Sept. 20, 2004

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90th Anniversary Library Celebration next Monday
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, Economics, 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
Rep. Paul Bookout and his father, Senator Jerry Bookout with ASU Trustee Mrs. Florene T. Milligan
This 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. 

Strategic Enrollment Management Presentation
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.

Biosciences Institute Open House
Last Saturday, 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
The Torchbearers Campaign continues ... For more information, here's a link to the Torchbearers FAQ (frequently asked questions). To see a photo of the Torchbearers T-shirt go here 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 the 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 seminar brochure is posted on the College of Business web site in PDF format.

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