Board of Trustees approves
The ASU Board of Trustees
approved a long list of resolutions Tuesday, including approval of
new role and scope statements for the various campuses, an
out-of-state tuition waiver policy for students who meet certain
academic qualifications, additions and changes in academic programs
at three campuses, and naming spaces at three campuses, including
the North Park Quads at ASU-Jonesboro. The Board also was
updated by President Wyatt on the progress of the chancellor search
and selection process, although no action was taken. Several
academic and non-academic appointments were approved for the various
NextStep will improve preparation for college
also updated the Board of Trustees on two recent and related
developments concerning high school students' preparation for
college-level work. In his September
First Friday report to the campus, Dr. Wyatt referred to "NextStep
for Arkansas' Future," a program being developed by the state
Department of Education, and the release of
"Measuring Up 2006," a biennial report on higher education from The
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. While
the report indicated progress in several areas, it noted Arkansas'
minimal progress in student preparation for college-level work.
Dr. Wyatt said
details about NextStep for Arkansas' Future are now available for
educators, parents, and others through the
NextStep web site.
ASU faculty members have worked hard to assist
and encourage these students, Dr. Wyatt said in
Those involved in the educational process need to become familiar
with Next Step, then contribute to the dialog that will result
between the public education constituents and higher education.
He told the Board that the goal will be to address ways in which
student preparation for college can be significantly improved.
Honor top ASU students through Who's Who
Who are your outstanding
students who should be recognized for their achievements? Please
they are aware of the Who's Who Among Students In American
Universities and Colleges program at ASU. Applications are
available at http://whoswho.astate.edu.
Junior, senior and graduate students with certain grade point and
course load requirements are eligible. The application deadline is
next Wednesday, Oct. 4. Contact the Student Affairs Office at 972-2048
or 972-3355 for more information.
Torchbearers are playing for a
campaign kicks off this week, and all faculty and staff should
receive a 7 of hearts playing card with a request to join
Torchbearers, our faculty and staff giving club. Will you ante up
and play, or pass and miss the game? For several years, about half
of the faculty and staff have become Torchbearers by making a gift
to the ASU Foundation. This is a great hand, but we’re looking for a
full house this year. As a Torchbearer, you may choose the
designation (such as a particular scholarship, your department’s
fund, Santa’s Tribe, Staff Senate educational stipends) and 100% of
your gift will be placed in that fund. Donations are tax-deductible,
and amounts of $50 or more will qualify the donor for Torchbearer
membership. Direct questions to Elaine Poynter, ext.
2718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art historians to
combine technology with the past
Dr. Arne Flaten, Coastal Carolina
University, will give a presentation entitled “Archaeology and
Technology: Virtual Models and Reconstructions of Ancient Monuments”
in which he will discuss Ashes2Art, a start-up program at Coastal
Carolina University. The free lecture will be held at Jazzman’s Café
Thursday at 7 p.m. Ashes2Art combines cutting edge digital
technologies, art history, graphic and web design, and digital
photography to recreate monuments of the ancient past. Dr. Flaten
will also discuss the ASU's collaboration with Coastal Carolina
under the direction of Dr. Alyson Gill, Art History. Dr.
Flaten’s visit is co-sponsored by the
Art Department, the CLT, and Information Technology Services.
Museum chronicles Southern Tenant Farmers
The grand opening of the
Southern Tenant Farmers Union Museum in Tyronza
will be Friday, Oct. 6, followed by a public reception and tours on
Saturday, Oct. 7. Click on
NewsPage and follow the links to read details
that have been posted since last week concerning the union's
significance and its members' activities.
Through the Delta Heritage program, ASU has restored the union's first home and established a museum
to chronicle the union's history and impact on the farm labor
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