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100th Year

Feb. 17, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society lecture with Dr. Leslie "Skip" Stewart-Abernathy tonight, 7 p.m., ASU Museum, Room 182

Mark Rose speaks in
R-TV's Professional-in-Residence series
today and Thursday, Feb.18, College of Communications

Meir Z. Ribalow speaks on Arkansas films, Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center; Ribalow  reads from his own work Friday, Feb. 19,
11 a.m., Spring River Room, Student Union, and speaks on career directing and writing,
2 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center



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Dr. Horner has paper nominated for distinguished award
Dr. Stephen V. Horner
, Management, recently had a paper nominated for the Distinguished Paper Award by the Southwest Academy of Management (SWDr. Stephen V. HornerAM) at its 51st annual meeting. Dr. Horner's paper was co-authored with Dr. Alix Valenti of the University of Houston-Clear Lake. The paper, "CEO Duality: How the Balance of Power within a Firm Affects the Decision to Name a Newly Appointed CEO as Chair," is part of a larger stream of research by Drs. Horner and Valenti investigating the antecedents of appointments of new CEOs to the additional position of chair of the board of directors.  The authors developed a model identifying characteristics of the predecessor CEO, incoming CEO, and the board of directors as primary determinants of whether a newly appointed CEO also receives appointment as board chair. Key factors of this power triumvirate are the size of the board and number of outside directors, the tenure of the predecessor CEO, and whether the incoming CEO served as board chair at her/his previous post. The authors will present their paper and its findings at the SWAM conference in March in Dallas, Texas. 

Mark Rose inaugurates Professional-in-Residence series
Mark Rose, senior vice president and general manager of KATV-TV (Channel 7) in Little Rock, will be the first Arkansas State University alumnus to kick off the inaugural Radio-Television Alumni Professional-in-Residence series, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 17-18. The series is designed to invite distinguished alumni of ASU’s radio-television program to return to campus to share experiences with students and interact with faculty over a two-day period. Rose, a Jonesboro native, is a 1986 graduate of ASU. Rose began his television career at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro in 1982, while attending Arkansas State. He worked as a studio camera operator, board operator, technical director for all newscasts, commercial producer, and director until his graduation. He received his degree in radio-television with an emphasis in TV sales and management. For details, contact Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi, chair, Department of Radio-Television, ext. 3070, or see the NewsPage release.

Library receives new books on international studies
The Dean B. Ellis Library recently received a number of books on the history and culture of Japan and Turkey as a result of competitive grants and donations. The books on Japanese history and culture were donated to ASU through the Nippon Foundation’s 100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan program, and a grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University funded the purchase of 28 titles to expand the library’s collection of materials related to the study of Turkey. Linda Creibaum, acquisitions librarian, and Jeff Bailey, interim dean of the Dean B. Ellis Library, were the coauthors of the proposals that resulted in the acquisition of these books.  Complete lists of these newly-acquired titles may be found here.

KASU 91.9 FM now has fan page on Facebook
KASU 91.9 FM, the 100,000 watt public broadcasting station of Arkansas State University, now has a Facebook fan page.  Facebook account holders are invited to search on Facebook for “KASU Public Radio” and to become a fan of the station. KASU’s Facebook fans will receive updates on special KASU programs, information about new items posted to, and reminders of KASU events such as Blue Monday and Bluegrass Monday concerts. KASU is now also streaming its broadcast signal live around the world through

ASU participates in national student survey
From Monday,
Feb. 8 to Tuesday, March 30, ASU will be participating in the National Student Survey of Engagement (NSSE). Students are being contacted by NSSE and are encouraged to participate in the survey. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains, on an annual basis, information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for student learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Survey items on the National Survey of Student Engagement represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education that reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college. Arkansas State University-Jonesboro (ASUJ) students will have an opportunity to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) spring 2010. Students will be contacted by e-mail from the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research beginning the first week in February and concluding the last week in March. The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment asks faculty to  encourage ASUJ students to participate in this online survey if contacted. Information about the National Survey of Student Engagement can be found online. For questions, contact Dr. Kathryn Jones, director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment, at ext. 3027.

ASU Middle Level Association awards teacher tribute
Arkansas State University Middle Level Association recently awarded the Middle Level Teacher Tribute to Kelli Cochran, a sixth grade science teacher at Nettleton Middle School. She was honored for her excellence in middle level teaching and for her mentorship of ASU teacher education students. She was recognized for her positive energy and uplifting approach to learning. Mrs. Cochran has generously opened her classroom to future teachers. She has been mentoring ASU middle level field experience students for four years. According to Linda Roach, an ASU teacher intern, Cochran has been a lifeline. Cochran is an ASU alumna with a master’s degree in Gifted and Talented Education. The ASU Middle Level Association is made up of middle level teacher candidates from the Department of Teacher Education. The association is a collegiate affiliate of the National Middle School Association. The association hosts several community service events annually; a writing contest for sixth grade students and the Middle Level Teacher Tribute have become traditions. The student group is in its fourth year of existence and is advised by Dr. Dixie Keyes, Middle Level Education. Co-presidents for the 2009-2010 school year are Krystle Morris and Cassie Russell. Pictured, from left, are Sandy McCall, Nettleton Middle School principal; Linda Roach; Kelli Cochran; Jennifer Benson, Krystle Morris, Dr. Dixie Keyes, and Cassie Russell.
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