May 18, 2006


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David Wick selected to join delegation to Germany
David Wick
, International Programs, has been chosen to join a highly-selective delegation of 15 higher education professionals at the Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Heidelberg, Germany, this October. The seminar, sponsored by the German Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, will focus on the German educational system, German-American academic equivalencies and student exchange between Germany and the United States. Lectures and discussions will be complemented by visits to primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

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Agreements with universities in Peru & Argentina
A Master Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation was signed in March between ASU, represented by Dr. Elizabeth Hood, Research and Technology Transfer, and Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. The coordination committee of this agreement is represented on the ASU campus by Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, ABI. Additionally, a Master Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation was also signed between ASU, represented by Dr. Hood, and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. The coordination committee of this agreement is also represented by Dr. Medina-Bolivar. The plan is to facilitate research projects that will benefit the institutions as well as the exchange of students and faculty and to promote workshops. In addition, these agreements should facilitate recruitment of students, researchers and faculty to ASU.

Football calendar & alumni activities set for fall
The 2006 ASU football schedule will include games in both Little Rock and Memphis. The ASU Alumni Association will sponsor festive tailgate parties at both locations: War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Saturday, Sept. 9, before the game against Oklahoma State, and prior to the University of Memphis game in Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 14. And don't forget the best tailgate of all - Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 21, when ASU hosts North Texas in Indian Stadium.

Latest edition of Arkansas Review is ready
The Department of English and Philosophy has announced the publication of the April issue of Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies. Edited by a committee of faculty and graduate assistants, the magazine offers an interdisciplinary approach to the seven-state Mississippi River Delta region through academic articles, interviews, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art and reviews. The April issue offers articles by University of Virginia professor Matthew Holden Jr., and ASU alum, Maj. James Dunivan. For more details, click here.

Model UN Summer Camp: June 14-17
The ASU student Model UN organization will conduct a Model UN Summer Camp for incoming freshmen through seniors, Wednesday, June 14, through Saturday, June 17. The camp will provide the basics of MUN rules, procedures and practice -- everything needed to become a full-fledged diplomat and participant in future model UN competitions. The cost is $150, which will include staying in one of the residence halls and all meals in the new Student Union, plus insurance and a T-shirt. Registration forms will be available shortly on the MUN web site. In the meantime, contact Under Secretary General Cindy Grisham at 972-3048 or via email at or Secretary General Lauren Dapp at the same number, or call the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at 972-3973. Payment is due by Friday, June 9.

Bluegrass Monday on May 22
KASU will present the next installment of Bluegrass Monday at the new permanent location, Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 S. Pruett St., in downtown Paragould on Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m. The bluegrass band Cedar Hill will perform. Admission is free, but KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the band. Cedar Hill is recognized nationwide as one of the best bands working today. The band won five honors representing the Mid-West region at the 2006 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Awards.
  Also, Simply Delicious Catering will provide a country-style buffet meal beginning at 5 p.m. for $10. Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from Backbeat Music, the Burrow-Halsey Realty Group, the Posey Peddler, Main Street Paragould and KASU.

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