Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
April 11, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Symphonic Winds
and Concert Band, Thursday, April 12

* ASU Tribe, Jazz Lab Bands, Sunday,
April 15


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Persell to study radiation effects in Japan this summer
Debbie J. Persell, Nursing, will study for three weeks at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in Hiroshima, Japan, in an international collaboration. Funded jointly by RERF and the Board of Directors of HICARE (Hiroshima International Council on Care of the Radiation Exposed), Persell will also study at the Peace Memorial Museum Archives, the Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing, and the Institute for Peace Studies at Hiroshima University. This is an historic achievement; no other doctoral-level nurses have ever been invited to study at these institutions, and no American scientists have ever been invited to study through HICARE. This opportunity also marks the first time RERF has ever funded studies for an American researcher.

Dept. of Mathematics/Statistics recognized at conference
A group of students and faculty from the ASU Department of Mathematics and Statistics recently traveled to Tahlequah, Okla., for the annual meeting of the Oklahoma-Arkansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (OK-AR MAA). Those attending were undergraduate students Pamela Cox and Alison Wiley (co-presidents of the ASU Student Chapter of the MAA) and Bilal Khokar; graduate students Matthew Franklin and Carrie Thielemier; and faculty members Kent Gibson, Sarah Gore, Dr. Mike Hall, and Dr. Debra Ingram (MAA faculty mentor). Wiley presented a paper in collaboration with Ingram titled “Uncovering the Complex Aliasing Patterns of Some Nonregular Designs.” Dr. Jerry Linnstaedter, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, received special recognition for 50 years of service to the MAA. ASU alumna Cynthia Logan of Walnut Ridge School District received the OK-AR MAA Award for Arkansas Middle School Teacher of the Year. ASU alumna Lisa Davis Honey of Gibbs Albright Elementary in Newport, received the OK-AR MAA Award for Arkansas Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Documentary film to be shown in Little Rock
The documentary "Why Only Killen," a collaborative project by Bill Rowe, Art, John Gibson, and James H. Tichgelaar, Heritage Studies, will be shown on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. The Butler Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Margaret Block, John Gibson, Bill Rowe, and Grif Stockley. The film treats the story of the inadequate justice rendered after the 1964 slaying of three civil rights workers, James Cheney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, in Neshoba County, Miss. "Why Only Killen" was also presented to faculty, staff, and students in the Chadbourne Residential College (CRC) program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 7 in Memphis, as part of a CRC civil rights tour of the South.

April continues with myriad musical performances
The Department of Music offers various performances throughout the month. On Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Neale Bartee conducts the Concert Orchestra. On Tuesday, April 17, Craig Collison conducts the ASU Percussion Ensemble. On Thursday, April 19, Dr. Kenneth Carroll conducts the ASU Wind Ensemble and Corey Emerson conducts the Emerson Wind Ensemble in concert. On Monday, April 23, the ASU Ringers perform. All performances take place at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The ASU Percussion Ensemble will also perform Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library.

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