U.S. foreign policy Town Hall meeting
The Auditorium of the Convocation Center at 4:30
p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, will be the scene of a Town Hall meeting on current U.S.
Foreign Policy including discussions about Iraq. ASU students and professionals
will discuss world issues on a program that will be aired on AETN and televised
statewide on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with
the ASU Model UN Conference which is held on Friday and Saturday.
Educational stipend available from Staff Senate
The Staff Senate has approved funding for
five $200 stipends. Applicants must be current ASU staff members or dependents
of current ASU staff members who will be enrolled in ASU-Jonesboro classes for
Spring 2005. Applications may be found at
http://staffsenate.astate.edu/Application.doc Applications will be accepted
through Nov. 1 and the announcement of the winners will be made on Dec. 1.
Chamber Soloists to perform Thursday
Salzburg Chamber Soloists will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in
Riceland Hall. The
Salzburg Chamber Soloists perform orchestral chamber music with the freedom of
soloists. They have performed in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin,
Finland, Canada, and across South America. Individual tickets to the Salzburg
Chamber Soloists performance are $25 and $20 for adults, $18 and $14 for
staff and senior citizens; and $9 and $6 for ASU students. Call 972-2781 for more ticket
information. For more, see the NewsPage.
Torchbearers update - reception and prizes!
Torchbearer membership now stands at 344!
Torchbearers are faculty and staff members who support ASU academics through
their annual gift to the ASU Foundation. If you wish to join but have not done
so yet, or have questions, contact Elaine Poynter at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a pledge form.
Plans are being finalized for a reception in November. This is always a great
time of food, fellowship and prizes -- gift certificates and meals and
getaways! For a list, go to the prizes.
Agriculture to host Safety Expo
The ASU College of Agriculture will present a Farm and Home Safety Expo to area 5th graders on Wednesday, Oct.
6, at the Craighead County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. Approximately 300 students will learn about safety when dealing with fire,
electricity, combines, guns, grain bins, ATV's and animals while
also learning about First Aid and what to do when faced with an emergency.
For more, see safety
tips or go to Expo.
presents ASU Wind Ensemble
The ASU Wind Ensemble will perform at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Under the
direction of Ed Alexander, assistant
professor of music, the group will perform Early
Carolyn Bremer, Council Oak by David Gillingham, Sunrise at Angel’s
Gate by Phillip Sparke, Exultate by
Samuel Hazo, and Canzon, Fugato, &
Hymn by Mark Camphouse. The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information about the performance, go to Ensemble.
Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to open Friday
The ASU Department of Theatre will
present One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at
7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 8 and 9, and Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 13, in the Fowler Center.
This comedy-drama portrays a power struggle between a rogue patient and
the orderly head nurse in a mental institution in the 1960s with a cast of characters who suffer from emotional distress.
contains adult language and subject matter.) Tickets
may be purchased (for reserved seating, in advance) at the ASU
Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1. Ticket prices are $9 at the door
and $7 in advance. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For more
details, go to Cuckoo's Nest.
Delta Symphony to open 30th Season
The Delta Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Neale
Bartee, will open its 30th anniversary season with its annual Music for a
Lifetime Family Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. This popular concert is
designed to promote a multigenerational interest in orchestra music. Tickets are
$12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $6 for students. They may be
purchased by calling 972-ASU1 or online at
First Friday report will come out this week
First Friday report for October will be distributed this coming Friday, Oct. 8.
Dr. Wyatt plans to focus on the recent campus dialogue concerning strategic
enrollment management. Because he has a meeting scheduled this week with
consultant Dr. Jim Black, he decided to postpone the report so that he can
include his latest information.
Seminar on growing edible vaccine is
Dr. Michael E. Horn
of ProdiGene Corp. will present a seminar entitled “The Molecular Farming of an
Edible Vaccine” on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in Room 107 of the ASU
Biosciences Institute. This seminar will cover his research on the development
of transgenic plants for the production of edible vaccines that target the HIV
virus, which causes AIDS.
Upcoming change will help manage
While an e-mail message is still the
quickest and cheapest way to distribute information to the entire campus
community, it is rarely relevant to every recipient. Information and
Technology Services is developing a new system through which campus "blasts"
will be distributed in a digest format. The advantage will be that
everyone will still have access to timely information, but users will receive
fewer e-mails. Implementation is anticipated later this month.
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