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

March 14, 2008

Calendar highlights:

University Planning Committee today,
 9 a.m., 8th floor boardroom,
Dean B. Ellis Library

Spring Break, Monday-Saturday, March 17-22

Bluegrass Monday-Paragould, Monday, March 24, 7 p.m.



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ASU Mascot Roll-out Ceremony is howling success
Yesterday's Mascot Roll-out Ceremony introducing the new Red Wolves imagery was a howling success. ASU Chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts welcomed the crowd of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who assembled at the east entrance of the Student Union. Potts discussed past ASU mascots and detailed the significance of choosing the Red Wolves as the new face of ASU athletics. Dr. Dean Lee, ASU athletics director, SGA President Morgan Pippin, and football team quarterback Corey Leonard also spoke at the event. The new imagery was designed and produced in-house, by ASU's Department of Publications and Creative Services, directed by Ron Looney and his staff--art director Mark Reeves, graphic designers Heath Kelly and Mary Williams, and staff artist Michael Johnson. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Gill was invited speaker at NEH web workshop
Dr. Alyson Gill, Art, was an invited speaker at a National Endowment for the Humanities Dr. Alyson Gillworkshop, "Digital Applications for the Humanities," at the WebWise 2008 conference in Miami Beach. Gill was invited to speak on the Ashes2Art initiative that received an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant in 2007. Ashes2Art: Digital Delphi is a collaborative project between ASU and Coastal Carolina University. The project has garnered national attention. Initial results of the Digital Delphi project can be seen on ASU's website (click here to visit Digital Delphi) and that of Coastal Carolina University.

Drs. Pearce, Romero, and Zibluk present paper
Dr. Amy Pearce, Psychology and Counseling, Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Biology, and Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, recently presented a paper at the New Agendas in Science Communication conference at the University of Texas-Austin. Their presentation and manuscript, "Bridging the Paradigm Gap: An Interdisciplinary Approach Science Communication Class," will be included as a chapter in the volume, "Understanding Science: New Agendas in Science Communication," to be published by Erlbaum this year. The mini-conference in Austin brought together scholars from more than a dozen universities to share cutting-edge research on the public understanding of science, media coverage of science topics, and the rhetoric of science.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award deadline looms
The deadline  for this year's Outstanding Academic Advisor Award is Wednesday,  March 26, at 5 p.m. Both peer nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. Each spring, the Academic Advising Council on Excellence (AACE) and the Office of Academic Affairs and Research sponsor the award, presented to a faculty advisor during Convocation of Scholars week. The recipient is honored at the Faculty Convocation, presented with a $200 honorarium, and his or her name is submitted for national recognition with the National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA). Previous winners include Dr. Robert Lamm, Dr. Melodie Philhours, and Dr. Clint Relyea. For nomination forms, click here or see the Wilson Center faculty page. For details, contact Melissa Jackson, ext. 3001.

Blue Monday-Paragould presents Dr. David Evans
KASU 91.9 FM presents country bluesman Dr. David Evans at the next Blue Monday-Paragould, Monday, March 17, 7-9 p.m. at Brittny's Steakhouse, downtown Paragould. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Evans learned from previous generations of southern blues musicians, and coupled that learning with fieldwork and research in the country blues tradition. Dr. Evans is currently professor of music at the University of Memphis and has taught on a visiting basis at the University of Mississippi. Evans is the author of "Tommy Johnson" (1971), "Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues" (1982), and "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Blues" (2005), along with many other publications. For details, contact Todd Rutledge, ext. 2807.

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