Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Feb. 4, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Lecture-Concert Series presents Anders Miolin, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

"We Wear the Mask": Black History Month celebration, Friday,
Feb. 1-Friday, Feb. 29

ASU Museum presents "Medium as Message," two exhibitions, through Friday, March 14



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Doctoral program in physical therapy approved  for ASU
At its regular quarterly meeting Friday, Feb. 1, at Henderson State University, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) received its first report from the new director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), Dr. Jim Purcell. During the meeting, the board approved nine new programs at Arkansas colleges and universities; among them, Arkansas State University was given approval for a doctoral program in physical therapy in ASU's College of Nursing and Health Professions. 

ASU hosts annual conference of ArkAAN Friday, Feb. 29
ASU will host the annual spring conference of the Arkansas Academic Advising Network
(ArkAAN) on Friday, Feb. 29. Dr. Joseph Cuseo, associate professor in Psychology at Marymount College, Palos Verdes, Ca., will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Cuseo's doctorate is in educational psychology and assessment from the University of Iowa. He has directed the first-year seminar at Marymount for 25 years, and he has been a member of the Advisory Board for the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, and a recipient of the Center’s “Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award.” He is also a 13-time recipient of the “Faculty Member of the Year Award” on his home campus, and has written extensively on the first-year experience. For conference registration details, contact Courtney Bracy at ext. 3751.

ASU Chapter of AAUP announces McFarland Scholarship
ASU's chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently announced a new scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year. The C.K. and Linda McFarland Academic Freedom Scholarship, worth $850 this year, is open to all full-time junior, senior, or graduate students, beginning this spring semester. Drs. C.K. and Linda McFarland were both faculty in the Department of History; Dr. C.K. McFarland was chair for 11 years. He also served as AAUP president for the ASU chapter and was instrumental in revitalizing the association both on the ASU campus and statewide. For details, contact Dr. Charles Hartwig, Political Science, at ext. 3690.

Psychology and Counseling grad student publishes

Kimberley Boyett, a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, has published in the national peer-reviewed Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. Her article, "Individual Differences in Voluntary Self-Administration of Oral Nicotine in Female Rats," is featured in the Winter 2007 edition of the journal. Faculty supervisors were Dr. Amy Pearce and Dr. Kris Biondolillo, Psychology and Counseling. Their research was supported by funding from the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology.

ASU Board of Trustees to meet by conference call today
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet by telephone conference call today, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a resolution to refund the
2003 Student Revenue Bonds to reduce the overall debt service requirements of ASU-Newport.

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