|Nov. 11, 2002
This week's highlights:
*Lecture~Concert Series, Mike Reiss, Wednesday, 7:30
p.m., Reng Center Ballroom
* Faculty Town Hall meeting, Thursday,
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Town Hall meeting is Thursday
One more reminder . . . The Academic
Affairs-sponsored Faculty Town Hall meeting will be Thursday at 3 p.m.
in Fowler Center. Dr. Wyatt and members of President's Council
will answer submitted questions.
officials to announce major gift Thursday morning
plans to be in the Administration Building lobby at 11 Thursday
morning for a major gift announcement.
great improvement in student retention
Successful faculty efforts are showing up in statistics which
demonstrate the progress we are making with student retention.
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education stats confirm that ASU's
improvement in our student retention rate is highest in the state, while headcount
and full-time equivalency numbers also show growth. See the details in a news release on the
Rich Grippo and Jerry Farris
awarded research funds
Dr. Rich Grippo and Dr. Jerry
Farris, Environmental Sciences, have secured a $246,000 federal grant
from the Department of the Interior for aquaculture research.
This is a major achievement for the university and for the Ph.D.
program in environmental sciences. Read the details on the NewsPage.
all to open house for new gift shop
The ASU Museum invites all
faculty and staff to the grand opening of "Mona's," the newly
re-decorated gift shop, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m. The shop
now features Murano glass, fun jewelry and gift items by Winky and
Dutch, special bracelet creations by April Lindsey, as well as a
wonderful selection of items for the holiday season. Join the
Museum staff for refreshments and festivities!
plan holiday event
Faculty Women's Club will hold its Christmas event on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. at the President's Home, 1503 E.
Nettleton. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesboro Country Club,
and includes a sing-a-long of Christmas songs with Trudy Niederbrach
and a presentation of "Santa's Babies" by the Christy McNeill
Dance Studio. Door prizes will be presented. Hostesses for the event
are Beverly Bartels, Chair; Andrea Hoskins, Irene Martz, Myra Wright,
and Jeanne Wyatt.
Books Are Fun returns to ASU
Begin your holiday shopping now by visiting the Books Are Fun sale to
be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9
a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the lobby of the library. In addition to great
books, you will find toys and gadgets for everyone in your family at
significant discounts! As a bonus, 10% of all sales will go
toward our United Way giving campaign! Speaking of which . . .
United Way campaign at ASU:
As of today our United Way campaign giving total is $13,171.80, about
half of what ASU gave last year. Many of you had a chance to
visit with Amy Roscoe and Kevin Lawrence during the benefits fair and
see what the United Way member agencies are doing for our community.
You still have time to turn in a pledge card; the deadline has been
extended to Friday, Nov. 15. If you don't have a pledge card, you
may e-mail Dawn Tucker, firstname.lastname@example.org,
with your name, department, and pledge amount. Many people depend
on United Way member agencies for services and support, so your
contribution is very important! Please "Choose to Care"
by supporting the United Way. Let's make sure everyone know how
much ASU cares about its community.
is expected this week
into last week's accident at Twin Towers in which student Brandon
Rollins was injured is expected to conclude this week. The
elevator manufacturer, the state inspector's office, and university
officials have been gathering information to determine the cause and to
ensure residents' safety. At last report, Brandon is still
undergoing treatment UAMS in Little Rock.
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