Dr. Maness and Dr. Stillwell publish article
Dr. Don Maness, Teacher Education, and dean, and
Dr. Jim Stillwell, Physical
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
'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, and
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
Creech, artist, painter, printmaker, and photographer, lives in Lepanto,
a town of some
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
assistant dean of students, at ext. 2055, or see the
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