Aug. 30, 2004

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Biosciences Institute Open House scheduled for Sept. 18
The Arkansas State University Biosciences Institute will host its Open House on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. -- the same day as the first home football game against the University of Memphis. Following a few remarks by ASU President Dr. Les Wyatt, other remarks will be made by Arkansas Attorney General and ASU alumnus Mike Beebe; Congressman Marion Berry; Dr. Harry Ward, chancellor emeritus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Dr. Carole Cramer, executive director of the Biosciences Institute; and Mr. Mike Medlock, chair of the ASU Board of Trustees.
  Following remarks, there will be a ribbon cutting with representatives of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. The building will then be open for tours, which will begin at the first floor reception desk. Refreshments will be served during the time the building is open for tours. Security will be strictly enforced in the Biosciences Institute and this event may be the only opportunity that faculty, staff and the general public will have to view the facility. For more on the ABI, go to ABI.
  Many other events are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18, so please watch Inside ASU for details.

Faculty and staff updates & achievements
Dr. Larry Salinger, Sociology, Linda Creibaum, Dean B. Ellis Library, and undergraduate criminology student Cynthia Crisel; Dr. Staria Vanderpool, and graduate students Jeremy Jackson and Drew Reed, all of Biological Sciences; Dr. Alan Christian and Dr. Jerry Farris, both of Environmental Sciences; Dr. Nola Christenberry, Psychology and Counseling; Bonnie Thrasher and Dr. Joel Gambill, both of Journalism; and Jay Salvest, Art; all have recent accomplishments and achievements listed in this week's Campus News. For all the latest, go to Campus News.  

Gold Medalist and women's sports advocate to speak at ASU
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Olympic Gold Medalist, law professor, and advocate for women in sports, will kick off the first Lecture~Concert Series presentation of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Fowler Center theatre. Her presentation will be “Fulfilling Civil Rights Under Title IX:  Lessons Learned from the Commission on Opportunities in Athletics.” Hogshead-Makar became a Title IX advocate after the 1984 Olympics, where she won three gold medals in swimming. This is a joint presentation with the Office of Diversity and the Faculty Association. All Lecture~Concert events are free and open to the public. For more details, visit Nancy Hogshead-Makar.

Library to celebrate 90th year as Federal Depository

Everyone is invited to attend the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Dean B. Ellis Library as a Federal Depository Library on Monday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. until noon. Congressman Marion Berry will be the keynote speaker and Ms. Judith C. Russell, superintendent of documents at the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. will also attend. The library is the second oldest Federal Depository Library in Arkansas and is the only one serving northeast Arkansas with free access to government documents and information.

Strategic Planning website has latest draft

The writing team's latest draft of the strategic directions and initiatives, mission statement, core values and vision statement is available for review on the Strategic Planning web site.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to review this information as requested by Dr. Wyatt at the faculty conference, then send comments to Lynita Cooksey,, by Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Torchbearer sign-up approaching
Faculty and staff who participate as continuous Torchbearers (those who give to academics through a year-round payroll deduction of $2 or more per pay period) may now order this year’s thank-you gift. Torchbearers is the club for faculty, emeritus faculty and staff who generously support the university through charitable giving. Torchbearers who make a yearly one-time gift, as well as faculty and staff who wish to join Torchbearers or renew their membership, can watch for more information in next week’s Inside ASU.

Paint the Town and Paint the Campus Red
The Tribal Leadership Center invites all campus offices to take part in the traditional Paint the Campus Red. This event is held in conjunction with ASU Family Day, ASU Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day and the first home football game against the Tigers of the University of Memphis, Saturday, Sept. 18. As offices around campus are encouraged to show their best in red, businesses around Jonesboro are also participating with the annual Paint the Town Red. The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce has encouraged businesses in town to decorate their buildings in ASU's colors, Scarlet and Black, in the days leading up to the game, Sept. 13-18. For more details about Paint the Campus Red, go Red. For more information about the Paint the Town Red, go to the Chamber.

Dr. Stanley Trauth's book sold out in first printing!
Dr. Stanley Trauth, Zoology, recently published his book, "The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas," through the UA Press, thanks in part to a grant by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This comprehensive, modern reference book represents some 15 years of research with 417 pages and more than 500 color photos. After only three weeks on the shelves, the first printing of the book is sold out! The second printing will be available in two to three months.  

11th Annual A Day of Caring planned; your help is needed
The 11th annual United Way A Day of Caring is an upcoming opportunity for faculty and staff to get involved with the community. Click here to access more details and to complete an online registration form. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Sept. 8.

ASU offices closed for Labor Day
Next Monday, Sept. 6, is Labor Day -- all campus offices are closed and classes will not be in session for the holiday. The campus will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Inside ASU will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

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