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Aug. 6, 2007

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* Early Childhood Education Conference, Monday-Wednesday



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ASU-Jonesboro calendar for this academic year posted
The ASU-Jonesboro calendar for the 2007-2008 academic year has been posted as a pdf file at the Academic Affairs and Research website under "Resources," but there is much more information available for students, faculty, and staff. "Resources" listings include Daily Digest request forms, a Deans, Chairs, and Directors roster, and links to Human Resources, as well as information on Faculty Senate, the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, and much more, including Promotion, Tenure, and Retention Documents. Find pertinent information for the fall term at

Faculty events will start Monday
Among the upcoming events listed in the ASU-Jonesboro calendar for the academic year 2007-2008 are Orientation for New Faculty, scheduled for Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 13-14, Fall Faculty Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15, college and departmental meetings, scheduled for Thursday-Friday, Aug. 16-17, and First Year Convocation, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. Mark your calendars and expect updates in Inside ASU as the beginning of fall semester 2007 approaches. Regular classes begin on Monday, Aug. 20.

Parking permits for 2007-2008 now available
Student, staff/employee, faculty/staff, and motorcycle permits for 2007-08 are now available at the Parking Services office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Current 2006-07 parking permits remain valid through August 31, 2007. Permit applicants need a state vehicle license plate number and a physical ASU ID card. Customers will complete a brief Scantron computer form to register a primary vehicle permit. Student and staff/employee  permits are $50, and faculty/staff permits are $70. Payments are not accepted at the Parking Services office. Customer accounts will be billed. Payroll deduction agreements are available online at the Human Resources website. For details, contact Parking Services at 972-2945 or

Poli Sci announces national scholarship recipient
Erica L. Smith, a Master of Public Administration student in the Department of Political Science, was recently awarded one of three national scholarships for Washington internships. The $2,000 award was conferred by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for Political Science. The Washington Intern Scholarship, an annual award, is designed for students participating in political science internships in Washington, D.C. during either summer term or fall semester. Smith was nominated for the highly competitive scholarship by Dr. Catherine C. Reese, Public Administration, faculty advisor for ASU's Iota Eta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha.

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