90th Anniversary Library Celebration
The Dean B. Ellis Library staff is busy getting ready for
a special event. Monday, Sept. 27, the library will
celebrate the 90th anniversary of its status as a Federal Depository
Library. Special guests will include the federal
Superintendent of Documents and U.S. Rep. Marion Berry. The
program will begin at 10 a.m. on the library's third floor.
Arkansas has only 14 Federal Depository Libraries, but ASU's is the
only one in the First Congressional District. See
more details on the library web site.
Faculty and staff
updates & achievements
Dr. Larry Dale,
Sue Marlay, International Services, Dr. Deb Ingram,
Mathematics and Statistics, and Dr. Jack Zibluk,
Journalism, all have recent accomplishments
and achievements listed in this week's Campus News. For all the
latest, go to Campus News.
Board of Trustees meeting update
past Friday the Board of Trustees met, kicking off a weekend of
celebration for ASU's first home football game against the Tigers of
the University of Memphis, the Grand Opening of the Arkansas State
University Biosciences Institute and the Wilson Advising Center,
along with Family Day and Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day. At the
meeting, the board approved naming the
Tim and Terri Langford Sports
Medicine Center and the Bookout Plaza. For more information on
either one of the families and their generous contributions to ASU,
just click on their name.
Increased enrollment, higher net revenue, enhanced academic profile,
expanded student diversity, managed institutional capacity, improved
student satisfaction, increased student retention, and heightened
alumni loyalty are among the many outcomes associated with a
strategic approach to enrollment management. Dr. Jim Black, one of
the leading professionals in the field and the author of four books
on enrollment management, will share his best practices and the
fundamental tenets of student recruitment, university and academic
program marketing, student services and retention. The presentation
will include specific feedback on ASU's existing practices.
Dr. Black's presentation will be Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
at the Convocation Center Auditorium. All ASU students, and faculty
and staff are invited.
Institute Open House
hundreds of people from ASU, the community and throughout Arkansas
celebrated the opening of the Arkansas State University Biosciences Institute in
grand style. Shown at right is a photo of the crowd just before the
tours began. In addition to President Les Wyatt, speakers included Arkansas
Attorney General and ASU alumnus Mike Beebe; Dr. Harry Ward,
chancellor emeritus of the University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences; Dr. Carole L. Cramer, executive director of the ASU
Biosciences Institute; and Mike Medlock of Jonesboro, chair of the
ASU Board of Trustees.
Torchbearers Campaign continues
Campaign continues ... For more information, here's a link to the
FAQ (frequently asked questions). To see a photo of the
or just go ahead and fill out the
online pledge form.
Delta Blues XI: Call for papers issued
The theme for Delta Blues Symposium XI
is "Imagining the Delta." Presentations for the April 7-9
annual conference are encouraged and invited from scholars and
students of the humanities and social sciences. See details on
Symposium web site.
Assoc. Vice Chancellor for
Research & Tech Transfer
Among the appointments
approved at Friday's Board of Trustees meeting was that of Dr.
Elizabeth Hood to serve as associate vice chancellor for research
and technology transfer. Dr. Hood spent the past year as
program director in molecular and cellular biosciences for the
National Science Foundation. Her other professional experience
includes work in several capacities for a biotechnology company in
College Station, Texas, and serving on the biology faculty at Utah
State University. The Research and Technology Transfer office
is re-locating to the main floor of the ASU Biosciences Institute,
and the telephone is 910-8288.
Ethics and Corporate Governance seminar
The ASU College of Business will present
a seminar in "Ethics and Corporate Governance" on Friday, Oct. 1, at
the Convocation Center. The seminar offers continuing
education credits for accountants, attorneys and bank directors.
Speakers will include the director of Xavier University's Center for
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility; the Chairholder for
Business Ethics at Seattle University; and a financial consultant
who will discuss the impact of court decisions on corporations and
directors. The fee is $25, which includes lunch and materials;
however, students may attend for $5. For details about the speakers,
program and sponsors, the
brochure is posted on the College of Business web site in PDF
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