Feb. 9, 2004

This week:

Lecture~Concert Series and Global History Lecture, both on Tuesday evening;

* ASU Wind Ensemble Thursday evening

* Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Friday evening

* Tribute to Daisy Bates, Sunday afternoon

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Convocation 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 dtucker@astate.edu 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 of Scholars

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; Wednesday is 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.
  Capt. Winston Scott, former 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 be announced.

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. 15
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 basketball game.

Fowler Center presents Tony Kenny's Ireland March 2
On Tuesday, March 2, the Fowler Center will present Tony Kenny’s Ireland at 7:30 p.m.
Kenny 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. 
  Tickets 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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