Oct. 27, 2003

This week:

* OctTUBAfest
Concert @ 7:30 tonight;
Fowler Center,
Riceland Hall

* ASU Football game Saturday
@ 6 p.m. (CT) on
an ESPN channel
(check cable listings)

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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. 

Diversity Web Site launched for ASU
http://diversity.astate.edu 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.

Dr. Jerry 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.

"Trailer City" is history
The last of the mobile homes on the ASU campus will be gone by the end of this week -- bringing an end to an Students & Administrators participate in ceremonial "moving of last trailer" in Indian Village 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.  

Lion 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

The 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 Santa. 

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 audience
Club Swing, featuring the vocal ensemble Five by Design, delighted the audience at Fowler Center SaturdayThe Tribe "takes a bow" following their performance Saturday evening 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.

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