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98th Year

June 19, 2008

Calendar highlights:

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. Rayburn elected to AACE board
Dr. Ed Rayburn, Counseling and Career Planning, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Association of Colleges and Employers (AACE). The AACE provides resources for career planning and employment of college graduates preparing to enter the work force, offers professional development opportunities, and works to promote professional ethical standards through its membership and in the work field.

ASU Red Wolves license plates now available
Alumni, students and friends of Arkansas State University can take their pride for a ride. The new ASU Red Wolves license plates are now available in all Arkansas counties.The specialty license plates help support student scholarships and as well as showing pride in ASU. The cost is $35 per year above the cost of a current standard plate, and $25 of this goes to the ASU License Plate Scholarship Fund. For details, contact the ASU Alumni office at ext. 2586 or toll-free 888-225-8343. A plate can also be ordered online at the Department of Finance and Administration website, or through the ASU Alumni Association website. To see a photo of the plate, see the NewsPage release

Mandarin Chinese, Swahili, to be offered in fall 2008
As Arkansas State University-Jonesboro prepares to welcome more international studIsaac Ong'oaents to its campus in the fall semester of 2008, ASU students will have a chXiaoyun Winnie Wuance to begin learning two of the world’s major languages: Mandarin Chinese, which numbers almost one billion speakers, and Swahili, numbering 100 million speakers. Mandarin Chinese and Swahili will be taught as intensive courses for six hours of semester credit. Xiayun Winnie Wu will be teaching accelerated introductory Chinese, CHIN 1036-001 (CRN 64897), at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday. Isaac Ong’oa will teach accelerated introductory Swahili. This class, WLAN 1936 (CRN66735), will meet four days each week, Monday and Wednesday at 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Languages, (870) 972-3887, or e-mail Xiaoyun Winnie Wu  or Isaac Ong’oa, or see the NewsPage release.

KASU presents Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show
KASU, 91.9 FM, will present the Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show performing in KASU's Bluegrass Monday concert series on Monday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street,downtown Paragould. Admission is free, but KASU will literally pass the hat to collect money to pay the group. Since 1993, the Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show have combined bluegrass and vintage country music to create a sound reminiscent of a long-past era. The group has won acclaim for their fast-paced and energetic live performances, which echo the manner in which bluegrass and country groups performed in the 1940s and 1950s. In 2001, the band was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and in 2002, the group was nominated for the IBMA Entertainer of the Year award.  Music by the band was featured on the CD "Celebration Of Life," which was named Album of the Year by the IBMA in 2006. For details, contact Marty Scarbrough, program director, KASU, at ext. 2367, or visit the Karl Schiflett and Big Country Show website.

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