Aug. 3, 2006

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Summer commencement Friday with 363 students
ASU will hold its summer commencement ceremony Friday, Aug. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Dr. Les Wyatt, president of ASU, will present the various diplomas. The Registrarís Office has listed 363 students as candidates for degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Of that number, 7 are for doctoral degrees, 91 are for graduate degrees, and 265 are for undergraduate degrees. Following the commencement ceremony, a reception for all graduates, their guests, and faculty and staff will be held on the north mezzanine. Everyone is invited to attend.

Online scholarships, not just a dream
Nettleton High graduate Kyle Morgan will enter ASU this fall as a University Honors recipient and as a recipient of a $50,000 Entrepreneurial Scholarship from the McKelvey Foundation, founded by CEO Richard McKelvey. Morgan is one of only 10 students selected nationwide for this prestigious scholarship, following a lengthy selection process with nearly 400 applicants. Upon his acceptance, Morgan was flown to Pennsylvania for a three day camp earlier in the summer. Morgan did his homework for this, researching online and applying for the scholarship. Congrats to Morgan for a job well done. For more details about the scholarship or the foundation, click here. To find out more about researching and applying for online scholarships, look for Morgan on campus this fall.

Early Childhood Education Conference: Aug. 7 - 9
Childhood Services is hosting the 36th annual Early Childhood Education Conference Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 7-9, in the Convocation Center and Fowler Center. The conference will focus on recognizing and creating opportunities for learning in all areas. The conference is sponsored by The Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, a Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. For more details, or click on the NewsPage.

Judd Hill Field Day: Aug. 31
The 12th Annual Judd Hill Cotton Technology Field Day will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Judd Hill Plantation near Trumann. Field day activities will feature cotton demonstration plots showcasing the latest biotechnology and many improved cotton varieties. On-site displays of the latest farm equipment and emerging precision technology will also be available. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Field tours will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 12:10 p.m. Free diagnostic health screenings will also be available in the Judd Hill Office. A complimentary lunch will be served after noon and will feature keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Marion Berry. For more information about the upcoming field day, cotton research or weather reports, go to or click on the NewsPage.
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