of Scholars, April 12-16
Convocation of Scholars has been set
for April, with most of the honors and awards ceremonies scheduled for
April 12 - 16. For those who have planned or are
in the process of planning an event during Convocation of Scholars and
would like it listed in this year's brochure and on the website, please
contact Dawn Tucker at email@example.com
or 972-3362 by Friday, Feb. 13.
A number of events have already been scheduled. For additional
information about happenings during Convocation of Scholars, visit Convocation
What to do this week at ASU?
This is a week
chock-full of events here on campus. African American
History Month continues with many
activities: tomorrow is "Do You
Remember?" an intimate portrait of Civil Rights, presented by Judge Olly Neal at 6:30 p.m. in Museum 157;
bone marrow registration in the Witchita Lounge of the Reng Center;
Thursday is the African American History Month Quiz Bowl; and
Sunday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Convocation Center Auditorium, Ozell
Sutton of the U.S. Dept. of Justice will be the featured speaker at a
tribute to Daisy Gaston-Bates.
NASA astronaut and mission specialist, is here for the Lecture~Concert Series
tomorrow in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center at 7:30 p.m. ASU
will also host Boston University professor James C. McCann for the
inaugural “Global History Lecture”
at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Financial Aid Open
House is Thursday in Chickasaw from 3-6 p.m. Also on Thursday is the ASU
Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fowler Center. And, tickets
are still available for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at the Fowler
Center on Friday for the Valentine's concert at 7:30 p.m.
NASA Director, former ASU faculty member to speak
Dr. Adena Williams Loston will speak
on campus Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Convocation
Center, in association with African American History Month. Loston
is a former member of the ASU faculty, having taught here for two years
during the late 1970s. She currently serves as the new associate
administrator for education at the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. More details will
NCAA Certification process underway
Katy Yurk, a
representative of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA),
is on campus today for meetings with the NCAA Certification Steering
Committee and subcommittees. As previously announced in Inside
ASU, Arkansas State University will undergo a self-study of the
athletics program over the next several months. The primary goal
is to assess how well ASU complies with the NCAA's operating principles,
then develop and implement plans for improvement where needed.
Numerous campus constituencies, such as student, faculty and staff
governing groups, are represented on the committee and have been
encouraged to keep their colleagues informed about the significance and
progress of the self-study. This is ASU's second time to undergo
the certification process, which will include a peer review team visit
in the spring of 2005.
Scholarship deadline is this week: Feb.
Reminder: The scholarship deadline for all ASU scholarships
(except the transfer scholarship) is Sunday, Feb. 15. Applications for
the University Honors, Chancellor's Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship,
Future Delta Leader's Service Scholarship, Academic Merit, and Beyond
Boundaries as well as for privately funded scholarships are due in the
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Remind students to fill out an online
application at http://finaid.astate.edu/scholarships.html
or call 972-2310 for more information.
ASU Pride Day: Thursday, Feb. 19
Next week, the SAB, SGA and UAB
are sponsoring ASU Pride Day on Thursday, Feb. 19, with activities
planned throughout the day. Everyone is encouraged to wear red and
black. An office decorating contest will be held from 9-11 a.m. in
conjunction with Spin the Prize Wheel for students in the Library
Rotunda. At noon, a banner competition will be judged, followed by a
Pride Day Reception from 2-3 p.m. in the Fowler Center where
presentations will be made for Chief Big Track, the Princess Award, the
Brave Award, student organization awards and the Lt. Col. Barney Smith
Award. At 7:05 p.m. ASU will host Middle Tennessee State University at
the Convocation Center. Awards will be represented at the halftime
festivities. Many other student activities are planned during the
Fowler Center presents Tony Kenny's Ireland
On Tuesday, March 2, the Fowler Center will present Tony Kenny’s Ireland at 7:30 p.m.
and his co-stars, the Dublin City Dancers, take their Irish music and
show on the road every year, touring the United States. Named
Ireland’s “Entertainer of the Year” in 1998, Kenny began his
career starring in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” He currently is the star of Jury’s
Irish Cabaret, and comes to Jonesboro with many of the co-stars from
that production. The Dublin City Dancers is a renowned troupe of
10 of Ireland’s finest traditional and contemporary Irish dancers.
for the event are $25 and $20 for adults, $18 and $14 for ASU staff,
seniors and students, and $9 and $6 for ASU students. They may be
purchased by calling the Central Box Office at 870-972-2781 or on-line
tickets may be purchased at http://tickets.astate.edu.
The next Fowler Center events are part of the Riceland Distinguished
Performance Series: the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on March 23 and
Rhythm and Brass on April 3.
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