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100th Year

June 14, 2010

Calendar highlights:

ASU Theatre presents 2010 season of Summer Children's Theatre

ASU Museum presents "Summer of Science;" two exhibitions, "Science and Art," through Sunday, August 29, and "Illusion Confusion," through Sunday, September 26



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Celebration of service honoring Dr. Wyatt set for June 18
Dr. Les Wyatt, ASU System President, will be honored at a special celebration of service, Friday, June 18, from 4-6 p.m. at Fowler Center. The campus community is invited to attend the reception to Dr. Wyatt as he departs as ASU System President. The celebration is hosted by the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees.

Marlay awarded life membership by NAFSA
Sue Marlay, University College, was recently awarded Life Membership by NAFSA: Association of International Educators at its annual conference in Kansas City, Mo.  NAFSA, the premier organization for professionals working in the field of international educational exchange, has upwards of 9,000 members. Two of those members were selected for Life Membership this year. In order to be eligible for Life Membership, individuals must have held membership in NAFSA for at least 20 years. In addition, they must have national recognition in and contributions to the field of international education over the duration of their career, have been elected or appointed to multiple NAFSA national leadership positions, made important and lasting contributions to the field of international education and exchange, and have positively influenced the lives or careers of participants or professionals in the field.
Marlay was recognized as an awardee during  the conference's plenary session on June 2 and honored at a reception that evening.  Although she is retiring from ASU as of June 30, she will continue her involvement in NAFSA, serving as Poster Chair for next year’s  annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

SBTDC offers four-night Quickbooks workshop June 15
The ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center is offering a four-night, hands-on “Introduction to QuickBooks” workshop beginning Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, Jonesboro. Instructors are Linda Harvey of Jones and Company, Ltd., and Sherry Hensley of Computer Tutor, both certified QuickBooks instructors. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn the hands-on basics of this popular computerized accounting program. Each session will cover different aspects of QuickBooks. Each session is designed to stand alone, but attendees are encouraged to attend all four evenings to get the most from the series. Participants should be comfortable operating a personal computer in a Windows environment. Seating is limited to 20 participants. The seminars are co-sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jones and Company, Ltd., Computer Tutor and East Arkansas Planning and Development District, Downtown Jonesboro Association, First Security Bank, Liberty Bank of Arkansas and Simmons First Bank. Registration is $75 per workshop or $225 for all four nights (a $75 savings). Jonesboro Chamber members and Downtown Jonesboro Association members pay $175 for all four nights. Register online, call the SBDTC at ext. 3517, or e-mail the SBDTC. Become a fan of the ASU SBDTC on Facebook, or see the NewsPage release

Retirement reception for Kay Davis set for June 16
A retirement reception will be held for Kay Davis on Wednesday, June 16, from 3-4 p.m. in the lobby of the Administration Building. Davis has been with Arkansas State University for 17 years. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to help Davis celebrate her upcoming retirement.

Beck PRIDE Center receives donations
The Arkansas attorney general’s office recently made a $33,700 donation to the Beck PRIDE Center. The donation was presented by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel shortly before Memorial Day. Beck PRIDE Center has also been the recipient of two Wii Systems, donated by the American Red Cross through the 2010 Services to Armed Forces grant monies. Those grant monies are earmarked for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans. The Wii systems are used as adjunct rehabilitation tools, assisting veterans in physical movement and providing mental challenges and offering therapy for OEF/OIF combat injuries. 10 additional Wii systems are being awarded to individual Beck PRIDE Center participant veterans who benefited from Wii systems for in-home rehabilitation.  

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