Oct. 4, 2006

* Board of Trustees meeting, 1 p.m., Thursday, Board Room in Library

* Lecture-Concert Series presents civil rights activist Diane Nash, 7 p.m., Thursday, Student Union Auditorium

* Ribbon cutting for Northpark Quads, 11 a.m., Friday

* Opening of Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, 10 a.m., Friday, Tyronza

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Book Fair kicks off United Way campaign at ASU
The United Way Campaign is underway in Jonesboro and at ASU!  To kick off the campaign this year, a Book Fair is open today until 4 p.m. and Thursday, 8-3, in the lower lobby of the library.  A portion of the proceeds go toward the ASU donation to the United Way. The Book Fair features hard cover books on various subjects including children’s, decorating, crafts, medical, cookbooks and others.  There will also be stationery gifts sets, briefcases, clocks and lots of other great Christmas gifts. Cash and checks are accepted.

United Way campaign material is headed your way
The United Way campaign materials are being distributed through campus mail this week.  Those who turn in a pledge card by Oct. 30 will be eligible for a drawing with great prizes, such as a free parking space, or tickets to dinner and a show at Fowler Center!  Just fill out the donation card and turn it in via campus mail to Jill Bristow in University Advancement, or drop it off at the United Way desk at the Benefits Fair on Oct. 17. Click on United Way or email jbristow@astate.edu for more information.

Radio-Television faculty members selected for seminar
Dr. Lily ZengLarz RobertsLarz Roberts and Dr. Lily Zeng, Radio-Television, have been selected as conferees for the upcoming IRTS Foundation, Inc., faculty/industry seminar. “Electronic Journalism in Changing Times” will take participants to network newsrooms and other destinations in New York City in a study of key issues and the current state of electronic journalism. Selection is an honor for each, while the pair of selections reflects very highly on the Department of Radio-Television.

English faculty contribute to encyclopedia
Several ASU faculty have contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of American Folklife, edited by Simon J. Bronner and published by M. E. Sharpe. Contributors and their titles were: Dr. Richard Burns, English and folklore, “Prisoners”; Dr. William Clements, English and folklore, “Context,” “Delta, Mississippi River,” “Religion,” and “Text”; Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and folklore, “Education,” and “Public Folklore”; and Dr. Frances Malpezzi, English, “Italian Communities.” Clements also served on the Encyclopedia’s advisory board.

Torchbearers is becoming big group!
As of today, 388 of your fellow faculty and staff members have pledged to the 2006 Torchbearers campaign. Those who give through Torchbearers receive a gift and an invitation to the annual breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 2, where door prizes add to the fun. Contact Elaine Poynter, ext. 2718 or epoynter@astate.edu, for details.

Benefits Fair is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 17
All faculty and staff should mark their calendar for the annual Benefits Fair, conducted by the ASU Human Resources.  The fair will be Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the third-floor lounges of the Student Union.  In addition to the great information, lots of door prizes will be awarded. More details will be announced.

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