Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Aug. 29, 2007


* Gov. Beebe speaks,
2 p.m. today, Fowler Center Rotunda

* Yearbook Portraits,
this week,
Student Union

* College of Nursing & Health Professions, 25th Anniversary Celebration, Thursdays, Aug. 30,
3-5 p.m., Centennial Hall, Student Union


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Governor Beebe will be on campus this afternoon
ASU alumnus and Governor of Arkansas Mike Beebe will be on campus this afternoon to announce the GO! Opportunities Grant, the first state-funded college grant program in Arkansas based solely on financial need. Arkansas' 86th General Assembly has approved $18.4 million in funding for the scholarship grants over the next two years. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) will administer the GO! grants. Gov. Beebe, along with Dr. Steve Floyd, ADHE, will speak at 2 p.m. in the Rotunda of Fowler Center. All ASU faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

United Way Day of Caring volunteers needed
Reminder: Volunteers are urgently needed for the 14th annual United Way of Northeast Arkansas Day of Caring, Friday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Day of Caring is an opportunity to literally lend a helping hand to those in need. ASU faculty and staff have traditionally contributed greatly to this event and are needed more than ever this year. The response so far has been great, but more people are still needed. To volunteer, contact Jill Bristow, special events coordinator, University Advancement, at ext. 3362 or complete the volunteer form.

Dr. Blair Dean is featured speaker at area meetings
The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.'s national focus is "Healthy Children~Healthy Futures," and Dr. Blair Dean, Physical Education, has been the featured speaker at one area meeting in Arkansas and will be the featured speaker in other meetings in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Dean's topic, "Catch the Physical Activity Epidemic," describes projects for increasing physical activity for children and adults. Dean is the author of several articles on innovative physical education techniques for young children, and she serves on the board of directors for the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) and will serve as that organization's 2008 conference director. For a listing of Dean's speaking engagements with the Junior Auxiliary, visit

ASU faculty member, grad student are festival organizers
The 14th annual Talking Ozarks Symposium will be held Friday-Saturday, Sept. 7-8, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Festival hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. This year's symposium theme is "The Jimmy Driftwood Centennial: Ozark Music, Craft, Culture, and Tourism, 1907-2007." The symposium is co-sponsored by ASU's Arkansas Folklife Program, the Coalition for Ozark Living Traditions (COLT), and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The symposium is organized by Dr. Michael Luster, Arkansas Folklife Program, and ASU grad student in public history, Rachel Reynolds. The Arkansas Folklife Program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, contact Dr.Michael Luster.

Sept. lecture on Parkin site marks 9 years of CMVAS
The Central Mississippi Valley Archaeological Society (CMVAS) will present a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Mitchem, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Parkin State Park Research Station. Dr. Mitchem's lecture will be Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., in Room 182 of the ASU Museum. The 17-acre Mississippian village at Parkin, a national historic landmark, will be discussed, including the evidence indicating it was probably the village of Casqui mentioned in narratives of the DeSoto expedition. This lecture, which is free and open to the public, also marks the ninth year of CMVAS. Refreshments will be served, and CMVAS t-shirts and books will be on sale. For details, contact Dr. Julie Morrow.

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