ASU Satellite Campuses Seeking Money for Major Centers

JUNE 15, 2004 - Posted at 7:30 a.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Arkansas State University campuses at Newport and Beebe will seek grants to build major, multi-million dollar centers now that the university system's board has approved the projects.

Both campuses will apply to the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for capital grant funding for the projects.  The scope of the work was outlined for board members during a teleconference meeting Monday.

At Beebe, officials will seek a Reynolds grant to build a $13 million aquarium and science center, and ASU-Newport hopes to receive funding to build a $5 million transportation-education center.

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