Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Jan. 11, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 14

Lecture-Concert Series presents Luna Nova
New Music Ensemble, Monday, Jan. 14,
7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

Convocation Center  presents The Temptations, Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.


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ASU hosts Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference
ASU hosts the 9th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Convocation Center. The Hon. Marion Berry, U.S. Congressman for the First Congressional District, will be the luncheon speaker. Pre-registration closes on Thursday, Jan. 17. For details, contact Dr. Steve Green at ext. 2043, check the link at  or see the NewsPage release.

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition at "An Emperor and someone else's horse," Wayne Kimball, President's Purchase AwardBradbury Gallery
The opening reception for the 2008 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Bradbury Gallery. A free full-color catalog of the entire exhibition will be available at the opening reception. Bradbury Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. For details, contact Les Christensen, director, at the Bradbury Gallery, ext. 2567, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. McKay co-authors poster, addresses conference
Dr. Tanja McKay, Entomology, recently attended the 55th annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Dr. McKay was chosen to give the "Highlights in Veterinary Entomology" symposium speech this year. She also co-authored a poster, "House fly (Musca domestica) and stable fly (Stomoyxs calcitrans) parasitism following sustained releases of pteromalid wasps in southern dairies." Her master's degree student, Justin Fiene, also gave a talk, "Do dung beetles respond to ivermectin residues? An examination of the olfactory cues used by dung beetles in finding dung pats."

Dr. Weathers reelected to third term as committee chair
Dr. Pamela J. Weathers
, Metabolic Engineering, ABI, was recently reelected to a third term as the chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), and thereby also reelected to a third term as a member of the SIVB Board of Directors. The Public Policy Committee of SIVB assists society members and the scientific community at large to better understand in vitro biology, biotechnology, and current research and public policy issues affecting the scientific community. The committee supports SIVB's interaction with Congress and other government officials to give scientific advice on funding priorities and other issues relevant to in vitro biology and biotechnology. Dr. Weathers holds the Judd Hill Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology. She also directs the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program at ASU.

ASU's Student Union offices will be open extended hours
The following offices in the Student Union are now open extended hours, for students' convenience, through Friday, Jan. 25: Student Account Services, Cashier's Window, Financial Aid, Registrar, Residence Life, Admissions, Testing Center, Disability Services, and Counseling and Career Services. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.

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