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Arkansas State University Multicultural Center Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 4 April 2013 “Not just a Space, but a Place for ALL!� 2013 StAte Connection: Connecting Minority High School Juniors to ASU! StAte Connection, a minority recruitment program for high school juniors in the Arkansas Delta, will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at the ASU Carl R. Reng Student Union. Attendees will be connected to the University in the following areas: Admissions, Financial Aid, Academics, Campus Resources, Student Life, and Residence Life. The day also includes a block party with performances by ASU members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, historically Black Greek-lettered organizations. Know someone who may be eligible for StAte Connection? Qualifications: 1.) The student should reside in the Delta area of Arkansas. 2.) The student should be African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, or Biracial. 3.) The student should be a junior matriculating in a college preparatory curriculum with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. (Students with at least a 2.75 will be considered for the program with recommendations) Apply online at Student Leaders Needed! Sign up to be a student leader for the 2013 StAte Connection! Pick up an application in the Multicultural Center or the Leadership Center. Email for more information. 2012 StAte Connection Participants and Student Leaders Photo courtesy: ASU Yearbook Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter & Multicultural Center host annual 3.0 & Freshmen Scholars Achievement Program T he Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter was formed in 1982 in honor of Walter B. Strong and Frederick C. Turner. They were the first African-American graduates at Arkansas State University. After a group of alumni saw that there was a strong need to implement programs conducive to AfricanAmerican needs and interests, the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter was formed. The annual membership is $25. Every spring semester, freshmen and upperclassmen with a 3.0 or higher are recognized for their academic achievement during the Strong-Turner 3.0 program and reception. Qualified students receive a special invitation to attend the program. For more information on the program, please email or call 870-680-4052. 1

MC Connection April 2013

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