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100th Year

Jan. 18, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition 2010 opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 21, 5 p.m., Bradbury Gallery

2010 Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference, Thursday, Jan. 21,
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. Kher presents session at international conference
Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher
, Electrical Engineering, recently presented an invited talk at the
second International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology (ICETET) 2009 held Dec. 16-18, 2009 in Nagpur, India. The conference sponsored by IEEE SMC society and had  226 peer reviewed papers from 18 countries for presentation. Dr. Kher was one of the three invited speakers for the conference. Her presentation, "Energy Efficient routing protocols for WSN in distributed networks," was very well received. She also chaired a session on wireless communications at the conference.

Nursing & Health Professions faculty make presentation
Dean Susan Hanrahan and five faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions and  traveled to San Antonio in October to present at the 2009 Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions annual conference. Podium presentations were provided by Becky Keith, PT, the Beck Pride Center for Wounded Veterans, and Dr. Rebecca Matthews, DNP, MNSc, IBCLC, RN, Community Education to Prevent SIDS in Childcare Settings. Posters were presented by Ashley Mott, PT, EDS, This is Not What I Expected: Reflections from the Clinic; Dr. Angela Stone Schmidt, PhD, MNSc, RNP, RN, Outcome Trends Following Inpatient Rehabilitation; and Dr. Phyllis Skorga, PhD, RN, Partnering to Apply and Evaluate CMS Quality Indicators in Nursing Education. A roundtable group discussion on inter-professional education was facilitated by Dean Susan Hanrahan.

Three Arkansas petroglyph sites to be featured Jan. 21
Dr. George Sabo III of the Arkansas Archeological Survey will make a presentation on three rock art sites in Arkansas, "Petroglyphs of the Eastern Ozark Escarpment in Arkansas," Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in Room 182 of the ASU Museum. The sites have been documented in the Eastern Ozark Escarpment near Batesville. Each site is associated with a unique geological feature. Petroglyphs representing a uniform style of artistic expression are preserved at each site, representing human figures, ceremonial objects, footprints and tracks, and a variety of geometric shapes. This presentation summarizes the iconography of the rock art and suggests interpretations of the ceremonial use of local Mississippi period cultural landscapes. For details, contact Dr. Julie Morrow, ext. 2071.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration slated Jan. 18-20
Reminder: 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. 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. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m., the “How King Matters” case study competition will be held in ASU’s Mockingbird Room. For details, contact Kimberley Johnson, assistant dean of students, at ext. 2055, or see the NewsPage release. 

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