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Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, Arkansas

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RED Beans and Rice
for Scholarships is April 1 

March 17, 2005 -- To allow more deserving students a chance at a college education, the Office of University Development at Arkansas State University is hosting “RED” beans and rice, a lunch on April 1, 2005, to benefit the General Academic Scholarship Fund.

“A strong general scholarship fund is critical in keeping with the mission of the ASU Foundation,” said Steve Watkins, ASU director of Development. “This fund is a resource for a select group of outstanding students who need help and don’t have it. We don’t want to be in a position to have their needs go unfulfilled and their dreams unrealized.”

Music, an appearance by RED, ASU’s spirit character, and door prize giveaways will highlight the event. More information and a list of prizes can be found at

Tickets are $5 in advance and may be purchased by calling University Development at (870) 972-3940, or by visiting the office in Room 103 of the Administration Building. Tickets will be $6 the day of the event, which will be held at the ASU pavilion.

Additionally, tickets will be sold around campus on the following days at the listed locations:

March 23       9 a.m. to noon         Lobby of the Administration Building

March 24       9 a.m. to noon         Lobby of the Dean B. Ellis Library

March 25       9 a.m. to noon         College of Business Lobby

March 28       9 a.m. to noon          Facilities Management Break Room

March 29       9 a.m. to noon          2nd Floor, College of Communications/Education

The dinner will include red beans, smoked sausage and rice, cornbread, a dessert and drink; carry out will be available.

Sponsors for the event include WRFoods, Riceland Foods, Sodexho, Tabasco, Food Giant, PepsiAmericas and the Design Shoppe.

“The ‘RED’ beans and rice lunch is a way for friends of the ASU Foundation to come together and enjoy good food, great company and contribute to a meaningful cause,” Watkins said.

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