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100th Year
2009-10

July 1, 2010

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All grades due 12 noon, Tuesday, July 6; classes for second summer term begin Tuesday, July 6

 

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Pamela Bowie is STARS award winner for April
Pamela Bowie, Office of Admissions, is that office's STARS Employee of the Month for April. Pamela Bowie. The STARS program, which stands for Service TarPamela Bowiegeted at Recruiting Students, recognizes Admissions staff for their dedication and commitment to customer service. Bowie, an admissions recruiter, was nominated by Jessica Sander,and voted for by her peers. Bowie has been an admissions recruiter for three years. She meets with students in the admissions office when they come for a campus visit, as well as travelling to visit with students at their high schools. Bowie has done an outstanding job recruiting students in central and south Arkansas. She is a team player, is self-motivated, and has the positive energy that her co-workers enjoy and prospective students look for when choosing a university.

Center for Regional Programs receives accreditation
Dr. Michael Bowman, interim dean, Center for Regional Programs, announced that the Center for Regional Programs has received accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). ASU is one of six institutions that demonstrated commitment to offering high quality concurrent enrollment programming. NACEP is a professional organization for high schools and colleges that fosters and supports concurrent enrollment. NACEP serves as a national accrediting body and supports all members by providing standards of excellence, research, communication and advocacy. ASU currently partners with Valley View High School Jonesboro High School, Nettleton High School and Greene County Tech High School in Paragould in concurrent enrollment classes. Concurrent classes are university courses taught face-to-face in high schools. High school students enrolled in the program receive both university and high school credit simultaneously, and this credit may be used to fulfill university general education requirements. NACEP accreditation distinguishes a select group of 53 high-quality concurrent enrollment programs nationwide. The intensive accreditation process includes a comprehensive, programmatic self-study; documentation of adherence to the standards; and a peer review by experienced, accredited members of NACEP. The organizationís standards represent nationally-acknowledged best practices ensuring that the college courses offered in the high schools are the same as those offered by the sponsoring college. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Parking permits available online July 6
Students, faculty, and staff will be able to order 2010-11 student (SD), faculty/staff (FS), and staff/employee (SE) parking permits online beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6. The website for online permit orders is accessible through the new My Campus web portal. After logging on to My Campus, eligible students and employees may select the Astate Parking icon which opens the online Parking Services customer account. Selecting the Order Parking Permit link will initiate the online permit ordering process. Follow the instructions on each screen until the ordering process is complete. Watch the Jing video demonstrating the process for ordering a parking permit online (http://www.screencast.com/users/astatetreed/folders/Jing/media/b8a784ec-b09d-4d62-bbd0-1128079596b9)
. Parking permits ordered online will be mailed from the manufacturer in Fort Smith to the Postal Service address selected by the customer during the ordering process. The permits are valid for use immediately upon receipt. Customers are not required to stop by the Parking Services office unless validation stickers are needed for contract parking or campus residence parking. Motorcycle permits and other specialty permits are not available online and will need to be picked up at the Parking Services office. The 2010-11 parking permits feature a new design and are repositionable stickers that are affixed to the inside of the vehicle windshield and should be placed in the lower left corner (driver's side) of the windshield. The stickers are not permanently attached and may be moved from vehicle to vehicle just like the former hangtag permits. The permits will arrive with an illustration of how and where they should be placed on the inside of the windshield. No advance payment is required to order a parking permit online. The permit fee will be billed to the corresponding ASU customer account upon completion of the order. There are no increases in the permit fees.  Faculty/staff (FS) permits are $70, staff/employee (SE) permits are $50, and student (SD) permits are $50. All customers may pay their parking fees at the cashier's windows in the Student Union or online through Banner Self-Service. Eligible employees may also establish a payroll deduction agreement with Human Resources. Payroll deduction forms are available online (http://www2.astate.edu/a/finance-admin/hr/benefits/parking.dot).  Contact Parking Services at ext. 2945 for more information.

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