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100th Year
2009-10

May 4, 2009

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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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Dr. Morrow to present lecture on archeological looting
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society (CMVAS) will present a lecture, "The Looting of Arkansas Heritage," by Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU's Arkansas Archeological Survey station archeologist. The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., ASU Museum, Room 182. For details, contact Dr. Julie Morrow at ext. 2071, or see the NewsPage release.

University offers summer camps, conferences
ASU-Jonesboro announces Summer@State, a program with a wide selection of camps and activities that are easily accessible from ASUís home page.  When browsers click on the Summer@State icon on the News and Events tab, they will find three categories of camps and conferences:  ASU Youth Camps, Athletic Camps and Family Fun and Hobbies. Jonesboro and surrounding communities now have a one-stop shop to view the variety of university-wide offerings. ASU-Jonesboro's Center for Regional Programs is organizing and housing Summer@State, although many individual departments throughout the university are offering and presenting the various activities. Campers and enrollees are encouraged to contact the individual department sponsors with specific questions and/or for registration. General questions may be directed to Dr. Verlene Ringgenberg, dean, Center for Regional Programs, (870) 972-3052.  Visit Camps and Conferences (http://www2.astate.edu/a/cc) to view a list of available activities.

Regional Programs offers community education classes
Summer@State has never been so much fun. The Center for Regional Programs, is now offering new activities for the community--Family Fun and Hobbies is a selection of special interest classes and workshops specifically designed for a variety of ages. With hand-picked courses like Acrylic Painting, Digital Photography, and Chess for Beginners, Computing for Seniors, Growing an Herb or Vegetable Garden, Acting for the Community Theater, Spanish for Medical Professionals, Green Living, and Organic Skin Care, itís easy to learn something new, start a hobby or just have some fun. The Summer Schedule  is posted and has a wide range of development and fun activities for kids and adults. Click here for a pdf of the schedule. Schedules are available from the Center for Regional Programs, Smith Hall, Suite  410, where participants may register in person. Participants may also register online. For more information, or to register and pay with a credit card by phone, call ext. 3052, or contact Evone Roberts, coordinator, community education, ext. 8364. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Guerrilla Marketing workshops on tap May 11
The ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will be offering a special marketing workshop for small businesses in Jonesboro, Monday, May 11, to help small business owners develop effective low-cost and no-cost marketing tools to grow their businesses. The father of Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson, believes any business can increase profits by investing time, energy, information, and imagination – rather than money – in its marketing efforts. The seminar will be offered  in two sessions Monday, May 11 at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, Jonesboro. Sessions will be offered from 1-4 p.m. and again from 6-9 p.m. Pre-register for either of the sessions online, call the ASU SBTDC at (870) 972-3517, or send e-mail registration to asusbtdc@astate.edu. The seminar fee is $35 per person or $20 for Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce members. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and East Arkansas Planning and Development District. For more information, contact Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC director, at ext.3517, or see the NewsPage release.

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