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March 18, 2009

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Deadline looms for Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
Each spring, the Academic Advising Council on Excellence (AACE) and Academic Affairs and Research sponsor the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award to be presented to a faculty advisor during the Convocation of Scholars week. The recipient is honored at the Faculty Convocation, presented with a $2000 honorarium, and submitted for national recognition with the National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA). Previous winners include Dr. Clint Relyea, Dr. Robert Lamm, Dr. Melodie Philhours, and Dr. Ronald Johnson. Both peer nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. “Outstanding Advisor” nomination forms can be found on the faculty page of the Advising Center Web site ( ). Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Friday, March 20. For details, contact Melissa Jackson, ext. 3001.

Dr. McGregor conducts workshop in Little Rock  
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, Psychology and Counseling, was invited to conduct a workshop at the AmeriCorps Advanced Level training event held February 24 at the Holiday Inn Airport, Little Rock. The title of the workshop was “Preparing for the workforce before, during, and after college." Dr. McGregor conducted three sessions, which included approximately 20 students per session. She provided the students with handouts and taught them about resume development, how to write a cover letter and thank you letter, and basic tips regarding interviewing. Dr. McGregor conducted a similar workshop in 2007.

Marketing professors win national conference award
Dr. Sarath A. Nonis, Dr. C. Shane Hunt, and Dr. Gail Hudson, all of Marketing, received the Best Paper award at the 2009 Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME) Conference. Their paper, "Relationship of Student Perceptions of Instructor’s Referent and Expert Power With Their Learning/Course Experience: A Comparison of Online and Traditional Classroom Learning Environments" was presented and recognized at the 2009 ACME conference in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators conference is the premier gathering of academics and practitioners dedicated to the field of marketing education. Dr. Nonis, Dr. Hunt, and Dr. Hudson all teach in the College of Business.

Spanish internship now offered
Ana Romero, Spanish, is instructor of a new course, a Spanish internship offered through the Department of Languages for students majoring or minoring in theAna Romero language. The internship consists of working with Spanish-speaking people in a real-lifeenvironment. Through this class, students are given the opportunity to work at the Jonesboro Hispanic Center, where they are involved in helping Spanish-speaking children with their homework, helping adults translate their needs to local health care centers, and writing articles for the Center’s newsletter, La Ventana. Students are required to keep a daily Spanish journal about their weekly activities, and this diary will then be used to write a final essay in Spanish that will summarize the experience. For details, contact Ana Romero, or see the NewsPage release.

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