Oct. 20, 2003

This week:

* Pocahontas
Post Office Mural
unveiled today

* Club Swing,
Five by Design, at Fowler Center, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

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Faculty achievements, publications & presentations
Read about the recent publication and board appointment of Dr. Louella Moore, Accounting; the faculty activities in the History Department; Dr. Stan Trauth, Biological Sciences, and his presentation in Memphis; Henry Torres, Economics and Decision Sciences, and Dr. Shawn Drake, Physical Therapy, and her trip to Italy earlier this month.

Employee Benefits Fair is Oct. 30
The Annual Employee Benefits Fair will be in the Hames Room of the Convocation Center on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This is an important opportunity for all employees to visit with ASU benefit vendors to learn more about available options.  Open Enrollment will be the entire month of November.

New Scholarship programs devised
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is announcing a new scholarship program this week. The effect of the program will be to redirect funding to focus awards to incoming students who have demonstrated strong academic performance and ability ... not just ACT score. Current scholarship students will not be affected; their scholarships will continue as promised. See more details on the FAS web site.

Who’s Who nominations due
Reminder: The 2003-‘04 application/nomination forms for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges are available through the Student Life office, Student Affairs, the Reng Center, or the deans’ offices. Faculty should encourage outstanding students to complete an application for this prestigious honor.  Applications are due by this Thursday (Oct. 24) to Student Life, Room 202, Chickasaw Building.

'Five by Design' at Fowler Center, Oct. 25 
Club Swing, starring Five by Design, will be at the Fowler Center this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The second of eight performances for the 2003-04 season, Club Swing celebrates the swing movement from 1937-1955. The ASU Jazz Band will provide backup music during the performance. The Minneapolis-based Five By Design is the first vocal group to successfully form its own production company to create and star in their own original, musical retrospectives for symphony orchestras and big bands.
     Other Fowler Center events include: the Vienna Choir Boys, Nov. 16; The Duttons Christmas Show, Dec. 16; the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 13; Tony Kenny’s Ireland, March 2; the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, March 23; Rhythm and Brass, April 3 (all events begin at 7:30 p.m.).
     Tickets for each performance are $18 and $14 for faculty and staff. Discounted season ticket packages are also available. To purchase tickets, call 870-972-2781 or visit http://tickets.astate.edu.

Pocahontas Post Office Mural to be unveiled today
An unveiling ceremony for a restored 1939 oil painting from Randolph County will be today at the Museum. Everyone is welcome to attend the 4 p.m. ceremony, and admission is free. The painting, “Early Days and First Post Office in Pocahontas,” was painted by Harry Louis Freund, an Arkansas artist who lived from 1905 to 1999. The painting was originally installed in 1939 at the Pocahontas Post Office. The oil on canvas was part of the U. S. Postal Service New Deal Arts Collection. Read more here about the mural.

Early Alert Program enhances first-year experience
The EAP (Early Alert Program) program has been expanded to enhance first-year student success at ASU. The EAP program will provide updates to faculty members (about students they refer) to ensure that both the student and the faculty member stay informed.  Advisement Services will be distributing EAP brochures soon and would like to encourage all faculty members to make referrals to this program when students are experiencing difficulty.  Student success and the EAP program depend upon faculty participation. Faculty can visit the referral site at http://www.clt.astate.edu/advising/Faculty/test.htm or through the Advisement Services web site in the faculty section. Please feel free to contact Advisement Services at 972-3001, or via email at dmiles@astate.edu for more details.

Delta Symposium X: call for papers announced
The Department of English and Philosophy will sponsor the 10th Delta Blues Symposium March 25-27, 2004. The departments of music, political science, and theatre, and the office of the president will assist with the symposium. Presentations on any aspect of Delta life are welcome.
The Delta Blues Symposium is particularly interested in proposals which focus on the seven-state Mississippi River Delta and its culture during the 1950’s. For more information, see Delta.

Bell Carillon Dedication & Concert
Mark your calendar ... The Dean B. Ellis Library Bell Carillon Dedication and Concert will be Saturday, Nov. 8, on the library lawn at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served. All faculty and staff are invited.

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