Dr. Karen Yanowitz’ research, Dr.
Eric M. Cave’s publication, Dr. Jon Russ and his
research grant, and other recent achievements and presentations by Dr. Robert Engelken, Dr. Tyra Turner
Whittaker and Dr. Simon Whittaker, Dr. Brad Edgar, Dr.
Jerry Farris, Dr. Patrick Stewart and Dr. Andrew Knight in Campus
Board of Trustees meeting
The ASU Board of Trustees meeting was held Saturday in the
Dean B. Library. Among several resolutions was the approval of the cost
of living salary increases for classified employees and
meritorious salary increases for faculty and non-classified
All ASU campuses will implement a salary program including raises for
employees, both classified and non-classified, who were in regular
salaried positions as of June 30. The Sept. 30 payroll will include
both the retroactive and the Sept. 30 pay increases.
other business, the board approved eliminating the drop fee charge to
students, and waiving out-of-state tuition for those counties which
border Arkansas. (Residents of several counties already qualify for
in-state tuition under the 75-mile radius policy.)
Dr. Wyatt also gave a report on the agreement reached between ASU and
the Agrarian University of Havana, Cuba. The two universities have
agreed to further discussion regarding the collaborative exchange of
teaching and research.
Enrollment, up by 142 students at ASU-Jonesboro
The enrollment figure is announced as
10,577 students for this fall, under the enrollment guidelines
established by the Department of Higher Education (DHE). (This an unduplicated headcount for all
instructional sites associated with the Jonesboro campus.) An increase of 142
students over last year, the student headcount was 10,435 last year.
The enrollment figure is preliminary, and is a “snapshot”
of enrollment taken on the 11th day of classes, known as the
state-defined census date. See NewsPage
enrollment numbers are: ASU-Beebe, 3,632 (with 425 at Heber Springs, 318
at Searcy, and 382 at the Little Rock Air Force Base); ASU-Mountain
Home, 1,348; ASU-Newport, 1,101; and ASU-Marked Tree, 334.
preliminary enrollment number for the entire ASU system is 16,992 (not an unduplicated headcount).
anyone who may have missed the e-mail late Friday, your invitation to
participate in the strategic planning process at ASU has been issued.
Dr. David Cox, who is chairing the Strategic Planning Council,
sent a memo outlining the strategic planning process and the task
forces to be formed. Everyone
is invited to get involved by responding to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can click
here to access the memo on the ASU website.
A permanent web site for the strategic planning process will be
set up soon.
F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at ASU on Nov. 5
environmental activist and speaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The
lecture will be held at 8 p.m. in Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center. Kennedy, an attorney and university
instructor, is a resolute defender of the environment through numerous successful legal actions.
He has prosecuted governments and companies for polluting the Hudson
River and Long Island Sound. Details about ticket distribution will be
The Arkansas Biosciences Institute has determined the
criteria for the 2004 grant proposals. The criteria is posted on the ABI
website at http://abi.astate.edu
under the “Request for Proposals” heading. The deadline to
submit the completed proposal is Oct. 3. Awards will be announced Nov.
Women’s Club Fall Coffee
The Faculty Women’s Club Fall Coffee will be
Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10
a.m. at the West Washington Guest House, 534 W. Washington. All members
and newcomers are invited.
impact aerobics classes available
Schales, ASU West Area Coordinator, will offer free
low-impact aerobics to all faculty, staff and students on Mondays and
Wednesdays from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. in the dance studio of the HPESS
building (third floor). For more information, contact Cassie at
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