Many thanks to faculty and
staff for assistance
Friday, an urgent message for assistance was distributed across campus asking
for volunteers to help at local shelters and at the Jelks Center with
evacuees here from the Gulf Coast. Many thanks to all who volunteered! The
United Way telephoned ASU asking for help and the response was overwhelming with
more than 200 individuals calling after the message was distributed. If you were
one of those who volunteered, give yourself a pat on the back. Thank you for
helping and for representing ASU so well.
Constitution Day celebration on Sept. 19
ASU will hold
a morning-long "Celebration in Learning" in honor of the U.S. Constitution on
Monday, Sept. 19, with ASU students, faculty, and staff, as well as selected
high school students attending. U.S. District Court Judge Leon Holmes, an ASU
alumnus, will speak beginning at 9 a.m. in the Auditorium. Judge Holmes’ talk
will be followed by two roundtables at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. addressing the
process of selecting and confirming Supreme Court justices and the freedom of
expression guaranteed by the First Amendment. Participants may also attend a
series of focus groups. The event is under the direction of the
College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more, see the
KASU to host blues
concert for hurricane relief
KASU will host a Blue Monday concert to benefit those affected by
Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Oct. 3, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Forum,
downtown Jonesboro. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Artists performing for the benefit will
be Vikki McGee, Amy LaVere and the Tramps, and Reba Russell. Tickets are
$10 and can be purchased at The Forum box office or by calling 870-935-2726. In
addition to KASU, other sponsors are American State Bank, Back Beat Music,
Posey Peddler and the Foundation of Arts. For details, see the
from Gulf Coast region
In case you were wondering, Admissions reports that 21 students have enrolled in ASU as a result of
being displaced from Hurricane Katrina. Many individuals from across the campus
have been scrambling to assist these students and to make them feel welcome. Thank
receive NIH funding
Federal funding for biomedical research
in Arkansas was announced Wednesday, and ASU is a participating institution.
Drs. Roger Buchanan, Dr. Malathi Srivatsan and Dr. Anne Grippo will receive
funding for their work. Click here for more
details and a copy of the news release.
Noted author E. Lynn Harris to speak Sept. 27
2005-06 Lecture~Concert Series will present noted author E. Lynn Harris
Tuesday, Sept. 27. Harris’ topic will be Writing and Achieving Your Dreams
and will be at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. All
programs are free
and open to the public. Harris is the author
five bestselling novels: “Invisible Life,” “Just As I Am,” and New York Times
bestsellers “And This Too Shall Pass,” “If This World Were Mine,” and “Abide
With Me,” an NAACP Image Award finalist. Currently, there are more than three
million copies of Harris’ novels in print. His writings have appeared in
American Visions, Essence, Sports Illustrated, the Atlanta Journal Constitution,
New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Sunday Magazine, Savoy, and The
Advocate. In 2000, Harris was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
This presentation is jointly sponsored with the Office of
Diversity and the Division of Student Affairs.
For more, click here.
ASU Mascot? Should it
“Should ASU Be
Represented by the Native
American Mascot?” is the question that will be
addressed by the Debate Team on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
The debate, sponsored by The Honors College Association, will feature two debate
team members representing each viewpoint. Chris Harper, ASU debate team coach,
will serve as the moderator for the event. The debate is free and open to the
College of Agriculture
to host leadership event
The 14th annual Student Leadership
Conference, presented by the College of Agriculture, will be Saturday at the
Convocation Center. Click here for details on
the presenter and luncheon speaker.
SAB to host Behind the Swoosh
Activities Board will
present Behind The Swoosh: Sweatshops & Social Justice on Thursday, Sept.
22, at 7 p.m. in Riceland Hall. Behind the Swoosh is a
two-hour, interactive, multi-media presentation that includes slide shows,
role-playing, powerful video footage, and a question-and-answer period with Jim
Keady & Leslie Kretzu. The presentation
details the month Kretzu and Keady spent in an Indonesian factory workers’ slum
living on $1.25 a day, a typical wage paid to Nike’s subcontracted workers.
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