of Scholars "nomination forms" due
Convocation of Scholars is a little more
than a month away. Although events are planned during the entire month
of April, most of the honors and awards ceremonies are scheduled for
April 12 - 16. There are four categories of student awards: Distinguished
Service Awards and the Wilson Award; President's Scholar Awards; the 4.0
Scholar Graduates; and Department Awards. Each year, a committee selects
an elite group of students for the Distinguished Service Award, with one of those
selected to receive the Wilson Award -- as the most outstanding graduating senior
To fill out and submit a nomination form for one of
your students to be recognized for Distinguished
Service, go to Convocation
of Scholars. The deadline is 5 p.m. this Friday. The nomination
forms for President's Scholar (to the one student from each college with
the highest GPA) are due March 1. The Department Awards are given to
most outstanding graduate in each degree program that a department
offers. Department Award nomination forms are due Thursday, April 1. For more information, please
contact Dawn Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic Planning Forums
open to all
You've heard a great deal about the Strategic Planning process at ASU;
you have another chance to offer your ideas. On Wednesday, Feb.
25, a forum open to all faculty and staff will be held from 3 until 5 in
the Board Room, eighth floor, in the library. You should have
received a campus e-mail last week with a report from Dr. David Cox,
chair of the Strategic Planning Council. The note included links
to the latest task force reports, which also can be accessed through the
Planning web site. Students have been invited to a similar
forum to be conducted tomorrow (Feb. 17), from 5 until 7 p.m. in the
Testing Center, fourth floor, Chickasaw Building. The SGA and The
Herald are co-sponsors. If you know students who want to get
involved, remind them about this opportunity.
African American History Month continues
History Month continues with many
activities: tomorrow is "Do You
Remember?" an intimate portrait of Civil Rights, presented by Ms.
Gertrude Jackson at 6:30 p.m. in Museum 157;
Wednesday is the African American History Month Celebration, sponsored
by the ASU Chapter of the NAACP;
Thursday is ASU Pride Day; and
is African American History Month Celebration, sponsored by the ASU
United Voices Gospel Choir.
On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., Dr. Calvin Smith will speak at Fowler
Center on "From Reconstruction to Brown: The Legacy of Black Public
School Administrators." This event is sponsored by the
Ph.D. Program, which has more details in its "News of Note" section
on the web site. Smith is Presidential Distinguished Professor of
Heritage Studies. A dessert reception will follow.
ASU Pride Day is Thursday
The SAB, SGA and UAB
are sponsoring ASU Pride Day this Thursday with activities
planned all day. Everyone is reminded to wear red and
Pride Day Reception will be held from 2-3 p.m. in the Fowler Center where
presentations will be made for Chief Big Track, the Princess Award, the
Brave Award, student organization awards and the Lt. Col. Barney Smith
Award. At 7:05 p.m. ASU will host Middle Tennessee at
the Convocation Center. Awards will be re-presented at the halftime
Wallflowers exhibit in Bradbury Gallery: March 4
“Wallflowers” will open Thursday,
March 4, in the Bradbury Gallery of the Fowler Center. In all, 16
artists are featured in the exhibit who share their own individual
perspectives and interpretations of the flower. Their work in the
exhibition will include drawings, paintings, photographs and ceramics.
The exhibit, which continues through April 18, is sponsored by The Posey
Peddler with additional support from the Jonesboro Garden Club, Full
Sun, and Flower Shop Network Inc. in Paragould.
The Jonesboro Garden Club will hold their annual show the last
week of the exhibit, creating flower arrangements inspired by the works
in the gallery.
ASU Choir to present New York Preview
Every Monday evening, the ASU Singers, the Community Choir and two area
high school choirs are rehearsing for their upcoming performance at
Carnegie Hall in New York City. And, on Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler
Center, Dr. Dale Miller will conduct a preview concert of the
upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall by the ASU Singers, Harrisburg
High School Select Choir, Kennett High School
Varsity Singers, and the Jonesboro area
Community Choir. The
combined choirs will perform in New York on
Sunday, March 21. The ASU Concert Orchestra with Dr. Neale Bartee,
conductor, will provide accompaniment for the Preview Concert on March
8. Admission is free.
Baseball opener is Wednesday
The Indian baseball team will play its home opener for the 2004 season
Wednesday afternoon starting at 3. The team will host
Tennessee-Martin at Tomlinson Stadium, Kell Field.
Major Hill welcomed back to campus
Major Andrew D. Hill, who just a year ago was working as an HVAC
controls engineer in Facilities Management, enjoyed lunch with his ASU
associates on Jan. 27. The luncheon was especially meaningful
since it was during a brief trip home, a short respite from his previous
37 weeks of Army service in the Middle East. Hill headed back to
Iraq on Feb. 6. Major Hill's visit to campus was reported in the
newsletter, provided online by Facilities Management as a PDF document.
David Handwork wrote in the article, "All of us take for granted our
safety and liberties because of the unique sacrifices of our military
personnel like our very own Major Andrew Deen Hill." Hill hopes to
return home by mid-April.
Parking construction to begin soon
The FM Voice also reported that construction of the new Kays Field
parking lot will begin around the first of March, with completion
planned for the fall semester. This lot will provide about 385 new
spaces, which will help offset spaces lost due to construction of the
ABI building. The new lot will comply with ADA (Americans with
Disabilities Act) requirements. Also, the layout will allow for
preservation of mature sycamore trees and will include several interior
island spaces for trees. Academic activities formerly conducted
there have been moved to the new track facility west of Caraway Road,
and the ASU rugby team now uses a new field on the east side of Caraway.
Recreational walkers will be asked to use the track facility on Olympic
Dr. Kays Stadium served as home to the football Indians for more
than 50 years until the current stadium opened in 1974.
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