Awareness Week: today through Friday
The office of Disability
Services has selected this year's theme for ASU's Disability Awareness Week as
B.I.O.N.I.C. - "Believe it or not, I can." Among the
activities planned is a museum exhibit in the ASU Museum lobby during
the month of March. And, tomorrow there will be a disability
awareness display contest in the first floor lobby of the Dean B. Ellis
Library from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. First, second and third place winners
will be selected. On Wednesday, from 1-2 p.m., a student forum will be
held to provide a venue for students with disabilities to discuss with
others the challenges college life presents. The purpose of the forum is
to promote interaction between students with disabilities and their
peers. For more information, see BIONIC.
Dr. Christy Jackson Carroll, Education, recently made
a presentation at two national conferences and Dr. Louella Moore,
Accounting, has recently made four presentations and Dr. Jerry Farris,
Biological Sciences, just returned from a presentation in Honolulu. And, 12 faculty and administrators from the College of
Education recently attended and presented papers at the European Teacher
Education Network Conference (ETEN) in Portugal. See details in Campus News.
Concert for Carnegie Hall is tonight
At 7:30 p.m. tonight in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center, Dr.
Dale Miller will conduct a preview concert for the upcoming performance
at Carnegie Hall in New York City by the ASU Singers, Harrisburg High
School Select Choir (Elaine Nix, director), Kennett High School Varsity
Singers (Krisie Holmes, director), and the Jonesboro area Community
combined choirs will perform in New York City at Carnegie Hall on
Sunday, March 21. The ASU Concert Orchestra with Dr. Neale Bartee,
conductor, will provide accompaniment for the Preview Concert tonight.
For more details, see Choir.
Job Fair is Wednesday at the Convo
The annual Spring Job Fair will be held on Wednesday with
opportunities for students and graduates from all colleges to schedule
interviews with recruiters. This includes the All Majors Fair, the Nursing and
Health Professions Fair and the Education Job Fair. The Spring Job Fair will
be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the Convocation Center. It is
free. For more details, please call Career Services at 3025 or visit: http://careers.astate.edu.
Boe and Myrna Adams
provide major gift
The Department of Athletics moved closer to
achieving its goal of a new Performance Enhancement Complex with a gift
of $250,000 from longtime supporters Boe and Myrna Adams of Leachville,
as announced Thursday morning. The gift, the largest single donation to
the athletics program at ASU, will be used to improve ASU’s strength and
conditioning center, which will be named the Boe and Myrna Adams
Strength and Conditioning Center. Dr. Dean Lee, director of
athletics, said, “Not only will this wonderful gift provide our current
student athletes with a state-of-the-art place to work out, enhancements
to this area will allow ASU to attract top-flight recruits and remain
competitive." Other future improvements planned include a Sports
Medicine Center and the Student-Athlete Academic Success Center.
The building is the existing structure south of the new football complex
which served as the football office complex from 1980 until the new
building opened in 2002.
Read more details on the Athletics web site.
Union "Grand Opening" update
On March 24, at 11 a.m., a ribbon cutting will be held for the new
Student Union followed by various student-related activities. Tours will
be given to the public by the Union Activities Board (UAB) and the
Student Union staff at every hour, on the hour (following the ribbon
cutting). Also, a reception will follow the ribbon cutting. At noon, the
Giant Steps Jazz Band will perform while open houses are being conducted
in Tribal Leadership Center, Student Government Association (SGA),
Student Activities Board (SAB), Student Life, and the International
Student Scholar Services. The public is invited to attend the ribbon
cutting, reception and jazz band performance as well as the open houses.
For more, see Student Union.
Competition among our future students
The ASU campus was quite busy Saturday due to several competitive events
organized and directed by ASU personnel. The 66th annual
Journalism and Broadcasting Day, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Science
Fair, and the Model United Nations competition all attracted significant
news coverage. In addition, student applicants were judged in the
first University Honors Scholarship competition, and
other students were here for the
Mathematics Contest. All of us should say "congratulations" and
"thank you" to the faculty and staff members who gave up part of their
weekend to make these events successful, because all have potential to
Dr. Gilbert Fite to speak on campus Thursday
Gilbert Fite, retired professor of history from the University of
Georgia, will be the featured speaker on Thursday with the Heritage
Studies Ph.D. program. The public lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in room
157 of the ASU Museum. The presentation is entitled: “A View Over a
Half Century,” and involves Dr. Fite’s study of farmers, agriculture
and agriculture history. Dr.
Fite earned his Ph.D. in American History at the University of Missouri.
He has been honored with two prestigious Fulbright Awards, as well as
the Ford Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Dr. Fite’s
publications include: “Cotton Fields No More: Southern Agriculture
1865-1980,” published by the University Press of Kentucky.
Board of Trustees to meet at ASU-Beebe
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m.
Friday at ASU-Beebe.
Film series precedes Delta Blues
Prior to "Delta Blues Symposium X: The 1950s," a film series will be
presented in the ASU Museum, Room 157, March 22-24, at 7 p.m. each
evening. "A Face in the Crowd," "Mystery Train," and "Lalee’s
Kin: The Legacy of Cotton" are
the scheduled films. For more details about the film series and
other Symposium events, Thursday through Saturday, March 25-27, visit
the web site at
http://www.clt.astate.edu/blues. All Symposium events are free
and open to the public.
Spring enrollment numbers are up
Spring semester headcount enrollment at all instructional sites
associated with ASU-Jonesboro was 9,918 on the official "census" date,
an increase of 133 students over spring of 2003. The full-time
equivalent (FTE) enrollment was 7,893, up by 20 from the year before.
In the total, there were 781 new students.
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