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100th Year

Jan. 4, 2010

Calendar highlights:

2010 Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference,
8 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Convocation Center

Lecture-Concert Series presents Humberto Fontova in
“Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idots Who Idolize Him, Thursday, Jan. 21,
7 p.m.,
Student Union Auditorium



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Dr. Maness and Dr. Stillwell publish article
Dr. Don Maness, Teacher Education, and dean, and Dr. Jim Stillwell, PhysDr. Jim Stillwellical Dr. Don ManessEducation and department chair, have co-authored an article, "Chairing in the Twenty-First Century," which appeared in the periodical, The Department Chair, Vol. 20, No. 2, Fall 2009. In their article, Dr. Maness and Dr. Stillwell look at the challenges of chairing a department in the twenty-first century, particularly in light of the multiple roles department chairs are expected, if not required, to assume. They also state that the modern department chair must possess an awareness of  and some level of understanding of the contemporary trends facing both higher education, including changing attitudes on the part of the public, shrinking state dollars, consumerism, changing student demographics, and increasing competition for students. Drs. Maness and Stillwell also examine 5 C's--competence,  courage, confidence, communication, and cooperation--in describing qualities of successful department chairs.

'Perspectives from the Delta' opens Jan. 14 at STFM
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, 117 South Main Street, Tyronza, will host a special exhibit, “Perspectives from the Delta: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, andNorwood Creech's "Lepanto Water Tower and Warehouse," a drawing, will be on display beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza. Photography by Norwood Creech,” opening with a reception Thursday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m. The exhibition runs through Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Dr. Jeannie Whayne, professor of history at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville will present an introduction and commentary on the exhibition. Both exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Norwood Creech, artist, painter, printmaker, and photographer, lives in Lepanto, a town of some 2,200, in the Mississippi Delta of northeast Arkansas. She has also worked extensively as an arts educator. Dr. Jeannie Whayne is professor of history at the University of Arkansas and adjunct curator of American history at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. She is author, editor, or coauthor of eight books on the American South. She is also a member of the prestigious Organization of American Historians. For additional information, contact Linda Hinton, assistant director, Southern Tenant Farmers Museum at (870) 487-2909, or e-mail the museum at Visit the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum online. Contact Norwood Creech at (870) 475-6105, or see the NewsPage release for exhibition images and details.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration slated Jan. 18-20
ASU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs announces this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, “Embrace Our Past; Imagine Our Future.” Various events will take place throughout Jonesboro and on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro.On Monday, Jan. 18, the northeast Arkansas and citywide observance of Martin Luther King Day will begin with a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. at Bill’s Super Foods, Inc., 725 East Johnson Avenue at Fisher Street. The post-parade program in Centennial Hall will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will feature keynote speaker the Reverend Dr. Chester Jones, who currently serves as district superintendent of the South Central District of the Arkansas Conference, United Methodist Church. He is the brother of Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former U. S. Surgeon General and professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Mr. Fred Turner (BSE ’60; MSE ’72), one of the first African Americans to graduate from ASU, will offer a keynote speech at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Frederick C. Turner Jr. LTC, USA, Ret. is one of the first African American Students to be admitted to and subsequently graduate from Arkansas State University.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m., the “How King Matters” case study competition will be held in ASU’s Mockingbird Room. All students, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible to compete in this case study competition. The deadline for application to the case study competition is Thursday, Jan. 14, 3 p.m. in the Leadership Center, Student Union. For details, contact Kimberley Johnson, assistant dean of students, at ext. 2055, or see the NewsPage release.

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