Rock Classic is Saturday in Little Rock
The ASU Alumni Association plans
to go “Travelin’ with the Tribe” to Little Rock this Saturday, as the
tribe takes on the Indians of the University of Louisiana-Monroe at 6
p.m. in War Memorial Stadium. All ASU faculty and staff are invited as
the ASU Alumni Association will sponsor a tailgate from 4 to 5:30 p.m.,
within walking distance of the stadium. Game tickets may be purchased by
calling 1-888-ASU-FANS (1-888-278-3267). Or, they can be purchased at
the Convocation Center Box Office during normal business hours until 5
p.m., this Friday. (Skybox tickets are $50, chairback tickets are
$17.50, bench seats between the 30-yard lines are $16, and bench seats
from the 30-yard line to the end zone are $14.)
The alumni tailgate will include live music from the
Little Rock band, "The Easy's," and a visit from some of the Dallas
Cowboy Cheerleaders. The cost of the tailgate is $5 per person, and the
Central Arkansas Alumni Chapter will be selling beverages to benefit
their scholarship fund. For more details, contact the ASU Alumni
Association at 870-972-2586, or via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete
list of alumni activities, visit
Mississippi Delta Regional Issues Fall
ASU will co-host the Mississippi Delta Regional Issues Fall Conference
this Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. The conference will focus on innovative solutions,
such as job creation initiatives and successful models for extending
greater health care to the underserved. Other issues to be
addressed include economic development, education, agriculture.
Panelists (including four from ASU) from throughout the region will represent universities,
nonprofit organizations, private business and grassroots community
organizations. The Honorable Rodney Slater initiated the conference
along with President James Cofer of the University of Louisiana-Monroe,
President Les Wyatt of ASU, and the City of Little Rock.
Open meeting to discuss ASU & Cuban universities
President Les Wyatt will hold an
open forum meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss ASU’s institutional
relationships with Cuban universities. The meeting will be held in the
Board Room on the 8th floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library.
Lecture~Concert Series begins next
Three of the eight programs in ASU's 2003-04 Lecture~Concert Series will
occur over the next two weeks. On Monday, Oct. 6, classical
guitarist Dr. Lily Afshar will perform in the Fine Arts Center Recital
Hall. On Thursday, Oct. 9, Boston University Medical School professor
Thomas Perls, M.D., will speak on “Centenarians: A New Paradigm of
Aging,” in the lecture hall of the Convocation Center. On Tuesday, Oct.
14, the Daedalus Quartet will perform in the Fine Arts Center Recital
Hall. All events begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. For more
details about the guests and those helping sponsor the events, see the
Bell Carillon dedication date
Save the date! On Saturday, Nov. 8, make plans to attend the Dean B.
Ellis Library bell carillon dedication. The event will be held at 11
a.m. on the lawn of the library. Details will be announced.
Alumni Association announces
Because the children of ASU
alumni deserve special attention and recognition, the ASU Alumni
Association has developed a new program entitled STAGES -- exclusively
for the children and grandchildren of members. STAGES, for children from
birth to age 15, celebrates each stage in the child’s life as part of
the ASU family. There is not an additional cost to be part of STAGES.
However, the parents or grandparents must maintain active membership in
the ASU Alumni Association and register the child. Special ASU gifts at
each stage (first, fifth, tenth and 15th birthday), will be mailed
directly to the child. For more information about STAGES or to receive a
brochure with registration form, contact the ASU Alumni Association at
972-2586 or via email at
New equipment purchased with ABI
Over the summer, ASU acquired several new analytical instruments that
were purchased with Arkansas Biosciences Institute funds. With a price
tag of around $400,000, the equipment currently resides in LSW, 148,
next door to the current Electron Microscope Facility (EMF). The TESCAN
Vega TS 5136 XM Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), is equipped with an
Oxford Instruments INCA x-sight X-ray Microanalysis Detector. In
addition, a Veeco/Digital Instruments Multimode Scanning Probe
Microscope was purchased. Both instruments are equipped to handle high
resolution imaging of biological samples. The equipment will support ABI
research projects as well as research activities across several colleges
on campus, according to Dr. Stan Trauth, director of the EMF. The SEM is
equipped for remote access via the Internet.
Chapter Award to Chemical Society
The Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society was awarded a
Commendable Chapter Award for the 2002-03 academic year from the
national office of the American Chemical Society. This year, 29
outstanding, 52 commendable and 77 honorable mention awards were given
out among the more than 900 ACS chapters. The faculty advisor is Dr.
Mark Draganjac, chemistry, and the president was Jeremy Lamb of Manila.
This is the chapter's eighth straight national award and 11th overall.
High School Leadership Conference
In conjunction with ASU’s new
focus toward leadership programs, the Division of Student Affairs will
host The Mid-South High School Leadership Conference Tuesday, Oct. 14.
SWING into Leadership 2003 is open to high school students from
Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee who want to develop effective
leadership skills. Various topics will be explored including: group
dynamics, publicity ideas, how to plan a program, homecoming ideas,
community service projects, parliamentary procedure, how to run an
effective meeting, easy web page design, appreciating diversity,
elections and school spirit. Last year, more than 150 students
participated in the event. Faculty and staff may encourage qualified
students to get more information by contacting
Pete Green Jr., director of
leadership programs, at 972-3133 or visit
Registration deadline is Oct. 3, and the cost is $5, which includes
lunch and a t-shirt.
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