Students in Free Enterprise place in top
Twelve members of
the Students in Free Enterprise team from the ASU College of Business recently returned from a national
exposition in Kansas City as one of the top teams in the
country. The Students in Free Enterprise competition is dedicated
to educating others about the American economy and business. The ASU
team placed in the top 10 and won $5,000. In addition, the team name
will appear on boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and other Kellogg’s
products as a result of their effort. Sam Walton fellows and advisors
for the team are Dr.
Larry R. Dale, professor of economics, and Mrs. Patricia Toney-McLin,
instructor in accounting. Congratulations to the team and their advisors
for their success.
Cutting-edge research from
therapy student Randy Phillips and faculty member Dr. Shawn
Drake of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Professions presented research last week at the American College of
Sports Medicine annual meeting in Indianapolis entitled "Lighter
Baseballs Could Protect Young Pitchers' Arms from Injury." Phillips and
Drake concluded that the use of baseballs just one ounce lighter in youth
leagues could decrease the forces on arms and shoulders, ultimately
protecting young, growing arms. An estimated 16 million children in the
U.S. play organized baseball typically pitching with baseballs the same
size as those used in the Major Leagues. Following the
presentation at the ACSM annual meeting, the story was picked up by The
Los Angeles Times and ESPN.
Interim dean selected for Honors College
As announced by e-mail to the campus community this morning, Dr. Gil Fowler will become interim
dean of the new Honors College, effective July 1. A professor of journalism,
Dr. Fowler has served previously in administrative capacities as acting dean of
the Graduate School and as acting dean of the College of Communications.
He also has served as president of Kappa Tau Alpha and currently serves
as south-central vice president-elect for Phi Kappa Phi, both of which
are national honor societies.
The Honors Program, which has been very successful since its founding in the
early 1980s, was approved by the Board of Trustees in May of last year
for elevation to Honors College status, effective July 1, 2004. Congratulations to Dr. Fowler, and best wishes to all faculty and
students who will be involved in getting the Honors College off to a great
New alumni directory is being prepared
The Arkansas State University Alumni Association has begun the process of
producing a new Alumni Directory. This will be the third such printed directory of alumni,
with the last one completed in 1999. Alumni for whom the
Alumni Relations Office has valid
e-mail addresses are receiving information and a link to a web-based
site for submitting updated information. Other alums will be
contacted by mail. The new directory is expected to be completed
by Harris Publishing Co. in 2005.
Student athletes recognized for graduation
The Sun Belt Conference has recognized ASU as one of its member
institutions where student athletes have posted a higher graduation rate
than the general student body, according to the league office. The Department of Athletics issued a
about this and other accomplishments late last week. Four of ASU's
athletic programs received the Sun Belt's academic awards, and more than
half of ASU's student athletes were named to the spring Athletic
Director's Honor Roll with a grade point of 3.0 or higher. Congratulations to
all faculty and staff who provide academic guidance and encouragement to student athletes,
and congratulations to these energetic students.
First Friday publication to resume in
Dr. Les Wyatt, president, is taking a summer break from writing his First
Friday column, which is distributed by e-mail to all faculty and staff.
He plans to resume in September after ASU convenes for the fall semester.
ASU Museum completes new map
The Arkansas State
University Museum has installed a new permanent exhibit in the main gallery.
Arkansas Growing Up, located
near Old Town and adjacent to Living Off the Land,
includes 17 maps from the museum collection dating from 1823 to 1895.
The maps illustrate changes that occurred across the state as it
developed. Included in the exhibition is an 1823 map listing
geographic and historic facts along with statistics for Arkansas
Territory. An 1836 map lists steamboat routes and mileage. This
project is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the
National Endowment for the Humanities. The only university museum
in Arkansas accredited by the American
Association of Museums,
Museum is a wonderful resource for students, faculty, staff and the people of this region.
Museum hours are 9 to 4 Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 Saturday and Sunday.
Writing retreat available for
next Monday, June 14, the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational
Center at Piggott will host a week-long retreat for writers.
Participants may interact and receive feedback from published and/or
aspiring writers in an informal atmosphere. Dr. Robert Lamm, Donna
James and Terry Johnson will serve as mentors. A similar event, for high
school students, is underway this week. For details about the retreat
and fees, contact the center at 870-598-3487 or Lamm at 351-5266.
Rugby Tribe hosts all-star competition
The ASU Rugby Tribe (which, by the way,
we must congratulate as the Number 2-ranked Division II team in the
nation for 2004), hosted the West Tennessee High School Rugby League
All-Star Game Saturday at the ASU Rugby Pitch off Caraway Road.
Players representing teams from Cordova, Houston, Southaven and White
Station had the opportunity to showcase their rugby skills and to take a
look at ASU.
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