Dec. 11, 2006

Calendar highlights:

* Admin. Bldg. open house, lobby, Tuesday, 2:30-4:30

* Education Mini-summit, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10-noon, Convocation Center

* Commencement, 7 p.m., Friday,  Convocation Center

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Commencement ceremony is Friday
December commencement ceremonies at ASU began 20 years ago, on Dec. 20, 1986. The class was smaller then; 368 degrees were awarded. That also was the last commencement ceremony held in the old fieldhouse. Things have changed. This Friday, Dec. 15, ASU has 730 candidates for degrees, 563 undergraduates and 167 graduate students. Everyone is invited to the reception following the ceremony at the Convocation Center.

Easton wins Counselor Educator of the Year
Dr. Crystal Easton, Psychology and Counseling, and coordinator of the MSE in School Counseling Program, was selected as the Counselor Educator of the Year for the Northeast Region of the Arkansas School Counseling Association. Graduate students in School Counseling from various institutions nominate faculty members for the award. She works continuously to ensure that students are adequately equipped for the challenges they face as they enter the field of School Counseling.

Agribusiness Conference slated for February
Arkansas State University will host its annual Agribusiness Conference on Feb. 14, 2007, at the Fowler and Convocation Centers. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. at Fowler Center. The morning general session features three presentations on the future of biofuels, and one on the recent election's impact on farm policy. Lunch will be served in the Convocation Center at noon. Afternoon special interest sessions end at 3 p.m. There is no registration fee. However, pre-registration for lunch is limited to 600. For a complete conference program and on-line registration, see later this month.

Tribal Leadership Center requests coat donations
ASUís Tribal Leadership Center is continuing its coat drive. Coats of all sizes for adults and children are needed. Donated coats may be dropped off at West Cleaners, 3418 E. Nettleton Ave. Coats collected will be given away as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commitment to Wellness Campaign, slated for January 15, 2007. This service campaign, held in conjunction with the Northeast Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, will consist of eye, blood pressure, and diabetes screenings from 8 until 11 a.m. at St. Bernards Auditorium, followed by the community parade, scheduled for 11 a.m. For details, contact Jerrod Lockhart, ext. 2055.

Administration Building to host holiday open house
Reminder: The campus community is invited to join the staff of the Administration Building for refreshments, fellowship, and door prize drawings on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the lobby. Please drop by at your convenience.

Soil & Water Conference will be Jan. 11
The Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Convocation Center. The registration fee is $20, which includes the luncheon. Pre-registration is requested by Friday, Jan. 5. The link to online registration in Friday's Inside ASU was incorrect; click here for the correct site.

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