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June 5, 2008

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Last day of summer term classes, Thursday, June 26

ASU Summer Children's Theatre, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Wednesday, June 18



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Alumni Association brick campaign begins
The ASU Alumni Association offers the chance for former students and friends of the university to
become a permanent part of the new Cooper Alumni Center. Personal messages may be engraved on one of the bricks paving the Alumni Center's terrace. In recognition of ASU's upcoming Centennial celebration, the engraved bricks are $100 each. The standard 4 x 8 pavers will be installed on the back terrace of the Alumni Center, due to open this fall. Commemorative bricks can be purchased to honor former students, friends, family members, classmates, professors, or campus organizations, or they may celebrate a special occasion such as a marriage or birth. Individuals' names and years of graduation can be engraved on the bricks. Replica bricks, exact copies of the bricks installed at the center, are $65. Replicas include felt padding on the bottom and an engraved plaque on top. Make online purchases via the Alumni website. For details, contact Todd Clark, ext. 2586, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Owens launches Costa Rican blog
Dr. Ruth Supko Owens, Spanish, recently launched a travel blog, ASU in Costa Rica, Dr. Ruth Supko Owensdetailing the ASU in Costa Rica program,
a four-week summer study abroad program that gives university students the opportunity to experience Costa Rican culture first-hand. Participants in the program earn six credits in Spanish by living with a family and studying at el Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI). Students spend the first three weeks of the program at the CPI location in San Joaquin de Flores, thirty minutes from the capital city of San Jose and near the small city of Heredia. This year's program begins June 15, and the blog will be regularly updated by Dr. Owens and her students through July 13. ASU in Costa Rica began in 2004, and has provided many ASU students with the experience of immersion in a different culture. Visit ASU in Costa Rica for photos and updates.

Dr. Hill cited in Arkansas Business article
Dr. Myleea Hill, Journalism, was recently interviewed by Chad Owens, rep
Dr. Myleea Hillorter for Arkansas Business, to provide information concerning the advertising method of human billboards/sign shakers. The article, Human Billboard Dances, Attracts Restaurant Customers, appeared in the June 2 edition of Hill noted that human billboards are good advertising for low-involvement, spur-of-the moment purchases, costing relatively little in manpower, and easily targeting customers in the immediate area of the business. Dr. Hill teaches public relations, advertising, news writing and mass communication. A former newspaper, public relations. and advertising professional, Hill also advises the ASU chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

ASU faculty, undergraduate students attend meetings
ASU was well represented in Chicago recently at the annual meetings of the Association for Psychological Science (the international research psychology organization). Fourteen ASU undergraduate students attended and presented posters, along with seven ASU faculty members from the Department of Psychology and Counseling; this was the largest ASU contingent in history. Undergraduate students attending were Shana Bailey, Elise Eubank, Crystal Godwin, Brett Himmler, Matthew Hood, Leslie Larson, Meagan Louder, Jenna Lynn, Shannon Patrick, Arika Qualls, Brandy Riggan, Steve Rockwell, Bailey Sharp, and Shari Trent. The faculty members attending were Dr. Kris Biondolillo, Dr. Amy Claxton, Dr. Loretta McGregor, department chair, Dr. Amy Pearce, Dr. Latoya Pierce, Dr. David Saarnio, and Dr. Karen Yanowitz.

Two ASU professors exhibit in 'Made in America'
Professor Bill Rowe, Art, and Professor John Salvest, Art,  will both have works featured in the exhibition "Made in America," opening at the Peel Gallery, Houston, Texas on Saturday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. The works in this exhibition conjure a broad range of down-home feelings, political opinions, and societal issues, occasionally providing humorous views of contemporary American culture. "Made in America" explores the awareness and the democratization of art as product, eschewing any tendency towards elitism. "Made in America" runs through Thursday, July 31.

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