July 7, 2003

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* Preservation workshop, ASU Museum, Friday,
July 11.

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Academic Challenge Scholarships reinstated
State Sen. Tim Wooldridge and Representatives Paul Bookout, Harmon Seawel and Chris Thyer joined Dr. Linda Beene, director of the State Department of Higher Education, Wednesday in the Ellis Library Dr. Linda Beene, DHE, and Shelley LunBeck, ASU SGAlobby to announce important news to benefit students.  Shelley LunBeck, president of the Student Government Association, and Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, spoke on behalf of ASU. 

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship program has been reinstated, making a college education more affordable for many.  The application deadline has been extended to Aug. 1.  Qualified 2003 high school graduates, as well as 2002 graduates, may apply.  This program is very important to our students.  During the 2001-02 school year, ASU enrolled 1,510 students who received the Academic Challenge Scholarship, with funding totaling $3.78 million.  About 500 of those were first-year students.  During the past year, the number in the program dropped to 1,063 at ASU because funding was not available at that time for the entering class of 2002.  The program has certain academic and financial requirements for eligibility.  Encourage any student who might be qualified to read more about the program at www.ArkansasChallenge.com.

Advance notice: Book accepted for publication
A book by an ASU professor of zoology will be published by the University of Arkansas Press, with partial funding provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  Congratulations to Dr. Stan Trauth, who was recently given advance notice about the decision!  See Campus News for more details. 

Chief Information Officer appointed for ASU system
Congratulations to Mark Hoeting, who has been appointed ASU System Chief Information Officer.  Previously, he served as director of Information and Technology Services (ITS) at the Jonesboro campus.  His responsibilities will include overseeing and coordinating computing, technology, and telecommunications developments for all of the ASU campuses, with a goal of enhancing " . . .the climate for operations, teaching and learning using these resources," according to ASU President Les Wyatt.

Submitting information for 'Upcoming Events'
The web page Upcoming Events, maintained and updated by the Office of University Communications, includes listings of public events for months into the future.  In addition to serving as a resource on the Web, the list is distributed to several  Little Rock, Memphis and regional news media outlets for use in arts calendars and to help plan news coverage.  AETN announced this week that it soon will premiere a calendar and would like to receive university information. Anyone at ASU who is planning and scheduling public events for the 2003-04 year is encouraged to submit appropriate details for ASU's Upcoming Events to Virginia Adams, vadams@astate.edu.  Check out the events page for guidance on what to submit.

Student achievements are important
Repeated from last week for emphasis: When you hear about interesting or extraordinary student achievements, send a tip to ASUnews@astate.edu, or call University Communications Office, 972-3056.

Preservation workshop at Museum
Reminder: reservations are due by Wednesday for the ASU Museum-sponsored preservation issues workshop, "Preserving Our Sense of Place," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 11.  Offered as part of a graduate seminar on preservation issues for heritage sites, the workshop is open to other students, as well as the general public.  To register, contact the Delta Heritage Initiatives Office, 870-910-8080.  For details about the speakers and topics, see last week's edition of Inside ASU.

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