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Veterans refurbish Blue Star Memorial Highway sign
Facilities Management employees show their work (click on photo for enlarged view)
A group of veterans employed in Facilities Management refurbished the Blue Star Memorial Highway sign at the intersection of Aggie Road and University Loop West. They held a brief re-installation ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, prior to Memorial Day. The Blue Star Memorial Highway marker program was started after World War II as a movement to pay tribute to the nation's armed forces.

Summer schedule & classes begin Wednesday
Because yesterday was Memorial Day and all ASU offices and departments were closed, Inside ASU is published today, instead of Monday. The first day of classes for Session I of the summer term will begin on Wednesday and will continue through Friday, July 1.

First nurse anesthesia students graduate

ASUís first class of 10 nurse anesthetists graduated in the May Commencement and have found jobs in the four state area. In case you didnít know, ASU is the only university in Arkansas where nurses can obtain this highly sought after and advanced nurse practice degree. The masterís level program requires many, many more hours and takes at least 24 months to complete. There are 32 students in the second class, which started last summer, and 35 in the third class, which starts June 1.

Dr. Greg Phillips will be dean in three colleges
As announced last week, Dr. Greg Phillips, dean of the College of Agriculture, has accepted appointment to serve as dean of three colleges, effective July 1 -- Agriculture, Engineering, and Sciences and Mathematics.  This is not a merger; each college will maintain its identity and mission.  Read details in the NewsPage release.

Equine Center and club to host Horse Camp

The Equine Club and the Equine Center will host a Horse Camp Sunday through Wednesday, June 26-29, for youth ages 10 to 16. The Horse Camp will be held at the ASU Equine Center and will include horsemanship, showmanship, grooming, tack and attire, health care, behavior and psychology. The camp is a huge success already, since it is full and several students are on a waiting list.

Museum Discovery Camps
The ASU Museum will offer three different classes -- in photography, ceramics, and printmaking -- during Summer Discovery Camp Program for ages 8 to 13.
  The photography class will be held Monday through Friday, June 6-10, with Dr. Jack Zibluk, assistant professor of journalism, as the instructor. The cost is $80, which includes supplies.
  The ceramics class will be offered in two sessions, a five-day session and an eight-day session, on Monday through Friday, June 13-17, and Monday, June 13, through Wednesday, June 22, respectively. The cost for the eight-day camp is $125 and the cost of the week-long camp is $80. Robert McCarroll will be the instructor.
  The printmaking class will be held Monday through Friday, July 11-15. The cost is $80, which includes necessary supplies. Shelley Gipson, assistant professor of art, is the instructor.
  All classes will be held from 9 a.m. until noon. To receive a registration form or brochure, call the Museum at 2074 or e-mail Lynda Medlock, education coordinator, at

Board of Trustees meeting: time change
The Board of Trustees meeting will be Thursday, June 9, at 9 a.m. in the 8th floor board room of Dean B. Ellis Library. Please note, this is a time change from the originally scheduled meeting time.

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