Jan. 23, 2006

This week:

* KASU Bluegrass Monday, tonight

Mainspring, concert, tonight

Ron Clayton, exhibit opens today

* Dr. Phillip Deloria, Lecture~Concert, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Technology Conference,
Wednesday, ABI

* Faculty Recital,
Thursday evening

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Dr. Bao-An Li invited to speak at symposium
Dr. Bao-An Li
, Physics, was an invited speaker at the XXIX Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Jan. 2-7, at Cocoyoc, Morelos, Mexico, for a review talk on the equation of state for neutron stars. Li also was first author on two recent articles in Physical Review.  One was "Isospin dependence of nucleon emission and radial flow in heavy-ion collisions induced by high energy radioactive beams," and the other was "Near-threshold pion production with radioactive beams." 
For the latest summary of faculty and staff achievements, click on Campus News.

Dr. Gil Fowler is editor of national publication
Dr. Gil Fowler, Journalism, and The Honors College, has been re-appointed to a three-year term as editor of Journalism and Mass Communications Abstracts, which is published by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.  The publication is a compilation of abstracts of theses and dissertations on media and related areas from American and international institutions.

Childhood Services receives $300,000 Mott grant
Congratulations to Jo Ann Nalley, director, and the entire staff of ASU Childhood Services.  Arkansas is one of six states to receive grants from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation of Flint, Mich., to establish statewide after school networks that promote continuing and effective after school programming.  The three-year grant will fund the Arkansas Out of School Network, which will be chaired by Woodie Sue Herlein of ASU Childhood Services.  Match funding is provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.  Numerous professionals and organizations have been identified already as network participants and partners.  More details will be announced soon on the NewsPage.

Black History Month begins next week
The theme for Black History Month 2006 will be “Still Climbing … Life Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair.” The highlight of the month will be Ms. Deborah Mathisthe Black History Month Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium featuring Ms. Deborah Mathis, author of Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don’t Feel at Home. Mathis, currently a professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Washington D.C. program, is a former news anchor for the Little Rock television station KATV. For more details, contact Jerrod Lockhart at 870-972-2055 or via email at jlockhar@astate.edu or see the NewsPage for details.

Preview Day set for Wednesday, Feb. 8
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, student affairs will host the first Preview Day of the new year for high school seniors who are considering to attend ASU. As with other Preview Days, there will be seminars, guest speakers and tours of the campus. For more details, see the news release on the NewsPage.    

Reception and book signing: Queen of Purgatory
Heritage Studies Ph.D. student Guy Lancaster, who also serves as the assistant editor of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, will have a book signing for his new book, Queen of Purgatory, on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 2 - 6 p.m. at The Edge Coffeehouse. The book signing is sponsored by The Edge and the Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program. A reception will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. with the signing continuing until 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Convocation of Scholars: April 10 - 14
Reminder: Anyone planning an event, including college banquets, cultural presentations and other special events, during Convocation of Scholars is asked to forward that information today to Diana Monroe in University Development at dmonroe@astate.edu.
  Also, nomination forms for the Wilson Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the 4.0 Award, President's Award and Graduating Senior Award are available online. Click here for online forms.

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