May 16, 2005

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Annual staff picnic next week: May 25
The annual staff picnic will be Wednesday, May 25, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with tons of food, music, a silent auction and bake sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Ann Ford at 2067 or via email at  if you can help.

May interim classes underway; summer term begins June 1
May Interim 2005 classes began on May 4 and continue through Tuesday, May 31, with undergraduate and graduate, evening and day classes. The first summer term begins on Wednesday, June 1, ending with final exams on Friday, July 1. The second summer term begins on Tuesday, July 5, ending with final exams on Thursday, Aug. 4, and Commencement on Friday, Aug. 5. For graduating seniors, the last day to File Intent to Graduate Card is Friday, June 10.

Scientists seeking support for national research facility

Scientists from ASU were among those in Washington, D. C., this week to seek support from the state's Congressional delegation for the proposed Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) – the “next big thing” for research in nuclear physics. They and fellow scientists in the RIA Users Organization, visited Capitol Hill to urge U.S. officials to support this critical field of science by building this billion dollar research facility. Read more details on the Newspage.

ABI director contributes to USDA committee work
Two reports concerning agricultural biotechnology issues have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to Dr. Carole Cramer, executive director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at ASU.  Dr. Cramer is one of the 18 members of USDA's Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture, which developed the reports. The reports focus on issues surrounding traceability and labeling of agri-technology products, and trying to predict how such products will be utilized.  See more in a Newspage release.

CSI Summer Camp and Pre-Law Summer Camp
Two summer camps will be offered this summer for the first time at ASU exclusively for high school juniors and seniors interested in Pre-Law or Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). The CSI Camp features quality instruction, inquiry-based learning, field trips, hands-on experience and group activities. The Pre-Law Camp also features quality instruction, interaction with lawyers, interactive legal games, field trips and an LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) preview. The CSI Camp and the Pre-Law Camp are initiatives of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with a goal to give high school juniors and seniors an academically-based residential summer experience. ASU faculty working on this camps include: Dr. Dave England, Political Science; Dr. Charles Carr, English and Philosophy; Dr. Greg Russell and Dr. Ellen Lemley, Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography; and Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Department of Chemistry and Physics. For more details, please contact: Dr. Gloria Gibson, program coordinator, and dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at 972-3973 or via email at Application forms may be found online at

Roast and Toast for Coach Bill Templeton
This Saturday evening, May 21, the Bill Templeton Roast and Toast will honor “Coach Temp,” and kick off the naming ceremony for the Bill Templeton Recruiting Room at the football facility. The roast and toast will be held at St. Bernards Auditorium, 225 East Jackson Ave. Former ASU head football coach Larry Lacewell is speaking along with Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe, Bill Bergey, Bennie Ellender, and others to relate stories and anecdotes about Templeton who has been a part of ASU athletics for 40 years. For more, go here.

Northeast Ark. Elementary Science Fair here this weekend
This Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21, in the Lab Science West building, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Elementary Science Fair will be held for kindergarten through 6th grade students. Public viewing of the projects will be held on Saturday from 9:30 - 11: 30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the NEA Rural Institute for Mathematics and Science Education. Please welcome these very young and very prospective students to our campus and help them to feel welcome.

Summer internships
available with the McNair Program
The Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program is currently accepting applications for paid summer research internships. This year's summer research mentoring program begins on Wednesday, June 1. Qualifications are: U.S. citizen or permanent resident, (at least) sophomore standing, STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) major, and first generation or low income or member of an underrepresented group (African American, Hispanic or Native American). To apply, please go to: or visit the McNair office located in room 100 of the Dean B. Ellis Library (The Honors College entrance). The McNair Achievement Program welcomes faculty and staff recommendations.

New student orientation (for summer students) on May 24   
Next Tuesday, May 24, is orientation to help familiarize new summer students with the campus and community. The orientation is free, but students must be pre-registered to attend. If you see students around campus next Tuesday, please help them feel welcome. Other upcoming student orientation dates are scheduled on Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28. For more details about orientation, see NSO.

KASU Bluegrass Monday: May 23 in downtown Jonesboro  
KASU welcomes Mt. Zion to the stage next Monday, May 23, for KASU Bluegrass Monday at 7 p.m. in Sheffield's Restaurant, 305 S. Main St. in downtown Jonesboro. Admission is free and concerts will continue throughout the summer. For more, see the KASU web site.

Hemingway's Paris, sponsored by the ASU Museum
The ASU Museum is sponsoring an eight day tour of Hemingway's Paris Dec. 1 - 8, 2005. The itinerary includes a hotel stay facing the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and many other places where Ernest and Pauline Hemingway visited during their trips from Arkansas to Paris. The cost is $2,699 per person which includes round trip air fare from Memphis, six nights in a first class hotel in Paris, sightseeing and transportation. For more information, contact Stephanie in the museum at 2074 or via email at To find out more about Hemingway during his time in Arkansas, go to Hemingway-Pfeiffer.

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