Sept. 8, 2003

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Homecoming festivities
This Saturday, Sept. 13, alumni are welcomed back to the campus for Homecoming 2003 as ASU plays host to Southeast Missouri State. Three ASU Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented during the halftime ceremony. For details, read about the honorees in a NewsPage article. The Homecoming schedule is on the Alumni web site.

"Family of the Year" named
ASU alumni, Margo and Mark AufderHeide of DeWitt, and their children were recognized at Saturday’s football game as the “2003 Family of the Year.” Two of their three children, Matthew AufderHeide and Katherine AufderHeide, are attending ASU. Margo and Mark are members of the Alumni Association, the Indian Club and the Wilson Fellows Fellowship Fund. Margo is a former Wilson Award Winner, and served on the Wilson Award selection committee this year.

First Friday" from Dr. Wyatt

President Les Wyatt has started a series of monthly reports to the campus community entitled, “First Friday.” It is available on the web site at: This month’s report focuses on the strategic planning process, and includes a link to the Higher Learning Commission report with the institutional responses inserted. Everyone at ASU should have received an e-mail about this last week.

Yearbook Photos
Yearbook pictures are being made today through Thursday, Sept. 8 - 11, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the bottom floor of the library (at the bottom of the stairs).
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by, especially faculty members who have not had a photo made in the last two years. Child Art Studio shares these photos with the Public Relations and Communications office for other uses, as well. Please bring ID with you!

Lecture~Concert Series announced for 2003-04
The Lecture~Concert Series features a line-up of eight presentations for the new season. Brochures will be distributed through campus interdepartmental mail. All of the programs begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. Classical guitarist Lily Afshar will open the season with a performance on Monday, Oct. 6, in the recital hall of the Fine Arts Center.  A NewsPage article lists the season.

Fowler Center performances & concerts
The Fowler Center has announced the 2003-04 season with eight performances, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 27, with Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band. All shows and concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at ASU's online ticket site. For additional information, see the NewsPage article. 

ASU-Searcy (the former Foothills Technical Institute) merged in July with the ASU-Beebe campus, becoming the newest member of the ASU system. The Mayor of Searcy has declared the week of Sept. 22-26 as ASU-Searcy week. A celebration is planned for Monday, Sept. 22.

Water Aerobics
Water aerobics for faculty and staff has started at the HPESS complex. Participants meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon -12:40 p.m., in the pool.

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