Academic Chairs Summit is Wednesday
The second Academic Chairs Summit will be held this Wednesday, June
23, at the Convocation Center. More than 40 chairs and faculty
members attended the first session. This week, Mitch
Holifield and Dennis White will discuss
programmatic assessment in their colleges. Table discussions will
follow, focusing on how some of the ideas presented might be
incorporated into assessment plans across units at ASU. Please
e-mail Nicole Nelson,
firstname.lastname@example.org, to RSVP. All faculty members
are welcome to attend.
Faculty and staff updates & achievements
Dr. Juliet M. Hahn, Chemistry,
will preside over a session at an upcoming national meeting, while Dr.
Phyllis E. Pobst has been re-elected to The 14th Century Society and
Dawn Tucker, Advancement, has been elected as a state officer in her
their achievements and others in
received a gift of $200,000 last week from lifelong Jackson County resident
William R. Pratt who gave the significant contribution, along with his
brother, in memory of their sister, Jane M. Pratt. As a result of the
gift, the foyer area of the new ASU-Newport Student/Community Center
will be named for Jane Pratt and the gift endowed a scholarship at ASU-Newport.
On hand for the acceptance of the gift (as seen here in the photograph),
is Mr. Pratt, Dr. Larry Williams, Chancellor, Steve Owens, chief
executive officer of the ASU Foundation, and
Jim Gowen of Newport, ASU Foundation Board member.
ASU signs deal with Three Rivers
ASU and Three Rivers Community
College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., last Wednesday signed the bottom line on a
agreement that will benefit students who transfer here from TRCC. The
presidents of the two institutions, Dr. Les Wyatt and Dr. John Cooper, signed
what is commonly known as an articulation agreement. It provides that
students who have completed an associate of arts (AA) degree at TRCC will be
given credit for having satisfied ASU's requirements for general education
courses. Transfer students to ASU can start working immediately on
bachelor's degree requirements or other specialized study. ASU offers an
out-of-state tuition waiver to residents of Butler County, where TRCC is based,
and 23 other Missouri counties. ASU historically has drawn a significant
number of students from southeast Missouri; last fall, nearly 5% of our students
were from Missouri.
Freedom of Information Act seminar planned
McDaniel, attorney for ASU, will conduct a seminar on provisions of the Arkansas
Freedom of Information Act on Tuesday, June 29, at 9 a.m. in the Training and
Development seminar room. Anyone whose job might include FOI compliance is
welcome to attend. She will discuss public meetings, public records and
Arkansas FOI cases. To register, go to the Training and Development web
The seminar is being organized by the University Communications Office.
'Raggedy Ann and Andy' is Wednesday-Friday
The ASU Theatre Department will present "Raggedy Ann and Andy" this
Wednesday through Friday, June 23-25, at the Fowler Center as part of
the ASU Summer Children's Theatre. Performances are at 10 a.m. and 2
p.m. on Wednesday, 10 a.m. on Thursday, and 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on
Friday. Tickets are $3.50 and advance reservations are recommended. For
more details, call 972-ASU1. Raggedy Ann and Andy is sponsored by
Brackett-Krennerich & Associates Architects.
Institute: July 14 at the Pavilion
Facilities Management will sponsor the third annual Custodial
Training Institute at the Pavilion on Wednesday, July 14. This
day-long training session is aimed at providing training to
housekeeping and maintenance personnel from educational facilities
in Craighead, Poinsett, Lawrence and Greene Counties. Training
topics range from indoor air quality issues, time management, safety
issues to much more. Several local vendors with cleaning equipment
and supplies will offer training and demonstrations during the day.
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