Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Oct. 3, 2007


* Senior Preview Day, today

* ASU Theatre presents
"Wait Until Dark,"
 tonight,  7:30 p.m.

* Lecture-Concert Series presents Janis Kearney, Thursday, Oct. 4

* Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Thursday, Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

* Friday, Oct. 5, is deadline for Delta National Small Prints Exhibition


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2007 Homecoming events scheduled for Oct. 8-13
Student leaders at ASU have announced final plans for Homecoming Week 2007. This year's theme will be "Saturday Night Fever," and various events will be held from Monday-Saturday, Oct. 8-13, culminating in the football game between the ASU Indians and Louisiana-Lafayette's Ragin' Cajuns. Preliminary voting for the Homecoming Court will be Thursday. For details and links to alumni events, see the NewsPage release.

President Wyatt appoints General Counsel
Dr. Les Wyatt, president of the Arkansas State University System, is announcing today that he has appointed Lucinda McDaniel to serve as General Counsel, effective Jan. 1.  In this fulltime position, she will provide legal services and advice to all of the campuses in the ASU System, including Jonesboro, Beebe, Mountain Home, Newport, Searcy, Heber Springs and Marked Tree. For the full text of the announcement, see the NewsPage release.

Welcome Walktober; month-long exercise program starts
The Wellness and Health Promotion program is now signing up participants for Walktober, a month-long exercise program for faculty and staff during October. The program's goal challenges participants to increase their amounts of physical activity. All ASU employees who participate will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt. They will be asked to log minutes dedicated to aerobic exercise. The online format aids in customizing a regime to fit individual needs. To sign up, click here. For details, contact Chris Enger at ext 3974.

Dr. Adams receives excellence in teaching award
Dr. Troy Adams, Sociology, recently received the Teaching Excellence Award from Eastern Michigan University during EMU's 17th annual Teaching Excellence Awards presentation. The ceremony was sponsored by the Alumni Association of Eastern Michigan University. The award recognizes faculty who have distinguished themselves in the classroom, and Adams was one of only six to be so honored this year. Adams received his bachelor's degree in criminology from EMU and began teaching at EMU in 1988.

Fowler Center Series presents Vienna Piano Trio
ASU’s Fowler Center Series continues with a performance by the Vienna Piano Trio Monday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. This appearance by the trio is the second concert in the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. Vienna Piano Trio consists of Stefan Mendl, piano, Wolfgang Redik, violin, and Matthias Gredler, cello. Tickets for all Fowler Center Series events may be purchased by calling 870-972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online at On performance evenings, the box office in Fowler Center opens one hour prior to the event. For details, see the NewsPage release.

2007 Farm and Home Safety Expo to be held today
More than 320 fifth grade students from five area schools (Brookland Middle School, Blessed Sacrament, Cross County Intermediate School, Crowley’s Ridge Academy, and Westside Middle School) are expected today for the 2007 Farm and Home Safety Expo at the Craighead County Fairgrounds. According to Dr. Kevin Humphrey, Agriculture Education, more than 25 agri students will serve as volunteers, as will more than 80 Future Farmers of America officers from high school chapters. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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