May 2, 2007
Employee Distinguished Performance
Awards, tomorrow, 2 p.m., Student Union Auditorium
* Commencement, Saturday,
10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Convocation Center
* ASU Museum Garden Club Sale, Saturday,
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Board of Trustees approves faculty promotions and tenure
During a meeting this
morning, the ASU Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions and
tenure for 21 faculty members.
to those who were approved for promotion to professor or associate
professor and/or for tenure. This approval follows review by the
University Promotion, Retention, and Tenure Committee and
recommendation of the administration.
For a complete listing of faculty members awarded tenure and/or
promotion, see the NewsPage release.
Governor Beebe to receive honorary doctorate
The ASU Board of Trustees today agreed to award the honorary Doctor
of Laws degree to Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, in recognition of
his outstanding achievements and exemplary public service to the
people of Arkansas. ASU-Jonesboro's chancellor, Dr. Robert L. Potts,
will present the degree at the first of two graduation ceremonies on
Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. For
details, see the NewsPage release.
Pickens awarded emeritus trustee status
In a meeting on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home, the ASU Board of
Trustees voted unanimously to award the designation Trustee Emeritus
to Jim Pickens, former chair of the Board of Trustees. Pickens was
twice appointed to the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees,
in 1998 and in 2005, by Gov. Mike Huckabee. He served with
distinction, offering wise counsel and expending untiring effort on
behalf of the university, before stepping down earlier this year.
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