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March 25, 2009

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KASU presents Ozark Jazz Orchestra, Friday, March 27, 7 p.m., Walnut Ridge Community Center, 504 Southern Avenue



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ASU announces four finalists for Academic Services
ASU has announced four finalists for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services.  The finalists include Dr. Roger Abernathy, formerly dean of the Division of Mathematics and Sciences at Orange Coast College; Dr. Felix Edoho, director and professor of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Development at Lincoln University; Dr. Michael Prewitt, associate vice provost, University of Missouri-Columbia; and Dr. Donna Wood, associate vice president, Global Business Development Center at Northwest Arkansas Community College. The candidates have been invited to campus for one-day interviews scheduled for Thursday, April 2, Friday, April 3, Monday, April 6, and Thursday, April 9. Dr. Glen Jones, chair of the search committee, indicated he was pleased with the overall quality of the applicant pool and believes the four finalists possess an array of skills that would allow them to contribute significantly to the continuing success of Arkansas State University. The associate vice chancellor for Academic Services  serves as the initial academic point-person for all accreditation matters involving the university, colleges, and academic programs.  Further, the position serves as a resource for academic deans and department chairs on a wide array of issues and topics in addition to serving the institutional liaison to the Higher Learning Commission. To view the candidates' CVs, click on their names above.

Dr. Hall appointed to national board
Dr. John D. Hall, Psychology and Counseling, has recently been appointed to theDr. John D. Hall Board of Program Reviewers for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). He has served for years as a program reviewer for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). NASP is a Specialized Professional Association (SPA) for NCATE. The School Psychology track of the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree Program in Psychology and Counseling at ASU-Jonesboro recently received conditional approval from NASP. Dr. Hall is a licensed psychologist (LP), a licensed school psychology specialist (LSPS), and a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP).

Social Work program sponsors 'Lunch and Learn'
The ASU Social Work Department Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare recently sponsored the Spring Lunch and Learn in the ASU Student Union.  Community providers, faculty members, and students joined together for an informal panel luncheon entitled,  “Who’s Who And What Do They Do?--Providing Services to Hungry Children." This bi-annual event is sponsored by the Title IV-E Academic Partnership for Public Child Welfare Interdisciplinary Committee. The Interdisciplinary committee is Dr. Richard Freer, Social Work; Dr. David Saarnio, Psychology and Counseling; Dr. Joanna Grymes, Teacher Education; Dr. Larry Salinger, Sociology, Criminology and Geography; and Karen Fullen, LCSW, program director for the Title IV-E Academic Partnership. The community provider panel included representatives from two Northeast Arkansas school backpack programs, the Division of Children and Family Services, and the Northeast Arkansas Food Bank. Students were informed about the scope of the hunger problem in the region, about current services that attempt to tackle the issue, and about the collaborative nature among agencies attempting to improve the well-being of children who face every day with no assurance of the next meal.
Inside ASU will not publish Friday edition March 27
Inside ASU will observe a truncated spring break by suspending its Friday, March 27 edition. Look for special editions of Inside ASU next week.

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