July 14, 2003

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* Indian Caravan Tour, Little Rock (Tuesday) and Memphis (Wednesday).  See ASUIndians.com for details.

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KASU’s Robert Franklin wins national award
Robert A. Franklin, station manager of KASU and a doctoral student in ASU's Heritage Studies Program, has been selected as a 2003 award winner by the American Association for State and Local History. He will receive a Certificate of Commendation for the radio documentary, "The Elaine, Arkansas, Race Riots of 1919."  The AASLH awards program is the nation's most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in local, state, and regional history.  KASU is a member of National Public Radio.  The documentary was narrated by the late William Warfield of Helena.  The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media in New York provided financial support, and WGBH Radio in Boston, Mass., provided in-kind technical support. The annual awards banquet will be held Friday, Sept. 19, during the AASLH annual meeting in Providence, R.I.

Fans invited to Indian Club events In Little Rock, Memphis
The ASU Indian Club will be in Little Rock as part of its caravan tour tomorrow (Tuesday, July 15) at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 201 Shackleford, and in Memphis on Thursday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Folk’s Folly Restaurant, 551 S. Mendenhall.  If you are in the area, stop by . . . all ASU fans are invited to attend.  Free snacks and a cash bar will be available, followed by comments from Head Football Coach Steve Roberts and others representing ASU.  The ASU Alumni Association, a contributing sponsor of the caravan tour, also will be represented.  The caravans are proving productive for promoting ASU athletics and the university, according to Athletics Director Dean Lee.  Prior to the caravan stop in Little Rock, Roberts, Lee and others will participate in a 1 p.m. news conference at ASU's new spirit character, RedWar Memorial Stadium to promote ASU's Oct. 4 contest with Louisiana-Monroe in Little Rock.  The game, ASU’s second in Little Rock in as many years, will be a Sunbelt Conference game.  Athletics is in the midst of a series of announcements, including a reorganized Indian Radio Network and this news from last week . . .

'Red' expected to be big hit with children
It’s all for the kids . . . so says the ASU Athletics Department in response to the new spirit character “Red.” “We wanted to look at something that would improve the game experience of our fans, something that would enhance the atmosphere and entertainment of our events,” said Dr. Dean Lee, ASU Director of Athletics. “We wanted something that would allow us to have a stronger attraction to a major target we’re after and that’s children and youth. And, we wanted to have something that would have more interaction and involvement with the crowd to excite our fans.” “Red” was introduced to the media last week during press conferences in Jonesboro and Little Rock.  Read more about Red at ASUIndians.com.

H & SS Dean's Office moving to Wilson Hall
With the split of the
College of Arts and Sciences into two new colleges (College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Sciences and Mathematics), the Dean’s office for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will be moving to remodeled space in Wilson Hall, Room 201.  According to Dr. Andrew Sustich, interim dean, the move is expected by the end of July. New telephone and fax numbers as well as a post office box number will be forthcoming.  FYI, the College of Sciences and Mathematics will retain the  former dean’s office for the College of Arts and Sciences, Lab Science West, Room 552.

Other moves and changes
Advisement Services will be temporarily relocating to the Benton Center, on the corner of Johnson Ave. and Caraway Road (across from the Collegiate Park apartments). Advisement Services will retain the same phone number and post office box number.  The office moves Wednesday and will reopen Thursday.  The Department of Social Work, now associated with the College of Nursing and Health Professions, is in a new office in the International Student Center, Room 238.  The telephone is 972-3984.

Department adopts new name
The Department of Military Science has recently changed its name to the Department of Military Science and Leadership.

Scout University 2003 needs your help
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from across Arkansas will be coming to ASU on Saturday, Oct. 11, to participate in Scout University 2003.  Faculty and Staff are invited to share their expertise with these young women and men.  If you would be interested in teaching a merit badge workshop, please contact Dawn Tucker at 972-3942 or dtucker@astate.edu. If you don't have a particular badge you would like to teach, Dawn can help you match your areas of interest to a badge.  This is a great opportunity to show off the talent and knowledge that can be found at ASU, as well as help with “recruiting” future students.

Details requested for 'Upcoming Events'
Reminder: 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 regional news media outlets for use in arts calendars and to help plan news coverage. Anyone at ASU who is planning and scheduling public events for the 2003-04 year is encouraged to submit appropriate details for Upcoming Events to Virginia Adams, vadams@astate.edu.

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