Mascot Review Committee recommends
On Monday, June 18, in what
was deemed an historic meeting,
members of the Mascot Review Committee
voted unanimously to recommend retiring the university's Indian
mascot. The committee, appointed by ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Dr.
Robert L. Potts to consider the continued use of the Indian mascot,
has completed phase I of its charge. The
resolution adopted by the
committee details the recommendation. Phase II of the committee's work will
include developing an action plan for the implementation of the
mascot change. The committee also voted to recommend that a sports
marketing firm be used to assist in a broad-based process to engage
all university, alumni, and community constituents in the selection of a new
mascot and related imagery.
Drs. Pearce and Biondolillo
publish peer-reviewed article
Dr. Kris Biondolillo and Dr. Amy R. Pearce, Psychology
and Counseling, have co-authored
an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Neuropsychobiology.
Their original paper, "Availability Influences Initial and Continued
Ingestion of Nicotine by Adolescent Female Rats," is in this month's
volume of the journal. Support for this research originated from
grants awarded by the Arkansas Biosciences Institute.
ASU Summer Children's Theatre
opens 12th season today
season of children's theatre at ASU will open today with
"Bigger Than Life!"
by Cynthia Mercati. "Bigger Than Life!" brings the characters of
American folklore alive. Performances are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
today and tomorrow. Performances will also be held Friday, June 22,
at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
All performances will be held in Fowler Center, and all seating is
reserved. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased in advance at the
ASU Central Box Office online or
by calling 972-ASU1. If available, tickets may be purchased for $6 at
the door the day of the performance. Reservations are highly
Library offers 'Religion in a Small Town' exhibit
The Dean B. Ellis Library at
Arkansas State University has announced an exhibit titled "Religion
in a Small Town." This exhibit features the black-and-white
photography of Starr Fenner, Environmental Health. These
photographs, taken in partial requirement of a photography
practicum, have been previously exhibited at Lyon College (formerly
Arkansas College). The multipurpose exhibit/programming area located
between the elevator and the library deanís office on the third
floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library.
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