Spring orientation dates, session begins today
The Office of Admissions and
the Office of Financial Aid will be holding spring orientation
sessions from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Center Court of the Student
Union. Representatives will be on hand to assist students with
preparing for the spring semester. Orientation sessions begin today
and will also be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, and Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Staff Senate Stipends announced!
The Staff Senate received 34 applications for the $200 Staff Senate
Educational Stipend for the spring semester. From the applications,
11 recipients have been named by the committee. They are Michael
Bowman, Regional Programs; James Despain, dependent of
Linda Jeffery, ABI; Sherry Lynn Griffin, Nursing Department;
Zach James, spouse of Scotta James, Childhood Services;
Chad Jarrett, dependent of Dwain Lutrell, Finance; Lauren
Keith, dependent of Rhonda Keith, Financial Aid & Scholarships;
Amber Reese, dependent of James Daniel Reese III, Facilities
Management; Shelley Sailor, Nursing Department; Lisa
Schmitt, Admissions; John David Wick, Office of
International Programs; and Claudette Wooten, Facilities
Management. These stipends are given by the Staff Senate and are
funded by the silent auction/dessert sales from the annual picnic.
Some employees also designate this fund for their Torchbearer gift.
For questions, please contact Elaine Poynter at 972-2718 or via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
dinner today, volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with serving meals at the
Multicultural Thanksgiving Dinner this evening. If you are
interested, please arrive between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., as your
assistance will be greatly appreciated. The
International Student Association and the Multicultural Enrichment
committee of the Student Activities Board are hosting the dinner,
which is free to all students, from 6-8 p.m. in the ASU Armory. Faculty
and staff may purchase $5 tickets at the door.
Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) to
speak in April
The Liberty Bank Distinguished
Lecture Series will present Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) on
Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Gen.
Powell's address be "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values."
Tickets for reserved seating will go on sale in mid-January and will
be $50 or $5 for ASU students. For more details, click on
Holiday Celebration set for Nov. 29
The annual Holiday
Celebration is set for Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. in the Student
Union Center Court. Student organizations are asked to bring an
ornament to place on the holiday tree and canned food items to
donate to Santa’s Tribe. The United Voices Gospel Choir will perform
and refreshments will be served in the Leadership Lounge. This event
is sponsored by the Student Activities Board, Student Government
Association, and Student Leadership Board. All ASU faculty, staff
and students are invited.
NASA Day at Nature Center
The Northeast Arkansas Math & Science Institutes will host NASA
Day this Saturday at the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, 600 East
Lawson Rd. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and
is open to teachers, students, and the public. NASA Day will include
a tour of the planets, "Invasion of the Space Creatures,"
micrometeorites, glove boxes and paper rockets. Each teacher will
receive two free CD's with activities and lesson plans. Students may
sign up for a chance to win a rocket.
Classes at ASU will not be in session next week for fall break and
to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. However, most administrative
offices will be open Monday through Wednesday. Therefore, Inside
ASU will be published on Monday, Nov. 21, and will not published
on Thursday, Nov. 24. Classes will resume and offices will open on
Monday, Nov. 28. The last day of classes for the fall semester will
be Tuesday, Dec. 6, with final exams beginning on Thursday, Dec. 8,
and continuing through Wednesday, Dec. 14. Fall commencement will be
held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Convocation Center.
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