Oct. 13, 2006


* Homecoming Week, Oct. 16-21

* HR Benefits Fair, 10-3 Tuesday, Student Union

* Lecture-Concert Series, Fred Burns 7 p.m., Tuesday, Student Union

* ASU Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Riceland Hall, Fowler Center


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Dr. Robert LammRobert Lamm to discuss new textbook today
Dr. Robert Lamm, English, has co-authored an argumentative writing textbook titled Dynamic Argument (Houghton Mifflin, 2007). Dr. Lamm and Jennifer Stewart, English, will make a presentation today at 12 noon in Wilson 314 on the “Arguing Visually” chapter of the book. All faculty and students are invited to attend.

Staffan Elgelid makes presentation
Dr. Staffan Elgelid, Physical Therapy, delivered a presentation titled, "Visualization and guided imagery in Physical Therapy" during the fall meeting of the Arizona Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association in Phoenix. Dr Elgelid also participated on a panel discussing the future of physical therapy.

Dr. William AllenWilliam Allen appointed to Educause board
Dr. William Allen, Center for Learning Technologies, assumed a second three-year appointment on the editorial board of the Educause Quarterly at the Educause annual conference in Dallas. Allen served a term that ended in 2005 and was invited to return to the board beginning this fall.

Prizes will add fun to Human Resources Benefits Fair
The annual Benefits Fair organized by Human Resources will be Tuesday on the third floor of the Student Union.  With a theme of "Get Your Ducks in a Row," the fair will feature numerous exhibitors and benefits information. Door prizes include: $100 savings bond from Liberty Bank, $50 gift card from Wal-Mart, two tickets to the Trace Adkins concert from the Convocation Center, $20 gift certificate to Lighthouse Books, dinner for two from Couch's Barbecue, $25 gift card to Officemax, 30-minute massage from Therapeutic Massage of NEA, movie passes from the Malco and more.  Game participants will receive a pass for one free game at the Jonesboro Bowling Center.
Homecoming Week begins Monday
Homecoming Week begins Monday at ASU, with activities for alumni focused on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Oct. 20, the A-State class of 1956 will be honored at a reunion brunch. On Saturday, the ASU Alumni Association will host a tailgate party prior to the game on the west side of Indian Stadium. All alumni are invited to attend the tailgate, which is sponsored by AT&T. At halftime, the Distinguished Alumni for 2006, Sherland Hamilton of Rector and Marilyn Hummelstein of Jonesboro, will be recognized.  After the game, the Alumni Association will host its annual 5th Quarter party at the Holiday Inn. For details, click on NewsPage or Alumni Association.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Fred Burns
The next presentation in the Lecture-Concert Series is comic Fred Burns on Tuesday, Oct. 17.  The Office of Disability Services is co-sponsoring the event with the Series.  Learn more about Burns by clicking on NewsPage.

Students will test robots for BEST competition
The Crowley's Ridge BEST Robotics Steering Committee, which includes several faculty members, will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. in Fowler Center. High school students will test their robots at 10 in preparation for the competition on Oct. 28.  Anyone participating as a judge or official on Game Day is welcome to attend. The Crowley's Ridge BEST Robotics competition web site is www.csm.astate.edu/BEST. BEST is the acronym for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology.

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