Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
March 26, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* Four Hornsmen of the Apocalyse, Monday, March 26

*Joyce Yang, March 27

Women's Leadership Conference,
March 27-28

Faculty Recital, Thursday, March 29

Delta Blues Symposium XIII,
March 29-31

* Girls of Promise, March 31

* Brain Awareness Day, March 31

* Heartwalk, March 31


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New Orleans filmmaker brings 'Steel and Velvet'
New Orleans filmmaker Bess Carrick will show her recently released one-hour documentary, "Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet," and answer questions about the film. She will also address living and working in the Gulf Coast region under post-Katrina conditions. Carrick's film will screen Wednesday, March 28, 1-2 p.m., in the Student Union Auditorium. The film's presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta, ASU's chapter of the national history honors society. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of History at 972-3046, or see

Governor appoints new trustee to ASU board
Howard L. Slinkard of Rogers, founding partner of the Slinkard Law Firm, is the newest member of the ASU Board of Trustees. Gov. Mike Beebe announced the appointment March 19. Slinkard, a Trumann native, earned his bachelor's degree in political science at ASU in 1969. He succeeds Jim Pickens of Little Rock, whose term expired.

ASU Staff Senate to host AState UpDate on April 3
The ASU Staff Senate will host AState UpDate on Tuesday, April 3, from noon-5 p.m.
in the Student Union Auditorium. From noon-1:30 p.m., Chancellor Robert L. Potts, Dr. Susan Allen, Research and Academic Affairs, and Jennus Burton, Finance and Administration, will discuss ASUís future in light of the current legislative session, the research being done on campus, and the plans for current and future construction projects. At 1:30 p.m., Jo Ann Nalley, Childhood Services, will give an update on the new ASU Child Care Center, including eligibility requirements, estimated costs, and hours of operations. At 2 p.m., Lori Roach, Human Resources, will discuss paid sick leave, early retirement benefits, professional development, and educational benefits. At 3:30, Roach will cover the catastrophic leave policy, the medical reimbursement plan, and additional news from the legislative session. Patrick Dixon will explain the staff discount policy for residence hall charges, and Rhonda Keith will present the $15 for $50 meal plan and ASUís time off for fitness policy. All ASU staff and faculty and any other interested parties are encouraged to attend the sessions. For details, contact Rhonda Keith.

Women's Leadership Conference slated for March 27-28
"Foundations of LeadHERship," ASU's annual women's conference, takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27- 28 in ASU's Student Union. "Speaking of Women's Health" opens the event Tuesday, March 28, at 4:30 in the Pine Tree Room of the Student Union. Lisa Shefelton and Lisa Waggoner, of the ASU Student Health Center, will lead a discussion on cervical cancer. At 5:30 p.m., the Mockingbird Room will host Jill Simon, of ASU's Wilson Advising Center, on the power of motivation. At 6:30 p.m., the Student Union Auditorium will host a roundtable discussion, "Women of the Hip-Hop Generation." Facilitators are Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, History, Dr. Lillie Fears, Journalism, Dr. Shebby Neeley-Goodwin and Dr. Patricia Guy Walls, Social Work, and Peggy Robinson Wright, Geography. On Wednesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m., Velmar Richmond, emeritus member of the ASU Board of Trustees, will speak in the Chickasaw Room on personal leadership in "Her Story...Her History." At 6:30, Jennifer Roberts Edwards will present "An Evening of Leadership for Women Only" in the Centennial Ballroom. For details, contact ext. 2055.

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