Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
March 14, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Multicultural Week Movie Night tonight,
7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* Drum set and marimba clinics, today, 4:15 p.m. 

* Spring Break,
March 19-24


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Multicultural Week at ASU offers films, food, more
The International Student Association and the Student Activities Board are hosting Multicultural Week festivities. Tonight's Movie Night features a 7 p.m. screening of "Lago Raho Munna Bhai" in the Student Union Auditorium.

ASU-Jonesboro selected for HLC's assessment academy
ASU-Jonesboro has been selected as a pioneer institution in the Higher Learning Commission's Academy for Assessment of Student Learning. ASU is one of 36 institutions that will participate in the inaugural year of the Academy program. The Academy will provide participating institutions with a four-year sequence of events and interactions that focus on improving student learning through an institution-wide commitment to assessment. ASU sent a team of eight faculty members and administrators to the Academy Roundtable in Lisle, Ill., Feb. 28-March 2. The roundtable introduces institutional teams to the academy processes and other cohort institutions, and provides for development of the initial steps in developing action learning projects under the supervision of HLC staff and specially trained mentors. During the roundtable, the ASU team focused on developing plans for action projects associated with an organizational structure for academic assessment, a pilot assessment study for selected general education learning outcomes, and graduate program assessment. Members of the ASU team include Dr. Lynita Cooksey, Academic Affairs, Barbara Doyle, Assessment Services, Dr. John Pratte, Chemistry and Physics, Dr. Andy Sustich, Graduate School, Dr. David Harding, Political Science, Dr. Gretchen Hill, Sociology, Dr. Melodie Philhours, Management and Marketing, and Dr. Deborah Chappel Traylor, English.

Hall to present award-winning paper
Heritage Studies student and graduate assistant Glinda Hall will present her paper, "Inverting the Southern Belle: Emily Toth Redefines Gender Myths," to the 2007 Popular Culture/American Culture conference in Boston, April 4-7. Hall's paper also won this year's William Brigham Award and will be published in the Journal of Popular Culture. Hall will receive the Brigham Award during the conference.

Buxton to present dissertation today
Gary L. Buxton, candidate for the PhD in Heritage Studies, will present his dissertation today at 4 p.m. in Library 804. The title of his dissertation is "The Art of the Auctioneer: A Performance Tradition in Ethnographic and Historical Perspective." A catered reception will follow. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Studies PhD program, a division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr. McGregor an invited presenter at conference
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, Psychology and counseling, was an invited presenter at the Southeastern Psychological Association's annual conference recently in New Orleans. Her presentation, "The life and times of Mamie Phipps Clark," described how Dr. Clark's doll research with children was used successfully to show the harmful effects of segregation in the 1954 Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education case.

Concert Choir to perform with Memphis Symphony
The ASU Concert Choir will perform Mendelssohn's "Elijah" with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Saturday, April 14. MSO is offering half-price admission to students, family, friends, and ASU personnel. Congratulations to Dr. Dale Miller and the Concert Choir for being selected to perform.

'The Race for Planet X' comes to ASU Museum
Arkansas' first immersive, hands-on museum on wheels, sponsored by the Arkansas Discovery Network, is visiting the ASU Museum Saturday, March 17, from 1-4 p.m. The museum on wheels remains in situ Monday-Wednesday, March 19-21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., providing hands-on engineering skills and scientific concepts at a 6th-grade level, but children of all ages are invited. The mobile museum is available to schools, libraries, and community centers thanks to a generous grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For details, call the ASU Museum at ext. 2074, or see

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