Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
July 2, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* Second Summer Term begins today

* University closed for Independence Day,
Wednesday, July 4

* New Student Orientation,
July 11


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New semester begins today
First summer term wrapped up last week, with grades due to be posted by noon Tuesday. First summer term grades should be available to students through AccessPoint by Thursday. The second summer term begins today; final exams will be Aug. 2, followed by Summer Commencement on Friday, Aug. 3.

Independence Day is Wednesday, July 4
The national holiday, Independence Day, will be observed Wednesday, July 4. The university will be closed that day; classes will resume Thursday. The next edition of Inside ASU will be Monday, July 9.

Hours extended for services in Student Union
As a service to students and their families, the Student Union will extend its hours beginning next week. As of Monday, July 9, the following offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays: Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling Center, Testing Center, Registrar, Student Account Services and the Bookstore. The new hours will be in effect through the remainder of the summer; results will be evaluated to determine if this schedule will continue into the fall.

Marlay and Wick present to international educators
SSue Marlayue Marlay and David WickDavid Wick, International Programs, recently made presentations at the national conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators in Minneapolis. Both of them participated in leadership meetings, and each of them made session presentations. Wick’s presentation addressed marketing in international education, while Marlay’s addressed leadership in NAFSA and in other professional organizations.

Radio show will explore impact of agricultural run-off
Today's radio show in the series produced by the Department of Biological Sciences and KASU will be broadcast at 4:44 p.m. The topic will be eutrophication in the Gulf of Mexico caused by agricultural run-off from the Mississippi River. Dr. Steven Green, Soil and Water Conservation, will be the interviewee. Next week’s show will be about mad cow disease and the interviewee will be Dr. Anne Grippo, Biology.

Women have opportunity to learn more football
Steve Roberts, ASU Football, will explain the game from a different perspective at a clinic Thursday, July 26. The first Women’s Football Clinic will be offered at the Football Complex, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Roberts said the clinic is being offered to women who "want to learn a little more about the game of football.” After registration and a social hour from 5:30-6:30, those attending will get a crash course in the basics of football. The fee is $20, which covers dinner and raffle prizes. Proceeds will go to the ASU Tickets for Kids Program. Casual, loose-fitting shirts and shorts are recommended. For details or to pre-register, contact the Athletics Marketing Department at 972-3930.

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