|Nov. 18, 2002
This week's highlights:
* ASU Theatre presents "Elephant Man," Wednesday-Saturday,
7:30 p.m., Fowler Center
* Faculty Brass Quintet in concert, Thursday, 7:30, Fine Arts Recital Hall
* Indian basketball season opener, Friday, 7:05 p.m.
* Lady Indian basketball season opener, Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
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|Faculty research to benefit from engineering
the second largest gift in its history last week. An estate gift
from the late James L. Thompson of Houston, a 1944 graduate in
engineering, totals $2.8 million. The gift comes at a
particularly good time for new research initiatives because the
endowment will generate $50,000 annually to support Faculty Research
Scholarships, and $80,000 annually to support student scholarships.
Faculty award criteria will be developed by the Office of
Academic Affairs. Read the news
release about Mr. Thompson.
Center shows high success rate
The Career Services Center staff has been surveying ASU graduates to
learn how they are doing with finding jobs. The results are
impressive. Of those graduating students who consulted with the
Career Services Center, 97 percent said the assistance was
beneficial. See news release on the
Randall Kesselring named
Fulbright Scholar to Syria
Congratulations to Dr. Randall
Kesselring, Economics, who has been selected to receive a Fulbright
Scholar Award for the spring semester. Kesselring will be a
lecturer at Tishreen University in Latakia, Syria. Kesselring is
one of about 800 U.S. faculty members who will travel to 140 countries
this year under auspices of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Foothills merger into ASU-Beebe
In a telephone conference call
meeting this morning, the ASU Board of Trustees approved a plan to
merge Foothills Technical Institute at Searcy with ASU-Beebe. The
next step in the merger process will be review and approval by the
Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Board of Workforce
Education and Career Opportunities. If approved the campus will
become ASU-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe. The Searcy
campus will continue to focus on high quality vocational/technical
programs and pre-college programs.
Donor support for ASU shows
The ASU Foundation Inc. has reported that 6,259 donors made
contributions during the fiscal year that ended June 30, an 11 percent
increase compared to the previous year. Gifts totaled $4.4
million during the same period. Read more details in a news release on the NewsPage.
Proposals for Childcare
ASU has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for construction and
operation of a childcare facility to serve faculty, staff, students and
the university community at the Jonesboro campus. Proposals are
due Wednesday, Dec. 11. The RFP is available as a pdf document on
the Procurement Services web site.
elevator inspections complete
reports from the elevator manufacturer and state elevator inspector
concur that evidence indicates the elevator doors were knocked off
track during an incident at Twin Towers and that there is no evidence
of mechanical failure. The incident on Nov. 5 left student
Brandon Rollins hospitalized. University
officials also have been investigating in an effort to
ensure residents' continuing safety. At last report, Brandon's
recovery is progressing.
Information about Health Center
With the new health center construction well underway, there are many
questions about how the new facility's services will impact faculty and
staff. Inside ASU wants to help by soliciting your
questions; Dr. J. W. Mason, Office of Human Resources, has agreed to
provide answers in a future edition. You may direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by campus
mail to Admin Building, Room 102.
Holiday Season events
On Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, faculty and staff will once again
participate in a holiday tradition: serving Thanksgiving dinner to our
students, in Woodlands Cafeteria. Many have said they enjoy this
occasion because it is just one more way to "serve" our
students. Response to the call for volunteers was great.
Organizers, and the students, thank you for that. Also . . . the
annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Student
Activities and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, will
be 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Indian Lounge of the Reng
Center. See you there!
plan holiday event
A reminder . . .
Faculty Women's Club will hold the group's annual 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. Watch for an announcement about ticket sales.
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