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Groundbreaking slated for new Honors College
Residence Hall Tuesday, May 27
May 16, 2008 --
University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 27, at 1
p.m. for its new Honors College Residence Hall.
Update: Due to the threat of inclement weather,
the groundbreaking will be held in the parking garage, southeast corner,
lower level. The time for the groundbreaking is unchanged.
The Department of
Residence Life, Division of Student
Affairs, plans to open the new residential facility for honors students
in August 2009. Participants
will include Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor, ASU-Jonesboro;
Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor for Student Affairs;
Dr. Gil Fowler, associate
dean for the Honors College; Mike Gibson, chair, ASU Board of Trustees;
and student representative Rachel Smith, the 2008 R. E. Lee Wilson Award
winner and past president of the Honors College Association (HCA). The
site of the new residence hall is on the ASU campus between Whitaker
Street and University Loop East, south of Danner
Residence Hall was designed by Brackett-Krennerich and Associates
The Honors College Residence Hall will be a living-learning residential
community that will help to create a sense of identity for the honors
students chosen to live there. The residence hall will house both
upperclassmen and first-year students in the Honors College.
The three-building residential facility will total 50,268 square feet,
and will provide 222 beds in fully furnished single and double bedrooms
in suite-style arrangement. Amenities will include study rooms, a
laundry area, and a courtyard.
In addition to living amenities, the facility will also house a 2,500
square-foot classroom, in which innovative programming will be offered.
This state-of-the-art classroom facility will be the first of its type
in a residential setting on the ASU-Jonesboro campus. Honors residential
activities will serve as a model for collaboration as the Department of
Residence Life and the Division of Student Affairs team with students,
faculty, and professionals from the Honors College to offer honors
courses and additional academic, cultural, and social events for
students living and learning in this unique venue.
Opportunities for academic, co-curricular, and residential involvement
will be bountiful. Honors classes, special events and HCA student
meetings will be conveniently held steps away from the residence hall
that honors students will call home. Students will also be able to take
advantage of study lounges in each building, social gathering areas, an
advising office, and the courtyard that connects the entire community.
Approximately 400 undergraduate students are involved in the Honors
College at ASU-Jonesboro and students are selected on a competitive
basis. Students who complete the Honors College requirements graduate
from ASU with special distinction and recognition. For more information
about ASU’s Honors College, including qualifying for admission to the
program, contact the Honors office at (870) 972-2308, or visit