Dr. McGregor serves as
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, chair, Psychology and Counseling,
was the invited
speaker for the 25th Annual Arkansas Symposium for Psychology
Students (ASPS) held recently at Williams Baptist University in
Siloam Springs. ASPS is a conference designed to showcase research
conducted by undergraduate psychology majors from around the state.
Dr. McGregor’s presentation was "ASPS: 25 years of
prompting student success." She discussed her
years as an undergraduate student in Arkansas and how participation
in ASPS influenced her life. The 2010 ASPS conference will be held
in Conway at Hendrix College.
Publications and Creative Services to move temporarily
The Office of Publications and Creative Services (PCS) is
down the hall, from Room 103, Administration Building, to Rooms
113-114, Administration Building, while the PCS office
undergoes renovation. The move will also affect the staff of the
Office of Public Relations, the Office of Media Relations, and the
Office of University Communications. For details, call
Ron Looney, executive
director, PCS, or Cheryl
Wright, PCS, at ext. 3400.
Bluegrass Monday set for May 11
The Muellers will
perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, May 11, at 7 PM at
Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, in downtown
Paragould, Arkansas. The performance is part of the
concert series presented by KASU KASU will literally "pass the
hat" to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5
per person. Based in Maine with family roots in Missouri, the
Muellers are a family band that travels across the country
performing traditional bluegrass and Gospel music. Dad Curt
plays banjo, mom Karen plays bass, and they are joined on stage by
five of their seven children, ranging in age from 23 to 7. Curt
Mueller is a native of Saint Louis, and Karen was raised in Poplar
Bluff, Mo. Karen also attended ASU-Jonesboro. In 2004, the family
won the prestigious Youth In Bluegrass contest held each year at
Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo. They were the subject of a
documentary film, "Talent To Burn," examining their musical
development and the impact that playing music has had on their
lives. The Muellers have also recorded four CDs. KASU’s Bluegrass
Monday concerts are typically held on the fourth Monday night of the
month, however with Memorial Day being on the fourth Monday in May,
this month’s concert will be held on the second Monday of the month.
The usual schedule will resume in June. For details, contact KASU
program director Marty
Scarbrough, call ext. 2367, or see the
ASU SBTDC offers seminar on financing
The ASU Small Business
and Technology Development Center and Liberty Bank of Arkansas will
be offering a special seminar for small businesses in Jonesboro, on
Tuesday, May 12, from 1-4 p.m. at the ASU Technical Center, 5504
The seminar, “Small Business Financing Options with the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),” will address opportunities
available to area small businesses under the Economic Recovery Plan.
Topics will range from small business financing options under new U.S.
Small Business Administration programs to government contracting and tax
incentives. To pre-register for either of the sessions, go to
click on Training, call the ASU SBTDC at (870) 972-3517, or send e-mail
registration to email@example.com. The
seminar fee is $35 per person or $20 for Jonesboro Regional Chamber of
Commerce members. The seminar is co-sponsored by Liberty Bank of
Arkansas, the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and the East
Arkansas Planning and Development District. For details, contact
Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC
director, at ext. 3517.
University Loop to close May
Reminder: University Loop West will close as of
Sunday, May 10 , the
day after ASU’s spring commencement. The large parking lot south of the Dean B. Ellis Library will
continue to be accessible from the northwest and southeast entrances.
View a graphic of the scene here,
and left-click once on the graphic to enlarge.
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