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98th Year

April 16, 2008

Calendar highlights:

University Planning Committee, today,
9 a.m., 8th floor boardroom, Dean B. Ellis Library

"Lakeport Lives On," today, 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., ASU Museum, Room 182

Springfest 2008 presents Ingram Hill, tonight,
7 p.m., Heritage Plaza Lawn

Percussion Ensemble, Thursday, April 17,
7:30 p.m., Don Minx Rehearsal Room,
Fine Arts Center

ASU Theatre presents "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," Friday-Saturday, April 18-19, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center


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Assisi Foundation makes gift to CoNHP
Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has received a gift that will support the registered nursing programs it conducts at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis, Ark. The $200,000 gift, received from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Tenn., Inc., will be used in support of an endowed professorship in nursing, according to Dr. Susan Hanrahan, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Since its inception in 1994, the Assisi Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to non-profit organizations serving people in Memphis and throughout the surrounding Mid-South region. For details, see the NewsPage release.

CoHSS presents Brown Bag Series Lecture today
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents Dr. Joseph Key, History, in today's Brown Bag Lecture at 2 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 217b. Key will present "Joutel's Journey across Arkansas in 1687," concerning the travels of Henri Joutel, one of the survivors of LaSalle's last expedition, who traveled with six companions across Arkansas. Joutel's journal reveals the landscape of southern Arkansas, its Indian communities, and the cultural frontier that the party of Frenchmen found themselves crossing as they explored the geographic frontier. Key is also this year's winner of the Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching.

Arkansas College Media Conference at ASU on Friday
The Herald,
ASU's student newspaper, will host the 2008 Arkansas College Media Conference Friday, April 18. Activities will take place in the Student Union, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. More than 100 student media members from colleges and universities statewide are expected to participate in the conference. For details, contact Bonnie Thrasher, Herald advisor, ext. 2979.

Relay for Life at ASU
The ASU branch of the American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer program will be having its 8th annual Relay For Life Friday night, April 18, at the ASU Armory. Events will kick off at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony and cancer survivor lap. The night's events run through 6 a.m. For details, contact Kyle Fulton at (870) 761-3682 or e-mail

College of Agriculture Petting Zoo
The College of Agriculture announces the spring opening of the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, the petting zoo will be open to the public.The Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo will next be open in September during homecoming week. To book a school group for the fall session, call Sherry Ellis, Agricultural Studies Office, at ext. 2087. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Centennial Celebration Commission is looking for stories
ASU's Centennial Celebration Commission is looking for stories. Faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of ASU are invited to share their recollections of the 100 years of ASU. Contact the Centennial Celebration Commission at ext. 2803, e-mail stories to, or mail stories to Centennial Celebration Stories, P.O. Box 2050, State University, AR 72467. Stories may also be posted at the commission's website. Reveal the stories of a century of ASU; send your stories now.

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