Governor Beebe, Wal-Mart, present $369,000 to ABI, ASU
Foundation today announced a $369,000 donation to ABI at ASU. The
donation, presented in the Governorís Conference Room, will be used
to meet the cost share requirement for a U.S. Department of Energy
grant awarded to the university.
Dr. Elizabeth Hood, Plant Biology, who holds a joint
appointment with ABI and is Distinguished Professor of Agriculture,
is the principle investigator for the $1.5 million Department of
Energy grant. ABI is pursuing the commercialization of bio-based
product development, drawing upon Arkansas agriculture and forestry
The Wal-Mart grant will support research focused on making ethanol
from plant stalks and leaves, agricultural residues and forestry
residues. Emerging alternative fuels, such as cellulosic ethanol,
algal biodiesel and hydrogen, offer promise to help meet America's
future transportation energy demands. For details, see the
rollout brings new look, improved functionality
Sept. 9, Arkansas State University will roll out an updated Internet
homepage and other redesigned web pages. The faculty and staff of
ASU have led in the design and rollout of the new site.
The ASU web redesign project was commissioned by ASU chancellor Dr.
Robert L. Potts as a result of a web design task forceís report in
February of this year, and the ensuing project resulted in the
redesign and restructuring of ASUís web site. The look and feel of
ASUís web presence will change, and so, too, will the back-end
systems that host the site. The redesign will add functionality;
information geared to external audiences will be available via the
Internet, and information geared to internal audiences will be
available via the Intranet. A new content management system, dotCMS,
will help websites look and feel and operate more consistently. The
redesign will keep ASUís webpages more consistent, easier to update,
and more user-friendly. For details, see the
Association announces Homecoming 2008 plans
The Arkansas State University Alumni Association announces plans for
Homecoming 2008 which will be held on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 19-20.
All alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend.
point of this year's Homecoming will be the pre-game open house at
the brand-new Cooper Alumni Center from 4-5:30 p.m. Music will be
provided by the popular local band, The Brewers, and guests will be
treated to barbeque from Whole Hog. The open house is free and open
to the public. The Homecoming football game will begin Saturday
evening at 6 p.m., as ASU hosts Middle Tennessee. Between the first
and second quarters, members of the 1958 football team will be
honored. Halftime brings the Distinguished Alumni presentation in
which this year's recipients will be recognized along with the
announcement of the Homecoming Court.
Throughout the weekend, there will also be special reunions for
former ASU cheerleaders, football players from the 1958 team and
Greek organizations including Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
For more details, see the
Alumni Association website, contact the Alumni Office at (870)
firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the NewsPage
pictures will be made this week
are the sources of the headshots used in Inside ASU and for news
releases from University Communications. The staff of University
Communications urges all faculty and staff to have yearbook pictures
Yearbook pictures for all faculty and staff will be made from 9
a.m-4 p.m. today through Friday, Sept. 12. Pictures will be made
on the first floor of the Student Union; a valid ASU ID must be
presented. For details, contact
Natalie Eskew, coordinator, Student Services, ext. 2055.
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