Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Sept. 10, 2007


* VCAAR candidates on campus today through Wednesday, Sept. 12

* Campus Open Forum with Dr. Dee Hopkins, 3:30 p.m. today, Centennial Hall, Student Union

* Campus Open Forum with Dr. Chrisann
Schiro-Geist, 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, Student Union Auditorium

* Campus Open Forum with Dr. G. Daniel Howard, 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, Student Union Auditorium


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Board of Trustees' agenda covers system, main campus
The Board of Trustees Friday approved resolutions applying to the board itself, the ASU system, and the Jonesboro campus. For the Board itself were resolutions approving a Principles of Board Service Policy, a Standards of Conduct/Conflict of Interest Policy, and Bylaws. For the ASU system, resolutions included approving vision, mission, and goals statements for the ASU System, authorizing the ASU System to issue bonds for the ASU-Searcy, ASU-Newport, and ASU-Mountain Home campuses to permanently finance improvements, and approving the ASU System to implement Arkansas Act 1028, which provides all employees eight hours leave time to participate in children's educational activities. For the ASU-Jonesboro campus, the Board passed resolutions approving a doctoral program in Physical Therapy, the bachelor of arts in Criminology to ASU-Beebe and ASU-Newport via distance learning, and a name change of Delta Heritage Initiatives to Arkansas Heritage Sites. The meeting agenda has more details.

Dr. Hannigan contributes chapter to volume on diversity
Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Environmental Sciences Program, Geochemistry, contributed a chapter to the book, Diversity and the Future of the U.S. Environmental Movement, published by Yale University Press. Her chapter, "Better Science through Diversity: Disciplinary and Cultural Diversity in the Environmental Sciences," discusses the need for cultural diversity, as well as the expected disciplinary diversity, in the field of Environmental Science.

Professor emeritus will moderate panel on integration
The University of Arkansas Libraries is hosting a series of three events detailing successful integration in Arkansas, titled "Before Little Rock: Successful Arkansas School Integration." ASU professor emeritus Dr. C. Calvin Smith will moderate a panel with George W. B. Haley and Christopher C. Mercer, and Dr. Edith Irby Jones, who respectively helped integrate the UA Schools of Law and Medicine in 1948. Dr. Smith's panel meets Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Ball Courtroom of the Leflar Law Center.

Non-Trad Student Community Resource Fair to be held
Non-Traditional Student Services hosts a Community Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 12 -2 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room, Student Union. The fair provides community constituents an opportunity to meet ASU's non-traditional student population and disburse beneficial information. Fair participants include Jonesboro Housing Authority, ASU Residence Life, the ASU Counseling Center, Crowley's Ridge Development Council, Inc., Workforce Training Consortium, ASU Disability Services, Student Support Services, and Beacons and Bridges.

Basic Disaster Life Support Course to be offered
The Regional Center for Disaster Life Support (Department of Nursing) will be sponsoring a Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) training course on Friday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This course is recommended for all faculty, staff, and students, with special emphasis on healthcare professionals. The cost of the course is $90, including books and lunch. Pre-registration is required. For details, contact Deborah Persell or Brenda Goodwin at ext. 3074, or see the NewsRelease describing the BDLS course.

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