Oct. 6, 2003

This week:
Oct. 6 & Oct. 9: Lecture~Concert
Series events (see brochure)

ASU Theater opens season, "Waiting for Godot," Oct. 8-11.

Ole Miss @ Oxford;
1 p.m. kickoff

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New faculty and staff achievements listed
In the online Campus News, read about Staria Vanderpool's state appointment, Ralph Ruby's selection for an editorial review board, Aldemaro Romero's new book contract, and Carol Barnhill's election to head her professional association.  Click here to read Campus News.

Rock Classic reaches 20,135
Rock Classic crowd at War Memorial Stadium, Oct. 4, 2003Attendance at the Rock Classic in Little Rock Saturday topped 20,000, as did the first two home football games here at Indian Stadium. It was announced that 20,135 fans attended the Little Rock game as the ASU Indians beat the University of Louisiana-Monroe, 44-41. Hundreds of high school and junior high school students attended the game for Band Day, which included a half-time show with the ASU Marching Band. 

Legislators honored at the Rock Classic
State Senator Jerry Bookout of Jonesboro and State Representative Steve Jones of Marion were honored during the annual Legislative Day activities at the Rock Classic in Little Rock. ASU hosts Legislative Day each year in order to honor outstanding members of the Arkansas General Assembly. Read more about the honored legislators.

Mississippi Delta Regional Issues Fall Conference
The Mississippi Delta Regional Issues Fall Conference was held on Friday in Little Rock at the Statehouse Convention Center. The conference was hosted by ASU, the University of Louisiana in Monroe, the Honorable Rodney E. Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and the City of Little Rock to discuss critical issues of the Delta. Representatives who were on the program were: Dr. Don Cotten, associate vice-chancellor of research and technology transfer, who served as a moderator; Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of Nursing and Health Professions; Dr. Greg Phillips, dean of Agriculture; and Mark Young, director of the Delta Center for Economic Development.

Giving the United Way at ASU
Each of the United Way member agencies in Jonesboro have important missions, but anyone who needs extra incentive to give can find it.  Several prizes and awards are available.  See the details in the United Way update.

Fall Research Preview in Environmental Sciences
The Environmental Sciences program will hold its fall research preview on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Pavilion. The Fall Preview, entitled “Research, Bluegrass & The Environment,” will officially kickoff the doctoral students’ research presentations. Doctoral students will share their research through poster presentations with representatives from ASU, regional industries, government agencies and research laboratories. Entertainment will be provided by the Wildwood Bluegrass Band of northwest Arkansas. For more information, contact Sonja Bickford at 972-2007 or via email at sbickford@astate.edu. 

Barrier Busters: volunteers promoting awareness
All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the "Barrier Busters" presentation Wednesday, Oct. 8, on campus. Barrier Busters is a group of volunteers from around the state who promote awareness for persons with disabilities and their achievements. The group, comprised of persons with a variety of challenges, provides testimony of their experiences. Each presents his or her own experience regarding prejudice and lack of information, and how they have overcome these obstacles to equal treatment. Each session will be held in the Convocation Center Auditorium from 10 a.m. until noon and 2 - 4 p.m. Everyone is invited and no registration is required. Faculty is encouraged to announce this information in classes and welcome to ask students to sign in for class credit.

Volunteer Fair is Wednesday
The ASU Volunteer Fair will be held Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Dean B. Ellis Library. This is a great way to get involved and become a volunteer! It is also a great opportunity for campus service areas and departments in need of volunteers. For comments or questions, please call 972-2055 or email lmcmorries@astate.edu.

Author Dr. Martha Sandweiss to give lecture
Dr. Martha A. Sandweiss will present "Print the Legend: Photography and the American West" at the Museum, Room 157, on Monday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. Her illustrated lecture, based on her recent book of the same title, will examine methods to interpret historical photographs and explain how photographs can be used as historical artifacts. This lecture is considered a preview of the type of work with which Ph.D. students in the Heritage Studies Program at ASU will become more familiar. Dr. Sandweiss, who received her doctorate in history from Yale University, currently teaches at Amherst College. Dr. Sandweiss has authored several books and served as co-editor, along with ASU faculty members Dr. Clyde Milner and Dr. Carol O'Connor, of "The Oxford History of American West." The presentation is free and open to the public.

Roundtable for organization advisors
An advisor roundtable, “Legal Issues for Today’s Student Organization Advisor,” will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Pavilion.  Dr. Roger Lee, associate dean of students and director of student life, will present the program with Jonesboro Attorney Lucinda McDaniel, legal counsel for ASU. Topics of discussion will be 1) legal concern of an organization – discrimination; and 2) liability issues in dealing with students. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. The roundtable will be held from 11:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and a deli style lunch will be provided. Registration is required.  RSVP to the Office of Student Involvement at 972-2055.

Caraway Road closed
Caraway Road will be closed on the northbound side between the Smith Center and the Nursing and Health Professions Building beginning Wednesday, Oct. 8, and continuing until Oct. 15 (weather permitting) from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Pedestrians are asked to please use the nearest existing crosswalks to pass around the work site.

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