April 20, 2006

This week:

Wind Ensemble,

*  Arkansas Symphony,

*  Legacy Society Wall of Honor,
12 noon, Friday,
Dean B. Ellis library

Concert Band & Symphonic Winds concert, Sunday 

*  Faculty-Staff Weekend,
Tomlinson Stadium 

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Dr. Alyson Gill accepted to instituteDr. Alyson Gill
Dr. Alyson Gill
, Art, was recently accepted to participate in
an NEH summer institute “Models of Ancient Rome,” which will be held at UCLA in July. Institute participants will interact with numerous real-time models of historical spaces developed at UCLA over the last eight years, including a digital model of the Roman Forum, in an attempt to create models of the ancient world.

Dr. Richard Breeding invited to board
Dr. R. Richard Breeding, Psychology and Counseling, was recently invited to serve on the Board of Directors for Abilities Unlimited, Inc. Abilities Unlimited improves the living and working conditions and opportunities for persons with severe disabilities. They offer two manufacturing employment centers, several retail outlets, and 24 programs of service for persons with disabilities.
   For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, go to Campus News. 

Talloires Declaration on Friday
Dr. Les Wyatt will sign the Talloires Declaration Friday at 10 a.m. in a campus ceremony. The declaration will involve ASU in a worldwide network of higher education institutions dedicated to pursuit of environmental and sustainability initiatives. Everyone is invited to attend the signing, which will be on the quadrangle between the Administration Building and the Dean B. Ellis Library. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Administration Building. Click here for details.

The Ringers to perform Monday evening
The Department of Music will present the Ringers, a handbell choir directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. The choir will be ringing five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark handchimes. The program will include Reminiscence, Ave Maria, Cantad al Senor, City as of Crystal, A Joyous Carillon, On Eagle’s Wings, Festive Praises, Reverie in G Minor, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, Procession of Praise, Song of Remembrance and Serenity. The concert is free and open to the public.

Volunteers urgently needed for Earth Day!
The Tribal Leadership Center urgently needs 100 volunteers to assist with a community project for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, at Craighead Forrest Park and the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center. Activities will include tree planting, dirt work, trail work, aquatic planting, mulching, seeding, flower bed preparation, clean-up and camping area improvements. All who volunteer will receive a free lunch, provided by the Nature Center and Jonesboro Parks and Recreation. If you can volunteer, please email taneshia.johnson@smail.astate.edu.

New Student Orientation begins today
New Student Orientation begins today with the first session of the year, providing incoming students and family members an opportunity to meet an academic adviser, register for classes, and learn about ASU. Other dates are
May 23; June 6, 13, 20, & 27; July 11 and 25; and Aug. 1 and 18. However, the sessions are full except for June 20 and 27, and the July and August dates. For more details, see the NSO web site.

ROTC Spring Awards Ceremony, tomorrow
This Friday at 2 p.m. in the National Guard Armory, ROTC will host the Spring Awards Ceremony, recognizing ROTC cadets with various awards for outstanding performance in the Military Science and Leadership program. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony.

Meeting for next Delta Blues Symposium
The Department of English and Philosophy will conduct a meeting to discuss the most recent Delta Blues Symposium and to decide on a theme and dates for next year's program. Anyone interested in participating in next year's Delta Blues Symposium XIII should attend this meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 (study day), at 10 a.m. in Wilson Hall, room 315.  This is a campus-wide invitation, according to Dr. Rick Burns of the symposium committee.

Last day of classes, end of semester update
Reminder: Monday, April 24, is the last day of classes for the spring semester with Tuesday, April 25, designated as a study day. Final exams will be held Wednesday, April 26, through Tuesday, May, 2. Residence halls will close at noon on Wednesday, May 3, for all students not graduating. May Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 6, with two ceremonies to be held in the Convocation Center.
  10 a.m. Commencement will include the College of Agriculture, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Science and Mathematics.
  2 p.m. Commencement will include the College of Communications, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Nursing and Health Professions, University College and Regional Programs.
  The Military Science Department will hold a commissioning ceremony on Friday, May 5, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, Room 202.

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