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ASU holds a Board of Trustees meeting

ASU holds a Board of Trustees meeting

JONOESBORO, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, December 7, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in McMullin Hall in Dryer Hall on the ASU-Mountain Home campus, 1600 South College.

The tentative agenda and proposed resolutions have been posted to the ASU System website, www.asusystem.edu.

For those who are unable to travel to Mountain Home, the meeting can also be heard via conference call in the Chancellor’s Conference Room in the Administration Building on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.

Prior to the board meeting, ASU-Jonesboro staff will have a presentation of their campus master plan at 9:00 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Conference Room in Roller Hall.  Members of the Board of Trustees have been invited to attend this presentation.

(source: Arkansas State)

Four ASU students win awards at National Broadcast Society regional competition

Four ASU students win awards at National Broadcast Society regional competition

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Four students who are majoring in radio-television at Arkansas State University put what they have learned to the test and came up winners at the National Broadcast Society Southeast Regional Competition in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas earlier this month.

The four students, Kurt Kamphausen of Little Rock; Xinzhong Zhao of Urumqi, China; Marcela Tapia of Mexico City, Mexico; and Cody Dertow of Houston, Texas, all captured first-place awards in the college competition for their packages in radio and television.

“These four worked extremely hard to prepare their packages for competition and their efforts were appropriately rewarded with first place finishes,” said Dr. Michael Bowman, assistant professor of radio-television and advisor for ASU’s chapter of the National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho. “I’m extremely proud of Kurt, Xinzhong, Marcela, and Cody.  They exemplify the high caliber student in the College of Communications.”

‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas’ to air Nov. 21 on AETN

‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas’ to air Nov. 21 on AETN

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will air a special block of holiday programming Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. featuring the all new “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas,” as well as “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” and “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.” These special programs will also air throughout Thanksgiving weekend and in December.

The special, one-hour “Cat in the Hat” holiday celebration follows the Cat, Nick and Sally on a trip around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas. On their adventure to Freezeyourknees Snowland, the Cat in the Hat and friends depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins and red crabs – and their remarkable abilities to help navigate an amazing journey home. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” airs Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

Lyon rebuilds Edwards Commons

Lyon rebuilds Edwards Commons

 

Less than two years after the original Edwards Commons was destroyed by fire, a new campus center bearing the same name is ready for the fall term at Lyon College. The first meal was served in the new dining hall Aug. 13.

Construction on the new 44,000-square-foot building began in October 2011. The top floor, which houses the dining hall, kitchen and The Scot Shop, is virtually complete. Finishing touches are being made to the lower level, which houses the Bistro, game room and student life offices.

A ribbon cutting and rededication of the new center will be held Oct. 19 immediately following the annual Founders’ Day Convocation at 11 a.m. in Brown Chapel. Former Lyon President John Griffith, who served from 1989 to 1997, will deliver the keynote address at the convocation.

Princeton Review names Lyon College one of 'Best Southeastern Colleges'

Princeton Review names Lyon College one of 'Best Southeastern Colleges'

 

For the ninth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Lyon College a “Best Southeastern College,” based on results from its “2013 Best Colleges” survey.

Lyon College is one of 136 schools receiving the Best in the Southeast designation, and one of only four Arkansas institutions on the list compiled by the education services company headquartered in Massachusetts.