for proposals from
Middle East Studies
The Middle East Studies Committee is seeking proposals that
identify specific areas of academic interest and a detailed plan by
which the applicant will conduct the study or research in the Middle
East. The Middle East Studies Committee was established to encourage
an awareness and understanding of issues and peoples of the Middle
East, thanks to a donation from the Saudi government. Each year,
part of the income from this endowment supports ASU student, staff
and faculty study and research in the Middle East. The awards are
open to all fields of study. For more details, see
Middle East Studies.
Conserve energy: thermostats down, please
Natural gas prices
have increased by 100 percent from last winter due to the effects of
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Since every building on the ASU campus
is heated by gas, facilities management has enacted a boiler
management program to conserve gas consumption across the campus.
Students, faculty and staff are asked to conserve energy by setting
thermostats to lower temperatures during unoccupied times -- 65
degrees at night and to 60 degrees on weekends and holidays. During
occupied hours, please set the thermostat between 70 to 72 degrees.
Additional heat sources should not be necessary if these temperatures
are maintained. However, in isolated cases where individuals may
experience uncomfortably cool temperatures because of imbalanced air
flow or extraordinary sensitivity to temperature, there are outlines
and approval requirements for space heaters. For more details,
Fowler appointed interim admissions director
Tammy Fowler has been named interim director of admissions,
effective immediately, according to Dr. Rick Stripling, vice
chancellor for student affairs. An employee since 1994, Fowler has
served ASU in several capacities with her most recent as executive
assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs. Fowler will be
responsible for developing and implementing recruitment strategies
for first-time freshmen and transfer students. In addition, she will
be responsible for implementing undergraduate admissions policies.
Percussion ensemble to perform Nov. 14
The Department of Music will present the Percussion Ensemble, under
the direction of Craig Collison,
in concert Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler
Center. Musical selections for this concert will include an African
marimba style selection, “Tribecca Sunflower;” a Ghanaian style
selection, “Time Traveler” by Bill Cahn of the percussion group
Nexus; “Apple Blossom” a meditative selection highlighting the
various colors of the marimba; and “Nightwatch” a calypso style
selection by Mark Ford. The concert is free and open to the public.
For more, see the News Page.
annual Greenfield Lecture
Marcie Cohen Ferris, professor of American studies at the University
North Carolina, will deliver the second Corinne Sternheimer
Greenfield Lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8. Her talk, Shalom
Y’all: Exploring Jewish Life in the American South, will be held
at the Museum, room 157. A reception and book-signing will follow. A
native of Blytheville, Ferris earned her bachelor’s degree from
Brown University, a master’s from the College of William and Mary,
and a Ph.D. from George Washington University. Her book, Matzoh
Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South, is being
published this month. The lecture series is sponsored by Drs.
Rosalee and Raymond Weiss of Teaneck, N.J., in honor of her mother,
who was born in Jonesboro. The event is coordinated by
the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences. For more, see the News Page.
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