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

March 19, 2008

Calendar highlights:

CoHSS Brown Bag Lecture, Monday,
March 24, 2 p.m., Wilson Hall, 217B

Grif Stockley lecture, Wednesday, March 26,
3 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

DBS XIV presents
James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall



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John Brady named head men's basketball coach at ASU
Dr. Dean Lee, director of Athletics, today announced that John Brady is ASU's new head men's basketball coach. Brady has a Final Four appearance and 281 career victories to his credit, spending the last 10-plus seasons serving as head coach at LSU. Brady led the Tigers to six post-season berths, two SEC championships, and three SEC Western Division titles. Brady was also twice named SEC Coach of the Year and brings a well-documented record of success and a long list of accomplishments to ASU. ASU Chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts commented on Brady's record of integrity and his concern for the welfare of student athletes, adding that he was pleased with the selection of Brady as ASU's new head basketball coach. For details, see the Athletics release.

Fowler Center Series offers Jigu! Thunder Drums of China

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China will be the featured performance in the seventh event of Arkansas State University’s 2007-2008 Fowler Center Series. Jigu! Thunder Drums of China will perform Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Jigu! Thunder Drums of China is a world-renowned company of 28 drummers, percussionists, and musicians hailing from Shanxi Province, China, and their performances are deeply rooted in folk origins, blended with many modern musical elements. Jigu! offers spectacular family entertainment for audiences of all ages. For details, call ext. 3471, or see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series presents media critic Mark Glaser
Media critic, journalist, and new media expert Mark Glaser is the featured speakMark Glaserer in the 11th event of Arkansas State University’s 2007-2008 Lecture-Concert Series. Glaser will present a lecture, “Mediashift: How Technology and the Internet are Changing Our Media World,” on Thursday, March  27, at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Student Union Auditorium. All Lecture-Concert Series performances are free and open to the public. Glaser will also speak to communications classes while on campus and attend an afternoon reception in the College of Communications, which co-sponsors his appearance. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU to host Social Work conference, awards ceremony
ASU's College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Department of Social Work will sponsor the Social Work Month Conference and the presentation of social work awards in ASU’s Student Union Auditorium on Friday, March 21, from 8 a.m.-12 noon. March is designated Social Work Month by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Each March, branches of the Arkansas Chapter of NASW host continuing education events and recognize members of the profession as exemplary social workers. This year, the conference features nationally known speaker, Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski, who will also offer a workshop for certification in continuing education for mental health professionals. For details, contact Dr. George Jacinto, ext. 3137.

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. The recipient is honored at the Faculty Convocation, presented with a $2,000 honorarium, and his or her name is submitted for national recognition with the National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA). For nomination forms, click here or see the Wilson Center faculty page. For details, contact Melissa Jackson, ext. 3001.

Inside ASU observes Spring Break, notes staff changes
Due to Spring Break, there will be no Friday, March 21 issue of Inside ASU, the electronic faculty/staff newsletter. Inside ASU will return Monday, March 24. Because of recent personnel changes, the staff of Inside ASU reminds all readers and contributors to send news items to Markham Howe and/or Sara E. McNeil at least 2-3 weeks prior to the dates on which events will occur. Faculty and staff requiring assistance with the preparation and distribution of news releases should supply drafts of releases 3-4 weeks prior to targeted date of release. For details, contact Sara E. McNeil, ext. 3633.

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