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ASU has 1,079 new alumni
ASU-Jonesboro awarded 1,079 diplomas on Saturday, May 6, during the Spring Commencement Ceremony in the Convocation Center. Dr. Les Wyatt, president of ASU, presented the various diplomas. Included in the total were four doctoral, 19 specialist’s, 163 master's, 817 bachelor's and 76 associate's degrees. The class included 933 graduates from Arkansas, 52 graduates from Missouri, 80 from other states, and 14 from other countries. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Nickle Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective opens June 21
The ASU Theatre will open the 2006 Summer Children’s Theatre season with Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective by Steph Deferie. Join Nick as he sets out to locate the Mysterious Figure who’s been pilfering all the props! He may require some help from the audience, but Nick Tickle is out to solve his toughest case ever. There’s sure to be plenty of clever audience participation and lots of laughs.
Performance dates are Wednesday, June 21, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m.; and Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. This production of Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective is sponsored by Brackett-Krennerich & Associates, Architects, of Jonesboro. All performances will be held at Fowler Center and seating is reserved. Click here for cast and crew information. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the Central Box Office for $4, by calling 972-ASU1, or online. Tickets may also be purchased at the door (if available) on the day of the performance for $5 each.

Heritage Studies sponsors guest lecturer
Fred Gardaphe, director of the Italian American Studies Program at the State University of New York (SUNY), will speak at ASU Wednesday, June 14, at 4 p.m. in the ASU Museum, room 157. Gardaphe is also a professor in the Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Culture at SUNY. Sponsored by the Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program, Gardaphe’s talk is titled From Wiseguys and Wise Men: The Italian American Gangster Figure based on material from his most recent book From Wiseguys to Wise Men: Masculinities and the Italian American Gangster. Gardaphe’s talk is free and open to the public. For more details, contact the Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program at 972-3509 or see the news release.

Chancellor search extended
During a meeting earlier this morning, the Chancellor Search Committee voted to recommend to President Wyatt that the search be extended until the committee is prepared to invite named finalists for on-campus interviews.

Blue Monday, now in Paragould & Jonesboro
Now, there are two KASU Blue Monday concerts each month -- one in Jonesboro and one in Paragould. On June 19, at 7 p.m. Amy LeVere will perform at Brittny's Steakhouse, 120 N. Pruett in downtown Paragould. And, on July 10, also at 7 p.m., Andrew Alperin will perform at Sheffield's, 305 S. Main in downtown Jonesboro. There is no admission fee to either event.

Sodexo sponsors Wednesday summer events
Sodexo Campus Dining Services is sponsoring numerous summer events that are open to all ASU students, faculty, staff and their families. All events will be held in the Student Union from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 9. On June 14 is a Karaoke Party for $2, June 21 is a Cooking Class for $2, and June 28 is Your Own Balloon Animal and Jazzman's Smoothie for $3. Other events are planned for July and August and will be announced in later editions of Inside ASU.

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