Aug. 30, 2006

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Paint the Town Red this week in Jonesboro
Celebrating the 10th year of Paint the Town Red, the week-long event is back and bigger than ever. The ASU Committee of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce has once again prepared events to celebrate the first home football game of the year. Since last year's event was such a huge success, the ASU Committee has also brought back the "Big, Great A-State Tailgate." It is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., in downtown Jonesboro featuring live music, free food, and activities for children. The ASU cheerleaders, A-team, band, and football players will all be in attendance.

ROTC to celebrate 70th anniversary
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the ROTC program at ASU, and a reunion is scheduled in conjunction with the football game against Army this Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1 & 2. Special events include the induction of three new members to the Hall of Heroes.

Delta Blues Symposium XIII set for March 29-31
The Department of English and Philosophy announces the 13th annual Delta Blues Symposium on March 29-31, 2007. The theme for Delta Blues Symposium XIII is “The 1960s.”  Presentations are encouraged from scholars and students of the humanities and social sciences, especially anthropology, art history, economics, folklore studies, geography, history, literature, musicology, political science, sociology, as well as physical and natural sciences. It should be emphasized that presentations are encouraged dealing with the decade of the 1960s and proposals are welcomed for papers and panels that deal with any and all aspects of the region or with the blues. Additional details may be found on the Delta Blues Symposium web site.

Good Things at ASU by KAIT Channel 8
At the conclusion of news broadcasts Monday evening and Tuesday morning, KAIT-TV station manager Ted Fortenberry presented a "Consider This" commentary titled Good Things at ASU with a focus on why it is important for the community and region to support Arkansas State. Fortenberry did an outstanding job in his commentary -- presenting viewpoints, relevant facts, and accolades for ASU's achievements. Thanks to all faculty and staff for making ASU such a great institution! To see his comments, visit the KAIT web site.

Dr. Hill selected as fellow for summer workshop
Dr. Myleea Hill, Journalism, was one of 14 fellows selected from across the country to participate in the Indiana University School of Journalism teaching workshop this summer. The week-long event focused on teaching writing, reporting and editing in core journalism classes and the application of journalism skills in areas such as advertising and public relations. Dr. Hill will implement these "service-learning" and "project-based" activities in journalism courses and in advising the ASU chapter of the American Advertising Federation this year.

Fox News Channel to interview Dr. Kesselring
Dr. Randy Kesselring, Economics, will be interviewed this afternoon for Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel. The topic will be his recently publicized research on incidence of divorce among couples when the wife becomes more wealthy. Your World is scheduled for midnight on Jonesboro’s cable channel 53. Kesselring’s findings have been picked up by a number of news organizations around the world.

Yearbook photos for faculty and staff: next week
Yearbook portraits will be made next week, Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 5 – 7, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Student Union on the first floor by the stairwell. A make-up day will be Monday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The university uses these portraits for other purposes too, so anyone who has not had a photo made within the past three years should do so next week.

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