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98th Year

June 12, 2008

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New Student Orientation, Wednesday, June 18, June 25

ASU Summer Children's Theatre, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Wednesday-Friday,
June 18-20



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Dr. McGregor to serve as AP leader, exam reader
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, chair, Psychology and Counseling, has been invited to serve as an Advanced Placement leader and exam reader at this year’s annual AdvancedDr. Loretta Neal McGregor Placement Psychology reading in Kansas City, Mo. in June. Dr. McGregor will serve as a leader and reader for the subject of psychology. The Educational Testing Service anticipated that in May of this year, more than 1.5 million outstanding students from around the globe took approximately 2.7 million AP examinations in 22 subject areas. Almost all AP exams contain multiple-choice and free-response questions that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of rigorous college-level coursework. In June, nearly 11,000 college faculty and AP teachers from around the world will gather in Louisville, Ky., Kansas City, Mo., Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colo.,  the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., and the University of Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb., to evaluate and score about 10 million free-response answers.

Facilities Management announces construction projects
Facilities Management will be making continuous improvements on campus through various construction projects throughout the next months. Construction began this week will begin in the area between Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing and the Greenhouse/Mechanical wing to repair a steam condensate return line. All traffic flowing through this area has been rerouted. This project is expected to end by Friday, June 27. Beginning Monday, June 30, construction to widen a sidewalk will begin in the area north of Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. The work on the sidewalk will be from east to west, causing all traffic flow through the north doors of  the building to be rerouted. This project is expected to be complete by Friday, August 1. For details on these or other construction projects, contact Rusty Stroud, ext. 4726.

KASU's Blue Monday-Paragould presents Jewel J
Radio station KASU, 91.9 FM, presents Jewel J at the next Blue Monday-Paragould, on Monday, June 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Brittny’s Steakhouse, 120 N. Pruett, Paragould. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Jewel J is Jewel Jones, a native of Arlington, Tenn. Her first big break came when she recorded songs with and became a background singer for Shirley Brown. Jones later formed a group called "Something Special, " including Mary Burgess and Tonya Jones, which became the opening act and backup singers for Denise LaSalle. Jones then recorded her own CD, "The Goddess of the Blues," and this project led to a tour with Jerry Lee Lewis and paved the way for a music video featuring Kid Rock. Blue Monday concerts are held on the first Monday of the month at Sheffield’s in Jonesboro, the second Monday of the month at the Depot Diner, Newport, and on the third Monday of each month at Brittny’s Steakhouse, Paragould. For details, contact Todd Rutledge, development director, KASU, ext. 2807.

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