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100th Year

June 8, 2009

Calendar highlights:

New Student Orientation, Wednesday, June 10, Wednesday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 24

First summer term's final day to drop courses or withdraw, Monday, June 29; last day of class, Tuesday, June 30; final exams, Wednesday, July 1; all grades due 12 noon Monday, July 6


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Dr. Agnew presents research paper at national conference
Dr. David Agnew, Agricultural Education, and Dr. David Powell, an ASU doctoral graduate and current faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University, presented a research paper in May at the 2009 National Agricultural Education Research Conference in Louisville, Ky. The paper was based on the culmination of Powell’s doctoral research on agricultural literacy, conducted in this region using resources from the curriculum "Food, Land, and People." Powell and Agnew were also invited to present results of this research at the 20th anniversary meeting of the National Food, Land and People conference in April.

Drs. Bryant, Stillwell, present at international conference
Dr. Lance G. Bryant, Physical Education, and Dr. Jim L. Stillwell, chair, Physical Dr. Lance G. BryantEducation, recently presented a paper at the 11th International Conference on Education that was held in Athens, Greece, May 25-28. Their presentation, “The Physical Education Teacher/Coach in American Culture” discussed the findings of their recent study that examined the common stereotypical images of physical education teachers and coaches as portrayed by the American media.

ASU Equine Center offers youth Horse Camp sessions
ASU is offering ASU Equine Center Horse Camp sessions this summer for youth aged 10-16. Beginning Horse Camp will be offered Sunday-WednesdYoung equestrian Kate Zibluk  leads her horse during a previous ASU Equine Center Horse Camp session.ay, June 14-17, and Advanced Horse Camp will be offered Thursday-Saturday, June 18-20. Maleigha Light is the primary instructor for both camp sessions. Enrollment is limited to 14 students per session. Registration closes today. The camp fee is $295, with a $75 nonrefundable deposit, due today. The $295 fee includes rooms in a university residence hall, insurance, meals, instruction, and bedding for horses. While the camp is primarily designed for students who are able to bring their own horses, the ASU Equine Center can provide a limited number of horses, but those horses will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Topics to be covered will include horsemanship, showmanship, grooming, tack and attire, equine health care, and equine behavior and psychology. The ASU Equine Center is located at 3207 E. Johnson Avenue, in Jonesboro. For more information, click here, call or e-mail Maleigha Light, instructor, at (501) 658-1486, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Museum's interactive exhibit closes June 14
The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion,” an interactive exhibition currently at the ASU Museum, ends Sunday, June 14. The exhibit, presented by the Arkansas Discovery Network which is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information, contact Lenore Shoults, assistant director, the ASU Museum, ext. 2074, or see the recent NewsPage release.

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