July 7, 2003
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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
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
Advance notice: Book accepted for
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.
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,
out the events page for guidance on what to submit.
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.
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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