of Red WOLF Center slated for Jan. 19
The grand opening of the Red WOLF (Wellness Opportunities and
Life Fitness) Center, 2505 Aggie Road, will be Tuesday, Jan. 19. The
reception for the event begins at 2 p.m., with the ribbon-cutting
ceremony following at 3 p.m., and an open house for all students,
faculty, staff, and guests will follow immediately thereafter, from
3:30-5:30 p.m. For details, contact
Martha Spack, associate
dean of students and director of ASU’s Leadership Center, at ext.
ITS receives $1.2 million grant from CampusEAI
Arkansas State University’s Information and Technology Services
(ITS) has received a $1.2 million grant for a Web 2.0 SaaS Campus
Portal. The technical
implementation of the new portal system will get underway in spring
2010, according to
chief information officer. Hoeting also noted the grant will provide the
Portal as well as membership into the CampusEAI consortium. CampusEAI Consortium is a global non-profit information technology
services and consulting provider focused on helping its members to
implement enterprise IT solutions cost-effectively and in a timely
Todd Reed, assistant director for Web Services, prepared the grant
application from CampusEAI. For more information, visit
CampusEAI, or see the
2009-2010 ASU System Factbook is now
Dr. Kathryn Jones, director,
Office of Institutional
Planning, Research, and Assessment, announces that the
ASU System Factbook is now available online.
copy of the new Factbook, or request a hard copy by contacting
or Sharon Webb, or call the office at ext. 3027.
Arkansas Heritage SITES to
host bicycle route meeting
The Arkansas Heritage SITES Office at Arkansas State University will
host a meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a bicycling route
along the entire length of the
Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic
Byway. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at the
Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce, 1709 East Nettleton Avenue.
The route along Crowley’s Ridge is being considered as an official
segment of the Mississippi River Trail (MRT),
a 10-state biking route from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of
Mexico below New Orleans, along both sides of the Mississippi River.
MRT, Inc. and the Arkansas
Heritage SITES Office are seeking input from cyclists and others
regarding favorite routes along the ridge, possible deviations from the
official National Scenic Byway route, safety issues, and other ideas for
developing the route.
MRT board members and other interested cyclists from the 10-state MRT
area also hope to conduct a test ride of the Arkansas segment of the
Crowley’s Ridge route in April. Those interested in assisting
with planning for this ride are encouraged to attend the meeting. For
details, or to RSVP, contact
Dr. Ruth Hawkins at ext. 2803,
or see the NewsPage release.
ASU hosts seventh annual MCBIOS conference Feb.
Reminder: ASU will host the seventh annual conference of the
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS),
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20, 2010. The theme is “Bioinformatics:
Systems, Biology, Informatics and Computation.” Conference functions
will be held in Centennial Hall in ASU's Student Union. Dr. Richard Segall, Computer and
Information Technology, and a board member for MCBIOS IX, is serving as
the conference local arrangements chairman. Early registration is
available online until Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, with non-students paying $225 and
students $125. After Feb. 5, the regular registration fees are $275 for
non-students and $150 for students.
Online abstract submission is
now available. The deadline for abstracts for oral presentation is Friday, Jan. 15,
2010, and the deadline for abstracts for poster presentation is Friday,
Jan. 22, 2010. Full
papers are tentatively due Wednesday, March 31, 2010. For details, contact
Dr. Segall at ext. 3989,
or see the NewsPage release.
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