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100th Year

May 8, 2009

Calendar highlights:

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. McGregor serves as invited speaker
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 torturing 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 temporarily moving 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 Bluegrass Monday 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 NewsPage release.

ASU SBTDC offers seminar on financing options
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 Krueger Drive. 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 and click on Training, call the ASU SBTDC at (870) 972-3517, or send e-mail registration to 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 10
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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