Dec. 6, 2006

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 ASU Ringers concert, 7:30 p.m. tonight, Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

* Library winter holidays exhibit, regular hours, third floor exhibit space

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Education mini-summit to be held at Convocation Center
The Next Step for Arkansas' Future mini-summits will address redesigning Arkansas high schools to improve the value of a high school diploma, according to Arkansas Department of  Education Commissioner Dr. Ken James. A mini-summit will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at ASU's Convocation Center from 10 a.m.-noon, followed by round-table discussions from noon-1 p.m. Lunch will be served. Entry and lunch are free, but reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Julie Johnson Thompson, Click on for details. 

New publication from Dr. Marlay
Dr. Ross MarlayDr. Ross Marlay, Political Science, has a new publication, “Filipino Muslims and Global Jihad,” in a book edited by Daniel H. Unger and Clark D. Neher, Bureaucracy and National Security in Southeast Asia (Northern Illinois University). The article was co-authored with former student Lesley Pruitt. Dr. Marlay, a former Fulbright senior lecturer in the Philippines, has written extensively on Burma and has written two books with Clark D. Nehrer, Patriots and Tyrants: Ten Asian Leaders and Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia: The Winds of Change.

Identity Solutions Symposium and Workshop to be held
ASU-Jonesboro will host the Identity Solutions Symposium and Workshop on Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 21- 22, 2007. The symposium is the first step in the creation of the Delta Center for Identity Solutions at ASU. Dr. Elizabeth Hood, Research and Technology Transfer, and Dr. Farhad Moeeni, Computer and Information Technology, are the project's principle investigators and oversee the budget. ASU will partner with the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on this interdisciplinary project. For details and registration information, contact Dr. Moeeni or see the NewsPage release or the symposium website.

Art Department holds annual holiday sale
The Fine Arts Center is home to the Art Department's annual holiday sale, featuring pottery from faculty and students. The sale opens Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and continues Friday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Don't miss your chance to purchase signed, authentic pieces from your colleagues.

Students may charge at Bookstore through Jan. 9
The Finance and Enrollment Services Offices have announced that ASU-Jonesboro students may purchase textbooks from the ASU Bookstore via a charge procedure. Textbooks can be charged to students' accounts via student ID cards. No prior approval from other departments will be needed. Tuesday, Jan. 9, will be the absolute last day to charge textbooks onto student accounts. The availability of excess balances will be delayed until after the end of the first week of classes to facilitate textbook charging. For details, contact Greg Thornburg at ext. 2310.

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