Feb. 4, 2009
presents Dr. Cornel West,
Friday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center
Lakeport Plantation presents
author Grif Stockley, Saturday,
Feb. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.,
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ASU boasts record spring enrollment
ASU announced a preliminary record spring
enrollment of 11,056 for the Jonesboro campus, the highest spring
enrollment ever recorded. This number shows an increase of 723 students,
or 7 percent, compared to the spring 2008 headcount of 10,333.
The number of
undergraduate students enrolled for associate and baccalaureate
degree programs is up at all ASU-Jonesboro instructional sites—9,270
students for spring 2009, as compared to 8,849 for spring 2008.
ASUJ has 383 international students enrolled for spring 2009 in
undergraduate, graduate, and/or English as a Second Language
programs—this includes 125 undergraduates and 150 graduate students.
3,560 students enrolled in either Web or Web-assisted instruction
provided by the Jonesboro campus, as compared to 2,683 students
enrolled in Web-based instruction for spring 2008—which includes more
than 227 students enrolled in online master’s degree programs. Also,
481 students are receiving instruction by means of compressed video at
other ASU-Jonesboro instructional locations. For details, see the
Dr. Mark Bauerlein presents inaugural Honors Lecture
The Honors College will
inaugural Honors Lecture featuring Dr. Mark Bauerlein, on
Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
A reception and book signing will be held at the lecture’s
conclusion. The lecture
free, and the public is invited. The
annual lecture aims to stimulate campus discussion through academic
discourse about various issues affecting higher education.
Dr. Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory University. His
newest book, "The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies
Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future; Or,
Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30,"
was released in May 2008 and has been heralded by CNN, CBS News, the
Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Wall Street
Journal. Drawing upon exhaustive research, detailed portraits, and
historical and social analysis, "The Dumbest Generation" argues that
“the digital age stupefies young Americans.” For details,
Rebecca Oliver, director, Student
Services, the Honors College, ext. 2308, or see
the NewsPage release.
Harvard University's Dr. Steve Caton to present lecture
ASU’s Middle East Studies Committee will host Dr.
Steve Caton, Monday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. This
lecture is free, and the public is invited to attend. Dr. Steve
Caton, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for
Middle East Studies at Harvard University, will present "From T.E.
Lawrence to Special Operation Forces: The White Sheik as a Modular
Image in 20th Century Popular Culture."
information, contact Dr.
Erik Gilbert, History, ext. 2137, or see the
University sends NCAA final report
on certification issue
Following academic certification issues discovered last August at
Arkansas State University, an external investigation concluded there
was "no unethical conduct or purposeful intent to certify
student-athletes as eligible for competition contrary to National
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) legislation."
ASU Chancellor Robert L. Potts noted that although this matter was
distressing to those involved in intercollegiate athletics at ASU,
the concerns, once discovered, were immediately reported to the
proper entities for a full investigative review. Following the
review, ASU began implementing the investigative group’s
recommendations to correct the matter as well as to ensure full
compliance with NCAA certification rules in the future. In light of
the inadvertent mistakes made in the certification of 21
student-athletes, the school is self-imposing a penalty for the
certification errors made by the university. In addition, ASU
officials have taken steps to correct campus certification
procedures. In a letter dated Jan. 29, 2009, Chancellor Potts
notified the NCAA enforcement office in Indianapolis, Ind., of the
results of the investigation and steps taken to address its
findings. The institutional monetary penalty of $43,500 was
calculated from a formula outlined in NCAA Bylaw 19.5.1, which is a
$500 fine per student-athlete multiplied by the number of athletic
contests played while ineligible. The maximum fine per
student-athlete is $5,000.
For details, including a link to support
which includes the ASU Student-Athlete Certification Review, click
see the NewsPage release.
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