Jan. 19, 2004

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Dr. Martin 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 participate 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. 

2004 ASU Agriculture-Business Conference
The 10th annual ASU Agriculture-Business Conference 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 jsandy@astate.edu. 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 Management Plan.
  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.
  Student 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 Student Affairs.
  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
Continuing 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 critically low

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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