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Faculty and staff achievements listed
Dr. Shawn Drake, Physical Therapy, Dr. Nancy Hendricks, Alumni Relations, and Dr. Charles Hartwig, Political Science, have recent accomplishments and achievements listed in Campus News. For all the latest, go to Campus News.

Music Department presents Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra
The Department of Music will present Christmas Music from Around the World, performed by The Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra from Krakow, Poland, on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Dr. Dan Ross, professor of music, will perform as oboe soloist on the program under the direction of Steven Byess, guest tour conductor. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, see the NewsPage.

ASU Ringers to perform holiday concert tonight

The Department of Music will present the ASU Ringers in concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. The Ringers, a handbell choir, is directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien, professor of music. For more, see handbells.

Mr. Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band to perform Thursday
Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band will perform at the Fowler Center on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall. The evening’s show, “Hometown Christmas,” will include more than 20 songs with everything from Deck the Halls and O Holy Night, to Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Individual tickets to the performance are $25 and $20 for adults, $18 and $14 for staff and senior citizens; and $9 and $6 for ASU students. Call 972-2781 for more ticket information. For more, see the NewsPage.
  Other Fowler Center performances this year are: the Memphis Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 29, 2005; Ethos Percussion Group on Feb. 8, 2005; Rockapella on March 22, 2005; and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on April 26, 2005.

Education workshop to feature state leaders & alumni

The College of Education is hosting a workshop for K-12 school administrators this Thursday, Dec. 9, in the new Student Union Auditorium . Speakers include State Sen. Shane Broadway, Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe and State Education Director Dr. Ken James, all of whom are ASU alumni.

Board of Trustees meeting this Friday

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

New Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities announced
The Finance and Administration division recently announced Al Stoverink as the new Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities.  Stoverink will replace Jerrel Fielder, who is retiring from the position. Stoverink, who begins work at ASU in January 2005, has 27 years experience in the Facilities Management field. He currently serves as the director of facilities management at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Roland's Relics opened Sunday in museum
The ASU Museum is presenting Roland's Relics, a new temporary exhibit that opened Sunday. The exhibition consists of 36 pieces of stone sculptures depicting people and animals created by Jonesboro resident Dentler Rowland during the 1920s. Rowland’s Relics is located in the main gallery of the museum and it continues through Feb. 27, 2005. The public is invited to the exhibition. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call the ASU Museum at (870) 972-2074 or visit the NewsPage.

Staff Senate Educational Stipend winners announced
The Staff Senate Stipend Committee has announced the winners of the five $200 educational stipends for the Spring 2005 semester. The winners are: Tina Beeler, Journalism & Printing; Jeanette Eggers, Financial Aid; Alana Etter, Human Resources; Linda Sue Bryant, Finance; and Tia Wheeley, Library. Applicants included staff and dependents of staff taking classes on the Jonesboro campus. In the spring of each year, the Staff Senate will award five $200 educational stipends which are funded through the annual Staff Senate Picnic. For those who are interested in contributing to this, there is also a fund in the Foundation where persons can give to Staff Senate Educational Stipend. Your Torchbearer contribution may be given to this fund. Anyone wanting to contribute or wanting to change their current designation to the Staff Senate Educational Stipend through Torchbearers may contact Elaine Poynter at or by calling 972-2718.

'Inside ASU' is available through other means
If you are one of the loyal readers of Inside ASU who just can't wait to read the latest edition, here's a couple of alternatives to the ASU Daily Digest . . . Inside ASU may be accessed directly from the ASU home page at any time by clicking on the "Faculty and Staff" link at the top, then "Inside ASU," the third item down on the list of options.  Or, if you would prefer to have a copy mailed directly to your inbox, send a note to and we will add your address to a list we use for direct distribution.

Last day of classes, finals and December commencement
The last of day of classes for the semester is Monday, Dec. 6. Tuesday, Dec. 7, is dedicated as study day with finals beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and continuing through Tuesday, Dec. 14. Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Convocation Center.
  The offices and departments of Arkansas State University will be closed Dec. 18 through Jan. 2, 2005. Offices and departments will open on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. Classes for the Spring 2005 semester will begin on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.

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