|Nov. 4, 2002
This week's highlights:
* Staff Senate's Town Hall meeting, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.
* Lit'l Bita Christmas Arts and
Crafts, Nov. 8-10 (Use your ID for free admission Friday afternoon)
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Town Hall meetings in November
Recent e-mails have informed the university community of two upcoming
Town Hall meetings. The formats are similar, but the sessions
will be different. Note the dates: the Staff Senate-sponsored town hall
meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m. The Academic
Affairs-sponsored Town Hall meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m.
These are great opportunities for you to become more informed about
Affairs Staff starts Support Group
Support staff members in Academic Affairs have been working since May
to establish a Support Group, complete with committee structure and
appropriate goals. Effective communications with other campus
units and mentoring to help new staff are two of their goals. The group is
staying up to date through its list-serve. Read more details about this group's
SGA's Oliver makes pitch for
funding, raises, to Legislators
president of the Student Government Association, asked for restored
state funding and faculty raises in a presentation to the Legislative
Budget Committee's fall budget hearing Wednesday in Little Rock.
The Jonesboro Sun reported that his persuasiveness and
passion earned this comment from Sen. Bill Gwatney, "That's the
governor in 2026." Dr. Les Wyatt, president, and other university
officials provided additional comments and answered lawmakers'
leader receives award
Herb Lawrence, director of the
Small Business Development Center, has been awarded "State
Star" by the National Association of Small Business Development
Centers for his exemplary work. Read about this and other recent
faculty and staff achievements in Campus News.
Treasures funds work at Lakeport Plantation
Les Wyatt has been notified by the U.S. Department of the Interior that
the Save Our Treasures program has awarded a $320,000 matching grant to
restore and preserve the Lakeport Plantation Home at Lake
Village. The program is administered by the National Park Service
of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Congratulations to Dr.
Ruth Hawkins and the Arkansas Delta Byways staff for their work which
resulted in this major grant. It was one of 80 chosen from 389
Series presents 'Simpsons' producer
The Lecture~Concert Series and the College of Communications will present
a lecture by Mike Reiss, who produced more
than 200 episodes of television's animated hit, "The Simpsons,"
on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Admission is free.
If you missed
your chance to call in your membership pledge during KASU-FM's recent
on-air campaign, it's not too late to join. Call Todd Rutledge at
KASU, 972-2200, for more details. The results of this fall's
drive were very good, as many renewals and new members were recorded.
General Election is tomorrow
One more reminder . . . do your civic duty and vote in the General
Election. Polls open at 7:30 a.m.
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