Nov. 22, 2004

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Dr. Tina Gray Teague, Plant Science/Entomology, made invited presentations and Dr. Neale Bartee, Sherry Baker, Craig Collison, Ken Hatch, Richard Jorgensen and Dr. Ed Owen, all of Music, performed with a famous artist. For all the latest, go to Campus News.

NCAA Certification committee invites comment
The first draft of ASU's National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Certification self-study document is now available for public review and commentary.  The plan may be accessed from the ASU website by selecting “NCAA Certification Process” from the "Take Me To" pull-down menu, or by going to  Please direct comments and observations to Dr. Glen Jones,, chair of the steering committee. After responses are compiled, the steering committee will submit a second draft for public review.  The final report will be submitted to the NCAA in mid-December. Read more about the NCAA Certification process at ASU.

Madrigal Feaste to be performed Dec. 2 and 3
Madrigal Feaste participants (click to access larger photo)The ASU choirs will present the sixth Madrigal Feaste Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center. The Chamber Singers, led by Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities, will host the entertainment. Guests will enjoy the wassail bowl beginning at 6:15 p.m., and seating will begin with the first fanfare at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for Thursday’s performance will be available through Monday, Nov. 29, at the ASU Central Box Office, 870-972-ASU1, or 888-ASU-FANS. Friday evening’s performance is hosted by the ASU Faculty Women’s Club and tickets may be obtained
through Dec. 1, by contacting Irene Martz at 870-972-2030. All seats are reserved and are limited by space availability. Tickets are $25 for ASU faculty, staff, and students, as well as senior citizens. Proceeds will benefit the ASU Choir program.

New enrollment program: Welcome Wednesdays, Nov. 24
This Wednesday, the Office of Enrollment Services will host the first of three "Welcome Wednesdays" as a new enrollment program for students who will be starting to ASU for the 2005 spring semester. Enrollment Services established the Chickasaw Welcome Center to have staff members from the Registrar's Office, Admissions, and Financial Aid/Scholarships available on the Wednesdays of Nov. 24, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 for students. Students will also be given advising time with faculty from Wilson Advising Services and the Freshmen Studies Program.  The hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and students are welcome to drop in at any time.
Who's Who program will recognize 92 students Nov. 29
Next Monday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m., in the auditorium of the new Student Union, 92 ASU students will be recognized for being selected to the 2004-05 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. A program and recognition reception for the Who's Who recipients will be held with parents and spouses also invited. During the program, recipients will be awarded Who's Who certificates by the dean of their college.

Holiday Celebration scheduled for noon on Nov. 30
The Annual Holiday Celebration featuring the ASU Choir and the United Voices Choir along with the tree lighting ceremony will be held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Student Union Center Court. All organizations are encouraged to participate in the Santa's Tribe gift donation drive and the Tribal Leadership Center tree ornament decorating. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. 

Annual Pottery Sale set for Dec. 2 - 4 in Fine Arts Gallery
The Department of Art will have its annual pottery sale Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 2-4 in the Fine Art Center Gallery. The sale will include salt fired, stoneware glazed, low fire glazed, wheel thrown and hand built pottery. The hours for the sale are from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2; 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3; and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. For more information, please call the Department of Art at 972-3050.

December Board of Trustees meeting rescheduled
The ASU Board of Trustees meeting previously scheduled for Dec. 17 has been changed to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, via telephone conference call.  Interested persons may monitor the call in the President's Office conference room.

No classes this week for Fall Break
There will be no classes on campus all week, Nov. 22 through 26, as classes are out for fall break. Administrative offices and some departments will be open today through Wednesday. However, the entire campus will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, for Thanksgiving holiday.

Tomorrow is election day: please vote
Please do your civic duty and vote tomorrow. There are many runoffs from the Nov. 2 election and everyone is encouraged to participate.

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