Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
March 30, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Delta Blues Symposium XIII, keynote speech, readings, today

* Girls of Promise, Saturday, March 31

* Brain Awareness Day, Saturday, March 31

Heartwalk, Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m., Joe Mack Campbell Park

* Gause lecture on Iraq war, Monday, April 2,
7 p.m., Centennial Hall, Student Union


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Interactive assessment seminar with Dr. Angelo
All faculty are invited to an interactive assessment seminar with Dr. Thomas Angelo of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The seminar sessions will take place on Wednesday, April 4, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. The 9 a.m. session is "Finding out how well students are learning what we're teaching: an introduction to classroom assessment." The 1:30 p.m. session is "Making real the scholarship of teaching: developing your own classroom research agenda." Dr. Angelo holds degrees from California State University-Sacramento, Boston University, and Harvard University, and is an internationally recognized consultant on teaching, assessment, feedback, and learning improvements. For registration and details, contact Barbara Doyle, director, Assessment Services, ext. 3931.

KASU pledge drive nears finale
Saturday, March 31, marks the end of radio station KASU's spring membership drive. Call in a pledge now to Todd Rutledge at ext. 2807, or mail a pledge to KASU, P.O. Box 2160, State University, AR 72467. KASU is Arkansas' oldest non-commercial, educational radio station. KASU is on-air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, bringing music, news, and other eclectic programming to the ASU campus and the wider community. KASU is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. Call now.

Dr. Gause to lecture on Iraq war, foreign policy
On Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m., Dr. F. Gregory Gause III will present a lecture, "The Iraq War and the future of American foreign policy in the Middle East." The lecture will be held in Centennial Hall on the third floor of the ASU Student Union. Dr. Gause is an associate professor of political science at the University of Vermont; he is also director of that university's Middle East Studies program. Gause's lecture is sponsored by ASU's Middle East Studies Committee and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Erik Gilbert or Dr. Gloria Gibson.

Deadline extended for Diversity Excellence Award
The deadline for nominations/applications for the 2007 Diversity Excellence Award has been extended to Friday, March 30, 2007. The award is open to individual faculty members, faculty groups, academic departments, or academic units. The recipient will receive a $2,500 honorarium and a plaque presented during Convocation of Scholars Week.

2007 Supplier Showcase scheduled for Wednesday

Procurement Services and the Travel Office will host the 2007 Supplier Showcase on Wednesday, April 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Convocation Center, upper red level. Door prizes will be awarded, and one need not be present to win. Many vendors will offer free samples of their products, as well. For details, call ext. 2028.

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