June 14, 2004


This week:

* Board of
Trustees
meeting,
3 p.m., today
President's
Office
Conference
Room

* Student
Orientation,
June 18-19
 

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Board of Trustees meeting today
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet today via conference call at 3 p.m. in the President's Office Conference Room with six items on the agenda for consideration.  Items to be considered are:
* a new emphasis area, agricultural mechanics, in the BS in Agriculture program;
* a minor in Engineering;
* a master of science in environmental sciences;
* a master of arts in heritage studies;
* and resolutions in support of capital grant applications to the Reynolds Foundation from ASU-Beebe for an aquarium and science center and ASU-Newport for a transportation safety center.

Student Chapter of Civil Engineers receive top honors
The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently returned from the national steel bridge competition in Golden, Colo., where they finished in 14th place. To qualify for the national competition, each ASCE group had to place first or second in regional competition. The ASU team placed second earlier in the spring, narrowly missing first place against other schools in the Deep South Region including LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and UL-Monroe. There were 45 universities across the U.S. competing in the national  contest. Faculty advisor for the group is Dr. Rick Clifft, with Dr. Tom Parsons providing leadership and direction.

Upcoming Events . . . tell the public!
Just a reminder . . . the University Communications Office maintains the Upcoming Events calendar on the ASU web site.  These items include major university events, activities open to the public, and key dates on the university calendar.  To submit information for consideration, send appropriate details to asunews@astate.edu or fax it to 972-3069, or deliver to Administration Room 102.  Items for the 2004-05 academic year are welcomed.

Conservation assessment grant for ASU's Piggott center
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Heritage Preservation have announced a 2004 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant in the amount of $7,730 for the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, a program of ASU.  CAP provides funds for general conservation assessment of the museumís collections and historic buildings.  A collections conservator and an architectural conservator will spend two days this month surveying the site and then write a report that will identify conservation priorities.  Faculty and staff who have not been to the center lately might enjoy a tour to see the latest improvements.  The center, at 1021 W. Cherry Street, consists of the family home of Paul and Mary Pfeiffer whose daughter, Pauline, was married to Ernest Hemingway, and the barn studio where Hemingway wrote while in Piggott. Tours begin on the hour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The museum is closed on major holidays.

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