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100th Year

May 1, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Final Exams are Wednesday-Tuesday, April 29-May 5

Graduating student final grades due 12 noon, Thursday, May 7

All other final grades due, 12 noon, Friday, May 8

Commencement is Saturday, May 9
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ASU Regional Farmers' Market opens tomorrow, May 2
On Saturday, May 2, the ASU Regional Farmers' Market opens at 7 a.m. and remains open until 12 p.m. I t will be open each Saturday all summer, and in June, the market will be open on Tuesdays, as well, beginning Tuesday, June 2 (Tuesday opening times will be announced later in the season.) V
endors offer vegetables, fruit, flowers, plants, and homemade crafts. The ASU Regional Farmers' Market is located on the northeast corner of Stadium Blvd. and Aggie Road (entry is from Aggie Road).

Doctoral Cohort XVI to make final presentation May 2
The Education Leadership Doctoral Cohort XVI invites the ASU community to its final presentation: an examination on the various aspects of education as related to developing the whole learner. An open-discussion panel format will allow the audience to participate in this in-depth study of the various aspects of holistic education. Topics will address learners at all educational levels. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Chickasaw Room. A brief reception will begin at 12:30 p.m. For details, contact the Educational Leadership Department at ext. 3943. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Hispanic Center celebrates Cinco de Mayo May 2
Cinco de Mayo, the Hispanic celebration in May, presents its annual arts and music festival, which will take place on Saturday, May 2, at St. Bernards Auditorium in Jonesboro. The festival runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with a dance from from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. For details on the festival, contact Gina Gomez, executive director, Hispanic Community Services, Inc., at (870) 926-1118.

University Planning Committee meeting postponed
The University Planning Committee meeting originally scheduled for Monday, May 4, at 9 a.m. has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date, possibly during the week of May 4. The university has not received confirmation on the implementation of the classified pay plan and the effect it will have on the budget.

Marlay accepted into NAFSA Trainer CorpsSue Marlay
Sue Marlay, University College, has been accepted into NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ Trainer Corps. Subsequent to her attending an Advanced Training of the Trainers session at NAFSA’s annual conference in Los Angeles in May, she will be qualified to train international educators at NAFSA’s Filing Academic H-1B Petitions workshops.

ORTT announces new resources for faculty
Reminder: The Office of Research and Technology Transfer recently announced a recent database acquisition--InfoEd’s GENIUS and SPIN databases. GENIUS is an expertise database that allows scholars to maintain online Bio-Sketches, upload supporting materials (e.g., publications, photos, audio files, etc.); track professional development and research activities; and develop a wide range of reports. SPIN enables faculty to identify the most recent funding opportunities. The SPIN service also includes SMARTS (the SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service), an automated alerts system that notifies faculty of programs that match their research interests. This robust database tracks over 6,000 government, private, and non-profit funding sources worldwide and has the capacity to generate proposal templates that are pre-loaded with all relevant program details. All faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these resources by registering for one of the numerous training sessions offered by the Interactive Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC). Visit the ITTC online for registration information and training schedules. This program is a cooperative effort between the Office of Academic Affairs and Research, the Office of Research and Technology Transfer, ITTC, and the Dean B. Ellis Library. For details, contact Latonya Tidwell, ext. 2694.

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