Jan. 3, 2005


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New issue of Arkansas Review published
The Department of English and Philosophy announce the publication of the December issue of Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies. Edited by a committee of faculty and graduate assistants, the magazine offers an interdisciplinary approach to the seven-state Mississippi River Delta region through academic articles, interviews, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and book reviews. Copies are available for purchase at Hastings, Books, Music and More in Jonesboro and at That Bookstore in Blytheville. The December issue is $7.50. One year’s subscription (three issues) is $20. Make checks payable to “ASU Foundation” with “Arkansas Review” on the memo line. Address and mail to Arkansas Review, P.O. Box 1890, State University, AR 72467. For more information, see Review.

Faculty members complete research study
Six ASU faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions and one faculty member from the College of Education recently completed a major research study on "Teaching Breast Cancer Screening to African-American Women in the Arkansas Mississippi River Delta." The research team consisted of the following assistant professors of nursing: Cathy P. Hall, MSN, RN, OCN,  Paige D. Wimberley, MSN, RN; Judith T. Pfriemer, MSN, RN; and Annette S. Stacy, MSN, RN, AOCN. Additional team members included Evelyn M. Hubbard, MSE, RT, assistant professor of radiological science; Jacquelyn D. Gilbert, BS, PT, MPH, assistant professor of physical therapy; and John D. Hall, Ph.D., LP, SPS, NCSP, associate professor of psychology & counseling.  See details in the Newspage release.

Soil and Water Education Conference to be held Jan. 13
The Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Convocation Center. U.S. Congressman Marion Berry will be the featured speaker for the luncheon. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the fee is $15. Sessions will be held all day, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Jan. 6, and forms may be obtained by calling 972-2043 or online at http://agri.astate.edu/. For more conference details, see Soil and Water.

Annual Agribusiness Conference set for Feb. 16
The 11th annual ASU Agribusiness Conference will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Fowler Center and the Convocation Center. The conference will focus on agricultural trade policy and the impact on producers, consumers and agribusiness. The conference will also include information about commodity specific market information, precision agriculture and farm business legal issues. Admission to the conference is free, but luncheon reservations are limited to the first 600 who register. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Fowler Center. Afternoon sessions end at 3:30 p.m. Additional conference information and online registration forms are available on the College of Agriculture website, http://agri.astate.edu/.

It's not too late to order desk calendars
Faculty and staff are reminded to contact Printing Services to reserve free 2005 desk calendars. Please call Terry Rolland at 972-2072 or send an email to dmaloch@astate.edu to reserve the number of calendars needed for your department. Departments will be notified when the calendars are ready to be picked up (sometime early this month).

'Inside ASU' is available through other means
If you are one of the loyal readers of Inside ASU who just can't wait to read the latest edition, here's a couple of alternatives to the ASU Daily Digest . . . Inside ASU may be accessed directly from the ASU home page at any time by clicking on the "Faculty and Staff" link at the top, then "Inside ASU," the third item down on the list of options.  Or, if you would prefer to have a copy mailed directly to your inbox, send a note to asunews@astate.edu and we will add your address to a list we use for direct distribution.

Classes begin next week
Reminder: Although the departments and offices of ASU re-open today, classes for the Spring 2005 semester will begin on Monday, Jan. 10.

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