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

April 4, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Arkansas Review presents poetry reading by Dr. Ed Madden, Tuesday, April 8,
6 p.m., third floor, library

Opera/musical theatre all-day workshop, tomorrow, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

College of Education Symposium, 'Curriculum Wars in Education," tomorrow, 12-5 p.m., Mockingbird Room, Student Union


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Distinguished Performance Award nominations due
Monday, April 7, 5 p.m., is the deadline for nominations for Distinguished Performance Awards. In 1994, ASU began honoring non-faculty employees with Distinguished Performance Awards and also began to recognize non-faculty employees who contributed significant years of service to ASU. The 2008 Distinguished Performance Award and Service Recognition ceremony marks the 14th year for this event. As of this year, more than 130 Distinguished Performance Awards have been presented, and more than 720 employees have been recognized for significant years of service to ASU. Nomination forms are available online for Distinguished Performance awards and the student-nominated Customer Service Award. For details, and to return forms, contact event chair Tami Freeman at 680-4051, Student Union 2011, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Mid-South Honor Band event tomorrow
The College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music at Arkansas State University announce the first ASU Mid-South Honor Band event to be held tomorrow in Fowler Center. This event is designed primarily for high school juniors and sophomores. Students from more than 20 different high schools across the state and region will attend. Students will rehearse during the morning and afternoon and present a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night. Admission is free. The ASU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Timothy Oliver, will lead the musicians of the ASU Wind Ensemble in a short concert presentation following the Mid-South Honor Band performance. For details, call the music department office, ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

Twin Towers demolition scheduled for May
ASU will demolish the vacant Twin Towers residence hall, 100 South Driver, by controlled implosion on Sunday, May 25. The early-morning hour is not yet fixed. Chandler Demolition of Memphis has been awarded the contract for the demolition and hauling away of debris. The implosion sub-contractor is Controlled Demolition Incorporated of Baltimore. Preparatory work on the site began March 31, and all asbestos, lead paint, PCB ballasts, and mercury-containing light fixtures have been removed. The implosion is expected to take 15 seconds, but eight weeks of preparatory work are required beforehand. For details, contact University Relations director Markham Howe at ext.2940, or Project Manager Terry Carty, 680-4729.
Inside ASU to observe Convocation of Scholars Week
Inside ASU will observe Convocation of Scholars Week April 7-11 with an alteration in its regular publication schedule. Instead of the usual Monday, Wednesday, and Friday editions, Inside ASU will appear as two special editions on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. As of Monday, April 14, the regular publication schedule will resume.

Inside ASU, ASU News, stress importance of deadlines
Because of recent personnel changes, the staff of Inside ASU, the electronic faculty/staff newsletter, reminds all contributors of the importance of observing submission deadlines. Send newsletter news items to Markham Howe and/or Sara McNeil at least 2 weeks prior to the dates on which events will occur for publication in Inside ASU. Faculty and staff requiring assistance with the preparation and distribution of news releases to outside media outlets should supply drafts of releases 4 weeks prior to the targeted date of the release. Please be advised that due to the highly productive nature of ASU faculty, we currently have an extensive backlog of faculty items. All faculty and staff items are important to us, and we will include them all. However, items requiring no specific publication date will run in order of receipt. The staff thanks you in advance for your patience. For details, contact Sara McNeil, ext. 3633.

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