Feb. 2, 2006


Black History Month continues

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* Preview Day, Wednesday 

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Dr. Pearce co-authors journal article
Dr. Amy PearceDr. Amy R. Pearce, Psychology & Counseling, and Robbie L. Cline, a master's student in mental health counseling, wrote an article titled Teaching the Statistics Laboratory--Keep Up the PACE, in the January edition of the "American Journal of Psychological Research." For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, go to Campus News.

Hannigan & Dowling receive renewal grant: $434,000
Dr. Robyn HanniganCongratulations to Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Carolyn Dowling, Chemistry, for receiving a $434,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant is a renewal and will continue the highly successful Research Internships in Science of the Environment (RISE). RISE provides summer research experiences in environmental sciences to under-represented minority and first-generation/low income undergraduate science majors from across the United States. RISE is designed specifically to meet the education needs of under-represented minority students with the primary goal of increasing the diversity of the science workforce. 

Brown Bag Lectures kick off this month
The College of Humanities and Social Science will kick off their 2006 Brown Bag Lecture Series this month.
  What to do with Inappropriate, Racist and Ethnic Humor
will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 15, by Dr. Michael Cundall, Philosophy.
  May We Pray That We be Given Strength and Faith to Stand Together: Racial Activism and South Carolina YWCA's, will be presented Wednesday, March 1, by Cherisse Jones, History.
  Racial Bias in the Justice System will be presented on Wednesday, March 29, featuring Dr. Doris Chu, Dr. Ellen Lemley and Dr. Greg Russell, Criminology.
  Do Coupled Gays and Lesbians Differ from Married Heterosexuals?: Relationship Status, Sexual Orientation, and the Well-Being of Men and Women will be presented on Wednesday, April 12, by Dr. Gretchen Hill and Dr. Chris Wienke, Sociology.
All four Brown Bag Lectures will be held at 2 p.m. in room 216 of Wilson Hall.

173 student athletes named to AD Honor Roll
The largest number of ASU Athletic Director Honor Roll participants ever was recognized Saturday during halftime of the menís basketball game.  A line of 173 student-athletes and spirit support group members who earned a 3.00 GPA or higher during the fall semester received certificates from Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee. A receiving line of faculty members, administrators and coaches congratulated each honoree.  The 173 figure, 55 percent of ASUís athletes, is the largest AD Honor Roll list since the award was introduced in 1991. Nine of the 16 menís and womenís NCAA intercollegiate sports ended the fall semester with a 3.0 grade point average or better.

Middle East Studies Night & grant awards, Monday
The Middle East Studies Committee (MESC) will host Middle East Studies Night on Monday, Feb. 6, in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center. The highlight of the evening is the announcement of the 2006 grant recipients. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet of Middle Eastern cuisine at 7 p.m. From 7:45 Ė 8:45 p.m., cultural connections to the Middle East will be provided through student and faculty experiences. Admission is free. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band: Feb. 14  
The Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band in concert on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Ed Alexander. Musical selections for the concert will include Fantasia in G by Timothy Mahr, Lux Arumque by Eric Whitacre, Dawn Reflections at Arlington by James A. Hirt, Between the Two Rivers by Philip Sparke, Andante and Allegro by Charles Lefebvre, and Armenian Dances by Alfred Reed. Under the direction of Dr. Ken Carroll, the Symphonic Band will perform musical selections that include Funa-Uta by Yasuhide Ito, I Am (for Lynn Jones) by Andrew Boysen, Jr., and Sevens by Samuel R. Hazo. The concert is free and open to the public. For more details, please call the Department of Music at 972-2094.

Sir Harold Evans interview on AETN
Reminder: In case you missed Sir Harold Evans when he spoke for the Lecture~Concert Series, here is another chance. Prior to his public appearance at ASU, he was interviewed in the ASU-TV studio by journalist Steve Barnes for an Arkansas Educational Television Network special. The special will be aired on AETN tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

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