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100th Year

Sept. 9, 2010

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Dr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie and H. Steve Leslie will sign their  children’s book, "ABC’s of Surviving School Violence," tonight at  Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m.


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ASU announces all-time record enrollment for fall 2010
ASU announced yesterday an all-time record enrollment of 13,438 students for the Jonesboro campus, the highest recorded enrollment in the school’s history. It represents an increase of 1,282 students (10.5%) compared to fall 2009 enrollment numbers. The new fall semester record enrollment represents significant increases in the university’s enrollment in graduate programs and both undergraduate and graduate international students. The final enrollment for the fall semester will be reported to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education in mid-October. The most recent enrollment record was the spring 2010 enrollment of 12,396. The fall 2010 headcount is an increase of 1,042 students (8.4%) over the spring 2010 headcount. Graduate level enrollment stands at 3,371, up 1,239 students, for an increase of 58.1% when compared to fall 2009. Graduate student enrollment includes 2,901 students enrolled in master’s degree programs, 122 enrolled in specialist degree programs, and 206 enrolled in doctoral degree programs. Total current international undergraduate and graduate headcount stands at 574, up 155 students, for a 37% increase. ASU serves an additional 395 students enrolled in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, thus bringing the total of international students currently registered for spring to 969, an increase of 327 students (or 50.9%) from fall 2009. The total undergraduate headcount was 10,067, compared to 10,024 for fall 2009. Undergraduate student enrollment includes 544 students enrolled in associate degree programs and 7,993 enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 10 in Mountain Home
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in McMullin Lecture Hall of Dryer Hall on the ASU-Mountain Home campus, 1600 South College St. The tentative agenda and proposed resolutions have been posted on the ASU System website ( For those who are unable to travel to Mountain Home, the meeting can also be heard via conference call in the ASU Chancellor’s Conference Room in the Administration Building on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.

Dr. Frey reappointed to Arkansas District Export Council
Dr. Len Frey, dean, College of Business, was recently reappointed to the Arkansas District Export Council. Dr. Frey was initially appointed in 2005, serving Dr. Len Freya four-year term, and has been reappointed for an additional four-year term. On August 17, Dr. Frey was presented with a certificate of reappointment by Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Senator Mark Pryor, and Representative Vic Snyder. The presentation was made during the Arkansas Exporters Roundtable Luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Library. For details, see the NewsPage release. For more information on the Arkansas District Export Council, contact Patricia Gonzalez, Arkansas District Export Council and director, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Arkansas, at (501) 324-5794. For details, and a photo of Dr. Frey with Rep. Snyder, Senator Pryor, and Under Secretary Sanchez, see the NewsPage release.

HiStory Time at ASU Museum Sept. 11
The ASU Museum presents HiStory Time on Saturday, Sept. 11,at 10:30 a.m. Regional history will be explored through reading a different history-based children’s story each month, and by viewing and discussing various objects on exhibition.  Every session includes a hands-on activity--songs, games, or crafts--that varies according to the story. Children ages 2-8 are invited, and adults are asked to remain for the session. Older siblings are welcome to join HiStory Time or enjoy the many exhibitions, including a hands-on origami station. For details, visit the ASU Museum online, or call the museum at ext. 2074. HiStory Time is free, and the public is welcome.

Reba Russell Band at KASU's Bluesday Tuesday Sept. 14
The award-winning Reba Russell Band will bring its brand of blues, rhythm and blues, and Memphis-style rock’n’roll to KASU’s next Bluesday Tuesday concert, Tuesday, Memphis blues diva Reba Russell will perform with her band at KASU's Bluesday Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., at the Newport Country Club.Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, Newport. The free concert is the band’s first appearance at the Newport Country Club, although regional audiences have long been familiar with Reba Russell. Russell possesses one of the most  powerful, mature and emotion-laden voices in the blues. On the Memphis scene for more than 25 years, Russell has won three Premiere Vocalist Awards from the Memphis Chapter of the National Recording Arts and Sciences and has released eight independent CDs in the past ten years.  Among her favorite recordings are those for B.B. King, Lucero, Earl Thomas, Johnny Rawls, Jim Dickinson, Jimmy Thackery, and Tracy Nelson, along with U2’s” Rattle and Hum.” KASU blues events in Newport are held on the second Tuesday night of each month at the Newport Country Club, sponsored by C and C Distributors and ASU-Newport. KASU will pass the hat to pay the band. KASU, the public radio service of Arkansas State University, broadcasts at 91.9 FM and streams live. The NPR station offers in-depth news and discussion programs along with jazz and classical music on weekdays, and emphasizes blues, vintage rock’n’roll, rhythm and blues, folk,s and bluegrass music on the weekends. For more information about KASU’s Bluesday Tuesday concerts, contact KASU station manager Mike Doyle at ext. 3486. For details about this concert, see the NewsPage release.

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