Welcome to new
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
Faculty Colloquy to feature
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
assessment colloquy website.
Rural Sourcing Inc. to have
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.,
First Year Convocation Class
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ASUIndians.com.
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