Sept. 13, 2006

Spanish and Latino Heritage Week continues

Learning Seminars today and Thursday

Chancellor Candidate Forum,
3:30 p.m., today

* A-State Saturday, Sept. 16, Admissions Office


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Dr. Robyn Hannigan receives major national award
Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Chemistry and Physics, has received the American Chemical Society 2007 Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. This award is sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation and includes presentation of a medal as well as a $5,000 honorarium. Formal presentation of the award will occur at the ACS national meeting next March.

Dean Hanrahan honored by alma mater Dr. Susan Hanrahan
Dr. Susan Hanrahan, Nursing and Health Professions, will be honored at her alma mater, the University of Kansas Medical Center, this weekend during ceremonies in Kansas City. Dean Hanrahan will receive the Distinguished Allied Health Alumna award from the KU Medical Center Alumni Association. Hanrahan, also a professor of physical therapy, received her bachelor's and master's degrees at Kansas.

Theatre professor receives Arts Council Fellowship
Jeff McLaughlin, Theatre, has been awarded an Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship, and will be accepting the award during a ceremony next month at the Governorís Mansion in Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships award $4,000 to recognize artistic ability. The artists selected have demonstrated a career commitment to the art discipline for which they apply and have created a substantial body of work. This year, the Arts Council will present seven awards totaling $28,000. The artists will be recognized in a ceremony during the Governorís Arts Awards.

Geriatrician Dr. Lipschitz speaking here Friday
The Department of Nursing and the Center on Aging-Northeast will host Dr. David Lipschitz, a world-renowned geriatrician, lecturer and author this Friday, Sept. 15. Dr. Lipschitz is chair of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics and director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has authored a book, Breaking the Rules of Aging and hosted a 26-segment TV series Aging Successfully with Dr. David, which aired on PBS. Dr. Lipschitz will be speaking on Baby Boomers: The Healthcare Challenge of the Future in the Convocation Center Auditorium from 10 - 11 a.m. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Gubernatorial Debate at A-State will be Monday
The Student Government Association is sponsoring the televised debate between Mike Beebe and Asa Hutchinson on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. KAIT-TV is producing and airing the broadcast, which also will be carried on KASU, the public broadcasting service of ASU.  A reserved seat ticket is required for admission. Approximately two-thirds of the tickets will be distributed through the respective campaigns, with the remainder distributed to students, faculty and staff with a valid ASU ID. The SGA will give away tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning Thursday at 1 p.m. at Campus Information in the Student Union.  KAIT will stream the debate live on beginning at 7 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, then broadcast it on Channel 8 at 9 p.m.  KASU will carry it live on 91.9 FM.

Power of Hope Celebration set for Sept. 26
The College of Nursing and Health Professions is hosting the Power of Hope Celebration in coordination with several local organizations and churches in Jonesboro that are planning similar events. ASU's Power of Hope Celebration will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 2-3 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. The event will include invited speakers Angie Schmidt, Nursing, and Troy Vincent, Counseling, as well as great music from the Department of Music. The event is celebratory, as each of the speakers has overcome life's obstacles and benefited from the power of hope. Everyone is invited.
Theatre Department announces 2006-07 season
The Department of Theatre has released the schedule for the 2006-07 theatre season. The season will open in late September with The God of Hell by Sam Shepard with performance dates on Sept. 29-30 & Oct. 3-4. The Diviners by James Leonard Jr. will be Nov. 10-11 & 14-15. And, coming up in 2007 is The House of Yes by Wendy MacLeod on Feb. 9-10 & 13-14. The ASU Theatre welcomes the 2007 Arkansas Repertory Theatre touring production of Fences by August Wilson on Feb. 20-21 & 23-24. The final show of the 2006-07 season is Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare on April 6-7 & 10-11. All seating is reserved. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the Central Box Office in the Convocation Center for $8 or by calling 972-ASU1, or online. Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to the performance for $10 (if available). Advanced reservations are highly  recommended.

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