Oct. 27, 2006

Calendar Highlights:

* Judd Hill Center dedication,
11 a.m., today,
2626 U Street

* BEST Robotics Competition, Saturday,
National Guard Armory

* Daylight Saving Time ends, Sunday morning

* Residence Life's Hallowe'en fun,
Monday, 6-8 p.m.

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Staff may apply for Staff Senate Educational Stipends
ASU staff members who take classes or have a dependent who does are eligible for the Staff Senate Educational Stipend. The Staff Senate will award at least 10 stipends of at least $200 each for the spring semester. These funds were raised through the silent auction and bake sale at the annual Employee Picnic. The list of qualifications and application form are on the Staff Senate website: http://staffsenate.astate.edu/2007Application.pdf. Those interested should apply quickly; the deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 1. Completed applications should be submitted to Sharon Lee in the Office of Finance.

Ribbon-cutting and dedication at Judd Hill Center today
Judd Hill CenterThe ribbon-cutting and dedication for the Judd Hill Center, home of the Arkansas State University Foundation, Inc., will start today at 11 a.m. at the Center, 2626 U Street, just north of the Convocation Center.  Click on NewsPage to read about the Judd Hill Foundation and Esther Hill Chapin, whose visionary efforts have led to several major developments in the ASU academic community.

Dr. Elizabeth Stokes presents paper to nursing group
Elizabeth Stokes, Professor Emeritus, Nursing, presented a paper on faculty role and responsibilities titled, “Functioning in the Educational Environment: What does It Mean?” at the annual National League for Nursing Education Summit in New York. Dr. Stokes is a member of the Minimum Data Task Force on Nursing Research and the Certification of Nurse Educators Test Development Committee of the National League for Nursing.

Dr. Al Romero's paper focuses on science and religion
A paper by Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Biological Sciences, “The real big issue between science and religion: purpose vs. uncertainty,” will be in the next issue of the journal Forum on Public Policy, published by Oxford University.  This issue is a monographic one titled “Science and Religion: The Intelligent Design Controversy.”  This paper is an expanded version of the lecture Dr. Romero gave at Oxford University this summer.

Residence Life invites all to Hallowe'en activities
The Office of Residence Life invites all faculty and staff and family (especially children) to the annual Halloween activities, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30. A Halloween Festival consisting of games, prizes, and food, sponsored by the First Year Experience Halls, will be held at University Hall.  Collegiate Park Apartments will host a cookout, games, and door to door trick or treating. Northpark Quads also will host door to door trick or treating (with ASU students as guides). Parking for all events will be available in the parking garage.  For details, call the Office of Residence Life at 972-2042.

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