Sept. 8, 2006


* The Rock Classic, ASU vs. Okla. State, 6 p.m., Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock

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Faculty Center to present Dr. Fink, Sept. 13-14
Reminder to faculty: On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 13-14, renowned scholar and educator Dee Fink will conduct two seminars on the latest teaching methods in the college classroom.  The Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching is sponsoring the event, and will give away copies of his book to eight lucky winners. "So What is Good Teaching and How Can We Promote More of It?" will be Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 p.m., and "Designing Courses for More Significant Learning Experiences" will be Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.  Click here for more details from the Faculty Center.

Rock Classic is Saturday; tailgate party at 4 p.m.
The ASU Alumni Association will host a tailgate party in Little Rock this Saturday in conjunction with the ASU's Rock Classic with Oklahoma State at War Memorial Stadium. The party begins at 4 p.m. and will be held on the Markham Street side of the stadium, near the tennis courts. Corky’s BBQ and other party foods will be available for $5. Reservations are not required. All ASU alumni and friends are invited. The ASU Bookstore van and The Design Shoppe will be there with A-State merchandise, so fans can enjoy the game in style. For game tickets, call 1-800-ASU-FANS or 972-ASU1. Tickets may be purchased online. For more details on the tailgate party, contact the Alumni Association at 972-2586 or e-mail

Latino Week features lecture, art and Salsa dancing

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring Spanish and Latino Heritage Week 2006, Monday through Friday, Sept. 11-15. Reaching Beyond Borders will include various programs with a goal to entertain, inform and enlighten students and visitors on Spanish and Latino culture. Each event is free and open to the public. For more details, call Jerrod O. Lockhart, assistant dean of students, at 972-2055 or or see details on the NewsPage.

Director appointed for Economic Development

The new director of the Delta Center for Economic Development at ASU is Alan McVey, according to an announcement today by Dr. Len Frey, Business. McVey will be coming to ASU from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, where he is deputy director.  Click on NewsPage for details.

Santa's Tribe selling Boston Butts
Santa’s Tribe is selling smoked Boston butts for $25 with all proceeds going to the Santa’s Tribe foundation account. Orders must be placed and paid for by Friday, Sept. 15. Jim Steele, chef extraordinaire, will cook them on Friday, Sept. 22, and they will be ready for pick-up between 4 & 5:30 p.m. Please contact one of the following committee members to purchase your Boston butt.
Lola Langley, Procurement Services, 2120
Ann Ford, Facilities Management, 2067
Vicki Walker, Athletics, 2401
Sheryl Douglas, Student Accounts, 2285
Polly Cronos, Finance, 2024

Kays Foundation invites grant proposals
The Kays Foundation invites funding proposals from the ASU-Jonesboro faculty for the 2007-08 academic year. The Kays Foundation provides grants to support teaching, research or service goals. For the 2007-08 academic year, the maximum grant is $20,000. Applications are available from the foundation office, 1212 E. University Loop, or via Submission deadline is 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Successful applicants will be announced in January 2007.

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