Sept. 22, 2003


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Center to assist students with 'college business'
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has organized a new Call Center, designed to bolster enrollment by providing a more service-oriented approach to help students and parents who can't always make a trip to campus to take care of business.  The long-range goal is to answer questions concerning admission to the university, financial aid and scholarships, and payment arrangements. The Call Center will also attempt to answer questions unrelated to scholarships or financial aid with a goal not to unnecessarily transfer the student or parent to various offices on campus. The Call Center is also designed to assist current students with information on many topics such as dates for student loan disbursements, application deadlines for privately-funded scholarships, and work-study eligibility questions.

Diversityinc.com available to all @astate.edu
The ASU Office of Diversity is pleased to announce a university-wide subscription to Diversityinc.com, a leading diversity online publication.  All faculty and staff may take advantage of this subscription via the following steps:
1.       Go to http://www.diversityinc.com/signup.
2.       Using the pull-down menu, select "Arkansas State University" as the
          corporate plan. 
3.       Fill out the form, and hit "Submit Membership Application."
Upon submitting the form, confirmation of your chosen username and an automatically generated password will be e-mailed to you as a new subscriber. You will then be able to access all of DiversityInc.com's premium content. Anyone utilizing an @astate.edu domain name will have access to this service.


Environmental defender RFK Jr. to speak at ASU

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center. Kennedy, an attorney and university instructor, is a resolute defender of the environment. His speech on the environment will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience, and a brief book signing and autograph session. Free tickets to the speech will be distributed in the Indian Lounge of the Reng Center as follows: students with ID, Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon to 2 p.m.; faculty or staff with ID, (if available) Wednesday, Oct. 29, noon to 1 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 30, noon to 1 p.m. Tickets will be distributed one per person, as available.  (Any students who miss the distribution on Tuesday must wait until Thursday.) The lecture is sponsored by the Student Activities Board and the Union Advisory Board.  For more information, call the Office of Student Involvement at 972-2055.

Sandwiches to your office
Sodexho sandwich and salad delivery has arrived at ASU. Sodexho campus dining announces a new service for faculty and staff on the ASU campus: a lunchtime salad and sandwich delivery to your office!  Great Gadzooks! is now available by calling 972-2059. (Before noon, please.)

Significant increase at ASUs Paragould site
The Paragould site of ASU is celebrating a great year with an enrollment of 496 this fall, up from 353 last year. With 143 more students in the headcount, there is a significant increase. Although the count is unofficial, it is based on the unduplicated headcount taken on the 11th day of classes, according to guidelines of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. ASU will host a reception on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 6 p.m. at the Paragould site, 2411 W. Kingshighway, to celebrate the success.

Maynard Ferguson jazz at Fowler Center Saturday
Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band will perform at the Fowler Center on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Fergusons jazz band performance is the first of eight concerts that are scheduled for the Fowler Center s 2003-04 concert season. Individual tickets are $20 and $25 for adults; $14 and $18 for seniors, ASU staff, and students; and $6 and $9 for ASU students.  For more information or to order tickets, persons may call 870-972-2781 or visit http://tickets.astate.edu.

Career opportunities for students
Remind students who are nearing the job market about a terrific opportunity on Wednesday, Oct. 1.  ASU Career Services will sponsor the annual "All Majors Job Fair and Graduate School Expo" from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  In addition to the main fair, they will also host two specialized fairs: 1)  for organizations recruiting from education, and 2) from nursing and healthcare.

Protect your computer against virus attacks
As Information and Technology Services has stated, it is very important to maintain current virus protection software on computers.  If you missed the e-mail, ITS provides a page for the latest virus information and assistance at http://computing.astate.edu/virus/index.php.

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