faculty as well as
presentation of the Outstanding Academic Advising Award and presentation
of the Faculty Achievement Awards in the areas of teaching, professional
service, and scholarship. For details, contact
Peggy Pietz at ext. 2030. On Wednesday, April 14,
at 12 noon, the Diversity Excellence Awards luncheon will be
held in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center. This event is by
invitation. For details, contact Kyla Dollar,
For a comprehensive schedule of the week's activities, see the
KASU launches 'Bluesday Tuesday' April 13
KASU 91.9 FM, the public radio service of Arkansas State University, announces the return of free monthly blues concerts in Newport on
Tuesday, April 13, at the Newport
Country Club, 703 Walker Drive. The
Vicki McGee Band will kick off the new series at 7 p.m. Formerly known
as “Blue Monday,” the monthly “Bluesday Tuesday” concerts are moving
to the Country Club venue after being held in downtown Newport for
two-and-a- half years.
“Bluesday Tuesday” concerts will be held in the Country Club’s ballroom,
where seating for several hundred people is available with plenty of
space for dancing. A bar-and-grill type menu will be available for those
who wish to order food and drinks. Club membership is not required, and
no admission fee will be charged for “Bluesday Tuesday” concerts.
As in the past, KASU will pass the hat for the band. This collection is
used to supplement the band’s guaranteed fee, which is paid by
“Bluesday Tuesday” sponsors ASU-Newport and C and C Distributors.
Doyle indicates that additional
sponsors are welcome, since the more KASU can guarantee a band, the more
likely "Bluesday Tuesday" will continue to attract experienced midsouth blues musicians.
For details, see the
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