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100th Year

May 21, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Memorial Day holiday observed, Monday, May 25

Summer term classes begin, Monday, June 1; classes end Tuesday, June 30; final exams, Wednesday, July 1; all grades due 12 noon, Monday, July 6


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Inside ASU takes hiatus
Inside ASU will take a brief hiatus, due to office renovations and the ensuing need for temporary relocation. There will be no issue of Inside ASU on the observed Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 25. Look for an issue of Inside ASU on Thursday, May 28.
For details, contact Sara E. McNeil or Gina Bowman.

Dr. Stillwell is keynote speaker
Dr. Jim Stillwell, chair, Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences, was the keynote speaker aDr. Jim Stillwellt the May 8-9 Family Child Care Conference Sponsored by ASU Childhood Services. Each spring, ASU Childhood Services hosts a special conference dedicated to family child care providers. This two-day conference offers training sessions geared toward best practices, quality, and current issues that are related to family child care homes. The conference is scheduled to meet the needs of family child care providers. For details, call Childhood Services at 1-(888) 429-1585 or (870) 972-3055.

University Police Department is fully accredited
ASU-Jonesboro’s University Police Department (UPD) recently received notification of full accreditation status by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). ASUJ is the first university police department in the state to become IACLEA-accredited. There are four municipal police departments and one university (UA-Fayetteville) police department in the state that are accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). A final report, which confirmed accreditation, was prepared by the assessors and the IACLEA board, which consists of 13 professionals in college policing and college administration from around the nation. For details, see the NewsPage release.

STFM presents special lecture tonight
Reminder: The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, 117 Main Street, Tyronza, is currently hosting Marjorie J. Hunter’s exhibit “Hope and Despair: FSA Photography in Arkansas during the Great Depression,” beginning Tuesday, May 5 and running through June 30. On Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m., the museum will present a special presentation by Marjorie J. Hunter, a history teacher at West Memphis High School and a student in the Heritage Studies PhD program at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. Admission is free, the public is welcome, and refreshments will be provided. For details, about the “Hope and Despair” exhibition, or other special events at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, contact Linda Hinton, assistant director, at (870) 487-2909, e-mail, or see the NewsPage release.

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