July 25, 2005

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Arts Council meeting, Tuesday

Summer Children's Theatre,
Wednesday - Friday

Parking Seminar,

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Arkansas Arts Council to meet on campus tomorrow
The Arkansas Arts Council will conduct a meeting on campus tomorrow hosted by Fowler Center. Approximately 25 members of the council from throughout Arkansas will be on campus for a self study with constituents from northeast Arkansas. The purpose of the meeting is to determine how well the Arts Council is meeting the needs of the people they serve. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. for those who are interested in attending. 
Witches, Britches, Rings 'n Things opens this week
The second production of the ASU Summer Children's Theatre, Witches, Britches, Rings 'n Things opens Wednesday with performances at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 28; 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Directed by Molly Simpson, Witches, Britches, Rings 'n Things is a patchwork of storytelling that brings together some the of best fairytales including: The Three Sillies and The Billie Goats Gruff. With lots of audience participation, there is excitement from the beginning to end. For more, see Children's Theatre. Witches, Britches, Rings 'n Things is sponsored by the Golden Grotto of Jonesboro.

Kick-off times changed for three home contests
Kick-off times for three football games this fall have been changed to accommodate ESPN-Plusí live television coverage. The games are the home contests against Florida International, Louisiana-Lafayette and Troy. Kickoff for ASUís home contest against Sun Belt newcomer Florida International has been changed to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. The home contest against long-time rival Louisiana-Lafayette has changed dates, moving to Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. instead of Saturday, Oct. 15. The Indians will have a third game televised at home this season when the Trojans of Troy come to Indian Stadium for a rematch of last yearís thrilling 13-9 ASU win. ESPN-U will carry the game live at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

AccessPoint 'test drive' next week
Faculty and staff  will have the opportunity to participate in "technology test drives" next week for ASU's AccessPoint system, which will facilitate communications among departments, committees and other groups. Don't worry, anyone with basic computer skills can navigate AccessPoint. To reserve a space, click here and select a date and time to attend. Sessions last three hours.

Non-profit research organization formed
ASU has formed a non-profit organization with its own governing board established solely to promote research and scholarly activities of faculty and staff. Earlier this month, the board of directors was approved and met for the first time, establishing the bylaws. The organization was formed to support research and innovation, and to move those innovations into the community in northeast Arkansas. In addition, the organization will solicit and manage non-government grants and contracts for research and support the processing of intellectual property and licensing of patents. To read more, see the NewsPage.

Parking seminar with new regulations: Wednesday
The Department of Parking Services will hold a workshop/seminar at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the auditorium of the Student Union. The seminar will last approximately one hour and will include vital information effecting daily parking procedures, and how we should communicate parking procedures to visitors and guests to the campus. The parking changes that have implemented reflect the best combination of options for both resident and commuter students, faculty and staff.

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