May 17, 2004

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Diversity Excellence Award announced for 2004-'05
The first Diversity Excellence Award is announced to recognize individual faculty members, faculty groups, academic departments or academic units that demonstrate the highest commitment to diversity. The recipient will receive a $10,000 honorarium and an engraved plaque in conjunction with the Faculty Achievement Awards during the spring semester of 2005. Any department or unit within the university may demonstrate their achievements or accomplishments in the area of diversity with respect to ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Additional information will be forthcoming from the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Faculty & student achievements
Dr. Mark Draganjac, Chemistry, has recently authored a publication; Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, has been cited in Quill; Dr. Dale Thomas, Political Science, has also authored a publication and Dr. Stan Trauth, Biology, has co-authored a book with two others. And, the ASU American Chemical Society received an award. Read more details about these achievements in Campus News.

New campus chief of police to begin in July
James D. Chapman will begin his duties as the new ASU chief of police the first week of July. Coming from the North Little Rock Police Department, he has more than 22 years of experience in police work. He currently serves as a lieutenant and is a commander of the training unit. "Jim" Chapman holds a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Advisement Services Open House is Wednesday
Advisement Services has moved into the former Wilson Health Center, directly across from the Chickasaw building. Reflecting the centers movement toward tutorial assistance, it is now the Wilson Center for Academic Advising and Learning Assistance or Wilson Advising Center in short. An open house for students and faculty will be held in the fall, when many students return. However, this Wednesday, May 19, an informal open house, drop-in and tour, will be held from 10 a.m. til noon. To read all about the great programs in Advisement Services, visit

Staff Senate Meeting Wednesday to elect new officers
The ASU Staff Senate will meet Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the Dean B. Ellis Library Board Room. New officers will be elected. To find out more about the ASU Staff Senate, go here.

Bluegrass concert: The Legacy to perform May 24
KASU will sponsor a live bluegrass concert featuring The Legacy, Monday, May 24, at Sheffield's Restaurant, 305 S. Main, beginning at 7 p.m. The Legacy, formerly known as the Dickerson Family, has traveled extensively around the U.S. performing bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music. The group consists of four original members of the Dickerson Family. Two members of The Legacy performed in the film of John Grisham's story, "A Painted House." This concert is part of a series of free bluegrass concerts hosted by KASU on the fourth Monday of each month.

Museum exhibit continues on African American Life
"African American Life in the Arkansas Delta: Through the Lens of Rogerline Johnson," will continue through June 23 at the ASU Museum. Admission is free. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. For more details, call the Museum at 870-972-2074 or visit the ASU Museum

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