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May 11, 2009

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Dr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie to direct grant activities
The U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind program has awarded ASU a grant notice for $64,988 to support "Together we Teach: Reading and Writing Across Content Areas--Part 2." Dr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie, Teacher Education, willDr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie direct the grant, now in its second year. In its first year, 22 teachers benefited from part 1 of the grant, and $38,678 was disbursed. This year, the grant will benefit 40 middle and high school teachers served by the Great Rivers Educational Services Cooperative in Helena-West Helena. Participants will meet at East Arkansas Community College June 8-12 and June 15-18 for two intensive weeks of reading and writing strategies for various content areas. Dr. Robert Lamm, English, will provide teachers with research-based, proven writing strategies, and Jennifer Miller, Early Childhood Education, will provide research-based instruction in reading. For details contact Dr. Johnson-Leslie at ext. 3947.

3rd annual cemetery preservation conference to be held
On Friday-Saturday, May 15-16, ASU's Delta Studies Center will host the 3rd annual Memorial in May Cemetery Preservation Conference in cooperation with Preservation of African American Cemeteries (PAAC), Inc. The conference will be held in the Student Union Auditorium. Archeologists, historians, genealogists, cemetery preservationists, church secretaries, funeral home directors, cemetery associations, and those interested in learning the proper techniques in documenting, preserving, restoring, protecting, and properly maintaining Arkansas cemeteries and gravesites will gather for a two-day workshop.On the first day of the workshop, ASU alumna Pamela Woodard, Woodard Funeral Services, Jonesboro, will discuss issues concerning the difficulties funeral homes face when burying in neglected cemeteries. On the second day, members of various cemetery associations from around the state will share their experiences of success and/or failure in reaching their goals of preservation. There will be also be a discussion of the issues concerning the loss of cemeteries to development, vandals, or landowners who won’t allow access to cemetery property. This discussion will be followed by success stories, such as that of Trumann's Judd Hill Memorial Scholarship, Inc. group. A Friday evening reception is scheduled, and a tour of area cemeteries will follow on Saturday at the close of the conference. For details, contact Peggy Robinson-Wright, director, Delta Studies Center, ext. 2325.

ASU Board of Trustees meeting to be held May 15
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the Merchants and Planters Community Room, Student Community Center, ASU-Newport campus.

Staff Senate Picnic to be held May 15
The ASU Staff Senate Picnic will be held on Friday, May 15. There will be several great silent auction items available to bid on. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. The staff senate seeks donations of baked goods for the bake sale. To supply baked goods, contact Sandy Wewers.

Inside ASU adopts summer schedule this week
Inside ASU begins running its summer schedule this week; look for twice-weekly publications of the electronic newsletter for faculty and staff on Mondays and Thursdays. Direct questions or comments to Sara E. McNeil, director, University Communications, ext. 3633, or Gina Bowman, director, Media Relations, ext. 2250.

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