Feb. 3, 2003
* Fowler Center presents Peking Acrobats, Tuesday, Feb. 11
* ASU Theatre presents "Two Faces," Feb. 12-15
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|Spring semester enrollment numbers are up
Spring semester enrollment is higher than it has been in years.
Preliminary, unofficial totals put 11th day headcount enrollment at
9,756, an increase of 156 over the previous year. FTE (full-time
equivalent) enrollment is 7,877.4, an increase of 57 FTE over a year
ago. These numbers are important because they represent one key
indicator of our success. The enrollment includes all
instructional sites associated with the ASU-Jonesboro campus (more
Higher Learning Commission visit
Everyone with budget
oversight responsibility on the ASU-Jonesboro
campus was invited to a presentation last Thursday
concerning the March 3-5 accreditation visit by the Higher Learning
Commission team. Those attending heard from Dr. Lynita Cooksey,
who has directed the self-study process for Academic Affairs, and
members of the steering committee. We have posted their
presentation about various aspects of the visit for your review on the
web, HLC Preview.
HLC Self-Study document available
As announced last week, the complete Institutional Self-Study Report to the
Higher Learning Commission is available on the web, in Word format.
a link (see column at left, under "More news &
information") in Inside ASU for everyone's
convenience. Links to the report and the HLC are already available
on the navigation bar at the bottom of ASU's home page.
Calvin Smith appointed
During a reception Sunday celebrating the opening of Black
History Month, Dr. C. Calvin Smith was introduced as Presidential
Distinguished Professor of Heritage Studies, a new position.
Although Dr. Smith retired from the Department of History faculty last
spring, the university is fortunate to have him back in this new
capacity where he can use his knowledge and experience to benefit
students in the Heritage Studies Ph.D. program. See details
in the NewsPage announcement.
More enrollment highlights listed
The preliminary enrollment report from the
Office of Institutional Research & Planning, which compiles the
enrollment reports for the Department of Higher Education, includes
other numbers worth noting:
-- The number of new students totals 727, which is 30 more than the
previous spring. More than half of those are classified as
undergraduate transfer students.
-- The increase in headcount includes 69 more undergraduate students,
and 89 more graduate students.
-- There are 561 students students enrolled in 1,947 credit hours of
web-based instruction, the most ever.
Aerobics classes for faculty and
Cassie Kershaw, a supervisor in the Residence Life Office, teaches
aerobics classes for faculty, staff and students on a volunteer basis. She has taught for many years
and is nationally certified in Group Fitness Instruction and in
Personal Training. The
classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the HPESS Dance
Studio. Let Cassie know if
you are interested in participating by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Fair planned for
Discover Diversity Day
The Admissions Office will host "Discover Diversity Through
You" on Saturday, Feb. 22. This program is designed
to help minority high school students with planning their college
careers. During the event, the Admissions Office will host an
academic fair beginning at 2:35 p.m. in the Reng Center. If
you or your department would like to participate and have not already
notified the Admissions Office, or if you know of students who could
assist with the event as greeters, group leaders and tour guides,
please contact Candice Seward in Admissions at 972-3024 or email@example.com.
Reminder about weather-related
When inclement weather strikes, all of us naturally want to know as
soon as possible how it might affect us. However, it is easy to
understand the problems which can arise when hundreds of people try to
call University Police or news media outlets seeking information.
This note is offered as a reminder, and faculty might want to share it
with students: In the event of closing, ASU will announce that
information as quickly as possible through KASU, 91.9 FM; the scroll on
the ASU web page; local television and radio; and through a recorded
message on the ASU switchboard, 972-2100. Please try to keep
police and media lines free for emergencies and other notifications.
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