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100th Year
2009-10

May 13, 2010

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Memorial Day observed, Monday, May 31

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ASU Regional Farmers' Market opens May 15
The ASU Regional Farmers' Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Hours are 7 am until 12 noon or until all merchandise is sold. The market will remain open on Saturdays through Oct. 30. As of Tuesday, June 8, the market will open for additional hours on summer Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. The ASU Regional Farmers' Market is located on Aggie Road just east of the Stadium Boulevard (Hwy. 49) stoplight. View a map to the ASU Regional Farmers' Market.

ASU Staff Senate Employee Picnic set for May 17
Volunteers are needed for the annual Staff Senate Employee Picnic, to be held Monday, May 17, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. In the event of rain, the picnic will be in the Centennial Ballroom in the Student Union. E-mail Sandy Wewers to bring individually wrapped homemade baked goods for dessert. The picnic also offers free food and a silent auction. Door prizes will be awarded, and individuals need not be present to win. Proceeds from the silent auction and baked goods go toward funding Staff Senate Educational Stipend awards. All donations are appreciated.

Prof. Salvest has photography exhibition at Brooks
Prof. John Salvest, Art, will have a PowerPoint slide presentation of more than 200 photographs of Roman mosaics featured at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art as part of the Memphis in May International Festival's salute to Tunisia. Salvest's Tunisian photographs were taken in 2005 as part of a research project funded by ASU's Middle East Studies Committee.
As part of that project, Salvest visited museum collections and archeological sites throughout Tunisia to view Roman mosaics. Salvest's presentationFourth-century pavement mosaic from the House of the Nymphs at Nabeul. The tableau depicts two roosters face-to-face, pecking in an amphora filled with pieces of gold. This image represents a wish for luck and fortune. It was placed at the threshold to invite prosperity into the home. Photo by John Salvest. accompanies Mosaics of Ancient Rome: A Tunisian Treasure, an exhibit of mosaics from Tunisia that date to the days of the Roman Empire. After defeating the Carthaginians in the Punic Wars (264-146 BCE), the Romans expanded their African colonies, including the area that is known today as Tunisia. By 44 BCE, Carthage, rebuilt after its earlier destruction, became a hub of commerce and art, and its citizens began to embellish buildings with mosaic floors, which were viewed as both utilitarian and artistic creations. Tunisia became a center of artistic production of mosaics. The Brooks is exhibiting four mosaics on loan from Le Musee National du Bardo (Bardo Museum) and the El Jem Museum through Sunday, May 30. The exhibition includes "Geometric Pattern with Bird and Stag," a third-century marble mosaic; "Funerary Orant with Birds, Roses, and Candles, a fifth-century Christian mosaic; and two mosaics which depict scenes from Greek mythology, "Artemis and the Calydonian Boar Hunt," and "Hercules Being Crowned by Victory." The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, located at 1934 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park, is the oldest and largest encyclopedic art museum in the state of Tennessee. For details on this, and all other exhibitions and programs, call the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art at(901)544-6200.

College of Business, DCED, offer seminar May 20
ASU's College of Business's Delta Center for Economic Development is hosting a seminar, "Website design for a global marketplace," on Thursday, May 20, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Delta Center for Economic Development building, 319 University Loop West. The event is co-sponsored by ASU's College of Business's Delta Center for Economic Development, the U. S. Export Assistance Center/Arkansas and the Arkansas World Trade Center. The seminar will focus on making websites appeal to and accommodate international customers. Participants will learn simple, inexpensive modifications that improve a site's ability to attract and retain customers; how to refine websites to specifically target international customers; best practices and techniques related to website translation; proactive promotion of websites overseas, including advice on Search Engine Optimization (SEO); and how to leverage internet tools to target foreign markets and track inquiries. International eCommerce options, risks, and foreign payment mechanisms will also be discussed. Cost of the conference is $20 and includes a continental breakfast. Register online, or visit Export.gov, and type "seminar registration" into the search box. For details, contact Mary Hayward, export assistance specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce/ITA, U.S. Export Assistance Center/Arkansas, (501) 324-5794. Print a flyer for further details of  this event, or contact Patricia Gonzalez, director, U.S. Export Assistance Center/Arkansas, at (501) 324-5794, or see the NewsPage release.

Applications for McFarland scholarship due June 1
The Arkansas State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announces the competition for the 2010 C.K. and Linda McFarland Academic Freedom Scholarship at ASU. The annual scholarship, worth $1000, is open to all full-time current or summer junior, senior, or graduate students at Arkansas State University. The winner may use the scholarship for spring, summer, or fall 2010 educational expenses at ASU-Jonesboro. The student may have any major, and must have at least a 3.0 overall grade-point average. Application guidelines and forms are available from department and the Dean's offices in Wilson Hall and from Scholarship Committee chair Dr. Charles Hartwig, in Wilson Hall 416. Completed applications, which will include a brief essay on the meaning of academic freedom, should be postmarked by June 1, 2010. The C.K. and Linda McFarland Academic Freedom Scholarship was created by Drs. C.K. and Linda McFarland, who served as faculty members in the ASU Department of History. After Dr. C.K. McFarland completed 11 years as department Chair in 1982, he held a joint appointment as Professor of History and Management (Industrial Relations) until his retirement in 1997. He served as president of the ASU chapter of the AAUP, and was instrumental in revitalizing the association on both the ASU-Jonesboro campus and state-wide. 

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