Luther King Jr. Celebration continues
"Near the Mountaintop -- Making the Dream a Reality," a weeklong
celebration, continues today through Wednesday with several activities
planned. At noon today, students and faculty/staff from ASU will
in the Community MLK Parade, beginning at First Baptist Church on
Kitchen St. Tomorrow Alpha Phi Alpha will host the Miss Black and Gold
Pageant in the Fowler Center at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, a diversity
workshop will be held from 3:30 - 5 p.m. titled: "Are We Near the
Mountaintop?" Museum Rm 182. Then at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Martin
Luther King Jr. Reception and the ASU Image Awards will be held in the
Fowler Center with speaker, Mrs. Dorothy F. Cotton.
ASU Agriculture-Business Conference
The 10th annual ASU
will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, with a primary focus on biotechnology. The
General Session will feature Dan Glickman, the 26th Secretary
of Agriculture who now serves as director of the Institute of Politics
at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Admission
to the conference is free, but luncheon reservations are
limited to the first 600 who register. A registration form is
available on the College of
Agriculture web site,
http://agri.astate.edu, or by contacting the College of Agriculture at 870-972-2085,
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
about the conference.
Division of Student Affairs is restructured
Dr. Rick Stripling, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, has announced
that the division of Student Affairs has gone through a restructure which became effective on Jan. 1.
Seven years ago, the Student
Affairs division had approximately nine departments with 60 employees.
Today, there are 14 departments with 165 employees.
Greg Thornburg will now serve
as the new Dean of Enrollment Services unit which is Financial Aid,
Scholarships, Admissions, Testing, International Student and Scholar
Services. He will also handle the development and implementation of the Enrollment
Dr. Roger Lee has agreed to provide leadership for the new
Student Life unit which will include Career Services, Counseling Center,
Disability Services, Student Health Center and Judicial Affairs. Dr.
Lee will also coordinate the division-wide assessment activities.
Orientation, Greek Life, Yearbook, Intramurals, and Multicultural
Affairs, will move under the direction of Randall Tate, Dean of Student Development and Leadership. The offices of New Student
Orientation, Greek Life, Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities, SGA,
and Leadership will form the Tribal Leadership Center. All of these
offices, in addition to Residence Life and Dining Services, will be
under the direction of Craig Johnson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for
As associate vice chancellor, Dr. Lonnie Williams is to
coordinate and administer the day-to-day operations of the division. The
Division of Student Affairs organizational chart can be viewed at http://studentaffairs.astate.edu/VCSA/studentaffairs.ppt
Lecture~Concert series presents
new music group
with the Lecture~Concert Series for the season, ASU will host the Los
Angeles-based new music ensemble, the California E.A.R. Unit, at 6:30
p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Theatre of the Fowler Center. As a
contemporary music ensemble, the E.A.R. Unit uses exciting music with
clarinet, flute, piano, percussion, ‘cello, and violin. The lecture
and demonstration begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. concert.
It is presented with the support of the Heartland Arts Fund and Arkansas
Arts Council, Region VI of the Society of Composers Inc., the ASU
College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music.
KASU to sponsor bluegrassers:
Maring & Shady Mix
As part of their ongoing commitment to host free bluegrass concerts,
KASU will sponsor a concert Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., featuring Wil Maring and
Shady Mix at Sheffield's Restaurant in downtown Jonesboro, 305 S. Main
St. Shady Mix was founded in the 1980's by a native of Germany, Mark Stoffel,
and his friend, Wil Maring. Their musical style and repertoire includes a little
something to please everyone - using only acoustic instruments and the
elements of bluegrass music applied to cowboy songs, country and
bluegrass standards, and older American folk music.
Your blood is needed; supplies are
The College of Nursing and Health Professions is sponsoring a multi-day
blood drive this week. If you did not give blood at the Mash Bash this
year, please consider donating on Wednesday,
Jan. 21, or Thursday, Jan 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Friday,
Jan. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The
Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Dean B. Ellis Library.
T-shirts will be given to all donors. A blood donor card or your ID is
now required by the American Red Cross. Please
share this information with students as a LARGE turnout is needed. Blood
donations continue to be at a very low level. Call
extension 3112 for more information.
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