June 21, 2004

This week:

* Summer Children's Theatre:
"Raggedy Ann
and Andy,"

through Friday,
Fowler Center


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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, nnelson@astate.edu, 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 professional organization. Read further details about their achievements and others in Campus News

ASU-Newport receives significant gift
Pratt, Williams, Owens and GowenASU-Newport 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
Lucinda 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 site, http://training.astate.edu.  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.

Custodial Training 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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