Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Jan. 18, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Convocation Center  presents Del McCoury Band tonight, 7:30 p.m.

SAB presents
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 21-23

Convocation of Callers, Monday-Tuesday,
Jan. 21-22, 6-8:30 p.m., Mockingbird Room, Student Union


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Buddy and Charlotte Beck's gift supports PRIDE Center
The Beck PRIDE Center for America's Wounded Veterans, which opened at ASU late last year, is off to a great start through the generosity of two ASU alumni, Buddy and Charlotte Beck of Fairfax Station, Va. The couple donated $1 million to ASU to support the mission of the center, which assists injured military personnel who could benefit from rehabilitation, training, and socialization in a university environment. Details about the Becks' gift, along with comments from Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor, and state and federal officials, are included in the NewsPage release.

Beck Center to host drop-in for vets and supporters
The Beck PRIDE Center will host a "Military Drop-In and Resource Update" for all soldiers and veterans at ASU, including students, faculty, and staff, and those who provide support services to veterans. The public event on Thursday, Jan. 24, will provide an opportunity for students who have served in the military and other veterans in the area to get acquainted and learn about the Beck PRIDE Center's services, according to Susan Tonymon, who directs the center, and Dr. Dennis White, external liaison. The drop-in will be 2-4 p.m. in the Chickasaw Room of the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. Call ext. 2624 or see the NewsPage release for more details.

Ron Rhodes is newest member of ASU Board of Trustees
Gov. Mike Beebe announced Wednesday that he has appointed Ron Rhodes of Cherokee Ron RhodesVillage to the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees. Rhodes, a 1970 graduate, is a life member of the ASU Alumni Association, as well as belonging to the ASU Indian Club.  He is president of King-Rhodes and Associates, Inc., a real estate business in Cherokee Village. Members of the Board of Trustees, which has oversight responsibilities for the Arkansas State University System, serve staggered five-year terms. Rhodes succeeds Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dallas Wood of Paragould, whose term expired. Other members are Mike Gibson of Osceola, chair; Mike Medlock of Jonesboro, vice chair; Florine Tousant Milligan of Forrest City, secretary; and Howard Slinkard of Rogers. Comments from Dr. Les Wyatt, ASU System president, are included in the NewsPage release.

Call for proposals for Delta Blues Symposium now on
ASU's Department of English and Philosophy announces a call for proposals for Delta Blues Symposium XIV: Sense of Place. The symposium, now in its 14th year, will be held on campus Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29. Program proposals may be for individual presentations or panels and should be formatted as 100-word abstracts. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, Jan. 22. For details, contact the Department of English and Philosophy at ext. 3043 or see the NewsPage release.

College of Business program receives certification
ASU's College of Business logistics program is joining the ranks of only 25 other schools in the nation to receive a blanket waiver for transportation and logistics certification from the American Society of Transportation & Logistics (AST&L). The waiver will allow students graduating with marketing degrees and emphases in logistics to graduate with automatic AST&L certification. For details, contact Dr. John E. Mello, director of the Transportation Management Program, at ext. 3515 or see the NewsPage release.

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