July 26, 2004

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* KASU's Bluegrass Monday:
@ 7 p.m.,
at Sheffield's Restaurant; the
concert is free.

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Faculty and Staff Updates and Achievements
Dr. Jerry Farris and graduate student William Stephens, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, recently published papers in an international journal; Dr. Greg Phillips, Agriculture, along with Dr. Farris, Dr. Rich Grippo and doctoral students William Stephens, Jennifer Bouldin, Betsy Ashcraft, Melissa Hobbs and Jonathan Maul, all of the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, made presentations recently while attending the MidSouth Regional Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry conference at the University of Mississippi. Read more details about these and other faculty members in Campus News.

ASU to host Arkansas Humanities Council meeting
The Arkansas Humanities Council will hold its summer board retreat on campus Thursday through Saturday, July 29-31. During the three-day retreat and meetings, AHC will visit two of its funded projects, The Judd Hill Memorial Scholarship Inc. in Trumann and RESPEC/African American Cultural Center in Jonesboro.
  Board members Peggy R. Wright, Delta Studies Center, and Lynda Medlock, ASU Museum, will be co-hosting the board during the Jonesboro retreat. The Arkansas Humanities Council's purpose is to promote understanding, appreciation, and use of humanities in Arkansas. To achieve its purpose, the council awards grants through a competitive application process to nonprofit groups and organizations so they can plan, conduct and evaluate projects in the humanities for Arkansas citizens.

Athletics places 88 on Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll
The ASU Athletic Department has announced that 88 student athletes have been named to the Sun Belt Conference 2003-04 Commissioner's List and Academic Honor Roll. The Commissioner's List honors student athletes who maintain a 3.5 grade point average for the previous two semesters, while the Academic Honor Roll is a list of those who record a 3.0-3.49 grade point average. ASU has already been recognized this school year with four team academic awards for football, men's golf, baseball, and women's tennis with the highest team GPAs of any sports in the Sun Belt.

ASU Summer Children's Theatre this week
"Sleeping Beauty: The Hundred Year Adventure," the second of the ASU Summer Children's Theatre productions, will be this Wednesday through Friday, July 28-30. Productions are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 a.m. on Thursday, and 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $3.50 and advance reservations are recommended. "Sleeping Beauty: The Hundred Year Adventure" is sponsored by Golden Grotto. Please call the Central Box Office at 972-ASU1 or get tickets.

Board of Trustees meeting Aug. 2
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet via conference call Monday, Aug. 2, at 1:30 p.m. with two action items on the agenda. One action item is to approve offering the Associate of Applied Science degree at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis and the other is to approve offering the Master of Business Administration degree at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. The next Board of Trustees meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, at ASU-Jonesboro.

Miles and Suttle off to 2004 Summer Olympics

Derek Miles, associate director of Advisement Services, and Kellie Suttle, an ASU alumna, will be representing the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Greece. Miles will participate as a member of the Men's Pole Vault team, while Suttle  is vaulting for the Women's Pole Vault team. Both individuals are training with ASU alumnus and Olympic Medalist Earl Bell. A reception and sendoff will be held in their honor, Friday, July 30, from 1 - 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Administration Building. Everyone is welcome.

Parking Permits for 2004-05 now available
The Department of Parking Services will have parking permit distribution centers this week at various locations across campus to promote registration of vehicles and to distribute permits. See parking for a schedule and further details.

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