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Mass immunization clinic to be held Dec. 10
A second mass immunization clinic will be held on our campus Thursday, December 10. Both seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccines will be available.
The doors of the Yellow Entrance of the Convocation Center will open at 9 a.m. This clinic is a walk-in clinic, and participants will enter and exit the clinic from the Yellow Entrance of the Convocation Center. The clinic doors, open at 9 a.m., will remain open until 4 p.m., or until vaccine supplies are exhausted. Wheelchairs will be available for those who need them. Wear clothing that allows easy access to vaccination sites in the upper arms. Stay tuned to radio station KFIN, 107.9 FM, which will be broadcasting live from the Convocation Center, to help estimate the time needed for vaccination. Plentiful parking at the Convocation Center should ensure few problems with traffic, but to aid traffic flow, use Caraway Road and University Loop (East and West) to enter campus on Thursday. Please avoid Stadium Blvd. and Aggie Road. This clinic provides the best venue for receiving both the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine, since most local providers have neither. Read the latest ASU H1N1 update from Dr. Deborah Persell here, or visit the Arkansas Department of Health for additional information.

Board of Trustees meeting slated for Dec. 11
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home.
Those individuals who want to listen in on the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Dec. 11, may gather in the ASUJ Chancellor’s Conference Room at 9:45 a.m. Those assembled individuals will be able to listen to the board meeting via conference call.

ASU receives grant from State Farm Insurance
ASU has received a $4,000 research grant from State Farm Insurance in support of a regional earthquake conference to be held Tuesday-WednesdaDr. Ashraf Elsayedy, February 2-3, 2010. The conference will bring in experts and researchers in the field of seismology, geology, and engineering to present the latest in earthquake research and response issues in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) regarding the threat of earthquake. The conference is being coordinated by Dr. Ashraf Elsayed, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Elsayed has served as an engineer in geological and seismic studies for many yearsDr. Shivan Haran, and has also served as an engineering consultant for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. Dr. Elsayed and Dr. Shivan Haran, Mechanical Engineering, are currently involved in soil stability and liquefaction research, "Shear Wave Velocity Profiling Using Simplified Equipment," funded by a State Farm grant for the Jonesboro area. Read an abstract of that research here. For conference information, contact Dr. Ashraf Elsayed, ext. 2088, or see the NewsPage release.

College of Business professors pass certification exam
Dr. Kelly E. Fish, Computer and Information Technology and director, International Business Resource Center (IBRC), Dr. Gauri S. Guha, Economics, associate director of Business Outreach for the IBRC, and Dr. Clint Relyea, Management, associate director of Curriculum Development for the IBRC, and coordinator, International Business program, recently passed the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) examination. This is the U.S. professional certification in international business offered by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE). Drs. Fish, Guha, and Relyea will now carry the CGBP designation and are qualified to teach the CGBP curriculum to ASU international business students and to Arkansas business professionals. Drs. Fish, Guha and Relyea will also offer a CGBP Executive Development Program (EDP) to qualified business professionals during March 2010 through the College of Business’ Delta Center for Economic Development. For details, see the NewsPage release, or contact the College of Business, ext. 3035.

ASU-TV produces half-hour interview program airing now
ASU’s student-run ASU-TV is teaming with the United Way of Northeast Arkansas to produce a half-hour interview program to air throughout December and January on Suddenlink Cable Channel 18. The program, “ASUnited Spotlights,” will air Tuesdays at 9 a.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. Two United Way agencies are featured in each episode and more episodes are scheduled to be produced early in 2010. Although the first episode ran Tuesday, Dec. 8, tune in Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Collin Pillow, Radio-TV, is the faculty advisor for ASU-TV and for the project.
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