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March 25, 2010

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Interdisciplinary group sponsors children’s symposium 
The ASU Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Child Welfare Interdisciplinary Committee sponsored the symposium, “Working with Children who have Severe Emotional and Social Disturbances” on Feb. 23, in the ASU Student Union. Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, welcomed more than 125 students, faculty and area professionals who work daily helping children and families cope with very challenging behaviors. The keynote speaker was Dr. Patti Bokony, Psychiatry,  UAMS, who presented “Developing Socially and Emotionally Healthy Children.” Workshop sessions included “Wrap-Around Services in Children’s Mental Health”, Hadyn Huckabee, LCSW,  MidSouth Health Systems; “PBIS-Creating a Supportive Culture in Schools”, Lori Poston, LCSW, MidSouth Health Systems; “What’s the brain got to do it?”, Dr. David Saarnio, Psychology; and a provider panel, “Practical Techniques:  Professional and Personal Perspectives”, led by moderator Dr. Richard Freer, Social Work. The Child Welfare Interdisciplinary Committee works to infuse child welfare content across disciplines, to promote awareness of child welfare issues to students and faculty, and to provide educational opportunities to promote knowledge and skill in practice for those working to improve the lives of children and families. Members of the interdisciplinary committee include Karen Fullen, LCSW, program coordinator, Title IV-E Grant; Dr. Freer, social work, principal investigator, Title IV-E Grant; Dr. Joanna Grymes, Early Childhood Education; Dr. Saarnio, Psychology; Dr. Lawrence Salinger, Criminology/Sociology. The Title IV-E Grant is part of the Department of Social Work under the direction of Dr. Barbara Turnage, chair.

Facebook business marketing seminar is March 30
The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center, with the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Jonesboro Association, will offer a seminar, “Facebook Business Marketing: Set Your Facebook Page to Engage Customers” Tuesday, March 30 from 6-9 p.m. at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, Jonesboro. This basic course will help small business owners evaluate how Facebook and other social media can help their marketing efforts.  The three-hour seminar will be taught by Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC director. This course will show attendees how to develop a professional Facebook page that will allow them to establish relationships with others on Facebook who want to know more about their businesses. Topics will include discussions of privacy issues, how to build a professional page, find “fans,” use basic Facebook applications, and much more.  Attendees should have some basic computer knowledge and should have a Facebook Profile already set up to get the most out of the session. Seating is limited to 19 participants. Register online ( Contact the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center at ext. 3517, e-mail the center, or become a Facebook fan.

World Languages and Cultures picnic slated for April 2
The students, faculty, and staff of the Department of World Languages and Cultures will host a picnic, Friday, April 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the ASU Pavilion. The informal gathering will allow faculty, staff, students, and the community to learn more about the foreign languages offered at ASU and to sample a bit of the foods and cultures associated with those languages. For details, contact the department at ext. 3887.

Library exhibit features editorial cartoons
The Dean B. Ellis Library is currently hosting a special exhibit, "Editorial Cartoons from Black Newspapers, 1955-1965." The exhibit features 72 cartoons, taken mostly from The Chicago Daily Defender and the Atlanta Daily World newspapers. These editorial cartoons highlight the fight for civil rights from those who were directly involved. Library staff created the exhibit using the Historical Newspapers database from ProQuest. The database is accessible through the library’s Article Database page and is available to all ASU students, staff, and faculty. The exhibit and programs area is located on the third floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library. Visit the area by taking the stairs or elevator across from the Circulation Desk to the third floor ,and exit directly to the exhibit and programs area. To host an exhibit, or for more information, contact April Sheppard at ext. 2766.

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