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April 6, 2009

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Faculty Honors Convocation honors faculty, retirees
The Office of Academic Affairs and Research will honor the 2008-0909 faculty retirees and will announce the recipients of the Faculty Achievement Awards for Service, Scholarship, and Teaching. Retirees being honored are Dr. Larry Dale, professor of Economics; Richard Jorgensen, professor of Music; Dr. Whitney Williams, chair and associate professor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences; and Dr. William Wyatt, professor of Chemistry. Nominees in the category of scholarship include Dr. Christopher Brown, Dr. Lance Bryant, Dr. Carol O’Connor and Dr. Clyde Milner, Dr. Thomas Risch, and Dr. Angela Schmidt. Nominees for service include Dr. Joanna Grymes, Dr. Gregory Hansen, Dr. Russell Jones, Dr. Tillman Kennon, Dr. Mike McDaniel, and Dr. Timothy Oliver. Nominees for teaching include Dr. Ellis Benjamin, Dr. Loretta Brewer, Dr. Catherine Reese, and Molly Simpson. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 7, in Centennial Hall. A reception for retiring faculty begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Faculty Honors Convocation ceremony at 4 p.m. For details, contact Peggy Pietz, ext. 2030.

Don Tomlinson is final speaker in journalism series 
Don Tomlinson '70 will visit campus on Monday-Tuesday, April 6 and 7, as theDon Tomlinson final presenter in this semester's Journalism Alumni Speakers Series. Tomlinson is a practicing attorney focusing on media law, copyrights, and entertainment law. He worked for the Associated Press and in television news before entering the legal profession, and has also served as a professor at Texas A and M and the University of Houston. As a skilled attorney, who has served as an arbitrator in multi-million dollar suits, he credits his degree from ASU for opening the door to a highly successful career. For details, contact Dr. Joel Gambill, Journalism, ext. 3075, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU TV posts YouTube links
ASU-TV's YouTube site, ASUTVjonesboro, has now posted a host of links to videos celebrating Founders' Day, April 1, 2009. Collin Pillow, Radio-TV, captured much of the full day's slate of events on video, then edited and posted the videos. Florine Tousant Milligan, member of the ASU Board of Trustees, read a congratulatory message from President Barack Obama.  Watch Mrs. Milligan read the president's letter, see ASU System President Dr. Les Wyatt recognize Opal Copeland Radford, hear Mike Gibson, ASU Board of Trustees, read a statement from Governor Beebe, listen to Howard Slinkard, ASU Board of Trustees, read a statement from Senator Blanche Lincoln, and hear  Ron Rhodes, ASU Board of Trustees, read a statement from Congressman Marion Berry. See these videos, and other related ones, at ASU-TV's YouTube site, ASUTVjonesboro.

Department of Music to present Concert Orchestra April 7
The Department of Music will present the ASU Concert Orchestra in concert on Tuesday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The performance will be free of charge and open to the public. The ASU Concert Orchestra is directed by Dr. Neale Bartee. The program will include "Military March No.1" by Franz Schubert, "Andante e Rondo Ungarese" by Carl Maria von Weber, featuring bassoon soloist Bryan Eckert, "Fugue in G Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Pavane Op. 50" by Gabriel Faure, and "Procession of the Sardar" from "Caucasian Sketches" by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. The program will break for a short intermission before continuing with "Jubilee" by Ron Nelson, "Symphony No. 2, 1st Movement" (The Romantic Symphony) by Howard Hanson, which will be conducted by graduate student Roby Johnson, and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (Concert Suite from the Original Soundtrack) by Nicholas Hooper and John Williams, and arranged by Victor Lopez. For details, call the music department at ext. 2094.

Blood Drive being held at ASU Armory April 6-7
The Jonesboro 911 Center is teaming with the Jonesboro Fire Department to sponsor an Armed Services Blood Drive, Sunday-Tuesday, April 5-7, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the Armory on the ASU campus. The drive is open to all faculty, staff, and students, and blood donations go directly to support war fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, access, or to make an appointment, which is not required, go to In addition, donations for gift bag items are also welcome. Those interested in donating blood or providing gift items may contact dispatcher Brenda Jackson either by e-mail ( or at (870) 935-5551.

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