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May 19, 2008

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Last day for admission to first summer term classes, Tuesday,
May 27

First summer term classes begin Wednesday, May 28

Blue Monday-Paragould tonight, 7-9 p.m., Brittny's Steakhouse, 120 N. Pruett Street, Paragould



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Media and public briefings on Twin Towers demolition set
There will be briefing for the news media on Tuesday, May 20, regarding the upcoming controlled demolition of Twin Towers. The briefing will be held in the Facilities Management meeting room beginning at 10 a.m., to be followed by a tour of the building. The public and all other interested persons are invited to a second briefing in the Facilities Management meeting room at 3 p.m. Key individuals present will include Doug Loizeaux from Controlled Demolition, Inc., of Phoenix, Maryland; Ricky Chandler from Chandler Demolition of Memphis, Terry Carty from ASU Facilities Management, and members of the University Police Department, Jonesboro Police Department, Jonesboro Fire Department, and other emergency services. For details, contact Markham Howe, director, University Relations at ext. 2940, or see the NewsPage release

Twin Towers 'test blast' to be May 22
There will be a small 'test blast' of explosives which will be used for the upcoming demolition of Twin Towers. The test is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, at 7 a.m., weather permitting. According to the demolition contractors, the test blast will involve only a small amount of explosives and should not be disruptive. No special preparations are necessary by the campus community. The sound of the detonation should be minimal, say the contractors, but might startle those in the vicinity if they do not expect it. Twin Towers is currently closed due to the ongoing demolition process. The controlled implosion will be Sunday, May 25, with the countdown beginning at 5 a.m. For details, contact Markham Howe, director, University Relations at ext. 2940.

ASU's Ron Carroll reelected chair of state board
The Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training recently reelected Ron Carroll, head certified athletic trainer, Athletics, as its chair. Carroll's reelection places him as chair for the 13th consecutive year. Carroll was originally appointed to the board in 1995 by Arkansas' then-Governor Jim Guy Tucker; Carroll was most recently reappointed in 2007 by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.The Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training is composed of five members appointed by the Governor for terms of three years. Four members are athletic trainers licensed to engage in athletic training in the state of Arkansas. One member is a consumer who is not actively engaged in or retired from the practice of athletic training, medicine, physical therapy, or employment by an athletic department of an accredited educational institution. The board is a licensing and regulatory organization created to issue license for athletic training and to uphold the standards prescribed by statute to protect the health of the public.

Groundbreaking for Honors College Residence Hall slated
ASU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 27, at 1 p.m. for its new Honors College Residence Hall. The Department of Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs, plans to open the new residential facility for honors students in August 2009. The site of the new residence hall is on campus between Whitaker Street and University Loop East, south of Danner Street. The Honors College Residence Hall will be a living-learning residential community that will help create a sense of identity for the honors students living there. The residence hall will house both upperclassmen and first-year Honors College students. In addition to living amenities, the facility will also contain a 2,500 square-foot classroom.This state-of-the-art classroom facility will be the first of its type in a residential setting at ASU. For details, see the NewsPage release. For details on the Honors College, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, at ext. 2308.

Advancement Services has new phone number
The main phone number for Advancement Services has changed, effective immediately. The new phone number is 972-3362. This is also the main phone number for the ASU Foundation. For details, contact Melissa Livingston at ext. 3362.

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