Diversity: "Prerequisites for Success"
The Office of Diversity will hold an
open forum for all faculty and staff, “Diversity: Prerequisites for
Success” today at 3 p.m. in the Convocation Center
Auditorium. The Diversity Open
Forum is designed to introduce discussions to the campus community,
engage the collective campuses in dialogue and provide opportunities to
exchange ideas and share experiences regarding this topic. The featured presenters for
this event will be Dr. Charlie Nelms of Indiana University and Dr. Tess
Arenas of the University of Wisconsin System.
Web Site launched for ASU
is the address for insightful information about diversity initiatives.
The web site serves as a clearinghouse for campus diversity-related
activities and also provides resources to assist the campus community in
learning more about diversity. The diversity web site is password
protected. However, ASU faculty and staff can use their assigned user
name and password to gain access.
Farris named for prestigious award
The North American Society of
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), has named Dr. Jerry
Farris, Environmental Sciences, the recipient of the prestigious
Eugene Kenaga Membership Award. Dr. Farris will receive the award at the
annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 9. The award was created by
SETAC this year to honor the many contributions of Eugene Kenaga,
the first president of SETAC and one of its founders.
City" is history
last of the mobile homes on the ASU campus will be gone by the end of
this week -- bringing an end to an
era that has been on campus since
1945. Literally thousands of students have lived in the trailers at Indian
Village. At the time, they were the most practical response for Arkansas
State College to answer the demand for housing from students seeking higher
education in the post-World War II economy. Today, the new apartments
and the existing houses nearby will comprise Indian Village, as
"trailer city" makes history.
President Bill Clinton to lecture tomorrow
Reminder: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton
will be on campus to speak tomorrow as the inaugural Liberty Bank Distinguished
Lecture begins. All of the tickets have been distributed for his 12:45 p.m.
lecture at Fowler Center. The doors open at noon for those who have
tickets; everyone must be seated by 12:30 p.m.
King with the ASU Museum
Support the ASU Museum and
celebrate the holidays
with Disney's "The Lion King," -- Broadway's Award-Winning Best Musical. Patrons will receive
orchestra seats to the 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, performance
of " The Lion King" at the Orpheum Theatre; bus
transportation to and from Memphis; and a 4 p.m. holiday reception at
the home of Drs. Scott and Deborah Ferguson of West Memphis. The ASU Advisory Council
and the Fergusons are hosting an
elegant holiday reception prior to the performance. Ticket prices are $140 for
Museum members and $150 non-members. Call the Museum office at
870-972-2074 for a registration form. Limited seating is available. All
major credit cards are accepted.
ASU Orchestra Concert
Department of Music will present the ASU Concert Orchestra, under
the direction of Neale Bartee, this
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center Riceland Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Lit'l Bita Christmas
Reminder: The popular arts and crafts show, Lit'l Bita Christmas,
will be Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7 - 9, at the Convocation Center.
Proceeds from the event will benefit athletic scholarships. All faculty
and staff are admitted FREE on Friday with a valid ASU ID. The show will
be open from noon until 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on
Saturday, and noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Entry fees are: adults $4,
children 12 and under and senior citizens $3, and a weekend pass is $7.
More than 250 exhibitors from across the country will be showing arts,
crafts and products. Children can even have their picture made with
Torchbearer Reception: Nov. 12
Save the Date: On
Wednesday, Nov. 12, the Torchbearer Reception will be held from 3:30
until 5 p.m. at Fowler Center. Mark your calendar and plan to attend, as
prizes will be given away.
Tribe impresses Fowler Center
Club Swing, featuring the vocal ensemble Five by Design, delighted the
audience at Fowler Center Saturday
evening. Accompaniment for the program of jazz and big band favorites
from the swing era was provided by ASU students in The Tribe, the
Department of Music's jazz band, led by Five by Design's music director.
The show was a big success, with much of the credit going to the
students who performed so professionally.
Back to the top