Governor initiates Blue Ribbon
committee on higher ed
Amid the debate about education
reform in Arkansas, Gov. Mike Huckabee announced last week that he will
form a Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Education. The committee's
charge will be to develop recommendations for improving the state's
colleges and universities. Dr. Les Wyatt, president, said after
the announcement that he is very supportive of the direction Gov.
Huckabee has chosen. The committee will look at participation, retention
and graduation rates; the importance of research; funding, diversity and
affordability issues; use of technology; and higher education's role in
economic development. Read more details in a
news release from the
Faculty achievements featured in 'Campus'
Dennis White, Chair, Speech Communication, was recently
elected to lead a national association. Mike Bowman, Regional
Vickrey, Graphic Design, and Sue
Marlay, International Student and Scholar Services, are also featured
in this week's Campus News with professional achievements. Read about these and other faculty in Campus
Sundaes on Wednesday, with
Need a mid-week cool down? This
Wednesday, all Torchbearers are invited to gather at Fowler Center to
indulge in an ice cream sundae, complete with all the classic toppings.
If you're a banana split fan, please note that this is BYOB ... bring
your own banana. A Torchbearer is a current or retired faculty or staff
member who gives financially to the ASU Foundation toward scholarships,
the Library, the Museum, KASU, Santa's Tribe or any academic college or
Serving lines will open at 3:30 p.m. and will keep going
until 5 p.m. Many donated prizes will be given away including a Riceland
Gift Box, a Full Sun gift certificate, a Hemingway-Pfeiffer t-shirt, a
$25 gift certificate from Golden Grotto or maybe a dinner for eight at
the President's home. For more information about Torchbearers, please
e-mail Elaine Poynter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving in the
Following many years of ASU
tradition, the ASU Faculty and Staff will serve Thanksgiving
dinner to students on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in
the Wigwam (Woodlands is closed). There will be two shifts for faculty
and staff to work: the first shift is 4:30-5:45 p.m. and the second
shift is 5:45-7 p.m. For those who volunteer to work the first shift,
they will be given a meal following their shift. For those who volunteer
to work the second shift, they may come early for a meal prior to
working. Family members are invited and the cost is a $5.62, including
tax. The deadline to sign up for a shift is Monday, Nov. 17, by 5 p.m.
Please call Dawn Tucker at 3362 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Armory a Multicultural Thanksgiving dinner
will be organized by the International Student Association, the Student
Activity Board, the Black Student Association, the NAACP, the Office of
Multicultural Affairs and other groups. The dinner is for
everyone, free for students and $5 for others. The organizations are in
need of some food, so if there are any groups that would like to donate
some food such as
casseroles, side dishes or desserts, it would be greatly appreciated.
There will be a traditional dinner with turkeys, hams and also
international food. If
you would like to cook casseroles, cakes or anything, please
today if possible.
Resource Center workshop is tomorrow
Lagda, a representative with the Grants Resource Center, will be on
campus tomorrow offering a workshop in the CLT Lab on the third floor of
the library. Two sessions will be held, one in the morning and one
in the afternoon. The GRC gives faculty and staff access to their
comprehensive database and other services for those looking for funding sources
or for other helpful information. In addition to the two
workshops, he will meet individually with faculty who already have
projects in mind. Please call the Research Office at 8288, to register
for a workshop or a half-hour consultation.
Choir Boys to perform this Sunday
The Vienna Choir Boys will
be at the Fowler Center this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $14
for faculty and staff, and $9 and $6 for ASU students. For more
information or to purchase tickets, call 972-2781 or visit http://tickets.astate.edu.
Other Fowler Center events include: The Duttons Christmas Show, Dec. 16;
the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 13; Tony Kenny’s Ireland, March
2; the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, March 23; Rhythm and Brass, April 3
(all events begin at 7:30 p.m.).
parking in disability spaces more costly
Beginning with the Spring
Semester, there will be significant changes on the fines and
penalties for illegally parking in disability parking spaces at ASU. The
fine will be raised from $84 to $150 for a first offense. Subsequent
offenses will result in the $150 fine, plus towing. These changes are the recommendation of Disability Services and Parking Services.
The Parking/Motor Vehicle Committee has approved the changes.
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