Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
April 9, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Convocation of Scholars begins today with Student Honors Awards Ceremony

Student Honors Recital tonight

Faculty Honors Convocation, Tuesday, April 10

Spring Choral Concert and silent auction, Tuesday,  April 10

Symphonic Winds/Concert Band, Thursday,  April 12


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Convocation of Scholars is underway
Today marks the beginning of the 29th annual Convocation of Scholars activities, featuring honors and awards ceremonies for students and faculty. Of special interest is the Student Honors Ceremony today at 3 in the Student Union, and the Faculty Honors Convocation tomorrow at 1 in Grand Hall, Fowler Center. Everyone is welcome to both ceremonies; for times and locations of other events, contact the individual colleges.

Academic leadership is changing at ASU
Dr. Susan D. Allen, vice chancellor for research and academic affairs since 2002, has decided to return to full-time faculty status so that she can devote more time to research, Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor, announced this morning. He has asked Dr. Glen Jones to serve as interim vice chancellor while a national search is conducted for her successor. The university has seen significant progress in Research and Academic Affairs during her tenure. See the NewsPage release for more details about her achievements and the transition in academic leadership.

ASU Foundation offers historical book-and-cd set
The ASU Foundation, Inc. is offering a book-and-compact disc package featuring Arkansas native Mary Lewis, known during the 1920s as "the golden-haired beauty with the golden voice." Born in Hot Springs in 1897, Mary Lewis rose above her humble beginnings to become a world-renowned operatic performer, touring extensively in France and performing with the Ziegfeld Follies in 1921-1922. "Mary Lewis, the Golden-Haired Soprano," a two-disc set produced by retired professor Michael B. Dougan, and "Mary Lewis: The Golden-Haired Soprano with the Golden Voice," a biography by Alice Fitch Zeman, are now available for purchase through the ASU Foundation. For order information, see the NewsPage.

Davis receives appointment from Governor Mike Beebe
D.A. Davis, Environmental Health and Safety, has been appointed by the governor of Arkansas to the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board for a five-year term. Davis replaces John Rudder.

Two NHP faculty selected to attend program
Two members of the ASU Nursing and Health Professions faculty, Dr. Barbara Turnage, Social Work, and Dr. Laura Owens, Nursing, were chosen to attend the Midwest Regional Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Training Center's program in St. Louis. Both will be oriented as speakers/trainers on the organization's behalf, with all costs borne by the agency. The program's admissions process is highly selective.The Midwest Regional Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Training Center is a collaborative effort that involves St. Louis University's School of Medicine, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, and the St. Louis Arc, a United Way agency.

Department of Music presents plethora of events
Reminder:  Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Department of Music will present its annual Student Honors Recital. On Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., the department will present its Spring Choral Concert and silent auction. On Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band. On Sunday, April 15, the Tribe and Jazz Lab Bands will perform at 3 p.m. All events will be held in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, admission is free, and the public is welcome. For details, contact the Department of Music at ext. 2094.

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