ASU Board of Trustees meeting update
The ASU Board of
Trustees met on Friday at ASU-Beebe. Several resolutions were passed and
among those were: amending the current 59 1/2 age policy to allow
employees upon reaching that age access to all TIAA-CREF and VALIC funds
while remaining in full-time status positions; increasing residence hall
rates by 7.5 % and offering a new meal plan structure; offering an alcohol and chemical education
students for a fee of $30;
implementing changes to the PRT policy; and authorizing the naming of
the strength and conditioning center at ASU-Jonesboro to the Boe and
Myrna Adams Strength and Conditioning Center.
Lecture~Concert for the season: March 22
critic Andrew Patner will speak on campus Monday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
in the theatre of the Fowler Center. Dr. Patner has distinguished
himself for the range of his arts interests, including art and
architecture, classical music and opera, theatre and dance, books and
film. He has written for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 10
years and contributed to New Yorker, London’s Art Newspaper,
Opera News and many online publications.
ASU Lecture~Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the
cultural life of the campus, community and region. All programs are free
and open to the public. For more, see Lecture~Concert.
Symphony Orchestra to perform
for the third year, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra conducted by David
Itkin will present a concert of both classical and popular music at the
Fowler Center on Tuesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the
Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. The first half of the concert
will include “Symphony No. 8, in B minor unfinished” by Schubert and
Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture.” The second half of the concert will
include music from “Les Miserables,” “The Lord of the Dance,”
“The Empire Strikes Back,” a setting of great cowboy melodies by
John Williams, and arrangements from familiar American songs. Tickets
for the event are $25 and $20 for adults and $18 and $14 for seniors, ASU faculty and staff. ASU students receive a special rate
of $9 and $6. They may be purchased by calling the Central Box Office at
870-972-2781 or online tickets may be purchased at http://tickets.astate.edu.
Women's Basketball Team headed to tournament
The Arkansas State women's
basketball team is returning to
the Women's National Invitational Tournament
for the first time in four years as
it will host the Lady Owls of Rice University Thursday at the
Convocation Center at 7:05 p.m. The
Lady Indians (19-9) won a share of the regular Sun Belt East Division
crown and will host their first postseason
game since the 1998-1999 season.
Rice comes into the contest with a 21-9
record after falling to Louisiana
Tech in the Western Athletic Conference
Championship. Tickets went on sale
this morning at the box office at
the Convocation Center. Tickets are $4 for
students, $7 for general admission
and $9 for reserved seats.
Spring break vacation through Friday March 19
This week all faculty and students will be on vacation for Spring Break.
For this reason, this week's edition of Inside ASU is an
abbreviated version. Classes will resume on Monday, March 22.
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