Jan. 20, 2003

This week's highlights:

* Martin Luther King Jr. Week activities continue

* Opening of "Photo Album," 5 p.m. Thursday, Bradbury Gallery

* Book signing by John Gill, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Fowler Center (see article)

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Student athletes excel in studies, earn place on AD list
The fall semester Athletic Director's Honor Roll carries the names of 124 student athletes, 48% of the 258 student athletes at ASU.  Dr. Dean Lee, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, commended these athletes for their excellent academic performance.  Those on the AD Honor Roll will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Feb. 27.  To be named to the list, a student athlete must achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average.

John Gill, author of Arkansas Post Masters, to sign books
Little Rock attorney John P. Gill will autograph copies of his book, Post Masters: Arkansas Post Office Art in the New Deal, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Fowler Center on the ASU campus.
ASU recently published the book. Gill is an Arkansas native who combined his appreciation for art with his interest in state history. Through this volume, he documents the public art which was commissioned for Arkansas post offices during the New Deal era. The book is his fourth with an Arkansas history theme.  After visiting with Mr. Gill, stop by Bradbury Gallery for the opening of "Photo Album," a wonderful new exhibit.

Reception for Legislators is successful
Several students and others representing ASU greeted members of the Arkansas Legislature and other special guests during a reception Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.  Mr. Richard Bell, chair of the ASU Board of Trustees, gave special recognition to State Sen. Jim Hill, President Pro Tem, and State Rep. Herschel Cleveland, Speaker of the House.

Student and professor earn research fellowship
Congratulations to Brandon Passmore, a senior electrical engineering major, and his faculty mentor, Dr. Robert Engelken, professor of electrical engineering.  The Arkansas Science Information Liaison Office (SILO) awarded a SILO Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to them for their research.  See details in Campus News.

Campus network upgrade is progressing
Installation of network fiber optic cable is still progressing, according to Mark Hoeting, director of Information and Technology Services.  The work is part of the project to upgrade the campus computer network backbone to 10-gigabit capacity.  The contractor (Progressive Technologies) expects several major facilities will be complete by the end of January: ED/Comm, Lab Sciences East, Lab Sciences West, Agriculture, Fine Arts, Fine Arts Annex, International, HPESS, and Smith Center.  ITS appreciates everyone's cooperation during the installation phase.  See more details on the ITS website, http://noc.astate.edu/status.html.

Martin Luther King Jr. Week events continue
Classes wee not in session today so that students could give a day of service to Abilities Unlimited in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The Student Activities Board, working in conjunction with other student groups, is coordinating several activities this week in recognition of Martin Luther King Week at ASU.  Call SAB at 972-2055 for more details. 

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