Sept. 2, 2003
* ASU Family Day and first home
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Health Center/Stadium Clinic & Sports Medicine
the ASU Student Health Center moves into the new location this fall, it will be in the same building as First Care – Stadium Blvd.
Clinic, owned and operated as a subsidiary of St. Bernards Health Care.
Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine, an outpatient department of St.
Bernards Medical Center, will also be in the same building.
For ASU employees who have chosen St. Bernards
as their provider (in the ASU employees health insurance plan), there
will be great benefits to having the First Care clinic on campus. First
Care, which will be open to the community-at-large, will be one of four
family practice clinics of St. Bernards. Employees who have named St.
Bernards and a physician in the First Care clinic of St. Bernards
in their chosen health plan, will have easy access to their clinic on
"A Painted House," panel discussion
The Heritage Studies Ph.D. program
will host a panel discussion this Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m.,
featuring John Grisham, Sr., father of author John Grisham, and members
of the local communities involved in the making of "A Painted
House." Artifacts from the movie set will be on display at the
Fowler Center. During the 90-minute panel, clips from the movie and
photographs taken during filming in Lepanto will be shown. Audience
members have the opportunity to ask questions, and interact with the
panel participants. This event will take place in Fowler Center,
Riceland Hall. All faculty, staff, students and their family members are
invited to attend.
reserve at the front desk of the Dean B. Ellis Library is the new 2003 ASU Diversity
Report and survey results. The survey (conducted in the spring of this
year), has been formulated into a report for faculty,
staff and students to review. In the executive summary, it states that
the survey was part of a larger diversity
initiative to determine faculty, staff and student perceptions on
campus. The results indicate that the campus climate for the majority of
faculty, staff and students is one that is tolerant. The report also stated
that there are positive trends toward diversity for faculty, staff,
and students. The survey and report was prepared by the Office
of Institutional Research and Planning.
all, there are 14 buildings to the Floridian-style Indian Village
Apartments. Nine of them have been completed, with five more to be
completed by the end of September, bringing a total of 100 apartments (one, two
and three bedroom). The last five apartment buildings are a
bit behind schedule, like many other building projects, due to the
excessive spring and summer rains.
In addition to the apartments, there are 50
brick houses. There are now 20 trailers left on the campus, 23 others
have already sold. The remaining 20 trailers will be placed out for bid
and sold, as they become available. Student housing in Indian Village is
available to graduate students, non-traditional students, married
students and single parents (with custody of children). There is
currently a waiting list for housing in Indian Village.
ASU has begun a
university-wide strategic planning process. To assist in the process,
Dr. David McFarland, a consultant with Penson Associates, will be on
campus today and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3. Dr. McFarland will be
evaluating campus strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
After Dr. McFarland has visited with various groups, he will summarize
his initial findings in an open forum at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.
3, in the Convocation Center Auditorium. All interested faculty, staff,
students and other individuals are invited.
the many projects that are currently under construction on the ASU
campus is an amphitheater designed to accommodate up to 70 people for
small, formal ceremonies, informal gatherings, outdoor classroom space,
or just hanging out. The
design of the facility was a collaborative effort by the facilities
management staff and the Brackett-Krennerich architectural firm, and is
being constructed under the direction of Baldwin and Shell General
The amphitheater will consist of three levels
of seating constructed of Batesville sandstone, separated by grass strips to
soften the hard surfaces. The Amphitheater is
located at the south end of the special
events lawn, just north of Lab Science-West.
January, the University Police began a new reporting system of crime
statistics. (Prior to the change, police
departments all across Arkansas and the nation, only reported one
crime when they were documenting a crime spree. It was strictly a
summary- based system of reporting.) Now, the National Incident Base
Reporting System or NIBRS allows for more detailed, specific data in
every crime spree. The Jonesboro Police
Dept. began using the NIBRS earlier this summer.
FYI, the software program utilized in Arkansas
for NIBRS has been created by an ASU alum, Dillon Watkins of
Jonesboro, a ’91 graduate. Watkins company, Relativity, was awarded
the contract by the State of Arkansas in November of last year.
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