Jan. 2, 2006

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*  Fan Appreciation Night at the men's basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 5

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Monday, Jan. 9

* MLK Week Wednesday,
Jan. 11, through Wednesday,
Jan. 18

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Board of Trustees approves resolutions
The Board of Trustees met on Friday, Dec. 16, the last day before holiday break, discussing seven resolutions on the agenda, which were all approved. The resolutions were to authorize the development of a plan for the separation of administration between the ASU system and ASU-Jonesboro; to authorize an increase in the International Student Application fee (from $25 to $40); and to authorize offering a one-year certificate in general studies at ASU-Jonesboro. In addition, four resolutions were passed for the ASU-Beebe campus: to authorize the issuance of bonds for construction; to offer an associate of applied science in veterinary technology and an associate of applied science with a technical certificate in criminal justice and to approve naming a building in honor of long-time faculty member, Dr. Ruth Couch.
  To see a news release about the separation of administration between ASU-Jonesboro and the ASU system, see the NewsPage.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Week activities slated 
MLK Week, honoring the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. begins on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and continues through Wednesday, Jan. 18, with numerous activities for everyone on campus and in the community. Activities include art exhibits, a birthday celebration, the MLK March, a candlelight vigil, seminars and conferences, the MLK Community Service, the MLK Community March, as well as the Black & Gold Pageant and the MLK Image Awards.
  To see an extensive list, go here.

Memphis Symphony to perform Jan. 13
ASU will present the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Under the direction of Conductor Vincent DannerVincent Danner, the Memphis Symphony returns with more than 60 musicians for the concert, which will feature William Grant Still’s Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with violin soloist Tai Murray.
Performance tickets for the Fowler Center concert may be purchased by calling 972-2781, or online at http://tickets.astate.edu. Prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff, senior adults, and K-12 students; with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Spring Commencement changes due 
An ad hoc committee of faculty, staff and students met last fall, studying spring commencement. Due to the increasing number of graduates at each spring commencement ceremony, the committee recommended splitting it into two separate ceremonies. Therefore, beginning at the Spring 2006 Commencement on May 6, two separate ceremonies will be held with one at 10 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. The morning commencement will include the colleges of Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Mathematics. The afternoon ceremony will include Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Nursing and Health Professions, the University College and Regional Programs. Both ceremonies will be held at the Convocation Center and will include graduate and doctoral students.  

ABI to host technology conference Jan. 25
In case you missed the announcement in December, “Growing a Technology Business,” will be held at the ASU Arkansas Biosciences Institute on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Highlights of the workshop include informative panel discussions on how to successfully launch a technology-based business. The workshop is designed for entrepreneurs, students, faculty, and other interested individuals who are motivated to put their technology ideas into the marketplace. Space is limited for the conference and registration is required. The cost, which includes lunch, is $40 for the general public and $20 for students. Sponsors are the ABI, the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada, and the Arkansas Small Business Development Center. To register, go here.

Faculty & staff appreciation night in basketball

This Thursday, Jan. 5, as the men's basketball team hosts Western Kentucky, all faculty and staff are invited to appreciation night. Tickets are only $5 for all faculty and staff and everyone is asked to bring their ID to receive the discounted rate.

New field for Indian Stadium and Tomlinson Stadium
When the football team takes to the field in Indian Stadium next fall, it will be on a new synthetic grass surface. The first steps toward the installation project began during the first week of holiday break, as heavy equipment moved in to dig up the natural grass and begin replacing it with the Pro Green artificial grass covering. The project is scheduled for completion by the time spring football begins in March. Cost of the Indian Stadium project is approximately $700,000 and is being financed through private contributions. Included in the project is a ten-foot circle surrounding home plate at Tomlinson Stadium, which should be completed by the start of the 2006 ASU baseball season.

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