Graduate Student Recruiting Fund 2005
Recruitment of Graduate Students – ASU used funds to sponsor a one-day (March 1, 2006) on-campus seminar “101 Great Ideas for Recruiting Graduate Students” which was attended by department chairs and graduate program directors. To purchase promotional items to give out to prospective students at the recruitment fair. Also to participate in additional on-campus recruiting trips.
Participation in Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2006
Grant used to assist Les Christensen and John Salvest, in the Art Department to travel to and participation in the Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art, in Florence, Italy.
College of Nursing & Health Professions 2007
Funds used for the purchase of a “patient ventilator” for use in a critical care lab of the ASU Nursing Program.
College of Fine Arts Department of Music 2008
Grant used to purchase six new sousaphones. They are in full use by the Sound of the Natural State Marching Band.
ASU Centennial Book 2009
Funds used to cover half the production and publication cost for the “Arkansas State University Centennial Book: 100 Years; 100 Stories” which will be part of the ASU Centennial Celebration.
Crowley’s Ridge BEST Robotics 2010
Funds used to support Crowley’s Ridge BEST (Boosting, Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition hosted by the ASU Department of Computer Science. It allows student teams from area high schools to participate in a competition to design and build a robot to solve a given problem. The event was held in the Fall and expands on students interest and future careers in these areas it also teaches them cooperation, teamwork, sportsmanship, and time management while learning and having fun.
College of Nursing & Health Professions 2011
Funds were used to assist in the purchase of equipment to be used in the Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences for a new “positioning mannequin” to be used in their new, state-of-the-art x-ray labs. This technology allows students the opportunity to simulate real-life situations, making the transition from lab to clinic easier, more meaningful and safer. It boost their confidence levels and their abilities to function in the clinic. Very few universities have the set up ASU has with the new x-ray lab.
Department of Radio-Television 2012
Funds used to assist in securing a matching grant to upgrade the (RTV) Radio-Television Department from Broadcasting in Analog to Broadcasting in (HD) High Definition television with state of the art lighting. It has helped convert everything to digital and also reduced the amount of space needed to house the top of the line equipment and helps save money by using new LED lighting which is more energy efficient. For more information see the article in Voices Fall 2012 edition.