March 6, 2006

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David Rubin, guest lecture,

Cross-Town Trio,

Genova & Dimitrov, Thursday

'horizons' opens,

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Chancellor search gets underway
The application and nomination process is now open for Chancellor of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. The position announcement and institutional profile are available and may be viewed at Please visit this website to learn more about the position and the application process.

Dr. Brewer presents at annual meeting

Loretta BrewerDr. Loretta Brewer, Social Work, presented Assessing Caregiver Risk: The Implications of Health Disparities, in February at the Council on Social Work Education annual meeting in Chicago.
For all the latest faculty and staff achievements and updates, click on Campus News.

Aldridge receives grant; delivers presentationRoy Aldridge
Roy Lee Aldridge
, Physical Therapy, gave a platform presentation in reflective practice during the 2006 European Teacher Educational Network held in Leiden, The Netherlands, in February. In addition, Aldridge recently won approval of a grant proposal, Lymphedema 101: Spanish Version, from the Susan G. Komen Foundation .

Dr. Zibluk
named Region 7 director for NPPA
Dr. Jack Zibluk
, Journalism, has been named Region 7 director of the National Press Photographers Association. As director, Zibluk will be responsible for activities and membership in a four-state region, which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. ASU also hosts the NPPA Region 7 website and listserv, under the direction of Ernie Rice, photo technician.

Bradbury Gallery spring show opens Thursday
The opening reception for horizons, the spring showTouch by Janine Antoni at the Bradbury Gallery in Fowler Center, will be Thursday, March 9, at 5 p.m. The exhibition, which continues through April 15, will feature numerous works of art that depict or make reference to the horizon line. Assistance with the exhibition was provided by David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, Rudolph Projects in Houston, Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York City and Kiechel Fine Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. Major assistance was provided by the Arkansas Arts Center and Thom Hall. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 2 - 5 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibition is admission-free and open to the public. For details, see the NewsPage.

Curator from New Orleans arts center to lecture

David S. Rubin, curator of visual arts at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, will present a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Rubin has also served as the curator of 20th century art at Phoenix Art Museum and as associate director/chief curator of Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art in Ohio. Prior positions include director of the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, Penn.; director of exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute and adjunct curator for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; director at the Santa Monica College Art Gallery; assistant director for Galleries of the Claremont Colleges and assistant professor of art history, Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Fitness Challenge, must sign up by week's end
It is not too late to sign up for the Arkansas Fitness Challenge! Registration will close Friday, March 10. The Arkansas Fitness Challenge is a 13-week, worksite wellness initiative designed to improve the health of employees. It is a virtual race through 30 cities across Arkansas. Each time you log 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, you move to another city. And, ASU employees have been challenged by St. Bernards to see who can win this race to fitness. Participants in the Arkansas Fitness Challenge have from March 1 to May 31 to complete the challenge of moving around the Arkansas map. For more details and to register, click here.

Gallery and museum exhibit to open
The Fine Arts Center Gallery and the ASU Museum aMascara Drawing by Sarah Millernnounce the 2006 Masters Thesis Exhibition featuring the work of Sarah Elizabeth Miller. This two part exhibition, which opens tomorrow, continues through Friday, March 17, and will offer a look at her recent work. An opening reception will be held tomorrow from 4 7 p.m. at both the Fine Arts Center and the museum. The work, which will be displayed in both galleries, focuses on concerns such as vulnerability and physical and emotional maintenance and comfort. In an attempt to relate to the audience Miller utilizes materials that are commonly associated with topics like cosmetics, bandages, and handkerchiefs. For more details, see the NewsPage.

First Friday, report from Dr. Wyatt
This month's First Friday report by ASU President Dr. Les Wyatt was distributed to all faculty and staff on Friday, March 3. This month's report included the good news about enrollment management as well as progress on the chancellor search. To see First Friday, click here.

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