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ASU CECO offers Adult Mini College experience June 17-21


JONESBORO, Ark. — For an inspiring summer vacation, sign up for the “Adult Mini College” experience at Arkansas State University. 

The experience, offered by ASU’s Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO) program, runs from June 17-21 (Monday through Friday) from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Registration fee is $59. There is also an accommodation option that includes tuition and five nights on campus for $169. 

“Participants can be rejuvenated through a series of interactive lectures from A-State’s faculty on the ASU campus in a true mini-college experience,” said Dr. Beverly Boals Gilbert, dean of Continuing Education and Community Outreach. “It’s a learning experience that you won’t forget. It will enlighten, inspire, encourage and challenge during this week-long, one-of-a kind event.”

The mini-college schedule includes “Fostering the Brand Called You,” “i-College,” “Managing Political Behavior in Organizations,’ “Personal Finance,” “iConnect Video Documentary,” “Engineering a Cloak of Invisibility,” “Understanding Media of the 21st Center,” “iCollege, Part II,” “Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI): Pushing the Envelope of Science and Technology,” “Visual Culture: It’s Ubiquitous. Learn to Swim,” “Preserving Our Arkansas Delta Heritage,” “What is Nano Technology?” “Geography and World Culture,” “Aquatic Ecosystems,” “Planning Preparedness and Emergency Management,” and “iPad Wrap-Up and Graduation.”

Instructors who will be teaching the courses include Dr. Holly Hall, assistant professor of journalism; Daniel Kopp, director of distance education; Dr. Faye Cochiarra, associate professor of management; Dr. Philip Tew, associate professor of finance; Dr. Brandon Kemp, assistant professor of electrical engineering; Dr. Osabuohien Amienya, chairman of radio-TV department, director of broadcasting and professor of Radio-TV; Rodney S. Harris, ABI outreach coordinator; Dr. Susan Whiteland, assistant professor art education; Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas Heritage Sites; Paige Creed, ASU museum tour coordinator; Sandra Hawkins, instructor in teacher educations; Jacob Sawyer, adjunct instructor of biology; Brent Cox, assistant professor of disaster preparedness emergency management.

For additional information call (870) 972-3052 or to register online, go to www.astate.edu/ceco. To learn more about the speakers, go to the link http://www.astate.edu/dotAsset/df668423-be5a-4741-ba34-eaa56bf01308.pdf.