|October 28, 2002
This week's highlights:
* Opening of Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.,
* Senior Preview Day, Wednesday
* Indian football vs. Southern Utah, Saturday, 2 p.m.
faculty & staff achievements
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Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences to be awarded
Kwang-Min Lee successfully defended his dissertation earlier this month
to become Arkansas State University's first graduate of the Ph.D.
program in environmental science. Lee is a native of Seoul,
Korea. The program has 16 full-time students and two part-time
students, and works with several departmental units. More details
in the NewsPage report.
Buchanan reports progress
in tobacco research
Dr. Roger Buchanan, along with
Edgar Garcia-Rill and Robert Skinner of the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences, made a presentation about their research on the
effects of nicotine to members of the Arkansas Biosciences
Institute, Thursday in Little Rock. The ABI-sponsored research,
funded by the Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000, is titled, "Effects of Nicotine on Arousal and Sensory
Gating: Alterations in P13 Potential in Rats." The purpose
is to investigate pre-addictive effects of nicotine on basic brain
processes associated with our ability to "pay attention" by
focusing on specific sensory information while ignoring extraneous
information. Their research, which began in September, shows that
nicotine inhibits regions of the brain that are responsible for
alerting us to potentially important information.
home football game of 2002
Saturday is your last chance to support the
Indian football team at home. Kick-off for the game with Southern
Utah is at 2 p.m. Despite a couple of recent heartbreakers, the
student athletes have shown remarkable progress this year and
deserve our support for representing ASU so well. Go Tribe!
Graduate students have winning
Two graduate students in mass communications,
under the direction of Dr. Mary Jackson-Pitts in Radio-Television, have
had their video documentary works selected for airing on Arkansas
Educational Television Network. The NewsPage
has details. Such success reflects well on ASU faculty!
United Way Campaign at ASU
It's not too late to participate
in the campus campaign for United Way. To make it more fun, great prizes will be
awarded. See details!
Employee Benefits Fair,
Thursday, Oct. 31
Reminder . . . Human Resources announced by e-blast last week the
annual Employee Benefits Fair will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from
until 3 p.m. in the Reng Center Ballroom. No tricks, all treats
(i.e. prizes) at this event!
Is it the 'Loyalty Song' or
What do you sing at football games? Many
alumni and fans call it the "Fight Song," but the author,
George L. "Pop" Hodge, called it the "ASU Loyalty
Song." (Hear it and other ASU songs on the Sound
Zone). The word "fight" is used in the song three
times. Loyalty?. . . not once. We're told that a buzz in
the stadium crowd comes from those who think the song is being
Disability Services' Technology Fair 2002
Disability Services' annual Technology Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 30. Devices, software and hardware will be shown to students,
faculty and staff from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. in the Reng Center Ballroom. Admission is
Fowler Center and Lecture~Concert
the Lecture~Concert Series will present classical pianist Gyorgy Sandor on Thursday, Oct.
31, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center's Riceland Hall. Admission is free.
USAble to become
Blue Advantage Administrators
Just a reminder . . . USAble Administrators will change its name to
BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas. Only the name is
changing; everything else, including staff, phone numbers, and group
number, will remain the same. Starting next month, the new name and
logo will appear on all printed items. The web site will be www.BlueAdvantageArkansas.com.
Replacement ID cards with the new name and logo will be issued in
General Election will be Tuesday,
Early voting continues this week at your local
county courthouse. The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 5.
For details, watch the news media reports or check with election
officials. Perform your civic duty and vote!
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