|ASU student selected for Truman Scholarship
ASU officials received word this morning that
Lesley Pruitt of Newport, a junior political science major, will be
named Tuesday as a winner of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. This is a major achievement for
Lesley, for the Department of Political Science, for the Honors
Program, and for ASU. She
is one of only about 70 individuals nationwide to receive the coveted
award, considered by many to be the most prestigious American
scholarship. Lesley is a
member of the Benjamin Crowley Society, the Honors Program mentoring
group led by Dr. David Levenbach,
director, and Dr. Wayne Narey, assistant director of Honors for student
development. Dr. David England, Political Science, Dr.
Ross Marlay, Political Science, Dr. Christopher Brown, Economics, and
John O'Connell, Theatre Arts, also are to be commended for their
involvement in helping Lesley prepare for the competition.
UPC meeting is Thursday
The University Planning Committee (UPC) will meet Thursday, March 27,
at 3 p.m. in the Boardroom, eighth floor of the Ellis Library.
Participants will hear an update about progress at the Legislative
session and will begin discussion of the ASU-Jonesboro budget for the
2003-04 academic year. The UPC meeting is open to everyone.
George C. Grant is new
As announced in a recent campus
e-mail, Dr. George C. Grant is the new Dean
of Library and Information Resources.
Dr. Grant comes to ASU from Jackson State University in Mississippi,
where he was Dean of Library Services.
He has more than 20 years of experience as director of libraries
at various institutions. He
earned his doctorate in library administration from the University of
Pittsburgh, his master's of library science from Atlanta University,
and his bachelor's in political science from Morehouse College.
Welcome to ASU, Dr. Grant!
Linnstaedter to lead new department
recent announcement is that Dr. Jerry Linnstaedter, Associate Vice
Chancellor for Regional Programs, will serve as chair of the new Department of
Mathematics and Statistics, effective July 1. He succeeds interim
chair Dr. Jeff Jenness of the Department of Computer Science and
Mathematics, which will expand into two departments in July. Dr.
Linnstaedter brings 35 years of teaching and administrative experience
to the new department.
Convocation of Scholars events
and activities underway
The annual Convocation of Scholars activities
get underway this week. Posters around the campus provide the
full list of events. A series of three films, associated with
the Delta Blues Symposium, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today,
Tuesday and Wednesday in Museum Room 182. The Delta Blues Symposium IX,
with this year's theme of "
Defining the Delta," will be Thursday through Saturday.
Highlights include a Thursday evening concert (see update below), and a
featured lecture by Dr. William R. Ferris, a scholar of the American
South and former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities,
at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, the Museum auditorium. The Student Honors Awards Ceremony and
Reception will be Monday, March 31, at Fowler Center. College and departmental awards
events will be held March 31-April 4.
Blues concert Thursday is
Due to health problems, Big Jack
Johnson had to cancel his Delta Blues Symposium concert at ASU Thursday
evening. However, CeDell Davis, who appeared on a previous Blues
Symposium program, has graciously agreed to return to ASU and perform
in Johnson's place. His presentation will be Thursday at 7:30
p.m. in Fowler Center.
Population Institute president to
Werner Fornos, president of the Population Institute, will visit the
ASU campus Tuesday, April 1. He will give a public lecture at 8
p.m. in the lecture hall of the Convocation Center. Everyone is
welcome to attend.
Multicultural Week is planned for
Multicultural Week is
scheduled for April 7-11. Involved
students, organizations and departments are trying to increase
awareness and diversity of cultures on the ASU campus. Ms. Munteha Shukralla of the
Compassionate Listening Project will present a lecture Wednesday, April
9, at 7 p.m. in the Museum, Room 182. All faculty and
staff are welcome to attend this and other activities during the week.
More details will be announced. In the meantime, interested
individuals may contact Aida Ali, International Students Association
president and SGA minority affairs director, at 972-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Farinam Moeeni, Student Activities Board, senior multicultural
director, at 972-2055 or email@example.com.
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