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98th Year

Sept. 28, 2007


* ASU Theatre presents
"Wait Until Dark,"
opening Friday,
Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

* Lecture-Concert Series presents Janis Kearney, Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* Chamber Choir and Concert Singers, Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center


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Gov. Beebe releases funds for EPSCoR projects
Research Gov. Beebe makes announcement, backed by representatives of the three research universitiesprojects at ASU-Jonesboro, along with UA-Fayetteville and UALR, received another boost Wednesday, as Gov. Mike Beebe announced that he is releasing $1.5 million in Accelerate Arkansas funds to provide additional funding for research projects at the three universities. Earlier, $9 million in funding from the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR program had been announced by the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority. An additional $3 million is anticipated in the future because of the economic development potential. Dr. Carole Cramer, ABI, is one of the project principal investigators. See details on the ASTA site.

Board of Trustees approves programs for ADTEC
During a meeting by telephone conference call Thursday, the ASU Board of Trustees approved offering two existing programs, the BSE in middle level education and the BS in business administration, to member campuses of the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC). The board also approved a medication assistant certificate program at ASU-Newport. Offering these programs is subject to approval by state boards. ADTEC institutions are ASU-Newport, Mid-South Community College, Arkansas Northeastern College, East Arkansas Community College, and Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Janis Kearney, Thursday
Author and presidential diarist Janis Kearney will speak in the second event of the 2007-2008 Lecture-Concert Series Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union Auditorium. Kearny will present a lecture, “A Paper Trail…Creating a Presidential Legacy.” Kearney, the author of two books, is spending the 2007-2008 academic year on the ASU campus. For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

Retired faculty group to meet
One of the benefits of retiring from the faculty at ASU is membership in the ASU Retired Faculty Association, a loosely knit group of comrades who enjoy meeting and dining together at least once a year. Customarily, the retired faculty's annual reception takes place on the last Thursday in September. This year, the group will enjoy an evening meal at the Pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 2, courtesy of the Office of University Advancement. The change is due to the rescheduling of the ASU-Memphis football game.

Human Resources Benefits Fair to be held Oct. 24
Mark your calendars to "plan for paradise" at the Human Resources Benefits Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 24. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Centennial Hall on the third floor of the Student Union. Representatives from the university's benefits providers (for health care, dental care, vision care, and retirement) will be present. Door prizes will be awarded.

Summer Graduation list released
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro awarded 364 diplomas on Friday, Aug. 3, during the Summer Commencement Ceremonies in the Convocation Center, according to data recently released by the Office of the Registrar. Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor at ASU-Jonesboro, presented the various diplomas. Included in the total were two doctoral, 10 specialistís, 103 master's, 234 bachelor's and 15 associate's degrees. The class included 322 graduates from Arkansas, 14 graduates from Missouri, 22 from other states, and six from other countries. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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