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

Oct. 5, 2007


* Model UN begins today, 4:30 p.m.,
216 Wilson Hall, and continues tomorrow

Workshop for university counselors on assessing suicide risk. today, Centennial Hall

* Fowler Center Series presents Vienna Piano Trio, Monday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall

* Today is deadline for Delta National Small Prints Exhibition

* Homecoming Week, Oct. 8-13


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Dr. Dan Howard appointed to lead academic affairs
Dr. G. Dan HowardDr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor at ASU-Jonesboro, today announced through his First Friday report that he has appointed Dr. G. Dan Howard of the University of North Alabama to serve as vice chancellor for academic affairs and research at ASU. In appointing Howard, Potts accepted a unanimous recommendation from the campus search committee. Howard will begin his duties at ASU on Jan. 1. See today's edition of First Friday and the NewsPage release.

Accelerate Arkansas reveals economic roadmap for state
Accelerate Arkansas, a statewide group of volunteers from the non-profit Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, revealed its long-term strategic plan, an economic roadmap for the state, on Tuesday, at a set of six simultaneous news conferences throughout the state. Accelerate Arkansas board member Alan McVey, Delta Center for Economic Development, detailed the plan to university officials, community leaders, and members of the media. To read the report from Accelerate Arkansas, click here.

Dr. Frey to serve as curriculum co-chair of state program
Dr. Len Frey, Business, has been selected as curriculum co-chair of LeaDr. Len Freydership Arkansas Class II. Leadership Arkansas, sponsored by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas, is designed to take a statewide view of economic and political challenges and to train individuals committed to building a better Arkansas. The chairman for this year's Leadership Arkansas class is Gov. Mike Beebe. Frey's co-chair is Mike Mauldin of Entergy Corporation.

Torchbearers' campaign underway for academic programs
"Make a difference...make a stAtement" is the theme for this year's Torchbearers' campaign, and so far, some 467 individuals have done so. Torchbearers are current and retired faculty and staff who give $50 or more to support ASU academic programs. Donors can choose to support a department, a college, a privately funded scholarship, Santa's Tribe, KASU, the Staff Senate Stipend fund, or the Dean B. Ellis Library. Members will receive a leather bookmark for gifts of $50-99 or a wallet for gifts of $100 or more. Members will also be invited to attend either a breakfast buffet or a happy hour reception on Nov. 7. Door prizes include a $25 gift card to Ruby Tuesday, a $50 gift card to Colony Shop, and a stadium blanket from Sodexho Campus Dining. Join online, or send in pledge cards by campus mail. For details, contact Elaine Poynter at ext. 2718.

Human Resources annual Benefits Fair slated for Oct. 24
All faculty and staff should mark their calendars for the ASU Human Resources Department's annual Benefits Fair Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Centennial Hall, third floor, Student Union. In addition to the valuable information furnished by benefits providers, door prizes will be awarded. Further details are forthcoming.

Indian Club now accepting entries for ASU Open
ASU's Indian Club is accepting team and individual entries for the fourth annual ASU Open golf tournament, set for Friday, Oct. 12, at Sage Meadows Golf Club. A 1 p.m. shotgun start is scheduled to kick off the 18-hole, four-person scramble. Entry fees are $350 per team and $90 per individual player. Fees include a golf cart, greens fee, a shirt, and a barbecue dinner. For details, call Brad Pietz at ext. 2401, or click here.

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