Dr. Beasley leads two ABET accreditation teams
Dr. David Beasley, dean, College of Engineering, recently led two
Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Engineering Accreditation teams. The first team,
as accreditors for chemical engineering programs, visited the Instituto
Químico de Sarrià (IQS), which is a constituent institute within the
Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain, in mid-November. The second
accreditation visit was to King
Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia,
in December. King Fahd University maintains 17 engineering programs.
Dr. Beasley also serves as chair of
the Criteria Committee for the Engineering Accreditation Commission
(EAC) of ABET and will be chair of that Commission in 2012-2013.
ASU Staff Senate announces stipend
The Staff Senate is pleased to announce the recipients for the Staff
Senate Educational Stipends. There were many outstanding applicants
and many hard choices to make for the Stipend Committee, who
expended time and effort in selecting the recipients. These
recipients will receive a $300 stipend for the Spring 2010 semester.
Recipients are: Stephanie Kenley; Jared Ray Wolf;
Rachelle Tadlock; Tara Stephens; Tracy Robin Harmon;
Kevin Creemens; Regina Gilbert; Lorie Beth Cox;
Bridget Ingram; and Karen Barker.
Extremely cold weather demands precautions
As the weather in Arkansas worsens, and the state braces for a
prolonged cold spell, the Arkansas Department of Health has provided
a guide for dealing with extremely cold weather. The guide,
Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety,"
is provided courtesy of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which urges
emergency preparedness and provides tips for response when dealing
with possible hazards from natural disasters and severe weather.
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's
page for additional information. Alternately, view a printable pdf
carbon monoxide poisoning are among the serious health threats
posed by extremely cold weather.
Center for Regional Programs offers classes
The Center for Regional Programs' Community Education
program provides adult and family non-credit continuing education
and public service opportunities responsive to the interests and
needs of community citizens. A variety of classes are available
for professional development, personal enrichment, hobby,
and leisure. Recommended ages range from 12 years to adult. Classes
being offered this January include: American Sign Language I
(5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 18-Feb. 2, M/Th, ASU-Jonesboro, $59, Instr.
Dewey Boone); American Sign Language II (6:30-7:30 p.m., Jan.
18-Feb. 2, M/Th, ASU-Jonesboro, $59, Instr. Dewey Boone); Acting for
the Community Theater (Jan. 7-Feb. 11, Th, 5-6:30 p.m.,
ASU-Paragould, $95, Instr. John F. Michael); Computing for Seniors
(Jan. 8-Feb. 12, F, 10-11:30 a.m., ASU-P, $85, Instr. Deanna
Harris); Intermediate Digital Photography (Jan. 6-Feb. 3, W, 6-8
p.m., ASU-P, $105, Instr. Karole Risker) Hebrew Language Basics
(Jan. 12-Feb. 16, T, 6-7:30 p.m., ASU-J, $45, Instr. Dr. Douglas
Wheeler); Paper Making (Jan. 9 & 16, Sat., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $49,
ASU-J, Instr. Luci Murray); Spanish for Medical Professionals (Jan.
11-Feb. 15, M, 6-8:30 p.m., $145, ASU-J, Instr. Dr. Yvonne Unnold);
Russian for Beginners (Jan. 25-Feb. 22, M, 2-3:30 p.m., $40, ASU-J,
Instr. Dr. Irina Khramstova.) February classes include
Acrylic Painting, Basket Weaving and Green Living for Natural Health
at ASU-Jonesboro and Spanish for Medical Professionals at
ASU-Paragould. View the
printer-friendly schedule, visit the
Regional Programs Community Education web site for the most
current listings, or contact
director, Community Education program, ext. 3052. Gain knowledge,
develop a skill, start a hobby, have some fun.
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