July 12, 2004

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Trauth's herpetology book is getting lots of attention
Dr. Stan TrauthA great deal of state-wide news media attention has developed with the publication of Dr. Stanley Trauth's book, “The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas.” Dr. Trauth has worked nearly 20 years on this comprehensive, modern reference book. Book signings are planned in Mountain Home, Jonesboro and Blytheville. The first book signing will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, at The Cherry Tree Bookstore in Mountain Home, Trauth's hometown. The second signing on the tour will be held in conjunction with the Grand Opening festivities of the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. The presentation will be in the nature center’s auditorium followed by a book signing in the lobby, where several of Dr. Trauth’s photographs are on display. Other book signings are being coordinated for the fall with the ASU Bookstore and That Bookstore in Blytheville. For more about the book, see snakes.

ASU staffer will compete in Athens Olympics
Derek Miles, who spends much of his time helping ASU students reach their goals, has a very high goal of his own this summer.  Miles, Derek Miles, Advisement Servicesthe associate director of Advisement Services, finished third in the Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday to secure one of three spots on the U.S. pole vault team.  He recorded a jump of 19 feet, 1/4 inch to make the team with Athens-bound Timothy Mack and Toby Stevenson.  Miles, who joined the staff of ASU's Wilson Center for Academic Advising and Learning Assistance about three years ago, is expected to return to campus briefly before heading off to full-time training.  He studied (and vaulted) at the University of South Dakota, earning a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in athletic administration before heading south.  At ASU, he assists students with choosing a major and works with the Restart and Early Alert Programs.  The Olympic Games begin Aug. 13.

Delta Hall to be razed this summer
Delta Hall, which served as a men's residence hall for 45 years, will be torn down this summer. After mold was discovered in the ventilation system about a year ago, the building was closed while alternatives were evaluated. Cost estimates for removing asbestos and fixing the air system run $800,000; renovations to update and adapt the two-story building for other uses would cost even more. Demolition is expected to be completed by August, followed by landscaping as green space.

Food: Who's eating what?
Early tomorrow morning, two faculty members in political science will talk about changing patterns of food consumption, based on a five-state survey.  Dr. William McLean and Dr. Patrick Stewart will present "food for thought," based on their research, to the University Heights Lions Club, which meets at 6:30 a.m. for breakfast at Western Sizzlin'.

CLIP Program overview meetings planned
For anyone who missed the e-mailed announcement last week, the Career Ladder Incentive Program (CLIP) is about to get underway for another year.  The overview session will be offered twice on Tuesday, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and twice on Wednesday, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., in the Convocation Center auditorium.  Supervisors and employees are welcome.  While the CLIP program can result in  monetary reward, professional development is the program's real goal.

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