Sept. 8, 2005

This week:

* Yearbook portraits
Today, 9 a.m. -
4 p.m.,
Student Union

* Exhibit Opening
today @ 5 p.m., Bradbury Gallery

* Board of Trustees meeting,
10 a.m., Friday,
ASU-Mountain Home

* ASU Family Day,

* Legislative Day,

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Great A-State Tailgate: Downtown tomorrow
As part of Paint the Town Red week, the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Great A-State Tailgate tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Jonesboro. Main Street will be blocked off and there will be plenty of free food. The first home football game is Saturday against Tennessee-Martin. Remember to Paint the Stadium Red and wear red to the game! For more details about Paint the Stadium Red or the athletics promotion calendar, click here. For more information about Paint the Town Red, go to the Chamber.

ASU responds to Katrina disaster
Visitors to the ASU home page may have noticed that Research and Academic Affairs has set up a website to organize information about institutional and organizational responses to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.  Access the site at

KASU to simulcast telethon tonight for Red Cross

As part of the relief effort, KASU will simulcast with other public radio stations in Arkansas a telethon produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) to benefit the Red Cross’ Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in Arkansas. The telethon will be tonight from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Saturday is Family Day at ASU
As an ASU tradition with the first home football game, this Saturday is Family Day. Students and their families will be treated to several events, including open houses all across campus, the President's Reception in the new Student Union, and Tailgate in the Pines prior to the kickoff of the first home game in Indian Stadium. In addition, the ASU Family of the Year will be announced during the game. For more details, click here.

Enrollment efforts yielding dividends
Based on preliminary and unofficial 11th class day date, enrollment management initiatives at ASU are already showing significant improvements.  The number of first time freshmen is up by 15.5 percent, and the faculty calling program appears to be very effective.  Click here to read about enrollment report highlights for fall 2005 at ASU-Jonesboro.

FacultyFest is coming September 23
FacultyFest, featuring Tom Tiratto and his orchestra will bring the big band sound to Fowler Center on Friday, Sept. 23. KTom Tirattonown throughout the country for his great Las Vegas style show, Tom Tiratto and his orchestra will thrill audiences with their tribute to the late Frank Sinatra. Reserved seat tickets are only $25 and are available to purchase through various means, including payroll deduction. All proceeds will support educational and professional development opportunities for ASU faculty. The faculty/staff member who sells the most tickets to this event will dine, along with seven guests, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Les Wyatt. For more details about the event, click here.

Board of Trustees meeting this Friday
The Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in Dryer Hall at the ASU-Mountain Home campus.

Legislators to be honored
ASU will host Legislative Day Saturday with special activities for members of the Arkansas Legislature.  The university will honor Senators Jack Critcher and Shawn Womack, and Representatives Bill Stovall and Denny Sumpter, friends of the university who have served their districts and the state with distinction.

ABC Preschool Program to serve those in need
The Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) preschool program for children and families from the Delta is increasing services to include three new classrooms in Jonesboro. ABC is open to ASU students and personnel, along with the surrounding communities. This is a free preschool to those who qualify. The program, which serves 3 and 4-year-old children, is staffed by highly qualified, licensed teachers and assistants. The daily schedule consists of breakfast, lunch, snack and many learning opportunities from 7:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The new classrooms are opening Monday, Sept. 12, at Grace Baptist Church on Aggie Rd. Call 870-680-8268 for additional information.

Yearbook portraits: Today is the last day
The official yearbook portrait photographer will be making photos today from 9 until 4 in the Student Union. All faculty and administrative staff, especially those who have not had a picture made within the past couple of years, should stop by. In addition to the yearbook, the University Communications Office uses these portraits for news releases, the web, and other publicity. It's quick, it's painless and we really need your photo!

Exhibit opens today at Bradbury Gallery
The opening exhibition for the fall season at the Bradbury Gallery in Fowler Center will be "Glimpse: Selected Works from the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago." The opening reception is at 5 p.m. and the exhibit continues through Oct. 2. Click here for details.

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