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100th Year

June 29, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the University, Monday, June 29; last day of class, Tuesday, June 30; final exams, Wednesday, July 1; all grades due, 12 noon, Monday, July 6

ASU Regional Farmers' Market, Tuesday,
June 30, 2-6 p.m.


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Dr. Adams attends Harvard management program
Dr. Anthony Troy Adams, Sociology, and chair, Department of Criminology, Sociology, Dr. Troy Adamsand Geography, was selected to attend the Harvard Institutes of Higher Educationís Management Development Program in Cambridge, Mass. Admission to the program, offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education's programs in professional education, is competitive. The two-week full-immersion management development program  is designed to develop leadership skills and to equip participants with tools for embracing and fostering innovation and change, planning, diversity and community, financial management, institutional values and integrity.

Dr. McJunkin, Dr. Agnew, serve as invited presenters
Dr. Mark McJunkin, Teacher Education, and Dr. David Agnew, Agricultural Education, were invited to conduct an all-day workshop at the State Conference of thDr. David Agnewe Arkansas Environmental Education Association, recently held on the campus of Arkansas Tech, Russellville. The workshop prepared educators to use the Food, Land, and People curriculum This curriculum promotes education about agriculture and the environment, and focuses on the interrelatedness of people with the environment, food choices and health, cultural diversity of foods, soil and water use, and food production. McJunkin and Agnew are co-directors of Arkansas Food, Land, and People. Educators from Heifer Project International, the University of Arkansas Extension Service, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, and various public schools participated in the event.

ASU participates in 'Boots 2 Books' symposium
ASU joined forces with other educational institutions and the Education Subcommittee of the GChancellor Robert L. Pottsovernor’s Yellow Ribbon Task Force in sponsoring the State of Arkansas Veterans Symposium for Higher Education, on Thursday, June 25, at Camp Robinson in Little Rock. The theme of the conference is “Boots 2 Books: Serving Veterans on Campus…Best Practices.”  Higher education throughout the state of Arkansas is expected to experience an increase in the number of veterans on campuses during the next several years. The Yellow Ribbon TasSusan Tonymonk Force, consisting of 20 appointees by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, is seeking to identify the needs of student veterans, improve their access to services, and to reduce barriers to full participation in campus life. Susan Tonymon, co-chair of the Boots 2 Books Symposium and the director of ASUís Beck PRIDE Center for Wounded Veterans, is a task force appointee, as is ASU-Jonesboro's chancellor, Dr. Robert L. Potts. Other institutions supporting the symposium include Northwest Arkansas Community College, the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, the Arkansas National Guard, and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. For details, see the NewsPage release.
ASU cheerleaders appear with Al Roker on 'Today Show'
Members of ASU-Jonesboro’s cheerleading squad appeared in a nationally televised segment on NBC’s “Today Show” on Thursday morning, June 25. The show was broadcast live from the Arkansas Rice Depot distribution point in Little Rock and the cheerleaders were on hand for the announcement of a special donation to the Arkansas Rice Depot’s “Lend a Hand” hunger program for children. The cheerleaders were present as “Today Show” meteorologist Al Roker made the announcement of a $606,000 gift benefitting Arkansas Rice Depot programs, including the Food for Kids school backpack program, statewide hunger relief, disaster relief programs, and Food for Seniors. The “Lend a Hand” donation included thousands of dollars of food items, clothing, appliances, backpacks, and even a van, in order to reach the needy across Arkansas. For details, and a photo of Al Roker and the ASU cheerleaders, see the NewsPage release.

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