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

March 5, 2008

Calendar highlights:

"Passport to Patterns of the Past," March 6, 7 p.m., ASU Museum
Room 182, and
March 8,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Main Gallery

Bradbury Gallery opening reception for 'Selections,' Thursday, March 6, 5 p.m.

'Die Fledermaus,' Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8,
7:30 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center



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ASU Board of Trustees meeting slated for Friday
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, March 7, in the Merchants and Planters Room of the Student/Community Center on the ASU-Newport campus. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Higher Learning Commission conducts exit interview
The Higher Learning Commission evaluation team conducted an exit interview after the team's focused visit on Tuesday, March 4. T
eam members Dr. Bill Knight of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and Dr. C. David Moon, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, presented a verbal report based on notes. Dr. Bill Knight noted that these remarks were not the final report, but rather a verbal sharing of drafts of the assurance reports and advancement reports. Action in response to this visit will culminate with written reports in two to three months. Dr. Knightís verbal report on the evaluationís assurance section focused on strategic planning and shared governance. Higher Learning Commission followup was not deemed necessary, and no sanctions were imposed. Dr. Knight's advancement report noted significant progress in strategic planning and shared governance at ASU, and again, no followup was deemed necessary and no sanctions were imposed. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Zibluk to attend Scripps Howard Leadership Academy
Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, has been selected to participate in the 2008 Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy at the Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, June 1-5.
The program brings rising journalism professionals and scholars together with seasoned administrators to share strategies, insights, challenges, and rewards of leading academic programs in journalism and mass communication. Dr. Zibluk is also a past recipient of Scripps Howard Foundation graduate school scholarships in 1991 and 1992.

Many high school students expected on campus
With the advent of spring, high school students flock to the ASU campus. ASU hosts the Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair (NEARSF) on Friday-Saturday, March 7-8, in Centennial Hall of the Student Union, the Regional High School Mathematics Contest sponsored by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM)  on Saturday, March 8, in the Computer Science and Math Building, and the 70th annual Journalism and Broadcasting Day in ASU's College of Communications, also on Saturday, March 8. These activities provide a unique opportunity for high school students to experience ASU for the first time.Faculty and staff are urged to be helpful, informative, and friendly to these young visitors.

ASU Choir to host Florida College Chorus Sunday
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University will present the Concert Choir and the Florida College Chorus on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall.
The ASU Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller, will perform Eleanor Daley's "Life's Mirror" featuring Katie Fischer on oboe, Jack Halloran's arrangement of "Witness," and Anders Paulssen's arrangement of "Deep River" featuring Patrick Manes on soprano saxophone. The Florida Chorus, directed by ASU alumnus Mr. Jon Bassett, will perform works by John Ness Beck, Anton Bruckner, Ronald Staheli, and Max Reger. The Florida Alumni Chorus will meet both choirs on stage to perform a Peter Lutkin work. For details, call the choral office at ext. 3841, or see the NewsPage release.

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