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

Oct. 12, 2007


* Homecoming Week, Oct. 8-13

* College of Nursing and Health Professions Gala, Friday, Oct. 12,
6 p.m.-11 p.m., Centennial Hall

* Lecture-Concert Series presents Buddy Collette, Monday, Oct. 15,
7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* ASU Tribe Jazz Band performs Collette works Tuesday, Oct. 16,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall


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'Make a difference, make a stAtement' with Torchbearers
Join 479 others, and become a Torchbearer. Current or retired faculty or staff are eligible. It's a stAtement, and 100 percent of each gift will be added to the ASU Foundation fund of the donor's choice. Programs include Santa's Tribe, the Student International Travel Fund, the George Harp Field Station, and the Lew Brinkley Endowment, and privately funded scholarships like those honoring Jake Darby, Calvin Smith, or Ray Hall, Sr. Gifts may also be made to colleges and departments. Benefits include a tax deduction, a gift of appreciation, and an invitation to one of two Torchbearer receptions on Nov. 7, as well as the possibility of being a door prize winner. For details, contact the Development Office at ext. 3940.

College of Agriculture holds Homecoming petting zoo
As part of Homecoming activities, the College of Agriculture and the College of Sciences and Mathematics will host a petting zoo and an open house tomorrow from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the ASU Farm on Longhorn Drive, east of Stadium Boulevard. Animals large and small will be on hand for viewing and petting. Hayrides, canoeing, and walks through the horticulture display garden will be offered. All events are free and open to the public.

Assessment Services slates critical thinking workshop
Assessment Services and the Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching will co-sponsor a two-part series on critical thinking Monday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Nov. 2, at 12 noon in the Chickasaw Room of the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. Participation in both sessions is encouraged. The Foundation for Critical Thinking will supply materials introducing the eight elements of thought. Boxed lunches will be provided. Reserve a seat by contacting Assessment Services by Thursday, Oct. 18, at ext. 3931.

Fall Pledge Drive begins for KASU 91.9 FM
KASU's fall membership drive begins tomorrow, so prepare to call in pledges. Call Todd Rutledge, development specialist at ext. 2807, or mail a pledge to KASU. This year's pledge goal is $30,000 to keep 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year programming coming to campus and community listeners who value news, music, and other eclectic offerings. KASU is Arkansas' oldest non-commercial educational radio station, a member of National Public Radio, and an affiliate of Public Radio International.

Department of Delta Heritage Initiatives changes its name
The Department of Delta Heritage Initiatives is now known as Arkansas Heritage SITES. This change reflects the change in the department's mission in providing educational and technical assistance to the entire state of Arkansas, not solely the Delta region. SITES stands for System Initiatives for Technical and Educational Support. The phone number for Arkansas Heritage SITES is the same; it is (870) 972-2803.

Benefits Fair urges planning for paradise
The Human Resources Benefits Fair will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, from
10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Centennial Hall, third floor, Student Union. Faculty and staff will be able to meet with vendors and providers in fields such as health care, retirement, dental care, vision care, and benefits specific to ASU. For details, see the flyer or call ext. 3454.

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