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99th Year

Jan. 16, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Fowler Center Series presents the Ma'alot Quintet tonight,
7:30 p.m.,
Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19--no classes meet, but various events and activities occur on campus


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Gov. Beebe reappoints Mike Gibson to board of trustees
Yesterday, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe announced that Mike Gibson
Mike Gibsonof Osceola was reappointed to the ASU Board of Trustees. The appointment expires Jan. 14, 2014. Gibson served as chair of the ASU Board of Trustees last year. Mr. Gibson is engaged in the general practice of law in Osceola, Arkansas, at the Gibson Law Firm and also serves as a part-time Osceola District Judge. In addition, he is trustee for the Judd Hill Foundation, a charitable foundation which operates a 4,000 acre cotton farm in Poinsett County, Arkansas. For details of gubernatorial appointments, click here.

Dr. Pearce is lead author of peer-reviewed article
Dr.Dr. Amy R. Pearce Amy R. Pearce, Psychology and Counseling, is the lead author on an article accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. The original paper, "A Positive Psychology Perspective on Mate Preferences in the United States and Russia," resulted from a collaborative research project with former psychology major and ASU alumna Alexandra Ramsey and psychology professors Tatiana Chuikova and Svetlana Galyautdinova of Ufa, Russia.

Dr. Gill publishes book review
Dr. Alyson Gill, Art History, published a review of the Lauro Martines book, "Fire in the Dr. Alyson GillCity: Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence." The review appeared in the most recent edition of The Southeastern College Conference (SECAC) Review 15, no. 3 (2008): 356-58. Gill first became aware of the writings of the 15th century reformer Girolamo Savonarola while teaching with the College of Fine Arts in Florence, and she is currently working on an article on the impact of the Dominican friar on the career of the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli.

ASU-TV posts YouTube links capturing Act 100 events
ASU's year-long Centennial celebration got underway with a ceremonial re-enactment signing of Act 100 of 1909 in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Wednesday mCollin Pilloworning in Little Rock. ASU-TV's Collin Pillow, Radio-Television, and Television Studio supervisor, captured the events, allowing those who could not attend to watch the re-enactment on YouTube. The dramatic re-enactment drew applause from the standing room-only crowd as student thespians vocalized remarks in the dialect of the period. Bob Simpson, chair and professor of theatre in ASU’s Department of Theatre, served as Speaker Rep. J. J. Bellamy, Jared Weston portrayed Representative J. L. Brown of Independence County, Donnie Walters portrayed Representative Oscar Winn of Pulaski County, James Kaut portrayed Representative E. D. Smothers of Baxter County, and Rob Spencer portrayed Senator Robert W. Glover of Grant County. Collin Pillow captured Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe's address to the re-enactment's spectators, and he also captured the remarks by ASU's chancellor, Dr. Robert L. Potts.
Links for all videos are at (dramatic re-enactment by ASU Theatre thespians), (Gov. Beebe's preliminary address), and (remarks of Chancellor Potts.)

ASU Faculty Women's Club to host Centennial Gala
ASU's Centennial marks a major milestone for our institution and provides the perfect reason for gathering with friends to celebrate this momentous occasion. The ASU Faculty Women's Club has established a rich heritage of support for ASU, and the organization wants to help kick off this year of celebration. The ASU Faculty Women's Club will host a Centennial Gala on Saturday, January 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Fowler Center. The evening will begin with a pre-dinner social at 5:30 p.m., followed by a formal dinner at 6 p.m. Dr. Les Wyatt, Dr. Robert Potts, Dr. Nancy Hendricks, and Dr. Eugene Smith will be guest speakers for the evening. A PowerPoint presentation that chronicles the development of ASU and the role of Faculty Women's Club will be presented. Join the ASU Faculty Women's Club for this festive event. Tickets for the event are $25 per person, and seating is limited to 130 people. Tickets are available by contacting Betsy Huss at 933-9758, Barbara Doyle at 972-2966, or Woodie Sue Herlein at 972-3055.

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