Oct. 11, 2004
* Homecoming 2004: 'Welcome
A-State' . . .
* Choir Concert
* Project OneAstate
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'Welcome to Fabulous A-State' Homecoming
With Homecoming Week underway on the ASU
campus, students are busy with activities, and the schedule is also loaded with
events for alumni, faculty and staff. Check out the Alumni and Friends
Schedule on the web. Go, State, Go!
Special guests in Business and
Two events Saturday especially for alumni
will include the
College of Business Alumni
Breakfast at 9 a.m.,
featuring guest speaker Kathy Brittain White, founder of Rural Sourcing Inc.
The college will also recognize Henry P. Jones III and Larry Worsham as Business
Executives of the Year. The College of Communications Alumni Seminar, at
10 a.m., will feature David Hershey, director of creative services for KTVT and
KTXA in Dallas/Fort Worth. Contact the respective colleges for more
details or to make reservations.
Marketing students to work on FBI
An advertising class led by Dr. Melodie
Philhours, Marketing, is working this semester on a project for the FBI.
Students at ASU, one of 23 schools around the country selected, will develop a
marketing campaign to promote FBI career opportunities for those with critical
skills or fluency in specific languages. Read
more on the ASU NewsPage.
department presents ASU Jazz and The Tribe
The Department of Music will present the
ASU Jazz Band, "The Tribe", and the ASU Jazz Lab Band in concert this Tuesday,
Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. "The Tribe" is under
the direction of Ed Alexander, director of bands, and the ASU Jazz Lab Band is under the direction
Dr. Kenneth Carroll. For more details on participating
students and program, see jazz.
Motley to speak for second Lecture~Concert
Filmmaker and renown jazz musician Byron
Motley will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Fowler Center.
The topic of his presentation will be his upcoming
documentary, “Oh, How They Lived -- Stories of the Negro Leagues,” which he
produced about the Negro Baseball Leagues. This
fascinating documentary was produced in conjunction with the Negro Baseball
Leagues Museum in Kansas City, and will be the first documentary about the
leagues. In his presentation, Motley, also a talented singer and songwriter,
will share his knowledge and interest in the leagues. For more information,
visit Motley on the NewsPage or visit his
Graphic design program approved in
The College of Fine Arts has been granted
authority by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design to offer the
bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design, announced Dr. Dan Reeves, dean
of the college. The program will be offered beginning in August, and will
be the only accredited graphic design program in the state.
Congratulations to the faculty who worked successfully for this achievement!
Walk next week to promote fitness
Campus Recreation has invited all
faculty, staff and students to participate in a Poker Walk Wednesday, Oct. 20,
from 3-5 p.m. The walk will begin at the Student Union Center Court and should
take 60-90 minutes to complete. Each participant will receive a map with a
predetermined route across campus. Walkers will proceed through five checkpoints
on campus and receive a playing card at each checkpoint worth a certain number
of points. At the last checkpoint, the total number of points on the cards will
be determined. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd ,and 3rd place for
faculty/staff and students. Other Poker Walks will be held on Nov. 17, Feb. 23,
Mar. 23 and April 30. For more information about the Poker Walk, call Campus
Recreation at 972-2056.
Project OneAstate overview meeting
Technology Services will present an overview of the OneAstate project Tuesday, Oct.12, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center Auditorium.
This project refers to ASU's implementation process for SCT Banner, which will
replace the current financial, student, human resource and alumni/development
systems over the next three years. Everyone is invited to hear the
presentation by representatives from Sungard SCT on the project, conversion
process, and timeline.
Science in Motion exhibit opens today in
new Science in Motion exhibit opens
today in the ASU Museum. This innovative exhibit is designed to make science,
math and technology engaging, exciting and fun. The exhibit will feature eight
hands-on displays from the San Francisco Exploratorium. Science in Motion
will be in the museum until Nov. 28. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is open to the
public and admission is a $2 donation. For more information, visit
Delta Students Center receives
The ASU Delta Studies Center has received a
$10,000 grant to continue development of its oral history project, "Agriculture
and Community in Transition, 1920 to 1980."
State Rep. Travis Boyd and Burr Swann of the East Arkansas Resource Development
Council Inc. presented the check for funding from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, through the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Resources Benefits Fair set for Oct. 28
The annual Human Resources Benefits
Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Hames Room
Convocation Center. This year, St. Bernards will be bringing their new mobile
mammography unit and conducting mammogram service for ASU employees.
Interested employees need to fill out an application and return it to the Office
of Human Resources by Oct. 20. For the application and a list of criteria, see mammogram.
For more details, click on
Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest continues
The ASU Department of Theatre will
present One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 13, in the Fowler Center. Tickets
may be purchased (for reserved seating, in advance) at the ASU
Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1. Ticket prices are $9 at the door
and $7 in advance. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For more
details, go to Cuckoo's Nest.
ASU panel on foreign
policy issues, tonight on AETN
Tonight at 7 p.m., Arkansas
Educational Television Network (AETN) will broadcast the "town meeting" session
on U.S. foreign policy, which was taped Friday at ASU. The statewide
broadcast on AETN (local cable channel 2; over-air channel 19) features four ASU
student panelists (Driss El-Akrich, Beth Ephlin, Lauren Dapp, and Gaylon
Rainwater) and Dr. Charles Hartwig, Political Science. The panel,
moderated by Steve Barnes of Arkansas Week, answered questions from the
audience. The session is part of an AETN series designed to promote awareness
and discussion of global issues. The taping at ASU coincided with the
Model United Nations activities for high school students.
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