Jan. 12, 2007

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December issue of "Arkansas Review" available
The Department of English and Philosophy at ASU announces 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 reviews. Members of the ASU community who contributed to this issue of the journal are book reviewers Brady Banta, Cherisse Jones-Branch, Derek Allen Clements, William Clements, Gregory Hansen and Michael P. Spikes. For details, including how to purchase copies, click here.

New director of development selected
Christy Valentine has been selected as ASU's new director of development in the Office of University Advancement. Valentine holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the College of Business, and she has served the College of Business as an instructor since 2001. She brings a wealth of corporate, consulting, and management experience, as well as university, civic, and community service, to the position. Steve Owens, vice president for university advancement, said, "We are very excited to have Christy Valentine join the Advancement team as director of development. Her corporate experience, coupled with her academic credentials, make her a wonderful fit for the position."
Staff Senate to host reception for Chancellor Potts
On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the ASU Staff Senate will host a staff reception for Dr. Robert L. Potts, new chancellor for ASU-Jonesboro. The drop-in reception, from 1:15-2 p.m. on the 8th floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library, provides an opportunity for all ASU staff to meet Dr. Potts. Refreshments will be served. The ASU Staff Senate will meet in the library board room at 2, immediately following the reception. Chancellor Potts will address the senate.

Nomination form online for awards
The nomination/application form for the 2007 R. E. Lee Wilson Citizenship Award and the Distinguished Service Awards are available online at http://events.astate.edu/scholars/Wilson-DSAAward.htm. The link to download the form is near the bottom of the page. The deadline to submit nomination/application packets is Friday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Packets should be submitted to Jill Bristow, University Advancement, Room 104, or mailed to Jill Bristow, University Advancement, P.O. Box 1990, State University, AR 72467. For details, contact Jill Bristow, ext. 3362.

Celebration honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Reminder: ASU's Student Activities Board, in conjunction with the ASU Office of Multicultural Affairs, the ASU Student Government Association, and the ASU Music Department, plans a three-day observance to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration takes place Jan. 15-17, 2007. For details, see NewsPage.

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