Oct. 11, 2004

This week:

* Homecoming 2004: 'Welcome
to Fabulous
A-State' . . .
see schedule

* Choir Concert
tonight, 7:30,
Fowler Center

* Project OneAstate
2:30 p.m.,

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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 Homecoming Schedule on the web. Go, State, Go!

Special guests in Business and Communications
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 project
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.

Music 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.

Byron Motley to speak for second Lecture~Concert
Byron MotleyFilmmaker 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 website.

Graphic design program approved in Art Department
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!

Poker 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 is Tuesday
Information and 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 Museum
The 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 science exhibit.

Delta Students Center receives grant
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.

Human 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 of the 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 Benefits Fair.

One 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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