Jan. 10, 2007

* Registration for cardiovascular screening, Friday, Jan. 12

* Deadline for Middle East Studies grant proposal, 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12

* MLK Jr. Week Celebration,
Jan. 15-17

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Board names lab for professor emeritus Byrd
During a meeting this morning at the ASU System Office in Little Rock, the Board of Trustees approved several resolutions and personnel appointments. At ASU-Jonesboro, the resolutions authorized: (a) naming of the William William ByrdByrd Laboratory in the Lab Sciences Center; (b) a policy for set-off of amounts due the university from amounts due to employees; and (c) application to acquire for educational purposes the Army Reserve Center property on Caraway Road, which the federal government has declared excess property. The space will not be available for use until a new center is built in Paragould. Other resolutions authorized naming three facilities at the Heber Springs campus and new programs at Beebe and Mountain Home. Byrd, emeritus associate professor of biology, taught at ASU from 1955 until 1993 and was very instrumental in the departmentís development and success.  Several individuals have made contributions in Byrd's honor.

Judge Marion Humphrey to speak for MLK celebration
As part of ASU's three-day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Judge Marion Humphrey of Little Rock will deliver the keynote address "Remember! Act! Celebrate! The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Judge Humphrey is a circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial District (Pulaski and Perry counties), who attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Arkansas School of Law. For more about Judge Humphrey, click here.

Cardiovascular screening for ASU employees
ASU, in conjunction with The Heart Center, will provide onsite cardiovascular screenings for ASU employees and retirees who have insurance through ASU. The eight screenings, including carotid artery ultrasound, glucose screen, and BMI and body fat assessment, are offered at a copay price of $20. Results are provided onsite immediately following the assessment. Although the screenings are offered Jan. 22-25, registration begins Friday, Jan. 12. To register, employees will need to enter promotional code ASU004. Call 1-866-409-4327 to schedule a screening, or see www.heartscreennow.com. For details, contact Chris Enger at ext. 3974.

Deadline for Middle East Studies grant proposals
Reminder: The deadline for 2007 Middle East Studies grant proposals is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. The Middle East Studies Committee (MESC) administers funds generated from a donation to ASU for the purpose of promoting an awareness and understanding of issues and peoples of the Middle East. Grant requests from full-time ASU faculty, staff, and students for study and/or research in the Middle East are welcome from all disciplines. Details and guidelines may be obtained from Sue Marlay, Office of International Programs, or Dr. Gloria Gibson, MESC committee chair, and are outlined at http://international.astate.edu/CallForProposals.htm.

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