Commencement set for Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.
More than 340 graduates will be awarded diplomas during
Arkansas State Universityís 2009 summer commencement ceremony
Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center. ASU Chancellor
Robert L. Potts will confer the degrees. Dorothy Frederick of Brookland, who is
graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Mid-Level Education, is the featured student speaker in ASUís
centennial year. As part of the centennial celebration activities,
graduating students have collected items symbolic of their time at
the university to be placed in a time capsule and sealed inside one
of 25 concrete benches surrounding the Historic Arch in the center
of campus. The mementos will be on display during the
ceremony. Successive classes will continue this tradition and the
2009 class will gather in 2034 to open this first-time capsule in
conjunction with its 25-year reunion activities.
Dr. David B. Beasley
is new College of Engineering dean
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro announces the selection of Dr.
David B. Beasley as the new dean of the College of Engineering. Dr.
Beasley comes to ASU-Jonesboro from North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, N. C., where he recently served as professor of Biological
and Agricultural Engineering. Dr. Beasley assumes his new duties on
Monday, August 17. From November of 1991 through June of 1999, Dr.
Beasley served as head of the Department of Biological and
Agricultural Engineering at NC State. From 1988-1991, Dr. Beasley
was the head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural
Engineering at the University of Georgia's Coastal Plain Experiment
Station in Tifton. Prior to that, he was a member of the faculty at
Purdue University from 1978 to 1988 and the University of Arkansas
from 1977 to 1978.
College of Business receives grant to help international business
The College of Business (COB) at Arkansas State University is the
recipient of a two-year grant from the Department of Education,
Business and International Education.
The grant was awarded to ASU to enhance international business
education programs and expand the capacity of the business community
to engage in international economic activities. The COBís
International Business Resource Center (IBRC) will administer the
grant through its director, Dr. Kelly E. Fish, along with associate
directors Drs. Guari S. Guha and Clint Relyea. The IBRC has teamed
with ASUís Department of Modern Languages under its chair, Dr.
Yvonne Unnold, to develop the Chinese immersion program. It will
feature scholarship assistance for business and language students
traveling to and eventually living in China during an internship.
The other part of the grant focuses on outreach to Arkansas
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