Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
99th Year

Sept. 22, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Wind Ensemble
concert, "How 'Suite'
 It Is," Tuesday, Sept. 30,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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First Lecture-Concert Series event is tonight
ASU’s Lecture-Concert Series opens tonight with world-renowned TIME magazine photojournalist, educator, and media innovator Dirck Halstead as the featured speaker. Halstead will present “Moments in TIME: Photos and Stories from One of America’s Top Photojournalists,” a multi-media show and lecture on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the ASU Student Union Auditorium, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro. This event, like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public. Halstead will also present a two-day Platypus workshop on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23, in ASU's College of Communications, Room 218. For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308. The Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.

Dr. Pittcock elected to board of directors for council
Dr. J. Kim Pittcock, Horticulture, and associate dean, College of Agriculture and Technology, was recently elected to the East Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council Board of Directors for the position of Member-at-Large. The five-member board is responsible for directing the non-profit 501(c)3 corporation involved in community and economic development projects, while protecting natural resources. The East Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council is a division of the USDA National Resources Conservation Service. Ten counties in eastern Arkansas are represented by the East Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council, and  and the council is active in obtaining grants to fund county projects. Some of the projects include: the ASU Regional Farmers’ Market (development and management); development of marketing, processing and production of new value-added agricultural products for the region; development of a community center in Lee County; a sediment erosion control plan and guidance for the L’Anguille Watershed Coalition; funding to rural fire departments to purchase fire-fighting and emergency response equipment; funding for a new Senior Life Center in Harrisburg; and subcontracts with Winrock International on diversification and marketing strategies projects with local food industries.

ASU SBDC offers two workshops Thursday
The ASU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering two workshops--Business Financing Options and Design Your Own Web Page II-Advanced-- for business owners and entrepreneurs, Thursday, September 25. The advanced web page design seminar runs from 1-4 p.m., while the financing options workshop is 6-9 p.m. Both are in the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, in Jonesboro. Herb Lawrence, ASU SBDC director is the guest speaker for the financing options workshop. Registration fee is $35, and advance registration is requested. To register for either workshop, interested persons may call the SBDC at ext. 3517, or see the online training calendar.

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