Nov. 17, 2005


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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

Multicultural 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 NewsPage.

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.

Upcoming holiday
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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