Aug. 15, 2005

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** New Faculty Orientation
** Faculty Conference

** First Year Convocation

** Welcome Week activities

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Welcome to new faculty on campus!
Orientation is underway today and tomorrow for ASU's newest faculty members. Welcome to all! To see a detailed list of faculty activities for the week, including new faculty members, click here.
  Faculty Conference will be Wednesday at 9 a.m.
  Most college and department meetings are scheduled for Thursday.   
  The last New Student Orientation will be Friday. Faculty should be available to advise beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  All faculty are requested to attend the First Year Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Welcome Week begins on Saturday for Move In Day
ASU will once again welcome students to campus later this week in a big way.  Welcome Week 2005 begins on Saturday, Aug. 20, and continues with several days of fun for students through Friday, Aug. 26. Highlights include:
  Saturday, Aug. 20: Move In Day in all residence halls.
  Sunday, Aug. 21: First Year Convocation, 2 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center; Residence Hall Assn. Luau, 8 p.m. to midnight at Twin Towers.
  Monday, Aug. 22: Cookout, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Student Union Courtyard.
  Tuesday, Aug. 23: Free Sno Cone Giveaway, 1 - 3 p.m. on Student Union Courtyard; Hypnotist C.J. Johnson will perform at 5 p.m. on Student Union Center Court.
  Wednesday, Aug. 24: ASU & Community Organization Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Library Lawn and Student Union Courtyard.
  Friday, Aug. 26: NPC Sorority Recruitment Informational Meeting, 4 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
For more details and further event listings, go here.

NCAA issues full certification for ASU
ASU has successfully completed the National Collegiate Athletic Association's athletics program certification process, the NCAA announced last week. ASU's certification was made "without conditions."  Dr. Glen Jones, who led the campus self-study process said the positive result of the certification process will "accentuate the commitment of our student athletes, the quality manner in which the athletics program is operated, and the continuing role of intercollegiate athletics in supporting the mission of Arkansas State University."  Click here for more details.

Alumni volunteers lend a hand for Move In Day

Watering Hole from Move in Day, August 2004 at Twin TowersThe Craighead County Alumni Chapter will host the seventh annual Watering Hole on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All area alumni were invited to hand out ice cold, bottled water and welcome students and their parents as they move in for the fall semester. At the end of last week, an overwhelming amount of support was offered as alumni responded with phone calls and emails to volunteer for shifts. Now, every residence hall and station is covered! 

Final New Student Orientation is Friday
This Friday, Aug. 19, is the final New Student Orientation for the academic year. Please encourage any new students you see to attend this session if they haven't attend an NSO. Students will have the opportunity to meet an academic adviser, register for classes and learn about ASU! Representatives from financial aid, University Bookstore, residence life and other departments will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, currently enrolled students will be attending to help answer questions from the new students. There is plenty of space available. For more details, visit the NSO web site.

Parking changes begin this week
ASU is moving to "zone parking," beginning with the fall 2005 semester. Campus parking will be divided into the following zones: residential, commuter, faculty/staff, visitor, service/delivery and contract. A more detailed summary of the changes, which were presented July 27 during a campus seminar, may be viewed by clicking on this PowerPoint presentation.

Staff members headed to new challenges
ASU is saying farewell to four staff members during receptions this week. Greg Gayle and Andi House, Admissions, will be honored today at 3 p.m. at the Student Union.  Gayle, who was completed coursework for his doctoral degree in educational leadership, is moving to Florida for new opportunities, and House will be based in Little Rock as a marketing program manager for Aramark.  Rod Miller, Library, will become public services coordinator for the Arkansas Supreme Court library.  He will be honored at the ASU library at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Linda Farris, Student Health Center, is not leaving town, but she will join the NEA Internal Medicine Clinic.  A reception for her will be Thursday at 4 at the Health Center.  All the best to these colleagues!

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