Nov. 29, 2006

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* Meth Awareness Day program, 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Union Auditorium
* Chautauqua on Hemingway, Sunday, Piggott

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Staff Senate announces educational stipends
The ASU Staff Senate announced the recipients of the 2007 Educational Stipend awards. The 14 recipients, chosen from among 41 applicants, will receive a $200 stipend to use for educational expenses at ASU in Spring 2007. Recipients are Mollie Broadway, dependent of Sherri Broadway, Box Office; Jane Coburn, Disability Services; Sheryl Douglas, Student Account Services; Keith Gregory, dependent of Rebecca Gregory, and Amber Reese, dependent of James Daniel Reese III, both from Facilities Management; Jessica Griffin, dependent of Sharon Griffin, Library; Sherry Griffin and Shelly Sailor, Nursing; Jonathan Groves, dependent of Christopher Groves, ABI; Jennifer Reese, dependent of Michele McGinnis, Business; Lisa Templeton, Psychology & Counseling; Erica Weathers, Admissions; Krista Webb, Engineering; Latisha Weems, dependent of Beverly Weems, Registrarís Office. These stipends are funded by proceeds from the annual Employee Picnic silent auction/dessert sale sponsored by the Staff Senate. For details, contact committee co-chairs Tia Wheeley at ext. 3662 or Kerisha Moss at ext. 2030.

International Programs staff presents at conference
The staff in the Office of International Programs attended the NAFSA: Association of David WickInternational Educators Region III conference in Little Rock Nov. 6-11. David Wick chaired and presented at a session on maximizing exchange agreements; he also Sue Marlaypresented at sessions on advocacy for international education and on marketing programs in international education. Sue Marlay chaired and presented at a session on leadership in professional associations; she also presented at a session on Fulbright program opportunities. Wick facilitated a student mentor program at the conference, and Marlay served as co-chair of local arrangements.

Board of Trustees will meet Monday
The ASU Board of Trustees will conduct its December meeting Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the ASU Little Rock office. At Jonesboro, those interested in observing the meeting may watch by video conference in the AccessGrid Room of the Dean B. Ellis Library. The agenda is expected to be short.

Out-of-state tuition waiver approved by Board
At its fall meeting, the ASU Board of Trustees approved a resolution that should help ASU recruit more top students from out of state. The new policy provides a waiver of the out-of-state portion of tuition in the form of scholarships to students who are U.S. citizens, who are residents of a state other than Arkansas, and who meet certain criteria, including high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, ACT composite score of 24 or higher (or comparable SAT), and who will attend ASU-Jonesboro as full-time students. The program begins next August. ASU already offers out-of-state tuition waivers to children of ASU graduates, regardless of where they live. ASU also offers waivers to residents of out-of-state counties contiguous to Arkansas. For details, contact ASU Admissions at ext. 3024 or

TIAA-CREF to offer individual counseling sessions
TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus Dec. 4-6 to hold one-on-one retirement counseling sessions. On Monday, Dec. 4, sessions will be held in the Facilities Management conference room. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 5-6, sessions will be held in Environmental Health and Safety, Rm. 113. To schedule an appointment, visit or call 800-842-2006.

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