John Wallace opens
Journalism Alumni Speakers Series
John Wallace, the former public affairs director for
national operations for Verizon, is the first speaker in the spring
resumption of the Journalism Alumni Speaker Series at Arkansas State
University. Wallace, a 1974 graduate of ASU, will
address students and faculty Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 16-17. Wallace will
speak to several classes and will meet with Chancellor Robert L.
Potts while on campus. While at ASU, Wallace was the editor of The Herald
when the school’s newspaper earned All-America status. He was also
the first president of the student chapter of the Society of
Professional Journalists and was awarded a Student of Distinction
Award. The Department of Journalism named him an outstanding
Wallace has spent 27 years in the journalism field, including working as sports editor for the Blytheville Courier News,
news editor of the Paragould Daily Press and editor of the Jacksonville
Daily News. For details, contact
Dr. Joel Gambill, chair, Journalism, at ext. 3075, or see
the NewsPage release.
Dr. Pearce, Dr. Srivatsan, to attend
Dr. Amy R. Pearce, Psychology and Counseling, and
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, Biology, have been selected
to participate in a curriculum development
workshop sponsored and
supported by the National Science Foundation and hosted at
Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., this May. The Bean Beetle Curriculum
Development Workshop builds on the successful development of the
bean beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus) as a model system for
inquiry-based laboratory courses in ecology, evolution, and animal
behavior. Throughout the year, Drs. Pearce and Srivatsan will work
as a team to develop and test new learning activities in physiology
and neurobiology, and they will assess student understanding of the
nature and process of science with established assessment
Annual Soul Food Dinner will be held
Reminder: The fourth Annual Soul Food Dinner has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 19
at the ASU Armory.
The theme for this year will be "Celebrating
Our Roots: Reflecting on our Legacy in the ASU-Jonesboro Community."
Peggy Robinson Wright, Geography, and director, the Delta
Studies Center, will speak. Sponsors for the event
include the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter of the ASU Alumni
Association, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Delta
Studies Center. For details, or to sign up to bring a dish, contact
Peggy R. Wright,
Planning Committee, at ext. 2325.
ASU Jazz Band performs with guest Dr.
State University Department of Music will present the first ASU Jazz
Band concert of the spring semester. The performance will take place
on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center and
will be free of charge and open to the public. The ASU Jazz Bands,
under the direction of Dr. Ron Horton, will present a variety of modern big band repertoire. The evening will also include
special guest Dr. Marc Dickman, who will also offer a
low brass clinic on February
24 at 6 p.m. For
details on either event, contact
Dr. Ron Horton at ext. 2094, or see the
Jazz Band concert NewsPage release
or the low brass clinic NewsPage
due for Wilson, Distinguished Service Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009
R. E. Lee Wilson Citizenship Award
and Distinguished Service Awards at
Arkansas State University.
The awards are ASU's highest student honors, with the presentation
ceremony taking place during Convocation of Scholars week in April.
Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m.
Nomination forms are available online at ASU's
of Scholars Web site. Information
and nomination forms may also be obtained in the offices of all ASU
college deans, the office of the vice chancellor for Student Affairs in
the ASU Administration Building, the office of the vice president for
University Advancement in the Cooper Alumni Center, and the Leadership
Center in the Student Union.
Completed packets should be mailed to Distinguished Service Awards,
Cooper Alumni Center, P.O. Box 1990, State University, AR 72467. For
those wishing to drop off their applications in person, the Cooper
Alumni Center is located just north of the ASU Convocation Center, with
office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Incomplete or late packets will not
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