August 9, 2004


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ASU scientists receive $12 million Dept. of Defense contract
ASU received the news the end of last week that the 2005 Department of Defense appropriations bill which included a $12 million contract for ASU scientists was signed by President George W. Bush. The contract includes two projects which will be conducted by Dr. Susan D. Allen, Research and Academic Affairs; Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Chemistry; Dr. Bruce Johnson, Physics; Dr. William Burns, Chemistry; Dr. Scott Reeve, Chemistry; and Dr. Sergey Kudryshov, Physics. The scientists will work with two other universities to research and create remote detection techniques for minute levels of nuclear, chemical and biological substances.
  One of the programs, SHADES (Standoff Hazardous Agent Detection Equipment System) will be used to detect nuclear and chemical particles for the location of weapons of mass destruction.
  The other program, SSRID (Standoff Sensor for Radionuclide Identification) will detect particles to determine contamination levels from such weapons. Read more in the NewsPage release.
  Read details about other faculty members' recent achievements in Campus News.

Faculty Orientation begins Monday
On Monday, Aug. 16, the two-day Orientation for new faculty will get underway, conducted by the Office of Research and Academic Affairs.  The agenda and other orientation information is on the New Faculty Orientation website.  Fall Faculty Conference follows on Wednesday, Aug. 18.  Welcome to all new faculty!

Museum to open exhibit of women's art
The ASU Museum will host an exhibit opening for "Originals! Arkansas Women Artists, 2004-05," with a reception this Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.  The Arkansas State Committee of The National Museum of Women in the Arts sponsors the exhibition.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  The exhibit will remain on exhibit in the main gallery through Sept. 24.

Scout University needs your help on Oct. 2
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from across Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri will be coming to ASU on Saturday, Oct. 2, to participate in Scout University 2004. Faculty and staff are invited to share their expertise with these young women and men. If you would be interested in teaching a badge workshop, please contact Dawn Tucker at 972-3362 or via email at If you don't have a particular badge you would like to teach, but are interested in helping, your assistance is still needed. You can be matched with your interest areas. This is a great opportunity to showcase all the talent at ASU as well as helping to recruit future students.

Parking permits will expire next week; new ones available
The 2003-04 parking permits will expire Aug. 15. Parking Services wants everyone to know that they are available anytime for purchase. And, once you have one, just place it in your vehicle and it goes into effect. Also, as new parking lots are being constructed, a few changes are taking place that will affect members of the faculty, staff and students. Parking Services will be phasing out the green curb painting to designate faculty parking places. An example of this is the new lot west of Education/Communications and south of the Dean B. Ellis Library. The new lot contains more than 280 spaces and is paved, striped, and lighted and will have an emergency telephone. It also contains new signage to indicate the type of designated parking spaces. Instead of the traditional green painted curbs to indicate faculty parking, metal signs will mark the beginning and the end of designated parking. In addition, metal signs will indicate visitor parking and disability parking. Student designated parking will be unsigned. The reason behind this change is because metal signs can be more visible at night and during inclement weather as well as being more efficient to maintain.

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