Sept. 29, 2005

Upcoming events:

*  Monday, Oct. 3:
95th Anniversary
of this institution's first day of classes

Blue Monday, concert @ 6:30 p.m., Oct. 3, The Forum, downtown Jonesboro

* Art exhibit opening featuring Chris Valle and his work, Monday,
5 p.m., Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

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Staff Senate to give 10 $200 stipends
ASU staff members: do you take classes or do you have a dependent who does? ASU-Jonesboro staff eligible for the staff tuition discount, and their dependents, will soon have the opportunity to apply for the Staff Senate Educational Stipends. This year, thanks to the great response to the picnic’s silent auction and bake sale, the Staff Senate is able to provide up to 10 stipends for the spring. Informational flyers and applications will be distributed by campus mail in early October. Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 1.   

We’ll Leave the Light On Torchbearer update
The prizes are rolling in and only Torchbearers’ names will be in the drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Make sure to fill out the pledge card in the Torchbearer brochure so you can win one of the prizes! Barton’s of Jonesboro has donated a $50 gift certificate. Couch’s Barbecue has given two dinners and drinks, and Sara Howell Gallery has given an $85 glass bowl. More prizes will be publicized each week in this space, so be watching! In the meantime, contact Elaine Poynter at 972-2718 or via email at for a new brochure.

Diversity Workshops, desiring to grow
The Office of Diversity continues to offer on-demand workshops for all campus units desiring to grow in their knowledge and application of diversity. To learn more about the workshops or to become a trained diversity facilitator, please e-mail Dr. Glen Jones or Marilyn Brewer in the Diversity Office. 

'Laptop Concert' features Morton SMorton Subotnickubotnick: Oct. 7
A pioneer in the development of electronic music, Morton Subotnick will perform a “laptop concert” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Drama Theatre of Fowler Center. Subotnick is an acknowledged pioneer in the field of electronic music and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems. This performance is a joint presentation with the Department of Music and the SGA. The next Lecture~Concert event will be David Corn, long-time Washington editor of The Nation, who will speak on “What’s the State of the American News Media?” Thursday, Oct. 27. For more details, see the news release. To nominate a speaker or presenter for a future Lecture~Concert Series event, please contact one of the committee members listed on The Honors College web site.

Jim Pickens appointed to Richard Bell's term
Governor Mike Huckabee has appointed Jim Pickens of Little Rock to serve the remainder of Richard Bell’s term on the Board of Trustees. "We are delighted to welcome Mr. Pickens back to service on our Board of Trustees. He is a dedicated public servant in many areas of activity. He has demonstrated loyalty and affection for ASU,” said Dr. Les Wyatt, president. The term concludes in January of 2007. Pickens previously served from 1998 until 2001, when he became director of the Arkansas Department of Economic Development.

KASU to host blues concert for hurricane relief
KASU will host a Blue Monday concert to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Oct. 3, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Forum, downtown Jonesboro. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Artists performing for the benefit will be Vikki McGee, Amy LaVere and the Tramps, and Reba Russell. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at The Forum box office or by calling 870-935-2726. In addition to KASU, other sponsors are American State Bank, Back Beat Music, Posey Peddler and the Foundation of Arts. For details, see the NewsPage.

Farm & Home Safety Expo set for Oct. 5
The College of Agriculture is hosting the 2005 Farm and Home Safety Expo Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the county fairgrounds. Fifth graders from the area are invited to participate in the expo to learn about safety education in such areas as ATV, chemical, electrical, farm equipment, fire, and sun safety. according to Dr. Kevin Humphrey, Director of Agriculture Education. Each year hundreds of children across the nation are injured in home and farm accidents. Safety education is the only way to reduce accident-related injuries and fatalities. For more, see the NewsPage.

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