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100th Year

April 24, 2009

Calendar highlights:

KASU Conductors' Club with Sonny Burgess, Legendary Pacers, tonight,
 6:30-10:30 p.m.,
Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 S. Pruett, Paragould

Fowler Center Series presents ASO in season finale, Sunday,
April 26, 3 p.m., Riceland Hall


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ASU receives grant of $1,750,500
ASU received a shot in the arm Friday, April 17, when U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke made a trip to Arkansas to announce that a grant for $1,750,500 had been awarded to ASU’s Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI). The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, was presented to ASU Chancellor Robert L. Potts and executive director of ABI, Dr. Carole Cramer, whose vision for ABI included this business incubator facility. The EDA grant goes toward completion of the Arkansas State Biosciences Institute Commercial Innovation Center (ABI-COM) business incubator and is part of the grant funding to assist the economic recovery effort in Arkansas following severe storms, flooding and tornados that occurred in 2008, for regional economic development. For details and a photo, see the NewsPage release.

Board of Trustees meeting today in Little Rock
The Board of Trustees of Arkansas State University will meet on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at the ASU Little Rock Office, 2222 Cottondale Lane, Suite 230. The single item on the agenda is consideration of a proposed ASU System Identity Theft Prevention Policy. The agenda is posted at

Dr. Hunt invited to serve on international journal board
Dr. Shane Hunt
, Marketing, recently was invited to serve on the review board of the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management. Dr. Hunt will assist the editor in reviewing and selecting the abstracts that will be published in the journal. The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management is the premier international journal devoted to the field of selling and sales management.

Bluegrass Monday features Tennessee Gentlemen
The Tennessee Gentlemen will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, in downtown Paragould. The performance is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally "pass the hat" to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Based in Memphis, the Tennessee Gentlemen have been entertaining audiences at bluegrass festivals across the United States and Canada for over 30 years. The band is well-known for their high vocal sound, featuring outstanding harmonies. The group has recorded numerous CDs and has produced a concert DVD. They play traditional bluegrass music, gospel songs, and bluegrass arrangements of songs from other styles of music. Visit Bluegrass Monday’s website, contact KASU program director Marty Scarbrough at ext. 2367, or see the NewsPage release.
Distinguished Alumni award nominations due May 1
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, May 1 for the ASU Alumni Association's annual Distinguished Alumni awards. Now in its 26th year, the awards honor A-State alumni who have excelled professionally, in their communities, and through service to ASU. Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by alumni, friends of the university, and the general public. Since 1984, the Alumni Association’s board of directors annually selects award recipients from nominations submitted by alumni, friends of the university, and the general public. Selection of nominees is based on community service, professional achievement, and service to ASU. For more information, contact the ASU Alumni office at (870) 972-ALUM (2586).  

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