Sept. 26, 2005

This week:

ASU choirs, Gospel Concert
@ 7:30 p.m., tonight, First Baptist Church

Preview Day,
all day, Tuesday

* Lecture~Concert
E. Lynn Harris,
@ 7 p.m.
Student Union Auditorium

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E. Lynn Harris to speak on campus tomorrow 
The 2005-06 Lecture~Concert Series will present noted author E. Lynn Harris Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. As always, all Lecture~Concert programs are free and open to the public. The author of five best-selling novels, his topic will be Writing and Achieving Your Dreams.  Currently, there are more than three million copies of Harris’ novels in print. For more details, click here.

International flags represent our students 
Currently, there are 165 international students on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro, representing some 56 countries from around the world.
The foyer of the Dean B. Ellis Library serves as dedication to our international students, with every home country represented by its national flag. The flags are periodically updated to represent the current international students. This fall, flags of the following countries were added to the foyer: Armenia, Bahrain, Benin, Dominican Republic, Finland, Iceland, Guatemala, Poland, Syria, Trinidad & Tabago, and Zimbabwe. 

COB hosts FBLA conference; recruiting students
Last Thursday the College of Business and the Office of Admissions hosted the District II FBLA Fall Leadership Conference at the Convocation Center. Approximately 1,800 students from 71 chapters across northeast Arkansas participated. Ten College of Business faculty members represented ASU, working with the Admissions staff in recruitment efforts. Many thanks to the College of Business and the Admissions staff for a job well done in helping to recruit prospective students!

Theatre Department to open After Juliet Friday

The ASU Theatre will open the 2005-06 season at Fowler Center this Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. with “After Juliet” by Sharman MacDonald. Set during the aftermath of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, “After Juliet will continue with performances on Oct. 1, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased (reserved seating, in advance) at the Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also available online. Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Ticket prices are $9 and $7 (in advance). For more details, see the NewsPage.

ASU Netmobile helping Louisiana businesses
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many business owners from the New Orleans area and the Gulf Coast ended up in Baton Rouge, where they have begun the difficult steps toward recovery. Help has come in many forms from many directions, including from ASU's Delta Center for Economic Development, according to Dr. Len Frey, dean of the College of Business. The center's Netmobile, a minivan filled with hi-tech computer equipment and satellite access to the Internet, is now stationed at Louisiana State University's research park.  Click here for details.

Job Fair and Graduate School Expo set: Oct. 12 
Career Services will host an all majors job fair and a graduate school exposition for all current students Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. The “ASU All Majors Job Fair” is the largest of its kind in the Mid-South, attracting more than 100 recruiting organizations and 1,000 students each year. It is free to both undergraduate and graduate students. Industries such as business, government, manufacturing, agriculture, communications, broadcasting, retail, health care, K-12 schools, graduate schools, financial services, human services, engineering, insurance, accounting firms, and technology will be represented. For details, see the NewsPage.

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