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100th Year

Jan. 6, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 11. Final day to add courses online via self-service tab within in.Astate is Monday, Jan. 18

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza, presents Norwood Creech's "Perspectives from the Delta" opening reception Thursday, Jan. 14,
5 p.m.



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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, serving 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 recipients
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, "Extreme 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 Winter Weather page for additional information. Alternately, view a printable pdf here. Hypothermia, frostbite, and 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 Center for Regional Programs Community Education web site for the most current listings, or contact Evone Roberts, director, Community Education program, ext. 3052. Gain knowledge, develop a skill, start a hobby, have some fun.

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