August 16, 2004

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Welcome to new faculty!
Orientation is underway today and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, for ASU's new faculty members.  Welcome to all! Learn more about New Faculty Orientation or see the list of new faculty.

Faculty Colloquy to feature national speaker
The first Assessment Colloquy for faculty members will be Wednesday, Aug. 18, with featured speaker, Dr. James A. Anderson, vice president and associate provost for Institutional Assessment and Diversity at Texas A&M University. Research and Academic Affairs and Assessment Services are hosting the day-long event to promote the work done by members of the ASU faculty and departments as well as preparing professors to educate a new generation of students. Dr. Anderson is a national leader and speaker in assessment and diversity. The annual Fall Faculty Conference will begin at 9 a.m. Following the opening presentation by ASU President Dr. Les Wyatt and others, Dr. Anderson will provide the keynote address. During the afternoon, workshops will be conducted. Register and make lunch reservations at the assessment colloquy website.

Rural Sourcing Inc. to have ribbon cutting
Everyone is welcome to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rural Sourcing Inc., Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at the headquarters, 5501 Krueger Dr. in the Industrial Park.  Rural Sourcing was initiated through the vision and support of alumna Kathy Brittain White, former CIO for Cardinal Health, Inc.  Mayor Hubert Brodell, President Wyatt, and Dean Jan Duggar of the College of Business will join Dr. White and Chamber of Commerce representatives to formally begin work at Jonesboro's newest technology firm. The RSI model will deliver high quality, cost competitive technology sourcing while supporting economic development through local job creation.  Learn more by visiting the Rural Sourcing, Inc., web site.

First Year Convocation Class of 2008
Research and Academic Affairs will host the First Year Convocation for the members of the Class of 2008. The ceremony, the first held at ASU, will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in the Grand Hall where students can meet other classmates and members of the faculty and administration.

2004 Welcome Week Event Schedule:
ASU will once again welcome students to campus later this week in a big way.  The theme for Welcome Week 2004 is "A-State We Deliver," which actually begins on Saturday, Aug. 21, and continues with several days of fun through Monday, Aug. 30. Highlights include:
  Saturday, Aug. 21: Move In Day in all residence halls.
  Sunday, Aug. 22: First Year Convocation Event, 2-3 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center; Residence Hall Assn. Luau, 8 p.m. to midnight at Twin Towers.
  Monday, Aug. 23: Cookout, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and Music on the Courtyard, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., both at Student Union Courtyard; SAB Game Night, 6 p.m. in Student Union.
  Tuesday, Aug. 24: Watermelon Blast, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Library Lawn; & SAB Coffee House, 8 - 10 p.m. at Student Union Center Court.
  Wednesday, Aug. 25: ASU & Community Organizational Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Library Lawn.
  Thursday, Aug. 26: Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Student Union Center Court; Craig Kargas performance as "Mentalist," 7 p.m. on Student Union Center Court.
  Saturday, Aug. 28: "Praise on the Yard & EXPO 2004," noon at Student Union Center Court.
  Monday, Aug. 30: Black Student Assn. "Fall Explosion 2004," 6 p.m. in Unity Park
For more details and further event listings, go to A-State We Deliver.
The 2004-05 Lecture~Concert Series season announced
The Lecture~Concert Series new season is announced with eight events planned, beginning in September and continuing through April. The Lecture~Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community and region. All programs are free and open to the public. Brochures, with sponsor/contributor listings, are being distributed this week to all faculty and staff. Here's a quick summary:
  Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The Olympic Gold Medalist and law professor will speak on "Fulfilling Civil Rights under Title lX: Lessons Learned from the Commission on Opportunities in Athletics," Fowler Center.
  Ron Takaki, Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The professor of ethnic studies at the University of California will speak on "Why Does Multiculturalism Matter?" in the Fowler Center.
  Byron Motley, Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Filmmaker and son of an umpire for Negro Baseball will speak on "Oh, How They Lived - Stories of Negro Leagues," in the Fowler Center.
  John Todd, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. Named one of the most inspiring inventors of the 20th century, he'll speak on "What can be Destroyed can be Healed: The Promise of Ecological Design," in the Fowler Center.
  Ian Hominick, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. After his early studies in Nova Scotia, pianist Ian Hominick studied under internationally acclaimed musicians. He has appeared in a variety of prestigious venues. This piano performance is at Fowler Center.
  Prairie Wind Dancers, Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Wit, lyricism and drama highlight the repertoire of this group of contemporary dancers who are based out of the Lawrence Arts Center. Scheduled for the Fowler Center.
  Sotavento, Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Latin American folk and folk inspired music will highlight this group who has performed across the United States and throughout Europe. Scheduled for the Fowler Center.
  Little Milton, Thursday, April 7, at 8 p.m. This legendary bluesman has outlived many of the signal recording studios who issued his work, including Sun, Checker and Stax. His concert, a Blues Symposium event, will be held in the new Auditorium of the Student Union.

Parking updates, continued
In last week's Inside ASU, some updates from Parking Services were provided. To see those, go here. Here are the other updates and reminders as the academic year begins. Stiff penalties will apply to persons who park in designated disability places or fire lanes - $150 fines for the first offense. $50 fines will be given to anyone who is a non-visitor parking in the designated visitor parking places. Visitor parking will be indicated by a blue square painted on the pavement with a bold white "V" (see graphic). Visitors to the ASU campus will need to obtain window tags to place in vehicles. These can be obtained for various departments to distribute by calling Parking Services at 972-2945.

Athletics announces new radio broadcast deal
The ASU Department of Athletics this morning announced a new five-year deal for broadcasts of football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball.  KCJF-FM, 103.9, the newest addition to the East Arkansas Broadcasters group of stations, will be the flagship station. Read the details in a news release at

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