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Sept. 24, 2008

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Staff Senate to hold town hall meeting today at 2 p.m.
ASU's Staff Senate will hold a town hall meeting today from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Panel members will include ASU chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts, Dr. Glen Jones, Academic Affairs and Research, sitting in for Dr. Dan Howard, Academic Affairs and Research, Ed Kremers, Finance, Dr. Rick Stripling, Student Affairs, Dr. J. W. Mason, Administration, and Cristian Murdock, University Advancement. The panel will address questions that were submitted anonymously by various staff members. Although this is a staff initiative, faculty are also invited to attend.

Wind Ensemble begins 2008-09 season Tuesday, Sept. 30
The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble will give its first concert of the 2008-09 season on Tuesday, September 30, in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.  The Wind Ensemble is a group of woodwind, brasswind, and percussion musicians who are among the finest instrumentalists at ASU.  The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and ercussion studies within the Department of Music. Dr. Oliver will lead the musicians of the ASU Wind Ensemble in “How ‘Suite’ It Is.” Each of the four works selected for this program are suites consisting of multiple movements, representing a wide variety of styles and countries, including the United States, England, and France. Each of these works is also considered a standard in the wind ensemble repertoire. For details, contact the music department at ext. 2094 or see the NewsPage release.

'Science Flicks' presents 'Deep Impact' Tuesday, Sept. 30
"Deep Impact," a movie dealing with the consequences of collision of earth and a comet, is the next in the "Science Flicks" film series, presented by the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University. The film will be shown Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. Admission is free, and ASU faculty, staff, students, and the general public are welcome. Click here for a full schedule of movies. Following the film's screening, Dr. Tillman Kennon, Science Education, will discuss the validity of the movie from a scientific viewpoint. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Walktober challenges participants to exercise for a month
The Department of Wellness and Health Promotion announces the launch of Walktober, a month-long exercise initiative that will be held in October. The program challenges ASU faculty, staff, and spouses to log time dedicated to aerobic exercise. Although the program is based on walking, any aerobic activity counts. In addition to tracking walking/exercise progress on a calendar log form, participants can also set challenging goals, try delicious recipes, map walking routes, and read motivating articles at the Walktober website. Random prize drawings will be held for active participants during the program and all successful participants will receive a long-sleeved Walktober t-shirt. The criteria for success is completing at least 20 days that include aerobic activity during the month of October. Improving aerobic activity levels has multiple health benefits, including better weight control, improved sleep, more energy, and lower risk for many chronic conditions. To sign up, visit the Walktober website. For details, contact Chris Enger, Wellness and Health Promotion, at ext. 3974.

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