March 3, 2003
* Higher Learning Commission visit, March 3-5
* All Majors Job Fair, Convocation Center, Wednesday, March 5
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|Higher Learning Commission team is on campus
long-awaited accreditation evaluation team,
representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association, is on campus today through Wednesday. We will keep a
link to the self-study report, which documents our case for continued accreditation,
in "Inside ASU" for at least another week.
Disability Awareness Week is
Disability Awareness Week will be observed at ASU Monday through
Thursday, March 10-13. The
theme this year is “Empowering People With Disabilities in the 21st
Century.” Highlights of the week include a student forum, Wednesday,
March 12, at 1 p.m., and a symposium, conducted by the Department of
Psychology and Counseling, Thursday, March 13, from 9:30 a.m. until 3
p.m. At the Thursday
luncheon, John Hauling will discuss technology in education, workplace
and living environments. All events are in the Reng Center. he
luncheon registration fee is $14.50 per person. Provisions for auxiliary aids
will be made upon request. Those who advise students or sponsor
organizations are encouraged to announce the symposium to their
students and invite them to attend as many activities as possible. For more details, contact Disability Services at 972-3964.
ABI to sponsor workshop series on
'plants as factories'
Reminder: The Arkansas
Biosciences Institute will sponsor two workshops in the series on
"Plants as Factories," Wednesday afternoon. K. Magin of
Monsanto will present "Agricultural Biotechnology and Regulatory
Issues" at 1 p.m., followed at by Dr. J. W. Finley of Kraft Foods
Inc. discussing "Bioscience Applications in Foods and
Nutrition" at 3 p.m. Both presentations will be in Room 157
of the Museum.
Undergraduate research students
Congratulations to Dr. Jon Russ,
Chemistry, and Dr. Debra Ingram, Mathematics, whose undergraduate
research assistants Melanie Beazley and Richard Rickman recently had a
research paper accepted for publication. Read the details in Campus News.
Spring Break is still on, March
The rumor you may have heard,
that spring break might be cancelled to make up for classes cancelled
due to inclement weather, is just that . . . rumor, and nothing
else. It is true that some public schools are looking at calendar
changes, possibly giving rise to speculation about ASU.
Mid-term grading extended
For faculty who may have missed
the e-mail . . . mid-term grading has been extended to Sunday, March 9,
at 12:00 a.m. Mid-terms are required for all freshmen and
sophomores. In WFF, students requiring grades will have have a
classification of "grade required."
Getting to know our sister campuses:
Arkansas State University-Beebe was founded in
1927 as Junior Agricultural School of Central Arkansas. In 1931 the
institution was renamed the Junior Agriculture College of Central
Arkansas. The college became a branch campus of what was then Arkansas
State College in 1955. In 1985, Arkansas State Technical
Institute was established at ASU-Beebe.
ASU-Beebe offers one-year technical
certificates, two-year associate’s degrees, and a strong
developmental program in English, math, and reading. An open admissions
policy encourages the enrollment of both traditional and
non-traditional students. Several bachelor’s degree programs, in
addition to two master’s degrees, are offered on the campus through a
partnership with ASU-Jonesboro.
Enrollment has steadily increased over the
past 10 years, highlighted by a jump of more than 10 percent in the
fall of 2002. With a student body comprised of nearly 70 percent
traditional students, or those who have graduated from high school in
the last five years, ASU-Beebe offers a traditional college experience
at a junior college campus, with a very active student life, including
clubs, organizations and intramurals. Also, nearly 200 students
live in campus residence halls.
ASU-Beebe graduates on average more than 300
students per year, more than any of the other 21 two-year institutions
in the state, and also offers programs at ASU-Heber Springs and the
Little Rock Air Force Base. It will merge July 1 with Foothills
Technical Institute, which will become ASU-Searcy.
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