March 23, 2006

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* Spring Break Week.  Classes resume Monday, March 27


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Campus announcement will be Monday
Faculty and students returning to campus Monday after a week of Spring Break will see several changes, and more are on the way.  Those who participated in the strategic planning process and development of the enrollment management plan will see some of the fruits of their creative thinking.  A public announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday on the west side of Wilson Hall.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  In case of rain, the alternate location is the President's Office conference room.  Watch for details in Monday's edition of Inside ASU.  Also, students have a related announcement in the Student Union at 4 p.m. Tuesday.  Again, everyone is invited.

KASU news director receives AEA Award
Greg Chance, KASU, has been named a winner of the Arkansas Education Association School Bell Award, his 10th, for outstanding coverage of education. Chance, news director for KASU, will receive the award on March 31 in North Little Rock.
  For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, go to Campus News.

Noted author Grif Stockley at Delta Symposium
Grif Stockley, Dee Brown Fellow at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, will read from his biography Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas, as part of Delta Blues Symposium XII: Delta Diversity, to be held on campus Thursday, March 30, though Saturday, April 1. Stockley’s reading will take place in the Mockingbird Room of the Student Union at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Click here for more details about Stockley, his novels, and his work on the history of race relations in Arkansas. His reading, like all Symposium events, is free and open to the public.

Diversity Excellence Awards, send nominations
The Office of Diversity has extended the deadline for nominations on Diversity Excellence Awards to Monday, March 27, for individual faculty members, faculty groups, academic departments, or academic units that demonstrate the highest commitment to enhancing excellence through diversity. The recipient will receive an engraved plaque and an honorarium at the Diversity Excellence Awards Luncheon during Convocation of Scholars Week. More information about this award may be found online, or by contacting Dr. Glen Jones at

Volunteers needed for Earth Day projects
The Tribal Leadership Center needs 100 volunteers to assist with a community project for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, at Craighead Forrest Park and the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center. Activities will include tree planting, dirt work, trail work, aquatic planting, mulching, seeding, flower bed preparation, clean-up and camping area improvements. All who volunteer will receive a free lunch, provided by the Nature Center and Jonesboro Parks and Recreation. If you can volunteer, please email

Museum to feature 'Blues' exhibit
The ASU Museum is hosting a new temporary exhibition, Blues Placemaking: Through the Lens of a Folklorist in the Museum Lobby Gallery through April 16. Blues Placemaking is in conjunction with the Delta Blues Symposium XII. The exhibition includes 25 photographs of jook joints and musical events made by Dr. Gregory Hansen, assistant professor of folklore and English. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is a suggested $2 donation per person. To contact the museum, call (870) 972-2074 or visit the ASU Museum web site.

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